Volunteer with APEGA


APEGA - University Outreach

Career Skills Building

 

The Opportunity

There’s more to being a professional engineer or geoscientist than simply completing a degree, which is itself a major accomplishment. New professionals must learn to navigate not only the post-university world, but also the unique challenges beginning a new career in a complex industry. If you’re an experienced Professional or a new Member in Training, don’t you wish you could have had someone to help guide you as you embarked on the next stage of your career?

 

APEGA’s Virtual Resume Review Program gives an opportunity for professional members with hiring experience to give back to the professions by providing students valuable feedback to help ensure that their resumes’ highlight their strengths and give them the best chance of landing that first career-making position.

 

The Impact

Virtual Resume Review volunteers create a positive impact in the community by virtually reviewing students resumes through an online, anonymous platform. Each resume will be reviewed by several volunteers with relevant experience to provide a range of feedback. This important work helps up and coming professionals succeed in their chosen professions, jumpstart their careers, and navigate the complexities of the engineering and geosciences industries in Alberta.

 

Time Commitment

Approximately 1-3 hours per month

 

Volunteer Benefits

Ideal Skillsets

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Give back to the professions by mentoring the next generation of professionals.
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

  • Practicing or retired professional Engineer or Geoscientist or human resources professional
  • At least 1 year of experience reviewing resumes in a professional capacity
  • Comfortable sharing knowledge and experience with students
  • Volunteers with experience as an internationally trained profession and those with unique career paths are encouraged to participate in this opportunity.

 

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Mentoring Café

The Opportunity

 

Navigating a new field can be challenging that the best of times. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone who’s already established in their field to go to for advice? APEGA understands that students and members-in-training (who are enrolled in the Work Readiness Program) crave guidance and advice tailored to their unique needs, and we've got something incredible lined up. Introducing the APEGA Mentoring Cafe – your passport to personalized, 30-minute virtual meetings with industry professionals who are ready to help you tackle any career subject you desire.

 

The Impact

 

APEGA’s Mentoring Café isn’t your average mentoring program; it's an express ticket to expert insights and we’re looking for experienced professional members to join our diverse pool of passionate volunteers. By volunteering as an on-demand mentor with APEGA’s Mentoring Café program you help students and members-in-training to access the career guidance they need when they need it, without locking into a long-term commitment. Share your experience and expertise, grow your professional network and help nurture the next generation of professionals.

 

Time Commitment

 

30-minute virtual meetings on a flexible schedule. Take on as many or as few as you like.

 

*New*

Help guide a prospective APEGA member through the membership process by reviewing their application and providing guidance. This is a 1-3 month commitment of a few hours each month.

 

Volunteer Benefits

Required Qualifications

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

  • P. Eng., P. Geo., or Human resources professional
  • Laptop or smart phone capable of video-calling
  • Comfortable sharing your knowledge and experience with students and MITs

 

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