Mock Interviews (IN HIGH DEMAND): It takes approximately 3-6 interviews until a Per Scholas graduate lands a job. With the added practice of meaningful mock interviews, that number will go down. Mock interviews can be conducted on-site at Per Scholas or as part of an off-site field trip to a company’s location. We do ask that volunteers engaging in mock interviews be experienced in interviewing and hiring. Professionals in or familiar with the IT industry are preferred for added effectiveness to our students.
Professional Coaching: We seek professionals with expert advice on landing and keeping the job. Come present on the do’s and don’ts to begin and maintain a successful career in IT — it’s the most valuable advice you can give a Per Scholas student.
Resume Coach: Review and recommend changes to current student resumes and cover letters to improve students’ chances of securing job interviews. Schedule time with individual students during our 9:00-4:00 training hours to review and advise his or her resume and cover letter, or host a workshop for an entire class.
Corporate Field Trips: Some students have never been to a corporate office. It’s eye opening to see. Neuberger Berman, Bloomberg, PIMCO, and Google regularly host field trips to individual Per Scholas classes at their offices to walk our students through an IT department or technology company in action. Groups are roughly 15-20 in size.
Mentor: Mentors are needed for students involved in the Per Scholas IT Career Pathways for Youth Program. To learn more about mentor criteria, click here.
Industry Presenters: Tech pros from Google, Moody’s, Goldman Sachs, Vicom, and more come to the school and present on industry expertise to our 80+ students. From talk about data centers, mobile technology, system administration, and the cloud to how they landed their jobs and practice good work ethic, our volunteer presenters shed light on how our students can dream big and launch careers in tech. Presentations can be done with a panel of several volunteers, individually or with a small group presenting on specific topics.
Tech Talks: A sub-category of the larger presentations, Tech Talk volunteers come in and speak to one class of approximately 20 students on a trending industry topic. The direct engagement and stimulating industry discussion is valuable to each student’s job readiness for today’s employers. Tech Talks go for no more than 1 hour and are meant for 1-2 volunteers at a time.
If you are interested in volunteering with Per Scholas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below to learn more! There are other ways to get involved with our organization and we encourage you to read more at Donate, Partner, and Hire.