Volunteer Opportunities

Job Shadow

Hosted by the Business Law Society (BLS), this job shadow program asks alumni to permit a current student to shadow their daily activities for a full- or half-day. Graduates are expected to show students their daily routine in order to provide students with valuable insight into the individualís field of work.

The 2009 spring job shadow program will take place between March 1 and April 3.

Volunteers may simply allow the student to shadow all their activities, or they may plan specific meetings and activities that may be of interest to the student. Examples include:

  1. Provide a tour of your work environment.
  2. Include the student in a meeting with a client.
  3. Include the student in a planning meeting or staff meeting.
  4. Take the student to lunch.

How does it work? Here are the steps:

  1. Interested alumni are asked to contact Job Shadow contact
    Ryan Saunders, BLS Networking Chair
    .
  2. BLS will match you with a current student and email a copy of the studentís resume.
  3. After you are matched, the student will contact you directly to determine the appropriate date and time for the shadow.
  4. Have an enjoyable day with one of our talented students.
  5. Complete a brief survey about your experience.

Tax Receipts

Providing lunch for students is considered a "gift in kind". To receive a tax receipt, Alumni will submit a copy of the meal receipt and the names of the people that attended the meeting. Alumni will then receive a tax receipt with no value. It is up to each individual to decide the amount that is submitted to the IRS.


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