The Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) is now accepting applications for the Spring/Summer 2023 VIP-Community Service Learning Program (VIP-CSL).
The program is open to students from any program and provides the opportunity to participate in 40 hours of community volunteering with a partner organization in the non-profit sector. Students can apply to community placements relevant to their career goals, giving them a chance to gain experience and relevant skills.
The VIP-CSL program is one of the most valuable ways CDEL fortifies the UWindsor promise of an excellent educational experience. Participation in the program helps bolster students’ employability and impact on the community and encourages them to open doors where they can combine theoretical applications with real-world experience in an engaging environment.
“VIP students are compassionate and really care about giving back to their community. It is a pleasure to work with these students while they overcome challenges and gain confidence in their skill sets,” says Jane Sylvester, applied learning co-ordinator for career development and experiential learning.
UWindsor student and former VIP-CSL program participant Gagneek Kaur says the program helped give her a better understanding of the dynamics of Canadian life.
“I came out of this experience as a more patient, empathetic, and informed individual with skills that will benefit me throughout my life,” she says. “I would highly recommend the VIP-CSL program to every incoming university student because it equips us with the resources and knowledge that is bound to benefit our career trajectory.”