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Service Learning Service learning is defined as a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students: Participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs Reflect on the service activity to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility (Bringle & Hatcher, 1995) Volunteering Volunteering involves performing a service without pay in order to obtain work experience, learn new skills, meet people, contribute to community, and contribute to a cause that’s important to the volunteer (for example, helping animals, supporting elderly people, working for an environmental cause) (Pickerell, 2014). Benefits of Work Experience Programs Students who have completed a formal work experience component benefit from a supportive partnership between the educational institution, the employer, and themselves. This partnership 444 Chapter13. Careers and Work Experience
encourages community stakeholder investment, student learning opportunities, professional networks, as well as opportunities for employers to participate as co-educators. Some institutions may work with an experiential education coordinator to ensure a particular position meets the school’s criteria. Depending on your program, remuneration for work can be by the hour, by salary, by a stipend, as in-kind contributions (experiences or services from the business), or as a volunteer assignment. The educational institution may monitor your placement and ask you to complete an assignment where you reflect on the work experience. Some programs may have an evaluation component and a supervisor who supports the student’s learning. Students are also evaluated by the employer, and they will have a supervisor whom they report to directly. Most often, for students to participate in a work experience program, they are required to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) set by the school. Often students are also asked to establish learning goals prior to starting their work experience. If your program doesn’t offer a formal work experience program such as a co-op, internship, or practicum, you can still gain valuable hands-on learning through part-time work and volunteer opportunities. Because tourism is the number-one employer of youth in BC, you can find a part-time job to develop your skills and gain an entry-level opportunity to join the industry. Whatever experience you engage in, be it formal, or informal, it’s important to: • Explore your employer’s organizational culture and social norms • Do your best on the job • Gain conflict management and resolution skills These three keys come directly from BC tourism and hospitality employers (LinkBC, 2014), and are explored in the next section.

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