Speaking to Southampton Solent students earlier this year, I spoke about the value of volunteering to your degree.
Education is a high priority for many with their degrees signalling their future careers, but is education enough?
This is the story of today’s blog.
Can you really achieve your career goals based on a degree?
We study for years to get into university to help give us a stepping stone for our futures, but is it a stepping stone or a foundation?
Volunteering gives building blocks for the foundation to progress, with every action developing a new skill or piece of information needed to better your life.
Can you develop these skills through studying? That’s the question I believe all students need to consider.
I never attended university. I didn’t even make it past the first few months of college, but volunteering has been the reason for my development.
I might not have a certificate saying I’ve graduated; what I do have is an array of skills and experiences only actions can create.
That’s how volunteering can add to your degree.