Social & Community Work

There are 6 components to a great profile in the build-up to the education in a great, international university.

They are:

  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Curricular (Academic) Excellence
  • Co-Curricular & Extra-Curricular Achievements
  • Essay (SOP) and Recommendations (LOR)
  • Intellectual Achievement (Research Papers, Conferences, Entrepreneurship, etc.)
  • Social & Community Work

The belief that drives this kind of an expectation from Colleges is the following: colleges and universities want to gauge how deeply interested an applicant is in helping communities build themselves better. The idea of considering societal goodwill with one's own interests is identified as a key ingredient in making the student a valuable, concerned and committed global citizen. Students, then, aim to join some NGOs in order to devote some time in a week or month towards building communities. The underlying factor at play here is that when an individual connects to the ground reality of society, it makes one learn about the needs & challenges faced by people, thus helping the stakeholders find better solutions to day-to-day issues using local ingenuity.

In this particular product, Career Launcher offers you the opportunity to build a meaningful engagement with the community you are a part of. The purpose of this effort is to kindle an interest in an area often neglected by students in their daily rush to maximize their grades. We at Career Launcher, after a detailed discussion on the student profile is completed and enhancement program has been agreed upon, help the student identify a social cause that s/he will be willing commit time behind.

The causes the student may want to champion can be one or a combination of the following:

(a) Teaching Children belonging to the Economically Weaker Sections of the society

(b) Supporting an Old Age Home for Seniors

(c) Championing & identifying resource mobilization opportunities for marginalized sections of society

(d) Engaging with Animal Shelters that help abandoned or injured or stray animals

(e) Espousing a social cause on ground or online to gather support for the cause

(f) Leading the way in actual implementation of social behavior change initiatives

Once the cause is identified, the mentors at Career Launcher use their network to identify a best-fit social work organization to enroll the student in. Based on the word put in by the mentor, and an actual face-to-face meeting with the social work organization, the student then gets enrolled in a program.

The contours of the engagement, weekly commitment, monetary reward system, key responsibilities and deliverables are mutually agreed upon based on which the timeline is reconfigured.

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