Job Speed-Dating in Lévis

Job Speed-Dating in Lévis

Because many young people would like to get involved in their communities, and many non-profit organizations need to recruit people to sit on their board of directors, a speed-dating activity dedicated to them emerged last year and will return on October 11, 2012. 

In the form of a happy-hour with cocktails, 25 young adults studying at Lévis Campus UQAR can get acquainted with a dozen organizations. Last year, six companies found a candidate to take a position on their Board of Directors.

This year, the organizers have tried to recruit organizations that are more inclined to create an observer seat. This will allow the graduates to get a peek at the organization and its functioning before getting on board. 


Mr. Barette from Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Desjardins, ecplains some of the benefits that companies obtain by recruiting young people on its board of directors. Firstly, it ensures replacements and it brings fresh ideas and energy to update and stay rooted in the community. 

It also highlights young people’s knowledge. Many graduates have a lot of knowledge in certain areas that could be of great help to an organization.

Businesses who want to register have until October 2nd to do so by contacting either Louis-Pierre Barette at 418 833-6008 or Cynthia Fountain Volunteer Centre at 418 838-4094 ext 233. 

Achieve their learning

Bruno Beaudoin took part in last year’s speed-dating and he found the perfect match. He saw the opportunity to acquire great experience and meet different people out of his everyday world. 

So he took the time to meet with all agencies and selected three where he observed how the Board meetings would proceed. Following that, he had the choice to get involved with two of the organizations.

He describes this experience as being up to his expectations. Mr. Beaudoin agrees that this is volunteer work with a high level of responsibility.

However, he could see the welcoming aspect and familiar members of the boards that made him feel as if he was in the right place.
………………………………………………………… Staff Writer

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