I am on my last semester of college, majoring in Art History and Pre-Law. My hope is to work in the non-profit field, specifically with grant-writing and fundraising. The problem is that this is a recent realization and I have little experience with grant-writing and volunteering.
I know that volunteering would be an amazing way to gain the experience that I need, but with graduation quickly coming and all my debt looming in the distance, I worry if I can afford it and if it’s worth the risk. Then again, I have had a few professors tell me that I should get a job instead of volunteering or interning, but I worry that no one will hire me due to lack of experience.
I want so much to make a real and lasting difference, I just worry that I don’t have the skills and experience to actually do it.
So my question is: should I volunteer or should I begin my job search? -Sara
Ah, one of the questions for the ages. Homies, who else has been here — tottering between volunteering or working? Who has experiences they can share?