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Employer Case Study
A valuable partnership grows out of volunteerism

Name: Kimberly

Company: Wells Fargo

A Foreign Exchange Senior Analyst at Wells Fargo in San Francisco, Kimberly shares how her volunteer experience has turned into opportunity for herself, her community and her employer.

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Mentors work one-on-one with job seekers to help them prepare for the job market. Activities include practicing interview skills, clarifying professional objectives and focus, and gaining confidence in presentation and networking. Mentors will help mentees with editing cover letters and business communications, as well as introducing mentees to contacts in their industry. Mentors attend a 45 minute orientation session, then meet with their mentees once a month. Additional contact is via phone and email.

Mock Interviewers
Mock Interviewers take part in a 3-hour workshop held monthly on a Saturday morning or weekday night. After a brief training at the event, the volunteer conducts a practice interview for two job seekers.

Networkers take part in a 2-hour workshop that simulates a typical networking environment. This fun event gives job seekers a chance to practice their networking skills in a friendly environment, connect with professional peers, and develop job search leads. This is a great opportunity to interact with our job seekers on a social level and to directly help them improve their networking skills.

Industry Specialists
Industry Specialists share industry/profession specific expertise and experience. Resume Review: Review 1-2 client resumes per month and provide industry-specific feedback for job seekers in your industry. Share your expertise: Serve as an industry expert and resource for our staff. Lead Networking Forums in your Industry: Lead and/or coordinate an Industry Roundtable - a forum of panelists in your industry who share information, suggestions, and concrete job search tips for our job seekers in a particular industry.

Advisors conduct informational interviews, over the phone or in-person, and help job seekers understand the intricacies of pursuing a career within a given industry sector or company in the U.S.

Connectors are people who are well-networked. They know a wide circle of people that includes potential donors, corporate partners and foundation staff who need to hear about Upwardly Global's mission and impact. Connectors make introductions and set up small events where potential supporters can hear about our work and meet job seekers and alumni. Connectors also help with special event planning.

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Thank you for your application. If you have questions, please contact:

Bijan Yaminafshar, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, Western Region; 415-834-9901 or

Alecia McMahon, Volunteer and Events Coordinator NY Metro Area at 212-219-8828 or

Karrie Miner, Volunteer Program and Development Associate Chicago Metro Area at 312-431-1923 or

Paula Restrepo, Senior Associate, Corporate Relations and Volunteer Services, National/Virtual at 347-627-0051 or

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