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STUDENTS EXPLORE OPTIONS IN
Kristin Leigh Ostby
For the Daily
The unemployment rate for
people is projected to riset
percent this summer - a lev
than three times as high as the
unemployment rate for th
according to the Michigan I
ment of Career Developmen
result, some students said tI
considering unpaid or volunte-
to occupy their summers.
LSA sophomore Suruchi La
nally searched for summer jo
said she "didn't get any calls ba
has chosen to stick to 10 to 15
week of volunteering for her r
ing weeks in Ann Arbor. Lall
as committee chair at Ci
where she works with childr
elderly and environmental issues. look fo
Associate Director of the Edward Trudea
Ginsberg Center Mary Beth Damm be "a!
r young noted that the center, home to sever- lege an
to 19.8 al volunteer organizations on cam- It he
el more pus, seems to be getting more work o
overall requests for volunteer positions Senior,
e state this spring than last year. land sa
Depart- Competition amongst students for student
t. As a internships and for paid jobs has streng
hey are increased this summer, according to becaus
er work a recent article in the Wall Street futured
Journal. A growing number of stu- careers
ll origi- dents are selecting unpaid work Borla
bs, but because it is easier to obtain due to ness of
ck." She the current economy. is paid
hours a Recent LSA graduate Katy Trudeau ence to
emain- also said she turned to volunteering at look at
serves AmeriCorps when she had difficulty It is
rcle K finding a job after her graduation this "think
en, the past April. "I originally had tried to but wh
or jobs, but found very little,"
t said. She said the job will
good step for between col-
d a full on career."
lps students to have volunteer
n their resumes, Career Center
Associate Director Kerin Bor-
id. She typically recommends
s volunteer not only because it
thens a resume, but also
e it helps them narrow their
direction and to enhance useful
skills, Borland added.
and also emphasized the useful-
funpaid work. Whether work
or unpaid makes no differ-
future employers when they
resumes, she said.
very important for students to
about not only what they give,
at (skills) they can take back
Circle K volunteers Jessica Shatzman and Stephanie Watson visit with Ann Arbor
resident Janis Paliza and one of her pet ferrets on Saturday.
(from their volunteer experiences)," Obioha volunteers as a tutor at Ann
Borland said. While gaining helpful Arbor Pioneer High School. "I just
career skills, students also get personal hope to reach some individuals to
enjoyment through volunteering by help them achieve their goals. I had
giving back to the community. people in my life do it for me and it
Engineering senior student Jason made a difference," Obioha said.
EcoRide provides family fun while helping environment
By Trista VanTine Development Director for the Ecology Center "The participants may start their ride anytime after set-up at the event by the owner of Ann Arbor's Two
Daly StaffReporter Stephanie Feldstein said, "There are usually around 7:30 a.m. or wait for the group start time. All of the Wheel Tango Bicycle Shops, Dennis Pontius.
400 to 500 participants. Last year we raised over routes start along the Huron River Drive and we end Pontius said he has provided EcoRide with
Clad in black spandex and colorful helmets, a vari- $50,000. My hopes for this year are that we are able the day around 2 p.m.;'Feldstein said. mechanical support for the pastsix years. "Around 10
ety of people young and old could be seen biking in to raise awareness for the Ecology Center's programs "We were trying to make this a family event," am. people have bikes that are pretty messed up, so I
the Ann Arbor area yesterday at the Ecology Center's and money to support these programs, and I hope Detroit resident Cassandra Spratling said. "I brought do what I can to fix them," he said. Pontius added that
annual EcoRide bike-a-thou at Rudolph Steiner people have fun doing it." my daughter and her friend, who are both 10. We are the shops donate money and give abike to the partici-
School on Newport Road. Having fun is exactly why 13-year-old Spencer doing the 23 mile route and depending on how we pant who makes the largest donation.
First time participant of the 52 mile route and Uni- Danehy ofYpsilanti said he came to participate. feel afterwards, the sixemile," she added. The Ecology Center is a non-profit organization
versity Hospital physician Peter Higgins said, "It is a "Two years ago I did the two mile loop and today I For riders experiencing mechanical problems with that works to better the environment through advoca-
nice combination of a good cause and a good ride." am doing the 20 mile with my stepfather," he said. their bikes, there was a small bicycle repair stations cy, education, and demonstration programs.
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