Cal Tech Students Devote Spring Break to IRC
Students from Cal Tech University visited the IRC in Los Angeles during their “Alternative Spring Break,” which took place March 21—March 24. Comprised of 11 students, the Cal Tech group participated in a series of activities which included; mock interviewing, conversational English instruction and donation sorting.
During the mock interview exercises the students were able to interview refugees enrolled in IRC’s Early Employment program. Beneficiaries of the program had the opportunity to put to practice newly acquired job readiness skills. Students evaluated our refugees in the areas of professional appearance, body language, interview responses, in addition to providing constructive criticism to their respective resumes. The conversational English session allowed refugees to practice their English conversation skills, while receiving feedback from fluent English speakers.
Leading group discussions—IRC’s executive director, Thomas Hill and senior case worker, Shukry Cattan—ensured that the students walked away with a comprehensive understanding of IRC’s mission and work in Los Angeles.
For more information on how your group can get involved with the IRC, please contact our volunteer coordinator at VolunteerLA@RESCUE.org or, +1 818 550 6220.