Happy Thursday! We are almost at the end of the week and my oh my has it been a busy week at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). If you missed this week’s issue of USG Weekly- your guide to what is happening on and around the USG campus, produced by the Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources (CSEFR), be sure to check it out here.

This guide is extremely useful to the wandering student such as myself. In the weekly issue, which is delivered to your email inbox on Monday, you can read the latest information about USG, find out about student life opportunities, and learn about upcoming events. It is a great read to start your week on the USG campus!

In this week’s issue, I was immediately drawn to this volunteering opportunity and wanted to share with you.

Celebrating Food Expo

Les Dames d’Escoffier, a leadership culinary organization will be hosting “Women in Gastronomy”, at the Conference Center at USG (CES) and would like student volunteers. This all-day celebration of all things food: preparing it, savoring it, writing about it, photographing it, and so much more, is a wonderful opportunity for any student.

Learn more about the Les Dames d’Escoffier organization and this event by visiting the website here.  See flyer below for further details on the volunteering opportunity.


I have volunteered at professional conferences before and can tell you that it is an amazing opportunity. Professional conferences are way different than student-run volunteer opportunities. As a volunteer, you are offering your time to support the conference and in exchange, the conference organizers will give you so much. Not only do you get to put this on your resume but you will actually be having a really good time.

Attending a professional conference isn’t cheap, but volunteering at a professional conference has, as shown in the flyer above, its own advantages. Be sure to indicate your interest in volunteering as soon as possible.

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