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I am looking for volunteer job as a network engineer. Do you have or help me?

I am a college student ready to work hard to achieve experience #volunteer in the IT networking area.


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Todd’s Answer

Network Engineering is a great career track. As a current college student (albeit a virtual college student nowadays with shelter-in-place), you should spend time now exploring potential internships for the Fall semester. Your college should have available resources to assist and you could earn course credit and/or monetary compensation for this endeavor. As companies and schools have gone into virtual mode (work from home and distance learning), I don't think you'll find many opportunities right now. Unemployment rates are skyrocketing, so if there's a need for a qualified network engineer then it'll be filled by an experienced individual. As you say you'd volunteer in order to get the experience, I'm not sure there are available mentors who could work with you remotely, or companies who would be alright with you starting with them without being on-site.

Keep in mind that network access at a network engineering level also involves secure access. Volunteering would mean you're not an employee or a contractor with certain legal restrictions and consequences if something went wrong or if you were to do something malicious. Having secure passwords and root-level access could put a company at risk if you made a mistake or chose to share that information with others. There are reasons why things are done via internships or employment that provide legal remedies and ramifications, so volunteering may not be something that is offered in this field.

Use your current level of ambition to speak with your school about internships, "externships" or whatever other opportunities may be available. This is probably your best course of action. Best of luck to you and be well.

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Richard’s Answer

Hi Bander!

Todd and Bridget offered some great and practical advice already particularly as it related to the security nature around the volunteering effort you're looking for.

Check with your school's career department to see if there is anything they can assist with in terms of finding an internship or a co-op opportunity. Also, check with your schools IT department to see if there are any opportunities for your school in the area you're looking for.

An internship is a great way to get practical experience while you're in school to see if this is something you want to do long term as a career or simply to build up your resume as you get ready for the transition from the academic environment to the workplace.

Keey challenging yourself!

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bridget’s Answer

Hi Bander, why not be an intern? As Todd mentioned, internships are open and need people with your skills.

Do a quick google search for network engineer intern michigan - my search found 22 positions.

Ask your professors if they're aware of any opportunities within the University. There are likely paid gigs and may require more of a commitment than volunteering.

Best to you, you have a wide open future!


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Crystal’s Answer

Try reaching out to non profit organizations and express your desire to volunteer and lend as well as grow your experience in IT.

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Crystal’s Answer

Try reaching out to non profit organizations and express your desire to volunteer and lend as well as grow your experience in IT.

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