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Trent- Queens Con Ed PSE

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I am a current grade 12 student who will be applying to most con ed programs this weekend. I was looking at the PSE for the Trent- Queens concurrent Education program and there are 2 questions. The first is about volunteering and experience (which i have alot of) but the second is all about jobs and work experience. I havent had a real job besides babysitting, what should i do?!
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Hey - I'm a current con.ed student at Trent who helps out with open houses and such (volunteer, not paid...just so you don't get the wrong idea of me). I can confirm from sources within the con.ed office that work experience not only means paid experience - it includes repeated volunteer experiences as well. Essentially it's just a section to put experiences you have that are work-like in commitment levels, regardless of whether or not you got paid for them.

Let me quickly illustrate the difference between a volunteer experience and a work experience. Volunteer experience would be like running a huge charity event, running a marathon or performing in a talent show. Some non-paid experiences that you could include in the work section could be volunteer tutoring you do on a regular basis, babysitting your younger sibling every day after school or volunteering at the hospital on a weekly basis. Essentially you want to be asking yourself whether or not the experience involves a situation where someone EXPECTS you to be there helping them on a regular basis - a type of role where you'd feel obligated to call them to let them know you're not coming if you couldn't make it.

Feel free to ask me if you have any other questions. Good luck on your application!
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thank you very much for your insight! i am completeing the pse as we speak, and i have another question. when they say "extra curriculars" does that include councils/clubs im on in my highschool? I assume I would be able to put them, just want to be sure!
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Yes, those are all very good experiences.
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