Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Cocores '05

Chris Cocores
When did you being volunteering for Dickinson? 
I actually started volunteering in my senior year for the career center at Networking Day.

What prompted you to want to get more involved with Dickinson?
Being a local alumnus, I wanted to give back and help the public image of Dickinson grow in a positive way in the greater Harrisburg area.

List the volunteer opportunities you participate in:
I have worked for the Networking Day team for 4-5 years and conducted mock interviews and been a resource for students on Dickinson Connect. My firm also offers an internship program to students three times annually.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer experience?
I enjoy being a resource for the students to reach their full potential. I believe I was responsible for making connections for two seniors to get job offers prior to graduation this year—one in New York and one in DC.

A fun Dickinson fact about yourself:
I finished third place in Mr. Dickinson as a sophomore and I'm hoping the winner, Steve Sarnocinski, has destroyed the tape of the event!

What advice do you have for someone thinking about volunteering?
Do it once and you'll never stop. It’s helped me stay connected to the institution.

What have you learned about yourself through volunteering?
I’ve found it to be fun when you can help another student get a “leg up” in today's competitive environment. A Dickinson education produces truly unique minds that can make an immediate impact. It wasn't that long ago that the career center, a local alumnus and Heather Champion did that for me and it’s only right to return the favor and do my part as an alumnus.

Why do you choose to give to Dickinson?
I’d love to see The Trout Gallery’s collection grow to help Dickinson compete amongst students looking for a truly balanced liberal arts education.

Published April 4, 2014