Office of Civic Engagement

America Reads and Viking Corps

How Working with CPL America Reads and Viking Corps Helps You Prepare for and Build Your Future Career, Regardless of Your Major:

  • Improves your communication skills
  • Expands your network
  • Develops your problem solving skills, creativity, and ability to think on your feet or outside the box
  • Enhances your presentation skills
  • Increases your self-confidence and ability to follow and give directions
  • Fosters better listening skills and patience
  • Advances your understanding and knowledge of other cultures and ability to work with different groups of people
  • Raises your ability to adapt and be responsive to different needs
  • Betters your own skills and knowledge of a variety of subject matters
  • Grows ability to pass knowledge onto others and take technical information and break it down into more understandable parts
  • Develops leadership skills and being ability to work as part of a team
  • Develops your soft skills in preparation for co-ops or internships possibly required for your major