Today, it's clear the world is getting smaller as technology advances, and we find ourselves collaborating with both our cubical neighbors and our coworkers on the other side of the world. Therefore, employers are looking for people who have experienced the world and can bring a global perspective helping us to recognize our common engineering challenges and find solutions together ... Voluntourism provides a global perspective that will allow us to engineer for the global population, not just the wealthiest nations, creating simple, affordable technologies that can be applied in any culture/context.
People, SOM in the Press
SOM's Rebecca Delaney Writes About Engineering for the Greater Good
Source: Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine