Nonprofit and Public Service Job, Internship, and Volunteer Forum
October 8th, San Jose State University
Student Union Ballroom (2nd Floor of Student Union)
SJSU Address: One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192 (Campus Map)
Finding a Career in Nonprofit or Government Panel (sponsored by NOVA), 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Ballroom C
Come for an informative, hour long panel discussion where experts in the fields of local, state, and federal government as well as nonprofit share their experiences and knowledge about working in these sectors. Stick around to network with community members that are experienced professionals. This will be a great opportunity to build your network and identify individuals for informational interviews!
- Fred Slone - Director Global Literacy Benetech
- Albert Rivas - Deputy Chief, External Affairs CA Department of Corrections
- Khashayar “Cash” Alaee - Sr. Management Analyst, City of Palo Alto
- Gwen Ford - President/CEO, Optimistic HR Solutions, LLC
Forum, 2:00pm - 4:30pm, Ballroom A & B
Come to this interactive networking and recruitment event and get tips from employers on starting a career in the public service and nonprofit sectors. Learn about opportunities to serve your community through work with nonprofit organizations as well as local, state and federal government.
Participating organizations for fall 2014
The following labels will be placed next to each organization to inform you on why they are attending the forum:
Share information about their organization
Looking for volunteers
Seeking candidates for internship, PT and/or FT job opportunities
Organizations without any labels are still to be determined.
Prepare to speak with organizations with these great online resources:
Researching Employers Webshop: Do your research! This 8 minute tutorial will show you the basics of researching an employer, including what to focus on and where to find it!
Resume Webshop and Toolkit: Discover the basics of resume writing. Check out these proven strategies for effectively presenting yourself on paper to employers.
Networking and Informational Interviewing: Does the thought of networking make you break out in a sweat? Don't worry! Networking is simply relationship building - a two way exchange of information. This resource breaks down the basics of networking and informational interviewing so that you can feel at ease when meeting with employers!