Nonprofit and Public Service Forum

March 18, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Student Union Ballroom

Come to this interactive networking 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 Include:

American Diabetes Association Madison Nguyen Mayoral Campaign
AnewAmerica Community Corporation Montalvo Arts Center
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California Pathways Home, Health & Hospice
Asian Americans for Community Involvement Peace Corps
Assembly Member Paul Fong's Office Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
BeyondZ Rose Herrera Mayoral Campaign
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula Sacred Heart Community Service
Breathe California of the Bay Area San Jose State University Records Clearance Project
City of San Jose, District 10
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
City Year Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
Evan Low, State Assembly Campaign Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Fashion Your Mind Organization Services Immigration Rights and Education Network
Global Health Fellows Program Sunday Friends
Golden Gate Regional Center Teatro Visión
Institute on Aging United Way Silicon Valley
League of Women Voters U.S.Central Intelligence Agency
LGBTQ Youth Space U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
   U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps


Learn more about the nonprofit job search by attending our pre-forum workshop:

Work with Meaning: Finding a Career in Today's Nonprofit World, Sponsored by

Tuesday, March 18, 12:00-1:30, Student Union Ballroom

Learn about the nonprofit field, job search strategies and what nonprofit professionals look for when hiring new college graduates at this engaging workshop facilitated by Kara Montermoso of


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 research 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 ot 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 resrouce breaks down the basics of networking and informational interviewing so that you can schmooze with ease!