Nonprofit and Public Service Job, Internship, and Volunteer Forum

SJSU Career Center and Nova: Workforce Development logos.

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!

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


American Association of University Women   One Brick Silicon Valley
AnewAmerica Community Corporation   Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Baywork   Project Hired
Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center   Project PEARLS
Benetech   Sacred Heart Community Service
Beyond Z   San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Breathe California of the Bay Area   San Jose Cal-SOAP/UC Santa Cruz 
CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation   Silicon Valley Creates
City of Campbell, Waterman for City Council   Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
City of San Jose, District 2   Startup-Pairup Inc. 
City of San Jose, District 10   Sunday Friends
City Year   Teatro Visión
Employment Development Department   TeenForce
Fashion Your Mind Organization   The LGBTQ Youth Space
Foundation for Mental Health   United Way Silicon Valley
Institute on Aging   US Public Health Service: Commissioned Corps
JusticeCorps   West Valley Community Services
Liccardo for Mayor   Year Up
Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation   YWCA TechGYRLS
Marine Life Studies    
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District    
Montalvo Arts Center    



Prepare to speak with organizations with these great online resources:

Check out this article on The Muse to learn valuable tips on landing an awesome nonprofit job! Is working in government more your thing? If so, this is the article for you!

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!