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  • Host a nonprofit career fair on your university campus

    The nonprofit sector is a great place to find a career with meaning. Hosting a nonprofit career fair at your college or university is a great way to connect students (and staff, and the community) with local organizations and their job (and internship, and volunteer) opportunities.

    Setting: Higher Education

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    Organization/people involved

    Gregory R. Flores
    Associate Director of Career Services
    Advising and Career Services
    Portland State University
    Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

    What they did

    For the past 12 years, Portland State University (PSU) has hosted nonprofit career fairs so students and the local community can connect with a broad range of organizations. Promoting the sector, and the diversity of experience it can offer job seekers, allows PSU to exercise its values of community and civic engagement.

    How you can do it

    Impact

    The PSU fair now averages 60 organizations and 300-400 attendees per year (though the connections its made are countless!). Students get a real taste of the diversity of the nonprofit sector and the many opportunities it offers, and organizations are thrilled with the quality of candidates they meet.

    Big takeaways

    Budgets for promoting the event can be tight, so ensure that you have good outreach partners to help spread the word for you.

    Photo credit: Idealist on Flickr

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