Nonprofit Careers Week offers Knowledge, Opportunities 

Nonprofit Careers Week offers Knowledge, Opportunities 

This week, April 12-16, 2021, you can explore careers in the world of nonprofit organizations as University Career Services hosts panel presentations and workshops that offer the chance to meet people working in nonprofits, ask questions, and gain a greater understanding of the range of possibilities in this field.  

Monday, April 12, 4-5 pm (EDT)

Making Your Way in Nonprofits introduces the opportunities available for students considering a career in the nonprofit world. Nonprofit organizations of all size need candidates with skills in finance, technology, communications, business, and more. Unsure of your options - what will you do, where, what’s the job outlook? Get information and answers at this workshop!  

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Tuesday, April 13, 4:30 –5:30 pm (EDT)  

Mason Alumni Panel: How to Launch Careers in Nonprofits brings together a panel of Mason alumni who work in various nonprofits to discuss how they’ve navigated the “world of work” post-graduation. How did they get from Mason to where they are today? You’ll gain first-hand accounts on how our alumni utilize their Mason education in the nonprofit industry.   

This event is co-sponsored by GMU Office of Alumni Relations; those who attend the entire event will have a chance to win a $100 gift card!  

Moderator: Chris Preston, Vice President of Corporate Relations, United Way Worldwide  

Panelists: Tina Kelleher (Director of Philanthropy, Padua Academy), Nana Konadu-Asare (Founder, Nana’s Project), Freddy Mitchell (Vice President of Congressional Relations, American Bankers Association)  

Nonprofit Organizations: United Way Worldwide, American Bankers Association, Padua Academy, Nana’s Project   

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Wednesday, April 14, 12-1 pm (EDT)

Careers for People Who Love History is a panel discussion for jobseekers who enjoy learning and sharing about history. Museums, historical sites/societies, and foundations offer internships and jobs where you can share your knowledge and love of history, while gaining valuable, relevant experiences. Come hear from a panel of museums and other organizations in the exciting field of public history!  

Nonprofit Organizations: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture 

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Wednesday, April 14, 4-5 pm (EDT)

Make Your Resume Robot-Proof with Jobscan  

Even large nonprofit employers use Applicant Tracking Systems to automate the initial review of resumes. The #1 reason why resumes get rejected is for not highlighting the right skills and experience for a particular internship/job. Career Services has a new solution! Join us for a demo and premium access to the tech tool, Jobscan, to personalize your resume for better results.  

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Thursday, April 15, 4:30-5:30 pm (EDT) 

Nonprofit Student Intern Panel   

Are you looking to gain experiences in the nonprofit sector? Come learn from a panel of current Mason students who intern at various local nonprofits as they discuss techniques for searching and applying for nonprofit internships, and how to make the most of your experience. 

This event is co-led by Spring 2021 GMU Nonprofit Fellows, and will be hosted virtually as well as available to stream in-person in SUB I, Room 3400. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. A Career Services Nonprofit Industry Advisor will be available on site to answer additional questions after the event.

Panelists: Spring 2021 GMU Nonprofit Fellows

Nonprofit Organizations: The Women's Center, Survivor’s Corner, Friends of Guest House, Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead Inc., Kingsman Academy Public Charter School, Kadima Foundation, Mindful Kidney Foundation, and Insight Memory Care Center

Location/Format: Hybrid event – Zoom Meeting and In-Person in SUB I Room 3400  

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Friday, April 16, 12-1 pm (EDT)  

International Careers in Nonprofits  

Are you interested in working overseas making a difference in the communities, or in the fields of international education, exchange, policy, or development, here in the US? Come learn about various nonprofits with an international focus where you can make a global impact.  

Nonprofit Organizations: The World Bank, United Nations Foundation of the National Capital Area, Meridian International Center, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area

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