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Career Resources for Making a Difference

Career Resources for Making a Difference

 Making a Difference: JOB SEEKING WEBSITES

  1. NGOJobsOnline. NGO Jobs Online is a job seeking website dedicated to the global NGO sector. Jobseekers can search jobs below, browse the paid or volunteering jobs pages, or use the jobseekers section to register on the site.
  2. AmeriCorps VISTA. AmeriCorps VISTA is a long-standing national service program designed specifically to fight poverty.
  3. Idealist. The nonprofit matchmaker pairs people looking to make a difference with a searchable database of volunteer or paid positions at more than 66,000 charitable organizations worldwide. Users who go through a free registration process can save job searches and get daily email notices of job
  4. Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a biweekly newspaper that covers the nonprofit world. Based in Washington, DC, it is aimed at charity leaders, foundation executives, fund raisers, and other people involved in philanthropy---efforts to increase the well-being of humankind philanthropy.
  5. LinkedIn. The business social network's Jobs database now includes positions at nonprofits. In the "Industry" section of the Jobs search template, type in "Nonprofit Organization Management" to see current listings; use the Advanced Search feature to narrow searches by city or job
  6. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation T. The charitable foundation behind the annual MacArthur "genius" awards maintains a mega-list of nonprofit and philanthropy job boards and employment
  7. Philanthropy News Digest. The daily news service run by The Foundation Center, an information clearinghouse for all U.S. foundations, maintains a database of domestic and international nonprofit jobs.

Making a Difference: CAREER FAIRS

  • Minnesota College and Universities Career Services Association (MCUCSA) GOVERNMENT AND NON-PROFIT FAIR                                    

Each year in early October, this Career Fair allows agencies to meet with candidates and alumni from 30 participating Minnesota 4-year colleges and universities and participating regional colleges. The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internship in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities. SMSU regularly participates in this.

The Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with graduate schools in fields such as public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, theology, environmental science, and socially responsible business. The fairs are free and open to the public.

  • To see what the Idealist Grad Fairs are all about, check out this brief video, taken at our New York fair in September 2012.

SMSU Career Services 

Office Location: Bellows Academic, Room 156
Telephone: 507-537-6221
Fax: 507-537-7979

Make use of the wide variety of resources available to support your career development:

  • Career Counseling and Career Assessments for undecided students
  • Job and Internship Search Assistance; Job Search Videos
  • Online Job Listings—
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • Job, Career and Internship Fairs
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • On Campus Employer Interviews and Information Sessions
  • Seminars, Workshops and Presentations
  • Practice Interviewing with Interview Stream
  • Going Global - City Career Guides, Country Guides & Search H1B Database

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