Non-Profit Careers Conference


Stand Out in Your Non-Profit Careers Conference Application

Non-profit organizations strive to make a positive impact in the world.  The non-profit sector is growing and includes a very wide range of causes.  Students interested in helping others, improving communities, and contributing to the common good of society often share values with non-profit organizations and find fulfillment in their daily work.  Ready to find out if the non-profit sector aligns with your skills, interests, and values? If you are unsure or think the non-profit sector could be for you, apply to the Non-Profit Careers Conference.

The Non-Profit Careers Conference is a week long program held at the end of winter break and is designed for students considering a career in the non-profit sector.  Applications are due at 11:59 PM on Sunday November 1. Thoughtfully written and well organized application materials really stand out and will influence the selection process.

A well organized one page resume is required. Never written a resume before? No problem!  Visit the Center for Career Development to get started.  Drop-In hours are Monday-Friday from 1-4 PM and Wednesday from 10 AM – 12 PM.  You can find the Resume Guide on the Career Development website.  If you already have a resume, stop by for a quick update.  The Conference seeks to bring students together with diverse and interesting backgrounds.  Be sure your resume highlights your most important experiences including academics, extra-curricular/leadership involvement, service, athletics, work experience, and any other experiences that are significant.

Use the essay to tell a story about yourself.  Reflect on an experience, explaining why it was significant for you and why it motivated you to apply to the Conference.  Sincerity is key.  It is also important to explain what you hope to gain from the conference. Avoid summarizing your resume.  The essay is a place to elaborate and expand upon an experience listed on your resume.

The non-profit sector is very versatile, exciting, and meaningful.  The Non-Profit Careers Conference can help you find ways to make your positive impact.

(Written by Megan Chester)