Event Highlight: Nonprofit Career Week at JHU

Do you care about the world around you? Do you have an urge to make a difference in the world? Do you enjoy engaging in community outreach, public service, policy, or politics while also making money? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should definitely stop by a few of the events on campus this week!

Today marks the kick-off of the 2019 Nonprofit Career Week brought to you by the Nonprofit and Government Career Academy which is a branch of the Homewood Career Center. Each day (Tuesday-Thursday) will feature an event for professional development and networking in the area of nonprofit careers.

What is the Nonprofit and Government Career Academy?

There are six academies within the Homewood Career Center. Each academy is headed by a professional career coach who provides guidance and advice about career exploration and finding employment within their specific field of expertise. The Nonprofit and Government Academy is led by the amazing Tessa W. McKenzie, who is also the assistant director of student career development. She also collaborates with the Office of International Services, Student Employment, Student Leadership and Involvement, and the Center for Social Concern (translation: she knows her stuff). She has worked tirelessly to create the schedule of engaging events highlighted this week. Learn more about Tessa here.

What are the events?

Nonprofit Professionals Webinar

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019- 4:00pm-5:00pm EST

Where: Virtual (visit: https://zoom.us/j/869834312)

What: A panel of alumni will discuss their various and diverse experiences working in and for nonprofit organizations. Panelists include:

Trevor Adler (Partner at Stroock),

Ernesto Freire (Philanthropic Civic Consulting at Bloomberg Associates),

Elizabeth Berman (Development and Finance Manager at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company)

Connecting Green Panel and Networking

When: February 13, 2019; Panel- 6:00pm-7:00pm EST; Network Session- 7:00pm-8:00pm EST

Where: Charles Commons Barber Conference Room

What: The event’s panel will feature 3 professionals who will share their experiences in the environmental/sustainability field and answer your questions. Panelists featured:

Julianne Bolton (Engineer for Geosyntec’s Columbia, MD office),

Mark Cameron (Section chief for Watershed Planning + Paternerships WP2 at Baltimore City Department of Public Works),

Casey Merbler (Project manager for Healthy Harbor Initiative at Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore)

Networking sessions allow you to meet and engage with professionals from a diverse array of sustainability-focused organizations, learn about job opportunities and how to pursue a “green” path in your future! While you network, enjoy a free dinner catered by Zia’s Café. Find more information about this event on Facebook here.

Note: Please dress business casual and feel free to bring a resume.

Careers with a Cause Fair

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019- 11:00am-2:00pm EST

Where: Glass Pavilion

What: Connect with 25 employers! All of the exhibitors are organizations making a difference; engage with employers that match your personal interest in serving or assisting others. This fair is open to ALL majors and years and is a great way to begin connecting with employers in a smaller more manageable career fair setting.

Note: The attire for the fair is- Smart Casual (dressed up jeans are acceptable; NO athletic wear, t-shirts, shorts, etc.)

*Bonus Event*

CIA Information Session

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019- 4:00pm-5:00pm EST

Where: Garland Hall, Conference Room A (389A)

What: This info session is an opportunity to learn what working for the CIA is truly about. The CIA is looking for well-qualified people in many areas of study (science, engineering, economics, languages, mathematics, technology, and more). All positions are located in the Northern Virginia area.

Note: Business casual attire

Make sure to visit https://jhu.joinhandshake.com/ and login using your SIS credentials to RSVP for this week’s opportunities now