Save the date for the 2018 Nonprofit Opportunities Fair: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Explore Careers. Discover your Passion. Better the World.
Join us for the 12th Annual Nonprofit Opportunities Fair on Wednesday February 7, 2018 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm in the MU Ballroom! Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields.
Registration is now open for vendors who are nonprofit organizations or public service agencies. Vendors, please register via Handshake.
Vendors need to create an account on Handshake here to register for the Nonprofit Opportunities Fair.
Registration per table is $50, payable by credit card or check, and includes use of a 8 foot table and table cloth, two chairs, and a parking permit. If fee is prohibitive, please contact us (541-737-3041 or email@example.com) for other possible arrangements.
Registration is also open for students. Students are not required to register for the event but are encouraged so that they receive reminder notifications and updates about the event. Students, please register via Handshake.
2018 Breakout sessions & FAIR SCHEDULE
10 am - 11 am, MU 13 Multipurpose Room: Nonprofit Pathways in Sustainability and Environmental Conservation: Meet a panel of nonprofit professionals who will share tips and strategies on getting into the nonprofit field and on marketing your service experience to potential employers. The panel will answer your questions about their positions, organization, and how they have navigated their careers. This panel will include representatives from 3-4 nonprofit agencies at entry through senior level positions. Panelists for the Nonprofit Pathways in Sustainability and Environmental Conservation are listed below.
Jessica McDonald- Associate Director, Greenbelt Land Trust
Jessica McDonald is the Greenbelt Land Trust’s Associate Director, having joined the organization in Spring 2009 after working in non-profit development in New Mexico and New York. Jessica holds a BA in English Literature from Oregon State University and an MA in Classics from St. John’s College. Jessica oversees the implementation of fundraising and outreach strategies and operations programs that strive to achieve the financial goals and overall vision of the Trust. When not at work, this native Oregonian enjoys exploring the varied northwestern landscape, from the Cascades to the Pacific.
Eric Corey Freed- Architect, organicARCHITECT
Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker. As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn't know were holding them back. He was Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design. His past roles include Vice President of the International Living Future Institute and Chief Community Officer of EcoDistricts, both nonprofits pushing innovative new paradigms for deep green buildings and communities. Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.” In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects." In 2017, he was named one of Build's American Architecture Top 25. He holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.
11 am - 2 pm: Nonprofit Opportunities Fair, MU Ballroom
11 pm - 2 pm: Resume Workshop & Drop-In Help Session with Career Development Center Staff in MU East Ballroom
2 pm - 3 pm, MU 13 Multipurpose Room: Nonprofit Pathways in Human Services and Youth Development: Meet a panel of nonprofit professionals who will share tips and strategies on getting into the nonprofit field and on marketing your service experience to potential employers. The panel will answer your questions about their positions, organization, and how they have navigated their careers. This panel will include representatives from 3-4 nonprofit agencies at entry through senior level positions.
Tera Stegner – Director of Community Relations, Grace Center for Adult Day Services
Tera Stegner is the Director of Community Relations at Grace Center for Adult Day Services. She began at Grace Center in 2011. An Oregon State University graduate, Tera has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with an emphasis in Gerontology. She also has OSU’s Certificate in Gerontology. In her Co-Director role at Grace Center, Tera oversees marketing, admissions, and granting writing. Tera is passionate about long term care services for the seniors in the community, particularly those who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia and is also passionate about services and supports for the family caregivers of seniors in the community. Career mentorship for college students is another area of community interest for Tera who pioneered Grace Center’s new internship program in 2011 and speaks at OSU classes and symposiums multiple times per school term, giving advice on internships, career formation, and providing information about long term care and her work experience. Tera serves on the Benton County Special Transportation Advisory Council and is a 2017 Leadership Corvallis graduate. Outside of work, Tera loves to rock climb, hike, and eat good food with her friends.
Gerry Perrone- Community Volunteer, Retired Nonprofit Professional
Gerry Perrone is a long-time community volunteer. He joined The Arc of Benton County Board of Directors in 2017. Previously, Gerry was a member of the Corvallis Housing and Community Development Commission, Corvallis Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, OSU’s Career Services Advisory Committee, and OSU's Human Development and Family Services Advisory Board. He also served on the board of directors of Mid-Valley Housing Plus, Work Unlimited, NAMI Mid-Valley, Corvallis Kiwanis Sunrisers, and Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon. Gerry has both work and volunteer experience with several social service nonprofit organizations in Benton County and has a Masters of Nonprofit Management. Gerry lives in Corvallis with his wife Lissa and their two dogs.
Kevin Grant- Next Steps Program Manager, Jackson Street Youth Services
Kevin joined Jackson Street Youth Services last summer as Next Steps Program Manager, overseeing independent living houses for youths transitioning into adulthood. Prior to this, he worked in community mediation and restorative justice for a decade, started his professional career in advocacy and direct action organizing, and earned a degree in Political Science from Oregon State University.
Blake Pang- Chief Executive Officer, United Way
The 2017 Nonprofit Opportunities Fair was attended by 307 OSU students. Here are some of their thoughts:
"There was a lot of positions needed around coordinating. A lot more going on around Corvallis than I knew!"
"[I] learned to talk to people about their company and how to approach them and tell them what I am looking for."
"Lots of good information for volunteering and internships! Amazing variety."
"I found opportunities to expand my world and volunteer."