Save the date for the 2019 Nonprofit & Public Service Fair: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Explore opportunities. Discover your Passion. Better the World.

Join us for the 13th Annual Nonprofit & Public Service Fair on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm in the MU Ballroom! Meet representatives from over 50 local and regional nonprofits and local government agencies (city, county, and state) representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU students for volunteer, internship, and job opportunities. Learn about the ways volunteering and civic engagement advance your leadership and career readiness skills. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields where you can make a positive social impact.

The Nonprofit & Public Service Fair is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Career Development Center. The OSU community, including alumni, and the public are invited to attend!

Note: The event has no dress code. Examples of the types of agencies which have attended in the past are food pantries, animal shelters, youth mentoring programs, religious social services and youth development programs, local law enforcement, parks and recreation departments, sexual assault prevention and response organizations, homes for adults with developmental disabilities, environmental management and conservation organizations, civil rights advocacy organizations, and more. 

Registration for vendors who are nonprofit organizations or public service agencies will open in Fall 2018. Vendors, please register via Handshake.

Vendors need to create an account on Handshake here to register for the Nonprofit & Public Service 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 (Carrie Norris-Sanchez at 541-737-4599 or Carrie.NorrisSanchez@oregonstate.edu) 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. Join the Nonprofit Opportunities Fair Facebook Event.

View a list of the organizations currently registered. 

The information contained on this website and shared at this event is for general information purposes only, and OSU does not screen, recommend, endorse, condone, or sponsor the entities or individuals or the views they hold. In no event will OSU be liable for any loss or damage resulting in reliance of the information provided, or participation with the organizations represented.

The Nonprofit & Public Service Fair is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Career Development Center. The OSU community, including alumni, and the public are invited to attend!

Volunteering and civic engagement are forms of career development and career readiness!

Civic engagement and volunteering allow students to explore potential careers and cultivate skills in the areas of communication, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork/collaboration, flexibility, ability to innovate and be creative, and ability to collaborate and solve problems with people from different backgrounds that are skills desired by employers (National Association of Colleges and Employers).

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2018 Breakout sessions & FAIR SCHEDULE

10 am - 11 am, MU 13 Multipurpose Room: Nonprofit Pathways in Sustainability and Environmental Conservation

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

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. 

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.

 

The 2018 Nonprofit Opportunities Fair was attended by 376 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."