March 25, 2009

Case Western Reserve to Host Nonprofit Career Fair for Campus, General Public on April 8

Idealist.org's national slate of Nonprofit Career Fairs will have a first visit to Cleveland at Case Western University's Thwing Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 8. The event is free and open to the public.

"It's important to know that even during challenging economic times, nonprofit organizations are seeking talent," said Joe Grant, director of Nonprofit Career Fairs at Idealist.org.

Since these fairs began seven years ago, the Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fairs have drawn nearly 60,000 job seekers and 5,000 organizations to more than 200 fairs in 30 cities. Idealist.org is known as the leading resource for people seeking nonprofit employment. The Cleveland fair is expected to draw 55 organizations and over 500 attendees.

"We are so happy to host the Idealist Fair at Case Western Reserve not only for our students, but for those in the northeastern Ohio area and beyond who are thinking about a career in the nonprofit sector," said Rebecca Zirm, director of recruitment at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve.

The career fair provides a forum for job seekers, organizations and career service professionals to meet face-to-face. Job seekers can also attend workshops on understanding the culture of nonprofits, tips to finding their first job in the sector and opportunities to serve abroad as well as distribute resumes.

Meg Busse, the author of Getting Your Foot in the Door: Working in the Nonprofit Sector, will be among the guest speakers.

The Cleveland Idealist Nonprofit Career Fair is hosted by Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, the Center for Community Partnerships, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the university's Career Center.

The Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fairs are organized by Action Without Borders, a nonprofit with the mission to connect people, organizations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. For a list of attending programs, directions to the event venue and to pre-register, go online.

For more information contact Susan Griffith, 216.368.1004.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, March 25, 2009 01:37 PM | News Topics: Alumnet, Alumni, Campus Life, Community Outreach, Events, Students, news

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