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Date: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 10:20 AM
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Subject: Nonprofit Careers Week starts today! Please share with your students


Please share the information below.





Good morning everyone,


Nonprofit Week begins today! Please share this information widely with your students and faculty, to get the word out that nonprofits hire for all types of positions, and hire ALL majors. Students should check their emails from Handshake to view all the details.


Schedule of Events:

Date: MONDAY, April 12, 2021 

Time: 4PM-5PM (EDT) 

Title: Making Your Way in Nonprofits 

Considering a career in the nonprofit world? Nonprofit organizations of all size need candidates with skills in finance, technology, communications, business, and more. Unsure of your options - what will you do, where, what’s the job outlook? Get information and answers at this workshop! 

Handshake Event Link: 

Target Audience: ALL students & alumni, especially students who know they want to work for a nonprofit, but aren’t sure how their majors might apply.



Date: TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 

Time: 4:30PM-5:30PM (EDT) 

Title: Mason Alumni Panel: How to Launch Careers in Nonprofits 

Hear from a panel of Mason alumni who work in various nonprofit organizations to learn how they’ve navigated the “world of work” post-graduation. How did they get from Mason to where they are today? You’ll gain first-hand accounts on how our alumni utilize their Mason education in the nonprofit industry.  

This event is co-sponsored by GMU Office of Alumni Relations; those who attend the entire event will have a chance to win a $100 gift card! 

Moderator: Chris Preston, Vice President of Corporate Relations, United Way Worldwide 

Panelists: Tina Kelleher (Director of Philanthropy, Padua Academy), Nana Konadu-Asare (Founder, Nana’s Project), Freddy Mitchell (Vice President of Congressional Relations, American Bankers Association) 

Nonprofit Organizations: United Way Worldwide, American Bankers Association, Padua Academy, Nana’s Project 

Handshake Event Link: 

Target Audience: ALL students & alumni, including School of Business 



Date: WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 

Time: 12PM-1PM (EDT) 

Title: Careers for People Who Love History 

There are many options for jobseekers who enjoy learning and sharing about history. Museums, historical sites/societies, and foundations offer internships and jobs where you can share your knowledge & love of history, while gaining valuable, relevant experiences. Come hear from a panel of museums and other organizations in the exciting field of public history! 

Nonprofit Organizations: Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture 

Handshake Event Link: 

Target Audience: ALL students & alumni, including History, Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Art History, Arts Management, Engineering, the Sciences (Physics, Astronomy, etc.), and Exploratory 



Date: WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 

Time: 4:00PM-4:45PM (EDT) 

Title: Make Your Resume Robot-Proof with Jobscan 

Even large nonprofit employers use Applicant Tracking Systems (“robots”) to do the initial review of resumes. The #1 reason why resumes get rejected is for not highlighting the right skills and experience for a particular internship/job. Career Services has a new solution! Join us for a demo and premium access to the tech tool, Jobscan, to personalize your resume for better results. 

Handshake Event Link: 

Target Audience: All students & alumni  



Date: THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 

Time: 4:30PM-5:30PM (EDT) 

Title: Nonprofit Student Intern Panel  

Are you looking to gain experiences in the nonprofit sector? Come learn from a panel of current Mason interns at various local nonprofits on techniques for searching and applying for nonprofit internships, and how to make the most of your experience.  

This event is co-led by Spring 2021 GMU Nonprofit Fellows, and will be hosted virtually as well as available to stream in-person in SUB I, Room 3400. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Career Services Nonprofit Industry Advisor will be available on site to answer additional questions after the event.  

Panelists: Spring 2021 GMU Nonprofit Fellows 

Nonprofit Organizations: The Women's Center, Survivor’s Corner, Friends of Guest House, Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead Inc., Kingsman Academy Public Charter School, Kadima Foundation, Mindful Kidney Foundation, and Insight Memory Care Center

Location/Format: Hybrid event – Zoom Meeting & In-Person in SUB I Room 3400 

Handshake Event Link: 

Target Audience: All students & alumni, including Social Work, Criminal Justice, Law, Health, Education, Global Affairs, and Exploratory

Date: FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 

Time: 12PM-1PM (EDT) 

Title: International Careers in Nonprofits 

Are you interested in working overseas making a difference in the communities, or in the fields of international education, exchange, policy or development, here in the US? Come learn about various nonprofits with an international focus where you can make a global impact. 

Nonprofit Organizations: The World Bank, United Nations Foundation of the National Capital Area, Meridian International Center, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area 

Handshake Event Link: 

Target Audience: All students & alumni, including Global Affairs, International Education, Cultural Studies, Government, Political Science, Health, Economics, School of Business etc., including Exploratory