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Idealist Nonprofit Career Fair, October 15th

Idealist Fair, October 15th, 2008 Idealist.org-Action Without Borders, is hosting an annual series of Nonprofit Career Fairs which are free for individuals to attend. This year the Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair will take place in Portland, on October 15th. Since they began six years ago, the Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fairs have drawn nearly 60,000 job seekers and 4,700 organizations to more than 200 fairs in 30 cities. In 2005, Idealist.org opened an office in downtown Portland dedicated to supporting nonprofit and public service professionals in all stages of their careers. The organization also has offices in New York City, Washington DC, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has staff members working from several other international cities. 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 nonprofit careers and distribute resumes. "I made a number of connections, learned about some new organizations … and found the job fair overall much more useful than a regular job fair that is mainly focused on the private sector," said one job seeker who attended the 2007 Idealist Nonprofit Career Fair in Washington, DC. The Portland Idealist Nonprofit Career Fair is hosted by the Portland State University Career Center. The event is cosponsored by The Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University, KBOO Community Radio and CNRG, and is sponsored by Commongood Careers and NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. This event is free and open to the public! For a list of attending programs, directions to the event venue, and to pre-register, please visit http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/CareerFair/Viewer/default?career-fair-id=205Location: The fair will be held in the Ballroom, on the 3rd Floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University.Career Fair Hours

10/15/2008 11:00am - 03:00pm

Information Sessions

10/15/2008 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Introduction to Careers in Nonprofits - by Meg Busse and Steven Pascal-Joiner Join Meg from Idealist to better understand possible nonprofit opportunities, how to frame your search, and how to identify career paths that are a great fit for you in the vast scope of the nonprofit sector. After all, knowing what you're looking for at the outset will help you lead a more efficient and effective job search.

Information Sessions

10/15/2008 01:30pm - 02:30pm

Global Paths to Doing Good - by Erin Barnhart As you consider your next nonprofit job, are you looking locally, nationally, or internationally? Whether you're interested in finding a career or volunteer opportunity in your local community or are excited about the potential to travel, volunteer, and work abroad, there are a number of things to keep in mind before you begin. Join staff of Hostelling International and Idealist to learn more about what to consider and how to find opportunities to do good anywhere in the world.