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Making the Case for Non-Profit Jobs After College

“If your son or daughter is considering a career in nonprofits, don’t be alarmed.” Paul Schmitz, an opinion writer for CNN, gave this advice to parents in mid-October of 2012. The quote succinctly sums up the attitude that many have toward nonprofit jobs and employees. “You can work at a…

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Life’s Too Short to Not Love Your Job: Why I Work at a Non-Profit

When you’re considering your career options, it’s easy to focus on large companies. They’re the ones with the big budgets and the cool stuff to hand out at career fairs. You probably use their products and read about them in those “Top 10 best companies in the galaxy” type lists.…

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What Does Project Runway Have to Do With Working at a Non-Profit?

Here at AfterCollege, we love helping people navigate the transition between college and career. But many students wouldn’t even have the opportunity to make it to college if not for the work and dedication of non-profits like First Graduate. This San Francisco-based organization supports first generation students from high school…

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What’s It Like to Work at a Non-Profit?

If you love the idea of being dedicated to values, a cause, or a greater purpose, you might enjoy working for a non-profit.

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Careers in Non-Profits: Chat with a Program Manager at the JCCSF

Alan Scher is the Program Manager in the Youth & Family Department at the JCCSF. Alan supervises the Havurah Youth Center and after-school program. His duties include building the foundation for the program through marketing, fundraising, and supporting teachers and staff. He talks about his work with HYC, why he enjoys…

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Careers in Non-Profits: A Look Inside the JCCSF

Claire McCabe is a Marketing Outreach & Box Office Associate in the Arts & Ideas department at the JCCSF (Jewish Community Center of San Francisco). Arts & Ideas puts on around 100 performances and lectures each year. Claire spends her days managing the Arts & Ideas social media strategy and its…

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The Best Gig Out There: Social Entrepreneur and Non-Profit Director Simone N. Sneed

What appeals to most people about working for a non-profit? Generally, it’s passion, dedication to the organization’s mission, and a driving desire to make a difference. Simone N. Sneed, a graduate from University at Albany with a B.A. Sociology/Africana Studies, has no shortage of passion, and that’s evidenced by her…

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What a Young Professional Resume Should Look Like

Can you sew or repair a button? If you answered “No”, you might be a millennial. A survey from the University of Missouri finds baby boomers are much better at sewing and even doing laundry than we are. OK, sure. Maybe we aren’t perfect in the life skills department. But we never had “home ec”…

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Checking in with Tucker Stein, undergraduate career search author and adviser

Tucker Stein is an MBA student at Stanford and a specialist in undergraduate internship job search strategies. Outside of school he advises students from a wide array of backgrounds on job search strategies and lectures at Stanford University on public speaking and interviewing techniques. AfterCollege caught up with Tucker since…

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What To Do During Your Job Interview

Be Aware of Your Body Language and Tone of Voice It is important to be relaxed and confident. When asked a question, be thoughtful and take your time in formulating your answer. Try to avoid giving “canned” answers. Remember, this is your opportunity to communicate your value. Engage in the…

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