In my role as intern, I assist with the marketing of Career Services’ events. Since I have an interest in the arts, I thought I would ask Abbey Racelis, Assistant Director for Arts, Nonprofit and Government to “guest blog” about the upcoming Nonprofit Fair. Here’s what Abbey had to say:
Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.
The informal motto of Princeton reflects a long history of preparing students for positions of leadership and lives of service in many fields. Because of our students’ continued commitment to meaningful work, Career Services is hosting the Nonprofit Career Fair – “Careers in the Public Good” on Friday, March 2nd from 1pm-4pm in Frist’s Multipurpose Room. This fair is designed to be a showcase for organizations to share information with students about current opportunities and the rewards and challenges of working in the nonprofit field. This year we are welcoming 47 organizations from a wide range of sectors including NGOs, Arts, Sports, Education, Cultural, Environmental, Human Rights/Social Justice, Health, Community Advocacy, Foundations, and Government!
Some of the agencies you can expect to see at the fair on Friday include but are not limited to (find full list of participating organizations on TigerTracks):
Access Now: an international NGO that advocates for an open and secure internet as a means to free, full and safe participation in society and the realization of human rights. Founded in the wake of the 2009 Iranian post-election crackdown, Access teams with digital activists to build their technical capacity and to help them advocate globally for their digital rights. www.accessnow.org
America SCORES: inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. America SCORES envisions a world where all youth find their voice, achieve their goals, and unleash their full potential. America SCORES partners with urban schools to provide a high quality, team-based program that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning. www.americascores.org
NY Sun Works: New York Sun Works created the renowned Science Barge; a prototype, sustainable urban farm and environmental education center on the Hudson River. The Greenhouse Project Initiative is based on The Science Barge model, and dedicated to bringing the concepts of urban sustainability and environmental science to NYC’s schools. www.nysunworks.org
Global Youth Connect is a 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1999 by international youth leaders supported by key human rights advocates and scholars. In a nut shell, GYC advances human rights and creates a more just world by empowering young activists from around the globe through a combination of cross cultural human rights workshops, site visits, volunteer service, and sustained human rights activism aligned with grassroots NGOs, policy makers, and other stakeholders. www.globalyouthconnect.org
Department of Justice: The Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of various types of economic crimes, including international bribery, corporate fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, mortgage frraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, and procurement fraud.
Check out the “Career Fair” section of the Career Planning Guide for tips on how to prepare for the Fair.
If meaningful work is something you are interested in, please check out the Nonprofit Fair on Friday, March 2nd from 1-4pm in Frist!