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“Tap Your Passion” during career-focused workshops

The Career Development Center (CDC) will host “Tap Your Passion,” a series of programs that explores not-for-profit or public service careers from Monday, February 16 to Thursday, February 19. Sessions will feature alumni and keynote speakers who work in a range of not-for-profit and public service jobs. The series is expected to attract between 800 to 1,000 students this year.
“The internship and career fair caters to students looking for a more traditional job,” said CDC counselor Scott Bennett. “Lots of them expressed interest in fruitful and lucrative nonprofit or government careers. This series caters to students with those needs.”
The event is the brainchild of the Not-for-Profit and Public Service Committee, which last year hosted the Making a Career in Making a Difference — Socially Responsible Career program, attended by approximately 200 students. “What is nice about this committee is that it is made up of representatives from all the schools,” Bennett said. “So, this program is targeted at all students from all different majors.” Faculty is welcome to refer and encourage students to attend. Sessions include:

Putting Your Idealism to Work, 4-5 p.m., Monday,
February 16, UU-133.

Turning Passion to Action: Stories from Alumni,
5:15-6:15 p.m., Monday, February 16, UU-133.

Community Student Forum, 7-9 p.m. Monday, February 16, UU-West Lounge.

Tapping Faculty Perspectives: Journeys in Public Service, 4-5:15 p.m.,
Tuesday, February 17,
UU-133.

Sowing the Seeds: Taking Steps During College
5:45-7 p.m., Tuesday,
February 17, UU-133.

Take a Year ON!, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 18, UUW-324.

AmeriCorps and VISTA: What’s It All About?,
4:30-5:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 18, UUW-324.

Empty Bowl Dinner, 5:15-7 p.m., Wednesday, February 18, UU-Mandela. Cost is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the SOS Shelter.

How to Get a Federal Government Job, noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 19, UU-East Lounge.

Careers with the U.S. Department of State,
4-5:15 p.m., Thursday, February 19, UU-133.

Sponsors include the CDC, Student Affairs Program Innovation Fund, Off Campus College, Master of Public Administration Program, School of Education and Human Development, Graduate school, School of Management, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Greater Binghamton Coalition.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08