Contact: Carmen Ramos Chandler
To celebrate the new network, the Career Center is hosting its first "Nonprofit Networking Day" on Monday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union near the center of the campus as 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge.
"We strive to increase the awareness of social issues and the organizations that meet those challenges," said Jan Potzmann, coordinator of nonprofit relations for the Career Center. "Our main objectives are to provide a networking opportunity for students and provide a forum for the nonprofits to showcase their organizations and recruit employees, interns and volunteers. We expect to increase access to nonprofit organizations by 10 percent annually."
The "Nonprofit Networking Day" will feature up to 40 organizations ready to recruit full- and part-time employees, while other organizations will be looking for interns and volunteers and providing information about what they do.
Among the agencies expected to attend are the Arthritis Foundation, Planned Parenthood, American Red Cross, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Hathaway Children's Services and World Children's Transplant Fund.
"The event brings the future's major third workforce - the non-profit sector - to campus so that students and faculty can meet and greet agencies who will play an increasing role in the San Fernando Valley," said Adele Scheele, director of CSUN's Career Center.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts entry-level job opportunities will increase by 45 percent nationwide by the year 2003.
Potzmann said recent discussions between university officials and members of the non-profit community indicate there is a significant shortage of qualified entry-level professionals for positions in nonprofit management and underscore the need for a Nonprofit Network.
For more information about the network or the April 26 event, contact Potzmann at the Career Center at (818) 677-2320.
Cal State Northridge has about 27,000 full- and part-time students, offering 48 different bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded in 1958, it is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is the only four-year university in the San Fernando Valley.
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Carmen Ramos Chandler, Director of News and Information