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Non-Profit Careers Conference

Given the uncertainty of the Spring 2021 semester due to continued concerns regarding the coronavirus, the NPCC planning committee has decided to postpone the 2021 NPCC until May 2021. We are tentatively saving the dates of May 19th-May 23rd for the conference. While we are saving these dates, we recognize that spring planning will continue to evolve as decisions have not been made about who will be able to be on campus in the spring and in what capacity. Therefore, by mid-semester of Spring 2021, we will update this webpage with a final decision regarding the 2021 NPCC. We apologize for any disappointment students, alumni, and/or community partners may be feeling about this decision and look forward to gathering at the NPCC and beyond when it is safe for us to do so. 

Interested in learning more about the non-profit sector? The Donelan Office is working with the Center for Career Development to create a few alumni panel events regarding working in various parts of the sector:

  • "Entry-level jobs in the non-profit sector, a young alumni panel event," November 16, 2020 (watch a recording of the event).
  • "The business-side of non-profits," February 8, 2021 (note new start time of 5pm EST) (watch a recording of the event). 
  • "Executive-level leadership in non-profits," April 12, 2021

Watch out for announcements in our newsletter and on our Events page for more specific information regarding these panels. Additionally, juniors and seniors can look into taking part in the Academic Internship Program (AIP). In AIP, students take on an 8-hour per week internship and participate in a weekly seminar. One seminar that is usually offered is, "Non-Profits and Government Agencies." The Donelan Office and the Center for Career Development would be glad to help you find an internship in the non-profit sector. 

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The annual Non-Profit Careers Conference is held every year (typically, in January) for students considering careers in non-profit and community based organizations, activism, public service, and social change. Check out the 2020 NPCC Agenda (PDF) to learn more about some of the conference offerings.

The workshop has three purposes:

  •  To introduce participants to the range of viable and diverse career options in the non-profit sector;
  •  To engage participants in reflection upon how they might utilize their unique skills in service to the broader society;
  •  To prepare participants to enter public service by providing experiences and skills helpful to them and their future organizations.

The program is taught by Holy Cross alumni, faculty and staff working within a non-profit or public service setting at the international, national, regional, and local levels.

 *Housing and meals for the week-long conference are funded by the College.*  

Read a recap of a past Non-Profit Careers Conference (DOC)!

Questions? Contact the Donelan Office or the Office of Career Development.