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OCS invites you to network with non-profit and mission-driven organizations that span a range of fields — including government and education. Find a job or career that will make a positive social impact at all levels, and become an agent for change at the Social Impact Expo, open to all Harvard University students. In anticipation of the big day, we’ve highlighted ten organizations you don’t want to miss!
With summer – and Commencement – rapidly approaching, the hunt is on for engaging jobs and opportunities. Like you, Harvard students continue to seek socially conscious alternatives.
If you find yourself in this situation, you don’t want to miss the Harvard Social Impact Expo this Thursday afternoon! Come network with non-profit and mission-driven organizations working in a range of fields, from government to education and beyond.
As usual, remember to update your job documents and refresh your “elevator pitch.” Know who’s attending the Expo and dress to impress. Still not interested? Some friendly faces want to see you there! Cosponsors include the Harvard FAS Office of Career Services, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard Divinity School.
ORGANIZATIONS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS:
(in no particular order)
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
What is it: The statewide department charged with education policy and enforcement.
Fun fact: Massachusetts recently clocked in at No. 1 in a ranking of the nation’s most educated states.
- Abt Associates, Inc.
What is it: Global company providing public policy and business research and consulting.
Fun fact: Founded in Cambridge, MA, with the intent of using interdisciplinary social science research to solve social, economic, and technological problems.
- Plan International USA
What is it: International charity dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty for children.
Fun fact: Began in 1937 as “Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain” to provide services to children affected by the Spanish Civil War.
- Atlantic Global Aid
What is it: Maine nonprofit focused on improving the health of urban and rural Africans by providing medicines, supplies, and qualified medical personnel.
Fun fact: A returning champion to the Expo and a frequent sponsor of local community events such as this youth basketball tournament.
- City Year
What it is: Education-focused nonprofit that puts qualified mentors in low-income schools and organizations to work with high-risk youth.
Fun fact: Corps members wear fashionable red jackets and Timberland boots!
- Scholastic, Inc.
What it is: A global book publishing company and the largest distributor of children’s books.
Fun fact: Maintains the exclusive rights to publishing both the Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series in the United States.
- U.S. PIRG
What is it: The national lobbying and grassroots arm of the State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), a federation of nonprofit organizations for collegiate civic engagement.
Fun fact: The PIRG model was conceived by Ralph Nader and Donald Ross – one of his legal interns – in the 1971 book Action for a Change.
- NFI Massachusetts, Inc.
What it is: Nonprofit human services agency specializing in community-based care for children and adults with emotional and/or behavioral problems.
Fun fact: Adopts a “normative community approach” to service in which communities participate in establishing norms of healthy living.
- Facing History and Ourselves
What it is: Provides educators with services and materials focused on combating racism and promoting tolerance.
Fun fact: Founded by teacher Margot Stern Strom and former baseball player Bill Parsons.
—Nicandro Iannacci, ’13
Event Resume Book
Harvard FAS students (College, GSAS, and HES) can submit a resume to participating employers and organizations via Crimson Careers. Simply log in to Crimson Careers, select the “jobs & internships” tab, and keyword search either “Social Impact” or job id # “36408”. The DEADLINE for resume submissions is Thursday, April 5 @ 11:59pm!