50 Organizations to Participate in Service & Internship Fair

career.JPGOn Tuesday, Aug. 30, Join Us in Making Progress (JUMP), the Center for Community Engagement, and Career Services are hosting the Annual Service and Internship Fair in Salazar Quad from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The fair is an event designed for non-profit and governmental organizations to showcase internship and service opportunities to the SSU community. Organizations such the Peace Corps, the American Red Cross, the Boys and Girls Club, and many others have annually participated in the fair and have provided Sonoma State students with outstanding service and internship opportunities.

This year, 50 organizations are expected to participate in the Service and Internship Fair.
The fair is open to all students, faculty, and staff members. Attendees can expect to learn more about each organization present, as well as acquire internship and service opportunities in the non-profit and governmental sector. The Service and Internship Fair is an excellent event that builds on the values of service learning, experiential education, and volunteerism in higher education.

"I believe that the Service and Internship Fair is a great way for the SSU Community to get connected to the non-profit and governmental sector," says J.P. Villafuerte, SSU's coordinator of Career Services. "Landing an internship or getting involved with an outstanding service project will provide you with invaluable experience as well as give you the edge to stand out in this competitive market."

JUMP, the community service program of Associated Students Inc., provides SSU students the opportunity for personal growth, leadership, and education through service to the campus and the community. By organizing service and advocacy opportunities in response to our community's needs, JUMP encourages students to pursue purposeful action and education while promoting change and impacting our world.

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) advances community-based programs on the SSU campus. CCE supports faculty in developing community-based teaching that integrates academic theory with community service and research that is inclusive of community partners and students to address local problems. By incorporating these projects into the curriculum, we teach students to be active citizens and that the theories taught in the classroom do apply to real-world issues.

Sonoma State University Career Services supports and empowers students to be active participants in the career development process, preparing students to make informed decisions regarding their future by providing comprehensive resources, advising, programs, and access to internship, employment, and graduate school opportunities.

For more information about the Annual Service and Internship Fair, contact JUMP at (707) 664-4277 or email jodi.roth@sonoma.edu. Also, visit the Career Services website, Center for Community Engagement website, and JUMP website to learn more about these programs.

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