You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from nonprofit, philanthropy, and fundraising majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent nonprofit, philanthropy, and fundraising graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.
Nonprofit, Philanthropy, and Fundraising
- Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Corporate Relations positions
- New Hope Family Shelter - Social Work position
- City Year Chicago - Corps Member positions
- Adelante Foundation - International Development positions
- World Federation of United Nations Associations - Development positions
- Monroe County United Way - Campaign positions
Job Search Sites
These sites post jobs that relate directly to analysis, statistics, and math. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled “careers,“ “jobs,“ “employment,“ or “opportunities."
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results.
- Helping Professions
- Social Justice
Organization & Company Research Resources
When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- What is your definition of social justice/civic engagement?
- What social justice topic are you most passionate about and why?
- What are some of the ethical challenges faced by nonprofit organizations?
- Provide an example of an organization/group/club that you have been dedicated to over an extended period of time, and how you helped to promote their cause.
- Get experience in development and fundraising by volunteering in the community, for the university, or within a student organization. Many nonprofits want candidates that have been committed to their community.
- Market volunteer and community service experiences on your resume.
- Unpaid experiences can be just as marketable as paid experiences!
- Learn and gain experience in grant writing.