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Networking event to introduce students to public service opportunities

By Jillian Frankel

Feb. 10, 2015 1:42 a.m.

The undergraduate student government’s Community Service Commission will host the fifth annual Nonprofit Networking Night on Tuesday for students and alumni who wish to participate in off-campus public service opportunities.

“(The event) makes continuing volunteer services after graduation possible,” said Undergraduate Students Association Council Community Service Commissioner Cynthia Wong.

Attendees will be able to speak with representatives from 25 organizations involved in education, environmental preservation, poverty, international aid and public policy, among other fields, who are recruiting UCLA students and alumni for internships and part-time and full-time positions. A few of the nonprofits that will be attending include the American Red Cross, the Peace Corps, the Special Olympics World Games and Teach for America.

“We really think that volunteerism isn’t just for personal development, but for professional opportunities as well,” Wong said.

Nonprofit Networking Night is a collaborative effort between the Community Service Commission, Volunteer Center, Career Center, Alumni Affairs, Partnership UCLA, and Government and Community Relations.

Wong said she hopes that 700 or more of the 1,000 students who have registered will attend.

Compiled by Jillian Frankel, Bruin contributor.

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