UW–Madison will be hosting its annual Fall Public Service Fair on Monday, Sept. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Gordon Dining Events and Center. Students from across campus are encouraged to attend and learn how to connect to community organizations.
So why should you attend the Public Service Fair? The Public Service Fair is your chance to explore opportunities to get involved with local, state, and national nonprofits, all in one place.
Here are nine things you’ll find at the Public Service Fair.
- Volunteer Opportunities. There will be over 70 local and national nonprofit organizations present. Organizations attending include: City Year, League of Women Voters Dane County, Second Harvest Foodbank, Peace Corps, Madison Starlings Volleyball Club, Wisconsin Youth Company and more.
- Internships and jobs. Volunteer opportunities aren’t the only thing that you’ll find at the Public Service Fair. Organizations may be looking to recruit students for a part-time or full-time position. You might even be able to snag an interview.
- Student organizations. In addition to volunteer opportunities, internships and jobs, there may be several student organizations that may pique your interest. So if you’re interested in combining your commitment to the community with campus involvement, be sure to check out these tables.
- No need to dress to impress. Business attire can create an intimidating atmosphere. That’s why at the Public Service Fair you can wear whatever you’re comfortable in, even jeans!
- Great Location. The Public Service Fair will be located on the second floor of Gordon Dining and Events Center. Whether you’re grabbing something to eat with a friend or just passing by, come on in and check out the event.
- Stop by whenever. The Public Service Fair is from 3 to 6 p.m. This means you can come right away at 3 p.m. or you can show up at 5:30 p.m. Come and go as you please.
- Many Options. It may be that the Public Service Fair isn’t for you, but that’s okay. You don’t have to stop at every table, and stopping at a table to check it out doesn’t commit you to anything.
- We’re friendly. Lead representatives or recruiters from each organization are friendly people who want to help you get involved. Take this opportunity to learn about the organizations that you’re interested in and what opportunities are available.
- Teach English abroad. From 4 to 4:45 p.m., the International Internship Program will be holding a special concurrent workshop focused on career and internship opportunities to teach English abroad. This workshop is free to students.