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Author discusses careers in nonprofits
Contact: Rob Eisele816-415-7574
October 15, 2008

Shelly Cryer, the founder of the Initiative for Nonprofit Sector Careers, will discuss her new book The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference. The October 22 event begins with a 5 p.m. reception, followed by the 5:30 p.m. program in Room 222 of Yates-Gill College Union on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo. This free event is open to everyone interested in learning more about nonprofit careers or helping others with their career choices. To ensure your seat at this special event, emailwatsons AT william.jewell DOT edu by Oct. 21.

Cryer will be joined by Scott Helm (University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership) and panelists Gwendolyn Grant (Urban League), WJC alumna Jamie Roach (Harvesters), WJC alumna Kristine Knutter (People to People International) and Vincent Nguyen (United Way). The first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of Cryer’s book.

The Nonprofit Career Guide is a hands-on volume filled with practical advice from real people working at all levels of diverse nonprofits. Included is advice on how to prepare for a nonprofit career; conduct the job search and network effectively; handle interviews; write persuasive cover letters and resumes; and negotiate competitive compensation.

This event is sponsored in partnership with American Humanics Inc., American Humanics Nonprofit Leadership Student Associations of William Jewell College and Rockhurst University, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, UMKC's Public Administration Student Association and the Council on Philanthropy.

William Jewell College is committed to bringing together talented students and gifted faculty mentors within a vibrant community sparked by a rigorous and intentional liberal arts curriculum. A full range of personal and professional development experiences are presented by the selective national liberal arts college’s location within the Kansas City metroplex of 1.5 million.

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