In May, SAC hosted a networking/career fair with the goal of bridging the gap between currently serving AmeriCorps members and life after AmeriCorps.
To prepare for the event, SAC posted blogs with career advice for members and co-hosted a resume workshop before the fair (in collaboration with another nonprofit professional group in Seattle).
It truly was a joint effort: members of the career fair committee wrote letters and called employers to encourage people to participate; our alumni council assisted us with the fundraising process; and the SAC board established the final logistics and volunteer coordination.
The main event was hosted on May 25th at Impact Hub Seattle, an intimate, warm location that hosts nonprofits and socially minded for-profits in a community space. In addition to bringing AmeriCorps members and employers together, we hosted a photographer to take professional headshots of members, provided a resource room of career information, and provided refreshments.
We received outstandingly positive feedback for our first career fair. The centrally-located space allowed members to easily utilize public transportation, and members appreciated having refreshments provided. This project took effort, but the smiling faces from connections that were made has SAC excited and energized for many more events to come!
We look forward to seeing you in the fall for our annual #StipendLife event. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming months! To find all the photographs from the event, including professional head shots, please follow us on Facebook!