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Event Overview

Join YNPN National for this host this virtual recruitment and information fair for nonprofit professionals who are interested in learning more about how attending graduate school or applying for a fellowship can help accelerate your career path. Individual registration is available, in addition to group registration for alumni associations, service year programs, and nonprofits.

In line with YNPN’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion we will be sharing information and resources with a particular focus on expanding these opportunities to first-generation college students and individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups.

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Event Schedule

Here is a general overview of the events taking place during the YNPN Virtual Fair.  See below for additional details about the speakers, presenters, and graduate school/fellowship programs that will be featured throughout the day.

Opening Panel: How Can the Graduate School Experience Advance Your Nonprofit Career? (Noon to 1:30 pm EST)

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Virtual Fair & Networking (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST)

During the Virtual Networking portion of the event, attendees will have the chance to meet representatives from the participating graduate school and fellowship programs, ask questions, and get more information about the application process and program experience with each organization.  After registering, attendees will receive additional information prior to the event with links to join virtual networking and information sessions with each of the participating programs.

Participating Graduate School Programs

Rutgers Law School

Rutgers Law School—with locations in Camden and Newark—offers a world-class faculty; a curriculum of exceptional breadth and depth in theory, practice, and interdisciplinary studies; a geographic presence that spans one of the nation's 10 largest legal markets (New Jersey) while also offering immediate access to two of the five largest markets (New York City and Philadelphia); an alumni network with over 20,000 members; and a strong tradition of diversity and social impact. As the law school for a top public university, Rutgers Law School is committed to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service to its host communities, the state of New Jersey, and the nation.

Carnegie Mellon University: Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education.

University of North Carolina: School of Government

The UNC MPA program has been preparing exceptional public service leaders for the non-profit sector and the government levels for over 50 years. With the addition of our online format 6 years ago, we continue to offer our top-ranked MPA degree for those looking for a full time campus-based experience and for professionals looking for a more flexible part-time program with the same commitment to excellence.

Many come because we are ranked #2 in Local Government Management, but we support students with a wide range of interests in everything from education to environmental affairs to social services and public health. Our concentration areas include public management, community/economic development, public health, and nonprofit management. We encourage you to explore our program more and to inquire about our commitment to supporting our students through scholarships.

Lilly School of Philanthropy

As the first and only school of its kind, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is dedicated wholly to the study and teaching of philanthropy. Through B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs, our students are empowered to innovate, lead, and create positive and lasting change in the world. Our degree programs give you what you need to make a difference for the causes you believe in. Whether you’re passionate about saving the earth, social justice, or taking on global challenges, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will give you the tools you need to lead for change. Be the change you wish to see in the world with a degree from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Brandeis University: The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Ranked in the top 10 schools of social policy, the Heller School drives positive social change through research, education and public engagement that inform policies and programs designed to address disparities in well-being and social inclusion in a sustainable way.

The New School

The New School Graduate Programs

Discover a new kind of university in New York City, one where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Our university takes full advantage of its location in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

At our university, students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world. Our graduate programs go beyond mainstream thought and practices, fostering intellectual inquiry and creative mastery. Master's and doctoral students work with renowned faculty who are scholars, practitioners, and mentors. Together they defy academic orthodoxy, take intellectual risks, publish groundbreaking research, and contribute to emerging fields. Graduate students now also have the opportunity to pursue one of The New School's graduate minors, structured pathways of study that immerse students in disciplines outside of their primary field and broaden their skill-sets and career options.

University of Texas at Austin: LBJ School of Public Affairs and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service

Effective leadership requires deep understanding of current trends and policy issues, and the willingness to take action. The Nonprofit Studies Portfolio is an opportunity to develop specialized skills in social finance, nonprofit management, philanthropy, cultural policy, social marketing and community collaboration. Students ready to make a difference in the world can advance their journey with the Certificate in Nonprofit Studies and with the RGK Center community of colleagues and faculty. The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service is proudly housed within the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

University of Michigan: Ford School of Public Policy

Situated in one of America's great public universities, the Ford School is large enough to satisfy diverse intellectual and policy interests—and small enough to offer a warm, supportive, inclusive educational community. The Ford School is a nationally recognized leader in quantitative policy analysis, political and ethical analysis, social policy, communication, and leadership. All coursework reflects our deep commitment to public service and policy engagement.

Texas A&M University: Bush School of Government & Public Service

The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University is a presidential school with a clear vision: to prepare principled leaders for service in their community, their nation, and their world, and to do it affordably. Our dedication to serve others, which reflects the life of our namesake, George H.W. Bush, is a guiding force in our instruction. In fact, over 75% of our graduate go to work in public service and we average 90% employment within 6 months of graduation. Specifically relevant to this group, we offer a track in Nonprofit Management and host a Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy (more below) that prepare leaders for nonprofit careers.

With an incoming class of about 90 students per department, you will become part of a family—learning from your colleagues, developing life-long friendships, and building strong professional networks. Students share a passion for public service and create an invigorating environment to do more for others. For our students, public service is a noble calling. As a partner school of AmeriCorps, our MPSA provides application fee waivers, a generous scholarship and in-state rates for two years, a flexible curriculum that collaborates with a tier-one research university, professional networking with academic and expert practitioners, and career assistance to find the jobs that matter to you.

University of Delaware: Biden School of Public Policy & Administration

The Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware offers six master's degree programs. Each program offers various areas of research, specializations, or concentrations—​so you can tailor your program to suit your areas of interest and career goals. The Biden School focuses on combining world-class classroom education with meaningful experiential learning opportunities so our graduates are prepared to effectively address the most challenging public sector issues of our time. Graduate students are eligible to be considered for competitive research assistantships that are generated with Biden School faculty and our six affiliated research centers.

University of Michigan: Ford School of Public Policy

Situated in one of America's great public universities, the Ford School is large enough to satisfy diverse intellectual and policy interests—and small enough to offer a warm, supportive, inclusive educational community. The Ford School is a nationally recognized leader in quantitative policy analysis, political and ethical analysis, social policy, communication, and leadership. All coursework reflects our deep commitment to public service and policy engagement.

Texas A&M University: Bush School of Government & Public Service

The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University is a presidential school with a clear vision: to prepare principled leaders for service in their community, their nation, and their world, and to do it affordably. Our dedication to serve others, which reflects the life of our namesake, George H.W. Bush, is a guiding force in our instruction. In fact, over 75% of our graduate go to work in public service and we average 90% employment within 6 months of graduation. Specifically relevant to this group, we offer a track in Nonprofit Management and host a Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy (more below) that prepare leaders for nonprofit careers.

With an incoming class of about 90 students per department, you will become part of a family—learning from your colleagues, developing life-long friendships, and building strong professional networks. Students share a passion for public service and create an invigorating environment to do more for others. For our students, public service is a noble calling. As a partner school of AmeriCorps, our MPSA provides application fee waivers, a generous scholarship and in-state rates for two years, a flexible curriculum that collaborates with a tier-one research university, professional networking with academic and expert practitioners, and career assistance to find the jobs that matter to you.

Participating Fellowship Programs

Marquette University: Trinity Fellows Program

The Trinity Fellows Program is a 21- month study/work graduate fellowship program dedicated to developing urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice. While engaged in full-time graduate study, Fellows work at area nonprofit agencies 18 hours per week for two academic years and 40 hours per week during the intervening summer. Trinity offers fellowships in 14 fields of study: Business, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Communication, Corporate Communication, Criminal Justice Data Analytics, Economics, Educational Policy and Leadership, English, History, International Affairs, Management, Applied Philosophy, Political Science, Public Service, or Theology. Up to 12 fellowships will be awarded per year.

Closing Panel: Fellowship Programs - Understanding the Application Process and Career Benefits (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST)

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