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ERIC Number: ED277885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-20
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Entry Level Employment Opportunities for College Graduates in Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations.
Navaratnam, K. K.
A mail survey was conducted to gather information about entry-level career opportunities for college graduates in nonprofit and voluntary organizations in the United States. One hundred questionnaires were mailed to nonprofit and voluntary organizations, with a return of 57 usable questionnaires. The findings of the study show that there are employment opportunities for graduates in these organizations. The employment opportunities include specific positions ranging from program directors and supervisors to social workers and from teachers to counselors. The positions existing in these organizations permit the entry of graduates from a variety of academic disciplines. The study suggests that for continued growth and development of the nonprofit sector and its contribution to the nation's employment, trained personnel with college degrees are needed. For this purpose, colleges and the nonprofit sector could develop cooperative programs, internships, and volunteer opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers with these organizations upon completion of their degree. Courses in administration and management of the nonprofit sector, fundraising, communications, public relations, and partnership development could be jointly prepared and offered by universities and the nonprofit sector. Finally, a national agenda should be set up to develop talents, skills, knowledge, and personalities among graduates for improved management of resources in nonprofit and voluntary organizations. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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