Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Nonprofit

Diversity Opportunities

This Blog was written by Peer Career Ambassador Alex Rabell ‘21 Are you a diverse student looking to break into the corporate world? It can be challenging and daunting to enter the workforce, which is why I have written this blog with some of the resources and opportunities at your disposal. Many companies are currently…

How to Succeed in an Anti-Sex Trafficking Nonprofit Organization

Modern slavery still exists. $99 billion is made per year from trafficking; 20% are from children. This is a dark, unfortunate worldwide epidemic. For this reason, you may have decided to join a nonprofit organization or company that combats human or sex trafficking. Here are some tips to help you succeed. Be patient. It may…

Making Do with What You’ve Got

As I’m now wrapping up my second week with MainStreet Hammonton, there’s at least one lesson that is clear to me: in a nonprofit organization, you have to work with what you have. While this may be an obvious statement to many, I’ve never realized how this fact affects so much of a nonprofit’s work.…

What’s More Stupid, Making Mistakes or Thinking about Them Again?

During my internship at the Development Department of JVS, I had been working on various projects, such as database cleanups, donation processing, and stewardship mailings. Although I tried my best to accomplish everything, I still make mistakes. There was one time that I need to mail out around 80 heavy envelopes, each contains an important…

How to Shoot a Film at Stew Leonard’s Home

It was pouring. The trains in and out of Grand Central were delayed. Cars from NJ were stuck on the Turnpike. The Nest had a shoot for Stew Leonard, a supermarket chain throughout the Tri-State area.  Call time was 10am, but with the weather and all we weren’t going to make it in time. The…

How to Prepare for a Meeting With the President of Discovery

As a rising sophomore, there’s really no way to prepare for a meeting with the President of Discovery. Richard Ross, President of The Discovery Channel, and Avis Richards, CEO of Birds Nest, met on vacation a few years back, and instantly became good friends given both of their interests in social entrepreneurship.  That being said,…

Coming Out of the Back Office

For the past two months of my internship, I have been working in cubicles in different offices every day. As an introverted person with English as my second language, I usually shy away from talking to people – and it’s part of the reason why although I choose to intern in three different programs in…

Making an IMPACT

At the beginning of my search for a summer internship, I didn’t even consider working for a non-profit. I was thinking a large financial firm, a cutting edge sports company, or an innovative start-up. Something flashy. However, I have found my time at IMPACT Melanoma to be rewarding in more ways than one. The small…

Working From Home

This summer, my internship is a three-hour commute from my house. Although I am always ready to take on these long days, both me and my bosses knew it was unreasonable to have me make this trek more than two times a week. Instead, they have me work from home for the remaining days. Going…

Get Ready to Mingle: Internship Style

The thirst for more connections and networking opportunities lies deep within the heart of any entrepreneur. After all, it is engraved into our brains from early on that these relationships will be key in the advancement of our career. However,  I felt ill-prepared for the abundance of networking opportunities that I was introduced to at…