The College of Human Sciences at Auburn University is home to many programs that promote living well through a focus on human health and well-being while igniting creativity to discover sustainable solutions for improving quality of life around the world. Beyond technical preparation, their graduates possess a broad worldview, a diverse understanding of the world in which they live and work, and a commitment to building a better world — one life at a time. With the College’s launch of the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies Major in the Fall of 2019, Auburn students have more opportunities than ever to gain hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector. By participating in classes that help solve critical social problems, The Bachelor of Science degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies program equips students with the comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to succeed in philanthropic endeavors. In class, students learn how to build solid personal and organizational financial foundations to support philanthropic projects and lead nonprofit enterprises. Beyond the classroom, participation in a 135 hour practicum at a nonprofit of their choice allows students to apply classroom studies to this professional field, before even graduating college. A minor in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is also offered through the College of Human Sciences.
Within the College of Human Sciences, the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is a Nonprofit Affiliate Program with over 100 nonprofits in Auburn’s surrounding area. The Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies inspires its participants to discover their purpose through learning, giving and growing. Their programs focus on financial wellness, philanthropic engagement, and nonprofit studies, empowering all generations to leave an enduring legacy. As an academic center, the Cary Center works to provide networking and professional development opportunities to students in the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies programs.
One of the Cary Center’s upcoming preparedness opportunities is the 2nd Annual Meet Me at the V.I.C. – The Cary Center Nonprofit Volunteer, Internship & Career Fair. Meet Me at the V.I.C. aims to give Auburn students the opportunity to mix and mingle with attending nonprofits and apply for positions within the nonprofit sector. Last year, over 50 nonprofits were represented.
The 2020 Meet Me at the V.I.C event is free for Auburn students and is Monday, March 30th from 9:00am-12:00pm in the Student Center Ballroom. In addition to professional development opportunities, there will be giveaways, snacks, and the first 50 students to arrive will receive a “Get Out of Jail Free” parking citation forgiveness card!
Post contributed by Grace Hamilton of the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.
Nonprofits wishing to participate at the VIC may register at: aub.ie/vic
Auburn students planning to attend the VIC may register at: aub.ie/vic2020