Navigating your career path and thriving in your career necessitates persistence and commitment. Our career and community engagement resources, personalized advising, and workshops will support you throughout your journey.
What We Do
The Center for Beloved Community is comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community partners who engage in reciprocal partnership to reach the institutes educational objectives and the needs of our local community.
We have three areas of focus:
Training for Social Impact Leaders
We offer several professional trainings each year on critical themes, such as Islam in the Classroom, and Supporting Youth Beyond the Gender Binary. These day long intensives are offered to the community of non-profit leadership, teachers, youth works, and advocates for justice to come together in a supportive environment in which we can learn and grow together.
Curricular Service-Learning and Academic Community Partnerships
In support of the integral development of our student body our Career and Community Engagement Manager provides support for the creation and management of academic program partnerships and projects with local community organizations. We are advocating for the increase of service-learning projects through the undergraduate curriculum and the development of internships, research projects, and volunteer opportunities for graduate students in conjunction with their academic requirements and courses. The community experience is used as a reference for personal transformation and learning. Projects are designed with our partnerships in an effort to meet identified community needs and incorporate activities for reflection that help individuals link academic and civic objectives of the curriculum.
Careers and Professional Development for Social Impact
Through our established career services program we provide a significant focus on careers for social justice, non-profit and social enterprise leadership, and social change oriented advocacy. Through a growing partnership with Idealist.org we are encouraging the use and development of a dynamic platform that not only offers listings for jobs and volunteer opportunities, but places effort on the growth of a social impact community internationally.
The Center for Career & Community Engagment provides:
- Career coaching & consultation
- Career development webinars & workshops
- Resume, CV, Cover letter, and Interviewing
- Employment search support and resources
- Community partners, internships, and work study positions
Learn more by heading over to our resource page on my.ciis.edu.
Notice To Employers
If you are an employer seeking to post positions with us; please note that we encourage you to post your available volunteer, internship, and employment positions through idealist.org. This platform will allow you to reach a broad audience of social impact professionals, including our students, alumni, and friends. You can also email us to post your job on our internal jobs listserv. This is regularly sent to students! Even better send us your job listing link from Idealist with a brief description.
The Career & Community Engagement staff can be reached by phone: (415) 575-6118 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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