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January 14, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- More than 40 nonprofit agencies are expected to participate in Southern Methodist University’s Nonprofit Career and Volunteer Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Ballroom of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St. Agency representatives will be on hand to discuss part-time and full-time career placements, as well as opportunities for volunteer service.

The career fair is free and open to the public.

“The agencies are looking for people to fill all kinds of paying jobs from a diversity of employment disciplines,” said Rebecca Bergstresser, director of SMU’s Office of Community Involvement.

“In an address after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, President Bush said that all of us can become September 11 volunteers by making a commitment to service in our own communities. We, at SMU, are taking seriously that challenge.”

Some of the agencies participating in the nonprofit career fair include the Red Cross; Teach For America; the Peace Corps; AIDS Arms, Inc.; the Dallas Public Library; the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT); and Dallas Public Schools.

For more information, contact the web site at

The event is co-sponsored by the SMU Career Center, the SMU Office of Community Involvement, the Volunteer Center of Dallas County and the Center for Nonprofit Management.