Careers for the Common Good

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“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.”
– Minor Myers, Jr.

Inspired by UConn’s commitment to developing active global citizens, Careers for the Common Good fosters the pursuit of socially responsible career paths that positively affect the community and society at large. The Careers for the Common Good is a collaborative program through the Center for Career Development, the Office of Community Outreach, and the Human Rights Institute, which works to serve all students of the university in their desire to create change through their careers.

Careers for the Common Good aims to expose students to socially responsible vocations in industries ranging from public service and non-profits to benefit-corporations and social enterprises.  We work to bring together students and values-driven organizations who desire to create positive change in society, the environment and the world; we do this through both programming and the annual Careers for the Common Good Career Fair.

Through the various career development stages, Careers for the Common Good and our partners work to provide resources to help you in your next professional development steps. Check out some of the offerings below!

Major and Career Decision Making

Internships and Co-op Program

Job Search

Considering Graduate School

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholar Resources

Résumé and Professional Writing Guide

Employers, want more information on how to connect with UConn student, post jobs or host an internship? Check out our Employer Guide!

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