Looking For a Common Good Career?

Are you the type of person who has always had a passion for helping others through volunteering? Possibly a business major who think that it is a company’s duty to give back in some way utilizing corporate social responsibility? Maybe you’re studying Biology and would someday love to help create sustainable healthcare solutions globally?

Regardless of your major, every student can choose to pursue a career for the common good. What are careers for the common good you ask? They are socially responsible vocations, whose results benefit the greater good of society. Careers for the common good generally occur in the nonprofit and government sectors and tend to include an individual’s personal core values. Whether that means going into a gap year service program, a career track, or grad school, we have the resources to help.

The Careers for the Common Good (CCG) program at the University of Connecticut, a collaboration between the Center for Career Development, the Office of Community Outreach and the Human Rights Institute, provides resources and encourages students to explore career paths that positively affect the community and society at large. Check out the CCG website to discover the various service year opportunities, jobs, internships or graduate school options that will help lead you to your future in a common good career. Also, check out the Community Outreach website to start getting involved today in benefiting the greater good!

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

By Erin Jouliot
Erin Jouliot Careers for the Common Good (CCG) Graduate Assistant Erin Jouliot