Welcome to the Education and Social Services career community!

This page has been tailored to this specific community and its industry-related opportunities for students and alumni. Browse this page for alumni to engage with, events to attend, student organizations to consider joining, internships and jobs to explore, professional organizations to learn from, and blog posts to deepen your understanding. To discuss career opportunities and how to prepare for roles in this industry, consider meeting with a career coach. Meetings can be scheduled by clicking here.

The Inside Scoop on Working as a Healthcare Advocate

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Health advocates, also known as patient representatives and patient advocates, work with and on behalf of patients to resolve issues ranging from getting insurance coverage to dealing with complaints about the medical staff to explaining a doctor’s treatment plan. In addition to patients, health …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning Ana Clara Blesso
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Breaking Down 5 Education-Focused Interview Questions

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Interviewing is a critical and common part of any job search experience, and students interested in working in classroom teaching post-graduation are no exception.

Depending on the size of the school district to which you are applying, your initial interview …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning Ana Clara Blesso
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The Child Life Profession: A Unique Way to Work with Children

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Do you enjoy working with children, or have you entertained the idea of possibly working in a health care setting? I myself had never heard of a Child Life Specialist until just a little while ago, and I was surprised …

By Clarice Pennock
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Professional Organizations for Students Interested in Social Services Careers

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According to the Vault Career Guide to Social Services Jobs, “The U.S. Department of Labor predicts employment in social assistance will grow by 10 percent through 2024, which is faster than the average for all other occupations. Employment of social …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning Ana Clara Blesso
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What even is Human Resources? Exploring the field of HR and what it has to offer.

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The Human Resources department in any industry plays large role in a company’s success. So, what exactly is human resources and why is it so important? Many professionals think HR is just there to hire new employees or handle complaints, …

By Kristen Barbaris
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