Non-profit, Social Service, and other Careers for the Common Good

Welcome to the Non-Profit, Social Service, and other Careers for the Common Good community!

This community will provide resources, information, and a virtual space for students and alumni interested in working within these fields.  As a follower of the Non-profit, Social Services, and other Careers for the Common Good community, you will get timely alerts on internships, co-ops, jobs, blogs, and events posted on the page.  

Career and self-development are life-long processes that evolve as new experiences and information are obtained. Use this page to design your career and self-development strategically. Review the list of student and professional organizations and decide which opportunities best align with your career goals. Connect with a Husky Mentor to engage in career conversations that will expand your network and give you an on-the-job perspective. Explore your options by reviewing Job Market Insights and the UConn Undergraduate Outcomes.  

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How one student’s experience with mental illness shaped her determination to help others through public policy

Amanda Brenner ’22 MSW has always been a dedicated and accomplished student – she makes good grades, won her college’s award for best undergraduate research paper, and received a grant from the Special Envoy for Health at the United Nations right …

By Jaclyn Severance
Jaclyn Severance News Writer, University Communications
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School of Business Offers New Minor in Social Responsibility and Impact in Business

Addressing growing interest from UConn students, the School of Business is launching a minor in Social Responsibility and Impact in Business.

The program is open to all UConn undergraduates, regardless of major. A parallel concentration is also being offered to …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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ICYMI: Plotting Your Path: Finding a Mentor Who’s a Good Fit for YOU

The Center for Career Development recently hosted a panel featuring 6 Black professionals discussing the benefits of having mentors. Among its participants were Brittany Yancy—an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Goodwin University, Harry Amadasun Jr.—an Underwriting Operations employee at Travelers, …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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Informational Interview with an Advocacy Lawyer at a Non-Profit

Many people do not realize the limitless career paths that a law degree can lead you, including advocacy within the nonprofit sector. Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Diane Dauplaise, a Staff Attorney at Network For Victim Recovery (NVRDC) …

By Taylor Fenerty
Taylor Fenerty Outreach and Engagement Intern
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Student Success Story: Irene Soteriou

Irene Soteriou (she/her/hers) is a junior Cognitive Science and Statistics double major with a minor in Communication. We had a chance to discuss her virtual internship at Genocide Watch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to predicting, preventing, stopping, and punishing genocide …

By Lauren Deleon
Lauren Deleon Program Development and Marketing Intern
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Husky Mentors

  • Public Health Advisor-Office of Policy and Strategy, CSELS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Senior Director, Leadership Development and Coaching Leadership for Educational Equity
  • Associate Director, IFF/Your Community InterfaithFamily
  • Director of Community Partnerships CARE

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Career Outcomes

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  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

First Destination refers to undergraduate outcomes within the 6 months following graduation. The data is collected through a survey distributed to students at graduation, and again in the months following, to gain insight on their lives post-graduation.

Featured Resources

Careers for the Common Good

Exposing students to socially-responsible vocations in industries ranging from public service & non-profits, to benefit-corporations & social enterprises.

Careers for the Common Good Job Fair

The Careers for the Common Good Job Fair will be hosted on Tuesday, March 1st 2022 via Handshake. This is …

Highlighting Service on Your Résumé – Careers for the Common Good
Benefit Corporations

Benefit Corporations are for-profit companies that have the dual goal of making a profit and contributing towards a public good. …

Graduate School Programs

Review a list of Graduate School programs that can provide pathways to careers in Common Good.

Finding a Job in Careers for the Common Good

Explore these online nonprofit and common good job boards during your search for jobs, internships, and service opportunities. These job …