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.


Important Skills for Non-profit Work – Adaptability & Flexibility

Adaptability and Flexibility are key skills that can help demonstrate your strengths for positions at non-profit organizations. Learn how you can showcase these skills and how they can be applied in this blog post!

By Wendy Kopp
Wendy Kopp Corporate Partner Relations Coordinator
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Alumni Spotlight: Alumni Success Story: Kaitlyn Bruneau

Meet Kaitlyn Bruneau, a licensed clinical social worker and is currently a senior cognitive behavioral therapist. She is a UConn Alum from the class of ’13 graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. The Center for Career Development sat down with Kaitlyn to hear more about her experience as a first-generation student and how that has impacted her throughout her career!

By Amanda Rutha
Amanda Rutha
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How the AmeriCorps VISTA Program led me to a position at CT Foodshare

By dedicating a year of service, VISTA members offer support to organizations making sustainable change in areas that affect poverty, including education, public health, climate, access to benefits, and more.

By Beth Bohem
Beth Bohem Network Relations Representative
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Résumé Advice for Non-Profit Organizations that Benefit the Common Good 

Learn how to create a strong résumé for positions at non-profits that contribute to social and community well-being and get expert advice from a recruiter at Teach for America.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda DE&I Career Ambassador Program Coordinator
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Exploring Non-Profits

Are you looking to make a difference in your career? Do you feel fulfilled helping other people? Working for a non-profit might be the right fit for you!

By Eunice Asante
Eunice Asante
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Vault Guides

Vault Guide to Nonprofit Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Featured Resources

Graduate School Programs

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

Service Opportunities & Volunteerism

A great space to enhance NACE competencies is through participating in UConn’s Community Outreach programs, volunteering through another organization or …

Volunteering as a Career

Here you can find resources on how to continue your passion for volunteer work past graduation.

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Benefit Corporations

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

Exploring Common Good Career Paths

The infamous career question “what are you going to do?” is challenging to answer. So many factors playing into this …