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.  


3 Careers in Law That Don’t Require a Law School Degree

Interested in a career in law but don’t have plans for law school right now? You may be wondering what are other job options for someone who is interested in the field of law but does not have a law …

By Taylor Fenerty
Taylor Fenerty Outreach and Engagement Intern Taylor Fenerty
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Alumni Success Story: Siara Maldonado

Siara Maldonado (she/her/hers) graduated from UConn in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health with Honors. She is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health through the University of Maryland Baltimore and John Hopkins University and working remotely for Mount Sinai’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern Heidi Pineda
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Expand Your Career Options: Learn About What Doctoral Alumni Shared About Working at a Nonprofit

In a recent Expand Your Career Options panel, two doctoral alumni working in the nonprofit sector were invited to share their tips and insights about career preparation for a career in nonprofit organizations.  

The alumni panelists were:  

Dr. Jessie Rack  

Program Director, Natural History Institute 

‘16 Ph.D. Ecology …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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An Opportunity to Intern on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC!

College to Congress (C2C) is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways for students to intern in Congress who could not otherwise afford to do so.

By College to Congress
College to Congress
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Student Success Story – Nathan Pérez-Espitia

Nathan is a UConn senior at the Storrs campus, double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy and enrolled in the Department of Public Policy’s Fast Track Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program.  He has interned with the Connecticut Lieutenant Governor’s …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak Erik Zawodniak
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Husky Mentors

  • Senior Workplace Program Associate Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
  • 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

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Career Outcomes

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • 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.

Vault Guides

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

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 …