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.  

Are Non-Profit Internships Profitable?

Let’s face it — much of your college career will likely involve gaining hands-on industry experience prior to graduation. This can take the form of internships, co-ops, externships, and much more. These experiences provide valuable insight into what working in …

By Alexis Cortes
Alexis Cortes Graduate Assistant Alexis Cortes
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National Make A Difference Day 2021: How To Get Involved

This coming Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, is National Make A Difference Day! What is the goal of this day? National Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service in the country. It is celebrated every year …

By Clarice Pennock
Clarice Pennock Career Intern Clarice Pennock
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Student Success Story: Sabrina Uva

Sabrina Uva is a senior on the Stamford Campus majoring in Human Development & Family Sciences.

Tara Malone: Please introduce yourself including your major and career interest.

Sabrina Uva: I am a senior at the University of Connecticut-Stamford Campus majoring …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Tara Malone
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Welcome to the Non-profit, Social Service, and other Careers for the Common Good Community!

Welcome to the Non-profit, Social Service, and other Careers for the Common Good Community! The Center for Career Development understands that the job and internship search can be overwhelming, especially when trying to find opportunities in common good careers. This …

By Alexis Cortes
Alexis Cortes Graduate Assistant Alexis Cortes
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The Value of a Post-Graduate Internship

The uncertainty of graduation and what lies after can induce large amounts of stress on students from all majors with varying career goals. From deciding whether to relocate, to applying to jobs, to figuring out if you want to continue …

By Clarice Pennock
Clarice Pennock Career Intern Clarice Pennock
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Vault Guides

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

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Careers for the Common Good

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

Non-Profit and Service Career Fair

The Non-Profit & Service Fair will not take be taking place due to COVID-19. Instead, this fair will be merged …

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. American University Graduate School

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 …