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.

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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An Informational Interview with a Speech Language Pathologist

Informational interviews are a great way to get to know an individual and their experience in an industry you may be interested in. UConn alumni are great connections to have, so don’t be afraid to reach out!

By Medha Purushotham
Medha Purushotham
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Nidhi Nair: Student Success Blog

Learn about senior Economics Major Nidhi Nair ’23, her career journey so far and the Schwartzman Scholar Program she will be participating in after graduation!

By Alexis Staten
Alexis Staten
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Becoming a Lactation Consultant or IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant) 

What is a Lactation Consultant? How do you become one? Read on to find the answers to these questions and resources to help you start this career journey.

By Medha Purushotham
Medha Purushotham
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School of Social Work Welcomes Innovations Institute to Improve Child and Family Services Nationwide

With the addition of Innovations Institute, the School of Social Work expands UConn’s leadership and contributions nationwide

By Ziba Kashef
Ziba Kashef Publicity/Marketing Administrator
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Featured Resources

Careers for the Common Good Career Expo

This event typically occurs in February or March each year. It is the perfect opportunity to network with employers and representatives …

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 …

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 …