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.  

How do my military experiences align with a career in education or social services?

Sense of purpose, a duty to give back to the community, a passion for helping others, the ability to put the other before yourself… all of these reasons are among those that inspire people to volunteer or take on helping …

By Eran Peterson
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Benefit Corporation Spotlight: Patagonia

Benefit Corporations, or Certified B Corps, are for-profit organizations with a socially responsible mission. They accomplish goodwill through applying the B Corp legal organization to their agency in order to make a change. One example of a B Corp that …

By Zoeann Day
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Benefits of Working at a Benefit Corporation

For-profit companies can offer a lot of opportunities that other experiences may not provide. However, there is also less accountability in for-profit companies to ensure high-quality treatment of their workers and often their main goal isn’t to make a positive …

By Sean Roach
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What Are B-Corps?

As students, our careers are constantly on our minds; especially since, for some of us, graduation is looming. The nature of career preparation is constantly changing, as is the job market. In this growing climate that we live in, many …

By Zoeann Day
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2 Alternative Experiential Learning Resources for Education and Social Services Students

Going to college, many students hope to gain practical experience in their field. One way of achieving this goal is by taking part in experiential learning, which consists of internships, co-ops, research, clinical, part-time jobs, and more. Many students are …

By Lisa Martelli
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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 …