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 Nonprofit Myths to Consider as You Enter the Job Market

This past week, the Careers for the Common Good team held the Debunking the Myths of Working for a Nonprofit Panel. The discussion included four recent UConn alumni who shared their experiences working for a nonprofit organization and some of …

By Zoeann Day
Zoeann Day
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Nonprofit Careers: The Myths to Avoid & How to Avoid Them

When you hear the word “nonprofit,” what comes to mind? Do you think of volunteer work? Do you think of charity events and donations? These things are definitely important when it comes to working for a nonprofit, but there’s more …

By Zoeann Day
Zoeann Day
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4 Takeaways from the Careers in Advocacy Panel

On November 4th, Careers for the Common Good hosted the Careers in Advocacy Panel as their first event of the 2020-2021 academic year. Four amazing panelists attended this event, all of who are currently working in different areas of …

By Sean Roach
Sean Roach Career Intern
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Be Pro-active, Gain Career Experience by Volunteering with Community Non-profit Organizations!


Students who are searching for summer internship/co-op opportunities this year are feeling somewhat ambivalent due to the pandemic’s negative impact on the labor market.  Students are aware that summer experiential learning opportunities will probably be limited, so they are …

By Robin Shefts
Robin Shefts Assistant Director (Hartford Campus)
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Finding the Non Profit Organization That’s Right For You

So, you’re interested in working for a non-profit. But, wait, there’s so many to choose from, which one is the right for you? In this article, we will go over the steps to finding a non-profit organization that aligns with …

By Alex Manna
Alex Manna Program Assistant | Pronouns: they/them/theirs
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Husky Mentors

  • Vice President of Marketing Communications and Philanthropic Giving Wheeler Clinic
  • Director of Education Wellspring Community Center
  • Director, Sexual Harassment And Rape Prevention Program University of New Hampshire

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 …