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.

CT-Based Non-Profit Organizations You Should Know About

For students considering a career in the world of non-profit organizations, it’s always good to be familiar with the work that’s being done right in your backyard. There are a lot of incredible organizations making a real impact here in …

By Clarice Pennock
Clarice Pennock Career Intern
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Exploring the World of Non-Profit Careers

Career satisfaction may be achieved by finding work that is meaningful to you and truly aligns with who you are. We all value different things when it comes to work—recognition, autonomy, prestige and other important factors. If what motivates you …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Vault Guide to Nonprofit Jobs, Third Edition

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

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Graduate School Programs

Review a list of Graduate School programs that can provide pathways to careers in Common Good.

Service Opportunities & Volunteerism

A great space to enhance NACE competencies is through participating in UConn’s Community Outreach programs, volunteering through another organization or …

Volunteering as a Career

Here you can find resources on how to continue your passion for volunteer work past graduation.

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Benefit Corporations

Benefit Corporations are for-profit companies that have the dual goal of making a profit and contributing towards a public 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 …