Education, Government, Nonprofit & Policy

Explore the Education, Government, Nonprofit & Policy Career Community

This community is a great starting place for those who value purpose-driven work. Students interested in Education, Government, Nonprofit & Policy careers often like to instruct, advocate, mentor, research, guide, and assist individuals and various groups or populations. They are concerned with issues like social justice, equality, educational access and attainment, mental health, and individual and community wellness. They enjoy helping others, working with organizations delivering services aligned with their passions, and contributing to the good of society.

Career paths dedicated to public good cut across industries, and are all connected through the common goal of addressing society’s big challenges. Those who follow this community are often involved in matters such as education reform, racial justice, human rights, sustainability and climate change, mental health, and food security. This work can occur in the classroom, through direct service organizations, community organizing, public service, fundraising, policy research and development, and even in corporate settings through roles in social responsibility.

No matter the setting, this community presents opportunities to connect over social change and mission-driven work on individual, community, and global scales.

C.I.A Information Session: A fresh perspective

This is a 60-75 minute presentation, rich in audience participation, that combines real life examples of espionage, a fair amount of social science and multiple opportunities for audience contributions to understand what motivates “spies” to operate across cultures and around …

By Ängela Bonner
Ängela Bonner Assistant Director, Career Services
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Voyager Scholarship: The Obama- Chesky Scholarship for Public Service

An increasingly globalized world needs young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve our biggest challenges together.

The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-founder and CEO, to help shape such leaders. Even though …

By Ängela Bonner
Ängela Bonner Assistant Director, Career Services
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Career Chat with Gentry Smith: Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security for the U.S. Department of State. 

Gentry Smith is a North Carolina native (Weldon, NC) and a graduate of NC State University.  His responsibility includes the protection of all diplomatic facilities overseas, escort of foreign diplomatic VIPs while they are in the US, and security of …

By Ängela Bonner
Ängela Bonner Assistant Director, Career Services
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Duke Global Presents: Sate Department Career Info Session

Considering a career with the U.S. Department of State? Join Diplomat in Residence Andy Sisk for an informal conversation and Q&A on internships, fellowships and career opportunities with the State Department. Light refreshments will be provided. Please register here.


By Ängela Bonner
Ängela Bonner Assistant Director, Career Services
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Who’s Hiring? 9 Orgs Supporting People with Disabilities

Illustration by Marian Blair

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life. While this landmark piece of legislation initiated significant steps to make the country more …

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