Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact

Explore the Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Career Community

This community is a great starting place for those who value purpose-driven work. Students interested in Education, Nonprofit, and Social Impact 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.

Choosing a Career in Local Government

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Making a difference at the local level

A career in local government is an excellent option for those who have a passion for public service. Public service is often about what you give rather than what you receive, and …

By Ängela Bonner
Ängela Bonner Assistant Director, Career Services
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Put a Stop to Post-Graduation Job Search Stress

Graduates who recently accepted their diplomas – or even those looking at graduation in the next year – who don’t have jobs lined up are understandably panicking. They are entering the real world with student loan debt while looking for affordable housing …

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Duke Law’s Summer Institute on Law and Policy

Duke Law’s Summer Institute on Law and Policy is now enrolling students for two sessions held online this July. The program is designed for undergraduates and working professionals who are considering law school, with introductory courses taught by Duke Law …

By Ängela Bonner
Ängela Bonner Assistant Director, Career Services
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How to Handle Job/Internship Offer Deadlines

In the midst of recruiting you’ve struck GOLD! Your number one employer has offered you a position! There is just one catch, they’ve stated they need a reply ASAP. Yes, the infamous “Exploding Offer” (noun: a offer, especially …

By Nicole Mitchell (she/her)
Nicole Mitchell (she/her) Associate Director, Career Readiness
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Transferable Skills for Your Social-Impact Job Search

Tiffany Woodall via Idelist.com

Has the pandemic motivated you to leave your corporate job in search of a role in the social-impact space? The good news is, you don’t have to reinvent your career to switch sectors. Many of the communications …

By Nicole Mitchell (she/her)
Nicole Mitchell (she/her) Associate Director, Career Readiness
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