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Education, Non-Profit & Human Services

The Education, Non-Profit & Human Services Career Community is geared towards providing resources and tools to those interested in working within the education, non-profit and human services sectors.  Learn about academic requirements, internships, student organizations and other ways to help provide you with a competitive edge upon entering the field.

These industries, often referred to as “Helping professions” provide various settings for employment.

The field of education can take you in and beyond the classroom. Whether you are interested in working with students, administration – or perhaps within curriculum development – there are many avenues that an education degree can take you. Human services, a broad term which encompasses social work, psychology and other related fields, provide a full range of support services. These services may include counseling, nursing, behavioral management, therapy etc. Although most commonly working within non-profit, it is also common to find these types of workers within private or profit settings. In addition, as an increasingly growing sector – non-profit organizations continue to grow and impact our communities on a local and national scale. Non-profits may be advocacy groups, charities, educational institutions, hospitals etc.

Learn to Intern | 11.2.22

Learn to Intern
by Dannia Jadan, Spectrum Newspaper

Student Panelists: Gillian Cunningham ’24, Jackson Tse ’23, Sophia Kostiw ’23 (moderator), Kailey Marottolo ’23, Theresa Ellison ’23

“Once you have confidence in yourself, people around you are going to feel that …

By Amy Novak
Amy Novak Director
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Meet the Employers | 10.18.22

On Tuesday, October 18th, the Center for Career & Professional Development welcomed nearly a dozen actively hiring employers to campus for a “Meet the Employers” event. This event was held in the West Campus Atrium and invited students to interact …

By Justin Triscari
Justin Triscari Assistant Director
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Using “weak ties” to aid your job hunt: what a giant study can teach us

When you’re job hunting, who’s most likely to help? Top U.S. scholars have tackled this question via a massive study — published today in Science magazine — that analyzes more than two billion LinkedIn connections.

To see their key findings in action, …

By Sheila Lillis
Sheila Lillis Associate Director
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Over the past three-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.4% overall placement rate, with a 90% overall response rate. Outcome data for Sacred Heart University is obtained through the Center for Career & Professional Development, in accordance with national standards. We extend our First-Destination survey to students who have received Bachelor’s Degrees in the respective year are surveyed from the time of graduation, to 12-months following graduation. We are currently collecting data for the 2021 & 2022 student cohorts. 

Check out our Class of 2019 First-Destination Infographic here!

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