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.

Why Everybody’s Hiring but Nobody’s Getting Hired

Patrick Healy says he did everything right in his job search. After being laid off as a designer early on in the pandemic, Healy, 36, tried his hand at a couple of entrepreneurial ventures before looking for a new full-time …

By Sheila Lillis
Sheila Lillis Associate Director Sheila Lillis
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The Top 6 Skills Workers Want to Add to Their Resumes Now

The Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout has made questions about our lives and work feel even more pressing: Is this my dream job? What kind of career do I want? Do I even have the right skills to succeed …

By Helen Boyke
Helen Boyke Director of Alumni, Veteran and Graduate Career Development Helen Boyke
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Princeton Review Recognizes SHU as One of the Best

Sacred Heart University has achieved recognition once again as one of the best institutions for undergraduate students, according to The Princeton Review. The college admission services company profiles and recommends SHU in the 2022 edition of its annual college guide, The …

By Mike Twerago
Mike Twerago Director of Operations, Data & Recruitment Mike Twerago
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Over the past two-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.5% overall placement rate, with a 95% 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 2020 & 2021 student cohorts. 

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SHU Pioneers pursue a variety of careers paths after graduation; most recent respondents indicated they are:

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