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.

5 Tips For Maximizing Your Summer Internship

By Jennifer Lotito, Contributor

Congratulations! You just landed a coveted summer internship at your dream company or organization. Now it’s your turn to maximize that valuable opportunity to the fullest.

Here are five tips to ensure you get the most …

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5 Tips For Landing Your Dream Summer Internship

By Jennifer Lotito, Contributor

A successful internship can catapult careers and put aspiring professionals on a path to securing full-time jobs. But with summer internship season soon upon us, many prospective interns are feeling uneasy.

Internships have become an unofficial …

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How Volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trip Cultivates Essential Skills Employers are Seeking

“Your peers are currently sitting on a beach in Florida, and yet here you are, in Bear Creek, North Carolina, spending your spring break building a house and building hope”- this statement was reiterated over the course of the week …

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Career Outcomes

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.


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First Destination

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

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