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.

My Year in Career

Dear Students, 

Over the past year I had the opportunity to learn and work with Sacred Heart’s Career and Professional Development department. Over that year I was able to learn so much about the professional world and it was the …

By Fernando Pires
Fernando Pires Career Advising & Recruitment Coordinator
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How to Tame Interview Anxiety With 3 Proven Strategies

Before becoming a career coach, I spent my twenties as a professional actor. During that period, hustling between auditions and performances, I suddenly began to suffer from a serious case of anxiety. I didn’t know what caused it, but the …

By Fernando Pires
Fernando Pires Career Advising & Recruitment Coordinator
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Organize And Prioritize Resume Keywords in 2022

I talk to many clients on a daily basis. And one question pops up more often than others, and that is – What keywords do I need to include in my resume in order to get an XY role? What are …

By Fernando Pires
Fernando Pires Career Advising & Recruitment Coordinator
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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!

Check out our Class of 2020 First-Destination Infographic here!

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

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