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.

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Spring 2020 Virtual Career Fair Recap

On Wednesday, April 22 2020, the SHU Center for Career & Professional Development hosted their inaugural Virtual Career & Internship Fair! In all, 25 organizations participated along with over 180+ students and alumni.  Utilizing the recruitment software, Brazen – students were …

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SHU Internship Spotlight: Erin Perotta

Name: Erin Perotta
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology
Company: Seaquest
Found the position: Applied for Internship because of volunteering experience with wildlife
Quote: “I now work as a exotic mammal keeper at seaquest! I have worked with numerous wild animals such as …

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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. 

Check out our Class of 2019 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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