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.

Virtual Internships: Pathways to Success for Companies

COVID-19 has accelerated the trends many companies were already beginning to embrace—more flexible work schedules and home office options. That shift has now extended to the position that is, for many, an important first rung in the career ladder: an …

By Patti Moran
Patti Moran Director of Career Programming & Experiential Learning
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The Nonprofits and Companies Helping to Fight the Pandemic

The pandemic has been a challenging time for us all.  Many charities and non-profit organizations have taken these uncertain times as an opportunity to give back.  See 19 organizations that are helping to fight the pandemic!

https://www.wired.com/story/covid-19-charities-nonprofits-companies-helping/

By Keith Hassell
Keith Hassell Executive 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. 

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