The Center for Career & Professional Development has gone virtual! Same services, same staff – new method of delivery! Check out our upcoming virtual events and/or to schedule an appointment by visiting Handshake. Additional information below!

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.

Center for Career and Professional Development

500 companies that are on Handshake and are currently hiring!

https://bit.ly/2XIWy2e

Spring 2020 Virtual Career Fair Recap

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 …

By Mike Twerago
Mike Twerago Director of Operations, Data & Recruitment Mike Twerago
Read more »

SHU Internship Spotlight: Erin Perotta

erin

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 …

By Keith Hassell
Keith Hassell Executive Director Keith Hassell
Read more »

Sidebar

Success Stories

Associated Colleges

Job Market InsightsPowered byEmsi logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Career Outcomes

Outcome data for Sacred Heart University is obtained through surveying of students who received Bachelor’s Degrees in the respective year. The graduating class includes students from December of the previous year, in addition to May and August of that year (the Class of 2018 would include December 2017, May 2018 & August 2018 Bachelor Degree recipients). The data collection occurs from November of the previous year, until the August one-year after the class year (For the Class of 2018, data collection began in November of 2017 and went until August of 2019). Over the past two-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.5% overall placement rate, with a 95% overall response rate. 

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

Alumni from across campus the university’s colleges pursue a variety of paths after graduation, most recent respondents indicated working within:

Featured Resources



Contact & Location

Phone
(203) 371-7971
Address

Linda E. McMahon Student Commons
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Center Hours

M 8:30am-6:00pm
T 8:30am-6:00pm
W 8:30am-6:00pm
TH 8:30am-6:00pm
F 8:30am-6:00pm