Nonprofit, Education, Government & Social Impact

Welcome to the Nonprofit, Education, Government, and Social Impact Industries Connections Community!

This community is a great starting place for those who value purpose-driven work. Career paths dedicated to public good intersect across industries and are all tied to the common goal of addressing society’s big challenges. This could be through teaching, non-profit administration, social work, activism and a variety of other ways. Wildcats are dedicated to igniting change and share a commitment to helping others. Those who follow this community are often involved in crucial conversations about education reform, racial justice, human rights, sustainability and climate change, mental health and food security.

Explore Careers in the Nonprofit, Education Government, and Social Impact Industries

Begin your search into the many career paths available in the Nonprofit, Education, Government, and Social Impact industries by exploring Vault Guides. These resources will give you a deeper insight into the opportunities and functions of industries, including politics, public policy and activismnonprofit careersgovernment jobs, and more.  

Build Experience through Student Organizations

Leverage involvement opportunities with student organizations to develop valuable transferable skills that will translate and help you land internships and full-time roles. Find a group that aligns with your goals by using the student organization directory categories including but not limited to advocacy organizations, cultural/identity-based organizations, service organizations, or by viewing the full list of student organizations.

Apply by March 31st for Villanova on the Hill!

The time for you to apply for Villanova on the Hill 2024 is quickly approaching.

Villanova on The Hill offers a group of students a weeklong immersive experience that introduces the cohort to all aspects of the policymaking and political ecosystem of Washington DC, and how individuals from …

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Gain Valuable Career Insights through U.S. State Department Recorded Events

The U.S. State Department offers generous access to their archive of recorded events hosted free on their website. These videos cover a myriad of diverse career-relevant topics that can assist you in exploring opportunities and can be relevant to your …

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Search for Local Nonprofits with PANO!

There are 80,000+ nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania (causeiq.com) and 9,000+ in Philadelphia alone (inquirer.com), so it can be overwhelming to find a nonprofit organization that aligns with the social justice causes you are passionate about. Fortunately, there are a few …

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