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.

Public Policy and Government Career Paths in Washington, DC

Below are common career paths for public policy and government work. This is not an exhaustive list! There are many roles and opportunities to get involved in politics, government, non-profits, lobbyist firms, and more. Each header links to an external …

By Christie Vuoto
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How to Answer your Call to Serve:

Learn about Federal Career Opportunities in one of the Virtual Sessions of Partnership for Public Service’s Public Service Roadshow.

Partnership for Public Service is on a mission to assist students with a desire to improve their communities and are curious …

By Bennett Nesley
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How to Find Organizations Committed to DEI Values

From an article posted on Idealist – July 17, 2023

Most social-impact organizations today express a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The National Council of Nonprofits encourages organizations to not only articulate their values, but to be guided …

By Bennett Nesley
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Industry 101 Guides

Featured Employers

Career Readiness Resources

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