Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact

Welcome to the Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Community!

This community is a great starting place for those who value purpose-driven work. Career paths dedicated to public good cut across industries, and are all connected through the common goal of addressing society’s big challenges. This could be through teaching, nonprofit administration, social work, activism, and a variety of other ways. 

Jumbos are dedicated to being change-makers who share a commitment to helping others. Those who follow this community are often involved in matters such as education reform, racial justice, human rights, sustainability and climate change, mental health, and food security. This work can occur in the classroom, through direct service organizations, community organizing, public service, fundraising, policy research and development, and even in corporate settings through roles in social responsibility. No matter the setting, this community presentes opportunities to connect over social change and mission-driven work on individual, community, and global scales.

The Everything Guide to a Career in Public Service

When I was 13 years old, I went to science camp. One day, I sat and listened as a scientist described what global warming was going to do to the planet—rising ocean levels, mass extinctions, devastation of populations around the …

By Heather Krasna - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Answers from Career Advisors … Asking for a Recommendation/Reference When You Haven’t Kept in Touch

It happens — you intend to stay in contact with that professor or supervisor and life gets in the way. But now you need an internship, job, or grad school reference and you think this person will be a strong …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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10 Things To Do This Summer

You’ve made it! Summer is here and in full swing already. Whether you’re headed off to a summer internship, taking a course, or have nothing planned (yet), here are 10 things you can do this summer to continue your personal …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Assistant Director
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Answers from Career Advisors … Applied and Haven’t Heard Back? Here Are Some Next Steps.

So you found an interesting position, created a polished resume and tailored cover letter, hit submit, and then … crickets. You’ve waited about a week and haven’t heard anything.
While the lack of response is frustrating, try to remember that it’s generally …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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How to Get Involved with Virtual Volunteering

Want to make a difference from the comfort of your own couch? Whether you’re passionate about environmental conservation, reproductive rights, or alleviating worldwide hunger, there’s probably a virtual volunteer opportunity out there for you.

Many of us are a year …

By Idealist.org - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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How to Become a Change Agent

Organizations can benefit from “change agents”—people who rethink, redesign, and restructure the way things work from within. Whether they reimagine entire programs or introduce new systems and technologies, change agents cultivate bottom-up problem solving and informal leadership at their organizations.

This description of a …

By Idealist.org - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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The Idealist Career Advice Guide to Your First 100 Days at a New Job

Between meeting new colleagues, mastering new skills, and tackling new responsibilities, your first three months at a new job can leave you feeling exhausted. To help alleviate some of that stress, we’ve put together a First 100 Days plan that …

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Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Resume Guide

Every industry and sector has it’s own nuances, lingo, and values. How can you best position yourself for opportunities in …

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Virtual Work Experiences

Virtual work experiences are a great way to set yourself apart, build your skills and your resume, and explore what …

From Here, to There: A Podcast with the Career Fellows

How did they get from here, to there? Career Fellows talk to Tufts alumni about their career journeys, how they …