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 presents opportunities to connect over social change and mission-driven work on individual, community, and global scales.

Social Impact Career Guides

Our friends at Second Day have put together the following career guides from across the Social Impact sector, so you can learn more about the industries, entry level jobs, and how to break in. What is included? Youth Services, Volunteer Management, US Legislature, State Government, Social Impact Finance, Social Impact Design, Social Enterprises, Public Health, Political Campaign, Philanthropy, Policy + Research, Operations and Admin, Local Government, International Development, Impact Investing + ESG, Human Resources, Housing, Direct Service, Development + Fundraising, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Organizing, Communications, Nonprofit Careers, Government, Social Impact Consulting, Corporate Impact Careers

3 Questions with Brandon Lee, ’20, Responsible Investing Associate Analyst at T. Rowe Price

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a recurring feature on the Career Center blog. We’re asking alumni of all graduation years and career interests to share a bit of their experiences and advice. 

Brandon Lee, ’20, Responsible Investing Associate Analyst …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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How to Prepare for Case Interviews

Welcome to our preparation tips for case interviews!  Whether you are just curious about case interviews or are planning to apply for consulting internships or full-time jobs, these tips and resources will help you feel more prepared and confident.

What …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative
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Careers in International Affairs

Join us virtually on Wednesday Sept 27th from 12pm- 1pm to learn more about 30+ careers in international affairs!

If you want to learn more about careers in international affairs you don’t want to miss this! We will be joined …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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How to Follow Up After a Networking Event

“How To Follow Up After a Networking Event” was originally published on the Morgan Stanley website.

Networking events are a great way to meet industry players and suss out career opportunities, but following up is crucial. These tips will let …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative
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Understanding the World of Nonprofits

Interested in nonprofits but don’t know where to start?

Start by understanding that while the term nonprofits can be used in different contexts, there are many different kinds of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are mission-driven organizations dedicated to addressing a particular social …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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10 Things Most Students Don’t Know (But Should!)

We meet with First Years through Graduate Students in advising appointments, and it is always interesting to find out what students are surprised by.  Maybe this blog post is the way to share some of these things so they are …

By Robin Kahan
Robin Kahan Associate Director, Engineering Career Services
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5 Careers Making a Difference in Mental Health

<<  Originally published by  Bureau of Labor Statistics •  May 16, 2023  >>

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Among adolescents, the prevalence of mental disorders is …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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Featured Resources

Class of 2023 Job Search Resources

All the Career Center staff want to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS on your Tufts graduation!

This resource is a round-up …

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 …

Career Center Summer Internship Grant Program

Internships. An opportunity to gain exposure, explore and try ideas for your future, apply theory from the classroom out in …

Join us for our Fall ’23 Career Fairs!

Calling all Jumbos! This fall we will be hosting two general career fairs – one virtually and one in-person! These …

Too Good to Be True? Be on the Lookout for Fraudulent Employers

It’s easy to say, “I would never be tricked by a scam employment offer!” But every year, students at universities …