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.

Alumni Spotlight: Engineer Bora Tarimcilar with Success Academy Charter Schools

When Bora Tarimcilar (Tufts ‘19, B.A. Civil Engineering) stepped onto campus as a freshman at Tufts University, he didn’t imagined that in just a few years he would be working in New York City as a seventh-grade lead math teacher; …

By Sue Atkins
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Advice from a Recruiter – Standing Out in the Virtual Recruitment Process

As another Tufts semester approaches, many of you may be looking for your next experience. You may be seeking a summer internship, a part-time role, or your first post-grad position. Regardless of the position, the recruitment process looks different this …

By Paul Riley
Paul Riley Recruiter
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How to Add Extracurricular Activities to Your Resume—So They Actually Help Your Job Search

When you’re writing a resume, your education and past jobs are far from the only things that matter. The truth is, the past experiences and skills that employers care about can come from a number of places. And particularly when …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Transferable Skills for Your Social-Impact Job Search

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Has the pandemic motivated you to leave your corporate job in search of a role in the social-impact space? The good news is, you don’t have to reinvent your career to switch sectors. Many of the communications …

By Tiffany Woodall - 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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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 …

3 Questions with…
Looking for some quick advice from Tufts alumni? In this series, alumni share their stories along with some advice for …
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 …