Career Center > Career Advising > Career Communities > Education, Human Services, & Government
The EHSG community meets the needs of students and alums interested in serving the public in various roles and settings, including K-12 and higher education, public service, social service, community agencies, museums, and professional organizations. One common tie these industries have is the desire to work with people and provide services to the public and those they work with.
Members of this community have a wide range of interests that include helping and advocating for others, often for underrepresented populations, educating children and adults, solving societal issues, creating policy, and serving in government roles. These industries aim to serve others or work for a particular cause. These diverse industries and roles require dedication to contributing to large and small organizations and motivation to continually improve and get results throughout the various interest areas.
Your career exploration is an ongoing and evolving process. Regardless of your major, area of study, or year in school, we want to help you achieve your goals and plans for the future. Start early and meet with an advisor if you want to learn more about these exciting industries or are ready to take the next steps!
Meet with an advisor to begin designing a career development framework for your analysis and exploration pathway in various public service areas. Expand your thinking about how your skills, interests, strengths, and passions can find a career fit in the world of Education, Human Service, & Government —imagine the possibilities!
Ellie Santonato (She/Her), Career Advisor
Coming Fall 2023, Career AmbassadorQuestion? Send us an Email!
Jocelyn Martinez (She/Her)
Assistant Director, Employer Engagement - Career Fairsjmart467@depaul.edu
Career areas for students and alums in this community include these categories:
Professions in Advocacy, Philanthropy, & NGOs are for those passionate about humanitarian causes and building equity. Related roles can be found at Foundations, Charitable Organizations, and issue-based Nonprofits as well as Non-governmental organizations. Consider exploring this area if you are intrigued about making a difference, primarily on a local or community-based level.
If you are interested in k-12 or higher education administration, consider exploring Educational Leadership. This area is focused on educational institutions' policies, procedures, and operations to ensure students, teachers, and staff receive the support and resources they need to succeed.
Human Resources and Talent Management is centered on people. Interpersonal relationships with current and prospective employees are key to an organization's reputation and success. You might be interested in Human Resources and Talent Management if you're interested in training, monitoring, mediating, and assessing fit to help cultivate a positive work environment.
You might explore Human Services, Social Work, and Counseling if you are interested in helping and supporting others. You might like counseling or providing support to people in a specified community.
Careers in International Relations are focused on global perspectives and relationships. You might explore this area if you are interested in cultural awareness and the interconnectedness of people worldwide. You might enjoy learning about language and be diplomatic when communicating with others.
If you are interested in your community's order, safety, and security, you might be interested in exploring Law and Law Enforcement. This area is focused on conflict management, communication, investigation, and oversight--all necessary elements to helping communities feel protected.
If you have a love for history, arts, nature, or culture and want to support the process of sharing these with the public you might explore Museums and Cultural Institutions. While some positions require an advanced degree, there are volunteer, internship, and entry level roles available. Job functions include educating, coordinating, fundraising, and programming.
You might explore Research, Policy, and Civil Service if you are interested in researching, suggesting policy, and making actionable changes in your community. You might be interested in a public-facing role, acting as a spokesperson for a cause. You might also be prone to leadership, persistence, and delegation to get tasks and efforts completed. If you are more interested in a private-facing role, be confident in knowing your work influences strategy and decisions.
If you are interested in a list of employers who have hired DePaul Students for internships and jobs, you can check out the
Political Science resource page.
Teaching and Instruction are all about facilitation and learning. If you are interested in educating others and furthering their growth and development, this may be an area you want to explore. You might enjoy group dynamics and helping others understand complex ideas.
Check out our blog for career tips, professional advice, and essential takeaways from our career events! Please read the latest posts on our Hire DePaul blog.
The EHSG Community holds quarterly events and workshops designed to help you explore career pathways, connect with students, alums, and employers, and learn from industry professionals. Check out upcoming events at
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com. Below is a playlist that includes replays of some of our recent events.
Not sure where to start or need to refresh on resume basics? You can check out our
Career Library for more resources. Here are the EHSG-specific resume guides:
Student Teacher Resume Guide
Resume Guide for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators
Nonprofit Resume Samples
Federal Positions Resume Guide
Alternatives to TeachingCareer Guides by Major
Experience is vital to being a competitive candidate for employers of all industries. Unfortunately, there are specific settings where finding a paid or funded opportunity can be difficult or feel close to impossible.
EHSG Funding ResourcesDiversity Internships, Scholarships, Fellowships & Special Programs
As an international student or a domestic student interested in working internationally, we know that you have unique challenges and needs when it comes to the job search process. The following resources are available to help you better navigate your search.
Teaching English Abroad8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Teaching AbroadWorking Internationally: Is It for You?Services for International Students
Introduction to Service ProgramsAn overview of service programs, including Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and City Year.
Below is a short list of
student organizations you may wish to explore or join. Browse a complete list of DePaul student organizations by logging into