Career Center > Career Advising > Career Communities > Education, Nonprofit & Government
The ENPG community meets the needs of students and alumni interested in serving the public in various roles and settings including both k-12 and higher education, public service, social service, community agencies, museums, and professional organizations. One common tie that these industries have is the desire to work with people and provide services to the public.
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. The goal that these industries work toward is not profit driven, but rather to serve others, or work for a particular cause.
Meet with an advisor to begin designing a career development framework for charting your own pathway of investigation and exploration in various areas of Education, Government, and Non-profits. Make connections about how your skills, interests, strengths, and passions can fit into these industries—there are so many possibilities!
Career areas for students and alumni in this community include these categories:
If you are interested in k-12 or higher education administration, you might want to explore Educational Leadership and Policy. This area is focused on the policies, procedures, and operations of educational institutions to ensure students, teachers, and staff receive the support and resources they need to be successful.
Foundations and Charitable Organizations are centered on philanthropy. If you are passionate about humanitarian causes and social issues and would like interacting with donors, fundraising, and coordinating special events, you might consider exploring this area.
You might explore Human Services, Outreach, and Advocacy if you are interested in helping and supporting others. You might like counseling or organizing people in a community. You may also be passionate about social justice and speaking up for underrepresented groups.
International Relations is focused on global perspectives and relationships. You might explore this area if you have an interest in cultural awareness and the interconnectedness of people all over the world. You might enjoy learning about language and be diplomatic when you communicate with others.
If you are interested in the safety and security of your community, you might be interested in exploring Law Enforcement. This area is focused on conflict management and communication as well as 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 this area. 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 Public Policy and Civil Service if you are interested in taking action and making 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.
Teaching and Instruction
is all about facilitation and learning. If you are interested in educating others and furthering their growth and development, this may be an area you are interested in exploring. You might enjoy group dynamics and helping others grasp an understanding of complex ideas.
An overview of service programs, including Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and City Year
As a student or recent graduate, you could be eligible for federal internships and job opportunities through the Pathways Program. There are three different paths for you: Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program, Presidential Management Fellows. Find more information
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