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Welcome to the Education, Nonprofit & Government Community!

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!

Meet the ENPG Career Community Team

  • Career Advising

    Jen

    Jen Fleming, Career Advisor
    jflemin6@depaul.edu

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  • Employer Engagement

    Allison

    Allison Smolinski, Assistant Director,
    Employer Engagement & On-Campus Interviewing
    asmolins@depaul.edu

  • Let's Connect

    Schedule an appointment online in Handshake. You can search for Loop, Lincoln Park, and virtual or phone appointments.

    Schedule Appointment

    Drop-In Advising

    Thursdays, 1:30-4:30pm, College of Education, Room 224, Lincoln Park Campus

Industries & Career Areas

Career areas for students and alumni in this community include these categories:

  • Educational Leadership and Policy

    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

    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.

  • Human Services, Outreach, and Advocacy

    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

    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.

  • Law and Law Enforcement

    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.

  • Museum and Cultural Institutions

    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.

  • Public Policy and Civil Service

    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

    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.

Resume and Job Search Resources

Industry Tip Sheets
Valuable resources for modern day teachers, school counselors, school administrators and education professionals.

Resume Samples and Guides

Job Search & Exploration

What to Do With an Education Degree Besides Teaching
8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Teaching Abroad
Field Experiences
Student Teaching
 

Student Organizations 

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 OrgSync.

DePaul University Student Counseling Organization 
Best Buddies 
Circle K DePaul 
DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA) 
Leading Imaginations & Fun Education (LIFE)