Non-Profit and Social Services

Students from all backgrounds can find a place at a non-profit and/or social service organization. Just like their for-profit counterparts – there are a range different jobs types within one company that can be a match for your particular skills and interests. Nonprofit organizations (also know as NPO's) have many paid positions available in roles that range from PR and marketing to development, volunteer coordination, case management and much more. And even if you don't think you will pursue non-profit work long-term, chances are you have a talent they need. Non-profit does not mean no-paycheck – but it does mean mission-driven with a focus on the community it serves rather than the “bottom line.” Examples of nonprofits include social service organizations, many museums, charities, and cultural organizations.

What it Takes

  • Your job search arsenal includes a portfolio website, resume, and business cards.
  • Track your projects, volunteer work, and internships early on using a master resume.
  • Network. Nearly all hiring/offers for work come through relationships.
  • Volunteer. This is the third biggest city in the country and there are a lot of opportunities out there. Volunteering can be a great way to learn more about the different functions of an organization and see where your interests and strengths lie. Find organizations that inspire you and get involved!