Help Others Succeed
Are you passionate about people-centered work that transforms communities? You may want to consider building your future in Education + Human Services.
This career path is for those who want to become future educators, practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and change agents. Together, these professionals strengthen communities, address systemic issues, and support others through direct service, outreach, prevention, and advocacy. They are dedicated to the growth, development, and needs of individuals through work that includes teaching, child development, counseling, psychology, social work, social services, speech-language pathology, human resources, NGOs, and nonprofits.
If this sounds like you or who you want to become, learn how you can move forward to help others.
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Get Hired: Education + Human Services
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Searching for Entry-Level Jobs
Many careers in Education + Human Services require that you have a graduate school education, but there are still several opportunities that you can discover with a bachelor’s degree in this area.
Check out this video for key job search strategies that are helpful for finding entry-level jobs in Education + Human Services. In this video, we walk through tips for how to start your search, identify job titles to search for online, stay safe to avoid scams, develop a realistic action plan, and more.
Attending Recruitment Events
Oftentimes, recruiting events are overlooked by students interested in Education + Human Services because there is a common myth that there are no employers who attend the fair that will be interested you as a candidate. However, there are many handful of employers who want to hire students like you for entry-level positions. And the best part, many are willing to train you and require little to no experience for entry. These employers seek students who express interest and demonstrate their willingness to learn, leadership experience, and strengths for the profession. When approaching an employer, be open to new opportunities and explore paths that you may not have considered before.
Participating in Fellowships and Service Programs
Consider applying for a fellowship or service program that aligns with your career goals and interests. These programs can be competitive and often provide compensation through a stipend or other benefits. Research their website, attend information sessions, and consult the regional recruiters who are there to support you in learning more about the programs.
Fellowships can take many forms but generally are short-term opportunities that are sponsored by an organization and typically last from a few months to several years. Fellowships focus on providing professional development opportunities to the fellow(s) and can encompass a wide range of experiences from research to field work.
National service programs, such as Teach for America, City Year, AmeriCorps, or Peace Corps, may be a good fit for you if you are interested in completing a service opportunity. Each opportunity requires different qualifications and service periods, so start your research early to ensure that you choose the right experience for you.
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