Social Services & Non-Profit

Welcome to the Social Services & Non-profit Career Community! Find resources and opportunities to launch your career in the Social Sciences & Non-profit industry and learn about the many different areas students can pursue in the field, in addition to the opportunities available through our notable employer partner,  Browse this Community for career advice blogs, available career opportunities, and explore the resources to help you build your career and beyond.


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CORE | Career Development & Vocation is open all summer! Don’t forget to go online to make and appointment on

By Lisa Slater
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So You’re Looking For An Internship…

It is never too early to start your internship search! Check this out to see what your next steps are

Need help?!? Make an appointment with one of our Career Coaches TODAY!

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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How To Stay Motivated During Finals Week

Finals Week is here!! Check out these great study/ well-being tips to help you get through this stressful week!!

Tip #1: Make sure that you recharge. In between all those long study sessions, make sure that you are taking breaks …

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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How to Set Career Goals

It is never too early to set career goals! Setting clear goals can actually help you accomplish all that you want! It is easy as 3 steps: Reflect, Research, and Take Action!

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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Goin Global Basic Information

Goin Global is an AMAZING resource for any student looking for a job or internship throughout the globe, especially our international students!! It has tons of resources:

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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Career Resources

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Viking Connections

Leslie Carranza

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Mission Expansion Partnership Liaison, Administrative Companion and Bilingual Case Manager Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph

Sarah Cermak

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Tennessee
  • Assistant Professor of Practice/Field Coordinator University of Tennessee's College of Social Work

Marty Hampton

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Shared Ministry Pastor Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Mary Hawks

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Parish/Faith Community Nurse Messiah Lutheran Church

Sallie Konrardy

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Rock Island, Illinois
  • Elementary School Counselor Longfellow Liberal Arts

Destany Metcalf

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Residential Case Manager for adults with intellectual disabilities and brain injuries

Sarah Rothenberg

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Memory Care Manager Presbyterian Homes

Dawn Rundman

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Minneapolis
  • Director of Faith Formation Resource Development and Assistant Director of ELCA Relations 1517 Media

Vanessa Schmitt

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Proviso, Illinois
  • Director of Specialized Services Proviso Township District 209

Amanda Smet

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Rock Island, Illinois
  • Employment Coordinator Transitions Mental Health Services

Greg Stopka

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Illinois
  • Senior Director of Innovation Northern Illinois Food Bank

Anna Tunnicliff

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Processing Librarian Iowa Women's Archives

Skill Building Courses

NEW COURSE: Career and Life Design: Strategies for Career Success

Laura Kestner-Ricketts & Shelby Olson
New J-Term Course designed for juniors and seniors focused on Career Success! Develop short- and long-term career strategies Dive into…

Negotiate Like a Lawyer

Dana Robinson
Ever wondered about that special, lawyerly skill? The art of negotiation could be your new favorite tool. In this course,…

Human Resources in the On-Demand Economy

Wayne Cascio
Companies like Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new type of labor force where the terms “employee” and “employer”…

Delivering Bad News Effectively

Dr Gemma Leigh Roberts
View Gemma’s LinkedIn Newsletter Delivering bad news is one of the most common derailers for managers and leaders. But while…

Communication Foundations

Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Learn how to communicate more effectively. Your communication skills affect your career prospects, the value you bring to your company,…

Creating Personal Connections

John Ullmen
Learn how to create personal connections—that sense of chemistry, comfort, and confidence—even with new people, in unfamiliar situations, and under…

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling (getAbstract Summary)

American culture prioritizes action, practicality, and competition over courteousness and respect. But there’s a different way. In his popular book,…

Understanding Organizations and the Role of HR

Perry Timms
The role played by HR is more complex than ever, covering basics such as hiring and payroll, as well as…

Asking for Feedback as an Employee

Jodi Glickman
View Jodi’s LinkedIn Newsletter Asking for feedback is integral to cultivating a growth mindset and being self-reliant—traits that managers want…

Mistakes to Avoid When Resolving Conflict

Conflict is inevitable. When it’s time to resolve conflicts, you need to be equipped with the best tools and tactics.…

Becoming Assertive: Advocate for Your Interests

TJ Guttormsen
Authentic assertiveness is about more than just speaking powerfully and confidently. In this course, instructor TJ Guttormsen explains some fundamentals…

Evil by Design: Persuasion in UX

Chris Nodder
Design is communication. But a thoughtfully designed UI can do more than communicate options. It can also persuade users, nudging…

Asking for and Getting What You Want

Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Don’t limit your inner jury to being your critic. In this audio-only course from How to Be Awesome at Your…

Managing Conflict in a Remote Work Environment

Amy Gallo
All of us navigate workplaces full of competing interests, clashing personalities, limited time and resources, and fragile egos, which can…

Listening to Customers

Noah Fleming
Listening is one of the most singularly powerful tools anyone involved with customer service has in their arsenal. Yet, it’s…

Challenging Gender Pay Inequity in the Workplace

Gabriella Parente
Looking for strategies to combat pay inequities in the workplace? Ensuring equal pay across genders is more than attainable, but…

Improve Communication Using Lean Thinking

Sam Yankelevitch
Communication is often a source of waste when people need to interact to get the job done. Since Lean is…

Understanding Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements

Dana Robinson
Confidentiality agreements, also referred to as non-disclosure agreements or NDAs, are so common that we can take them for granted.…

Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence

Tatiana Kolovou
Being able to work across cultures is an increasingly necessary skill for all employees. Communications expert Tatiana Kolovou helps you…

Human Resources: Managing Employee Problems

JoAnn R. Corley
Every company has people problems. Managing them is one of the core responsibilities for human resources. So how should an HR…

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