Your Guide to … Career Paths in the Social-Impact Space

Some professions have a straightforward career path—you study pre-med in college, then go to medical school, then do your residency, and then you’re a doctor. Or you go to college, then law school, do a summer internship, and then start working at a firm. The nonprofit sector offers more varied paths. Depending on how you look at it, this can be either daunting or wonderfully liberating. Here’s the lowdown on the winding nature of career paths in the nonprofit and social good sector.

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences