One of Lawrence University's most popular career fields, explore the impact you can have locally, nationally or globally in this diverse career community.

Lawrence University is committed to preparing "students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment." The Nonprofit, Education, & Social Impact career community is here to support the Lawrence tradition of educational excellence, as well as service to and with our larger community.

Meet with Laura Hoekstra, the advisor for the nonprofit, education, & social impact community.

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Find career-specific resources related to education and community engagement, such as K-12 teacher, high education administration, college professor, nonprofit administration, and more!

Career Development Resources 

Don't know how to start looking for an internship or job? Need help writing a resume or cover letter? Check out these useful guides.

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Workshops and Programs

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    Internship Spotlight 

    Lawrence has existing partnerships with local and national arts organizations, such as: 

    Uncommon Schools logo

    Uncommon Schools is a non-profit charter public school managed and operated in the United States that starts and manages urban schools for low-income students. Every summer, Uncommon Schools welcomes a select group of Summer Teaching Fellows (STF) to its nationally-renowned pipeline program for teachers and leaders of color.

    Explore more internship opportunities with existing partners.

    Get funding for internships

    As a Lawrence student, you're eligible to apply for funding to support summer internships. Funding can help defray transportation costs, living expenses, and more so you can pursue opportunities that will expand your classroom learning and help you acquire important transferrable skills for future success.

    Relevant Student Organizations 

    Joining a student organization can connect you with peers with similar interests and goals. Get involved, learn, experience, and give back. 

    Alumni Connections

    Alumni can offer invaluable insights into your fields of interest and provide career advice to help you reach your goals.  

    These Lawrence alumni are currently working in nonprofit, education, or social impact careers:

    • Brittany Neil '16, English Teacher at Elkhart Lake High School
    • Jonah Nigh '02, SVP for Development and Alumni Engagement at The New School
    • Xue Yan '16, Senior Assistant Director for Admission at Vassar College

    Connect with them on Viking Connect for an informational interview. (PS. Viking Connect is our new online alumni mentoring platform giving you quick access to connect directly with alumni!)

    Not sure where or how to start with an informational interview? We've got your back!

    Professional Associations

    Professional associations are a great source of field-specific information, career path ideas, and networking contacts. Examples of associations for educators and community engagement professionals: