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Non-Profit, Education & Public Sector

This is a community for those interested in all areas of Non-Profit, Education & Public Sector to explore news, resources and events from the CDO, SOM Clubs and broader Yale.

  • Non-Profit

  • Education

  • Public Sector

  • Students interested in the Non-Profit space often pursue a range of opportunties including operations, finance, fundraising, and strategy through roles in government, consulting firms, foundations, hospitals and charities.

    Sample employers include: Ashoka, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Health Access Intiative, Coalition for Green Capital, Eat the Change, Kiva, RedF, Robin Hood Foundation, Sesame Workshop, Bridgespan, Wellspring and WWF.

  • Students with an interest in Education often find themselves exploring roles in Education Consulting, Fundraising, Policy, Reform, and Technology among others.

    Sample employers include: Bellwether Education Partners, Coursera, Education Pioneers, Empower Schools, Huron, Kahoot!, Ongoza, Outschool, Tyton Partners, Uncommon Schools and uConnect.

  • B school graduates find a path into a variety of roles in the public sector, which often hires analysts, advisors and project managers.

    Student interested in the space explore roles in Strategy, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management and Leadership. Skills are applied to long-rang planning or other important public administration functions to understand and engage with business stakeholders.

    Operating at the intersection of government and business can differentiate you in your private sector career:

    • – Analyzing impact of a government policy for equities research pitch
    • – Providing management consulting to major government clients
    • – Working with governments to develop social entrepreneurship ventures in a developing nation.

    Sample employers include: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve System, City of New York, Presidential Management Fellowship, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), World Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), United Nations, U.S. Congress and Office of the President

Your Guide to Crafting a Nonprofit Cover Letter

If you’re applying to multiple jobs in the social-impact sector, you may be tempted to use the same cover letter in all of your applications, even when the organizations have different focus areas. While it can seem like this tactic …

By Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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5 Best Reasons to Work for a Nonprofit

There are many advantages of working for a non-profit organization, and here are five of the most important.

1. Making a difference in other people’s lives

When you work for a for-profit corporation, your north star is bettering its …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Nonprofit Speak 101 | Learn the Lingo

If you’ve worked in social impact for a while, you’re probably familiar with the terminology used by nonprofit professionals to describe the ins and outs of operating in a mission-driven environment. But if you’re new to the sector, or making …

By Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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The Everything Guide to a Career in Public Service

When I was 13 years old, I went to science camp. One day, I sat and listened as a scientist described what global warming was going to do to the planet—rising ocean levels, mass extinctions, devastation of populations around the …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Nonprofit Management Foundations

Leslie Crutchfield
Thinking about leading a nonprofit organization? Internationally renowned author Leslie Crutchfield provides a primer on nonprofit management and leadership. She…