Education, Nonprofit, Social Impact

Education, Nonprofit, Social Impact

Green Hall 448B
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-3789
kryan4@wellesley.edu

The Education, Nonprofit, & Social Impact (ENSI) Career Community is a space for students and alumnae  interested in purpose-driven work, whether that be through teaching and education, nonprofit administration, philanthropy, social work and counseling, advocacy and activism, community development and planning, or countless other sectors that address society’s big challenges. Wellesley’s rigorous liberal arts education and commitment to service provide students and alumnae with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in these fields and prepare them to emerge as ethical leaders ready to make a real difference in their community. 
 
ENSI careers take many forms and often cut across sectors, but are united by a common orientation towards addressing complex social issues, whether on an individual, community, or global scale. Students and alumnae in the ENSI career community are often involved in matters such as educational reform, racial justice, homelessness and housing rights, poverty, sustainability and climate change, mental health, gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights, food security, and community development. This work can occur in the classroom, through direct service organizations, within activist and advocacy spaces, or through research, policy, and assessment. No matter the setting, the ENSI community presents countless opportunities to precipitate social change. 
 
Although varied, these professional fields all require strong communication and critical thinking skills, creative problem solving, cultural literacy, nuanced understanding of social systems and structures, emotional intelligence, and the capacity to collaborate with diverse stakeholders. Additionally, because many organizations in these sectors focus on a particular social issue, population, or community, having topical knowledge related to the organization’s mission is advantageous. 
 
Making a social impact means different things to different people — there is no predefined template for making a difference. As your advisor, I encourage you to reflect upon what social impact means, looks, and feels like to you. Engage in community-based work through volunteer opportunities. Use jobs and internships to explore career fields and gain the skills needed to generate change. Reach out to Wellesley alumnae to glean insights, advice, and wisdom from stories of their professional journeys. No matter where you are in this process, remember that I am here to help you identify and secure opportunities that enable you to make a social impact in ways that fit your interests, strengths, and values. 
 

 

Sign up for ENSI Community Newsletters! Even if you aren't sure you want to pursue a career in Education, Nonprofit, or Social Impact, it’s a great idea to sign up for email newsletters to learn about jobs and internships, resources, industry trends, and events. Follow these steps to register for the newsletter:
  • Click "Your Career Interests" on the left sidebar in Handshake
  • Scroll down and select any communities that interest you under the question, "Which Wellesley Career Community Best Matches Your Interests?"
Education, Nonprofit, Social Impact

Green Hall 448B
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-3789
kryan4@wellesley.edu

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday. 

Pop-up advising hours 

Wed, 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Campus Center info booth

Top Job Functions

Class of 2018 Top Job Functions in the Education, Nonprofit, and Social Impact Community
29.90%
Research
22.68%
Education / Teaching / Training
7.22%
Administration
5.15%
Fundraising & Event Management
3.09%
Customer/Technical Support
3.09%
Environmental / Sustainability
3.09%
Library Science
20.6%
Other
* Highlighted outcomes from 2017 graduates
Upcoming Event

Setting Your Course - Balance and Community (Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT).

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, Atrium, Wellesley, MA, USA

The anticipation of what happens after graduation can make you feel a bit like getting ready to set out on a great adventure; excited, intimidated, anxious, hopeful. In addition to the added pressure of determining where your life Post-College is going to lead you. Let us help you as you begin Setting Your Course.

Upcoming Event

Awkward Lunch Bunch (Friday, April 5th 2019, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EDT).

Friday, April 5th 2019, 12:45 pm -
1:45 pm EDT

Treehouse (Lulu 4th floor)

Not good at small talk? Feel awkward or out of place at networking events? How about knowing which utensils to use at that stuffy formal dinner you were invited to? The Awkward Lunch Bunch is a casual monthly meet up to practice for all of life's professional awkward moments. We'll discuss*tips and tricks" and most of our time will be spent eating lunch and brushing up on our small talk (aka practicing!) If you are someone who feels awkward in these kinds of professional social settings, come join in with others who feel the same way, and practice!

Upcoming Event

Internship Prep Series: Skit Night (Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT).

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 4:30 pm -
5:30 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, Atrium, Wellesley, MA, USA

Join the College Career Mentors and prepare for you internship with a night at the "theater." Career Education has prepared a series of internship related skits meant to ensure you make the most of your internship. Come watch three short skits of scenarios you might encounter during your internships and participate in brief talk-back to learn how you might best prepare for or handle these situations. Movie-themed popcorn and candy will be served.

Upcoming Event

Awkward Lunch Bunch (Friday, May 3rd 2019, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EDT).

Friday, May 3rd 2019, 12:45 pm -
1:45 pm EDT

Treehouse (Lulu 4th floor)

Not good at small talk? Feel awkward or out of place at networking events? How about knowing which utensils to use at that stuffy formal dinner you were invited to? The Awkward Lunch Bunch is a casual monthly meet up to practice for all of life's professional awkward moments. We'll discuss*tips and tricks" and most of our time will be spent eating lunch and brushing up on our small talk (aka practicing!) If you are someone who feels awkward in these kinds of professional social settings, come join in with others who feel the same way, and practice!

Upcoming Event

Learn about Careers in Libraries & Archives! (Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm EDT).

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 12:45 pm -
2:15 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, Atrium, Wellesley, MA, USA

Come learn about careers in the library and archives professions! Hear from a panel of Wellesley alumnae talking about their career paths and then meet and mingle with librarians and archivists who currently work at Wellesley College. Lunch will be provided, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, so make sure to RSVP!