Education, Nonprofit, & Social Impact

Education, Nonprofit, & Social Impact

Green Hall 448B
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

The Education, Nonprofit, & Social Impact fields are ways 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.
Students and alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with our Advisors for Careers in Nonprofits and Social Impact or Hayley Meredith McIlvaine, the Advisor for Careers in Education.



Education Resources

From K-12 to Higher Ed, the resources below examine careers in the broader Education field.

Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofits are mission-driven organizations dedicated to addressing a particular social issue or advocating for a cause. These resources provide an overview of the vast nonprofit sector, which includes numerous industries and many job functions.

Social Impact Resources

Learn more about the vast Social Services field through the resource below, and watch the recording of our 2019 Gather for the Greater Good Industry Panel.

Education, Nonprofit, Social Impact

Green Hall 448B
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

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Top Job Functions

Class of 2021 Top Job Functions in the Education, Nonprofit, and Social Impact
Education / Teaching / Training
Lab Work / Science
Community & Social Services
Writing / Editing
Operations / Production
Fundraising & Event Management

ENSI Graduates in the World

What they studied Where they work What they do
Anthropology & Psychology Judd Foundation Development Assistant
Psychology & Education Studies Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistant
Education Studies Fitchburg Public Schools Science Teacher
Neuroscience Walker Therapeutic & Educational Programs Teaching Assistant
Mathematics Avangrid Renewables Origination Analyst
Psychology Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Contributing Researcher
Political Science National Democratic Institute Program Associate
Environmental Studies Mass Renews Alliance Steering Team Coordinator
English City Year Student Success Coach
Environmental Studies Habitat for Humanity Program Associate
* Highlighted outcomes from 2021 graduates

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McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill (rising seniors & graduates)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The McCall MacBain Scholarships seek to bring together exceptional students from around the world who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University! (Campus deadline typically in August.)

“I use my International Relations and Sociology background to foster conversations with delegates, industry leaders and community members through my first passion—events! Getting to know what excites me led me to creating a brand that I truly love, Black America Summit. We host cross-cultural conversations to unite, educate and inspire Black Americans and allies around potential solutions to phenomena impacting Black America.”