Social Impact & Sustainability
Professionals working in Social Impact & Sustainability careers are often in roles that allow them to solve social problems, advocate for others, develop relationships with people, and improve the community. A key skill for this career community is to understand the human condition from multiple perspectives and disciplines in order to improve the quality of life for individuals or groups of individuals.
Intentional Wandering Action Steps
Curiosity is the key to making the most of your college experience. Intentional wandering within your career community provides focus and purpose to your collective experiences. Explore, Practice and Connect in everything that you do.
Examples of Professions
Community Organizer, City Planner, Membership Coordinator, Fundraising and Development,
Child Care Provider, Public Historian, Correctional Officer, Law Enforcement, Volunteer
Coordinator, Environmental Educator, Public Health, Park Ranger, Education (non-licensed),
Human Resources, etc.
Examples of Employers
Regional Police Departments (i.e. Tulsa, Dallas, Plano, Memphis, Springfield, Overland
Park), Arkansas Department of Human Services, AmeriCorps, American Diabetes Association,
Ozark Center, U.S. Department of State and other federal departments, Peace Corps,
NWA Center for Sexual Assault, Girl Scouts, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, congressional
offices, Youth Villages, Clinton School of Public Service, Alliance for Green Heat,
Ready for More?
Learn more about this Career Community:
A timeline for this career community both in and out of the classroom in order to prepare for a successful future. Use this as a guide as you plan your own Fulbright College experience - make the most of your time here!
A sample resume when you graduate if you are part of this Career Community.
If you have questions, start with your academic advisor in the Fulbright College Academic Advising Center or visit the Career Development Center.
- Government Network: GovLoop
- Federal Jobs & Internships: USA Jobs, Federal Jobs Digest, Federal Government Jobs, Federal Service careers video, Pathways Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program, Presidential Management Fellows Program
- State jobs: Arkansas Department of Human Services
- City jobs: Fayetteville
- Networking Blog: DC Hopefuls
- Public Policy Careers: Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, PolicyJobs.net (UA membership username: policyjobs.net, password: policy), Think Tank Watch
- Careers in Community Development: Net Impact, LinkedIn Jobs
- Community Development Professional Associations: Community Development Society, National Community Development Association, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
- Philanthropy & Fundraising Careers: Chronicle of Philanthropy, Philanthropy News Digest