Nonprofit, Education and Government

The Nonprofit, Education and Government Career Community encompasses industries and roles that create individual, local, and global impact. Often misunderstood, nonprofit organizations range from small local organizations to billion-dollar global enterprises, employing professionals from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. Similarly, education is a complex, interconnected industry that spans from classroom teachers to policymakers to those who drive new and innovative educational technologies. Those who seek to make an impact through government can explore roles that require a variety of backgrounds and abilities, at both local and national levels. 

Careers in Nonprofit, Education, and Government include, but are not limited to:

Possible Pathways Include
Social Work School Counseling Higher Education
Educational Policy English as a Second Language International Relations
Foreign Langauge Federal Government Law
Local Government Health and Human Services Philanthropic Development
Social Programs Arts and Culture Teaching

Alumni Spotlight: Julie Corbett ’04

Meet Julie Corbett, a 2004 Anthropology & Sociology and International Studies graduate. Julie got her MPA (public administration) at the University of Delaware and is now President of Corbett Education Consulting. Julie’s work focuses on transforming the education system to …

By Maya Coppola
Maya Coppola
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Alumni Spotlight: Liz Monroe ’21

Liz Monroe graduated in 2021 with a degree in English and a minor in Communication. Right out of college, Liz pursued an interest in politics, working as a staff assistant for an Ohio Congressman at the U.S. House of Representatives. …

By Avery Young
Avery Young
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Alumni Spotlight: Alfonso Henderson ’15

Alfonso Henderson graduated in 2015 with a Political Science degree and a minor in Anthropology and Sociology. Since then, Alfonso received his MSW from Boston College School of Social Work and now works as the Clinical Director at The Dimock …

By Jess Spitzer
Jess Spitzer
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Anneke’s Picks: Jobs & Internships Week of 2/14

We are into February, which means it’s application season! Every week, Anneke’s Picks bring you highlighted jobs, internships, and events in the Nonprofit, Education, & Government community. Check out this week’s spotlights below!


Breakthrough Summer Teaching Fellow:  Get …

By Anneke Mason
Anneke Mason Senior Associate Director
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Nichols Scholarship Fund Available for Qualified Internships

Denison students (of all majors) can apply for history internships and receive financial support from the Nichols Scholarship Fund. The following internships qualify for the Nichols Scholarship. Click the links to apply. Questions about the Nichols Scholarship can be directed …

By Melanie Murphy
Melanie Murphy Director, Career Communities and Coaching
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Excel: Financial Functions in Depth

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Analyzing financial data can seem intimidating, but Microsoft Excel has a wide range of functions to perform these calculations quickly…

Excel Supply Chain Analysis: Solving Transportation Problems

Curt Frye
Microsoft Excel can be a secret advantage when it comes to solving complex supply chain challenges. Follow along with instructor…

Excel: Conditional Formatting for Beginners

Dennis Taylor
Conditional formatting sounds more complicated than it is. This powerful tool in Microsoft Excel allows you to highlight data based…

Excel: You Can Do This

Oz du Soleil
View Oz’s LinkedIn Newsletter Excel scares a lot of people. Terms like PivotTables, VLOOKUP, and circular references make their heads…

Excel: PivotTables for Beginners

Dave Ludwig
More from LinkedIn Learning’s top expertsBusiness Software Newsletter PivotTables don’t have to be scary! This powerful Excel feature cuts the…

Excel 2010: Advanced Formulas and Functions

Dennis Taylor
In Excel 2010: Advanced Formulas and Functions, author Dennis Taylor demystifies formulas and some of the most challenging of the…

Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Storytelling through Photography

Douglas Kirkland
“Everyone’s camera can tell a story,” says world-renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland. Follow along as he explores the process of shooting…

Excel 2013: Managing Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks

Dennis Taylor
Sometimes multiple worksheets or workbooks are the only solution to storing large amounts of data. But how do you analyze…

Music Law: Copyrighting a Song

Richard Stim
Registering a copyright to a song is not the easiest process, but it’s helpful for songwriters. It preserves your legal…

Learning Excel for Mac 2016

David Rivers
This introductory course is perfect for new users who want to quickly get started with the powerful Excel for Mac…

Cert Prep: Excel 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist (77-727)

Jennifer McBee
Demonstrate your advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel by becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). This course, created by Microsoft Certified…

Managing New Managers

Sara Canaday
View Sara’s LinkedIn Newsletter Managing new leaders comes with a unique set of challenges. Even the most outstanding individual contributor…

Excel 2016: Working with Dates and Times

Dennis Taylor
Getting dates and times to show up the way you want in an Excel spreadsheet can be tricky. In this…

Excel: Analyzing Your Sales Pipeline

Rudolph Rosenberg
Enhance your sales pipeline and bolster business performance using Excel and Salesforce. In this course, follow along with Rudolph Rosenberg…

Introduction to LEED Certification

Fulya Kocak Gin
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system evaluates buildings for their environmental performance and encourages the use…

CMO Foundations: Creating a Marketing Culture

Deirdre Breakenridge
Effective chief marketing officers (CMOs) help to cultivate a marketing culture where team members are inspired, engaged, and motivated to…

Elearning Essentials: Storyboarding

Brett Kirkpatrick
You wouldn’t start construction without a blueprint. So why create elearning without a plan? Storyboarding is one of the most…

Excel for Investment Professionals

Michael McDonald
Do you manage a portfolio of stocks or securities? Microsoft Excel offers professionals in the investment industry with a bevy…

Inclusive Instructional Design

Samantha Calamari
Does the training you create really reflect your audience? Have you considered someone’s geographical location, learning preference, or accommodation needs?…

Learning Excel Desktop (Office 365/Microsoft 365)

David Rivers
Are you looking to get started with Microsoft Excel? In this beginner-level course, follow instructor David Rivers as he introduces…

Career Community Advisors

Career Community Advisors are Denison Alumni, Parents and or Faculty who provide advice and guidance to the Career Community Staff Team. These volunteers ensure we are helping connect you with the most accurate and helpful information on trends in the associated industry/function, employers of interest, and opportunities related to the general career community. In addition, check out our Career Launch Volunteers who wish to offer students support as you prepare for life after Denison!

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