Education & Nonprofit
Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry, and then use our career resources such as Facts on File and O*Net to learn more. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.
Takeaways from Past Events
Foundations in Sexual Education
Eliza Burwell ’17 unpacked what it is like to be a Sexual Assault Response Team Advocate on April 20. She enlightened us on the education programs put in place to educate community partners and the mission behind Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine. Burwell reminds the audience that although it is a painful job, it is also extremely rewarding.
Local Resources to Explore Nonprofits
Thea Bowman House
From summer reading programs to child care programs, the Thea Bowman House aims to serve low-income, at-risk children and families in Utica. By providing quality care and using a structured program focused on educational and social enrichment, volunteers at the Thea Bowman House hope to break the cycle of poverty.
Since its start in 1992, Hope House has served the homeless community in Utica. From providing shelter to hot meals, Hope House ensures that its residents have all the essentials needed to create a safe environment that promotes self-sufficiency and the improvement in the quality of life. Volunteers can help make delicious meals, organize storage, and interact with the community! This is a great way to explore the nonprofit sector.
Podcast to Follow
Green Dreamer is a podcast and multimedia journal. Its interactive website illuminates paths to ecological regeneration and intersectional sustainability. The guide shares advice on how to live a sustainable lifestyle and which environmental organizations and nonprofits share a common goal for a sustainable future. Learn about ways you can get involved in the greening of our future and educate yourself about environmental justice and the science behind carbon sequestration.
Featured Blog Post
Hannah Tessler is a 2014 graduate who majored in sociology and minored in Chinese. She is currently an Education Consultant at Dipont Education in Shanghai, China.
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An Educational Internship
Rewarding Like No Other Job: Careers in Special Education
Would you describe yourself as “compassionate,” “flexible,” or “patient”? Are you able to see “lots of sides of a situation”? Do you love working with children? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then maybe a career in special education is fit for you, according to Lois Staugaitis K’78.