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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Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


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Top Job Functions

Class of 2023 Top Job Functions in the Education, Nonprofit, and Social Impact
Education / Teaching / Training
Lab Work / Science
Community & Social Services
Fundraising & Event Management
Customer/Technical Support
Data & Analytics

ENSI Graduates in the World

What they studied Where they work What they do
History UNICEF Global Engagement Researcher
Economics & Music Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistant
Philosophy & Spanish Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. Marketing Coordinator
Environmental Studies & Spanish Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MASSCEC) Program Administrator in Workforce Development
Environmental Studies & History Boston Center for Independent Living Community Organizer
Psychology & Education Studies Meridian Schools Teacher
Neuroscience & South Asia Studies Nightingale School English Teacher
Women's and Gender Studies Society of Family Planning Grants Administration Coordinator
Psychology Institute of Reading Development Teacher
Education Studies Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Educator
* Highlighted outcomes from 2023 graduates

Discounted Princeton Review Test Preparation

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Wellesley College has a contract with the Princeton Review that allows all students to get a 50% discount on any test prep courses. This includes the MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, and DAT. 

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Projects for Peace Alumni Award (graduates)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Projects for Peace is a global program that partners with educational institutions to identify and support young peacebuilders and changemakers. Each year, the Projects for Peace Alumni Award will award up to $50,000 to support the continuing peacebuilding efforts of a past Projects for Peace grantee. The Award is made possible through the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation at Middlebury.  Campus application deadline typically in January. 

Environmental Career Opportunities (Ecojobs) Job Board

Alexis Trench
Alexis Trench

Wellesley Career Education has an Institutional Subscription to EcoJobs, allowing students and staff to access subscriber-only job listings. 

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.)