Careers & Opportunities


    This degree teaches you how to manage people in organizations of all sizes. Adult and Organizational graduates have gone on to work for corporations like Bank of America and government agencies like the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office. They have become entrepreneurs and have worked in human resources departments and nonprofit organizations.

    Voluntary Internships

    Internships give you opportunities to get hands-on experience, refine your understanding of your coursework and make professional contacts who can assist your future career development. Internships are voluntary experiences that take place outside of the program curriculum: students do not receive credit for internships. 

    School Partnerships & Associations

    As part of its mission to give back to the surrounding community and provide substantive fieldwork experiences for its students, the College of Education has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations, such as

    Career Services

    The College of Education offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

    You’ll also have access to


    Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Adult and Organizational Development Major may include the following examples.


    Median Salary*

    Adult Basic & Secondary Education & Literacy Teachers & Instructors


    Child, Family, & School Social Workers


    Community and Social Service Specialists


    Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors


    Human Resources Managers


    Industrial-Organizational Psychologists


    Social & Community Service Managers


    Social & Human Service Assistants


    Training and Development Managers


    * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).