Careers, Internships & Opportunities

Careers

The Human Development and Community Engagement BS helps you develop skills to advocate for all types of vulnerable groups, devise solutions for a variety of social problems, and manage programs for a wide range of advocacy organizations. As part of the Human Development practicum, students in this major have developed

  • fundraising events,
  • lesson plans and thematic curriculums,
  • one-on-one programs for individuals,
  • training programs, and more.

Graduates work with advocacy organizations, childcare centers, public policymakers and others. Others have pursued graduate degrees in applied behavioral analysis and nursing.

Internship

The Human Development and Community Engagement major aims to nurture future professionals who are committed to serving their communities. One particular advantage of the major is the opportunity for undergraduate students to gain practical, hands-on experience through a year-long practicum and internship in a local community organization.

School & Community Partnerships 

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.

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

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Human Development and Community Engagement Major may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Child, Family, & School Social Workers

$43,250.00

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

$43,250.00

Community Health Workers

$37,330.00

Directors, Religious Activities & Education

$38,610.00

Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare Center/Program

$45,790.00

Health Educators

$53,070.00

Mental Health Counselors

$42,840.00

Social & Human Service Assistants

$31,810.00

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