Despite COVID-19’s impact on the job market, there is still a strong demand for certain careers within the education, nonprofit, and government industry. As a member of this community, you possess valuable transferable skills that will help you land similar roles.
Here is our curated list of alternative career options to consider:
For Grads Interested in Teaching: Summer School Tutoring
Summer school teaching opportunities may be hard to come by right now. Instead, there is still a high need for Tutors, where you can build transferable skills to obtain a full-time teaching position in the future.
- Transferable Skills: facilitation, problem solving, conflict resolution, instruction, interpersonal skills
Example: K-12 Academic Tutor and Mentor for City Year
For Master’s Grads Interested in Higher Education: Online Instruction
As enrollment at larger in-person universities declines, universities are forced to freeze hiring. Online universities and community colleges, however, are still hiring faculty and staff roles. Gain experience in these settings to prepare you for a future career in a larger university once hiring is safe to resume.
- Transferable Skills: leadership, networking, management, remote technology
Example: Admission Advisor for Orbis Education
For Grads Interested in Social Work: Community Outreach Coordinator
Currently, the social work industry is hiring less. As a Community Outreach Coordinator you can still work with the community to improve the status of their health and overall well-being just as you would as a social worker.
- Transferable Skills: communication, case management, active listening, critical thinking, empathy
Example: Community and Outreach Coordinator VISTA
For Grads Interested in Event Coordinator Roles: Marketing Associate
With all large events canceled, Non Profits no longer need Event Coordinators. Instead, consider a similar role within the Non Profit sector: the Marketing Associate. With social media and marketing becoming increasingly influential, there is still a high demand for these roles.
- Transferable Skills: creativity, organization, budgeting, attention to detail, planning, networking
Example: Marketing Associate for Upwardly Global, Inc
For Grads Interested in Fundraising: Program Manager
As most fundraising events and galas are postponed, Non Profits are not hiring Fundraising Chairs or Coordinators. To gain similar experience in fundraising and management, consider Program Manager positions.
- Transferable Skills: budgeting, grant writing, communication, outreach, program development
Example: Children’s Music Education and Arts Camps Programs Manager for Old Town School of Folk Music
As the job market continues to evolve, the Career Center is here to help you highlight your transferable skills and explore different opportunities. Get started by making an appointment on Handshake.