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Advocacy & Social Justice

Welcome to the Advocacy & Social Justice Career Community! Find resources and opportunities to launch your career in Advocacy & Social Justice and learn about the many different areas students can pursue in the field. Browse this Community for career advice blogs, available career opportunities, and explore the resources to help you build your career and beyond.

Wesleyan Summer Grants: Funding for Entrepreneurship, Social Impact, and Activism Opportunities

Wesleyan Summer Grants are awarded through the Gordon Career Center to support students who are pursuing no- or low-pay career-related experiences over the summer. Applications open annually at the start of the spring semester and funds are awarded up to …

By Sarah McNamara
Sarah McNamara Associate Director for Employer Relations
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Critical steps for students seeking legal careers in social justice

It’s no secret that the law impacts every facet of our lives, whether it be education, housing, or the economy, from the municipal to the state to the federal level. We have been taught that everyone is equal before the …

By Ryan Zajic - College Recruiter
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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Transferable Skills for Your Social-Impact Job Search

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Has the pandemic motivated you to leave your corporate job in search of a role in the social-impact space? The good news is, you don’t have to reinvent your career to switch sectors. Many of the communications …

By Tiffany Woodall - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Featured Courses

FGSS 236 / AFAM 235 – Activism and Theories of Change

In this course we will explore strategies and theories of change that shape social justice movements, with particular reference to…

GOVT 396 – Human Rights Advocacy: Critical Assessment and Practical Engagement in Global Social Justice

The core animating principles and practices of human rights are under threat. Will the global human rights movement be able…

PHIL 275 – Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Writing for Social Justice

One of the greatest strengths of learning philosophy is that it helps us become better thinkers and clearer communicators. In…

CCIV 327 /THEA 327 – Dangerous Acts: Theater, Transgression, and Social Justice, Ancient and Modern

The first plays in the history of theater feature transgressive acts: murder, illicit sex, violence, and torture. Action-packed, gory, and…

GOVT 379 – Access to Civil Justice

In this course, students will explore contemporary issues related to the public’s ability to access civil legal advice, legal representation,…

DANC 379 – Dance as Activism

How does art effect change? Why does the phrase “social movements,” include the action word – movement? In what ways…

SOC 244 / FGSS 244 – Feminist and Queer Theories of Social Reproduction

This course will introduce students to the study of social reproduction and power with an emphasis on feminist, queer, and…

CSPL 215 – Human-Centered Design for Social Change

Design thinking is the way the creative mind approaches complex problem solving. Increasingly, it is at the center of innovative…

CSPL 290 / 291 – Community Impact Residency I & II

In this project-based, cohort-style class, students will learn strategies for understanding social and environmental problems, and they will design interventions…

SISP 315 / SOC 315 / CSPL 314 – The Health of Communities

Our focus will be on understanding the role of social factors (e.g., income, work environment, social cohesion, food, transportation systems)…

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