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Careers for Social Good (October 2024)

We know that many of our students and graduates are interested in career opportunities where they feel they can make a positive impact on society

Students most often look to public and third sector organisations to provide these kind of values-led career paths. 

We want to shine a light on some of the options that students who are motivated by the idea of Careers for Social Good might like to consider. 

The aim is for students to hear from and engage with people from these organisations who can provide insight, inspiration and advice.    

Why should I get involved?

Because you care about supporting new and diverse talent to contribute to social good. You want to help students explore their options.   

You might want to get involved because you are keen to share your personal advice and experience or because your organisation is keen to attract students.  The campaign isn’t designed to be about direct recruitment but of course we welcome participation from organisations who are actively recruiting.   

How do I get involved?

There are 4 main ways for you to get involved - be part of one of our events, pop up on campus on a Careers & Coffee stand, advertise your upcoming events and opportunities with #EdCareersforSocialGood, or write a guest piece for our Inform.ed blog. If you are interested in any of the options below, or would like to help us raise awareness of careers for social good in a different way please email us on employers@ed.ac.uk 

Which students will engage with this campaign?

The campaign will be promoted to students across the University.  We would expect it to be most popular with undergraduates from year 2 onwards, and would expect most interest from students in our College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  We would hope any webinars will attract at least 30 students, and the on-campus event at least 80 students.  Further engagement will come from students searching #EdCareersForSocialGood on MyCareerHub and socials, including our Blog.  The webinars will also be recorded and made available to students afterwards, increasing the potential reach.