I have a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus study in Human Services, Public Health and Gerontology. It's hard to decide exactly which direction you want to go when you're in college still. I would encourage you to select a base field that is broad enough and then through internships and volunteering you will learn where your passions lie.
I would encourage you to be smart when taking courses and careful about getting into student debt. Nonprofit jobs are lower pay, but the intrinsic rewards of the work are incredible. Don't dig yourself a large financial hole when you can get started and work your way up through an organization or specialty that you love. Look into certificate programs too! Good luck and thank you for having a heart that cares about people!
Shelby recommends the following next steps:
- Research certificate programs and areas of specialty with lower education costs
- Volunteer and intern