Where should a Community Development major look for a career?
I am not interested in making phone calls all day with my degree. I would like to working within a non-profit or with individuals where I feel that I am actively helping others, working with people. #career #nonprofit #communitydevelopment #outreach #communityengagement
Linda's answer is very good. I'm going to take a different approach. What amount of student loans do you have coming out of college? If you have a large amount, see if one of the non-profits you are considering qualifies you for a deferment on your student loans. Consider part time work that pays a decent salary and has benefits. Then do a part-time internship with the non-profit you love. Also when considering non-profits, please be sure to include religious and arts focused groups too. These both need community development talent (even if they don't qualify for loan deferment).
If you don't have a lot of student loans, then you have more options.