Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play an increasing role in the health of communities worldwide. Aid, relief and development agencies look for skilled workers who also display cultural understanding, adaptability, commitment, language skills and international experience. Positions are available at NGOs in the areas of fundraising, engineering, health care, communications, economic development and management.
W&J’s nationally recognized study-abroad programs will allow you to explore opportunities for development work in third-world countries. Domestic organizations like VISTA and Teach for America also welcome W&J graduates.
To work in an NGO, you can major in practically any area of interest and supplement your major course work with some of the following to ensure marketability in the not-for-profit arena:
Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
Organizational Behavior and Management Principles
Environmental Issues in the Developed and Developing World
Web Design and Development
Politics of Developing Countries
U.S. Foreign Policy
The Developing World
Any modern language through the 200 level