The priority deadline for Epic Advantage applications is May 15th. The final deadline is June 1st. No incomplete submissions or exceptions will be made.

Social Justice, Education, & Public Affairs

Message from your career coach

Greetings! Welcome to the social justice, education & public affairs career community. I’m Katie Breslin (she/her), and I work with students who fall into this career community. You can read more about me in my bio on the right side of the page. I’ve spent most of my career working in advocacy and lobbying in Washington, DC, but I’m grateful to now be a resource for Earlham College.

Explore Your Career Community

The first question you might ask is – how do I know for sure that I am in this career community?

I work with students who want to make an impact on society through a social justice lens. Whether that means grassroots organizing, nonprofit fundraising and administration, teaching, serving as a librarian, or working through legal and political systems as a lawyer, politician, or administrator, you’re sure to find a way to change the world – even if just for one person at a time.

Ready to book an appointment? Need to see me?

It is as simple as going to Handshake and selecting this career community! If there isn’t a time on Handshake to sign up for, send me an email at

Partnership with the Center for Social Justice and the Center for Career Education

You can find many of the opportunities that align with this career community housed within the Center for Social Justice. Another great person for you to meet is the Director of the Center for Social Justice, Ahmed Khanani. You can find Ahmed’s information on the right of this page.

Professional Areas

Below are some of the professional fields that are included in this career community:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Education – K to 12 and Higher Education
  • Foreign Service
  • Government – Local, State, Federal
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Libraries
  • Ministry and Religion
  • Museum Studies
  • NGOs and Nonprofits
  • Politics
  • Policy Research
  • Social Justice Advocacy


Alumni Spotlight: Micaela Levesque— Theatre Artist Pursuing Cultural Policy

My name is Micaela Levesque and I am an Earlham Alumni. I am currently studying for my MSc (Masters of Science) in Creative Industry and Cultural Policy at the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland. I am researching labour issues …

By Eboni Dixon
Eboni Dixon Asst. Director of Epic Communications and Career Coach
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Katie’s Top 5 Favorite Places to Look for Internships

A confession from your career coach: I really enjoy searching through websites for jobs and internships.

It has always been a great way to relieve stress and to help me see new possibilities when my current situation was less ideal. …

By Katie Breslin
Katie Breslin Senior Career Coach
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Student Perspective on Boston in the City Program

Adulting in Boston

I always thought I wouldn’t enjoy city life that much. Bustling neighborhoods with tireless people walking with purpose to start off their day, the busy public transportations, crowded local places at lunch hours, and young professionals with …

By Sonam Tsomo
Sonam Tsomo
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Getting the Most Out of Your Epic Advantage Award

One of Earlham’s most important, student-centered opportunities for career discernment is the Epic Advantage: the promise of one, fully funded, career-related experience prior to graduation. We tout that every student may qualify for up to $5000 toward this experience, which …

By Roger Adkins
Roger Adkins Executive Director, Center for Global Education
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Find a Job that will Sponsor you with GoinGlobal

If you are an international student, you know that after graduation, your work authorization if you apply for Optional Practical Training only lasts for 12 months, after which, if you are in a STEM field, you can reapply for an …
By Candice Quiñones
Candice Quiñones Director of International Student and Scholar Services
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This resource was provided through the America Library Association. You can find the full article here.

Become a Librarian

How to Get a Job as a Teacher: a glassdoor resource

From Glassdoor – find the full article here.


A Guide to Getting Hired as a Teacher

If there’s one …

Education Applied Minor (AM)

Educators must be able to understand development and the learning process, connect with their students, and think critically about classrooms …

Earlham’s pre-law track, although not narrowly a pre-professional program, attracts many students who are interested in a career in law. …

From Katie Breslin, Senior Career Coach:


I first learned about this quiz when I read Phillip Gulley’s Living the Quaker …

Featured Classes

Epic 171: Professional Foundations

Katie Breslin
The Professional Foundations course is a required pre-departure course for students participating in Earlham-funded summer internships and independent student experiences…

Epic 271: Fellowship Foundations

Roger Adkins
Applying for fellowship funding can be daunting: few of us have prior experience in the best ways to approach this…

POLS 346: Constitutional Law

Thor Hogan
Examines the historic foundations of the American legal system and its existing structural framework. Examines case law associated with defining…

AAAS 330: Mass Incarceration and Moral Vision

James Logan
A critical examination of the social functions and theories of contemporary criminal justice in the United States. Special attention to…

EDUC 120: Foundations of Education

Students examine the present U.S. educational system and the nature of its social impact using the lenses of history, sociology…

EDUC 248: Theory and Practice of Education

The course reflects upon the central premise that prospective teachers need both to do some teaching while they also read…

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