Every year, approximately 20 percent of the graduating senior class in Arts and Letters make a one- to two-year commitment to serve in areas such as public and private education, family and children services, after-school programs, developing countries, and non-governmental organizations. Postgraduate service can be a life-changing experience and provide students with transferable skills for the next step in their careers.

Kaitlin Sullivan 600

“My role at Facebook is an extension of the model I used during my service learning work, where you have to listen to people who are living these issues and understand all the parts to come up with solutions.”

— Kaitlin Sullivan ’10
Political Science major
First: Jesuit Volunteer Corps, San Jose, California
Now: Product policy manager, Facebook, Washington, D.C.

The annual Post-Graduate Service Fair, sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, is an excellent way to learn about service opportunities.

Many service organizations recruit and interview on campus through the Career Center. Visit Go IRISH for job postings, information sessions, and interview schedules. Make an appointment to meet with a career counselor to review application materials and prepare for interviews.

Recent Arts and Letters graduates have made a difference in the world through these organizations:

  • Alliance for Catholic Education
  • Amate House, Chicago
  • AmeriCorps
  • Augustinian Volunteers, San Diego, California
  • AVSI, Uganda
  • Blueprint Education, Denver, Colorado
  • Camp Hill, Ireland
  • Christian Appalachian Project, Kentucky
  • Citizen Schools, Chicago, Illinois
  • City Year
  • Collegio Rotondi, Italy
  • Colorado Reading Corps, Denver, Colorado
  • Congregation of Holy Cross, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • CTLC, China
  • Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Dominican Volunteers USA, Atlanta, Georgia
  • ECHO – Faith Formation Leadership Program, South Bend, Indiana
  • Educa UC, Chile
  • Farm of the Child, Honduras
  • FrancisCorps, Costa Rica
  • Friends of the Orphans, Mexico
  • Haitian Project, Haiti
  • Heart’s Home, Romania
  • Holy Cross Lay Missionary Program, Uganda
  • Holy Cross Overseas Lay Ministries, Chile
  • House of Brigid, Ireland
  • Inner City Teaching Corps, Chicago
  • International Partners in Mission, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • KNOM Radio Mission, Alaska
  • L’Arche, Ireland
  • Lasallian Volunteers, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Match Corps, Boston
  • Match Next, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Maximo Nivel, Peru
  • Mercy Volunteer Corps, Savannah, Georgia
  • Mission Year, Houston, Texas
  • Mount Tabor Center, Menasha, Wisconsin
  • New Hope Children’s Foundation, Honduras
  • Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, Nicaragua
  • Open Arms Home for Children, Kenya
  • Operation TEACH, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education, Portland, Oregon
  • Partners in Health, Mexico
  • Passionist Lay Missioners, Jamaica
  • Pathways Development Initiative, Uganda
  • Peace Corps
  • Rostro de Cristo, Ecuador
  • Saint Michael Indian School, Arizona
  • Salesian Lay Missionaries, China
  • Segway Project, Nepal
  • Social Entrepreneur Corps, Guatemala
  • St. Michael Indian School, Arizona
  • Student Conservation Association, Yosemite Village, California
  • Study, Intercultural Training and Experience Program, Italy
  • Teach and Learn in Korea
  • Teach Bhride, Ireland
  • Teach for America, Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Haitian Project
  • United Nations World Food Program, Panama
  • Urban Teacher Center, Washington, D.C.
  • WorldTeach, China
  • Youth with a Mission Discipleship Training School, New Zealand