Career Areas


Criminal Legal Justice System Reform

Criminal law reform tackles the issue of structural systems of oppression that lead to disproportionate rates of imprisonment against BIPOC, low-socioeconomic, and other disadvantaged communities. Topics include (but are not limited to) mass incarceration, the war on drugs, abolition, school-to-prison-pipeline, wrongful convictions, restorative justice, social impacts of incarceration (on family members and community), police brutality, and racial profiling.


Mental health counselor listening and taking notes

Mental Health

The field of mental health is a wide-ranging career field filled with many professional opportunities. The careers that will be discussed in this guide include psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health social workers.

Person tending plants

Environment & Sustainability

The environmental field is constantly changing and intersecting across boundaries. From community organizing to fieldwork to creating policy, the array of possible careers in the environmental field is vast and diverse. Such an interdisciplinary field can often make it difficult to determine your interests and understand how to effectively prepare for future careers. With this guide, we hope to ease that process by providing you with possible opportunities for education and experiences related to the environmental field. 


Person reaching hand out to help another

Violence Prevention & Victim Advocacy

Violence prevention is a diverse field that aims to help advocate for victims. Advocacy can come in many different forms, including but not limited to raising awareness, research, developing methods to reduce violence based on evidence, non-profit management, supportive program development, and direct support.

People eating stew from shared bowl

Immigration & Refugees

Immigration and refugee service workers are crucial to the lives of those in need. The needed education and skills of these careers can range from an associate’s degree all the way to a master’s degree. From being an interpreter to being an immigration case manager, there are thousands of positions that are always able to be filled by compassionate, understanding individuals.

Person with rainbow flag and "Equality" cap

LGBTQ+ Advocacy

There are many careers that focus on supporting the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Community. From mental health counseling, to policy reform, to education, various jobs offer the chance to further gender and sexuality equity. Given its wide range, the following information provides guidance and resources for exploring careers in LGBTQ+ advocacy.