Guest post by Colin Dean
Student at University of St. Thomas
As a business student at St. Thomas, I don’t get to hear much about opportunities at nonprofits. Our professors have work experience in the for-profit world and draw from that experience to create their lectures. I am a marketing student looking to start a career in analytics, but never thought about its applications in the non-profit area of business. For business students at St. Thomas, there is a required class called Business 200: Learning through Service. In this class, we complete an internship at a non-profit to better understand how business and community partnerships advance the common good, a value central to my St. Thomas education. Along with learning the day-to-day operations of a non-profit business, this internship also taught me about developing a career that serves our communities.