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The following information was provided by Jennifer Kraipovich, a Social Responsibility graduate, who conducted a review of socially responsible job websites in her thesis.

What can I do with a Master's degree in Social Responsibility? Can I get a job? Can I make a decent living while helping to make the world a better place? Even though students attracted to the study of social responsibility emanate passion about social & environmental justice, practical questions about employment need to be considered if graduates are to apply their knowledge and skills to positively impact the world.

As a matter of fact, there is a national movement to encourage students to evaluate the social and environmental consequences of their future employment by signing a pledge which states, "I pledge to take into account the social, ecological and cultural consequences of any job opportunity I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work". The Graduation Pledge is rapidly becoming part of graduation ceremonies on campuses across the United States. The Graduation Pledge website is located at: http://www.manchester.edu/academic/programs/departments/
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Fortunately, hundreds of websites and a number of books are dedicated to sharing information about socially responsible jobs. We have categorized employment resources into three areas: non-profit/non-government organizations, government, and private business. Jobs available to Social Responsibility graduates are countless. There are jobs available in : activism, animal rights, children & youth, community building & renewal, disability rights, economic development, environment, human rights and civil liberties, education, immigration, international issues, labor, LBGT issues, peace and conflict resolution, race and ethnicity, women's issues, and more. Many organizations are dedicated to more than one of these areas. Employment opportunities are endless, and the organizations seek employees who are equally diverse.

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