More Recent Graduates Working in Non-Profits: Why Should You?

Last week, The New York Times published this article that talks about an unexpected consequence of the difficult economy: that more recent college graduates are working in the non-profit sector, or as they describe, “young college graduates who ended up doing good because the economy did them wrong.” As a college student, I planned to …

World of Work: Colleen Ring '99, Senior Account Executive with Nike

Colleen Ring ‘99 Senior account executive, Nike New York, New York Major: Canadian Studies/Art History How would you describe what you do on a typical day to someone who is unfamiliar with your field? Account executives at Nike are responsible for optimizing Nike product sales with a specific account base.  Since I work directly with …

World of Work: Allan Urgent '93, Assistant US Attorney

Allan Urgent ‘93, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice Newark, NJ Major: Political Science Graduate Program: Fordham University School of Law (J.D.) What does your typical day look like? I represent the United States of America and federal agencies in civil litigation. The types of things I do include appearing in court to …

World of Work: Bizia Holmes Greene ’96, Etiquette Consultant

Bizia Holmes Greene’ 96 Self Employed Etiquette Consultant Santa Fe, New Mexico Major: Anthropology How would you describe what you do on a typical day to someone who is unfamiliar with your field? As an etiquette consultant, I field phone calls and emails from the curious public about etiquette related questions and conundrums. I write …

"It is not what you get out of life that counts. It's what you give and what is given from the heart."

The title of this post is a quote from Sargent Shriver, the man who created the Peace Corps. Sargent Shriver, or “Sarge,” as he was known, was one of the most influential public servants of the second half of the last century. He founded, inspired, or directed numerous social programs including VISTA, Job Corps, Upward Bound, …

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