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Career Development

Presidio Graduate School supports students and alumni to help them identify and pursue fulfilling, mission-driven careers that are consistent with their values and priorities. Our Career Development and Student Affairs team offers a range of programs including career development coaching, workshops, panel presentations, and networking opportunities.

Career Development Coaching and Workshops

Career planning and development workshops are offered regularly to students and alumni. Workshop topics include:

  • Career transitions and informational interviews
  • Résumé and cover letter writing
  • Networking
  • Using social media in your job search

In addition, students and alumni are encouraged to take advantage of one-on-one career coaching with staff.

Professional Memberships

Each student enrolled in a degree program receives a complimentary membership to Net Impact or American Society of Public Administration, high-profile associations with thousands of socially committed member professionals.

Job Boards

Updated job announcements are continually posted for positions across all sectors and industries and from around the world. Presidio works collaboratively with organizations, such as MBA-Nonprofit Connection, to identify job and career opportunities for our community.

We invite private sector, governmental and civil society, and non-governmental organizations to join the growing Presidio Graduate School collaborative network. Our MBA, MPA, Dual Degree, and Executive Certificate students and alumni are well positioned to meet your recruitment needs and to excel in your organization. More specifically, whether it’s through experiential learning projects, internships, or full-time employment, our students (and alumni) possess professional acumen and multidisciplinary grounding to help you address your mission-critical sustainability, management, leadership, and innovation challenges.

Post a Job or Internship

To learn more about bringing Presidio Graduate School students and alumni into your organization, contact Associate Director of Student/Alumni Affairs and Career Development Dawn Mokuau. Read about our policy about unpaid internships here.

Career Development Fairs

Each semester, Presidio invites a select group of private sector, governmental/civil society, and non-governmental organizations to discuss career opportunities with students and alumni.

For a sample list of organizations that have attended our recent Career Development Fairs, please click here.

Networking Opportunities

Central to our mission is providing opportunities for networking among students, faculty, staff, board members and our organizational partners. Presidio facilitates networking through community events, showcases, conferences, and introductions to professionals and organizations relevant to individual student career development goals.

The Presidio Graduate School Inspiration Strikes Fund (ISF) underwrites costs associated with conference attendance for current students and alumni. More information about the fund can be found here.

Funded Internships

Thanks to the generosity of partner organizations, Presidio Graduate School offers students stipends to complete summer internships with cutting-edge organizations.

Funding from the Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation in 2012 and 2013 allowed our students and recent alumni to work in the impact investing field in positions with organizations such as RSF Social Finance, Sonen Capital, Mission Investors Exchange, and MissionPoint Capital Partners. Click here to learn more about specific impact investing projects completed by Presidio Graduate School students.

A generous grant from Invoking the Pause allowed two Presidians to complete projects with Environmental Entrepreneurs in 2013. Their work involved marketing, branding, and policy development in conjunction with the organization’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) activities.

For more information about our funded internships program, contact Associate Director of Student/Alumni Affairs and Career Development Dawn Mokuau.