Every Month Series: Careers in Nonprofits

September 16, 2020
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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September is Nonprofits month at the Office of Career and Professional Development. This month, we look at careers in the wide range of organizations that are categorized as nonprofits. This includes think tanks, scientific societies, foundations, and professional associations. We'll talk with professionals who have PhDs about how their values have driven their career choices to get them where they are today.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about careers in nonprofits
  • Learn what's required to enter these careers
  • Understand the values of people who go into these different careers


Tepring Piquado, PhD - Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Chief Policy Director, California Issues Forum; CEO, The TMP Group
Jackie Wirz, PhD - Executive Director, Saturday Academy
Stephanie Albin, PhD - Science Program Officer at The Kavli Foundation

Michael Matrone, PhD - Program Director, Non-academic Career Development, UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development


  • Values reflection
  • Moderated Q&A
  • Open Q&A
  • Small-group time to connect with speakers

This program is part of the Every Month Series.

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