Flash Seminar: Careers in NGO Work
Are you interested in NGO (non-governmental organization) work as a way to build a career that is consistent with your values and your vision of making the world a better place? If so, this event is for you!!! SLU's new Global Dialogue Center (located at 84 Park St., just across Maple St. from the Bookstore) will host a special "Flash Seminar" devoted to the topic of careers in the NGO sector. Two SLU alumni will offer brief reflections on their own experiences in transitioning from their undergraduate years to post-graduation NGO work, and then they will faciliate an informal discussion. Bring your own stories and your questions - this is a unique opportunity to interact with two Laurentians who share a deep commitment to the work of public advocacy in the NGO sector. Don't miss it! This event is First-Year Cup eligible. Presented with generous support from the Global Studies Department, the Government Department, and Career Services.
Jana L. Morgan graduated from St. Lawrence in 2007 with a B.A. in Government, then completed an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Her studies and work have seen her spend time in a range of countries from central Africa to Europe to South Asia. She has several years of experience in the NGO sector in the areas of corporate and government transparency, resource extraction, and human rights. She was recently hired to begin a new position as National Coordinator for Publish What You Pay, a global NGO focusing on extractive industries in the developing world. She is also Co-Director of the Weave, an SLU-based independent media organization that seeks to spotlight underreported stories.
Jordan Pescrillo graduated from St. Lawrence in 2012 with a B.A. in Global Studies. While at SLU she was heavily involved in a range of groups and initiatives including Literacy for Nepal, the Weave, and the Java Barn. Her interests lie in the area of grassroots education, a theme she explored while studying and doing research abroad in Kenya and Nepal. She is currently based in Buffalo, where she works as an Education Advocate for the International Institute of Buffalo.