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Career Services

At Presidio, we seek to help our students discover professional opportunities that lie at the intersection of their passion and their knowledge. Career development opportunities are available throughout your program and integrated into your courses so you can simultaneously develop your leadership acumen and clarify your understanding of what particular sustainability challenge you are uniquely equipped to impact.

Whether you’re beginning a new chapter in your career journey or evolving an existing career, our Office of Career Services is excited to help you identify and pursue career opportunities that are fulfilling and aligned with your values. We offer a range of programs to help equip you with key career development skills and help you execute a robust, successful job search:

Career Coaching

  • Individualized career coaching
  • Resume review, cover letter preparation, and mock interview rehearsals
  • Internship and job search listings
  • Presentations, workshops, and learning sessions focused on key categories like networking, job offer negotiations, and workforce trends
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and prospective employers
  • Access to industry conferences and professional associations

Sustainability Consulting Shadow Program

  • Shadow PGS Consults employees as they guide global organizations in high-impact sustainability and DEI efforts
  • Apply classroom learning with real-world companies
  • Get involved in paid client projects
  • Jump-start your impact! Make a positive change before you graduate
  • Gain the critical skills and practical tools to launch your career as a sustainable consultant

Career Outlook

Demand is growing for managers and leaders with sustainability and social justice expertise. A Presidio education can help you achieve your career goals.

Source: Indeed and Sustainability Business Consulting

Private Sector/Corporate

Energy Analyst $60,000 – $85,000
Sustainability Manager $56,000 – $95,000
Sustainability Consultant $70,000 – $90,000
Environmental Engineer $70,000 – $85,000
EH&S Director $120,000 – $160,000
Sustainability/CSR Director $150,000 – $190,000

Director of Sustainability at Salesforce:

$129,000 starting annual salary

Climate and Environmental Program Manager at HP:

$92,000 starting annual salary

Social Responsibility Director at BCW Global:

$108,000 starting annual salary

Global DE&I Impact Strategist at Google:

$126,000 starting annual salary

Area Operations Manager at Amazon:

$117,000 starting annual salary

Sustainability Program Manager at Adecco:

$125,000 starting annual salary

Networking Opportunities

Our community is undoubtedly one of the most unique and powerful aspects of the Presidio experience. When you become a Presidian, you gain access to a network of dedicated, creative professionals working to build more just and sustainable systems across the public and private sectors.

In the spirit of our mission to educate changemakers to build a flourishing future, we offer networking opportunities among our students, faculty, staff, board members, and organizational partners. We encourage these professional connections through conferences, showcases, community events, and introductions to professionals and organizations in a position to bolster our students’ career goals.

The Presidio MPA Degree

Create a career designing and managing policies and programs that address the critical social and structural challenges of our time, with a focus on climate change, racial injustice, growing inequality, technological change and cybersecurity,
and unforeseen threats such as pandemics.

In the Presidio MPA program, you will learn to develop and translate your mission into effective solutions through small class sizes with extraordinary faculty, deep case study and experiential learning, one-on-one coaching, and community engagement, allowing you to build professional skills while in the program. Explore the roles that could be in your future.

Source: Indeed and Sustainability Business Consulting


Program Coordinator

Environmental Scientist

Communications Manager

Community Organizer

Executive Director

Policy Analyst

Commit to a brighter future for yourself and the planet.

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