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Nailing Your Graduate Admissions Interview

Student Experience

If you’ve decided to take the next step and apply for graduate school, you’re probably ready to get to work. As easy as it is to be excited about starting this new path, here are parts of the process that are important not to rush, including your admissions interview. Whether you’re applying for our Master …

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Oakstop and Presidio: Partnering for Social Impact in Oakland and Beyond

Presidio News, Community, Student Experience

I had the opportunity to connect with entrepreneur and community organizer Trevor Parham, who is also founder and CEO of Oakstop, an Oakland gallery, event, and coworking space that we’re proud to have selected as our new Presidio classroom location. In Trevor’s words, Oakstop is a “Black-owned and -operated business that uses commercial real estate …

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How a Presidio Graduate School Degree Prepares You for a Career in Sustainability Consulting

Sustainability, Community, Student Experience

It isn’t uncommon for students to come to Presidio Graduate School with a desire to pursue sustainability consulting careers. Consulting is an excellent career choice in the realm of sustainability for a multitude of reasons. First, it’s never boring! If you’re interested in a variety of subjects, learning about new fields, and contributing to multiple …

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Sustaining an MBA Designed for Impact

Student Experience

To many people the word “assessment” doesn’t inspire much excitement or enthusiasm. But I love assessment and I think you should, too! Assessment is definitely about research and measuring, but it’s also about reflection, curiosity, and values. It doesn’t just tell us how we’re doing, it asks us to think about what we value and …

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Presidio Graduate School Climate Leaders Inject Hope into Tomorrow

Community, Student Experience

Nearly a decade ago I made the conscious decision to focus my professional self on the biggest problem I saw facing humanity. Working towards any other goal seemed selfish and inconsequential in comparison. At the time, I didn’t anticipate how emotionally draining this work would be, or how I would become incapable of maintaining separation …

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How Presidio Found Me

Student Experience

My favorite coffee mug is how I found Presidio Graduate School. Well, really it was the smooth, inky crinkle of newspaper wrapped around that handmade mug I had found at a small music festival held on a Mennonite farm in Illinois 7 years prior to the day I was wrapping it for a move to …

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A Commuter Presidian

Student Experience

Before the pandemic slowed travel across the globe to a race a snail could win. Before the measurement of “6 feet” became used as a moniker for social distancing on top of its already common use to give us an idea of how far below the surface of the Earth death might take us. Before …

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MPA or MBA in Sustainability: Which Is Right for You?

Student Experience

A lot of factors weigh in on the decision to attend graduate school. When navigating your options, it’s important to understand the nuances between degrees that sound similar. Earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Solutions or Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Presidio Graduate School can undoubtedly set you apart from other …

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Loretta Ross on Calling in the Calling Out Culture

Social Justice, Community, Student Experience

Presidio Graduate School recently had the honor of hosting an open conversation with Professor Loretta Ross on the issue of “call out” culture and the alternative practice of “call in” culture. Loretta (who joked that she prefers to be called Loretta by anyone over the age of 12), is one of the premier faculty for …

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5 Life-Changing Books From My First Semester at Presidio Graduate School

Student Experience

The reading list at Presidio Graduate School has been truly life-changing for me. I also know I’m not the only student who feels this way. Every professor has their own style of teaching a class, and along with that their own list of preferred books to bolster a lesson. With this in mind, I acknowledge …

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