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Lily Laurence draws people to the same page

Student Experience

*This is the first article in a series of Q&As with our Student Representatives. Lily Laurence saw a lot of burnout and disconnection with money and business structures before she began pursuing her MBA in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School. As an artist working in nonprofits and environmental activism, she realized that people had to begin thinking …

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Guidelines for Writing Recommendations

Student Experience

I relish the opportunity to write recommendations for others I have come to know through my roles as a professor, higher education administrator, consultant, and leader in business and professional organizations. As I have written many such letters over the years, my challenge is to craft documents that crackle with energy while capturing the qualities …

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Woody Tasch Master Class teaches impact investing as a solution to ending the disparity between profit and progress

Community, Student Experience

“One of the biggest challenges we face in our economy is the separation of money from things of true value.” When PresidioPRO Faculty Director Ryan Cabinte, said this on Wednesday, May 8th it certainly wasn’t the first time the sentiment had been raised at Presidio Graduate School. In fact, the Outgrowing GDP Symposium just a …

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8 Reasons to Seek Written Recommendations Related to Your Academic and Professional Experience

Student Experience

I urge every Presidian to take the time to seek written recommendations from professors, employers, internship supervisors,  Experiential Learning partners (when appropriate), and any others who’ve had the opportunity to manage your academic or professional experience at any time in your life.  Here are eight reasons you should do so: A concise, written recommendation highlighting …

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Green Ninja Named Outstanding Solution to Climate Change

Student Experience

On May 23, more than 300 people representing climate scientists, astronauts, technologists and venture capitalists convened for the annual Sustainable Silicon Valley WEST Summit, and one thing dominated their conversations. WEST, which brings together leaders from many sectors to understand barriers and exchange insights towards a more sustainable future, took place shortly after scientists reported …

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Grads: lead with audacity, boldness and passion, says Cheryl Dorsey

Student Experience

As Presidio Graduate School students celebrate commencement June 1, Echoing Green  president Cheryl Dorsey has a special message: it’s your audacity, passion and boldness that will chart a new course to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Dorsey is Presidio’s 2013 Commencement Speaker, and says it’s the above traits that she feels privileged …

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Capstone Project Little Seed named Solutions Exhibitor at WEST Summit

Student Experience

What happens when children are able to create storybook heroes that look and act like them? Four Presidio Graduate School MBA students are hoping to find out with the launch of their new product, Little Seed. Little Seed is an online book builder that makes it possible to insert children and their family and friends …

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Blending Social and Environmental Impact with Financial Return

Student Experience

Last spring, while preparing for a business case challenge, I learned about a new investment approach that blends social and environmental impact with financial return–Impact Investing.  I happened to be part of a team that was trying to help scale Habitat for Humanity to help serve 50 million people in 10 years, and we were …

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Work Placements Change MBA Candidate’s Thinking

Student Experience

Mara Slade has always been concerned about the environment. She cared about sustainability and even had a couple of Paul Hawken books lying around. But after immersing herself in an MBA program with a deeply embedded systems sustainability focus, Slade considers herself “totally transformed.” “I’ve been exposed to so many great thinkers,” she says. “Really, …

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MPA Program offers chance to move from reflection to action

Student Experience

“Action is at the heart of sustainability,” says one Presidio Graduate School student who has been moved from thinking about sustainability to acting on it. “It’s all good and well to talk about it, but doing something is more important,” Karin Meyer says. As Meyer prepares to finish her sixth semester and graduate from the …

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