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From Presidio Graduate School to Sustainable Business Champion

Sustainability, Community

Jason Walter’s LinkedIn profile doesn’t feature that his job—Director of Business Development for Fleets at EVgo—is a lot of work. Now that EVgo, the nation’s largest public EV fast-charging network, has gone public, Jason’s role has quickly expanded from realizing future growth potential to include all of the complex details that come with positioning the …

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Top 5 Sustainability Issues in 2021


It can be very hard to keep up with the ever-emerging sustainability research ranging from climate to our personal health to the health of entire communities. For those with an interest in the sustainability field or who are looking to enroll in our Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Solutions, Master of Public Administration …

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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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Elizabeth Leiba on Shaping Modern Leaders for Societal Change

Presidio News, Community

We’re incredibly excited to welcome incoming Professor Elizabeth Leiba to Presidio Graduate School. I recently sat down with her to learn more about her journey, why she decided to teach at Presidio, and what she’s most excited for her students to take away from her course. Here is our conversation. Maggie: What attracted you to …

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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 Partners with CivicSpark Climate Action Corps

Presidio News, Community

For CivicSpark Climate Action Corps Fellows who spend a year implementing sustainability and resilience projects in California’s local public agencies, a next career-building step is to earn a Master of Public Administration or Master of Business Administration degree in Sustainable Solutions from San Francisco-based Presidio Graduate School. This is the path that CivicSpark Alumnus Adam …

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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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The Power of Art in Community Activism

Social Justice, Community

I could have never imagined myself pursuing an MBA let alone an MPA. I had been in academic research and healthcare for 10 years. However, my thought processes about healthcare had become very siloed. I wanted to have a more meaningful impact but I did not know how I could help solve the complex issues …

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