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Career Conversations Panel: Discovering Careers in Non-Profit, Charitable and Non-Governmental Organizations

Recorded November 10, 2010
During this panel, professionals in non-profit, charitable, and non-governmental organizations shared their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field.

Full Presentation (1:09:26)Audio (MP3) Video (MOV)

Participating Panelists

Nora Priestly

Nora Priestly
Chair, Board of Directors, Yellow Brick House
alumni  Alumna: BA, Liberal Studies, York University, 1996

Rufaro Mudimu

Rufaro Mudimu
Global Leadership Seminars Coordinator, Me to We Social Enterprises
alumni  Alumna: BA Communication Studies & International Development Studies, with a Certificate in Non-Profit Management, York University, 2010

Chris de Eyre

Chris de Eyre
Founder & Chair, Tempus International
alumni  Alumnus: BA International Studies & Political Science, York University, 2005

Non-Profit, Charitable and NGO Panel: Chris de Eyre IntroAudio (MP3)Video (MOV)

Were there any particular experiences that proved beneficial to getting to where you are?Audio (MP3)Video (MOV)

Is there anything you wish you had done in terms of your involvement with this sector?Audio (MP3)Video (MOV)

How did you get funding and get started in your organization? Audio (MP3)Video (MOV)

What was the most challenging aspect to forming your organization and what obstacles did you overcome?Audio (MP3)Video (MOV)

What skills and abilities facilitated your success in this sector?Audio (MP3)Video (MOV)

In your opinion, is a Bachelor-level degree sufficient in this sector?Audio (MP3)Video (MOV)

Can non-profit organizations create alternative revenue streams during times of government cutbacks?Audio (MP3)Video (MOV)

How did Tempus International develop networks and connections internationally?Audio (MP3)Video (MOV)

What is the turn-over rate like? How do you maintain a motivated and passionate volunteer staff? Audio (MP3)Video (MOV)