Alumni

Approaching a career in NGO sector – Alumni Story by Anna Ackermann

May 6, 2021

What are you currently doing?

I am an energy and climate policy content specialist at Ecoaction - Centre for Environmental Initiatives, one of Ukraine’s leading environmental NGOs. The organisation is very close to my heart because we founded it with my colleagues back in 2017, and since then it has been constantly developing and becoming more and more recognisable among Ukrainians. We advocate for ambitious climate policies, transition to renewable energy, clean air for all and sustainable development of transport and agriculture. 

Alumni Story by Logan Strenchock: “Pursue a career path that reduces the distance between your passions, research and work”

April 10, 2021

My name is Logan Strenchock and I was born in Pennsylvania but have been studying, working and residing in different countries in Europe for the last 10 years. I was a member of MESPOM batch 17-6, and enjoyed some memorable times in Budapest, Greece and Sweden. I wrote my thesis about the development of local food systems in and around Budapest, and it gave me plenty of time to get my hands dirty in understanding the complexities of transformative short food supply chains in practice.

The MESPOM Networking & Career fair and the graduate’s community

February 24, 2021

On the 5th of February 2021, took place the pilot MESPOM Networking and Career Fair. The event was created with the objective of bringing to light internship or job opportunities, and to create a space for discussion and emergences of ideas for projects and collaborations.

The speakers who participated in the event were Adrian Mill, Ben Black and Dorottya Olah. These are all MESPOM Alumni and a sister program alumna,who offered and outlined specific internships and jobs for the students and recent graduates participating.

Alumni Story by Cécile Tang: How MESPOM helped me shape my career in wildlife conservation

January 13, 2021

I’m engaged in efforts to empower youth to act for nature and the environment

How are you engaged in your current role? 

Currently I’m the co-director of Youth for Wildlife Conservation, a global youth NGO that focuses on bringing youth perspectives into international conservation policy spheres. More specifically, we focus on wildlife trade issues and the UN CITES Convention (that’s the intergovernmental convention that regulates the trade of endangered species).

Meet with 2020 MESPOM graduate Sara Velander

December 8, 2020

Sara Velander, 2020 MESPOM graduate told us about how MESPOM helped her kick-start her career journey. Keep reading to find out more about it…