Considering a Career in the Non-Profit sector? Tune in to these Alumni!

Are you passionate about a particular issue (i.e. housing the homeless, educating our children’s youth, preventing world hunger, etc.)? Do you enjoy volunteering your time for a cause? If yes, you may consider working in the non-profit sector. But where do you start? And can you make a living? We have alumni joining us for our 4th Annual Career Conference will help shed light on these questions. Join us, Saturday, March 26th at 11 am for the Careers in Non-Profit Panel. 

Event image and registration link: 4th Annual Career Conference, 2022

What will you learn?

Each panel, moderated by an OCPD staff member, will ask questions on a variety of topics. You can expect to learn about how these alumni found their first opportunity in their field, how they made decisions about growth and new opportunities, how their identities come up a their workplace, and how they have navigated the pandemic and its impact on their careers. Each panelist will also share the career advice that has been helpful to them in hopes that it helps you determine your path too.

Who will you meet?

Each year, the OCPD picks a diverse group of panelists to share about their career journeys – some who have been out of college just a few years and others with decades of experience. This year’s Creative Writing & Media Production Panel includes alumni who studied Biology & Chemistry, Creative Writing, English, Public Policy, and Sociology & Anthropology. Their professions explore the writing and production that supports diverse types of media including academic journals, advertising, newspapers, movie trailers, and podcasts. You’ll be learning a lot about hands on work in these fields and have an opportunity to connect with them afterwards. Meet our panelists below:


Blaz Gutierrez, Music ’01
Attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance


Stacy Huston, Religious Studies & Creative Writing ’06
Executive Director, SixDegrees.Org

Koby Rodriguez, Race & Ethnic Studies 
Chief Program Officer, Sacramento LGBT Community Center

By Kelly Dries
Kelly Dries Executive Director