Working in a Global Environment

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Are you concerned about global climate change? Do you want to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration? Are you committed to the "3Ps" (people, planet, profits)? Are you concerned about global public health and wellness? Our programs in Organizational Systems, Mind-Body Medicine, and Psychology provide the skills and professional training you need or enhance those you already have to work in a global environment.

Saybrook graduates are pursuing successful and satisfying professional livelihoods in these and many other careers.

For example, Kathia Laszlo Human Science alumna and Organizational Systems faculty co-founded SyntonyQuest, an international training institute for environmental stewardship and cooperative problem solving. She attended Saybrook on a Fulbright scholarship.

“I discovered that Saybrook is very diverse. I was able to draw from psychology, organizational systems, social transformation, and create a really interdisciplinary degree which is what I really wanted. It allowed me to be in charge of my own learning without losing the guidance and expertise that the faculty provided. The mentoring model was beautiful. The scholar community I had belonged to in Mexico was the organizational learning community.” 
—Kathia Laszlo

Here are just a few of the types of careers our programs support if you aspire to work in a global environment:

  • Consultant
  • Government agency executive/administrator
  • Think tank researcher
  • NGO executive/administrator
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Social justice activist
  • Community organizer

Saybrook student Gail Ervin’s goal is helping global culture commit to the peaceful resolution of environmental conflict by 2020. A former president of the Environmental Council of Sacramento, she now runs her own environment and public policy mediation firm.

"We've brought federal and state agency folks into a one-day, slam dunk mediation with Chevron to hash out a habitat plan; conducted a several year process with community groups to design roadway improvements, and facilitated a state-wide AIDS consortium. Being able to talk to the professor, redesign the course to what I'm actually doing professionally, makes a huge difference" —Gail Ervin