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New MBA Fellowship Program launched to support graduates working at non-profits 

Two MBA graduates are awarded the new MBA Post-Graduate Fellowship to work at non-profits in the region.
John Mattson, Director of the AGSM Career Development Center; Joanne Cordero, Chief Operating Officer at Springboard; Ka Tam, AGSM MBA Fellow; Tricia Haderlie, Senior Vice President of Talent and Training at Springboard.

The Graduate Career Development Center (CDC) at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) has developed and launched the MBA Post-Graduate Fellowship Program. Two MBA students, Ka Tam and Jingyi Li, have been awarded this Fellowship to work for a six-month period in a non-profit organization.

Non-profit organizations are some of the most challenged in terms of having enough qualified personnel to meet the demands of those they provide services to.

Through the Fellowship Program the School of Business Administration can make a greater contribution to the Community and promote a closer partnership with non-profit organizations in the Inland Empire.

This program also gives our MBA graduates a wider vision for their career paths, says John Mattson, Director of the Career Development Center. “Business school graduates often see the private sector as the only career avenue after graduating from an MBA Program.  This Fellowship Program will provide an opportunity for graduates to experience the business of working at a non-profit organization so that they can explore potential career-paths in the non-profit sector,”

Ka Tam (MBA ’16) will work at Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc., a non-profit agency formed in Riverside in 1974 to make a true difference in the lives of those in the community. Springboard’s mission is to improve the lives and financial well-being of homeowners and families by providing access to quality financial education, counseling, assistance and affordable housing. 

Jingyi Li (MBA ’16) will work at Operation SafeHouse, which is dedicated to the safety and well-being of youth in crisis and has emergency youth shelters in Riverside and the Coachella Valley.  Since its founding in 1988, SafeHouse has expanded to provide housing to young homeless adults and provide necessary services to victims of human trafficking. 



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