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My Non-Profit Career Path (Small Group Career Conversation with UW Drama & PoliSci alum)

Small group career conversations provide you with the opportunity to learn about a UW alum’s career path, with the added benefit of learning from your peers. These one time 60 minute sessions are capped at 15 students and offer a combination of hands on activities and the opportunity to ask questions and gain advice on a field of interest.

Interested in non-profit work and curious about what a career in the field could look like? Join UW alumni Ben Phillips to learn about his career path and ask questions.

Ben Phillips is interested in the intersections of citizenship and art, and in helping people show up in powerful ways in their community and country. Ben served as senior program manager for the national nonprofit Citizen University, leading programs including the Joy of Voting, the Youth Power Project, and CitizenFEST. He also helped create the two-time regional Emmy-nominated Citizen University TV on the Seattle Channel. Ben has worked with the Aspen Institute Citizenship & American Identity Program, in Senator Patty Murray’s Seattle office, and as a campus organizer with Organizing for America. Ben is also an actor and theatre administrator, and has had onstage, producing, and teaching artist roles with many Seattle theatres, including The Horse in Motion, where he is the executive director and co-founder. Ben is a graduate of the University of Washington Honors Program with a degree in Political Science and Drama and a minor in African Studies.

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