For would-be ‘integrators’: Is it easier to start in the private sector?

Bruce McNamer, head of global philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase and CEO of JPMorgan Chase Foundation, says it’s possible to get more experience faster in the private sector.

The intersection of the public and private sector will offer increasing opportunities in coming years, and contemplating a career there — as opposed to 20 years ago — doesn’t require that you say you’re solely going to gain experience on one side or another.

More important, according to Bruce McNamer, head of global philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase and CEO of JPMorgan Chase Foundation, is to think about the value you can bring to whatever it is you’re interested in doing right now. How will you ensure that you’re continuing to invest in that value?

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    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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