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NGO careers - CEU Alumni insights

The CEU Campus
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Thousands of CEU graduates make a difference in the NGOs around the world. Meet some of them on campus for a one-hour panel discussion and get a deeper insight on what it means to work in the sector—essential skills, opportunities for professional development and also possible challenges. 


  • Katarzyna Pabijanek (GENS '05) is a Program Officer with the Public Health Program in the Open Society Foundations. She coordinates narrative change work on sex work and Roma health and supports grantees in Europe to develop projects aimed at changing long-held social narratives that negatively impact access to health services. Before joining OSF, she worked for the European Gender Equality Institute and ASTRA Central and Eastern European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health, where she coordinated advocacy efforts at the UN and with UN agencies, and carried out research on implementation of the agreements reached at the International Conference on Population and Development. Pabijanek holds MA degrees in linguistics from Eotvos Lorand University and in gender studies from the Central European University, as well as Ph.D. in cultural studies and neophilology from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. 
  • Marta Vetier (ENVS '07) is a global project leader and senior advisor to Greenpeace. She has been working in the NGO sector for nearly a decade: holding a wide range of positions at Greenpeace from European policy advisor in Brussels, through programme director in Hungary to strategy advisor at global level. Besides the NGO sector, Marta has also worked in the private and governmental sectors as well in Hungary and in the UK. Marta has an MSC in environmental sciences, policy and management (MESPOM) from CEU, degree certificate in landscape architecture from Corvinus University, and is currently working towards a PhD degree in environmental policy at CEU.
  • Balint Nemeth (SPP '16) is a recent graduate of the two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) program offered by the School of Public Policy at CEU. He possesses 3+ years of experience in the non-profit sector in Hungary through which he developed extensive skills in non-profit management, research, policy analysis, grant management and resource mobilization. Prior to studying at CEU, Bálint worked as a communication consultant at Communication Centre X, a non-profit communication and creative agency, where he advised private, public and non-profit clients including world-leading presentation software company Prezi and the world’s third largest insurance company Generali. Additionally, Bálint has served as project manager at Habitat for Humanity Hungary, where he gained knowledge of non-profit business plan development, fund management and policy advocacy.