Matthew Hemsley

Matthew Hemsley

Grant Maker


Capital One

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I gave myself the freedom to try lots of different things.
Being brave enough to say no to a high paying, low satisfying career track of "what I should do."
I realized that I needed to pursue a Masters degree to follow a higher level of career trajectory.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Business/Corporate Communications
University of Houston
Graduate
Public Administration
University of Utah

Career

Grant Maker

I manage relationships between community partners within a geographic area and along business lines.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Business
Helping People

Day to Day

My day includes team coordination meetings, site visits to nonprofit partners, accountability communications, and database management.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Soft skills: personal communication, volunteerism, community awareness, and comfort with diverse audiences have all been critical throughout my career.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Investigate the Corporate Social Responsibility policies and reports of top tier corporations, inquire with the development teams of their nonprofit / community partners, and find companies that align with your interests and ideal culture. If there aren't any direct job openings find ways to meet those currently holding that position, job shadow, or deep dive into what the reality is of the position.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Corporate Communications
graduate
Graduate
Public Administration