“You can make a good living and a good life in non-profit service,” he said. “Non-profit organizations span the political spectrum and seek employees with all kinds of talents.” Those who choose to work for non-profit organizations look for a purpose and not just a paycheck, Notre Dame graduate Raymond C. Offenheiser said Tuesday evening.Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, a non-profit international development and relief agency, delivered the keynote address at the eighth annual Making a Living, Making a Difference program, held in the Andrews Auditorium of Geddes Hall. “Social change happens right before your eyes and there is a constant stream of new issues,” he said. “You can never get bored at a non-profit organization.” The event, co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Career Center, offers students information about the non-profit sector and an opportunity to explore career paths in public service. Although salaries tend to be lower in the public sector, there are more generous social benefits than in the private sector and you are able to receive more responsibility earlier, Offenheiser said. “The greatest thing about non-profit work is that it puts social teaching and social values at the core,” he said. “You engage in direct service and are driven by a certain mission.” “In practice, we are frontline responders to natural disasters and work with other organizations that seek to address poverty,” he said. According to Offenheiser, working for a non-profit means working in a world where learning never stops. “Working for a non-profit is intellectually stimulating and will fill your life with meaning, purpose and satisfaction,” he said. Offenheiser’s agency, Oxfam America, an affiliate of Oxfam International, works to fight poverty and injustice around the world. Offenheiser said it is rewarding to know you are making a difference in someone else’s life. “Working for a non-profit has given me a chance to bond with some of the most amazing people I have ever met,” Offenheiser said. “My colleagues make me want to get up in the morning. The quality of people working in the non-profit sector is amazing.” The evening concluded with an information fair, featuring representatives from various non-profit organizations and a fireside chat with Offenheiser.
TP Mazembe and Ghana forward Torric Jebrin says he hasn’t lost hope of featuring for Ghana’s senior men’s football team the Black Stars.The former Hearts of Oak wonderkid has endured an underwhelming career since leaving the shores of Ghana.His journey has seen him feature for the likes of Trabzonspor, Bucaspor, Ismaily and Al Masry where he has failed to live up to the lofty standards he set while playing in the Ghana Premier League.It therefore came as a surprise to many when he was called up by Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah.Despite receiving his debut call up for Ghana’s Afcon 2021 double header of qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe he failed to log a single minute of football and was resigned to watching proceedings from the bench.He however hasn’t given up hope of making that historic appearance.“As a footballer you are always waiting for your chance.“All Ghanaians know me and I am always waiting for my opportunity to prove myself,” he revealed after the qualifiers.