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Best Place to Work ... Still

By Casey Adams on Aug 12, 2013

For the sixth year in a row, NOLS has been named one of Outside Magazine's "Best Places to Work." NOLS is one of only five nonprofit organizations selected and, along with Natural Habitat Adventures, Patagonia, Smith Optics, and Smartwool, earns the distinction of being included all six years Outside has published this list. A review of NOLS and other top-performing companies is available at

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Topics: hike, NOLS, post-work, Behind the Scenes, classrooms, employers, National Outdoor Leadership School, adventure, leading, top employers, Top Job, Outside Magazine, climb, Best Places to Work, Best Jobs, chacos

The state of the school: FY 2012

By Casey Adams on Oct 16, 2012

Staff, faculty , advisory council members, and NOLS Board of
Trustees gathered in Lander, Wyo.
last Friday for the annual board and
committee meetings. The weekend commenced with State of the School addresses by
new Board Chair Kate
Gunness Williams
, NOLS Executive Director John Gans, and the executive
director team.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, WyoFile, Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, Board, Trustees, Lander, Kate Gunness Williams, educate, enroll, faculty, awards, wilderness education, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, Faculty Summit, County10, fundraising, strategic plan, WMI, advisory council, Nonprofit Times, Outside Magazine, State of the School, staff, student, Expedition goals, leader, wilderness, record, John Gans

Outside Publishes "Best Places to Work" List - Which Includes NOLS!

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Apr 27, 2010

Last month we announced that Outside Magazine had selected NOLS as one of America's "Best Places to Work" for the third year in a row. NOLS' three-peat was the subject of a press release and a blog post.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, NOLS ad, What are you doing with your summer, National Outdoor Leadership School, Bear Grylls, Outside Online, Outside Magazine, Best Places to Work, Man vs. Wild

NOLS is on the "Best Places to Work" List Because . . .

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Apr 5, 2010

For the third year in a row, we've been listed on Outside magazine's "Best Places to Work" list. Check out our press release. The full story will be on newsstands in a couple of weeks.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, Best Place to Work, quality of life, flex-time, Outside Magazine, Best Places to Work, lifestyle

"Anyone who says they're not scared is a fool or a liar or both"

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Mar 26, 2010

For the second time, NOLS Wind River Mountaineering and Baja Sea Kayaking grad Anderson Cooper is gracing the cover of Outside magazine, this time in Outside's April 2010 Adventure Issue. Anderson is one of 11 intrepid adventurers who answer the question, "Why do you do it?" That is, why do you jump into planes and head to war or disaster-torn regions and take huge risks (like going to Somalia alone with no protection or a place to stay)? The full interview can be found at Outside on-line.

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Topics: Haiti, NOLS alumni, Anderson Cooper, NOLS Grads, the Coop, Baja Sea Kayaking, NOLS Wind River Mountaineering, risks, Live the Dream, Outside Magazine, fear