Back to All Events

William MacAskill: Which Careers Do the Most Good?

You'll spend over 80,000 hours of your life working—you should make the most of them. But if you want to make a difference, what should you do? Work for nonprofits? Try to change policy? Find a malaria vaccine? Go into finance and give it all away? 

80,000 Hours founder William MacAskill will tell you about his organisation's research into this question, and explain how it can help you find the career where you'll have the biggest impact. You might leave with some surprising conclusions.

The talk will be held in Science Center A, and will be followed by a Q&A period where you can ask your own questions about effective careers.

William MacAskill is the founder of Oxford's The Centre for Effective Altruism and of 80,000 Hours, a personal advisory service on using your time to do the most good. Formerly a Fulbright scholar at Princeton University, and currently a PhD candidate at Oxford University, he has been featured on BBC News On-line, The Today Programme, NPR, CNBC and The Washington Post. Between them, his non-profits have raised over $3 million for the most cost-effective charities, with a further $130 million pledged.