The MBA in Sustainability program at Antioch University New England launched a chapter of Net Impact in 2007. Membership in the Antioch University New England chapter of Net Impact is open to all MBA in Sustainability students.
What is Net Impact, you might ask.
Net Impact is a global organization for graduate business students, who want to use business to create a positive change in the world. Net Impact provides networking opportunities for students and business leaders that share a vision of progressive business.
Membership in the organization gives students an opportunity to gain experience in business activities, while working with local companies and non-profits on projects to benefit them and their communities.
Net Impact also offers many educational resources and opportunities; from conference calls with experts discussing issues like Corporate Social Responsibility to the annual National Net Impact conference that offers workshops on a wide range of topics.
Another valuable resource available to members is the Net Impact “Career Center”. Benefits of the career center include; career advice, lists of potential employers, or internships, and so much more.
In addition, each Net Impact chapter is responsible for organizing 6 events every year. Events range from happy hour with other regional Net Impact chapters for potential collaboration on future projects to movie discussion night to visiting speakers.
The central office is located in San Francisco with chapters all over the world. Antioch’s chapter joins the four other regional chapters, School of International Training (Brattleboro, VT), Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH), Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (Hanover, NH), UMass Amherst.
Perpetual Food Drive – 2012 service project – Initiative to provide local food banks with a more reliable and sustainable supply of food year round.
Presentation by Laurie Caldwell, MBA ’13 – As a student, Laurie gave a talk about the work she did with non-profit organization “Vermont Works for Women.” A documentary was shown about a program that connects incarcerated women back into the community by providing them the skills to build a house while they were in prison.
Stay in NH Strategy Breakfast – Hosted by Antioch University New England, this event was held to discuss ways to encourage New Hampshire’s young professionals working in state. The open discussion involved members from the New Hampshire Business for Social Responsibility, Stay Work Play, Keene Young Professionals of the Keene Chamber of Commerce, and AUNE’s Net Impact Chapter.
Sweden Talk – Students who attended the study abroad trip to Sweden talked about their experience and answered questions about the valuable learning opportunity.
To learn more about Net Impact visit their website, NetImpact.org