How Net Impact Can Benefit Your Career

Net Impact is an international, non-profit organization with more than 300 volunteer-led chapters worldwide which emphasizes on sustainability, corporate responsibility and social entrepreneurship. The organization's mission is to inspire, educate and equip individuals to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world and to strengthen a community of new leaders in the business world. The UIC chapter of Net Impact assists graduate students in staying connected to this mission by social networking, connecting with diverse people and seeking out sustainable job opportunities. 

Here's how joining Net Impact this year can help you:

1. Build Your Professional Network

This year, Net Impact will host many different kinds of social events. Participating in these events will help you expand and build your professional network. Off campus, we will collaborate with other Net Impact school organizations (including Northwestern and  IIT) and the Chicago Professional Net Impact Chapter. On campus, we collaborating with other Liautaud student organizations such as the MBA Association, GFIN, GMARK and INFORMS to co-host events this year. 

2. Serve Our Community

Giving back to the community is one of Net Impact's goals for this year, and you can expect more volunteer activities to come. Last year, Net Impact served hot lunches for the homeless at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter and Night Ministry. 

3. Sustainability Awareness

More and more companies are starting to focus on sustainability and establish departments focused on these initiatives. As a business leader in the 21st century, we cannot ignore these issues of our environment. This year, Net Impact will host panels and invite guest speakers from non-profit organizations in our community to discuss these issues and share their experience in sustainability, corporate responsibility and social entrepreneurship.

4. Enrich your Educational Experience

Our Leadership board has available positions for the 2012-2013 academic year including VP of Marketing & Communications, VP of Membership, VP of Events, VP of Career Development and Secretary. Put your business skills into practice and improve your leadership and communication skills by joining Net Impact. These experiences will not only enrich your resume and your educational experience, but also help you start a successful career post graduation.

Please contact any of the UIC Net Impact Leadership members if you are interested in joining this organization: 

Vance Chen, President: wchen56@uic.edu

Lucy Skultetyova, Co-Vice President: lskult2@uic.edu

Kristen Perhach, Co-Vice President: kklazura@gmail.com

Lesley Cochran, Treasurer: lnativ1@uic.edu

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