One of the organizations that our cohort members, are active in is Net Impact, an organization for students and professionals, who are interested in utilizing their business skills in support of various social and environmental endeavors.
Last week members from our Net Impact chapter traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the 2017 Net Impact National Conference. One of the attendees was Patricia Nicholson, who gave a recap of the conference and what she took away from it.
What is the Net Impact National Conference?
Patricia: The Net Impact National Conference focuses on making a positive impact on the world through social and environmental causes. This year’s conference was entitled “Path to Purpose” and was aimed at graduate and undergraduate students to help accelerate impactful careers. There were engaging workshops, inspirational keynote speakers, compelling panel discussions, several employer booths at the expo and, most importantly, an abundance of networking opportunities throughout the entire conference.
What were some of your key takeaways from the conference?
Patricia: My biggest takeaway from the conference was a way to discover what truly inspires me so that I can turn what I am passionate about into a meaningful and impactful career of purpose. The conference really exemplified that people who put their mind, heart, action and energy towards something important can really make a powerful difference for the future.
The Net Impact National Conference is only one of many conferences that we are attending this semester. Next week I will be recapping the 2017 Green Build Expo from Boston!