Careers For Impact

Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Plemmons Student Union

The purpose of this event is to showcase businesses and non-profit organizations whose missions are purpose-driven with a focus on creating a sustainable and inclusive economy. The event will be held in the Plemmons Student Union with concurrent sessions planned for 11:00 and 2:00. The concurrent sessions will be panel discussions and presentations divided into 3 themes:

  • Science for Change
  • Sustainable Business and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Impact and Advocacy

As a result of this event:

  • Students will begin to identify the type of workplace culture they want.
  • Students will meet and network with employers whose values are aligned with theirs and learn about current and future work opportunities.
  • Students will gain knowledge to move towards a desired career path, including first destination and beyond.
  • Employers will gain a broader understanding of the career interests and skills of Appalachian students.

Agenda

11:00 - 11:50 pm
Being Out in the Workplace
Three Top Mountain (169): Blue Ridge Conservancy, Equality NC, Penland School of Crafts

How to find Gap/Service Year Opportunities in this Field
Calloway Peak (137A): Peace Corps, Lead for NC, Infinite Beginnings

Your Major Does Not Define You
Linville Falls (226): National Geographic, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, Chef Monica Spice Blends

How do you Measure Impact?
Attic Window (137C): World Relief Triad, Chai Pani Restaurant Group/Spicewalla, Booneshine

Tips for New Professionals: How to Be Heard
Roan Mountain (122): Bark House, Southern Energy Management, Universal Fibers

Risks and Rewards of Working with a Start Up
Macrae Peak (137B): Misty Mountain Threadworks, R+M Agency, Unity Digital

12:00 - 1:45 pm
Careers for Impact Lunch
Blue Ridge Ballroom (201)

2:00 - 2:50 pm
Blending Work and Personal: Is it Possible
Calloway Peak (137A): Blue Ridge Conservancy, Peace Corps, National Geographic

Find Your People and Creating a Sense of Belonging
Attic Window (137C): World Relief Triad, Penland School of Crafts, Equality NC

Culture of Diversity and Inclusion
Three Top Mountain (169): Chai Pani Restaurant Group/Spicewalla, Bark House, Southern Energy Management

Tips for New Professionals: How to Be Heard
Roan Mountain (122): Booneshine, Misty Mountain Threadworks, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Risks and Rewards of Working with a Start Up
Macrae Peak (137B): Lead for NC, Infinite Beginnings, Chef Monica Spice Blends

Your Major Does Not Define You
Linville Falls (226): R+M Agency, Unity Digital, Universal Fibers

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Careers for Impact Coffee Hour (All invited)
Blue Ridge Ballroom (201)

Hotel Accommodations

Hampton Inn & Suites Boone, 1252 US Highway 421, Boone, NC 28607
More information coming soon.