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Careers For Impact

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

This event will 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. Students are not obligated to stay through all the sessions the entire day, but instead are encouraged to drop in to the sessions that interest them.

Lunch will be held from 12:00 to 1:45. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Register for lunch here.

As a result of this event, you will be able to:

  • Identify the type of workplace culture you want.
  • Meet and network with employers whose values are aligned with yours and learn about current and future work opportunities.
  • Gain knowledge to move towards a desired career path, including first destination and beyond.

Student Registration is Closed


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 (Pre-registration and Handshake confirmation required)
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)