By: Blair Schoenborn
Net Impact Mission Statement: to mobilize a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in their workplace and the world.
- Net Impact Annual Conference: While at the conference, the leadership team had opportunities to hear from corporate executives facing real-life sustainability challenges, network with professionals and students, and exchange chapter management strategies with other chapter leadership teams.
- Sustainability Symposium with Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium: Chapter members shared in an evening of networking and intentional conversation at an event hosted at the zoo to kick off their One Million Actions for Planet Earth campaign. Members were asked to speak at the event to showcase accomplishments of the chapter as well as the whole sMBA program.
- IDEO Amplify Workshop: members of both the graduate and undergraduate chapters of Net. impact combined forces to tackle a brainstorming challenge posed through IDEO. The challenge asked groups to consider ways to make urban areas safer for women in impoverished areas. The team submitted an idea to the campaign question “How might we make urban areas safer and more empowering for women and girls?”
- Summer 2014 Expected Events: book drive for graduate students in Ghana; “MAP Your Career” job search booster sessions; and “the Science of Sustainability” with University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg’s “Quest 2014: Finding Your Future” camp for high school students interested in sustainability-oriented careers.
Though events make up a majority of the chapter’s focus, the chapter also guided the initiation of three other chapters in Pittsburgh. Chatham University and University of Pittsburgh are both in the final stages of chapter formation and Duquesne’s undergraduate chapter has been revived thanks to our Undergraduate Chapter Liason, Kyle Gryta.