Career Support

Net Impact provides a robust infrastructure for students seeking careers in social impact, and creates focused opportunities for professional development and mentorship for students with careers in social impact. The Professional Development team delivers comprehensive support to students looking to pursue careers in social impact, now or in the future. In 2019, over 40 students worked in impact internships.

2019 INTERNSHIP BREAKDOWN

Net Impact Professional Development Programming

 

INTERVIEW PREP GROUPS (IPGs)

Date: Throughout the academic year

An Interview Preparation Group (IPG) is an industry-specific group to help you get ready for interviews. They are organized by the professional clubs and led by second year student volunteers.

Social Impact IPGs are led by second year students with career or internship experience in social impact. Students are split into groups based on their specific sub-sector interests, including impact consulting, impact investing, corporate social responsibility, and more. Net Impact leads IPGs for both internship and full time recruiting and supports students throughout the duration of their recruiting experience.

CAREER EVENTS

Date: Throughout the academic year

The Net Impact Club works tirelessly to bring exciting speakers and companies to campus to help with your professional and personal development. These events include company lunch and learns, second year and alumni panels, structured networking, and more. Professional development events include programming relevant for both those thinking about immediate social impact recruitment and a future in social impact down the line.

SOCIAL IMPACT JOB BOARD

Date: Throughout the academic year

The Professional Development team curates a social impact job board to advertise newly posted impact roles for both full time and internship recruiting. The job board is updated on a weekly basis.

SOCIAL IMPACT CAREER TREKS

Date: Fall and Spring

The purpose of the career treks is to offer you the opportunity to connect with firms focused on social impact regarding innovations in the field and potential professional opportunities. In the 2019-2020 academic year, students interested in social impact were hosted on two career treks to San Francisco and Chicago. The treks included a selection of companies from some of the following fields: social impact consulting, impact investing, social enterprise and foundations/non-profits.

SOCIAL IMPACT BOOTCAMP

Date: Winter Quarter

Targeted toward first-years who did not participate in a Social Impact IPG, this condensed workshop will get you up to speed on all the need-to-know tips to pivot into recruiting for summer roles in social impact! This bootcamp will cover a broad overview of the opportunities that exist within social impact, as well as some tactical advice on building a target list and a network, and thinking about framing your interview prep for social impact.

Kellogg Social Impact Career Support

 

CMC SUPPORT

Date: Throughout the academic year

Kellogg's Career Management Center (CMC) has specific CMC coaches who focus on social impact and coach students through all the elements of recruitment - target list development, resume and cover letter drafting, interview prep, and more. The CMC also maintain relationships with many social impact organizations, curating job postings for the broader Kellogg Job Board and bringing select employers on campus for information sessions.

FACULTY MENTORSHIP

Date: Throughout the academic year

Kellogg’s social impact faculty are willing and excited to mentor students with social impact interests. As a highlight, in the 2019-2020 academic year, many faculty members have offered to mentor small groups of students during their summer internships. The goal of this initiative is to help build a support network and sense of community for those interning in impact roles, especially in the current context of disruption and virtual/remote work.