Work plays an essential role in most of our lives; we spend eight hours of our 24 hour day at work, it gives us financial security, and it provides opportunities for personal growth and passion. As the famous quote says “choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Finding a job where you can make a positive impact on the world is possible from any career position and provides a purposeful career and personal satisfaction. Wherever you are on your career path; undergraduate, graduate, MBA, or a working professional, Net Impact is your resource to explore careers with positive social and environmental impact.
Our website provides Impact Career Profiles to give you the information and resources to discover different types of impact careers. One career profile example is our Impact Investing Portal where you can learn the fundamentals of the field, watch videos from practicing experts, and chart your own career path.
At 2016 Net Impact Conference this November 3-5, in Philadelphia, we have programming to give you the inspiration, resources, and connections to pursue a career with impact. For example, if you are exploring a career in the sustainability field, this workshop could help you on your way:
In this interactive workshop, you will unpack the sustainability job landscape, and then immerse yourself in an exercise to help you map your skills to best position yourself for those roles. Experts will share cutting-edge trends in the marketplace. Whether you’re early on in your career path or hoping to make a professional shift, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of your worth in the market and where you fit into the sustainability job spectrum.
Or perhaps you are wondering how you could balance working in a social impact career with your busy life; hear from industry leaders at this panel:
Working in social impact careers can be emotionally draining, therefore it is important to establish a work-life balance that works for both for you and your family. But that isn’t always easy; it takes dedication and compromise and is considered by some to be, at best, an elusive ideal and, at worst, a complete myth. Hear how those working in the social impact career space have maintained relationships and a healthy personal life while working for the greater good.
Now that you are exploring purposeful careers, stay tuned for part 2 of this blog series to find out how the 2016 Net Impact Conference can help you actually land an impact job.