The UCLA Anderson chapter of Net Impact (NI) is a group of students who want to put their business skills to use in a positive way, whether by incorporating environmental management practices into a large corporation, bringing microfinance to developing countries, working for a small nonprofit or launching into the world of social entrepreneurship. UCLA Anderson Net Impact is the UCLA chapter of the national Net Impact organization, whose mission is to build a network of leaders committed to using the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental and economic impact. UCLA Anderson Net Impact offers a speakers series, internship opportunities, conferences and social events. To meet the needs of our diverse membership, UCLA Anderson Net Impact often partners with industry-specific clubs and other UCLA graduate schools, including public policy, urban planning and public health.
- Board Fellows
- This program pairs select teams of Net Impact members with local nonprofits. Over the course of a six-month engagement, teams participate as non-voting board members and learn about nonprofit management while completing a strategic consulting project that puts their MBA skills to use for the organization.
- Net Impact National Conference
- The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for students and professionals who want to use their careers to tackle the world's toughest social and environmental problems. For three exciting days in October, thousands of thinkers, doers, and dreamers will tap the energy of Silicon Valley to supercharge world change.
- Impact Career Night and Networking Mixer
- Net Impact's fall networking mixer gives Anderson students a jumpstart on their career search, allowing them to chat informally with social and environmental impact organizations. Our winter career night offers the chance to talk at rotating roundtables with recruiters and alumni about various MBA opportunities in social and environmental impact fields.
- Days on the Job (DOJ)
- The Days on the Job program offers Anderson students the chance to experience impact organizations firsthand, with a guided tour and Q&A with company leads. Previous DOJs have included Chrysalis, Green Dot, IDEO, Kiva, New School Venture Fund, REDF, Revolution Foods, and Samasource.
- Net Impact Consulting Challenge
Real Case: Cases are current strategic challenges in marketing, operations, finance, and leadership for local non-profit organizations
Real Client: Clients are impact organizations that apply for this event through a competitive application process.
Real Impact: Organizations receive valuable strategic recommendations to strengthen their services.
- TED Case Competition
UCLA Anderson and TED held the first annual TED Case Challenge in May 2012 as a way to advance the ideas that came out of this year's TED and TEDActive conferences. Competing teams were responsible for coming up with solutions for how the TED-generated ideas can translate into powerful impact across the world.
The TED Case Challenge tasks graduate students to take the key ideas from the TED conference and the TED Active Projects, and turn them into in-depth research and analysis that can be given to corporate sponsors and potentially other key stakeholders
- Social Innovation Conference
- This annual conference convenes mission-driven businesses leading social impact in industries such as education, health care, micro-finance, and corporate social responsibility.
- Dinners For Eight (D48)
- The Dinners for Eight program allows eight students to have an intimate setting in order to get to know accomplished leaders in social and environmental impact fields and fellow students while enjoying a dinner hosted by the entrepreneur. D48 hosts volunteer their time simply as an opportunity for networking and constructive dialog. Participating in dinners is a great way to establish contacts in various industries and to learn firsthand about the trials, successes and challenges that accomplished leaders have undergone.
- Net Impact Speakers Series
- Prominent leaders, faculty, and alumni share their research and experience in various areas of social and/or environmental impact through lunch and evening panels.
- Dinners, lunches, happy hours, volunteering events, mixers with other chapters and alumni are all fantastic ways to get to know your fellow Net Impact members and brainstorm ideas on how to change the world.
- Haskamp Fellowship
The Haskamp Fellowship was created in honor of Heiko Haskamp, an internationally-born Anderson alumnus who was also an accomplished athlete, a skilled electrical engineer, and successful businessman. After his unfortunate death in 1987, the fellowship was created to support those students interested in using their valuable MBA skills in a non-profit, socially, or environmentally-focused internship. Recipients are passionate about serving the public and non-profit realm but focused on using their specific business skills in order to enhance the management teams for the firms they serve.
The recipients are selected from the first year class through an application, essay and interview process overseen by the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.