Net Impact (NI)

UCLA Anderson’s Net Impact chapter builds an ecosystem and provides skills for business leaders who want to put their MBA toolkit to use in a positive way. Through unique exposure to startups, innovative businesses and executives across sectors, Net Impact offers experiential learning opportunities in finance, consulting, operations and other functions. Net Impact’s capstone event, Social Innovation Week, is the largest event of its kind in the nation. Programming also includes a speakers series, internship opportunities, conferences and social events. To meet the needs of our diverse membership, Net Impact partners with the Impact@Anderson initiative, industry-specific clubs and other UCLA graduate schools, including public policy, urban planning and public health. UCLA’s Net Impact chapter is a Gold Status chapter and serves on the national Net Impact advisory board.

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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 nonvoting 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 premier gathering of students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental impact now and for a lifetime.

Join us November 3-5 in Philadelphia, a city where revolutions are made, to fast track your own path to impact and join a movement of others passionate about changing the world.

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 IDEO, Kiva, New School Venture Fund, REDF, Revolution Foods, Bridgespan and Patagonia.

Net Impact Consulting Challenge
  • Real Case: Cases are current strategic challenges in marketing, operations, finance and leadership for local social enterprises and nonprofit 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.
Social Innovation Week

Social Innovation Week is an annual conference that brings together thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses across a variety of industries to explore solutions to our world’s biggest challenges, share best practices and inspire social change.

Dinners For Eight (D48)

The Dinners for Eight (D48) program allows students to get to know accomplished leaders in social and environmental impact fields while enjoying an intimate dinner. 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 successes and challenges that accomplished leaders have experienced.

Net Impact Speakers Series

Together with the Impact@Anderson faculty-led initiative, Net Impact hosts prominent leaders, faculty and alumni to share their research and experiences in various areas of social and/or environmental impact through lunch and evening panels.


Dinners, lunches, happy hours, volunteering events and 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, 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 nonprofit or socially or environmentally focused internship. Recipients are passionate about serving the public and nonprofit 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.

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