Professional> Net Impact (NI)

UCLA Anderson’s Net Impact chapter inspires and empowers Anderson students to drive social change on campus and throughout their careers. We provide the network and opportunities for students to become purpose-oriented leaders in every sector. Through unique exposure to startups, innovative businesses and executives, Net Impact offers experiential learning opportunities in finance, consulting, marketing and other functions. Net Impact’s capstone event, Impact Week, is the largest event of its kind in the West. Programming also includes the Net Impact Consulting Challenge, High-Impact Tea Speaker Series, internship opportunities, conferences and social events. To meet the needs of our diverse membership, Net Impact partners with UCLA Anderson’s Impact@Anderson initiative, industry-specific and interest clubs, as well as other UCLA graduate programs, including those for public policy, urban planning and public health. UCLA Anderson’s Net Impact chapter is a Gold Status chapter, serves on the national Net Impact advisory board and was named Graduate Chapter of the Year in 2017.

Congratulations to UCLA Anderson's Net Impact Chapter for winning Net Impact's 2016-2017 Graduate Chapter of the Year (read more here)!

 

NI Officers

 

Emily Bestwick

President

Jessica Yi

EVP

Wylie Wong

VP of Finance

Suma Bojedla

VP of Marketing & Events

Brian Sokolow

VP of Career Development

Clarissa Zhang

VP of Career Development

Emily Mitchell

VP of Career Development

Diandra Sediyono

VP of Impact Week

Phillip Hyun

VP of Impact Week

Frida Winkelmann

VP of Social & Member Engagement

Lucas Nichols

VP of Inclusive Partnerships

Ksenia Turk

VP of FEMBA Relations

Lizzeth Rosales

VP of Speaker Series & Alumni Relations

Sandra Luu

VP of Social Impact Consulting

Amanda Beck

VP of Social Impact Consulting

Tarik Walmsley

VP of Social Impact Consulting

Sara Matthew

VP of Social Equity

Axel Cramer

VP of Education & Workforce Development

Hiroyuki Tochigi

VP of Impact Investing & Social Finance

Robby Wyper

VP of Sustainability

 

Events

 

Impact Week
Impact Week is a weeklong series of events that bring 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. The events include powerful and informative workshops, panels, screenings, network mixers and more. Learn about Impact Week here.

Net Impact National Conference
The Net Impact National 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 in Detroit for NI19 (October 24–26, 2019) to fast-track your own path to impact and join a movement of others passionate about changing the world.

Days on the Job (DOJs)
The Days on the Job program offers Anderson students the chance to experience impact organizations first-hand with a guided tour and Q&A by company leads. Previous DOJs have included visits to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Reformation, Align Impact, Swell Investing, IDEO, Kiva, TOMS, New School Venture Fund, REDF, Revolution Foods, Bridgespan and Patagonia.

Net Impact Consulting Challenge (NICC)
The NICC case competition pairs teams of students with local nonprofit organizations to tackle strategic challenges in marketing, operations, finance and leadership. In addition to having the opportunity to learn about real-world challenges, work outside of the classroom and present recommendations to nonprofit clients, student teams also compete for prize money.

Social Impact Consulting Corps (SICC)
SICC is a three-month pro bono consulting engagement that matches groups of Anderson students with socially driven organizations in the Los Angeles area to solve real business problems. Throughout the program, students have opportunities to gain real-life consulting experience in the impact space while earning course credits.

High-Impact Tea Speaker Series
Together with Impact@Anderson, Net Impact hosts prominent leaders, faculty and alumni to share their research and experiences in social impact through panels. Past speakers have included Tara Russell, Jessica Blotter, Blair Taylor (’90), Hugh Chang (’90) and Nike Irvin (’89).

Interview Prep Training (IPT)
Net Impact's IPT gives Anderson students a jump-start on interview preparation, allowing them to develop skills and receive guidance from second-year social and environmental impact leaders. The workshops serve as practice for students to build opportunities to interview successfully for positions in social and environmental impact fields.

Kiva Crowd-Vetting
Kiva is a nonprofit organization that provides interest-free loans to borrowers who are financially excluded or creating social impact in their communities. Kiva crowdsources reviews for loan applications from various communities, and Net Impact at Anderson is one of its partners. Anderson students gain experience assessing financial and impact metrics for social enterprises and microfinance cases while volunteering their time to support Kiva’s mission.

Dinners for Eight (D48s)
The Dinner for Eight (D48) program allows Anderson students to spend time together over a shared meal and build stronger connections as a like-minded community. D48 hosts volunteer their time simply as an opportunity for networking and constructive dialogue. Participating in dinners is a great way to establish long-lasting relationships.

Socials
Cook-outs, lunches, happy hours, volunteering events and mixers with fellow Net Impact members, other groups and alumni are all fantastic ways to get to know your community and brainstorm ideas for how to change the world.

Haskamp Fellowship
The Haskamp Fellowship was created in honor of Heiko Haskamp, an Anderson MBA student who was also an accomplished athlete, skilled electrical engineer and successful businessman. After Haskamp passed away in 1987, the fellowship was created to support students interested in using their valuable MBA skills in nonprofits or socially or environmentally focused internships. Recipients are selected from the first-year class through an application, essay and interview process overseen by Impact@Anderson and the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The Haskamp Fellowship makes it possible for UCLA Anderson MBA students to work with nonprofit/public organizations, while those nonprofit/public organizations benefit from expertise they may not otherwise be able to afford.

 

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