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 across sectors, 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 nation. Programming also includes a 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 clubs and other UCLA graduate schools, including 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

 

Molly Tarrant

President

Nicole Samanez

EVP

Julie Ortega

VP of Admissions

Caroline Eva

VP of Career Development and Alumni

Claudia Sanchez

VP of Marketing and Special Projects

Bel Yousefi

VP of FEMBA Relations

Elizabeth Heredia

VP of Finance and Operations

Logan Van Meter

VP of Impact@Anderson Relations

David Goldman

VP of Impact Investing and Social Finance

Helena Hong

VP of Impact Investing and Social Finance

Janna Stucky        

VP of Impact Week

Natasha Benacerraf

VP of Impact Week

Jennifer Bae

VP of Marketing and Communication

Tejus Shankar

VP of Partnerships

Ashley Wright

VP of Social and Membership Engagement

Jason Scuglik

VP of Partnerships

 

Events

 

Impact Week
Impact Week is a weeklong series of events 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. Learn more about Impact Week here.

Career Mixers
Net Impact's career mixers give Anderson students a jump start on their career search, allowing them to chat informally with social and environmental impact leaders and speak with recruiters and alumni about MBA opportunities in social and environmental impact fields.

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 Phoenix for NI18 (October 25 – 27, 2018) 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 firsthand with a guided tour and Q&A with company leads. Previous DOJs have included visits to IDEO, Kiva, TOMS, New School Venture Fund, REDF, Revolution Foods, Bridgespan, Reformation 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, work with and present recommendations to nonprofit clients, teams also compete for prize money.

Social Impact Fellows
Social Impact Fellows 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. Through the program, students have the opportunity to gain real-world consulting experience in the impact space and earn course credits.

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

Dinners for Eight (D48s)
The Dinner for Eight program allows students to get to know accomplished leaders in impact fields over 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 and to learn firsthand about the successes and challenges that accomplished leaders have experienced.

Socials
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 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 his death in 1987, the fellowship was created to support 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. Recipients are selected from the first-year class through an application, essay and interview process overseen by the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

 

Connect with Us

 

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