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Apr 01
Quick Tips: Balancing Work, Life, and Impact

Quick Tips: Balancing Work, Life, and Impact

Want to have it all – the dream job, life balance, and big impact? Not sure if it’s even possible? We discussed this perennial challenge with three impact-leaders on a recent Issues in Depth call.

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Feb 19
Three Reasons You Should Be Doing Informational Interviews...Even If You’re Happily Employed

Three Reasons You Should Be Doing Informational Interviews...Even If You’re Happily Employed

Why valuable career conversations aren’t just for job-seekers

Considered a chore by some, the informational interview can actually be an incredibly valuable resource for anyone who cares about the trajectory of their career. Sure, they can help you cultivate relationships with professionals who might eventually provide a job connection. But that's a sure-fire way to make your interviewee feel used. So what are these career conversations really good for? ...

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Feb 04
Three Lessons Learned From Startups

Three Lessons Learned From Startups

The social sector embraces lean startup principles

The nonprofit sector has definitely come under examination in the last few years. From the increased focus on talent development, to the TED manifesto on warped charity perceptions, to the catchy Tumblr that brought to life nonprofit workers’ deepest frustrations: the social sector is finally in the limelight. Some would say part of this change is attributed to the Lean Impact movement...

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Feb 04
Are You Ready for Job Search Season?

Are You Ready for Job Search Season?

Net Impact’s MAP program helps you navigate your way to that ideal impact job or internship

Finding any job in the current economy can be tough, so it might seem impossible to find one that also fits your personal values. Even figuring out where to begin the search can be daunting; the route to an impact job is far less defined than the search for conventional roles. But what if you had a road map? Better still: what if you had a group of peers along for the journey, providing the support and camaraderie to keep you focused on your mission?

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Jan 24
Small Steps Result in Big Impact

Small Steps Result in Big Impact

Why is it that when I do a Google search for “Millennials are…” the auto-fill responses end with “lazy,” “selfish,” and “unhappy”? I’m a Millennial, and I wouldn’t use those words to describe myself or my friends. However, there clearly is a widely held misconception that Millennials are the “me, me, me” generation...

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Jan 21
Six Tips for an Effective Informational Interview

Six Tips for an Effective Informational Interview

In such a competitive economy, it's important to make the most of your conversations and connections to stand out in today's job market and create your own career path. So how do you turn the conventional informational interview into a true discussion? Here are six best practices to rock your career conversations:

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Jan 21
Debt Matters

Debt Matters

Be honest, how much do you really know about the national debt? And why should you care?

This past year the issues of spending and national debt have been on the front pages of newspapers as politicians disagreed over budget proposals and gridlock led to a government shutdown. As Democrats and Republicans, economists and political scientists discuss the merits of their policy decisions, one group was largely left out of all discussion: young people...

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Jan 17
Being Fearless in the New Year

Being Fearless in the New Year

Trying to change the world can be exciting and gratifying. It can also be lonely and scary. That's why so many social sector organizations – including our own – have loved to see examples like the Case Foundation's Be Fearless campaign...

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Jan 07
Resolutions that Don't Require the Gym

Resolutions that Don't Require the Gym

Looking for a more meaningful resolution for 2014? Challenge yourself to do away with cliché New Year’s resolutions and think about what you really want to accomplish this year. Whether you want to work smarter, take on a new project, or make your work more meaningful, Net Impact has resolutions you’ll actually be able to keep in 2014, no matter where you are in life (and don’t worry, no gym membership required)...

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Dec 03
Honoring Our Chapters of the Year

Honoring Our Chapters of the Year

Net Impact chapters inspire their local community of students and professionals to make a difference in the world through work. Within this worldwide network is a special group of chapters that exceed expectations to host amazing events, expand their network, or join forces to create something special. Once a year we recognize those chapters and celebrate them as Chapter of the Year.

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Net Impact Rutgers | Conversation with Christine Bader and Sharon Lydon

Net Impact and Women in Business invite you to a conversation and book signing with Christine Bader, Author, The Evolution…