I chose to actively participate in and support our Net Impact NC State club during this past year.
Net Impact is a student leadership organization with undergrad and graduate students, and is part of a national organization. Our chapter provides members with opportunities to expand their professional skills and network. We have created a unique opportunity for undergrad and graduate students to work and learn together as a united team.
Our faculty advisor, Jessica Thomas, has been a fountain of information and a true advocate for all of our members. She is also the Business Sustainability Collaborative director and her department co-hosts many of our chapter events.
During my final year at NC State I have had the honor of being Vice President for our undergraduate Net Impact chapter. As Vice President, my primary responsibilities have been to organize club events and raise membership. I have enjoyed communicating with new and existing members during membership rallies, lunch n’ learns, and networking events. Membership has been an area we focused on at both, the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Several of our club members attended the Net Impact 2017 conference in Atlanta, GA this past October. We met several national and international business leaders, heard from influential organization leaders, and networked with fellow students from around the world.
Leadership Call About Membership
Net Impact national invited me to share about our club membership retention and growth strategies during their first leadership conference call earlier this month.
At NC State, we are very inclusive with our membership recruitment strategies by inviting students from all colleges on campus. We also try to host events on different days and at different times to include more students and area professionals.
As my final semester at NC State comes to a close, I am truly grateful for every opportunity shared with me. Participating within Net Impact at NC State has broadened my professional network and provided me with additional professional skills. I encourage anyone to check out their local Net Impact club on campus or within their community.
We can all make a positive impact in our lives and our careers.