Careers in Depth: Social Impact in the Private Sector

Interested in social impact but not sure how to incorporate it into your career? You’re not alone. On April 4, Net Impact’s Fordham and NYC chapters joined forces to present an interactive conversation on social impact career opportunities in the private sector followed by a networking reception. Many of the attendees, who represented a variety of ages, races, and industries, were interested in transitioning into a more impactful career. The panel of industry experts moderated by Cal Zarin, Founder and Principle of Shared Value Media, included Erin Eriksson, Executive Director of the M?A?C AIDS Fund; Colleen Galvin, Senior Vice President, Citi Community Development; and Kyra Kaszynski, Strategy and Relationship Executive for the United Nations at Deloitte. The panelists provided insights, discussed trends, and shared their career paths with attendees.   On career transitions: The panelists emphasized the value of diverse work experience, encouraging job seekers to play up their strengths. “The best way to work your way up is out and in,” they agreed. Colleen recommended that those with a corporate background use their skills to volunteer for a nonprofit organization. Though she didn’t originally gravitate toward community development, by volunteering when she was unemployed, Colleen made new connections that helped her define her career-path. Even once you know what you want, getting there isn’t easy, and the panel revealed that it is equally challenging to transition from corporate to nonprofit as it is from nonprofit to corporate. While getting her MBA, Erin decided to focus on HIV and AIDS work with the intention of entering the nonprofit public health space. “The philanthropy world is hard to get a foot in the door, and once you have a...

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