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Consortium partners with Net Impact to broaden student access

The partnership will expose MBA prospects, students and alumni from The Consortium to the organization’s work.

The Consortium has partnered with a nonprofit organization noted for helping students and professionals apply their skills to drive change in the world, as well as their careers.

The partnership with Net Impact, effective immediately, will expose MBA prospects, students and alumni from The Consortium to the organization’s work, while also showing the opportunities through The Consortium that may be available to Net Impact’s student contacts.

“Given what they stand for and their mission, I knew it would be a great chance to get exposure to their students,” said Danni Young, director of recruiting for The Consortium.

net-impact-logoThe partnership will provide Consortium access to the Net Impact conference in Nov. 5-7 in Seattle. The Consortium will be present throughout and host a panel discussion during the conference.

“To drive truly transformational impact, the future of our movement must be interdisciplinary, global, cross-sector, and inclusive,” said Paula Luu, Net Impact’s senior manager, community outreach and engagement. “Partnerships like the one we have with the Consortium are important as we continue to build a network that is racially diverse, socio-economically diverse, international, and cross-disciplinary. We believe that’s the only way to be truly transformational.”

As part of the agreement, The Consortium will promote the Net Impact conference to its database of prospects, students and alumni, and they will offer a guest blog post to The Consortium’s site.

Net Impact will also be present for The Consortium’s annual Orientation Program & Career Forum in St. Louis June 5-10, 2016.

Young said the partners also expect to host a joint webinar “about social or environmental topics related to business. It will probably target our current students and prospects.”

“We’re dealing with business students, and especially in this day and age, these students are interested in having a social and environmental impact in their communities,” Young said. “We’re looking for students who have experience in their communities in diversity and social justice. There is overlap with students who have the same kinds of interests from a social and environmental perspective.”

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