Social Sector Careers

Breaking the Mold: A Conference on Careers for the Common Good

Break the mold! Breaking the Mold is a 2-day conference sponsored by the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact that provides information and alumni networking opportunities for students interested in exploring or pursuing careers for the common good. Learn from accomplished professionals with diverse experiences, listen to their personal stories and gain insight into how to carve out your own career for the common good. Supported by the Center for Professional Development.

Dress is business casual. Attend all three sessions or pick those most aligned with you interests:

Alumni Panel and Networking Dinner
Thursday, October 11th, 6:30-8:30pm at Collis Common Ground

Join us for dinner and discussion featuring alumni leaders from across the social sector. Hear how they launched their careers, what keeps them motivated, and get advice on your own career path.

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Launching your Non-profit Job Search 
Friday, October 12th, 8:30-10am in South Fairbanks 105

Join us for a workshop with Robin Shaffert ’82 and DCSI Director Tracy Dustin-Eichler to learn how to best initiate your social sector career search.

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Take a Deeper Dive 
Friday, October 12th, 12:45-2pm

Join us for more intimate conversations in your area of interest. Eat lunch with a small circle of peers and alumni experts. Choose from lunch conversations on: Social Enterprise in Collis 212, Sustainability in South Fairbanks 105, or Public Interest Law in Collis 101.

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Featured Guests:

Sarah Alexander '14 - Founding Member of Growing Change and Sustainable Investment Associate

Geoff  Desa - Director of the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Buisness at San Francisco State University

Edie Farwell '83 - Founder and Director of Sustainability Leaders Network

Bruce Fredrickson '73 - Civil Rights Attorney and Professor at American University Washington College of Law

Lorin Fries - Former Head of Food SystemsCollaboration at the World Economic Forum 

Evan Hill '13 - Recruitment Manager for Teach for America

Walker Holmes '00 - Connecticut State Director for the Trust for Public Lands

Elizabeth Koldyke Boolbol '88 - Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Global PEHT Corporation

Jay Mead '82 - Home Repair Leader at COVER and Artist

Mary Pavel '88 - Indian Affairs Advocate and Former Chief Counsel for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Robin Shaffert '82 - Disability Rights Advocate 

Steve Voigt T'86 - Former CEO of King Arthur Flour and ED of ReThink Health UCRV

Benjamin Wilson '73 - Dartmouth Trustee, Environmental Lawyer, and Professor at the Howard University School of Law

Bridges to Impact

Working, studying or volunteering in NYC or DC next year?

Join other recent Dartmouth grads in a new program that will provide: Mentoring, Professional Development, Networking!

Bridges to Impact connects graduating students who will be working or studying in any area of social impact (nonprofits, social enterprise, socially responsible businesses, government, social impact research, academic study) with a Dartmouth alumni mentor and with a network of alumni making an impact through their work and volunteering.

As a young alumnus in Bridges to Impact, you will:

  • Be matched with an individual Dartmouth Alumni Mentor in your metro area who will provide guidance and an opportunity to reflect on your career path.
  • Receive invitations to socials, networking events, meet-ups and workshops run by Dartmouth alumni engaged in social impact work.
  • Meet and engage with other new professionals working and serving in the social sector.
  • Connect with numerous Dartmouth alumni, gain wisdom from their experiences, and grow your professional and social networks.

The Bridges to Impact will help you expand your professional network, grow your connections and build your career!

Interested? Click here to apply

For more information, contact Leah Torrey.