Net Impact

Get Involved!

It is that time of year again! Net Impact will be recruiting this Spring Quarter for our newest cohort. Look out for our newsletter at during Week 2 about the recruitment process. Application will open during Week 3. Keep posted for more information! To get the newsletter, please sign up for our mailing list below. 

If you still want to get involved, please join our mailing list, you'll get a newsletter from us once a month with informations and ways to get involved! 

Please send any questions to scu.ug@netimpact.org.

FAQ 

You'll be working directly with the Net Impact Executive team in putting together the sorts of projects and events listed below. Be sure to demonstrate what you are passionate about within social impact and bring forward as an applicant. 

Yes, but themes have not been designated yet. Committee themes will vary based on the personal interests you bring forward. For now, the application is for a general pool of members.

It will vary. We are looking for dedicated students who can commit to planning and executing school-wide events and programs like the ones listed below. The minimum time commitment will be 2 hours/week for meetings and small tasks. Members should be willing to commit up to 6 hours during times of events, promotion, and project execution.

No. Our programs are generally accessible to the whole student body, or, if based on a selection process, open for entry by all students. You do not need to apply for a Membership committee to attend our events or apply to our opportunities. 

Who We Are 

Net Impact is a nonprofit organization that works to empower individuals and businesses, particularly student groups, to address social issues. They work with students, job seekers, professionals, and businesses to provide the resources and connections to empower a new generation to drive social and environmental change in order to build impactful careers. 

Our undergraduate Net Impact chapter hopes to break the notion that creating social impact and gaining revenue are mutually exclusive and to inform the student body that there are fantastic job opportunities that are oriented around social impact. We hope to integrate all colleges in Santa Clara and create a space where everyone with an interest in social impact can gather, meet, and innovate. 

The mission of SCU Net Impact is to build a community of students interested in socially responsible careers and to inspire, educate, and equip these students to use their professional careers to create a positive impact on the world.

To fulfill this mission, SCU Net Impact will remain committed to providing its members with an array of opportunities that will 1) empower students with the skills and resources positively impact their surroundings, 2) help them put their beliefs into action through sustainability efforts, and 3) enlarge their professional network with other like-minded individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to socially impactful careers.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at santaclaranetimpact@gmail.com

Current Events

Come join us as 2 organizations go head to head in an organic food cook off! Graciously hosted at the Forge's new outdoor kitchen you'll see the impacts of food on the environment as well as having different vendors to talk to such as Imperfect Produce and a few interactive activities!

When: Thurs, May 10 @ 5PM

Where: The Forge Garden

For more information, please contact Kristi Chon at kchon@scu.edu.

Wear it Wise is a campaign centered around the pitfalls of fast fashion and both the environmental and societal detriments of supporting fast fashion. It is a week long campaign and includes the below events: 
 
Tues, April 17: True Cost Viewing (documentary) co-sponsored by Green Club; location TBD but in one of the viewing/taping rooms in the Library @ 6PM
Wed, April 18: Wear it Wise Speaker & Discussion about the impacts of fast fashion; location Kenna 216 @ 6PM
Thurs, April 19: Thrifting Adventure, we will be taking people to near by thrift stores; location meet at bronco statue @6PM
Fri, April 20: Tabling at the Socially Responsible Night Market; location Library Lawn @ 3PM-7PM
 
For more information, please contact Camille Hope at chope1@scu.edu

Socially Responsible Night Market aims to bring social awareness to our student body through a fun and interactive “Night Market”. We invite socially responsible, sustainable, and local businesses & clubs to table at our event to talk about their company and sell any products that they have to our student body as well as educate them about their mission.

We have free food, refreshments, raffle prizes, and entertainment. 

When: Fri, April 20 @ 3PM-7PM

Where: Lawn in front of Library

For more information, please contact Tiffany Ta at tpta@scu.edu

Past Projects

We will be tabling at the Sustainability Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 11AM-2PM on the lawn between Benson and Library. Come visit our booth and learn more about Net Impact as well as how the National Debt affects you and what you can do to help! 

On Friday Nov. 3 from 11AM-3PM, we will be tabling in front of the library selling TPUMPS for $5. All proceeds will go to Global Giving towards Disaster Relief. 

Co-Sponsor with SCU Career Center to bring career opportunities from nonprofits, research and volunteer fellowships, and social enterprises to campus. This year's will be in Williman Room on Nov. 1 from 5:30PM - 7:00PM. 

Two students chosen to attend the 2017 Net Impact Conference, a 3-day all expense paid opportunity to attend keynotes, workshops, and network with thousands of students and professionals involved in the social impact career sector in Atlanta, GA.

Working with Bill Mains, Director of Leadership & Sustainability, to bring a panel of community leaders in agrobusiness

An opportunity to compete in Unilever case competition for students to promote Unilever's brands most efficiently, effectively, and sustainably in the new digital marketplace. Finalist team chosen from SCU to be flown out for an all expense paid trip to the Net Impact Conference in Philadelphia. We are happy to announce that a Santa Clara University team had advanced past nationals to compete in London!

Race Equity in the Workspace is a workshop put on by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Join us in learning about how to navigate in a diverse world. This workshop helps you develop professional and personal skills to take into the working world.

 

Spreading positivity to boost mental health on campus with a chalkboard project.

Meet the Team

President

Tiffany is a senior majoring in Management Information Systems with an emphasis in Sustainability. She is currently on SCCAP Staff, on the leadership board of the OMIS Student Network, a part of the LEAD Scholars Program for first generation college students, and has an immense passion of the intersection of tech, innovation, and social responsibility. Through Net Impact she hopes to help build a network of socially conscientious students that will tackle the world's problems head on. 

​Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations 

Kristi is a junior pursuing a degree in Economics with a minor in sustainability.  She plays in a jazz ensemble on campus, volunteers with SCCAP, and works at the Dean of the Business School's office.  Through her time at Net Impact, she hopes to build connections with like-minded individuals and gain the necessary skills to pursue a career in social and environmental impact.

Vice President of Partnerships & Outreach

Connie is a senior pursuing a degree in Accounting with a minor in sustainability. She is an officer in SCU Accounting Association, a member in the business fraternity, AKPsi, and works in the Executive MBA department. Her interest in Net Impact stems from her understanding that business provides the best vehicle for social and environmental betterment and hopes to utilize this in her own career.

​Vice President of Administration

Vivian is a Senior pursuing a degree in Psychology and Public Health, with a certificate in Geriatrics. In her final year at Santa Clara, she hopes to inspire more individuals to join Net Impact and pursue socially impactful careers. Apart from Net Impact, Vivian spends the majority of her time working with the linkAges program at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the Friends from Meals on Wheels program at The Health Trust connecting with older adults and building new relationships. 

Vice President of Membership

Bryan Chow is a junior majoring in Accounting and Economics at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Outside of school Bryan enjoys playing badminton, discovering great restaurants, and traveling whenever he can. Through his time at Net Impact, he hopes to apply his passion for business to help promote a more sustainable and equitable world. ​

 

Vice President of Finances & Fundraising 

Shalini is a senior pursuing Management Information Systems. Her goal is to make a positive impact in the world through her academic passion in technology. She has worked as a program assistant at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship for the past two years, was actively involved in a non-profit organization called Home of Hope, and worked as a Systems Analyst Intern at NASA Ames Research Center. 

Manager of Net Impact Relations 

My name is Eoin Lyons and I'm a sophomore at SCU! I am undeclared in the Leavey School of Business with a double major in Political Science, pre-law emphasis. Here at SCU, in addition to being a LEAD scholar, I am involved in the Student Ambassadors, the Honors Program, and the Santa Clara Community Action Program, our volunteering agency. I love participating in intramural sports, listening to music, and playing beach volleyball on the court just outside my residence hall. As a member of Net Impact, I have found that my passions for social change and business are not distinct, but rather go hand in hand and complement one another. Through the program, I have been learning how I can improve business to leave a positive social impact, and I cannot wait to learn more.

To gain a more accurate view of Santa Clara University's professional goals, we released a survey pertaining to the intersection of future career interest and social responsibility. There were 338 respondents and these are a few of the key aspects of their responsenses. This highlights the community's want for future careers to overlap with being socially responsible, which is what Net Impact would like to do for the SCU community.