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Trek Recap: Net Impact in New York City

The following blog post was written by Mikayla Hart, 2016 MBA Candidate

I love organizing Net Impact treks for our members because I can really see people’s passions come to life and I leave with a strong sense of inspiration. Our first Net Impact NYC trek was January 21-22, and 15 MS and MBA students enjoyed an impressive lineup of speakers, an alumni event, and a tour of the United Nations headquarters. After the hard work that went into organizing the event, I’m happy to say it was all worth it.

Four students pose during a tour at the United Nations

A group of students poses during a tour at the United Nations building in New York.

Simon’s recent arrangement to share space at the New York Law School in Tribeca gave us a perfect venue to hold our event and host our speakers. We were fortunate enough to have guests speak on a wide range of topics that were of interest to our members, such as impact investing, corporate social responsibility, clean energy, social startups, and sustainability consulting. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the discussions and I left feeling inspired, as did many other members.

That’s my favorite part of Net Impact treks, the sense of inspiration and drive that I take with me. It reminds me to focus on my passions to create an exciting career path and leave a positive impact with each step I take.

For more information on Simon’s chapter of Net Impact, email NetImpact@simon.rochester.edu.

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