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USC Marshall Net Impact Receives Gold Standing
Chapter Honored for Achievements and Enhances Goals for the Upcoming Year
July 15, 2013 • by News at Marshall

USC Marshall’s Graduate Net Impact (MNI) chapter was recently awarded the organization’s Gold standing. The status, which is based on chapter performance in the 2012-2013 academic year, is awarded to the chapters which perform in the top twenty percent of the Net Impact network.

To garner Gold status, MNI hosted a broad spectrum of events, ranging from roundtable discussions and career panels to recruiting nights, which featured some of the major social impact organizations in the Los Angeles area.

Fall and Spring Industry Nights showcased recruiters from companies such as Disney, REDF, Bank of America, GameDesk and EcoMedia. MNI’s career panels on sustainable foods, women in social entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility were also popular among MNI members. In addition, the organization hosted senior executives in corporate social responsibility from Deloitte and Patagonia in roundtable discussions.

The gold status has influenced MNI’s strategy for the upcoming academic year. MNI seeks to increase collaboration with other clubs on campus, other Net Impact regional chapters Society and Business Lab to enhance social responsibility and social impact programming, including new curriculum opportunities on campus.

“We plan to create a roadmap to better connect all of the social impact opportunities on campus, including Net Impact, the Society and Business Lab and the Marshall Global Impact Consulting club,” says MNI’s incoming President, Stephanie Schwartz MBA ‘14, who has background in non-profit management and strategy consulting. Schwartz also plans to stress the importance of social responsibility in any business career, no matter the industry or sector. “Students make an impact no matter what career they choose to pursue. Our focus is to bring Net Impact values and methodologies to not just the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors, but the corporate sector in a variety of industries as well.”

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About Marshall Net Impact
Marshall Net Impact increases awareness of socially responsible business issues through building partnerships and networking with Los Angeles businesses, social enterprises, non-profits, students, faculty, and other organizations within the Marshall community, as well as the nationwide Net Impact network.

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Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.