The offices of Career Education and Social Impact & Innovation (SI2) joined together to offer their first Social Impact Careers Lunch on Nov. 8, which was attended by 40 students from several different majors.
Students were presented with opportunities to consider how their personal values might impact their future career paths. Philanthropic Development Consultant Julien Franklin from Vanguard Charitable discussed how his views on corporate social responsibility and his personal interest in the impact of nonprofit organizations led him to his career path.
Since students responded so well at the event, Director of Social Impact and Innovation Dr. Allison LaLond Wyant said SI2 and Career Education plan to host more lunches in the upcoming spring semester. Wyant says that the event serves to “open students’ eyes to the world of career pathways in public interest in order to align students’ careers with their values to serve the public good.”
SI2 was established at Arcadia in August 2019 in order to support those on campus who seek to make positive change both locally and around the world.