College students pursuing a career in changemaking will meet and network with leading organizations and companies from around the world in the Sullivan Foundation’s upcoming Social Innovation Opportunity Fair.
The virtual event takes place from 6-8:30 p.m (ET)., Tuesday, Nov. 9, and is free, with a maximum capacity of 200 attendees. Click here to register today!
Participants in the Social Innovation Opportunity Fair will get the chance to:
- Connect with impact organizations that offer internship opportunities
- Meet representatives from socially minded companies that are hiring
- Interact with social entrepreneurs to receive guidance and feedback
The event will feature virtual “booths” manned by Benefit Corporations and global service organizations around the nation. Some of the groups partnering on the event in 2020 included:
- The Watson Institute, an education program for next-generation innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs
- The Peace Corps, a service opportunity allowing changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad and work with local leaders to tackle pressing challenges.
- The American Red Cross, which provides relief and support to communities in crisis.
- The United Nations Foundation, a charitable organization supporting the UN and its activities
- Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State, managed by the Penn State Small Business Development Center
- Minerva Schools at KGI, a partnership between the Minerva Project and Keck Graduate Institute
- Social Venture Partners, which connects and supports donors, nonprofits and social enterprises committed to doing good in their communities.
- Audacity Labs, a start-up incubator for youth in Durham, N.C.
- Real Leaders Magazine, the world’s first sustainable business and leadership magazine
- Emerging Market Enterprises, which helps high-impact social enterprises, nonprofits and small businesses on their path to grow and scale.
“We’ve heard from lots of students who are struggling to find opportunities to get started in their changemaking careers,” said Spud Marshall, the Sullivan Foundation’s director of student engagement and organizer of the event. “We’re going to lean on the collective resources across our Sullivan network to help students connect with internships, jobs, education and service opportunities.”
Social innovators and business leaders who want to participate in the event can fill out a survey here with details on the opportunity they’re offering.
If your organization would like to help promote the event, email Marshall at email@example.com to learn more and to receive resources for sharing to your network.