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2016 Making a Difference & Making a Living Conference

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

At the heart of this gathering is the essential question that many students at Green Mountain College ask: Can I pursue a career in which I make a positive difference in the world AND make a comfortable living? We have invited successful entrepreneurs and alumni from various professions to describe the personal journey they have taken toward engaging in satisfying and meaningful work.

Schedule of Events:

2:30-3:00pm Registration (Withey Lobby)

3:00-4:45pm Six 10-minute TED-style talks presented by GMC alumni describing their personal paths to “making a difference while making a living”. (Ackley Theater)

4:45-5:00pm Break/Transition

5:00-6:15pm Parallel sessions featuring GMC alumni serving as moderators and guest panelists.

Alumni Panels Panel 1: Natural Resources, Environmental Services, and Sustainable Agriculture
Panel 2: Education and the Arts
Panel 3: Business and Entrepreneurship
Panel 4: Government, Healthcare, Social Services and Nonprofits

6:15-7:30pm Informal networking with appetizers and drinks (the Gorge, Lower Level)

Students will have an opportunity to learn about various career paths, gather information about their area of interest, and acquire critical networking skills.

Alumni will enjoy reconnecting with each other and engaging with current students in a meaningful manner.

The business community will have ample opportunity to network with students, alumni, and other employers.

We hope you will take this opportunity to be inspired by these stories and make new connections within this community of purpose-driven leaders.

Please register for this free event!


Friday, April 1, 2016
2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Green Mountain College
1 Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764 United States
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