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GMC presents “Making a Difference & Making a Living” conference

Friday, April 13—POULTNEY—On April 13, Green Mountain College (GMC) will be hosting its fourth annual Making a Difference & Making a Living conference. At the heart of this gathering is the essential question many people ask: How do you find a career in which you can make a positive difference in the world and make a comfortable living?

The college has invited experts in the fields of environmental, social, and economic sustainability to provide insight into the personal journey they have taken toward engaging in satisfying and meaningful work. Guest speakers will present TED-style talks and sit on career panels, allowing students and other attendees to gather information about specific areas of interest, ask questions about the job search process, and gain inspiration from leaders in the industry.

Speakers include Auden Schendler, vice president of sustainability at Aspen Snowmass; Melinda Moulton, chief executive officer of Main Street Landing in Burlington; Karen Harris, manager of the ocean energy program at the John Merck Fund; and Daryl Young, director of sustainable cities at the Summit Foundation in Washington, D.C.

“Our students and alumni are empowered to create careers that are fulfilling on multiple levels – 97 percent of GMC graduates are employed, in graduate school or otherwise gainfully engaged. 95 percent of graduates surveyed are satisfied or very satisfied with their current position,” said Robert Allen, GMC president. “The speakers at this year’s career conference are leading the charge in fields ranging from sustainable communities, to climate change, clean energy, and ecological integrity.”

The conference, which is free and open to the public, also features mock interviews with alumni, a LinkedIn headshot photoshoot, and a networking reception. To register, email

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