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GMC hosts second annual “Making a Difference & Making a Living” conference

Friday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m. — POULTNEY — Last year, Green Mountain College launched the first Making a Difference & Making a Living conference which addressed the essential question many students ask: “Can I pursue a career in which I make a positive difference in the world and make a comfortable living?”

The College’s Office of Career and Personal Development has invited successful entrepreneurs and GMC alumni to describe the personal journey they have taken toward engaging in satisfying and meaningful work in the second annual conference at the College on Friday, April 1. This year, the free event is open to the general public.

The schedule of events:

2:30-3 p.m.: Registration in Withey Lobby

3-4:45 p.m.: Six, 10-minute TED-style talks presented by GMC alumni describing their personal paths to “making a difference while making a living,” in Ackley Theater. Presenters include: Erin Fernandez ’95, director of Vermont Adaptive; Amy Hall MBA ’10, director of social consciousness for Eileen Fisher; Khanti Munro ’04, director of development and technical training at Same Sun; Phyllis Beloff Webb ’81, P’19, founder of the Magic Fluke Company; Jennifer Wilhelm ‘00, research associate with the NH Food Alliance at the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute; and J. Justin Woods ’00, land use and sustainable development scholar at the Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development at Pace Law School.

5-6:15 p.m.: Four parallel sessions featuring GMC alumni moderators and guest panelists will be offered: natural resources, environmental services and sustainable agriculture; education and the arts; business and entrepreneurship; and government, healthcare, social services and nonprofits.

6:15-7:30 p.m.: Informal networking with food and drink in the Gorge, Lower Level

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about different career paths, gather info about areas of interest, and acquire networking skills. Register at Limited spaces are available.

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