Social Impact Week 2023

Join us February 13 – 17 for Social Impact Week! 

The week will include a rotating schedule of service program tabling in Buntrock, one-on-one meetings with alumni, information sessions, and more! Read below for a full schedule. All class years welcome!

What is Social Impact?

Social Impact encompasses opportunities that are available within mission-driven organizations that seek to promote positive change. Whether you are passionate about policy, environmental sustainability, families and youth, or immigrants and refugees, there are organizations that share your goals. Check out this resource to learn more about some common professional roles within the nonprofit sector.

Social Impact Week 2023 Schedule (keep scrolling!)

Monday, February 13 – Friday, February 17

Sign up HERE for 1:1 coaching sessions with alumni working in social impact careers! Alumni include:

  • Morgan Smith ’12, MHA, MBA, Manager, Health Care for the Homeless (Hennepin County Public Health Department)
    • St. Olaf Major: So/An & Management Studies
    • Bio: Morgan is passionate about health equity, social justice, and healthcare advocacy. Prior to finding a career in public health, Morgan worked for a healthcare marketing start-up, Allina Health Headquarters, and served as a manager of three oncology clinics at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
  • Greta Gaetz ’10, MSW, Director of Government Affairs, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
    • St. Olaf Major: History & So/An
    • Bio: Greta is a licensed social worker and registered lobbyist, and works to increase public support for affordable and equitable housing. Greta has worked with a range of nonprofits providing health and disability services including Lutheran Social Service, Planned Parenthood, and Minnesota AIDS Project.
  • Geoffery Carlisle ’10, MPA (Graduating May 2023), Policy Consultant, Deans for Impact
    • St. Olaf Major: Environmental Studies & Music
    • Bio: Geoffrey serves as a Policy Consultant for a nonprofit and advocates for protecting LGBTQIA+ students in the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education. Geoffrey taught 8th grade science and sex education in Texas and Mississippi for 12 years and still writes science curriculum on the side.

Monday, February 13

10 am – 12 pm  Quaker Voluntary Service tabling in Buntrock Commons

12 – 1:30 pm Lutheran Volunteer Corps tabling in Buntrock Commons

12 – 2 pm  Breakthrough Minneapolis at Blake AND Teach for America tabling in Buntrock Commons

Tuesday, February 14

8 – 9 am  APSIA Open Office Hours online

10 am – 12 pm  College Possible tabling in Buntrock Commons

12 – 3 pm  Peace Corps tabling in Buntrock Commons

3 – 5 pm  St. Olaf Student Employment Fair in Buntrock Ballrooms

Wednesday, February 15

9 – 11 am  Conservation Corps tabling in Buntrock Commons – CANCELLED

12 – 3 pm  ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission tabling in Buntrock Commons

Thursday, February 16 

9 – 11 am  True Friends tabling in Buntrock Commons

11 am – 1 pm  ServeMinnesota tabling in Buntrock Commons

11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Ethics of Social Impact Peer-Led Discussion in Buntrock 144

4 – 5 pm  Piper Center Gap Year & Service Programs Presentation in Tomson Hall 212

Friday, February 17

10 am – 12 pm  AmeriCorps VISTA tabling in Buntrock Commons

12 – 1 pm  ServeMinnesota tabling in Buntrock Commons

12:15 – 1 pm  Social Impact Industry Presentation + Discussion with alumna Morgan Smith – MOVED TO Buntrock 225C (Sun Ballroom)


Additional Offerings
Svoboda Legal Scholars Info Sessions:  Tuesday, February 7 AND Thursday, February 9
Social Impact Scholars (SIS) Info Session:  Tuesday, February 7
Science Education Alumni Panel:  Monday, February 20
Minnesota Private College’s Job and Internship Fair:  Wednesday, February 22