Net Impact Members: 20% off Profession & Purpose

Net Impact changed my life — literally.  When I was a first-year MBA student at UNC, I had never heard the term “sustainability” before.  I came to business school to study entrepreneurship and had a vision for a business I thought I would launch after graduation.  I stumbled into a Net Impact in the fall […]


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Jobs & internship postings via Twitter

Follow @Katie_Kross on Twitter for sustainability-related job and internship openings.  


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Career workshop at Net Impact Conference

Join me for “The Insider’s Guide to the Impact Job Search”, a 3-hour boot camp at the national 2014 Net Impact Conference.  Thursday, Nov. 6, 1-4pm, Minneapolis, MN.


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Q&A about Purpose Careers with Ellen Weinreb

In July 2014, I sat down with Ellen Weinreb, CEO of the executive search firm Weinreb Group, to discuss Purpose careers.  We discussed the demand for Purpose jobs from MBAs, the market for these jobs, and whether business schools are doing enough to serve mission-driven students. Read the Q&A here: This book is a roadmap […]


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Jumpstarting your job search in social entrepreneurship

This post first appeared on Justmeans. Social entrepreneurship is one of those terms that means different things, depending on who’s doing the defining. In general, though, it refers to the application of innovative entrepreneurial strategies to solve pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs focus on a truly diverse set of social issues—education, health and human services, food […]


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Profession & Purpose: 2nd Edition Released July 2014

A second edition of Profession and Purpose is available!  This edition features updated resources, website links, and profiles of professionals working in sustainability careers including corporate sustainability, CSR, green marketing, sustainable real estate, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and environmental conservation.  The new edition also features new content on informational interviewing and geographic-centered searches.  This is […]


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To Find Your Next Sustainability Job, Stop Looking

This post first appeared on TriplePundit. You’ve heard it before: Job searching is about relationship-building. It’s good advice, no matter how many times you hear it—but it’s especially true of the sustainability job search. The fact is, if you’re spending your time looking for sustainability job postings online, you’re going about the job search the […]


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5 Traits Essential for Sustainability Leadership

This post first appeared on TriplePundit. By Katie Kross and Koji Kitazume, Duke University Sustainability is a career field that is beginning to mature.  Ten years ago, there were few dedicated jobs with sustainability in the title. Professionals who were passionate about this management issue often found themselves creating their own job descriptions. Those early […]


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Dr. Stephanie Gripne joins efforts with Katie Kross

Stephanie Gripne, PhD — career coach, speaker, and sustainable business expert — has teamed up with Katie Kross to provide career coaching services to MBA students and professionals.  Stephanie’s particular coaching expertise is in helping clients: Identify their short and long-term passions and associated career goals; Develop an action plan to achieve those goals; Provide […]


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What to look for in an MBA internship in sustainability

This is the time of year when first-year MBA students are making internship decisions, and I’m often asked what factors are most important in choosing a sustainability internship.  For students who are career changers with little or no previous sustainability work experience on their resume, the summer internship is a crucial opportunity to build one’s […]


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