Demystifying Social Impact Careers

Event details
  • September 7th, 2019, 09:30 AM - 07:30 PM
  • National School of Journalism, Bengaluru
  • Country: India

In collaboration, Arthan Careers, Amani Institute and International Innovation Corps, University of Chicago Trust are hosting a conference series to ‘demystify social impact careers.’ The conference series was launched in Delhi on April 24th, 2019. The second instalment of the series is being held in Bengaluru on September 7th , 2019. The day-long event will focus on exploring careers in social impact, across all levels, and will showcase the diversity of career options available to those interested in moving beyond the status quo and work in the social impact sector.

The Why

While the widespread notion is that social sector careers mean low pay, self-sacrifices and working at an ‘NGO’, this does not take into account the evolution of the sector and the myriad options in the social sector in recent years – from social enterprises to impact investing to fellowship programs to even traditional NGOs offering opportunities more aligned with corporate skills than in the past.

What the event aims to do

Demystifying Social Impact Careers will discard the traditional sage-on-the-stage conference format and curate meaningful and inspiring conversations amongst attendees about where the field of social impact is going, what opportunities lie therein, and how every one of us can do our part to leave the world better than we found it.

Who should attend

All those interested in learning about the variety of opportunities within the social impact sector.


Time Agenda Details
9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Mingling Morning coffee/tea and refreshments with networking
10:00 – 10:20 Welcome Introduction by Arthan, Amani and IIC
10:20 – 11:30 The Long Conversation Range of Different Options in the Social Impact Sector
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 Panel Series Panel 1 Theme:
Transitioning from the private sector to the social sector
Panel 2 Theme:
Can I make a living while working in social impact?
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch Break Lunch and networking
14:30 – 15:00 Information Sessions Extended Networking and information sessions by Amani and IIC for those who want to know more about the respective Fellowship programs
15:00 – 16:30 Interactive Workshops / Masterclasses Workshop 1:
Career Fair + Deciphering Entry into the Sector- Masters/Fellowships/Certificates
Workshop 2:
Understanding Indian Government Workshop 3:
Becoming Good at Networking
17:00  – 18:00 Walk Your Talk The future of social impact work in India – from leaders who are walking their talk
18:00 – 19:30 Networking and Refreshments


If you are interested in attending this event, kindly register here.