FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How is Net Impact different from other consulting organizations?


At Net Impact, we work with social enterprises and non-profits to improve their performance and broaden their impact. Our members are curious, proactive, and passionate to positively change our world through business. Our organization consists of people from many different majors and backgrounds, bringing multiple perspectives when approaching social impact business problems together. As a consultant, you will have the opportunity to choose your cause and create a tangible impact on the world. We are not only here to teach you how to ace a case interview — we are here to teach you about an impact-driven approach to doing business, creating a more socially and environmentally sustainable future.




How can I apply?


Recruitment will take place during the fall and winter quarters. The first step in the application process is submitting an online written application. Fall 2021 applications are due by Friday, October 1st at 11:59 PM PST. You will be notified through email of your application status. Visit the "Join Us" page to view our Fall 2021 recruitment timeline, and be sure to join our mailing list to receive the latest updates on recruitment.




Do I need consulting experience?


Prior experience in consulting is not required. We welcome and encourage people of all majors and backgrounds to apply. We are looking for individuals who have:

  • Genuine passion for social impact
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong work ethic
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to propose creative solutions
  • Team building and communication skills
Our members do not necessarily intend to pursue consulting as a career. At Net Impact, we provide our members with the resources to grow professionally and to explore their career interests, even if it is not related to consulting.




What majors do you accept?


All! Whether you are interested in education, sustainability, finance, technology, or healthcare, there is space for you in Net Impact.




How many people are accepted each year?


We do not have a specific cutoff. Our club size is dependent on the number of applications we receive, along with the quality of applicants. We strive to accept individuals whose values are aligned with our organization.




How can I best prepare myself for interviews?


The main goal of our interview process is to get to know you better personally and to assess your analytical abilities and communication skills. With this in mind, the best way to approach these interviews is to demonstrate honesty, effort, and passion for the social impact cause you believe in most. For additional resources for interview prep, we strongly recommend you attend the IQVIA x NI Virtual Case Workshop on September 29th from 7-8 PM PST. RSVP to the Facebook event and register for the Zoom link here. You can also check out our Casing Resources Document for more interview prep.




I didn't get in, but I'm still interested in social impact. What can I do?


Even if we are unable to offer you a position in Net Impact, we would still love to be a resource for you in your social impact journey. We’d love to see you at our guest speaker events and workshops, and we also share resources on our blog for you to learn more about various career-building topics and navigating the social impact space (visit the "More" tab to view our blog and past panels). Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on our latest events, resources, and blog posts. We appreciate all who are interested in exploring the social impact sector, and we strongly encourage you to apply the next recruitment cycle.