Volume 3 - Week of February 15, 2021

Dear GCNYC Community,

Wishing you cozy warmth on these snowy days.

Thank you for all who made our first Career Conversations event with Kiki Van Son a great success. I hope you found the details of her experience a useful framework for thinking about the small steps that comprise your own career journey. Rome wasn't built in a day and neither is a successful and fulfilling career; setting your largest goal is an important first step, but everything after that can be best boiled down to 'putting one foot in front of the other.' Before you know it, you're further along the path than you expected and closer to that bigger goal. But remember, it isn't exclusively about getting from point 'A' to point 'B'. The experiences along the journey are just as important as the goal itself. When you remain present for those experience you learn valuable things that may affect the ideas of what success and fulfillment mean for you, not to mention you may pick up new ideas of what kind of jobs are possible.

Our next Career Conversation is set for March 11. I can't wait to share who we have in store as our guest speaker! I look forward to seeing you all there.

Have a great week ahead.


Michelle Gabriel
Director of Career Services and Strategic Partnerships
Community Coordinator // Fab Scrap // Brooklyn, NY

The Community Coordinator leads the work with volunteers and partners. Under the direction of the CEO, this role will be responsible for all volunteer activities, FABSCRAP’s education and outreach, event planning, and most importantly, sharing the mission! Applications due 2/19/21 12:00 pm.
Sustainability Intern // Art Partner // Brooklyn, NY // Posted 2.3.21

Senior Manager, Equity & Streets // Spin // Flexible, Remote

Community and Engagement Manager // Sesame Workshop // Posted 2.4.21 // NY, NY

Sr. Director, Environmental Sustainability // Rent the Runway // Posted 2.4.21 // Brooklyn, NY

Senior Manager - Sustainability // Gap, Inc. // Posted 2.10.21 // NY, NY

Director, Sustainability // Daily Harvest // Posted 2.4.21 // NY, NY

Senior Associate, People Operations // Sidewalk Labs // Posted 2.7.21 // NY, NY

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Career Conversations:
How Did You Get That Job?

March 11, 2021 6-7pm EST

Guest speaker to be announced.
Sometimes we just learn best by example. In our Career Conversations series, we engage with impact + sustainability professionals, with particular focus on our GCNYC alumni network, in order to illustrate through example what working in impact + sustainability looks like, break down the intentional and accidental steps that lead to their current position, and have an open dialog for your questions. 
Program Review:
Alumni and Student Focus Group

February 25, 2021 6-7pm EST
We are at the beginning stages of reviewing our degree programs. Alumni and Student participation and insight are crucial to how we restructure the programs to meet the academic and professional needs of our community.
We are organizing focus groups with alumni/students and invite you to participate.
A calendar invite will be sent out shortly. We ask that you RSVP to the invite so we know how many are attending.

If you have any questions, please contact Kerri Quinn.

Zoom link here.
February 17, 2021
Reconsidered 5 Big Ideas Event Series:
Brands in Service to Society
Reconsidered's 5 Big Ideas event series brings together passionate people for real conversations on key themes in the world of sustainable business and social impact. Each conversation is grounded in one of Reconsidered's 5 Big Ideas for 2021. The events of 2020 put brand purpose statements to the test. Companies were forced to ask themselves a related but somewhat different question: “How can I be of service?”
February 23, 2021
SB 21 Trend Watching:
Mapping the New Brand Purpose Landscape
Sustainable Brands 21 Trend Watching Conference will track and analyze a number of critical environmental, social, cultural and business trends that are defining the moment and shaping post-2020 and post-pandemic life. Sessions will focus on implications for the corporate sustainability space as well as pathways toward a more just and regenerative economy. 

March 10, 2021
IWD 2021 Women's Conference: Engage, Empower, Enrich

This 1-day webinar conference brings together leading academics & inspirational educators. Let's celebrate International Women’s Day 2021. The KIP Education & Vanessa Rogers Women’s Conference is the biggest event on the feminist calendar. Hundreds of delegates will come together to raise the roof and push for equality. Join for an awesome day; jam-packed with workshops, training, inspirational speakers and cutting-edge ideas.
March 22-25, 2021
The Economist 6th Annual Sustainability Week: Measure. Analyse. Transform. Scale.

Over four days, The Economist’s sixth annual Sustainability Week will provide actionable insights and solutions to help businesses on their path to greater sustainability. We will explore how firms can effectively measure, analyse, transform and scale their sustainability initiatives. How can sufficient investment be unlocked? How can good data be generated? What incentives are needed to stimulate innovation?
April 20-24, 2021
Sustainable Fashion Forum

Each year, we look forward to hosting hundreds of like-minded industry-leaders and conscious fashion advocates IRL to share ideas, find practical solutions, and discuss the future of sustainable fashion. While the format in which we connect may look a little different, we’re excited to curate a fully-immersive digital experience featuring the same great speakers and inspiring conversations highlighting diverse voices across fashion's entire value chain. 
From innovative and engaging conference keynotes and sessions to workshops, networking, and digital exhibitions, we are excited to share our reimagined event paired with dynamic digital content to bring you everything you’ve come to know and love about SFF IRL — digitally from wherever you are around the globe.
Schedule your 1:1 Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment for a 1:1 for career support with Michelle, click the button below or reach out directly to michelle.gabriel@gcu.ac.uk.
Event Recordings

Click on the link below to view the recordings from our previous Zoom Workshops & Events.

Please note that this link has been updated. The link in all previous community update emails will no longer work.