Making a Living, Making a Difference

About the Program

The annual Making a Living, Making a Difference program consists of two elements designed to provide students a variety of perspectives and resources as they explore what values they want to guide them in their life and career, what vocation they want to pursue, and how they can make a living while making a difference.

Panel Discussion

The panel discussion brings together a mix of recent graduates and seasoned professionals representing a variety of careers and backgrounds to answer student's most pressing questions about finding meaningful work as they prepare for the start of their careers.

Networking Event

The networking event brings together representatives from local companies and organizations that are doing work to advance the well-being of the communities they serve to interact with Marquette students who are looking for internships and full-time jobs. This allows students to have valuable face-to-face interaction with their potential future employers.

Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved with the Making a Living, Making a Difference program. Please contact Chris Jeske if you are a student interested in joining the event planning committee or a professional interested in representing your company at the event.

Recap of the 2014 Program

February 27, 2014

This networking event introduced students to organizations that are making a difference in communities around the globe and the individuals who have found careers that enable them to both make a living and make a difference.

Through meeting these individuals and learning about the organizations they work at, students learned about various internship and job opportunities, as well as gained a deeper understanding of what skills and experiences help in being successful in these fields.

Making a Living, Making a Difference was sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, Hunger Clean-Up, and the Peace Studies Major. It was supported by the Kohl's Career Education Scholarship and the Marquette University Career Services Center.

Recap of the 2013 Program

The 3rd annual Making a Living, Making a Difference event took place on April 18, 2013.

Panel Discussion - Students learned about career pathways, key career decisions, and the importance of self-awareness from our panelists:

  • Judge John DiMotto, Milwaukee Circuit Court
  • Dr. John Meurer, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Meghan Jones, Urban Ecology Center

Networking Event - Students meet with representatives and leaders from over 20 local organizations to learn about their mission and work, current or future job opportunities, and how as individuals they have discovered careers that contribute to the common good.

Organizations included: AIDS Resource Center, Campus Kitchens, Cap Corps, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Four Corners of the World, Hunger Task Force, Manpower, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Bar Association, Milwaukee Circuit Court, Milwaukee County Health & Human Services, Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, Playworks Milwaukee, Portal Inc., Public Allies, Rocketship Education, Urban Ecology Center, Voces de la Frontera,

This event was sponsored by the Nonviolent Study Group, Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, and MU Hunger Clean-Up, and supported by the Kohl’s Career Education Scholarship and the Marquette University Career Services Center.