Additional Resume Workshop

April 6, 2010

Keene Public LIbrary is hosting a resume workshop on April 14 at 4pm with Barbara Safani “resume expert, author and owner of Career Solvers”.


Alumni Connection: Conversation with Bennett Konesni

April 4, 2010

On March 23rd, I had an opportunity to connect with Bennett Konesni, a fellow AUNE Green MBA Alum. Bennett is a farmer and a musician, who is combining his passion for music, food, and culture. He is operating a 243-acre educational farm on Shelter Island, NY. The farm is called Sylvester Manor ( This land has been part of his family since 1652.

Post bachelor’s degree, Bennett traveled to Europe, Africa, and Asia as a Watson Fellow to learn work songs. During this trip he worked with fishermen, farmers, and herders. Upon his return to the United States, he decided to move into Sylvester Manor and start his educational farm.

One of the things we discussed was change. He believes that “people make enduring, long-term changes when their decisions are based in pleasure or love, not fear or hate. So if we want to get people to change their attitudes for the better for the long-haul, we must use pleasure and love as a tool to generate that change.”

Some questions that have helped Bennett choose his career path are:
1. What would I love to do, if money was not an object?
2. What am I good at?
3. How shall I live?
4. What is a good life to me?
5. Who am I?
6. How do I give back?

We also discussed how to approach practicum. Bennett suggested either to spend the time developing a vision of what you want to do with your life, or identify what you love to do and learn how to spread it. Bennett’s vision was to start an educational farm to bring culture back to agriculture. He used his practicum to organize all the projects and action items he needed to do to make this vision a reality.

– John Costa

Sustainable Resumes

March 24, 2010

Join a facilitated conversation on how to incorporate your MBA experience into a skills based resume.
This is not a “how to” technical resume workshop, but more a discussion on how do we build sustainability focused resumes.

Facilitated by Dave Chase and Polly Chandler

April 9th
10:30am to Noon
Room 206 Antioch in Keene

Earth Day Fair

March 20, 2010

Earth Day Fair at Keene State College:

Where: Keene State
When: April 22
Time: 10am – 2 pm

Jim Merkel Lecture

March 20, 2010

Where: Keene State College – Student Center (Mt. View Room)
When: April 19, 2010
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Jim Merkel is the author of Radical Simplicity and founder of The Global Living Project (GLP). He will be at Keene State, Monday, April 19th, in honor of Earth Week and present of living a more sustainable life. Special guest speaker Valerie Piedmont, from the Sustainability Project will speak briefly as well. This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by KSC Sustainability Office, KSC President’s Council for Sustainable Futures, Pepsi-KSC Partnership Grant & Net Impact – Antioch New England.

An Evening with Polly Chandler…

March 10, 2010

Antioch New England Net Impact Chapter Event…

Thinking of a career change? Looking to reinvent your self? The focus of this event will be to network and discuss career changes. She will speak on how she conducted shifts in her career and some of her best practices.
So, join us for a drink after your class on Saturday to network and help inform your transformation to becoming a leader in the new green economy.

Bob Rue Event Postponed.

March 10, 2010

Hi all,
The Bob Rue event is postponed. The details of rescheduling will be posted here and in the email invites.