Social Enterprise Fellows
Social Enterprise @ Goizueta focuses on integrating business principles and market-based solutions in order to achieve meaningful societal impacts. We educate our students in how business acumen can be applied to address a wide range of challenges. Through our many teaching, research and outreach activities, we provide our students and faculty with experiences that deepen our understanding of organizations striving to solve the world's biggest problems while enabling us to improve their performance. Students may apply to become fellows during the admissions process or they may be designated fellows based on their commitment to the center, as demonstrated by their consistent contributions to our classes, our projects and initiatives, and/or the student-led initiatives we support.
Profile of a Fellow
Typical fellows have a strong interest in applying business principles to addressing social needs and inequalities. Fellows have demonstrated a commitment to social enterprise either as a career path or as a complement to their corporate career path.
Work Required of the Fellows
- Enroll in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investment and/or the Nicaragua Travel Module (Spring 2015);
- Actively participate in the student led initiatives (Goizueta Impact Investors, Goizueta Board Fellows, Net Impact or Goizueta Gives) the center supports in preparation for leadership positions in your second year; and/or
- Engage in the center's fieldwork projects (these opportunities are posted as they become available).
All Fellows have access career advice and general mentorship through our Social Enterprise Executives-in-Residence, Sam Moss and David Kyle. Fellows may also take advantage of a $500 stipend to offset the cost of attending a social enterprise related conference or event. Finally, Fellows have the assurance of obtaining a stipend for summer internship work in the social enterprise field
Through Emory University's alumni network and extensive contacts in the public health and non-profit fields, students have tremendous opportunities to develop first-hand experience working with organizations making a difference in the Social Enterprise area. Goizueta's approach is to offer students a variety of hands-on learning experience that enables graduates to be prepared for non-profit management roles or to serve as volunteer leaders while pursuing corporate roles.
Students also get involved in co-curricular activities through student-led clubs:
Goizueta Nonprofit Consultants
Founded as Board Fellows in 2007, GNCs provides students with an opportunity to apply their business skills in a nonprofit setting, while encouraging a commitment to community engagement. Students complete a pro-bono consulting project, participate in service opportunities, and attend board meetings in a non-voting capacity.
Goizueta Impact Investors
Goizueta Impact Investors is an active student-run investment initiative focused on supporting social enterprises with loan funds for working capital.
Founded in 2007, Net Impact Goizueta inspires and empowers MBA students at Goizueta Business School to act as socially and environmentally-responsible future business leaders.
Fellowship Application Process
Review the full Fellowship selection criteria. To be considered for a Social Enterprise Fellowship, applicants must submit a separate, additional essay which answers the following question:
How will your work as a Fellow better prepare you for your chosen career path?