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    Sandhya Deshetty
    Program Associate, Ascend at The Aspen Institute

    "When I first arrived at Goizueta, I did not imagine that I would be running a start-up non-profit after graduating, but Social Enterprise @ Goizueta provided me with skills, tools, and network that I have leveraged to launch SPARC Development. By participating in SE@G courses and activities, I gained exposure to a wide variety of existing social enterprises and the challenges that they face. During my time, I was able to consult for a nascent social enterprise in India, visit a number of organizations in Nicaragua with different approaches to development, and learn about local firms supporting entrepreneurs around the world. The lessons learned from those interactions undoubtedly guide my work in fighting poverty in Ethiopia."

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    Brian Goebel
    Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

    "My most challenging and rewarding leadership experiences came through Social Enterprise @ Goizueta. As a co-founder of two social enterprise related programs (Board Fellows and the GHI Case Competition), I was able to put into practice leadership skills that I now use every day at Deloitte. My social enterprise experience set me up to succeed in designing learning and development programs for corporate clients. Working within Deloitte’s Human Capital Practice, I work closely with clients to develop learning and development programs and change management strategies that help people."

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    Amanda Jacobson

    "SE@G changed the way I see career options and opened my eyes to the prospect of dedicating myself to making an impact through my career."

    "With the support of David and Sam [Executives in Residence]...I made the unconventional decision to move to Mumbai, India to work as an IDEX Fellow [and] had the opportunity to work full time for the Sankalp Forum of Intellecap, a finance and advisory firm focused on addressing the needs of the “base of the pyramid.”

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    Marissa Mahoney
    Program Director, Criterion Institute

    "Social Enterprise @ Goizueta gave me a window into the world of social enterprise and encouraged my curiosity when it came to innovative ways of using business for social good. The classes were engaging and challenging, and the projects gave me opportunities to apply what I was learning in my MBA core classes to real world situations. I also valued the leadership opportunities I was provided, and the support and advice from Professor Roberts, Sam Moss, and David Kyle were instrumental during my internship and job searches. SE@G really opened up the field of social enterprise to me and helped me envision myself in an ever-growing and changing space."

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    Ben Mullenix
    Associate, Goddard Investment Group

    "While I had done some volunteer work in the past, it was generally short-term and with a defined scope. My activities within the SE@G program opened my eyes to how business skills can be used to help people. Certainly, I have a better understanding now as to what sort of things are going on in social entrepreneurship and will take with me a desire to continue working in that world to the extent I am able. Specifically, the project in Honduras served to be a terrific application of all the various skills I had learned in classes. Thinking through an entire business plan and figuring out how to make it work was a great experience and one that will help me in the future when I'll look to start a business of my own."

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    David Papa
    Business Innovation Consultant at Blue Earth Network

    "The camaraderie inside Social Enterprise @ Goizueta offered me valuable support and energy as I pursued my social enterprise goals."

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    Natalie Reese
    Life Coach, Consultant and Owner, NADUPOR Consulting

    "SE@G provided me with some of the richest learning experiences during my time at Goizueta. Whether it was walking through infant vineyards in Ethiopia, working with women's cooperatives in Nicaragua, consulting with local nonprofits or debating the challenges of social enterprise in Peter Robert's class, SE@G exposed me to endless ways in which I could lead a purpose-driven life. To that end, I now help young professionals articulate their purpose and find their way to positive impact in the world. Without SE@G, I don't think that I would have taken this chance to step outside of the box and live my dream. Now, I am helping others do the same."

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    Chelsea Schott
    Senior Associate Consultant, Bain & Company
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    Shobhika Dhingra Somani
    Healthcare Consultant, Kurt Salmon

    "Social Enterprise @ Goizueta opened an area for me that I was not as aware of before coming to business school. I was truly attracted to the field when I realized that I could leverage many of the business skills gained while at GBS to initiatives that can actually make a positive impact not only to the organization, but to the communities surrounding it. Through many of the initiatives, I had to think strategically and often found myself working on developing business plans for new endeavors that had greater social impact. Each project also allowed me to further develop my communication skills in order to persuade different stakeholders, in this case, nonprofit board members, venture capitalists, and many of my team members. These are all skills that will be truly valuable to me throughout my career, even in other industries."

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    Lindsay Wilkinson
    Manager, Environmental Sustainability, InterContinental Hotels Group

    "Social Enterprise @ Goizueta has provided numerous opportunities that contribute to my personal development and career preparation. On-campus activities, such as working on real business projects for class, club leadership opportunities, and networking events have provided varied developmental experiences. My internship opportunity with IHG came directly through Social Enterprise @ Goizueta and their fellowship program. Overall, the center has exposed me to a variety of social enterprise opportunities while integrating the business skills I have developed at Goizueta."