Social Enterprise @ Goizueta

Student Opportunities

Developing Nextgen Social Innovators

We develop the next generation of social innovators through both coursework and hands-on experiences including Latin America travel modules, consulting projects, global feasibility studies, mentorship, social enterprise fellowships, and student clubs/activities.

The Social Enterprise Fellows Program recognizes Goizueta Business School students (BBA, EvMBA, and MBA) who demonstrate both a deep interest in social enterprise and commitment to SE@G’s core focus areas of work.

Those selected as fellows have access to the necessary hands-on education, exposure and experiences to develop their capabilities as next-generation social sector leaders (whether full-time immediately after graduation or later in their careers). 

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 SE@G’s classes, projects and initiatives, and/or the student-led initiatives.

Program Benefits

  • Career coaching and mentorship through Social Enterprise Executives-in-Residence and SE@G faculty/staff
  • Cohort-based events/social activities 
  • Preferred seats at Take 5 Mentoring Meals with local and national leaders
  • Membership to Atlanta's Center for Civic Innovation 
  • $500 annual stipend to offset the cost of attending a social enterprise related conference, event, or social impact focused global travel module
  • Opportunity to apply for summer or post-grad internship stipend funds (up to $5K) for work in the social enterprise field

Application Instructions

If you are applying to the business school’s full-time MBA program (one or two-year), please complete a fellows Application which includes two short essays in addition to other general application items. Please reach out to Martha Siewert at for more details.

If you are a current, BBA, MBA, or EvMBA student, please contact SE@G Managing Director Brian Goebel at to learn more about the nomination and selection process for students joining the program midway through their studies at Goizueta.  

Social Enterprise Courses

What is a corporation? How do corporations maintain legitimacy, acquire resources, and build partnerships as they create, confront, and sometimes attempt to solve complex global problems? This course is about the corporation in global society, including its culpabilities, responsibilities, and possibilities.

This course surveys the evolving role that nonprofit organizations and their leaders (both management and board of directors) play in delivering social impact through a blend of academic content including traditional case examples, emerging business model frameworks, and guest lecturers from nonprofit leaders.

This trip is designed for MBA students (fulltime and EvMBA) and explores coffee farms and their communities (including cooperatives), visit social enterprises / social entrepreneurs, tour colonial cities, and participate in outdoor adventure activities (volcano hikes and more). MBA students receive course credit and can enroll through their program office.

Part of the broader IMPACT 360 program, this section of the practicum program matches MBA students with social sector clients for a semester long consulting experience focused on business model design, go-to-market strategy, and more.

Social enterprises are mission-driven organizations that trade in goods or services for some defined social purpose. At times, the profits from a business are used to support a specific social goal. Other times, the organization itself accomplishes a defined social aim through its own operations. This class discusses the evolving role played by the social enterprise in the context of changes in both the private and government sectors along with the core group of “investors” that fund such enterprises.

This course will introduce students to the role of philanthropy in solving public problems, particularly with regard to inequality and urban development in Atlanta. Topics covered in the course will include the history and theory of philanthropic giving in the U.S. as well as recent research on strategic and venture philanthropy, particularly with regard to its relationship to the larger organizational ecosystem of urban communities.

Social Enterprise Fellows

Incoming Social Enterprise Fellows

We look forward to welcoming the following Fellows to SE@G in Fall 2019:

  • Robert Greenfield (MBA, Class of 2020)
  • Mariah Harris (MBA, Class of 2021)
  • Erin Lightfoot (MBA, Class of 2021)
  • Gillian Matteson (MBA, Class of 2021)
  • William McCauley (MBA, Class of 2021)
  • Anupama Tadanki (MBA, Class of 2021)

Social Enterprise Fellows Alumni

Class of 2019

  • Rhushi Bhadkamkar (MBA)
  • Arda Bulak (MBA)
  • Karina DeSousa (MBA)
  • Ted Keitzman (MBA)
  • Claire Pavlak (MBA)
  • Daria Preston (MBA/MPH)
  • Ariana Rubio (BBA)
  • Katie Sweeney (MBA)
  • Sharon Yu (BBA)


Class of 2018

  • Marisa Fang (MBA)
  • Sam Nerswick (MBA)
  • Gillian Robinson (MBA)
  • Ivena Santilair (BBA)
  • Cynthia Tassopoulos (MBA/MPH)
  • Kira Zagorc (BBA)


Class of 2017

  • Lauren Alcala (MBA)
  • Jane Cole (MBA)
  • Kiara Hinton (MBA)
  • Ruyi Jiang (MBA)
  • Julia Krauss (MBA/MPH)
  • Anna Navratil (MBA)
  • Sarah Olson (MBA)
  • Tanisha Raj (BBA)


Class of 2016

  • Jonathan Broide (MBA)
  • Susumu Handa (MBA)
  • Tara Mumford (MBA)
  • Emily Pugatchenko (MBA)
  • Hari Rajendran (MBA)
  • Mary Sanitato (MBA/MPH)
  • Mark Thomas (MBA/MPH)


Class of 2015

  • Prashant Anilkumar (MBA)
  • Kaili Delp (MBA)
  • Kathryn Gelder (MBA)
  • Jeffrey Kim (MBA)
  • Noah Marwil (MBA)
  • Jose Rosado (MBA)


Class of 2014

  • Holly Duncan (MBA)
  • Jesus Figueroa (MBA)
  • Evan Goldberg (MBA)
  • Will Goldin (MBA)
  • Bryant Lewis (MBA)
  • Brian Phelps (MBA)
  • Christine Pieton (MBA)
  • Mireille Sharp (MBA)


Class of 2013

  • Lindsay Wilkinson (MBA)


Class of 2012

  • Ben Mullenix (MBA)

Become a Socent Fellow

If you are applying to the business school’s full-time MBA program (one or two-year), please complete a fellows Application which includes two social enterprise specific essays.

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