Beyond the classroom, SEI offers a portfolio of career development, field-based learning, and community engagement programs designed to bring together students, alumni, and organizations to focus on real-world challenges while providing the opportunity for individuals to tailor their engagement based on their specific goals.
These programs have enabled students and alumni to explore an expanded array of career paths. Over the years, more than 1,200 MBA students have pursued the Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship program and 125 have taken part in the prestigious HBS Leadership Fellows program.
Who Gets That Opportunity Right Out of Business School?
HBS Leadership Fellows alumni Clive Chang, MBA 2011; Alice Fabiano, MBA 2011; Whitney Petersmeyer Segneri, MBA 2010; Basilia Yao, MBA 2006; and Michael Louis, MBA 2011 talk about their experiences in the year-long program and its impact on their careers.
Matt Segneri Government Innovation Team, Bloomberg PhilanthropiesSummer Fellow, Leadership FellowMBA 2010
“I think that pursuing an MBA is the ideal path for someone interested in social enterprise.”
Shannah Varon Executive Director, Boston Collegiate Charter SchoolGoldsmith Fellow, Summer FellowMBA 2009
“I knew I wanted to be a school superintendent one day, and that I'd need good management and problem-solving skills. That's what brought me here.”
Stephen Chan Chief of Staff, The Boston FoundationSummer Fellow, Leadership FellowMBA/MPA 2009
“...I am able to draw on my HBS general management training to lead organization-wide strategy and operations planning...”
Brian Elliot Founder and Board Chair, FriendfactorSummer Fellow, Social Entrepreneurship FellowMBA 2008
“My internship experience within the Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship program was a crucial one for my professional and personal growth. It has had a longstanding impact on my career choices and path. ”
Cindy KoHead of Asia-Pacific, EndeavorSummer Fellow, Leadership FellowMBA 2005
“Making a difference in the world, as cliché as it sounds, is a fundamental value that drives my career.”
Katie Cunningham Managing Director of Recruitment, Teach for AmericaSummer Fellow, Leadership FellowMBA 2003
“...where I'm at right now is a great intersection of management, strategy, and marketing, and it's very concrete in terms of goals.”
Rob Zeaske Executive Director, Second Harvest HeartlandLeadership FellowMBA 2002
“In the Leadership Fellows program I had a fantastic opportunity to work in a senior cross-functional position in one of the leading nonprofits in the country, Mercy Corps.”
Kevin Hall President and CEO, Charter School Growth FundGoldsmith FellowMBA 1996
“We are trying to build the capital market to help high-performing charters grow.”