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Career Resources

The Social Enterprise Initiative has compiled the information below as a guide to those embarking upon a social enterprise job search. Initiative staff members are also available for individual meetings with current HBS students and graduates.

Job Search Suggestions for MBA Students

Research the experience of fellow MBAs to identify potential organizations and opportunities of interest. Past summer fellowship descriptions can be found on the Social Enterprise Summer Fellowships web pages, and full reports are on reserve in the Baker Library Services Career Resources. Login is required to use the following resources:

  • Consult with a Career Coach with social enterprise expertise.
  • Leverage the experience of fellow students.
  • Search classcards to identify those who have worked in industries or organizations of interest.
  • Submit your resume in the Social Enterprise Club Resume Book.
  • Network within related student clubs and interest groups.
  • Utilize the MBA Career & Professional Development Industry Research tab.
  • Explore the Alumni Advisor Network. Suggested keywords: arts/culture; community/economic development; education; entertainment/leisure/culture; foundation/grant-making; general government; health services; international development/relief; other nonprofit; social services; or search by the name of particular organizations
  • Search the MBA Career Hub for social enterprise positions. (Suggested keywords: entertainment: arts/culture; government; nonprofit: community/economic development; nonprofit: education; nonprofit: foundations/grantmaking; nonprofit: international development/relief; nonprofit: other; nonprofit: religion; services: health related; services: social services; or search by the name of particular organizations)

Job Search Suggestions for MBA Students and Alumni

  • Leverage the organizations and individuals with whom you have had previous contact, whether in a professional or volunteer context.
  • Conduct baseline research and identify additional sources of information via the Social Enterprise Industry Research Guide.
  • Search the Alumni Career Hub for social enterprise positions. (Suggested keywords: entertainment: arts/culture; government; nonprofit: community/economic development; nonprofit: education; nonprofit: foundations/grantmaking; nonprofit: international development/relief; nonprofit: other; nonprofit: religion; services: health related; services: social services; or search by the name of particular organizations)
  • Additional resources through HBS partner organizations include:
    • Bridgestar, an initiative of The Bridgespan Group, working in concert with HBS, aims to help nonprofits build stronger organizations by facilitating the flow and effectiveness of passionate and highly skilled leaders into and within the nonprofit sector.
    • The MBA-Nonprofit Connection (MNC) is a national nonprofit organization that facilitates the placement of business school students and graduates in nonprofit jobs.