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Supporting Careers

Beyond the classroom, our career development, field-based learning, and community engagement programs bring together students, alumni, and organizations to focus on real-world challenges.

Leadership Fellows

The Leadership Fellows program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a select group of graduating students to experience high-impact management positions in nonprofit and public-sector organizations for one year at a competitive salary. The program provides social-sector organizations access to analytic and strategic talents of our MBAs and encourages emerging leaders to develop an understanding of the complexities of leading in the social sector.

Summer Fellows

The Summer Fellows Program enables students to apply their classroom training as they explore career opportunities in roles or regions where compensation is generally lower than the traditional MBA level.

The Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship is open to first-year MBA students who have exhibited leadership and an extraordinary commitment to working in the not-for-profit sector.

These provide second-year MBA students the opportunity to apply their skills to the real-world challenges facing social enterprises. Under faculty supervision, individuals or teams of students work on a project of strategic importance to the organization and report their recommendations at the end of the term.

The Nonprofit/Public Sector Loan Repayment Assistance Program supports graduates in pursuing career paths in the nonprofit and public sectors which often have compensation levels below the MBA average.


students have participated in the Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship program


Leadership Fellows with 93 organizations since 2001