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Rolling Applications: Social Entrepreneur Corps

The Social Entrepreneur Corps offers students the real world opportunity to work side-by-side with and learn from practicing social entrepreneurs in Latin America. They have been leading innovative and dynamic impact immersion programs for 10 years and over 1,000 participants have joined programs in The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Applications are accepted on a rolling invitation process, but a limited number of opportunities are available. Apply now for maximum program availability.

Rolling Applications: Design for Social Innovation at SVA

Design for Social Innovation at SVA is the first MFA program in the rapidly growing field of social impact design. The program was created as a path for designers who want to lead strategic work within business, government, or the nonprofit sector to solve social and environmental problems, and for people from other fields who want to master design as a process for driving positive social impact. Applicants will be notified one month after the application is submitted. 

Rolling Applications: Inspiring Capital Undergraduate Social Enterprise Summer Training Institute

This is a terrific program for exceptional undergrads looking for potential career paths in social impact. The program runs for 10 weeks (June 13- early August) in NYC, including an 8 week consulting externship alongside an MBA at one of Inspiring Capital’s clients. During one day a week and the 2 final weeks, participants will follow a professional development curriculum with workshops, 60+ industry speakers, and MBA-level courses in a variety of sector-relevant topics. 

April 29-30: SEEED Summit , Brown University

The 5th annual SEEED Summit is a leading national conference for social entrepreneurs, impact investors and business and community leaders committed to social innovation. This year’s conference theme is “Growing Businesses with Impact.” The conference will explore the unique challenges facing a social enterprise at three stages of growth, with half day modules devoted to launching, growing and transforming an enterprise. There will also be free coaching, lunchtime roundtable discussions, and a pitch competition.

April 30: Application Deadline for Social Impact Summer

This 8-week program challenges students to develop the skills to build and lead mission-centered social impact institutions. Each cohort is comprised of 10 students and 1 Program Leader, with each participant placed in a 30hr/week professional internship with a social impact institution working in their field (education, agriculture, public health, etc).

June 13-15: Deshpande Symposium, Lowell, Massachusetts 

The Deshpande Symposium is a gathering of like-minded practitioners focused on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship across the college and university environment. The Symposium provides a venue for attendees to learn from each other’s experiences; to gain wider exposure for their ideas, successes and start-ups; and to collaborate on activities that increase innovation and entrepreneurship in their academic communities.

June 15: Application Deadline for Mills Cities Leadership Institute

Mills Cities Leadership Institute (MCLI)’s community-based, experiential approach empowers leaders by going beyond classroom walls. This ten month leadership institute includes site visits with leaders across Lowell and Lawrence; group learning activities, discussion, and feedback with a talented, diverse class; and the opportunity to launch new “leadership commitments” inside and outside your workplace. After graduation, students will become a member of the MCLI alumni network for future networking and support. Throughout MCLI student will get to know themselves and their community better while strengthening key leadership abilities.

June 20-26: Maine Startup & Create Week, Portland, ME

With 75 events over 7 days, get inspired to think big, be bold and take risks. Challenge yourself to grow your business and take it to the next level while meeting diverse participants including innovators, investors and supporters. Attend keynote sessions and panels and participate in workshops to develop the skills and the know-how to start or scale your business or advance your career.

August 12: Application Deadline for Free Access to Natural Products Expo East

The Natural Products MBAssadors program gives a select group of MBA students from around the country the opportunity to attend Natural Products Expo East for free. This event is one of the leading food industry trade shows and takes place September 22-24, 2016 in Baltimore.