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Experiential Learning

Our innovative, experiential programs make the city your classroom and your key to professional success.

The Office of Student Engagement runs a range of programs that expand your perspective and explore your potential to create value for the world through business. Taking advantage of Stern’s location at the center of global business, the Office of Student Engagement connects you with opportunities to tackle real business challenges and to transform ideas into action that makes an impact on a broad scale. Programs include:
  • Stern Consulting Corps (SCC) - Since its inception in 2002, the Stern Consulting Corps (SCC) has partnered thousands of students with prominent non-profit and for-profit organizations to help make a lasting business-driven impact. SCC students learn how to solve complex business problems, from problem definition to final client presentation, while simultaneously working on their live consulting project. This hands-on experiential learning opportunity allows students to work in teams to tackle a critical business issue or opportunity while applying the skills, tools and frameworks they are learning in the classroom. Past partners have included Carnegie Hall, City Harvest, International Rescue Committee and Step Up Women's Network. 
  • Stern Signature Projects - Stern Signature Projects provide specifically tailored opportunities for students to extend their MBA education beyond the classroom by deepening their understanding and engagement with a specific subject, idea and/or industry. Past Stern Signature Project teams have partnered with leading NYU faculty on cutting-edge research to help solve real world problems and supported entrepreneurs domestically and in developing countries across a range of industries.  Stern Signature Projects offer a tremendous opportunity for students to take even greater personal ownership of their educational and professional development at Stern.
  • Board Fellows Program - Select students serve on the boards of NYC-based nonprofit organizations for nine-month fellowships. Fellows act as non-voting members, work on committees and complete a strategic project for the board. Board Fellows partners have included the Alzheimer's Association of New York, The Fresh Air Fund and Grow NYC.

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Stern Consulting Corps partnered with Jersey City's Economic Development Corporation. Read more in the Financial Times.

New Board Fellows
Hear students talk about their time as Board Fellows, the strategic governance projects they completed, and what they learned from their experiences.

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Hear students talk about their experiences from the Stern Signature Project: Unique ID, India.