Social Impact Fellows
Social Impact Fellows Program
The Social Impact Fellows program builds on NYU Stern’s Social Impact Core Curriculum, providing an opportunity for motivated students of all class years to deepen their classroom experience, build a community of students and mentors who share their interests, and explore issues of sustainable business at Stern and in the wider New York City community. Through a four-year progression, Fellows have the opportunity to expand their networks, build the skills needed to thrive as well-rounded leaders in today’s complex world, and cultivate their own sense of purpose.
In the spring, First and Second year Fellows explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for the biggest challenges facing society, and learn about how businesses can thrive while creating economic, social and environmental value. During the fall, Junior and Senior Fellows turn their focus inwards, debating timely topics in the news, exploring their own values and purpose, and considering how these questions apply to their longer-term careers and lives. Upper class-year students may also serve as mentors to the first-year Fellows.
Social impact Fellows Program: Antiracism
These sessions offer an opportunity – a first step - for students to begin a personal journey to explore racism in America (particularly the history of slavery in the U.S., its impact on the development of commerce and institutions in the U.S., and the current existing levels of racism) and the need for antiracist policies that reduce racial inequity. Led by Professor Rex Mixon, sessions will include presentations and discussions (including breakout rooms) on readings and videos by Professors Camara Jones, Dolly Chugh, and Ibram X. Kendi.
Eligibility: Any student registered for LBS or PRL during the Fall 2020 semester. Participants are limited to 40 students (maybe 50 max).
Sessions: All sessions on Zoom. Eight sessions via Zoom on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 am, or 11:00 to 12:15 pm (time depends on the student interest), from September 23 through November 11.
Social impact Fellows Program: 2020 is a year without parallel
A global pandemic, mass protests against systemic racism, and the upcoming seminal U.S. presidential election will forever alter how we regard our structures and institutions. As students enter their second half of college, this program provides a space to analyze and discuss this unprecedented series of current events, and consider how they will shape our lives and careers. Each session will be a group debate revolving around general questions, led by Professor April Gu and featuring a guest faculty member.
Eligibility: Juniors and Seniors. Selected participants pledge to attend as many sessions as they are able. With active participation, the Social Impact Fellows will formulate nuanced perspectives on these complex topics and enhance their critical thinking and public speaking abilities.
Sessions: All sessions on Zoom and time will depending on student and professor availability, from mid-September through early December.