Social Impact beyond the classroom

Engaging in social impact at Stern means becoming part of a new generation of socially minded business leaders - one that will have a long-term impact on the health and prosperity of society. Building on the Social Impact core curriculum, Stern offers a variety of opportunities outside of the classroom to complement and enrich students' knowledge and experiences, and to broaden students' perspectives about the role of business in society.

Social Impact Fellows Program

Students who wish to enrich their experience beyond the classroom can apply to the Social Impact Fellows Program, which offers special programming and dedicated support from Stern faculty, staff, and upperclassmen student mentors. Building on the social impact core, and using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for exploring the biggest challenges facing society, Social Impact Fellows gain exposure to a diverse range of organizations working to achieve social and environmental impact – expanding their networks, skills and future career possibilities.

Social Impact Stipends

Students seeking to intern with a non-profit or government agency, or pursuing an early stage social venture can apply for funds each semester and over the summer to support their advancement. Apply here.

Book Club

Join us for the Stern Undergraduate College Book Club series.  Book Club offers an opportunity for students to connect with professors, staff, and fellow classmates in an informal setting, and to read a book for pleasure a few times each semester over lunch. Check out the Fall 2019 Book Club selections (both fiction and non-fiction options are available), and RSVP through Stern Life.

Student Clubs

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with socially responsible clubs at Stern, such as:
  • Net Impact
  • Economic Development Group
  • PrideCorp
  • Stern Women in Business
  • 180 Degrees Consulting
... and more!