Career Development

The TFC seeks to prepare students for social impact careers. We’re excited to connect you with resources, skills-building, and experiential opportunities.

ADVISING HOURS WITH TFC DIRECTOR, MARIO AVILA

On Thursdays, TFC Director Mario Avila holds office hours to speak with students about their future careers and how to leverage time in graduate school to gain exposure to opportunities in social impact work. Schedule time to meet with Mario in his office at Owen.
Mario has been an invaluable resource for developing the confidence to go after less available opportunities.”
– Student Feedback from Office Hours

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TFC TREKS

TFC Treks are student-led experiential learning trips with interdisciplinary groups of Vanderbilt graduate students. The goal of these experiences is to connect students with a variety of cross-sector approaches to social entrepreneurship in different cities. Join a trek to engage with peers, alumni, professionals, and organizations creating market-based solutions for social impact!

Read about last year’s TFC Treks here.

More information for Treks 2017-2018 coming soon!

SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS

Through TFC Summer Fellowships, Vanderbilt University graduate students bring their expertise and education into meaningful action with partner organizations focused on social enterprise, which may not otherwise devote resources to interns. In partnership with TFC leadership, students seek and match with partner organizations based on fit to gain valuable work experience integrating business and social impact, while receiving a stipend and support from the TFC.

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