Find Your Best Fit
Our partner organizations and professionals are valued and crucial for our students’ learning and impact in social ventures. Through our diversity of programs and opportunities, partner organizations can host Summer Fellows, work with a student consulting team through Social Enterprise Consulting (local) or Project Pyamid (global), as well as engage as speakers and partners in academic year events.
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Specific Ways To Engage
Social Enterprise Consulting
We believe that poverty is a personal problem for everyone, and the purpose of the Social Enterprise Consulting (SEc) group is to provide concrete opportunities for students to leverage their individual strengths and skill sets in order to positively contribute to a proactive solution. The SEc matches students with social enterprises with real strategic, development, human capital, or operational needs, trains them on how to be responsible partners, and supports them throughout their consulting engagement.
Project Pyramid, a Vanderbilt University organization, creates a community that addresses issues of poverty in an interdisciplinary classroom and through sustained partnerships with local and international organizations. Partner organizations collaborate with students throughout the semester, and students visit the organization over spring break. Organizations determine the scope of the project before the consultants are assigned, ensuring that the results will be relevant and useful. Partnership with Project Pyramid provides fresh insight, data-driven analysis, and actionable recommendations.
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 or host a trek to engage with peers, alumni, professionals, and organizations creating market-based solutions for social impact!
TFC Summer Fellowships provide stipends and student-support to allow organizations with a focus on social impact to host summer Vanderbilt University graduate interns. The TFC Summer Fellowships program matches students and organizations based on studies, experience, and goals, allowing students to gain valuable work experience and organizations to gain access to top students.
Connect with Our Director
Meet with TFC Director Mario Avila to determine best fit and opportunities to partner and learn about the work our students are leading on and off campus.