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. Its members learn to recognize multiple poverties from one another in the classroom and from individuals and organizations that encounter poverties first hand. Students respond to knowledge gained in the classroom and through collaborative partnerships by engaging in action to alleviate poverty.
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!
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.
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.