What does the SEA membership look like?

Since its inception SEA's student membership has grown 400% and almost every week students participate in speaker series, networking events and career presentations. SEA students have a range of backgrounds, functional expertise and particular career interests. Some students wish to make social enterprise their career while others wish to pursue more traditional career paths and become socially involved. Either way, Stern has a place for you.

Who are the members?

More than 25% of full time MBAs are members of SEA. 17% of members intend to pursue a social enterprise job immediately after graduation while 41% are actively considering a switch into  social enterprise later in their career.

Most popular areas of student interest?

  • International Development
  • Energy / Sustainability / Greening
  • CSR & Cause Marketing
  • Social Entreprenurship & Nonprofit Managment
  • Nonprofit Consulting
  • Social Venture Capital and Impact Investing
  • Healthcare Access
  • Education

What is SEA's role on campus?

SEA's mission is to provide resources students need to use their business skills to solve social problems.  To fulfill its mission, SEA is responsible for curricular and co-curricular programming including the development of new classes in partnership with the faculty, administration of the Social Impact Internship Fund, running Speaker Series, and hosting a variety of social events - including our flagship event, Think Social, Drink Local.  SEA is a community of like-minded students interested in taking advantage of all the opportunities NYC has to offer!

What social enterprise courses are offered at Stern?

Stern offers many courses on social enterprise-related topics, such as Energy and the Environment, Non-Profit Capital Markets, and the International Social Impact Strategies, to name a few.  For a complete list, visit the courses page.

These courses contribute to the Social Impact and Innovation specialization and are taught by Stern's world class faculty and visiting experts from their respective fields.  Stern students also have the opportunity to take up to 25% of their electives classes at other NYU schools, such as the Wagner School of Public Service.

I am interested in social enterprise, but I plan to pursue a more traditional career immediately following school.  Is SEA a club for me?

SAbsolutely! Students join SEA for many reasons - to learn, to build their network for the future, to accelerate a career in social enterprise upon graduation, or just to attend some of the best social events of the year.  Our diversity is what makes our club great.