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Social Enterprise Career Resources

Quick snapshot of different areas of social enterprise.
For a conceptual discussion of the definition of Social Enterprise, please see Professor Ray Horton’s “Thoughts on the Meaning of Social Enterprise”.

These resources are only a starting point for your search. Please feel free to add resources that you think are missing on this wiki, or send your suggested changes to: socialenterprise@gsb.columbia.edu

Education | HealthcareArts Management | Community DevelopmentResources for Nonprofit Board Leadership Program

Social Finance (Venture Philanthropy / Social Venture-Capital / Impact Investing / CDFIs / SRI)

Social Entrepreneurship & SME Development | Microfinance & BOP | Investors (PE and VC)Multilaterals & Funding Organizations | Consulting

Direct Service Providers / Field Work | Multinationals & Public / Private Partnerships

  • Sustainability (Green Business) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

General ManagementMarketingNon-ProfitsCarbon FinanceVenture CapitalRenewable EnergyBiofuelsReal EstateConsulting | Government/Regulation | Transportation

Additional Resources:

Advice from CBS students and alumni about the job search and other topics.

Cover letter and resume advice

Net Impact career center and career webinar archives (may require paid membership, but this enables a discount for their annual conference in November, which is highly recommended for MBA students)

Summer Fellowship information session presentation (300 KB PDF) 

Inside Scoop on Social Enterprise and Energy: Career Management Presenations on resources including alumni career coaches.Video of Inside Scoop panel in 2013.

The More than Money Careers (MTMC) Opportunities Map (PDF), occasional blog posts, and the MTMC "Netflix" site - an overview of the career search process. Most of these topics are covered by Columbia Business School's Career Management Center and it's online resources (for free!).e.g. timeline of enterprise search activites, effective use of LinkedIn, and other networking resources including past internships and full time placement database and resume books.

The Walk of Life consulting and sustainability careers site and blog, and focus toolkit (PDF), and articles in Greenbiz by Shannon Houde.

Note: specific job postings are distributed by club newsletters, and posted on COIN.