SEC encourages nonprofits, public organizations, and businesses with a social purpose to recruit on campus, sponsor career-related or social events, and participate as speakers at social enterprise conferences and events.

Sponsor an Event

The Social Enterprise Club’s success depends largely on the support of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that share our social purpose. Organizations that have sponsored conferences and career panels in the past include Merck, Honest Tea, American Express Foundation, Centerbridge, and Bain and Company (with Bridgespan), to name a few. To sponsor an event, please contact columbiasocialenterprise@gmail.com.

Speak on a Panel

The Social Enterprise Club invites individuals who work in the field to speak at a lunch time panel or at our annual Social Enterprise Conference. Our members can benefit from career-related advice and hearing about experiences with social enterprise issues from the field. To find out more about previous social enterprise conferences and panelists, or to participate in one of our conferences, please contact columbiasocialenterprise@gmail.com.

Recruit on Campus

Members of the Social Enterprise Club have a broad array of career interests of appeal to potential employers. These include nonprofit management and consulting, for-profit and nonprofit entrepreneurial social endeavors, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and corporate philanthropy, social venture capital and venture philanthropy, foundations, international development and microfinance, government and public finance, arts management, renewable energy, healthcare, education and community development.


Organizations looking to recruit MBAs or to participate in career events can:


distribute job postings online, for all Columbia MBA students and alumni;

contact the Social Enterprise Club columbiasocialenterprise@gmail.com;

access the Social Enterprise resume book (a password protected pdf, available by contacting columbiasocialenterprise@gmail.com);

contact the Career Management Center to recruit at Columbia Business School; and

contact the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise for alumni and student referrals.