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Engage with SEI

SEI facilitates connections and conversations among people and organizations working for the public good. Explore below to learn more about connecting with SEI and staying abreast of our activities.


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Connect with SEI


Are you a Booth student or alumnus and would like to be more engaged in the social sector? Connect with the Booth social sector community through the SEI LinkedIn Group »


Give to SEI


The Social Enterprise Initiative programs and activities depend on gifts and endowments. Since no tuition dollars are used, the center relies heavily on alumni and friends to support its efforts.

To make a contribution, please visit the online giving page and select "Social Enterprise Initiative" from the dropdown menu. In the Special Instructions field, enter "Support SEI." Thank you.

Sponsor Programs and Events

We invite you to become involved with our wide array of programs and events, including:

For questions on supporting SEI, email us at


Partner with SEI


Nonprofit organizations and for-profit social ventures partner with Chicago Booth, SEI, and MBA students in a variety of ways.

Chicago Booth students work directly with nonprofit organizations and for-profit social ventures in Chicago and internationally to provide strategic consulting advice. The organization is able to tap a knowledgeable resource on a pro bono or low-bono basis, and Chicago Booth students are able to gain valuable experience.

  • The Social Enterprise Lab course is an experiential learning course during which Chicago Booth students enrolled in the course work with a nonprofit on a specific strategic issue to provide a recommendation.

  • Many Chicago Booth student groups work with local nonprofit organizations though their student clubs, including Net Impact (education focused only), Booth Social Impact (any industry/location), and the International Development Group (international organizations only). Learn more about social impact focused student groups at Chicago Booth and their consulting opportunities. Email SEI to express interest in working with a student MBA team on a strategic issue for your nonprofit or social impact for-profit.

Chicago Booth MBA students and alumni are interested in giving back though board service opportunities, and the Social Enterprise Initiative offers a series of programs to support that interest. Nonprofits can connect with Chicago Booth alumni and students through these programs, including:

  • Alumni Board Connect

  • Net Impact student group’s Board Fellows program

  • An annual conference focused on board service for Booth student and alumni, as well as nonprofit executive directors.

To express interest in connecting with Booth alumni and students for board service opportunities, email us. To post a board service opportunity for viewing by Booth MBA students and alumni, use Global Talent Solutions.

Chicago Booth offers a unique discipline-based education that prepares our alumni for the challenges facing the social sector. If you are interested in recruiting from the talented pool of Chicago Booth students or alumni for internship, part-time or full-time roles, please visit Recruit at Booth for Social Impact, or contact Melanie Scarlata or Katherine Darius.


Contact SEI


Social Enterprise Initiative
The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773.834.5615

For more information, email SEI.

Understanding social sector dynamics. Educating leaders. Supporting social impact.

The Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business supports the aspirations of students and alumni to impact societal issues and furthers research on how institutions help solve social problems. Through ongoing curricular development, alumni and student programming, and support of faculty pursuits, SEI builds on Chicago Booth's commitment to rigorous analysis and its discipline-based approach to understanding organizations, markets, and policy.

© 2017 Chicago Booth: Social Enterprise Initiative