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MIT Sloan strives to create leaders in the world, for the world. There is nowhere more apparent than in the realm of international development. We have engineers, entrepreneurs, consultants, development experts, professors and investors all striving to create an ecosystem that promotes international development.
The Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development (SEID) is a student-led organization that shares this vision. We are a group of over 130 students who seek to drive sustainable global development through entrepreneurship, by fostering productive collaborations between students and new ventures in emerging markets and by raising awareness of current challenges and success models.
Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development (SEID) is the intersection of international development and entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan. We host action learning projects with entrepreneurs worldwide, provide career support for MBAs, and gather academic and extracurricular resources for international development.
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Abhinab is a MBA candidate at MIT Sloan. Prior to Sloan, Abhinab co-founded Biruwa Ventures, Nepal’s first shared office space and startup incubator – Biruwa Ventures. (more…)
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Curt Cannon is a first year MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to coming to Sloan, Curt worked for five years as a management consultant for the Monitor Group (more…)
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Lillian Chen is a first-year MBA student at MIT Sloan. She studied political science at Yale College then worked in strategy consulting at the Monitor Group for several years, advising both (more…)
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Irene is pursuing a joint MPP/MBA degree at the Harvard Kennedy School and MIT Sloan. She focuses on private sector investment and development as well as inclusive growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently, (more…)
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Gena is having a blast as a first-year MBA student and a VP of Events for SEID. She rejects the theory that MBAs either dominate or save the world – these are not mutually exclusive options! (more…)
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A first-year MBA at Sloan, Sarah focuses on sustainability, supply chains and market-based solutions to poverty. Prior to Sloan, Sarah worked at Oxfam America, supporting global food security (more…)
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Having been raised in a privileged Jersey suburb of NYC, the troubling realities of the developing world stuck with him, motivating him to pursue a bachelor’s in Community Health at Tufts (more…)
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Francisco comes from a professional background in humanitarian interventions and small business development. He worked for seven years for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (more…)
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Before Sloan, Shahrukh worked with Credit Suisse in Singapore where he analyzed, valued and quantified strategic investment decisions of high net worth clients while also managing multiple (more…)
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Prior to Sloan, Suneira worked for CGAP/World Bank on financial inclusion with a focus on India. Prior to that, she worked for WaterHealth, a clean water social enterprise and also undertook (more…)
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Roohi Rustum is a first-year Master’s in Business Administration student at the Sloan School of Management. She received her Bachelors of Arts in both Biology and English from Yale College, (more…)
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Prior to Sloan, David was a management consultant at Accenture where he helped companies to improve their market positions and build competitive strategies in multiple countries in (more…)
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Prior to Sloan, Averil Spencer was the Executive Director of VOICE 4 Girls, an innovative life skills program for adolescent girls in low-income communities in India. As the Executive Director, (more…)
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Nadia is a dual degree student between MIT Sloan’s MBA program and Harvard Kennedy School’s MPP program. Before coming to Sloan, Nadia was working for a public accelerator in (more…)
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Tim is passionate about using data to drive sustainable impact in global health and development. Prior to Sloan, Tim worked for Innovations for Poverty Action in Kenya, leading data collection (more…)
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in a SEID project
as a SEID member to find out about events, job opportunities, grants, and competitions related to international development
to the broader social enterprise / international development ecosystem
with SEID as an entrepreneur and work with us on a project.
MIT offers a number of extraordinary
Almost every class from finance, marketing, operations, communications, entrepreneurship, economics, etc. is applicable to a career in International Development. The skills and knowledge necessary to build and manage a company in the developed world are the same as those needed in International Development. In this context, the list of courses below are just a small sampling of what we learn, explore, and do at MIT Sloan. Additionally, there are other courses across MIT and Harvard.
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Career paths in international development span a variety of industries and functional roles. To navigate this diverse pool of opportunities, Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development together with Sloan Career Development Office provide a variety of resources and networks to students interested in careers in international development, including:
– Career panels featuring current students and seasoned professionals. We offer these early in the fall semester and focus the discussion on the skill sets and ways and timing to get involved
– Speaker series
– Visits to social enterprises, international organizations, non-profits, financial institutions, and other organizations in the development field
– Networking events
– Regular job postings in the weekly SEID newsletter
– A resume book where visiting employers who are looking for students interested in social impact and international development can easily find SEID members information
Overview of our
What are SEID Projects?
Each year, SEID manages the execution of more than 15 projects that connect first-year Sloan MBA students to social enterprises across the world to tackle key organizational questions and challenges. Teams of 4-5 Sloan students work together throughout the semester with their host Organization through and often use the winter break to travel and work on-site with their host Organization. Projects cover a range of functions, from market entry strategy to operational process improvements, geographies, and industries and our Projects VPs aim to match students and organizations based on interests and profiles. SEID Projects truly embody the heart of SEID, as we aim to further entrepreneurship in international development through targeted business collaboration for unique social enterprises around the world.
How are SEID Projects different from G-Lab / S-Lab / D-Lab and other project-based classes?
SEID Projects differ from these classes in three ways:
1. Unlike the classes, SEID projects are entirely student-led. This offers SEID teams unique flexibility in terms of scheduling meetings and work time, but it also means that there is no formal faculty intervention or grading.
2. While travel opportunities are usually a big reason students choose to participate, travel to work onsite with the entrepreneur is neither expected nor subsidized, and is arranged on a case by case basis with the entrepreneur.
3. SEID projects are open to first year students during their first semester, offering them an immediate opportunity to gain experience in consulting, entrepreneurship, emerging markets, and social impact.
Applications for entrepreneurs to work with a SEID team on a Project during Fall 2015 will be available soon.
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If you wish to join SEID and be included on our weekly email, which includes updates on upcoming events, competitions, grants, and job opportunities, please contact the current SEID officers at email@example.com.