SEI October 2014 Newsletter In This Issue ▪ From the Founder & Executive Director▪ Faculty Spotlight▪ Citizen Schools Spotlight▪ Lecture Series S

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SEI October 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue

From the Founder & Executive Director
Faculty Spotlight
Citizen Schools Spotlight
Lecture Series Spotlight
News & Spotlight
Upcoming Events
Alumni Corner
Contact Us

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From the Founder & Executive Director

Principles for High Impact BOGO Design

by Dennis R. Shaughnessy

The so-called “buy one, give one” business model has increased in popularity recently. There are both good (empowering, efficient) and bad (disenfranchising, inefficient) BOGO business models. Consider the Warby Parker model as an example of the good kind >> read more


Faculty Spotlight

Organized Confusion: Dominican Republic & Cuba Field Study 2014

by Gordon Adomdza, PhD., Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, D'Amore McKim School of Business

“Wait, why is socialism bad again?” I bet I heard someone say that or was it a quiet voice at the back of my head? We were walking away from an art store to our bus in a small community in Las Terrazas, in Artemisa province in Cuba. >> read more

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Lecture Series Spotlight

Interview with David Kyle
Founder of Impact Business Leaders
conducted by Ali Matalon

My international experience began when I was 11 years old when my father moved our family from suburban New York to Latin America. In the following years I lived in Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Colombia and Mexico. After going to international high schools abroad I went to Trinity College and then Johns Hopkins School of International Studies (SAIS) >> read more


Citizen Schools Spotlight

One-on-One Coaching with 8th Grade Academy
by Marisa Kallenberger

"One major benefit to our students is exposure to additional caring adults who model dreams to which our students aspire.”

For the 4th year in a row, Northeastern’s Social Enterprise Institute is partnering with Citizen Schools. As a part of the 8th Grade Academy (8GA) Writing Coach Program, Northeastern students volunteer their time to serve as mentors... >> read more


Jenni Perez Maneis (back center) conducting eye exams in El Caño | "Sharing sight, unearthing beauty" by Miranda Beggin

News & Spotlight

Building a Better Future through BuildOn
by Dennis Shaughnessy
Earlier in the year, I had the pleasure of attending a dinner in Boston held by an organization called BuildOn. I sat with its founder and CEO, Jim Ziolkowski, and during the evening met numerous students from Boston’s inner city schools who were on their way to Malawi to build a school... >> read more

“Doing good and doing well do not have to be mutually exclusive.”
by Colin Applegate
Growing up I always had an underlying desire for service. >> read more

Notes from the Field: Threads of Peru
by Harrison Ackerman It’s 3:15 on a Saturday morning and I quietly close the door of my Cusco apartment behind me. >> read more

Sharing sight, unearthing beauty
by Miranda Beggin
"The students and the Northeastern staff arrived in the Dominican Republic bearing 1,500 pairs of reading glasses... >> read more

Boxing Out Barriers
Northeastern's Room to Read Chapter participates in the International day of the girl.
by Eesha Ramanujam
Bystanders pause to look, and the students standing behind the table offer a sign that reads, “Education for girls matters because…” >> read more


Upcoming Events

SEI Lecture Series: Root Capital
Thursday, November 6th
135 Shillman, 5:00- 6:00 p.m. >> more info

SEI Student Association
Calling all student leaders! Sign up for Student Leadership Day >> register here

Global Entrepreneurship Week
November 17-20th >> more info
SEI will host: Business Consulting for Survival Entrepreneurs in Slums and Townships | November 18 | 1:30 p.m. | 333 CSC
Investing in Entrepreneurship for Social Impact | November 19 | 1:00 p.m. | 333 CSC

Thursday, November 20th
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
NEXPO is Northeastern's premier entrepreneurship exposition. The culmination of Global Entrepreneurship Week, NEXPO will feature IDEA startups, product-based research projects, business ideas and an Entrepreneurship Pavilion. >> register here



Volunteer with BuildOn's partner high school students
Saturday, November 15
Contact Emily Turner for more information

SAP and Net Impact: Impactathon
In partnership with software leader SAP, Net Impact’s Impactathon is a lively, 1-day innovation challenge that combines design thinking and social impact. Over the course of a day, teams of students and professionals will come up with creative solutions to a local issue related to education. No prior experience necessary – and it's free!
Apply here.

Clinton Global Initiative University: make a commitment, earn a spot! Apply here.

Become a Campus Advocate for Change with One Acre Fund! Apply here.

Plus Acumen Free Online Courses!
Check it out here.

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Alumni Corner

Interview with Esther Chou: Global Citizen Year
Conducted by Ali Matalon

I moved to San Francisco in January to work with a social enterprise called Global Citizen Year. Since then, I’ve been re-learning how to ride a bike (mostly up giant, insurmountable hills), adapting to the harsh weather, and discovering all the reasons why I love the diversity of California... >> read more

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Disclaimer: The content of this newsletter is developed by undergraduate students. Submissions are solicited and in some cases edited by students, with the guidance of SEI staff. Nothing herein has been specifically endorsed by the DMSB.

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