Real World Opportunities
Recognizing that significant learning occurs outside the classroom, CASE offers a variety of activities for students interested in social entrepreneurship.
Small Business Consulting
Provides businesses and students the opportunity to work together in solving real-life business problems. Each year, about 20% of the Small Business Consulting program is composed of nonprofit organizations. Complete the application for Small Business Consulting.
Mentored Study in Entrepreneurship Program
A course designed for students who wish to experience a venture capital or entrepreneurial career path (whether or not they plan to be involved with such a venture in the near future). Get details on the course, requirements, and opportunities.
Fuqua on Board
Matches Fuqua students with Durham area nonprofit to serve as nonvoting board members during the course of the academic year. Learn more about the program and complete the application form for Fuqua on Board (Fuqua students and local nonprofits).
Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership
A strategic partnership between Duke University and the city of Durham. Each year, a number of Fuqua students act as consultants to the city on various planning and development projects. Visit the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership website for more details.
Community Involvement Opportunities
CASE and the Social Impact Club (SIC) receive numerous requests from local organizations looking for business student volunteers. View descriptions of volunteer positions, along with information on how you can get started.
The CASE Summer Internship Program enables first year Fuqua Daytime MBA students to participate in summer internships with nonprofit and governmental agencies to learn about social sector management without making a significant financial sacrifice by supplementing the often below-market salaried offered by nonprofit and government agencies. View Details on the CASE Summer Internship Program and download application form.
Do you have two hours available per week for six to eight weeks to make difference in the lives of Durham youth? Are you interested in impacting today's youth by teaching them about business, economics, and free enterprise? Fuqua’s Junior Achievement team needs volunteers who are passionate about helping bring the real world to elementary and middle school students, opening their minds to their potential. Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life.
Habitat for Humanity
The Fuqua community is sponsoring a “House that Fuqua Built” for 2006-7. Join us for “At Bat for Habitat” night at the Durham Bulls on August 23rd! To learn more about fundraising for or working on the House that Fuqua Built, contact the Social Impact Club.
Launched in 1991, the Student Teaching Entrepreneurship Program is a partnership between Duke's Fuqua School of Business and local high schools to enrich the business learning experience for at-risk students. The goal of the program is to provide meaningful hands-on business learning experiences and increase awareness of entrepreneurial career options. The program partners Duke MBA students with high school juniors and seniors, who must formulate business plans and “pitch” them to panels of judges.
Food, Clothing, and Blood Drives
The Social Impact Club organized a number of opportunities for students to give back without having to leave campus. Every term, students host the American Red Cross for a blood drive at Fuqua. Students also participate in the annual “Food Fight,” in which business schools across the country compete to see which school can collect the greatest amount of nonperishable food, which is then donated to local food banks. Periodically, students organize other drives such as a “spring cleaning” clothing drive and collections for major events such as Tsunami or Hurricane Relief funds.
Resources for Volunteering in the Triangle
Duke Community Service Center (or search specific volunteer opportunities)
The Volunteer Center of Durham
Triangle Impact, an affiliate of the Hands on Network
North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Action Withut Borders (Idealist.org) Online Volunteer Center (search under Durham, NC)