University of Texas at Austin
Members of LIFT for the Social Innovation Initiative.

Experiential Learning

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Outside The Classroom

Graduate Student Organizations

Graduate Student Organizations

Graduate Affiliated Student Groups

These groups are directly sponsored by or work in close partnership with the Social Innovation Initiative.

Net Impact

Net Impact is an international organization that “mobilizes next-generation leaders to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world.” The UT McCombs chapter organizes networking and career events around social impact and sustainability.

CleanTech

CleanTech brings together interested MBA students and provides them with resources to learn, network and succeed in future sustainability and renewable energy careers.

Board Fellows

The McCombs Board Fellows places select MBA students on local nonprofit boards as non-voting members for one year. In return for this learning opportunity, the Board Fellows each complete an in-depth project for their nonprofit.

Social Impact Internship Fund

The Social Impact Internship Fund (SIIF) is a peer-created fund that provides financial support for MBA students pursuing internships in the social impact space. MBA students offer support by pledging a “day of pay” from their own internship salaries to benefit SIIF fellows pursuing careers in fields such as sustainability, nonprofit and other nontraditional sectors. The SIIF encourages MBA students to pursue social impact careers by lowering the financial burden of entering less lucrative internships in social impact as compared to traditional paths such as consulting and technology.


Undergraduate Student Organizations

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Undergraduate Affiliated Student Groups 

These groups are directly sponsored by or work in close partnership with the Social Innovation Initiative.

Sustainability Investment Group

The Sustainability Investment Group (SIG) educates undergraduate students on sustainable investing practices and provides hands on experience through fund management and company evaluation based on environmental, social, and governance – or ESG – investing factors in a variety of industries. 

Undergraduate Recommended Student Groups

These organizations offer great resources related to social and/or environmental impact. 

Capital Community

Capital Community is a student-run nonprofit that promotes personal finance education to help underserved communities. The organization is open to students from all majors at UT.

Consult Your Community

Consult Your Community is a nationwide, student-run nonprofit organization that provides pro-bono consulting services for low-income and minority-owned, local businesses.

Texas Global Business and Microfinance Brigades

Texas Global Business and Microfinance Brigades is part of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. They're one of seven Global Brigades chapters active across the Forty Acres that, along with chapters at other universities across the US, seeks to implement health, economic, and education initiatives to strategically meet development goals in communities across the developing world.

Texas Enactus

Texas Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.