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Kellogg students expand their education while making a meaningful social impact. Kellogg offers a wide variety of clubs, events and competitions where students can test their skills and use their talents to solve significant problems using high impact solutions. Here are some of the ways students can get involved to shape a better world.

Student Clubs

Kellogg has more than 12 social impact focused student clubs, with over 75% of students participating in them.

Net Impact Club

Dedicated to promoting social impact at Kellogg, the Kellogg Net Impact Club is an official chapter of the national organization, Net Impact. It also serves as a lead facilitator of the entire Net Impact Community at Kellogg.

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Evening & Weekend Net Impact Club

The Evening & Weekend Impact Club is similar to the main Net Impact Club but focused on providing programming specifically for the Evening & Weekend students. Most of the events are held downtown in Chicago.

Education Industry Club

The Education Industry Club raises awareness about education reform, supports students seeking education-related careers and provides hands-on experience for working in education.

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Emerging Markets Club

The Emerging Markets Club builds students’ competencies in growing markets, educates them on interdependencies of global economies and connects them with job opportunities in emerging markets.

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Energy Club

The Energy Club provides educational, professional and networking opportunities that help Kellogg students develop successful careers in the energy industry.

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Habitat for Humanity (Kellogg chapter)

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry actively eliminating poverty and homelessness from the world.

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Youth Mentoring Club

Through the Youth Mentoring Club, students provide volunteer mentoring to students at Chicago’s Holy Angels School.

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Kellogg Cares

Kellogg Cares raises awareness of community issues and organizes service events for the Kellogg community.

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Kellogg Connections

Kellogg Connections is a mentoring program for Evanston Township High School students. The program aims to help students build skills, prepare for college and career, and connect beyond their existing networks.

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Kellogg Corps

Kellogg Corps is the international pro-bono consulting organization for the Kellogg School. Kellogg Corps helps social impact-oriented organizations achieve their goals by fostering long-term relationships and providing short-term volunteers capable of lending meaningful business support.

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Kellogg Impact Consulting

Kellogg Impact Consulting matches teams of Kellogg students with Chicago nonprofits and socially responsible entrepreneurs who are looking for assistance with a specific business problem.

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Public Policy Club

The Public Policy Club fosters greater understanding of and appreciation for the myriad ways in which business and public policy interact.

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Social Venture HUB

HUB builds a strong, interconnected community of students interested in launching social enterprises or supporting classmates who are working on social ventures.

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Social Impact events explore a wide array of topics in the space and unite the community.

Kellogg on Growth Forum

Launched in 2015, this forum brings together some of the world’s most influential thought leaders to explore different approaches to driving growth at the enterprise, macroeconomic and personal level.

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Business of Healthcare Conference

This annual conference, established in 2000, explores topics at the intersection of business and healthcare.

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Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) Global

This annual summit, founded in 2003, aims to unite leaders from a myriad of sectors, countries and industries to share what it means to build and sustain a prosperous global society.

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Net Impact Week

Organized by the Net Impact Club at Kellogg, Net Impact Week is a series of events designed to expose the Kellogg community to the world of social impact. (Read about a student’s experience with Net Impact Week.)

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Social Impact Days

Social Impact Days give students the chance to discuss social impact topics, connect with like-minded members of the Kellogg community and learn about social impact opportunities at Kellogg.

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Kellogg-Led Competitions

Competitions allow students to use their talents to explore solutions to complex challenges facing society.

Kellogg and Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

This challenge, founded by Kellogg in 2011, harnesses the power of capital markets and student creativity to create positive impact in the world. Finalists travel to a financial capital to present their proposals to a panel of experienced investors and officers.

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Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition

This annual competition, founded in 2003, brings together top students from around the world to address a case focused on a biotech and/or healthcare issue.

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Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) Challenge

In this challenge, KIN thought leaders collaborate with select Kellogg students to develop innovative solutions to complex industry problems.

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Northwestern University Venture Challenge (NUVC)

Open to NU students across all schools, this business pitch competition seeks to provide capital and mentorship to the best student startups. It offers five tracks: Green Energy + Sustainability, Consumer Products, Social Enterprise, Business Products, and Life Sciences + Medical.

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Social Venture HUB Impact Challenge

For this challenge, student teams develop innovative ideas for social ventures that provide viable solutions to specific problems. Teams are evaluated based on how impactful, insightful, feasible and executable their ideas are.

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Other Competitions

Kellogg students participant in events that bring together members of the larger business school community.

1776 Challenge Cup

1776 Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections and share their vision on a global stage.

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Aspen Case Competition

Business school students tackle a case study that intersects corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impacts.

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Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. In 2015, GSVC received more than 500 entries from nearly 40 countries. Previous years’ finalists include Husk Power, Revolution Foods, and d.light design.

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Hult Prize

The Hult Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to launching the world's next wave of social entrepreneurs. It encourages the world's brightest business minds to compete in teams to solve the planet's biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises. Annual Hult Prize winners can make their ideas reality with the help of USD1 million in seed funding.

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Invest for Impact Competition

The Invest for Impact Competition (formerly known as SVCIC) is NOT a business plan competition! The Invest for Impact experience includes a wide variety of challenges in a WIN-WIN-WIN convergence of three elite groups: top socially-minded and visionary MBA students, sustainably-minded entrepreneurs and successful impact investors, each of whom has much to learn from the others.

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MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT)

This venture lab gives students practical, hands-on experience as an early-stage impact investor. Throughout the program, students will create an investment thesis, source and conduct diligence on early stage impact investing opportunities, prepare an investment memo, and present on a selected early stage company, with one company being selected for a $50,000 investment. Students apply individually and are selected to be part of a 3-5 person team with an assigned advisor. The application is available here.

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New Venture Championship

New Venture Championship (NVC) is presented annually by the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business. It is the original six-round business competition for graduate students. NVC has evolved into the premiere international entrepreneurial investment competition since it was founded in 1992.

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Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition

The Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition encourages an entrepreneurial spirit focused on the common good and allows participants to build new value and competitive advantage by addressing community needs through new business development. Social enterprises today must take into account not only profitability, but also the business’s impact on the environment and people in the society.

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