Social Impact Days

August 16–17, 2017


Social Impact Days at Kellogg bring together impact-interested incoming students before the activities of KWEST trips, pre-term, and CIM Week even begin. 100 incoming students gather over the span of three days to engage with classmates, faculty and staff and dive right into the excitement and potential of impact and human-centered design innovation with their new classmates.

Social Impact Days are a dynamic time during which students who are interested in forging impact over the course of their careers come together, form teams, and design innovative approaches to real social and environmental challenges. Students will hear from incredible speakers, learn about social impact across the Kellogg spectrum of courses, experiences and career, and innovate in teams. Social Impact Days culminate in a student pitch competition, recognitions and prizes.

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Contact socialimpact@kellogg.northwestern.edu with questions about Social Impact Days.

Wednesday, August 16th

Time Topic/Activity
7:30am – 8:00am
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:00am – 8:15am
Welcome & Overview
8:15am – 9:00am
Student Introductions
9:00am – 9:30am
Charting Your Course I — Overview
9:30am – 10:00am
Plan of Action — Issues & Ideas
10:00am – 10:20am
Break
10:20am – 12:00pm
Issue Problem Landscapes
12:00pm – 12:30pm
Theory of Change
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Team Formation
2:15pm – 3:30pm
Issue Solution Landscapes & Gaps
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Design Thinking
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Marching Orders & Q+A
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Dinner
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Team Working Sessions

Thursday, August 17th

Time Topic/Activity
8:00am – 8:45am
Breakfast & Final Touches on Presentations
8:45am – 11:00am
Presentations & Judging
11:00am – 11:30am
Charting Your Course II — Social Impact
11:30am – 12:10pm
Charting Your Course III — Resources
12:10pm – 1:00pm
Lunch & Awards
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Social Impact Resource Fair
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“When you have young, talented people focused on social impact who are energetic and innovative, tackling some of our society's biggest problems, it can lead to really big change for our communities.”
—Jordan Hmaidan ‘18