Social Impact Days

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.

In 2016, Social Impact Days will begin in the evening on August 16 and conclude mid-day on August 18.

Registration is currently open, and space is limited to 100 incoming students.

Tuesday, August 16

Time Event
5:30 pm
Opening, BBQ and Trivia!

Wednesday, August 17

Time Event
7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Welcome, speakers, introductions, team formation & initial teamwork (breakfast and lunch provided)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Speakers, team research, group activity (students attending Quant Refresher excused during this period)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Lawn games, break
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Teamwork to develop innovations and pitches for the next day (can run late; dinner and snacks provided)

Thursday, August 18

Time Event
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Student team pitches, voting, awards, Introduction to Social Impact across the Kellogg experience (lunch provided)
Contact socialimpact@kellogg.northwestern.edu with questions about Social Impact Days.
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Social Impact Days encourages students to keep an open mind | Social Impact | Kellogg School
Students are not required to have an idea for a project or venture, but are encouraged to come with an open mind and be ready to join forces to work toward a common social good. Want to hear from a student who attended the 2015 Social Impact Days?