On Saturday, February 4th, Goizueta Gives will be hosting its annual Teen Leadership Summit at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Goizueta Gives is the MBA program’s student led volunteer and community service organization. This event is put on entirely by GBS students in partnership with 21st Century Leaders, a local non-profit, through funding provided by Social Enterprise at Goizueta and McGuireWoods.
About this year’s event:
Tackling major social issues used to be the work of non-profits and government institutions. Today, however, a new breed of entrepreneurs are taking on society’s most pressing social issues by creating innovative approaches and solutions to catalyze social change. The 2012 Goizueta Teen Leadership Summit, open to high school students from local Atlanta schools, will explore the emerging theme of “social entrepreneurship” through a variety of presentations, lectures, guest speakers, and breakout-tracks, including case competitions, designed to expose the next generation of leadership to this emerging theme in business.
Participants are expected to gain the following:
- A basic understanding of entrepreneurship – how and why new business ventures are formed and new insights as to how entrepreneurs are acting as change agents for society
- Exposure and access to business school students, faculty, and leaders within the business community
- Adeptness in practical business skills such as teamwork & leadership, communication, presentation, and public speaking practice
Post by Tyson Graygor, President of Goizueta Gives, Full-Time MBA 2012