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Beyond the MBA Classroom: Think Social, Drink Local at NYU Stern

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

Hosted jointly by the Social Enterprise Club and the Luxury Goods and Retail Club at NYU Stern, the Think Social, Drink Local event features a fashion show highlighting offerings by ecofriendly, or “green,” designers (modeled by Stern students and administrators) and organic beverages produced by local vineyards, distilleries and breweries. In 2013, the eighth annual event—themed “I Love New York”—was held at the Angel Orensanz House for Contemporary Art. Past events have attracted more than 400 guests and raised over $10,000 for Stern’s Social Impact Internship Fund. A second-year organizer of the 2012 event who spoke with mbaMission explained that the event “highlight[s] the economic impact of locally minded consumption and the importance of production jobs and small businesses to a thriving local community.” The 2011 event, which raised more than $22,000, was catered by Bread Alone Bakery, and other past sponsors of the event have included Brooklyn Brewery, Izze Sparkling Juice and Colbert Nation. The event even featured raffle prize packages that allowed winners to experience New York’s “locavorian” culture.

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