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 NYU Stern’s Social Enterprise Association and the Luxury and Retail Club, the Think Social, Drink Local event features an “I Heart NY” themed fashion show highlighting New York–based designers (with Stern students and administrators as models) and an open bar offering beverages produced by local vineyards, distilleries, and breweries. The eleventh annual event, which took place in March 2016, was held at 404 NYC. These events raise money for Stern’s Social Impact Internship Fund, which is aimed at helping first-year students who hope to find internships within the joint fields of society and business. An organizer of the 2012 event explained to mbaMission 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.”
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