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Lunch & Learngeogreen biofuels
with GeoGreen Biofuels

Monday, March 28, 2011
12:30 - 1:50pm
JKP 212 | RSVP |

MNI AlterEnergy
Monday, April 4, 2011
5:00 - 8:00pm 


Lunch and Learn Series, Spring 2011  


The Lunch & Learn series exposes the USC community to issues of social and environmental importance and how business solutions can be used to approach these issues.  Lunch & Learn events are held once a month from 12:30p.m. to 1:50p.m.

The spring semester began with Steve Glenn, CEO of LivingHomes. Glenn spoke to a full house about a new kind of modular home that reduces the ecological footprint of the occupant. | read more

To view the 2010-2011 line-up, RSVP for Lunch & Learn events, and view videos of previous Lunch & Learns, please visit the website.


MBA students visit Indian MFI


In the wake of the India microfinance crisis that occurred at the end of last year, a group of SBL Fellows traveled to India and visited one of the leading MFI's, Ujjivan.  Society and Business Lab Fellows Jacob Sullivan, Vince Lazalde and Breana Teubner independently organized the two-week winter break trip to India, which coincided with a very precocious time for India's multibillion-dollar microfinance industry.  In December, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, government officials passed a set of regulatory measures for the industry in response to borrowers committing suicide due to alleged harassment by MFIs.
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Program Reminders



MBA Summer Internship Subsidy

Co-sponsored by the USC Marshall Society and Business Lab (SBL) and Career Resources Center (CRC), the MBA Summer Internship Subsidy encourages and supports the participation of Marshall MBA students in the social enterprise and non-profit sector.  Organizations with summer internships represent education, arts and culture, environment, human services, international relief, nonprofit consulting, community development and other social initiatives. | read more


Society and Business Lab Fellows

The Society and Business Fellowship is a highly selective designation awarded to a small cadre of Marshall MBA students in each class seriously pursuing careers in the social sector, particularly those interested in poverty, homelessness, education, the environment and health care. | read more |

SBL Paid Summer Internship 

SBL is looking for two terrific undergrads to help us plan the 2011-2012 Lunch and Learn season and assist with the Lab projects. For more information about applying to be a SBL summer intern please contact Abby Fifer Mandell, SBL Associate Director & Director of Education.




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