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Two Essential Steps to Make an Impact with Your MBA

Throughout its history, the social impact sector has played host to relatively few MBAs. This is not because the degree is somehow an anathema to the sector. Advertisements

Our Newest Barometer of Sucess: The Bachelor

The Bachelor could be used as a barometer for the success of the social impact sector. Crazy? Maybe. But if success for our sector means we have a culture that expects and rewards work in support of positive social outcomes, we should be able to watch our results primetime.

Building International Community Development Strategies as a Quarterback

As a summer 2013 Quarterback (part of Quarterback’s founding cohort), I helped a non-profit organization in sub-Saharan Africa (BLOOM Africa) develop their strategy and implementation structure for future international development work. It was an extremely rewarding experience for me both personally and professionally.

Building a Bridge from Uganda to Consulting

After spending three years as a marketing and business development specialist in the construction industry, I decided I was ready for a change.  Looking for a more impactful and results-oriented career, I began to apply to business school to make the transition into human capital consulting.

Crafting Impact and Technology Strategies as a Quarterback

Headed into my MBA experience, I knew that my professional journey would be challenging.  In early 2013, I made the decision to leave a great banking career in order to try something that was non-traditional, impactful, and inspiring.  My dream was to become a facilitator of accessibility for underrepresented minorities within technology, but I had […]

Driving Sustainability in the Developing World as a Quarterback

This summer I was a part of the founding cohort of Quarterbacks and served as Zambia Business Development Manager for Spark Ventures, a Chicago-based nonprofit with international partnerships that provide children in poverty with nutrition, education and healthcare.  I was specifically worked on identifying a new business that a Spark Ventures partner organization could begin […]

Impacting Global Mobile Health as a Quarterback

I was looking forwards to enjoying some additional weeks of vacation before starting my MBA. But when the opportunity to join the Quarterback program and help Medic Mobile appeared, I just felt I couldn’t miss it. And I was right!

The Quarterback Experience

So, What’s It Like Being a Quarterback?

Quarterback is building the leadership of the impact economy. We’ve forged a new path for professionals and MBA-seekers to tackle good. But what does that mean? What does becoming a Quarterback entail? We’ll let them tell you!

MBAs, Your Gender Lines are Showing! (Applicant Arithmetic)

Quarterback was introduced to 75 outstanding men and women during our pilot program application process. But how many of each? In this edition of Application Arithmetic we take a look at gender representation among prospective Quarterbacks. Application Arithmetic is an ongoing series of posts about our results in which we present and digest the facts […]

MBA Programs and Impact (Applicant Arithmetic)

Quarterback received 75 applications. But from where? In this edition of Application Arithmetic we reveal the MBA programs that provided the most applicants. Application Arithmetic is an ongoing series of posts about our results in which we present and digest the facts and figures of Quarterback’s inaugural application pool.