Founded by Rice MBA students and staff in 2008, Rice Business Board Fellows is a year-long experiential learning program that that matches talented, energetic, and committed Rice MBA students asÂ fellows on local nonprofit boards to serve as non-voting board members.
Both students and organizations benefit from the Board Fellows program:
Organizations gain access to the ideas and energy of future business leaders with the possibility of cultivating potential new board members. MBA candidates learn valuable leadership skills from community leaders and gain experienceÂ in the nonprofit sector from â€śreal lifeâ€ť non-profit management and governance.
Students and organizations must apply in order to participate in the program. Once they are chosen, the board fellows and organizations are then matched according to the studentâ€™s skills and background and the organizationâ€™s needs. The studentâ€™s personal interest in an area of service provided by the nonprofit is also considered.