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Project Pyramid Teams Visit Four Countries Over Spring Break

Mar 27, 2019
Nine teams worked with social enterprise clients spread across Ecuador, Ethiopia, Greece, and Guatemala

By Kara Sherrer

For more than a decade, the Project Pyramid course has taught graduate students from around Vanderbilt how to apply the principles of business and social enterprise to poverty alleviation. Students attend class twice a week during Mods III and IV and work with their international clients on consulting projects. Over spring break, the student teams travel to meet with their partners, interview key stakeholders, and conduct market research. At the conclusion of the course, students synthesize their classroom learning with their final client deliverables.

In addition to teaching from faculty, the Project Pyramid course is also supported by staff at the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures (TFC). TFC staff assist with travel arrangements and planning itineraries and also share insights they have gained from past Project Pyramid trips.

Now that students have returned from their travels, each team reflected on what they learned during their trips and what their plans are for their future client deliverables. Explore their thoughts and the 2019 Project Pyramid teams below by clicking on each pin.

Please note that locations are approximate.

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