Reed Smith, an international law firm, has become a member of the Student Leader Advisory Council of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The council works with GSEI’s leadership to drive growth and impact of the Student Leader Program. Roles and responsibilities of council members include serving as mentors to the student leaders, providing seed funding for student-led projects, and speaking at sponsored networking and leadership development events.

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GSEI partners with companies, nonprofits, and government agencies – and across sectors – to create lasting social, economic, and environmental impact.

Student engagement is central to GSEI, with more than 75 student leaders from across the university who are involved in partner research, strategic planning, internships, case studies and other activities.

“We are pleased to be part of this important program,” said Sandy Thomas, global managing partner, Reed Smith. “Our firm’s emphasis on corporate responsibility, community service, and pro bono work will enable us to provide great experiences for the participating Student Leaders.”

GSEI Student Leaders’ work with Reed Smith initially will focus on social impact finance and the international refugee crisis.