As we get ready for another year of impact and engagement at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), we would like to celebrate the difficult year behind us with a great story of impact and engagement that came from our 2019 MBA cohort.
As businesses started to face the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, MBA students Srishti Warman and Matt Lisonbee started an initiative to help out SMEs that were struggling to adjust to the new reality, leveraging the best skills that their cohort had to offer.
Ever since, their initiative Cambridge Judge against COVID-19 has offered free consulting services through almost 100 CJBS MBA volunteers to around 50 small and medium companies, operating in sectors as varied as EdTech, consumer services, healthcare, financial services and hospitality.
While the full impact of the initiative is still unfolding, many benefits have already emerged for both the students and companies engaged in the initiative. MBA students have gained a sense of purpose, networks, industry insights and the belief in the value of their skills to drive change in a difficult time. Companies benefited from creative and innovative ideas and from data-driven solutions to some of the unexpected problems they were facing as a result of lockdowns.
To learn more about the project and its impact, read our recent interview with the two founders. To explore how CJBS could help also you and your company, reach out to our Research Engagement & Impact Manager!