The IBGC Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) offers financial support for a wide range of student activities at Fletcher. Learn more about all the funding opportunities at for student research, conferences, and other academic and professional activities:

Periodically, opportunities will arise for students to work with the Institute for Business in the Global Context. When these positions become available, they will be posted here as well as announced to the broader Fletcher community.

As part of our Digital Planet research initiative, we often work with digitally curious, analytically savvy, disciplined, and creative inter-disciplinary thinkers who can work with data to create actionable insights for businesses, governments, and society. Digital Planet’s alumni have gone on to take roles at Sonos, Morgan Stanley, BFA, DFI, Converse, IQVIA, and more, with careers spanning impact investing, retailing, health, finance, and technology sectors. Opportunities to get involved are announced through Fletcher’s Career Center, this website, and internal postings to relevant e-lists. Get in touch with the initiative to learn more.

The Boston area is a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurship, and Tufts University is no stranger to that space. From the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center at the Gordon Institute, to our long-running in-house Fletcher D-Prize Competition, the Fletcher School and the Institute for Business in the Global Context are involved in a wide range of initiatives and partnerships to help bring out the best in our students and alumni.

Learn more about these activities

The IBGC hosts and supports various events on campus and elsewhere. Stay tuned as we announce more speakers, conferences, and other gatherings throughout the year. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for regular updates.

  • Speaker Series | an ongoing lecture series featuring speakers from diverse business backgrounds who share their experiences and insights with the Fletcher student body | CONTACT
  • Building Bridges | annual SovereigNet conference examining the burgeoning gap between global infrastructure needs and institutional investing | CONTACT
  • Turn? Series | conference series examining a specific region at a major inflection point | CONTACT
  • Inclusion, Inc. | inclusion forum that explores the nature and future of inclusive and sustainable growth | CONTACT
  • Fletcher Reads the Newspaper | each semester, a panel of multidisciplinary Fletcher faculty bring current business headlines into open conversation | CONTACT

 Student-Run Events

The IBGC is proud to support the following student-run events and regularly collaborates with various student groups to bring diverse programming to campus.


Special Programming