Being a part of the SELL fellowship has allowed me to build my entrepreneurship skills in such a supportive environment. The program inspired me to deepen my knowledge of social impact, and provided me with wonderful mentors to help me along the way. What really makes this organization special though is the people. I loved getting to know all of the board members and my cohort (my little SELL family)!
I absolutely love SELL —it’s a very close community and it has taught me a lot about how I can translate my interests into actions that can benefit my community.
Finding SELL three years ago when I was still in high school and getting in as a freshman validated my passion for social impact while broadening my imagination of what was possible. As I am currently building out the first version of the idea I developed as a Fellow, I am continuing to use the knowledge I gained in the Ideator Fellowship, Incubator Fellowship, and as a SELL Board member. The community I found at SELL has provided friendship and support beyond what I could imagine-even beyond the campus!
My decision to join SELL my freshman year has been the most formative decision I've made in college. SELL has helped me grow in every way imaginable - it helped me forge a meaningful career path, strengthened my confidence, grew my passion for & knowledge of social impact, developed my leadership skills, and introduced me to some of my best friends, mentors, and even roommates. There is no community on campus more empowering than SELL, and I truly think the lessons I learned during the fellowship will help me leave this world better than how I found it.
SELL has been an incredible place to learn and grow in the social impact space during my time at UT. Throughout the Ideator and Incubator fellowships, I was blessed to be surrounded by a group of passionate and diverse individuals driven to create real change. Their passion has inspired me even further to make a commitment to a lifetime of inciting social change in the world around me. I cannot speak highly enough of the SELL community, and I have cherished the opportunity to continue to contribute as a Senior Fellow and mentor to the following generations of changemakers.
The people i’ve met through SELL are the friends that have had the greatest impact on me, just like everything else about SELL. My Ideator semester made me challenge many of my own assumptions and approach each social issue with an intense focus on other’s needs rather than my own ideas. the guiding values of empathy and selflessness are the foundation of sell and what makes it a place where everybody truly feels welcome. I'm proud to be a leader in SELL now and am constantly inspired by each new wave of fellows so passionate about making a difference—I can’t wait to see where we all go as we lead with impact and kindness!
The Ideator Team
From curating curriculum to handling the logistics of each workshop and fellowship event, the Ideator Fellowship wouldn't be possible without this team.