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For Graduate Students

Taylor offers opportunities for master’s and doctoral students from any discipline and department to learn changemaking skills to bring to their practice, research and scholarship.

  • Learn the basics of design thinking, explore social innovation and changemaking theory, and more.
  • Students from other universities are welcome to join many of the non-curricular opportunities.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Awards

DEADLINE EXTENSIONS: The last deadline for graduating students is May 1, 2020. For everyone else, deadline is May 25, 2020. COVID-19 UPDATE March 13, 2020 1:20 p.m. : In response to the announcement from President Fitts, Taylor will follow recommendations…

Changemaker Institute

Changemaker Institute Taylor’s Changemaker Institute (CI) cultivates changemakers within the Tulane community by building student capacities to identify and create lifelong pathways to tackle pressing social issues. Changemakers (n) – People who use their skills, expertise, gifts, and power in a…

Conversations in Social Innovation

Conversations in Social Innovation The conversations allow participants to connect their research with the pursuit of social innovations. Taylor aims to promote networking, explore pathways in social innovation research, and advance our social innovation research collaborations among the center, Tulane, local universities, and…

Design Thinking

Design Thinking for Social Innovation Taylor offers multiple programming opportunities for Tulane students, faculty and staff, and community members to learn the mindsets and methods of design thinking (human-centered design). A design thinking mindset puts people at the heart of…

Design Thinking Breakfasts

Design Thinking the New Orleans Way Our monthly breakfasts: Design Thinking the New Orleans Way(s) will be moving to an online format until further notice … and breakfasts will be BYO😊. These breakfasts intend to further foster community among those…

Fast 48

The Fast 48 The FAST 48 is a three day weekend training that teaches the basics of human-centered design for social impact. Participants learn via short cycles of individual and group practice, including direct work in the community. Participants can…

Internships

Internships During the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage students to pursue remote internships. Use these sites to find remote opportunities in your field: Tulane's Virtual Experience Program  covintern.com  Use these resources to identify internships, fellowships, and jobs with  social innovation, social…

Reserve Taylor Space

Reserve Taylor SpaceRead on to learn more about our space and our reservation policies.Spaces Available Taylor Conference Room Conference room can accommodate 10-12 people. Design Thinking Classroom Design thinking classroom can accommodate 50-75 people. Who Can Reserve the Space SISE…

Student Employment

Student Employment Taylor student employees are paraprofessionals who are responsible for creating and implementing Taylor programs and increasing campus and community awareness of Taylor. Applications Closed for the 2020-2021 Academic YearEligibility Students must commit to working with Taylor for a…

Taylor Your Life for Grads

Life Design Education for Graduate and Professional Students Taylor Your Life for Graduate and Professional Students is a a five week changemaking career development lab. Based on the popular undergraduate course, Taylor Your Life, this program is designed to provide…

Taylor-Advised Student Organizations and Groups

Taylor-Advised Student Organizations The Taylor Center advises and supports many student organizations and student-initiated groups that help participants develop their skills as changemakers. Design for America Tulane Design for America Tulane is an interdisciplinary group of students working together using human-centered…

The Research and Scholarship Team

Research and Scholarship The Taylor Research and Scholarship team supports researchers working to advance knowledge and understanding of the fields of social innovation and changemaking. Our Work Our work consists of connecting and cultivating a community of changemakers at regular writing…

Virtual Workshop: Using design thinking to shape discussions around Coronavirus

Tackling Misinformation How can global citizens engage in meaningful conversations around the coronavirus? Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6pm CST, attend our free workshop: "Using design thinking to shape discussions around COVID-19 in New Orleans." This virtual workshop will focus…

Additional Opportunities

GCHB 6700, Social Innovation Tools for Public health Professionals. Spring, Thursdays, 5:30-8 PM. Description: This course offers MPH (and other graduate) students a toolkit of human-centered design (HCD), systems-led leadership, complex systems thinking, and related social innovation to prepare the graduates to address complex societal problems while working together with others, and in domestic or international settings. Training in design-thinking for social impact is offered via hands-on workshops (the Fast 48), complemented by a theoretical framing and examples from public health.  Students gain a deeper understanding of how change happens, and skills for understanding and addressing “wicked” problems. Students learn to map complex systems, identify entry-points, and reframe problems to work more creatively with community stakeholders.

NOTE: Students are required to join the Fast 48 weekend — see posted dates at https://taylor.tulane.edu/activities/design-thinking/. A $60 fee covers food and materials for the Fast 48.

Who can take this: The course is open to non-SPHTM graduate students, but be sure to check with your program in advance  to get it pre-approved as an elective.

Questions?

  • Interested in collaborating or learning more about graduate student opportunities?
  • Email Dr. Laura Murphy at lmurphy2@tulane.edu.
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