ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PEARL OPARA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Bentley University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 17 & UNAI 2

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" Being a Millennium Fellow will hone my ability to solve problems creatively and collaborate with others effectively. Fulfilling the requirements of the Fellowship makes me part of something bigger because I will be contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with the knowledge and resources available to me. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Bentley University Nonprofit Business Bowl

The Bentley Business Bowl (BBB) is a one-day campus-wide, business case competition held annually and open to all registered students—graduate and undergraduate. This opportunity allows students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world business case study. It is a networking opportunity between students and business professionals who will be attending, whether they are the sponsor or the nonprofit partners. The case study highlights students’ presentational skills as well as their analytical and problem-solving capabilities. This project introduces the importance of nonprofits and exposes students to the misinterpretation of a Purpose vs. Profit mindset where they will directly observe the similarities and differences between Nonprofit work and regular for-profit work.

About the Millennium Fellow

Pearl Opara is an Economics major at Bentley University. She is from Lagos, Nigeria but chose to study in the United States so that she could expand her horizons by learning and living with others from a different part of the world. Throughout high school and now in college, Pearl has been involved in various programs that push for social justice at the campus level and in the wider community. Pearl wants to use her business education in professional positions that advocate for social justice, especially amongst minority groups.