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The key to successful, impactful work is partnerships. This is true when implementing a final project, and it is true when hatching a new idea. Students working in multidisciplinary teams generate better ideas, and their work has more impact. Michigan Ross, along with many other centers, institutes, and schools across campus provide opportunities for students to engage on a co-curricular basis in competitions, challenges, and incubators. Below is a listing of the types of programs offered and their time requirements. All programs are open to Ross MBAs, but some are open to other students as well.


Fall Semester

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Innovation in Actionhttp://innovationinaction.umich.edu/competition/index.htmlOctMarYesThe Innovation in Action: Solutions to Real World Challenges competition has two primary goals: 1) To empower students to innovate solutions that address public health and education problems, and 2) To create a safe environment to take risks and move beyond the classroom. This five-month competition will enable teams to move their idea from concept to reality.
Design for Americahttps://www.facebook.com/dfaUMich/photos/a.986476888149680.1073741828.896780113786025/1130239090440125/?type=3&theaterSepYesDesign for America encourages students to explore their ability to make a social impact through team oriented design work and collaboration with local partners. Come learn more about Design for America, our upcoming calendar of events, our community partne
WDI Case Writing Competitionhttps://wdi-publishing.com/wdi-25th-anniversary-case-writing-competition/SepMarYes9/20/2018This year’s competition celebrates 25 years of the William Davidson Institute’s focus on identifying, adapting and deploying best practices from the private sector to give emerging countries the blueprints for success in a market economy. William Davidson, a proud University of Michigan alumnus, business leader and philanthropic trailblazer, founded the Institute in 1992 with the following vision.
LDRxhttps://michiganross.umich.edu/sanger/LDRxSepOctYesMeeting once per week with a small group of 4-6 peers, and utilizing a flexible, discussion-based curriculum, you will advance your leadership development and your group's by increasing self-knowledge, experimenting with new ways of leading, reflecting on results, and synthesizing learning. LDRx is co-created with students who are inspired to build community and habits of lifelong leadership development.
+LAB Fellowhttp://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/learning-programs/lab/SepYes9/12/2018The +LAB brings together undergraduate and graduate students from across the university in a dynamic extracurricular learning environment designed to: 1) Immerse students in the theory and practice of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) and 2) Equip students to apply what they have learned to be organizational change agents
Board Fellowshiphttp://socialimpact.umich.edu/programs/board-fellowship/SepAprYes9/14/2018The Board Fellowship Program prepares graduate students for mission-driven leadership. Students develop project management and executive skills as board members of nonprofit organizations in Southeast Michigan. This multidisciplinary program provides graduate students in our partner schools with real-world insight into the workings and procedures of a nonprofit board, and enables students to contribute to the organization’s success while building the tools to deliver social impact.
Michigan Business Challengehttp://zli.umich.edu/programs-funds/michigan-business-challengeOctFebYes11/5/2018The Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling over $85,000, gain feedback from leaders in the business community, and expand their business network.
optiMizehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2FjmQ2EA-CcZMqgr2AYdpdCW9wH8t93ZOR5OnirwY5E85kg/viewform?c=0&w=1OctFebYes10/10/2018Whether you're passionate about mental health, inclusive education, sustainable energy, or something else entirely, our programs are for you. We provide workshops and events, access to mentors, and up to $20,000 in funding for your team. Most importantly, whether you're a beginner or an experienced innovator, you'll find a supportive community of like-minded students and mentors who want to help you succeed.
Ford School Case Competitonhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/FordCaseCompetitionNovNovYesThe competition takes the form of a 10-day consulting project in which teams of policy students compete to solve a challenge faced by a client in a relevant field. The event culminates in a showcase during which top teams present their solution to an audience and a panel of judges.
Ross Open Roadhttp://socialimpact.umich.edu/programs/ross-open-road/NovAugYesThe Center for Social Impact believes in the power of bringing the capacity and skills of MBAs to social entrepreneurs in Michigan and around the country. Since its inaugural year in 2014, the Center for Social Impact has sponsored Ross student teams to participate in MBAs Across America, an organization that has sent groups of MBAs on a five-week road trip to work with visionary social entrepreneurs. Each team embarks on a five-week road trip across the country, spending each week with a different social entrepreneur along the way.
Citizen Interaction Designhttps://www.si.umich.edu/programs/professional-and-community-engagement/citizen-interaction-designSepMayCitizen Interaction Design (CID) partners rising information professionals with Michigan communities to create information tools for twenty-first century citizens.
GALI Student Data Competitionhttps://www.galidata.org/competition/SepDecYes12/1/2018The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative invites undergraduate and graduate students to answer a key question for the field of entrepreneurship by analyzing our unique, global dataset on acceleration and early stage entrepreneurs. The competition is open to individual and team submissions from universities around the world.
Public Allies Metro Detroithttp://publicallies.org/ally-application/Yes
Sanger Story Labhttps://sanger.umich.edu/portfolio/story-lab/YesOct. 18Story Lab develops executive-level presence and communication skills through storytelling workshops and events. To be an effective leader — at work, in the community, or in your personal life — you must be able to communicate with impact. Often this means telling stories that are meaningful to you and others, and doing so in the rich language and expressive style of a seasoned storyteller.
CEO Student Leadershttps://ceo.umich.edu/students/NoCEO provides U-M undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in training that promotes the development of leadership skills and facilitates authentic outreach to students, schools, and communities throughout Michigan.
Your Voice. Your Vote.https://ginsberg.umich.edu/B1G-voting-challengeAre you ready for the 2018 Midterm Elections?
We want you to shape the future by casting your vote at the ballot box. Join us as we show what it means to be the Leaders and Best!

The BIG TEN VOTING CHALLENGE aims to increase the number of eligible student voters across the country and encourage participation at the polls for all elections.
Learning in Community (LinC) Serieshttps://ginsberg.umich.edu/article/learning-community-workshop-training-seriesThe LinC series is an educational workshop and training series focused on supporting students who are interested in community engagement, social justice, democratic engagement, advocacy, activism and philanthropy. Sessions address one or more of the following areas: Alternative Breaks, Democratic Engagement, Leadership Development, and Reciprocal Community Partnerships
Literacy Initiativeshttps://ginsberg.umich.edu/article/literacy-initiativesPaid opportunities to tutor students in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Ypsilanti through the America Reads work-study program.
The Ginsberg Center's Cultivating Community Gardenhttps://ginsberg.umich.edu/ginsberg-gardenThe UM Sustainable Food Program maintains the Ginsberg Center garden in collaboration with the Campus Farm. Students interested in getting involved should e-mail Cultivating Community.
Alternative Breakshttps://ginsberg.umich.edu/alternative-breaksAlternative Breaks are week long immersion programs that provide a space for students to engage in meaningful service work to thoughtfully address serious social issues.
Connect to Community: Volunteer Opportunities, University of Michigan Ginsberg Centerhttps://connect2community.umich.edu/need/Connect to Community is an online portal created and managed by the Ginsberg Center to connect University of Michigan students with communities around the world through volunteer experiences as well as internships, fellowships, and employment
TechArb Student Venture Acceleratorhttp://cfe.umich.edu/techarb/TechArb is an accelerator for University of Michigan student entrepreneurs. Teams involved in the program should be highly motivated to build and launch their venture.
Munger Case Competitionhttps://sites.google.com/umich.edu/munger-case-competition/homeNovYesThis semester, Munger Graduate Residences has partnered with Michigan's Medical School and Michigan Public Health to ask teams of students to address issues of health equity in the state of Michigan.
Designing Cultural Connections in Detroithttps://mcompass.umich.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11504Join a semester-long design experience connecting the cultural institutions of Detroit to each other and the surrounding community. Applications due September 9, 2018

Winter Semester

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Initiative for Global Action Through Entrepreneurshiphttp://wdi.umich.edu/m2gate-english/program-details/JanJulYesDec.M2GATE is a team-based social entrepreneurship program that offers experiential learning and cross-cultural interactions with international peers through a virtual exchange. Through the eight-week program, your cross-cultural, six-person team will identify a social challenge or issue in the MENA region.
Diversity Case Competitionhttps://mesa.umich.edu/article/bbus-annual-diversity-case-competitionAprAprYes???This event has been sponsored by Target for the past three years. During this case competition teams compete to win a grand prize up to $1000. The cases often surround the topics of diversity and inclusion, solving problems in the work place and many more! This event is open to all University of Michigan students.
Summer Fund Internshipshttp://socialimpact.umich.edu/career-development/internships/self-directed/MayAugYesOctEach summer, the Center awards competitive grants for social impact summer internships to MBAs and BBA juniors in the Ross School of Business as well as graduate students in the Ford School of Public Policy. Students completing internships in the nonprofit, public, or private sectors are eligible to apply as long as the organization has a clearly defined social mission.
Citizen Interaction Designhttps://www.si.umich.edu/programs/professional-and-community-engagement/citizen-interaction-designSepMayCitizen Interaction Design (CID) partners rising information professionals with Michigan communities to create information tools for twenty-first century citizens.
Wallenberg Fellowshiphttps://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/fellowships/university-of-michigan/wallenberg-fellowship.htmlDecJanYesDecInspired by the spirit of U-M alumnus, Raoul Wallenberg, the Wallenberg Fellowship is awarded each year to a graduating senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to service and the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation.
Your Voice. Your Vote.https://ginsberg.umich.edu/B1G-voting-challengeJanOctYesOctThe BIG TEN VOTING CHALLENGE aims to increase the number of eligible student voters across the country and encourage participation at the polls for all elections. Did you know voter turnout for young people is on the decline? The University of Michigan, along with its Big Ten partners, want to encourage you to exercise your power – your voice, your vote - to shape the issues that matter to you most.
Public Allies Metro Detroithttps://umdearborn.edu/business-community/office-metropolitan-impact/public-alliesSepJulYesMayPublic Allies Metro Detroit is a program of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Our program is made possible through funding of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Our mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. Public Allies is changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.
Alternative Breakshttps://ginsberg.umich.edu/alternative-breaksYesFallAlternative Breaks are week long immersion programs that provide a space for students to engage in meaningful service work to thoughtfully address serious social issues.
Connect to Community: Volunteer Opportunities, University of Michigan Ginsberg Centerhttps://connect2community.umich.edu/YesRolling basisConnect to Community is an online portal created and managed by the Ginsberg Center to connect University of Michigan students with communities around the world through volunteer experiences as well as internships, fellowships, and employment
Dow Sustainability Fellowshttp://sustainability.umich.edu/dow/mastersYesOctEach year, fellows are selected from a pool of candidates nominated by schools and colleges throughout U-M. Each cohort begins in January and concludes in December of the same year.
Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainabilityhttp://sustainability.umich.edu/dow/distinguished-awardsYesJanTo foster high-impact sustainability collaborations across the University of Michigan, the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program includes a competition for applied sustainability projects that cut across disciplines and academic levels, and involve U-M students at all academic levels.
TechArb Student Venture Acceleratorhttp://cfe.umich.edu/techarb/YesNovTechArb is an accelerator for University of Michigan student entrepreneurs. Teams involved in the program should be highly motivated to build and launch their venture.
Designing Cultural Connections in Detroithttps://mcompass.umich.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11504YesSept 9, 2018Join a semester-long design experience connecting the cultural institutions of Detroit to each other and the surrounding communi