Programs

The Center for Social Impact provides students with practical, action-based learning opportunities to deliver social impact. Beyond our coursework, these rich experiences include co-curricular programs and activities led by faculty, staff, and students alike.


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PRACTICAL LEARNING

Action-based programs offer students multidisciplinary and cross-sector opportunities to deliver social impact.

Social Impact Challenge

Collaborate with students from other U-M schools and colleges to tackle a pressing cross-sector social issue currently facing the city of Detroit in this deep-dive competition during the winter term.

Internships

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SOCIAL VENTURES

Working in tandem with the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, we are able to deliver a social impact component to student experiences with entrepreneurs.

Seigle Impact Track

Compete in the Seigle Impact Track of the campus-wide spring Michigan Business Challenge to help launch your new social venture through financial support and coaching.

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Ross Open Road teams (formerly MBAx) bring MBA skills to social entrepreneurs across the country and a variety of special initiatives and fellowships.


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LEADERSHIP

Our mission is to prepare and inspire leaders to solve complex social challenges. Our programs engage Ross MBAs and students across the University of Michigan in active positions where they can work in leadership levels with community organizations and social innovators. Below are just a couple of the programs we offer.

Board Fellowship Program

Develop mission-driven leadership, project management, and executive skills while serving as a board member with a nonprofit in Southeast Michigan.

Student Liaison Positions

Represent students by helping design and implement the Center’s core programs with a focus on student engagement, special event planning, and program quality.