Programs

Student Liaisons

The Center for Social Impact prides itself on engaging student leaders representing multiple schools across U-M. Historically, through its Student Advisory Board, students have accelerated social impact and innovation at U-M while collaborating with their multidisciplinary peers.

NEW FOR 2017:

A select group will be tapped for the Student Liaison position, which offers student leadership and representation in designing and implementing the Center’s core programs with a focus on student engagement, special event planning, and program quality.

Who are the Student Liaisons and what are their roles?

Students are ambassadors for social impact within their graduate school and across campus, and they represent the student voice in strategy and decision-making for the Center’s signature programs including:

  • Board Fellowship Program
  • Social Impact Challenge
  • Impact Corps & Summer Impact Fund
  • Michigan Business Challenge – Social Impact Track

Student Liaison Responsibilities

Student Liaisons typically volunteer 8-12 hours per month, working closely with Center staff in managing key program tasks throughout the year, attending outreach events and program information sessions, and serving as an interface with other students on a continuous basis. All Student Liaisons will participate in quarterly roundtable sessions that serve as an information exchange about our programs and other broader initiatives.

Key responsibilities for Student Liaisons will include:

  • Student outreach, recruitment, and selection for a designated program
  • Developing student-led gatherings and ongoing peer support to build community among participating students
  • Signature event planning and execution
  • Evaluation data analysis and recommendations for continuous program improvement

How to Get Involved

If you’ve previously participated in one of the Center’s programs and are interested in further advancing the program through this student leadership role, contact the Center staff by email at socialimpact@umich.edu or phone at 734.763.4214.