University of Michigan Student Opportunities

University of Michigan

Student Opportunities

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Overview

For nearly three decades, the William Davidson Institute has supported and enhanced the global emerging market experiences of students at the University of Michigan. Through our programs, courses and projects, students contribute their knowledge and energy toward solving the challenges of enterprises and organizations across multiple sectors in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In doing so, participating students gain insights, leadership and cross-cultural skills that will shape their professional careers. Our current opportunities include: 

GLOBAL IMPACT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM  

Our summer internships provide high-quality, action-based learning opportunities for graduate students to work with both for-profit enterprises and nonprofits, while providing meaningful business assistance and support to those organizations. 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACTION PROJECTS (MAPS)  

In partnership with U-M’s Ross School of Business, we organize and sponsor unique, action-based learning opportunities in LMICs for full-time and part-time MBA students. These projects help students build new skills, expand their understanding of global businesses, and build resilience. Our partner organizations benefit from the engagement, energy and knowledge of students from a top-ranked research university.

ELECTIVE COURSE OFFERINGS 

Through our close affiliation with Michigan Ross, WDI supports multi-disciplinary courses designed to apply business strategies in a variety of sectors, cultural contexts and fields.

DAVIDSON FIELD SCHOLARS 

A select group of U-M graduate students who intentionally engage with WDI in addressing business challenges faced by partner companies and organizations operating in LMICs. These students work closely with WDI’s partners in the field and contribute to at least two WDI projects.

Featured projects

Student Perspective: Pioneering Investments in India

(With Video) WDI’s First 24-Hour Competition Yields Energetic Results

WDI’s Field Scholar Program: Double Duty, Double Impact

Contact

Natasha Arnold

Natasha Arnold

Executive Research Assistant

734-936-2772

nharnold@umich.edu

Natasha Arnold

Natasha Arnold

Executive Research Assistant

734-936-2772

nharnold@umich.edu

Natasha Arnold is Executive Research Associate for WDI’s president and other executives. She conducts research and analysis for reports and other presentations, as well as manages schedules and travel arrangements. Prior to joining WDI, she was a project manager for MForesight, housed within the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. She has also served as a project manager and senior executive assistant in the University of Michigan Health Systems’ Office of the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs.
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