First annual Michigan Undergraduate Consulting Conference. Ross School of Business.

Open to juniors and seniors of all majors.
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The first annual Michigan Undergraduate Consulting Conference will take place October 2nd-3rd at the Ross School of Business and is currently open to juniors and seniors of all majors. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with top firms through exclusive networking events, workshops led by industry leaders, and a case competition with awesome prizes.
Specifically, a conference ticket includes:
  • Access to exclusive career fair with all corporate sponsors
  • Tailored small-group workshop sessions on how to succeed in the consulting field
  • Two keynote speaking engagements from ZS Associates and McKinsey & Company
  • Distribution of resume to all sponsoring firms
  • Entry into IBM-hosted case competition* – prizes include:
    • Guaranteed on-campus interview
    • Private dinner with IBM professionals
    • Cash prizes
  • Ross-catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Learn more and register now at www.michiganucc.com. Registration for the case competition closes at 11:59PM on Friday, September 18th*.
This event is sponsored by Accenture, Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Capital One, EY, Huron Consulting Group, IBM, McKinsey & Company, and ZS Associates.

Master of Arts in European Union Studies- Apply now!

Master of Arts in European Union Studies- Apply now!

The European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois offers the only Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS) program in the United States. Five full-time staff members support small cohorts of students with academic and professional guidance, funding opportunities through Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships and assistantships, and the connecting of students with UI’s world-class faculty and weekly visiting officials and scholars on campus.

MAEUS alumni have a 100% employment rate within 6 months of graduation and land jobs in business, government, higher education, and non-profits.

Why choose the MAEUS program?

  • Studies draw from a wide range of disciplines.
  • Students can pursue joint degrees with professional schools like business and law.
  • Students have the opportunity to study the EU firsthand through exclusive and preferred access to internships with organizations such as the Illinois Trade Commission, European Parliament Liaison Office, US State Department, and more.
  • The program offers study abroad opportunities with multiple institutions throughout the EU.
  • Funding opportunities include FLAS fellowships and EUC graduate assistantships, which provide tuition waivers and stipends.

The MAEUS program has rolling admissions. For fall 2015 entry, priority deadlines for full consideration to receive financial aid are:

International students – January 1, 2015
US citizens and permanent residents – January 15, 2015

For more information on the application and how to apply please visit: http://euc.illinois.edu/academic/admissions.html

Or contact the EU Center at eucenter@illinois.edu or 217-265-7515.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE WRITING WORKSHOP

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE WRITING WORKSHOP

Tips for writing your statement of purpose for international fellowship funding applications

 

Expert advice from a Sweetland writing professional

  • Formulating your research question
  • Appealing to the selection committee
  • Explaining why you need foreign language training
  • Defining goals for overseas travel

 

Wednesday, October 29

10:00 am-11:00 am

1636 International Institute

School of Social Work Building

 

Funding Opportunities Include:

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

International Institute Individual Fellowships

Rackham International Research Award (RIRA)

Grants from Area Studies Centers (please check individual Centers for opportunities)

Ross School of Business

The University of Michigan is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the second year of the Master of Management (MM) degree program in the Ross School of Business. This degree program is specifically designed for students with a liberal arts or engineering undergraduate degree who want to pursue careers in business. The MM program allows you to power your potential by adding one more year to your education to gain a solid grounding in business fundamentals. Your experiences as a liberal arts, science or engineering undergrad have provided you with the ability to think critically and creatively, examine complex concepts, and to become life-long learners.

For information sessions schedule, to view and register for an upcoming session at the Ross School of Business, please visit http://michiganross.umich.edu/master-of-management or e-mail RossMMinfo@umich.edu if you have questions.

William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India. Mon, Oct 20 at 11 am. 1644 SSWB

Monday, October 20, 11 AM12 PM
Room 1644 International Institute/ 1080 S. University/ SSWB.
Info Session: William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
The American India Foundation’s William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India would like to invite you to learn more about this unique opportunity to catalyze social and economic change in India.
The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service provides a select group of young professionals from the USA and India the opportunity to work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises for 10 months, in order to accelerate impact for marginalized and underprivileged communities in India.
The info session will be your chance to interact with alumni and staff of the program, to learn more about the experience, and to give you an edge in the application process.  Applications for service starting in September of 2015 will be open November 1st, 2014.

One-Year MA Program_Yenching Academy, Peking University

The Yenching Academy offers a 1-year Master of China Studies program (in English) designed to prepare an elite class of future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century global landscape.
The Academy is launching the program with the first class of students arriving September 2015, and they are now actively recruiting candidates from the best universities around the world.

The excerpted message below, sent to the UM Lieberthal Rogel Center for Chinese Studies from the Associate Dean of Yenching Academy, John Holden, highlights the salient points of the program.  The Yenching Academy would very much like to include a UMich graduate in their first cohort.

Since our degree can be completed with work in English, we’re open to students with no background in China studies, but we also offer courses in Chinese for those with a stronger China background. Perhaps one of your students would be interested?  Here’s a bit more background about the program:
 
We are aiming for a student body with broad geographic representation. Of the approximately one hundred students in our inaugural class, we expect about thirty-five to be from mainland China, and the remaining sixty-five to be divided approximately as follows: twenty from North America, twenty from Europe and twenty-five from the rest of the world.

The international students will not only be geographically diverse, but their backgrounds and level of knowledge of China will vary considerably as well.  For example, a Yenching Scholar may be an engineering graduate who knows little about China but wants international experience to add to his/her resume, and would take all courses at the Academy in English. Another may be someone who has majored in Chinese history or language and is able to attend courses in Chinese.  Other Yenching Scholars may have some Chinese language skills but will still need to do their coursework in English.

The subjects that can be studied at the Academy will range across the humanities and social sciences as they pertain to China, and will fall roughly into the following categories:  Literature and Culture; History and Archaeology; Philosophy and Religion; Public Policy and International Relations; Economics and Management; and Law and Society  

A thesis will be required of students, but I do want to emphasize that the program is intended to be broad rather than deep.  We want students to explore as many aspects of Chinese history, culture and contemporary affairs as possible.  Should a student wish to pursue advanced research, they may wish to pursue a Ph.D. in a particular Peking University department after completing their degree at the Academy.

More information about the Yenching Academy can be found on our website www.yenchingacademy.org.

Summer in South Asia Fellowship Symposium, Oct. 24, 4PM, 1636 SSWB

Join us, Friday, October 24, 2014!
4:00 PM
 
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
Learn more about what the fellows on the Summer in South Asia program did during their summers in India!
 
All are welcome! This event is free and open to the public. 
 
Indian food will be served following the symposium!
 
Stage 1 applications are due January 19! Apply now!