MBA students to participate in Community Engagement Day July 19

The Wayne State University Graduate School will host a Community Engagement Day July 19 at four Detroit high schools: Renaissance, Cass Tech, Southeastern and Western International.  

Current WSU graduate students — all of whom are MBA students at the Mike Ilitch School of Business —will participate in a panel discussion at each school where they’ll speak about their experiences in graduate school to encourage high school students to pursue higher education and plan for graduate school in the future. The Ilitch School graduate students on the panel include Saisha Gailard, Dean Hildreth II and Shantelle Cavin. The ultimate goal is to diversify the student body at Wayne State in all graduate programs. 

The high school students who will be in attendance are high achieving students participating in the Summer Bridge program at their respective schools.  The program is a five-week, academic enrichment orientation that highlights academic opportunities in English, Math, Science and Social Studies.

“I am very impressed that many of our students who despite working full-time are demonstrating their commitment to the community by taking time out to talk with these high school students and encourage them,” said Kiantee Jones, assistant dean of graduate programs at the Ilitch School of Business.

The schedule for the event is as follows:  

Thursday, July 19th

9:00 a.m. Meet at the Grad School Student Services

9:10 a.m. Depart for Renaissance HS

9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion

10:15 a.m. Depart for Southeastern HS

10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion

11:15 a.m. Depart for Cass Technical HS

11:45 am Panel Discussion

12:15 p.m. Depart for Western International HS 

12:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion