Ilitch School business organization Net Impact offers student scholarships to attend international conference

The Wayne State University chapter of Net Impact, housed at the Mike Ilitch School of Business, is encouraging students to apply for scholarships to the upcoming 2019 Net Impact Conference. The conference takes place Oct. 24-26 here in Detroit. This event is an opportunity for students to learn about innovative ideas, meet like-minded people and learn how to make a difference. Both undergraduate and graduates students from any school at Wayne State are welcome.

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with over 350 chapters. Its members are dedicated to using business as a force to create a positive impact on society. Wayne State’s Net Impact mission is to connect undergraduate and graduate students to make a difference on campus, in the community and around the world.

Why go to the Net Impact Conference?

  • The Net Impact Conference gives attendees the opportunity to network, dream, plan, share ideas and engage with topics they care about most in the pursuit of a more just and sustainable world.
  • The conference has 50+ sessions covering impact topics such as: Social Impact Career and Professional Development; Community Development and Urban Revitalization; Corporate Citizenship; Environmental Sustainability and Circular Economy; Social Justice and Equity; Social Finance and Impact Investing; Climate Solutions and Responsible Living; and International Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • The conference includes a Career Central for networking sessions for students to network with professionals. Career Central is a unique opportunity for attendees to meet and connect with recruiters and career coaches, learn about new companies and build a professional network. It’s a great chance to invest in your future career journey, so bring your résumé.

How to apply

For scholarship eligibility to attend the Net Impact Conference, complete the short scholarship application online (it should take approximately 5 minutes).

The early bird submission deadline is by end of day Wednesday, Oct. 2. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, Oct. 15. Contact Dr. Tangari at or Megan Baren (Net Impact student chapter president) at with any questions about the application process.

Requirements for scholarship recipients

  • If you receive the scholarship, you must register as a Net Impact member (for free). You will be provided with directions when you receive your scholarship notification.
  • You must attend or take part in one activity before and one event after the conference. You will be sent information about these events.
  • You must attend some of the conference. It is not required that you attend all days of the conference.

Please check your Wayne State email for notifications regarding the scholarship. Notification of acceptance will come no later than Monday, Oct. 21.

Additional information

Dave Stangis, former Campbell Soup chief sustainability officer and current Net Impact chair, will be giving a talk at the Ilitch School on Wednesday, Oct. 23. He will speak on his professional experiences and the latest trends in sustainability. For more information on this event and to RSVP, click here.

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