Ilitch School students invited to apply for '25 Under 25' recognition

Anyone who has spent time around them knows that the students in WSU’s Mike Ilitch School of Business are some of the brightest and hardest working around. For the third year, the best of the best will be recognized for all they do – in and out of the classroom – through the 25 Under 25 awards. Applications for 2020 are being accepted through Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

Dean Robert Forsythe created the Mike Ilitch School of Business 25 Under 25 program to recognize students who have demonstrated success in at least two of the following four categories: academics, leadership, professional development and campus/community service.

To be selected for this program, students complete an online application and submit a résumé and, in some cases, reference letters to demonstrate their accomplishments to a panel of judges comprised of representatives from the Metro Detroit business community. Honorees will be presented with a special award at a special, invitation-only event at the historic Gem Theatre on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Qualifications, required documentation and recognition are outlined on the 25 Under 25 website. The online application is now open and will remain live until the application deadline on Feb. 5, 2020. Students are encouraged to have their resumes reviewed by the Mike Ilitch School of Business Career Planning & Placement Office before submitting them.

If you would like to nominate a student, please send their name and contact information to Friends and alumni of the Mike Ilitch School of Business who are interested in serving as a judge or event sponsor should contact Steve Townsend at

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