Sixth Annual Business+Impact Showcase Highlights UM Impact Organizations
Ann Arbor, September 7, 2023 – Part of Business+Impact’s mission is to make students aware of all the impact opportunities across the University of Michigan campus, so B+I welcomed incoming and returning students to its sixth annual Business+Impact Showcase on Thurs, Sept. 7 from 11 am – 1 pm at Michigan Ross’ Tauber Colloquium. New and returning students from across campus had the opportunity to meet with 34 exhibiting organizations from U-M in areas of interest like social justice, diversity, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and economic development.
Students visited booths for student clubs, Ross centers, and U-M-wide initiatives. A complete list of exhibitors appears at the end of this article. Ross’ new dean Sharon Matusik attended the event, and B+I Faculty Director, Jerry Davis was on hand as emcee for a series of “Impact Trivia” giveaways.
The event also promoted the Impact Gateway (http://rossimpact.com), basically the online version of this event, available 24-7 throughout the school year. This gateway lists clubs, colleagues, current events, courses, and more for all student changemakers across the University of Michigan.
At the event, attendees enjoyed brunch and lunch finger foods and mocktails, and made mission-focused buttons, among other things.
The Business+Impact initiative hosts this event annually in order to provide new students with a roadmap for work in sustainability, social issues, poverty, economic development, human rights, and other important causes. Michigan Ross, as the home of the Erb Institute, the Center for Positive Organizations and the William Davidson Institute, among others, opens it’s doors to students across campus and shows that business can be a force for good in the world. Business+Impact institutionalizes this goal with research, practicum and partnerships.