In most stories of individual leadership development, there is a moment where someone - a mentor, a boss, a friend - opens a door. We hope to give select Michigan students, our BLI Fellows, just these kinds of chances. Access to real unvarnished examples of leadership allows students to begin to make sense of the complex tasks and skills contemporary leaders must bring to bear on the world.
With help from our alumni partners, we have curated high impact opportunities that allow our students to experience the reality of 21st century leadership through intense, but often brief, chances to interact with and observe leadership in action.
BLI Access Opportunities are exclusive, expense-paid opportunities to meet some of the University’s esteemed alumni here and across the globe. Past events include dinner with a renowned leader or attending networking events with high-powered university administration and alumni. Some opportunities include traveling to other cities-- such as Seattle or Denver-- to shadow alumni, attend events or conferences, and experience local flair. In Spring 2018, BLI partnered with the LSA Opportunity Hub to offer a trip to London. In Summer 2019, the BLI took 8 students to Japan for a Peace Leadership opportunity.
Once you have completed the Leadership Lab and are a BLI Fellow, you are eligible to apply for Access Opportunities. Check back here for our next exciting opportunity!