Employer Challenges

Rialto Capital Employer Challenge

"Looking back on my freshman year, the Employer Challenge was a great introduction to the business and consulting space. I was never one to jump into competitions or public speaking events in high school, so I was a bit nervous coming into the challenge, but the feedback we received from the Meijer team really grew my confidence and visual/verbal presentation skills. A lot of my peer mentees have asked me about ways to learn more about business beyond the usual coursework and clubs, and I always end up recommending the employer challenges to them.” 
 -UM Student participant, Meijer Employer Challenge

The UCC Employer Challenge allows students to build deep connections with organizations through short-term, mini-projects that might be virtual, hands-on, case studies, and more. Each semester, we will be engaging with different organizations to bring a virtual project to our Ann Arbor campus that students can work on over 1-2 weeks to better understand different job functions/industries. The goal of the Employer Challenge is not only to help students better understand different areas of work, but also to receive critical feedback on the content, creativity, and overall presentation of their final project from the employer sponsor. Students that engage in the Employer Challenge will also connect with employers in a way that allows them to deeply understand the organization and learn about various roles that they can recruit for in the future.

There will be 20-40 students that participate in each Employer Challenge depending on the scope of the case study/project. Students can apply on behalf of a team (2-4 people on a team) and will work together in person and/or offline throughout the week. All participants must be U-M Ann Arbor undergraduate students.

NOTE: Due to high student demand, student participation may be limited to one challenge per semester.

To apply for a Challenge, search the "Events" section of Handshake for "Challenge" to see all upcoming Challenges and then click on the specific Challenge event to find details and the application. Next, click "join event" and then a survey will prompt you to fill out an application for the Challenge event. By completing an application for a Challenge, you are confirming your participation in the event should you be selected. 


Past Employer Challenges

Questions? Please email [email protected]