A packed Annenberg Auditorium was on edge as 14 BA and MPP students gave enthusiastic renderings of “What I did with my summer” at the 6th Annual Policy Pitch Competition, hosted by Ford School Career Services.
They were each given just three...
Financial inclusion and inequity were focuses of the third annual pitch competition, at which 12 Ford School BA and Masters students presented about their summer internship experiences. Those experiences were online in 2020 because of the COVID-19...
Last Tuesday, Ford School BA and Masters students participated in the second annual Policy Pitch Competition. The event, hosted by Graduate Career Services (GCS) & the Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E), gave presenters an opportunity to...
Policy Pitch Highlights Students’ Niche
Nine returning MPP students reflected on their summer internships by sharing their experience and policy impact in the inaugural Policy Pitch Competition. Guest judges for the competition included former...
Students who have just completed internships will deliver 3-4 minute pitches to highlight their internship experience, policy impact, key deliverables gained, and compete for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Audience Student Prize.
Returning Ford School Master's students completing summer internship experiences will have the opportunity to reflect on their internship experience and celebrate the start of the upcoming school year.
Safiya Merchant (MPP ‘21) examined one issue while at the City of Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department: How to design an inclusive community that preserves affordable housing and improves the quality of life for the most vulnerable even i
Mariam Sayeed (MPP ‘21) chose to work at Direct Relief to learn how international organizations impact communities that are in the most need by sending resources and care to local organizations, especially as COVID-19 affects displaced communities
Mariatu Santiago (MPP ‘21) used her passion for storytelling to help establish a blog series University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park, to highlight to its target community the range of opportunities available to them.
Emma Kern (MPP, ‘21) worked at the Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice on their poverty report, collecting both data and personal stories on how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought inequity to the forefront.
Karolina Ramos (MPP ‘21) contributed to The Aspen Institute’s Financial Security program by looking at how human-centered policies can help recipients of government aid better manage the process, happy that her social media skills can be policy-re
Eli Gold (MPP/MS ‘22) made a difference with Detroit-based Soulidarity, to help the people of Highland Park recover their street lights and have safer neighborhoods (and he made a true pitch for funding!)
J'Taime Lyons (MPP/MBA ‘22) was able to apply the tools she has gained at the Ford School to make an impact in community engagement at the Durham Children's Initiative, which creates a pipeline high quality services from birth through high school
Clary Baudraz (MPP '21) says her time at Save the Children allowed her to promote her concern for women’s and girls’ political participation, to make sure that girl's voices are being heard in the policy debates that affect their lives.
Returning Ford School master's and BA students completing summer internship experiences will have the opportunity to reflect on their internship experience and celebrate the start of the upcoming school year.