Empower & Thrive Initiative

ETI Program

For 1st-Year Students:
Building a Strong Foundation

April–June:

Introduce ETI to first-generation applicants who have been accepted to Ross

June–Aug:

Online Activities

  • Information sessions to prepare for college and Ross
  • Meetings with other entering first-generation students
  • Meetings with ETI peer mentors

Sept–April:

Activities in collaboration with the First Gen Network

  • Social and cultural gatherings
  • Skill-building and business exploration workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • Meetings with ETI peer mentors
  • Meetings with alumni mentors
  • Academic support services
  • Mental health and well-being circles

For 2nd-Year Students: Gaining Experience and Building Skills

  • Social and cultural gatherings
  • Skill-building and business exploration workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • Internship search support
  • Meetings with ETI peer mentors
  • Meetings with alumni mentors
  • Academic support services
  • Mental health and well-being circles
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For 3rd-Year Students: Deepening Knowledge and Skills and Preparing for the Future

  • Skill-building and business exploration workshops
  • Meetings with senior ETI mentors
  • Meetings with alumni mentors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Internship and Job search support
  • Leadership development workshops
  • Mental health and well-being circles
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For 4th-Year Students: Integrating Knowledge and Skills and Transitioning to the Workforce

  • Meetings with alumni mentors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Job search support
  • Leadership development workshops
  • Transitioning to the workforce workshops
  • Mental health and well-being circles
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Questions

Faculty Director of ETI:
Professor Scott Rick

For questions, contact Michigan-Ross-ETI@umich.edu.