June 2024 – Barger Leadership Institute Student Voices

June 2024

Certified Associate in Project Management

By Bailey Redler Thanks to the BLI’s support, I’ve been an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) for the past year. PMI is the world’s largest project manager community and an organization that’s home to countless resources for building project management skills. Through the PMI’s education and certification program, I recently completed the

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Multicultural Potluck

By Emerson Krause At the University of Michigan, we observed that many students do not have meaningfulopportunities to engage with other cultures, leading to cultural isolation and a lack of appreciation. Ourproject group understands the importance of cross-cultural interaction as research shows that culturalinteraction can be an indicator of student performance and well-being; further, cultural

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Blueprints for Pangaea

By Akshat Rana This past April, Blueprints for Pangaea hosted their highly anticipated annual volunteering event, the “Day of Service.” This initiative spanned three hours, dedicated to channeling U-M students’ energy and enthusiasm across different Ann Arbor student organizations toward making a tangible local impact. Throughout the day, attendees engaged in various stations, each designed

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SWIndia 2024

By Aarti Sridhar SWIndia 2024 is a teaching and volunteering experience developed by the Society of Women Engineering (SWE). The ultimate goal of this “summer camp” is to engage and educate students from Bharat Children’s Academy (BCA) on different varieties of Engineering through fun activities. We conducted activities such as building a trebuchet, using LEGO

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Campus Farm

By Dhruthi Mittur BLI funding blog The BLI Funding has been transformative to our club’s function. Previously, we have had funding specifically for major events, lacking funds to go around for our club’s regular events. This was very detrimental to our club’s functioning regarding our core goal of increasing student engagement with the Campus Farm.

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