The Wisconsin School of Business is the campus liaison for a new partnership between the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U).
This is the first year of membership in the partnership for UW–Madison. Founded in 2007 by former president Bill Clinton, CGI U is modeled after the Clinton Global Initiative and serves to “engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world,” according to the organization’s website. Students choose their own “Commitments to Action” that will better their campus, local, and global communities.
Alumnus Shawn Michels (BBA ’18), a graduate of the Integrated Master of Accountancy program, and UW–Madison students Caroline Matkom and Aaron Olson were selected by CGI U to take part in the 11th annual CGI U meeting held at the University of Chicago. Both Michels and Olson are alumni of the WSB Business Plan Competition. All three UW–Madison participants received $3,000 to support their social enterprise projects.
During the three-day meeting, students had the opportunity to participate in working sessions, attend presentations and expert panels, and network with other attendees and industry professionals.