Student Cohort Application

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the 2022-2023 WLI Cohort Program, a select circle of future resilient leaders, just for MSU Undergraduate.

The overarching theme for the WLI in 2022 will be Leading an Equitable Workplace. The cohort will focus on a practical, actionable curriculum making a specific connection between the equitable workplace concepts and navigating early career and leadership years (years 1-5). The calendar will span across the academic year and include: four virtual cluster conversations (2 in fall, 2 in spring), four in-person skill-building workshops (2 in fall, 2 in spring), four virtual coffee hour sessions with the WLI executive board (2 in fall, 2 in spring), the fall kick off, and spring capstone. See the full calendar below.

 

What you will take away by being a member

  • Participation in meaningful conversations with experienced and successful women leaders from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience building a professional network
  • Opportunity to be mentored by colleagues, WLI Executive Board members, and Alumnea
  • Involvement with a custom curriculum designed to provide encouragement and practical advice for a leadership journey
  • Exclusive scholarship opportunities

 


Joining the cohort has empowered me to believe in myself and gain confidence in my purpose. Throughout the different sessions I've learned the vitality of accepting my authentic self and using setbacks as a motivation and opportunities for growth.

Stephanie Segura-Guerrero

 

Considerations

To be considered for the Women’s Leadership Institute cohort, a student must:

  • Be a currently enrolled Michigan State University student
  • Be considered in good academic standing
  • Complete the full student application


Commit to the following:

  • Attend keynote events during the fall semester and spring semester
  • Attend virtual cluster conversations and in-person workshops scheduled throughout the year
  • Produce and present of a learning portfolio

 


 

WLI Student Cohort Calendar

  • Fall Semester 2022

    September 14 th - Orientation 
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Human Ecology, Room 9 
    In-person


    September 19 th - Fall Kick Off - Dinner with WLI Executive Board
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Cowles House
    In-person


    September 20 th -  Fall Kick Off/Skill Building Workshop  - No Club Book Club
    9:00am-10:30am
    Broad Art Museum
    In-person


    October 7 th -  Virtual Coffee Hour with WLI Executive Board
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom


    October 14 th -  Skill Building Workshop - Career Services Alumni Panel and Speed Networking Session
    10:30am-12:00pm*
    Student Services or Union - TBD
    In-person


    October 28 th -  Cluster Conversation #1 - Implicit Bias

    Michell Fournier Johnson
    Chief Human Resource Officer | Denver Health & Hospital Authority 

    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom


    November 11 th -  Cluster Conversation #2 - Get to a place to know your strengths/ know your superpower

    Nancy Hergott 
    VP, HR - Customer Solutions |Stryker

    Rebecca Paalman 
    Director, Strategic Development | Stryker

    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom


    December 2 nd -  Virtual Coffee Hour with WLI Executive Board
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom

  • Spring Semester 2022

    January 27 th -  Cluster Conversation #3

    Ann Raider
    Executive and Advisor 

    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom


    February 10 th -  Skill Building Workshop - Doing Your Homework: Preparing for a difference-making interview 

    Maya Craft & Thuy-Tram Nguyen Butler
    SSC Career Services 

    12:00pm-1:00pm
    309 Berkey Hall
    In-person


    February 24 th -  Cluster Conversation #4 – Securing Your Oxygen Mask: Work-Life, Rewarding Yourself, and the Trick of Balance

    Katie Catanese 
    Foley & Lardner, LLP

    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom


    March 17 th -  Virtual Coffee Hour with WLI Executive Board
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom


    March 24 th -  Skill Building Workshop - Pay Negotiations 

    Maya Craft & Thuy-Tram Nguyen Butler
    SSC Career Services 

    12:00pm-1:00pm
    309 Berkey Hall
    In-person


    April 7 th -  Virtual Coffee Hour with WLI Executive Board
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom


    April 20 th -  Spring Capstone
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
    In-person

 


 

How to Apply

Complete the steps below and submit all materials to Amanda Guinot Talbot, PhD at guinotam@msu.edu.

 

Step 1. Complete Application Form

Download and fill out the PDF application. Do not leave any fields blank. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

COHORT APPLICATION (PDF)

 

Step 2. Statement of Interest

Provide a 500 word, typed, double-spaced statement of your interest in the Women’s Leadership Institute. Include your name and MSU email address at the top of your statement. This statement should include the following:

  1. The rationale for wanting to be part of the WLI.

  2. Describe one thing you are interested in learning or one area of growth you would like to see for yourself.

 

Step 3. Professional headshot

Headshot can be a photo taken by phone.

 

Step 4. Current Resume/CV

For help with your resume/CV, please visit the MSU Career Services Network at careernetwork.msu.edu

 

Important (Please Read)

Students accepted to the Women’s Leadership Institute 2022-2023 cohort will be required to submit a letter of acceptance acknowledging the commitment they are making to the institute. The letter will be submitted to Dr. Guinot Talbot (guinotam@msu.edu) and the WLI Executive Board.

APPLICATIONS DUE:
Friday, September 9th by 5:00 p.m.

guinotam@msu.edu