As our first week draws to a close, we are busy writing up the exciting things we did to share with all of you. In the meantime until we get that done, we wanted to share a few other blog posts. We started a secondary blog to capture a few of the fine details of […]

Greetings from Liberia! The U-M early team arrived in Liberia late on Wednesday, 10 August 2016. We are staying near Barnersville junction with one of the L-SWE students. Her family has been super nice these past few days. Our first full day in Liberia was spent signing people up for the 2016 L-SWE SUCCESS camp. […]

Contributor: Meghan Richey The year is coming to a close here at U of M! We wanted to take the time to look back at some of the great moments we’ve had in GradSWE over the school year, starting with last summer.   Kayaking down the Huron River: What’s the best activity on a hot […]

Contributor: Maggie Reuter When I first heard about the Center for Entrepreneurship series on Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship, I assumed it didn’t really fit into my career path. I’m interested in becoming a professor, not heading to Silicon Valley to create a new app. But I decided to go some of the seminars when a […]

Contributors: Lauren Bilbo, Liz Dreyer, Maggie Reuter, Meghan Richey SWE and GradSWE at U of M have started an exciting partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurship (UMCFE). Throughout the semester, we will be holding six workshops covering a wide range of topics – from learning about entrepreneurship to building our own personal brand to becoming […]

Monday, August 27, is a national holiday in Liberia. We took the morning off in observance. In the morning, several of the UM students went to visit the market in Kakata to buy lappas (a term describing printed cloth used to make African clothes, usually sold in “lappas” or 1-yard lengths). Some students opted to lounge […]

*Bluffing: Liberian colloqua for walking around while looking good, and knowin’ it. 🙂 Sunday was a day of rest, and a field trip! In the morning, some students went to various places of worship around Kakata, and others stayed in for some welcome R&R. Around 1pm, we piled onto the L-SWE bus— it definitely brought […]