Public Affairs Institute

Alma Global Challenge Scheduled for 2014

March 02, 2014

The Public Affairs Institute at Alma has scheduled the 2014 Alma Global Challenge for June 22-26.  Incoming Alma students and high school students with an interest in global issues are invited to apply to join this event as a great introduction to college life.

Each year Alma’s Public Affairs Institute welcomes new students to campus during the summer and presents them with a real, current public policy challenge that they must ‘solve.’ The participants are expected in a four-day period to produce a well researched and written policy proposal to be submitted to officials who are actually responsible for resolving the issue. Students will work with upper-class mentors and senior faculty under real-world time pressures. Past participants have used the experience to jump-start their time at college and have gone on to win major outside awards and admissions to the best post-graduate educational and career opportunities.