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dmi: Design Leadership Conference Student Essay Competition 2017– Sponsored by DMI and 3M

 

In a growing conversation on Design Management education, DMI is hosting an essay contest for current students to share their personal reflections on Design and Design Management education.
 

Eligible students in design and hybrid design programs may apply to win the opportunity to attend the dmi: Design Leadership Conference September 24-26 in Minneapolis, MN - (value $1000) where they will be recognized. Registration includes a ticket to the dmi: Design Value Awards Ceremony the evening of September 25th (a $200 value).

  

Complete the form at the bottom of this page to apply. Please read the competition criteria below. All criteria must be followed without exception.

 

Deadline

All submissions must be received by Thursday, July 13, 2017 Noon EDT.

 

Eligibility

The competition is open to any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program, or any early stage professional (in their career 5 years or less) currently enrolled in a graduate or executive level program.

Submission Guidelines

The online submission process is simple:

  1. Meet the eligibility requirements
  2. Write a 500 word (maximum)/1 page essay addressing one or more of the posed questions below
  3. Submit the essay through the online application at the bottom of this page (Free of Charge)

Essay Questions

Essays must address one or more of the following questions:

  1. How has your design and design management education prepared you for the "real world"?
  2. What skills/ knowledge do you think are most valuable?
  3. In which ways do you feel unprepared?
  4. What can organizations like DMI do to support you, and how can they do so?
  5. As an early career professional, what do you know now, that you wish you had known/studied in college?

Essay responses must adhere to all of the following format:

  • May not exceed 500 words/1 page
  • Include your email address and phone number at the top of page
  • Include your GPA and professor/advisor name and email address at the top of page
  • Must fit on a single, one-sided page document
  • Must be uploaded in PDF file format
  • May be written in any style

Winner Notification

Winners will be notified by email from DMI by the end of August. Winners will have 48 hours to confirm acceptance, or risk losing their award.


The Award

Ten student winners will receive the following:

  • Free registration to the dmi: Design Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, MN September 24-26, 2017 ($1,000 value)
  • A free ticket to the dmi: Design Value Awards reception and dinner  ceremony September 25, 2017 ($200 value)
  • Recognition at the Design Leadership Conference

Conditions

Awards will be granted provided the following conditions are met:

  • Application meets all Deadline, Eligibility, Essay, and Submission criteria listed above.
  • Travel and lodging is the responsibility of the winner. DMI will connect you with other winners.
  • While at the conference, winning applicants are expected to provide some volunteer logistical support to the speakers and the DMI Program Manager.
  • Winners are expected to attend the DVA reception and a 7:30am Monday morning meeting with executive sponsors.
  • Awards must be claimed by email within 48 hours of email notification.

 

 

All submissions Must be Received by Thursday, July 13, 2017 Noon EDT


 

 

 

 

 

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