Information Regarding All Applications:

  • The MSBC BIG Initiative will accept nominations until Aug. 20, at noon EST.
  • Nominees must be in their junior or senior undergraduate year of college at the time of this year’s Michigan Sport Business Conference (Oct. 6, 2017).
  • The MSBC BIG Initiative Selection Committee will determine the 10 BIG Initiative honorees based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to, uniqueness and exceptionalism, measurable accomplishments, creativity, innovation and leadership.
  • One BIG Initiative honoree will be picked as the ‘Valedictorian’ of the BIG Initiative Class of 2017. The ‘Valedictorian’ will receive a special announcement at the conference.
  • The BIG Initiative honorees must be available to attend the conference on Oct. 6, 2017.



  1. The MSBC BIG Initiative Selection Committee requests applicants provide information regarding background, extracurricular activities and work/internship experience. To provide us with that information, please attach your resume in the application.
  2. In addition, to learn more about you and your achievements, a letter of recommendation for the MSBC BIG Initiative Selection Committee is highly recommended but not required.
  3. Applicants must answer the following questions:
    • 140-Character Description
      • Tell us about yourself in a tweet: 140 characters or less!
    • Short Essays (Answer both questions in 400 words or less)
      • What is the biggest issue facing the sport industry today? Please share one idea you have of how to fix or mediate it.
      • Who is your role model in the sport industry and why?

Please submit your application with all the aforementioned materials HERE.

Thank you and good luck to all those applying!