The 30 Nominations

NOMINATIONS

The 30 is a publication from the Haworth College of Business that recognizes emerging business leaders who are providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world. 

Like many publications highlighting business leaders, The 30 honors impact in the business world, and it also connects alumni with the college and one another through networking. 

If you know of an alum who should be included, or if you meet the criteria for The 30, then fill out our nomination form for the college's digital publication.

Deadline

If you would like to apply or nominate an individual for the next class of The 30, to be selected in November 2020, please do so via the following form. All submissions are due by October 23

Criteria

Nominees must:

  • Have graduated from the Haworth College of Business in the past 10 years.

  • Have significant achievements through application of their business and leadership skills.

  • Have demonstrated a strong sense of vision for the future.

  • Have a minimum of two years of professional experience.

Selection

A committee composed of faculty, staff and Young Alumni Advisory Board members will evaluate the nominations (with names redacted), using a holistic scoring method, looking for evidence of the following:

  • Significant accomplishments in the business world since graduation (maximum of 20 points)
  • Meeting or surpassing milestones—corporate or external recognition of efforts (maximum of 10 points)
  • Community involvement and vision in regard to service (maximum of 10 points)

Up to 10 additional points will be awarded based on the panel's overall impression of the materials (completeness and strong narrative as to why this person is worthy of being honored).

While each nominee may not excel in each of the above areas, strong evidence of achievement in several of the areas above will create a strong nomination.

If you have any questions about The 30 or the application process, please contact Molly Goaley

NOMINATION FORM

Students must nominate themselves for The 30. To suggest that a student consider applying for The 30, fill out the student suggestion form

If you are a student nominating yourself, please complete the information below. 

Your nine-digit WMU Identification Number.
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Please provide information for two references below.

(Resume is optional)
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Please provide information about your nominee in each field below.

Mandatory essay
Provide a statement of between 250-500 words describing why your background makes you a remarkable business student uniquely qualified to represent the ingenuity, professionalism, excellence and engagement of the Haworth College of Business as a candidate for The 30. Please include your name at the top of your document. 

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Second essay
Please respond to one of the following essay questions. Please include your name at the top of your document, as well as the essay prompt you have chosen to answer.

  • In 500 or fewer words, please comment on your personal growth and how you have sought out opportunities to help you become the student and community member you are today.
  • In 500 or fewer words, please comment on how you engage with and inspire your peers and how this engagement has enhanced both your life and the lives of those around you.
  • In 500 or fewer words, please discuss how you positively impact the communities in which you live, learn and work. What has this taught you about yourself and your communities?
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