The EXCEL Lab is SMTD’s home base for performing arts entrepreneurship, leadership, and career services. We take a personalized, collaborative approach to professional development by first exploring students’ individual visions and goals, and then connecting them with the resources they need to thrive. Whether you are seeking out a new career pathway or honing in on your competitive edge, EXCEL offers comprehensive access to skill-building, mentorship, and funding to help make your dreams a reality.
The Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Career Empowerment & Leadership (EXCEL) Lab catalyzes success for SMTD students and alumni through weekly workshops, 1:1 mentoring, and more than $100,000 in student project and venture funding. Our programming is made possible by the Meta Weiser EXCEL Fund, thanks to a generous gift from retired Ambassador and current U-M Regent Ronald N. Weiser (BBA ’66) and Eileen Weiser (MMus’75).
Learn more about the various ways we serve U-M students in our annual report.