University Career Center

Every week, join us here as we plan to highlight a few positions that we think you'll find particularly interesting. Learn more by checking out each pick on Handshake. While you're there, see what other interesting opportunities you find! Handshake is a great way to start exploring your career options and it is also the best way to stay informed on what you need to know as a job or internship seeker while you're a student here at U of M. Besides housing job & internship opportunities, Handshake also contains information about employer presentations, career fairs, work-shops, and on-campus interviews.


Mariella Mecozzi, Senior Assistant Director, Pre-Professional Services​

MARIELLA'S PICK: Research Associate II position in Molecular Oncology and Transitional Mouse Models of Cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2017

Are you interested in translational research?  The laboratory of Dr. Elsa R. Flores, Chair of Molecular Oncology at Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center on the University of South Florida Campus is seeking a highly motivated research associate interested in developing and testing novel therapies to target the p53 pathway using mouse models of human cancer.  For details, see Handhshake job id #542512. 


Andree Joyaux, Recruitment Coordinator

ANDREE'S PICK: Human Factors Intern (multiple positions) at Intuitive Surgical
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 17, 2017

This is the future – human-computer interaction! And healthcare is a fast-growing and fast-changing field with the ability to positively impact patients around the world.

Intuitive Surgical uses technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness. They’re looking for master’s and PhD students for summer 2017 internships. The interns will support the human factors engineering team focused on user research and usability testing of their products. Sounds like a great opportunity to learn and apply leading edge technologies to improve healthcare and benefit society at large. And a perfect opportunity for students who want to experience real-world applications of their science, medicine and/or technology education. This is the company that introduced the da Vinci® Surgical System and today, Intuitive Surgical is the global leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery. 

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Nate Hill, Content/Community Strategist

NATE'S PICK: Student Intern at Meridian Health Plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 6, 2016

We have a lot of students who are interested in the health care field so when I saw this internship for Meridian Health Plan, which is located in downtown Detroit, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to get experience in the health care field while also getting a chance to learn about and explore more of Detroit. 

There are a number of departments that are looking for summer interns. So regardless of what type of job responsibilities you’re looking for the odds are high that they’ll have something for you. 

Human Resources, Pharmacy, Communications, IT, Training & Development, Legal/Compliance, and Finance are just a few of the areas you could focus on.

As an added bonus/tip, most organizations of this size with this level of department variety usually have some type of way for you to experience what it’s like in other areas of the company — which makes exploring your options through an internship that much easier. 

Even if they don’t have that you should still be able to ask your supervisor (or a colleague) if they know someone you can chat with in another department you may be interested in. This would allow you to really utilize your summer lunches to explore the rest of the organization and also make some connections for later down the road.

Check out the summer projects that are available and see if any of those fit with some of the experiences and skills you’re looking to further develop. See how you can apply some of what you’ve learned in the classroom in a more business setting. 

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