University Career Center

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Every week, we highlight a few positions that we think you'll find 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, workshops, and on-campus interviews.

Kathleen McDonald, Career Coach

KATHLEEN'S PICK: Software Engineer Intern, Big Data (Summer 2019) at Poshmark

California + Fashion + Paid Internship = YES PLEASE! Are numbers/spreadsheets/databases 'your thing'? Then you don't want to miss out on applying to this Software Engineering Internship at Poshmark in Redwood City, CA. Poshmark is an awesome app that allows people to buy, sell, and share their style ⏤ making shopping simple and fun. Over 10 weeks, these interns will work in different big data technologies such as Spark, Kinesis, Redshift, and MORE! Plus, there will be free lunches/snacks, a MacBook Pro to use, fun company parties, and personal style is encouraged! This is a great opportunity to learn a lot about different databases & strengthen your software development skills. Apply today!!

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Nate Hill, Social Media & Community Engagement Strategist

NATE'S PICK: Human Resources Intern at Dyson​

For some of the picks, I try to put myself back in your shoes. And in doing so, I imagine that (knowing what I know now) this Dyson HR Internship seems like a great opportunity to: 1) work at a company doing cool things, 2) work in a great city over the summer, and 3) learn about the hiring and recruiting practices at a well known company. So a lot of great opportunities wrapped up in one but in particular the aspect of understanding what a big well known organization looks for in candidates is the key that stands out to me. And it seems like something that'd be invaluable to know for your career beyond just this moment in time. The "behind the scenes" type of info that you'd glean (while learning cool stuff and living in Chicago) just seems like something you should be jumping at.

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Dina Habibovic, Student Information Desk Assistant

DINA'S PICK: Medical Office Assistant at Vicky Savas, MD - Cardiovascular Disease
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2018 

I chose this posting because I still consider myself a pre-med student and this was one of the few positions that actually related to my field ⏤ and accepted all of my listed 'employer preferences. It also is a paid position which I feel is important to students that are self-supported and need to maintain a source of income. Also in general, I feel as if this is an interesting position. It allows you to work hands on taking EKG's, drawing blood, and doing patient history. It's a practical position that actually offers a lot of hands on work for students in a pre-health discipline. It also is in Michigan, which I feel makes it a plus because there isn't any issue with relocation.

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