University Career Center

Every Monday, 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.

Lauren Van Hulle, Career Coach​A picture of Laurenl's staff pick

LAUREN'S PICK: Assistant Manager/ Operations Summer Internship at Gulfside Resorts

Do you want to gain experience in Hospitality, Marketing, Sales and Web Development, while working at a coastal resort this summer?!?  Gulfside Resorts in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, has the opportunity for you!  Take advantage of this chance to develop great skills while making connections within the hospitality industry! Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors from all majors are welcome to apply! ... Did I mention housing and bike are provided?!?

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Nate Hill, Content/Community StrategistA picture of Nate's staff pick

NATE'S PICK: Human Resources Internship / Co-Op (Summer 2016) at Tesla Motors

I had a hard time picking a position this week — because there are a lot of great choices. I narrowed it down to three though: TeslaNBC Universal, and SPORK!

The video editor position at SPORK! stood out to me because of their commitment to advocating for individuals with cognitive, physical, and non-apparent differences. I think the experience there would open your eyes to so many things that we as a community could be doing better so that everyone has the same great experience(s) in life.

The NBC Universal internship stood out because of my past experience meeting a U of M student who interned there a couple of years ago. She spoke about all the amazing opportunities she had and so I think, in the sense of being able to learn a lot from multiple people & departments, this would be a great experience for you as well.

Ultimately however I’m recommending Tesla because I’m a huge fan of the way they are (potentially) disrupting the automative industry. I believe their new Model 3 has 200,000 reservations/deposits (and counting) and it’s exciting to see what they’re going to do next. They remind me (and a lot of others) of Apple when Steve Jobs came back right before the launch of the iPod.

If things end up heading in a similar path as Apple then as a fan of technology and automotive endeavors I strongly encourage you to check out Tesla to see if there’s a fit for you — if you’re interested in that space too :-) 

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Angelicia Morton, Information Services Manager

A picture of Angel's staff pick
ANGELICIA'S PICK: Local Planning Intern at Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

If you have plans to be in the Windy City this summer and are looking for an internship, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is hiring an intern in the Local Planning Division.

For this positions, your skills in research, written and oral communication, critical analysis, and team work will be developed. Plus, you get to enjoy the sites of Chicago, IL. Who wouldn't love that?! This position would start in May or June of this year and has the potential to continue past the summer.

I found this opportunity by setting these filters:

  1. Job Type: Internship
  2. Location: Chicago
  3. Expiration Date: 5/1/2016 - 8/1/2016

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