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.

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ALEX'S PICK:  Summer Maintenance - Camp Concordia

Interested in spending a summer of the beautiful chain of Woodbeck lakes north of Grand Rapids? If so, you should consider applying for the summer maintenance position at Camp Concordia. This position is a great opportunity to better maintenance skills and build bond with young adults of the Christian faith. In addition to assisting the maintenance team in repairs remodels, and general construction, maintenance staff will also work as apart of the ministry team to provide counsel and leadership to campers. The camp runs from May 27 to July 30, which provides ample time for taking additional classes, spending time with family, etc. If interested, please visit the handshake posting for more information.

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Patrick Parkinson, Career Advisor & Student Advisor

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PATRICK'S PICK: Police Officer - Houston Police Department

Are you a student looking to start your career as a police officer in the fourth largest, and one of the fastest growing cities in America?

The Houston Police Department is hiring qualified police officer candidates for the 2015 academy classes. As the fifth largest agency in the nation, HPD sets the bar for professionalism, innovation and a progressive approach to community-based policing. Our 5,300 officers and 1,300 civilian employees are a dedicated, enthusiastic group of professionals who proudly serve over 2 million Houston residents.

Officers receive a competitive salary with regular salary increases, city-subsidized insurance, 11 paid holidays with an additional 41-61 paid days off per year, tuition reimbursement, as well as retirement plans and a pension plan with early retirement options.

No prior training or experience is required to become a Houston police officer. Upon employment, you will attend our 6 month paid police academy and will receive specialized training from some of the finest officers in law enforcement.

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Aminta Valmon-Charles, Information Desk Assistant


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AMINTA'S PICK: Children’s Corps Member - Fostering Change

We've all heard of the wonderful money saving app, Groupon. But have you ever wondered how the products you're saving money on appear on Groupon? Well, this position as an Account Executive with Groupon has your answer! Responsibilities include building relationships and generating leads which will ultimately lead to business generated to be sold through the Groupon Getaways. You will play a key role in driving new business for Groupon's global travel platform helping drive various outbound campaigns. You will focus on new product offerings, building relationships with boutique hotels, B&B’s and smaller chains, listening to their needs to craft a deal that is going to get them the customers that they want, when they want them. This is a great opportunity for a Sales Professional who is passionate about the travel industry and comfortable in a fast paced, forward thinking environment.  

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