University Career Center

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UPDATE: The Career Center has transitioned to a new platform called "Handshake". Career Center Connector is no longer accessible and has been replaced by Handshake.

Every Wednesday, 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 the Career Center Connector (C3). While you're there, see what other interesting opportunities you find! C3 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 a resume builder, C3 also contains information about employer presentations, career fairs, work-shops, and on-campus interviews.

Geni Harclerode, Assistant Director, Experiential Learning and Employer Development

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GENI'S PICK: Challenge Detroit Fellow - Challenge Detroit
JOB ID: 51706

One of my favorite aspects about the students I meet at University of Michigan is the deep passion and committment so many possess for serving their surrounding communities. I work with a lot of students who may not be totally sure what their ultimate career goal is, but they know what ever they are doing, they want to make an impact. That's what I love about the Challenge Detroit Fellowship program, a unique one year opportunity for recent grads to live, work, and play in the city of Detroit. Fellows are staffed four days a week at a Detroit-based employer, giving recent grads the chance to grow their professional experience. But fellows also spend a day working with area non-profits and on initiatives designed to make a positive impact for the city. And if you are chosen as a fellow, you'll have a community of 29 other passionate and hard-working peers selected to do the same!

Job ID # 51706 in Career Center Connector (C3)

Amy (Hoag) Longhi, Assistant Director, Counseling and Advising Services

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AMY'S PICK: Safety & Health Intern - Consumers Energy
JOB ID: 51618

I meet with many students, particularly first and second year students, looking to develop on-the-job skills around problem solving and critical thinking. This internship with Consumers Energy, is a great opportunity for students to work as part of a corporate team, supporting the field employees and ensuring their safety and health on projects. In addition, the opportunities are available in a variety of Michigan locations (Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing and Livonia). 

Job ID # 51618 in Career Center Connector (C3)

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NATE'S PICK: Health Information Technology Intern - Altarum Institute
JOB ID: 51504

It’s easy to overlook a position because you think that it’s not what you are interested in. For example, you may not want to work in a hospital because you’re not interested in health care; however, not all jobs in a hospital are related to health care. There’s marketing, plant operations, human resources, public relations, fund raising, IT, etc. — the list goes on.

So with that in mind I thought I’d point out a position that might initially scare some people off because they don’t think that “technology” is a field that they’re interested in or they don’t think that “health care” is an industry that’s for them. 

Based on the description this position appears to be focused on areas that you’re probably really good at — research and problem solving. Step back from the title of the position and look at some of the duties and skills associated with the position: 

  • Research & analysis
  • Development of educational/outreach materials
  • Development and implementation of marketing & promotional ideas
  • Participation in brainstorming sessions
  • Project coordination / administrative support

Hopefully you didn’t just see “Health Information” or “Technology Intern” and then move on to the next position because you didn’t explore. Hopefully you realize that you’re probably suited and well qualified for a number of positions but just need to dig a little deeper when exploring. Maybe dig a little deeper with figuring out what your interests could include and then talk to people to learn more about what options are out there.

And hopefully you find this paid internship really cool/interesting and one that you could totally do a great job at -- and gain some experience with along the way. 

P.s. - It's in ANN ARBOR!

Job ID # 51504 in Career Center Connector (C3)


Photo Credit: Lawrence Lazare CC BY 2.0