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 Career Center Connector is no longer accessible and has been replaced by Handshake.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.

Chelsea Greene, Career Coach

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CHELSEA'S PICK: Clean Water Action - Intern / Part Time Organizer
JOB ID: 47113

Passionate about environmental activism? Want an experience working in a non-profit? Take a look at this internship offered by Clean Water Action!

I picked this internship because it will give you the skills you need to pursue a full-time job in environmental advocacy. Not only will you learn about environmental issues and the legislative process through seminars, you will also have the great learning experience of organizing a grassroots campaign to affect social change. Plus, it's a paid experience! This is a great way to back up your passion for the environment with the skills you need to have a positive influence on the world!

Job ID # 47113 in Career Center Connector (C3)

Mariella Mecozzi, Senior Assistant Director, Pre-Professional Services


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MARIELLA'S PICK: FirstGEN Summer Fellow - First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship
JOB ID: 50178

Are you the first in your family to attend college?  Are you passionate about social justice issues?  If you answered, "yes" & "yes", check the First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship program (multiple locations nationwide.)   During this ten-week summer program you will work on civil rights matters as full time Public Policy & Social Justice intern while also participating in an advocacy training program and receive a $1,500 stipend. For internship duties see:

Job ID # 50178 in Career Center Connector (C3)

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DUSTY'S PICK: The Volvo Group - Intern/Co-op Summer 2015
JOB ID: 51119

Sometimes you just have to like a company/organization's products -- that may be all that's needed to have an interest in working for them and discovering whether or not you yourself would want to be a part of the team.

For some, Volvo may be one of those organizations.

In addition to it being Volvo that's offering this internship, another thing that caught my eye is that it seems as if this is for all class levels. You need 30 credits before you start which means that first year students could apply to as long as they meet that requirement by the start of the position.

I had a friend who interned at one of the Big 3 the summer of their freshman year and that experience was helpful to them throughout their collegiate experience and beyond. Even though they didn't end up in the automotive industry after graduation they could always pull from that internship experience for skills they learned, individuals they formed relationships with, and just the overall experience they could talk about in later interviews.

One thing about large organizations is that you can really explore so many interest -- from design to marketing to engineering to sales the possibilities are usually unlimited. Get your foot in the door and you'll have an abundance of opportunities in front of you.

Job ID # 48158 in Career Center Connector (C3)


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