University Career Center

Cover image over downtown Ann Arbor that says "1.25.16" -- used for this week's Staff Picks image

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.

Ashlen Olive, Marketing SpecialistA picture of Ashlen's staff pick

ASHLEN'S PICK:  New Business Development Manager at Tough Mudder

Even if you've never personally competed in the Tough Mudder before, you've probably heard of it. The Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile obstacle course completely flooded with mud. It's for people who are super determined to do what it takes to swim through, jump in, and run through mud to get to the finish line. 

The Tough Mudder for 2016 is already set, however, they are looking for a New Business Development Manager to help plan the 2017 Tough Mudder. That means they are looking for someone to research new markets, evaluate how the Tough Mudder’s business should operate in different/new markets, and be responsible for sourcing potential partners. If you can balance a lot of projects at once, want to relocate to Brooklyn, NY, and have a desire to work for a great organization, I would apply!

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Alex Butler, Information Desk Assistant

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ALEX'S PICK: Marketing and Special Events Intern at Mackinac State Historic Parks

Do you have an interest in the environment and want to learn more about how to market state parks to the entire country? Look no further than the Mackinac State Historic Parks internship in Mackinac, MI. The Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP) are currently leading in most areas of museum operations. In fact, the MSHP is one of only 25 museums in the nation to have been accredited 4 times!

The Marketing and Special Events Intern will be responsible for assisting visitors at all historic sites within the MSHP. Their duties will include, but are not limited to, providing overviews of all park sites, assisting staff with evening programs and weddings. In addition, interns will have an opportunity to participate in all facets of marketing including social media management, creating and distributing advertising materials and more. This internship will last 12 weeks and provide students with a competitive stipend.

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Nate Hill, Content/Community Strategist


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NATE'S PICK: Emory Medicine Summer Internship Program at Emory Healthcare

Emory is offering an awesome opportunity to explore health care from an administrative side. See what it’s like to work in the health care industry and get a first hand feel for what goes into running a physical practice of more than 1,800 specialists, sub specialists and primary care physicians. 

This is a 10-12 week paid internship that should give you plenty of opportunities to stand out, make an impact, and gain valuable skills that you can use wherever you end up after graduation.

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