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.

Tyler Wang, Recruitment CoordinatorA picture of Tyler's staff pick

TYLER'S PICK: Merchandising Internship at
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 02, 2016 has been a Chicagoland business since 1956 and currently offers our customers an assortment of more than 1,000,000 products so they can find exactly what they need—no matter what business they're in. We sell over $1.2 billion in products across technology, cleaning & breakroom supplies, business furniture, medical supplies, safety products and general office supplies.  In 1998, proudly became part of Staples, Inc., careful to maintain our original small company feel while adding the benefits and support of a major corporation. 

As the Merchandising Intern, you will assist in creating Quill’s Mail & Ship and Paper programs the “Best In Class” online shopping experience. You will be responsible for conducting competitive online research, web content, key brands needed to win in these businesses (if any). At the end of this program, you will know how to execute competitive analysis, segments of Category Management, Marketing, and Ecommerce.

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

NATE'S PICK: Social Media and Videography at University of Michigan Athletics

Interested in digital/social media? Here’s a great opportunity to assist in a number of areas related to social media, email, video, and graphic design for one of the most recognizable brands in the world — your University, specifically the Athletics Department.

I ran across this opportunity while searching for the keyword “video” in Handshake. Here’s your chance to get some great experience while adding to your portfolio. Teamwork, problem solving, professionalism, and communications skills are skills that you can take with you anywhere you go and I imagine that you’ll get plenty of practice in all of those areas working in the Athletics Department across so many sports, with so many people. 

Plus the odds are really high that the connections you’d make, whether with fellow students or those already in the Athletics Department, are going to help you build a community of people you can depend on and reach out to in the future should you decide to stay or look elsewhere.

Again this seems like an awesome opportunity and that’s not even taking into consideration all the great athletic events you’d be a part of. Check it out. Deadline to apply May 13th! #GoBlue #ConnectUMich

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Joelle Fundaro, Career Coach

A picture of Joelle's staff pick
JOELLE'S PICK: Sport and Event Management Internship (Orlando Fl/Tampa Fl) at Prospect Wire Baseball

What a great opportunity in the Sunshine State! This internship is based in Orlando and Tampa, Fl. Prospect Wire (PW) is an event organizer and scouting service for high school baseball players and elite summer travel baseball organizations.  PW organizes mass-scale tournaments across the United States that feature some of the nation’s top high school baseball talent.  A given event can have anywhere from 16 to 150 teams. Students will develop the skills of an aspiring sports management and event management student and providing them with real-world experience of creating and managing outdoor, fast-paced amateur baseball events. Objectives would include: tasks organized pre-event, post-event and at the events themselves.  Interns would be expected to attend as many events as possible during their internship.

Applicants are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Be sure to check it out if you want to be explore the sports industry.

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