University Career Center

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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 opportuntiies, Handshake also contains information about employer presentations, career fairs, work-shops, and on-campus interviews.


Ashlen Olive, Marketing Specialist

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ASHLEN'S PICK: Social Media and Digital Marketing Content Creator and Online Writing Internship - Suit Social Media
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2015

For anyone interested in getting hands-on experience with search engine optimization and social media, this is the position for you! I don't know what's better, the fact that Suit Social Media is based in Chicago or that the position includes being a blogger, vlogger, street team leader, and online marketing content creator. It's an ideal package for anyone wanting an internship in digital media marketing. 

If your interested in any/all of the following weekly tasks you should most definitely apply for this position:

  • Creating content for emails, social media, blogs, videos, graphics, etc.
  • Developing, measuring, and understanding analytics and engagement of the outlets listed above.
  • Engaging with people all over the world through social media.

Click here to view this position in Handshake


Chelsea Greene, Career Coach

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CHELSEA'S PICK: The Helen Rodriguez -Trias Women's Health Leadership Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2015

This is a great example of a way to combine a passion for social justice with the research and writing skills gained in any UM degree! If you are interested in policy, public health, and women's rights then you should check it out!

Click here to view this position in Handshake

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MARIELLA'S PICK: Biotechnology Specialist - Japan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2015

Would you be interested in spending three years (or more) working for Shusaku Yamamoto, a leading biotechnology intellectual property firm in Osaka, Japan? If you have an advanced degree in any biomedical science, have strong critical reading and written abilities, and prefer interpreting data and designing experiments over conducting them yourself, this position is for you. As a Biotechnology Specialist you will review scientific literature and synthesize the results in a concise and clear written analysis. Training in international patent law and practice will be provided. No Japanese knowledge required. Employer will sponsor Japanese work visa. 

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