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.


Angelicia Morton, Information Services Manager

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ANGEL'S PICK: Account Management Summer Internship - Gartner
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2016

Who wouldn't want to be down is sunny Florida for the summer?! If you see yourself enjoying a Florida orange in Florida, you may wan t to check out the Account Management Summer Internship at Gartner! The Account Management Summer Internship is a comprehensive program in Gartner’s Small & Medium Business (SMB) sales channel. This is a paid summer internship opportunity that could lead to a full time job offer!

I found this internship by searching the list of participating organization for the Fall Career Expo and saw that Gartner was attending on 10/7. I navigated to their main profile page and saw the job posting there.

Happy Searching!!

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Sally Schueneman, Career Events Manager

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SALLY'S PICK: Digital Marketing Content Developer/Copywriter - Spectrum Communications and Consulting, Inc.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2015

For anyone interested in non-profits, marketing/PR, fundraising, or film publicity and promotion, this well-established organization based in Chicago has several opportunities available for summer 2015. While the internships are unpaid, there is significant opportunity to gain useful experience and skills and there are some perks included. The location in downtown Chicago is great for a summer, and the schedule of the internships (3 days/week) is flexible enough to allow you to fill the time in other ways--a separate internship or maybe a part-time paying job.

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NATE'S PICK: Human Resources Internship/Co-Op (Spring 2016) - Tesla Motors
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 21, 2015

The new Steve Jobs movie is getting ready to come out and it got me thinking, what other CEO is thought to have a similar type of vision? Tesla's CEO Elon Musk comes to mind and I tend to think that Tesla Motors as an organization will continue to push the automotive industry, as we're already seeing other companies start to build electric vehicles that compete with Tesla's current models.

Tesla will at the Fall Career Expo this week and they have opportunities for all majors and all class years -- yes, they are there to speak with first-year students too.

If the idea of working at an organization that's pushing boundaries and is being led by a CEO who seems to have a knack for understanding where a lot of industries and technologies are moving towards in the future is something that excites you then I think this would be a great opportunity for you.

It seems like a given that they have tech positions so if that's of interest to you then you'll find a handful of opportunities on Handshake.

But what about if you don't see yourself as an engineer? No worries. The Human Resource internship offers two very cool opportunities that seem like a great fit for students from non-engineering backgrounds.

One option is on the 'Benefits' team where you'd work on managing data, understanding & processing benefits, and researching new initiatives that will create a better work environment for Tesla employees.

The second option is with the 'Organizational Learning & Development' team where you would focus on, research, and develop new training initiatives for Tesla employees; as well as write and edit internal communications.

These are really two positions that stand out for being internally focused on your co-workers/colleagues rather than externally focused on customers.

What can you be doing to make your organization a better place to work? It's an interesting question and for those that are up to the challenge I think you'll have a lot of fun doing so at an organization like Tesla.

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