University Career Center

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Gain Public Relations (PR) Experience And Boost Your Resume In Just One Week

If you're interested in gaining PR experience so you can add it to your resume and/or so you can see what it's like to work in the industry then you should take part in the BLASTmedia Employer Challenge.

You can take part as an individual or as a team. If joining as a team, grab a friend(s) and sign up together.

BLASTmedia professionals will provide feedback to everyone who takes part in the PR challenge. And a prize will be provided to the winning person or group.

If you do a lot of presentations in class (or you want more experience doing presentations) then this is right up your alley.

This is a great way to make professional connections in the PR industry. And it's a nice alternative to waiting in line to speak to recruiters at career fairs.

The application for this challenge closes on Tuesday, October 30th - apply ASAP! 

Apply To The BLASTmedia Employer Challenge

This is for you if:

  • You want to learn more about what it's like to work in PR/Marketing/Advertising
  • You want to practice your team-building and presentation skills 
  • You want to have fun while learning about working in PR and how to get your clients message in front of the right audience 
  • You're looking for a way to connect with an employer for the first time 
  • You're not sure what you're most interested in and want to try something out
  • You're creative, and love coming up with awesome ideas

Learn About Popular Industries Through Personalized Messages ⏤ Messages Include Internship/Job Postings, Resources, And Relevant Events

Do you want someone to send you events and opportunities that are tailored to a specific interest of yours? If yes, join a Career Track.

Join a Career Track and you'll receive messages about internship and job openings. You'll also get access to guest talks and networking events that feature alumni & professionals who work in that particular field or industry.

Being a part of a Career Track is a great way to meet & learn from people who are:

  • Doing what you want to do
  • Working at companies that you want to work at

It's also a great way to meet other students interested in a similar career path as you.

Below are the steps on how to join a Career Track:

  • Sign into Handshake
  • Click on your name in the top right hand corner
  • Click on 'Your Career Interests' from the list of options (under 'Applications')
  • Scroll down to Career Tracks (under 'Where are you interested in living?')
  • Select which Career Tracks you want to join
  • Click 'Save My Career Interests' and you're done

Join A Career Track Via Handshake

Here's a list of tracks that you can currently join:

Biotechnology • Consulting • Data Science • Fashion • Finance • Government • Health • Law • Marketing/Advertising/PR • Nonprofit • Sales • Sports

Events This Week

To see other events related to internships, jobs, and general career exploration, please visit our Upcoming Events page. All of the upcoming events are also listed in Handshake as well as on the Happening @ Michigan events calendar.

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