University Career Center

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One-to-One Career Advising

Something we hear from students is "I wish I would have known about this sooner." And by 'this' they mean meeting with a career coach or career advisor.

Michigan is a big place. And there are a lot of great people and resources on campus. So many people and resources that you probably won't have time to meet them all and make the most of those opportunities.

Your school or college may offer career resources and events. You may seek out advice and recommendations from your professors or people they know. Your academic advisor might share their thoughts with you. There might be a supervisor or mentor on campus that you turn to for career help.

Those are all great. Just know that there are also people and resources here at the University Career Center that you can utilize specifically to help you increase your odds of being successful in your internship/job search.

In particular, know that if you've been applying to internships/jobs and you're not being offered an interview (or you're getting interviews but you're not getting actual offers) then you probably need to switch things up and adjust your approach.

Come to us if you want to go over things like:

  • changing up your approach when applying to internships/jobs
  • improving upon (or creating) your resume and cover letter
  • maximizing your time and efforts when using Handshake or LinkedIn
  • preparing for interviews or case studies by doing practice ones with an advisor
  • finding professional clothing for networking events, conferences, fairs, and interviews

We're also here for you if you want to explore:

  • career/major options (and internship/job questions you have related to those options)
  • graduate/professional school
  • options for a gap year

You can meet with us in-person, by phone, or by Google Hangout. And depending on what you want to chat about, the advising session will last 20-40 minutes.

Schedule an Appointment

You're probably used to meeting with an academic advisor, right? Because you want to make sure you're on track to graduate and that you're taking the right classes. Those are often mandatory meetings.

But are you also thinking about what you need to be doing so that you're on track to secure an internship or a job after graduation? Because that's just as important. And those meetings usually aren't mandatory. Those are often up to you to set up.

So don't wait because it's never too early to start. Make an appointment and make sure you're maximizing your odds by understanding what you need to be doing.


Shopping Event For U-M Students on September 30th

There's a fun shopping event taking place on September 30th, 2018 at Briarwood Mall. You can shop for suits, dresses, coats, pants, shoes, and accessories — all at deeply discounted prices. There will also be prizes given away throughout the evening.

We've partnered with JCPenney to promote this event (i.e., the 'Suit Up' event) so that you're aware of this opportunity to shop while getting an extra 40% off business professional / business casual attire.

JCPenney is closing their store to the public. So you'll need your UM ID in order to get in and receive your 40% off coupon during check-in.

A bus will be provided by your awesome Central Student Government (CSG). The bus will leave from the Cube/Flemming Building area located at 515 E Jefferson St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. It'll be running every 30 minutes from campus to JCPenney.

PS - If you missed the two Clothes Closet events this semester, don't worry. You can still schedule an individual appointment to use the Clothes Closet during the remainder of semester.


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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