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.
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.
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.
Events This Week
- Oct 1st: Learn about Oakland University’s School of Medicine and what it takes to be a competitive candidate (12PM)
- Oct 1st: Work on creating or improving your resume during Resume Lab (2PM)
- Oct 1st: Juniors + Seniors, learn about corporate internship and full-time opportunities at Restaurant Brands International Inc. (i.e., Tim Hortons, Burger King, Popeyes) (5:30PM)
- Oct 1st: First-year students, learn what employers look for in interns and what you need to do to get an internship (6PM)
- Oct 2nd: Learn how to disclose your disability or request accommodations during your career search process (2PM)
- Oct 2nd: Drop in during Internship Lab to get help with searching for and applying to internships (5PM)
- Oct 2nd: Hear from StockX CEO, Josh Luber — they’ll be giving away a free pair of Nike x Off-White “Grim Reaper” Blazers (5PM)
- Oct 3rd: Learn about WRP, a federal government sponsored recruitment and referral program that connects college students and recent grads w/ disabilities to paid summer internships and full-time positions (11AM)
- Oct 3rd: Attend an info session to learn about economic consulting and how you can contribute/grow at Analysis Group (4PM)
- Oct 3rd: Work on creating or improving your resume during Resume Lab (5PM)
- Oct 3rd: Join IBM’s networking mixer and learn about full time opportunities at their GBS - Commercial Sector team and what it’s like to work as a consultant (5PM)
- Oct 4th: Attend Spectrum’s (the 2nd largest cable provider in the US) recruiting event to learn about their internship and full-time opportunities (10AM)
- Oct 4th: Work on creating or improving your resume during Resume Lab (2PM)
- Oct 4th: Hear from U-M alumni who work in government/non-profit/public service and get tips from them on how to find internship and job opportunities (4:30PM)
- Oct 4th: Attend IBM’s Summit info session (5PM)
- Oct 4th: Hear from the Executive Vice President of Product & Strategy at Spectrum (the 2nd largest cable provider in the US) (6PM)
- Oct 5th: Hear from Dee Tomasetta, the Associate Choreographer of the Broadway National Tour, as she teaches a master class (12PM)
- Oct 5th: Drop in during Internship Lab to get help with searching for and applying to internships (2PM)
- Oct 5th: Learn about the MMI interview format if you're thinking about applying to medical, dental, pharmacy, or veterinary school (4PM)
- Oct 5th: Find out everything you need to know in order to ace your internship/job interviews (5PM)
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.