The University Career Center (UCC) offers Internship/Resume Labs to help you reach the desired outcome you're looking for.
Labs are designed so you can drop-in and leave at any time. No appointment necessary.
You may have questions about:
- How to start your internship search
- Specific areas within your resume or cover letter
- Additional guidance for things that are unique to your situation
- How you can find opportunities that match what you want to do
- How you can make sure your resume makes it through keyword filters so it's actually seen by recruiters
- What you should do if you don't know anyone that works at a specific company or in a specific industry/field
If you're still working on your resume or if you're still getting your summer internship plans in order then you should stop by one of the labs this week:
- October 17th: Internship Lab — 3 PM, Hatcher Graduate Library, 1st Floor Gallery Space
- October 17th: Resume Lab — 5 PM, University Career Center
- October 18th: Resume Lab — 2 PM, University Career Center
- October 19th: Internship Lab — 2 PM, University Career Center
Everyone’s resume and internship search will be unique. But there are a lot of things everyone should know and be doing (including you) regardless of whether you’re interested in research, finance, fashion, health, music, advertising, technology, etc.
Plus, students say that they feel more equipped after attending a lab. Why wouldn't you want to feel the same way for your resume or internship search?
Looking for a job or internship but don't know where to start at?
Have you heard of Handshake? It was built by college students to make it easier to find companies that are looking to hire college students for their internship and job openings.
- You can use search filters to filter out internships/jobs that don't match your desired industry, location, or pay
- You can set up 'saved searches' so that you can come back and quickly see new opportunities that match your interests
- You can make your profile visible to recruiters so that the ones who like your skills & experiences can message you directly about one of their open positions
Handshake also lets you see when workshops/tutorials are being held, when graduate/professional schools will be on campus, and when employers will be on campus for networking events / information sessions / career fairs.
Don't miss out ⏤ Handshake provides you with access to a wide range of opportunities.
As you consider Handshake postings and events please note that jobs, internships, and event postings are included due to their potential interest to students. Inclusion of a posting does not imply school endorsement of the particular program, opportunity, or school/employer described.
The University Career Alumni Network (UCAN) is a platform that allows you to connect with U-M alumni and other professionals.
These are people who were in your position once and know how helpful it was (or would have been) to have career related conversations with people who work at a particular company or in a particular industry/field.
This is different from LinkedIn. Alumni and professionals on LinkedIn are there for a variety of reasons. Alumni and professionals on UCAN are there specifically to help you and other U-M students.
So if you're looking for a way to standout during your internship/job search start by talking to the people who in the field you're interested in or who are doing things that you think are cool.
Gather valuable insights and exposure to the world of work through this free professional resource.
Get their advice about industries and positions you may be interested in. Start networking today!
Events This Week
- Oct 17th: Speak with UPS I.T. Reps & Talent Acquisition team members during their virtual career fair [STEM, finance, business, marketing] (1:30PM)
- Oct 17th: Drop in during Internship Lab to get help with searching for and applying to internships (3PM)
- Oct 17th: Work on creating or improving your resume during Resume Lab (5PM)
- Oct 17th: Connect w/ health care orgs during the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) virtual job fair [medical, nursing, dental, or mental/behavioral health] (6:45PM)
- Oct 17th: 1stGEN students, attend this workshop so you can learn how to build your professional network and help yourself standout your internship/job search (7PM)
- Oct 18th: First-year students, learn what employers look for in interns and what you need to do to get an internship (6PM)
- Oct 18th: Juniors, stop by Pizza House to talk to reps from Owens Corning about their Summer Finance & Accounting Internship (6:10PM)
- Oct 19th: Drop in during Internship Lab to get help with searching for and applying to internships (2PM)
- Oct 19th: Join Amazon and their representatives for an info session that covers what it's like to work there and the opportunities they have related to operations (3PM)
- Oct 19th: Find out what a career in technology venture capital investment is like by hearing from Insight Venture Capital and what it's like to work there (4PM)
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.