LiveWorkDetroit! Information Session

Tuesday, October 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pendleton Room, Union

Pure Michigan Talent Connect presents a LiveWorkDetroit! Event! Are you interested in living, working, and exploring Detroit? Come check out Detroit, right here in Ann Arbor!

Hear from young professionals about what it's really like to live, work, and play in Detroit! This is a great, and FREE opportunity you won't want to miss! Whether you're looking to intern, work full time, or simply learn more about Detroit - this event is for you! Dinner is included and again there is no cost, see you there!

What You Need to Know About Global Study (a.k.a. Study Abroad)

Wednesday, October 30, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
1200 Chemistry Building

It’s never too early to start thinking about doing a term of study, service or internship work outside the U.S.  LSA advisor Patrick Hill, Kelly Nelson from the International Center and Kate Lilly from the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) will walk you through the steps you need to take.  We will also answer your questions about going abroad through UM and non-UM programs (e.g. questions about in-residence and transfer credit, using courses for distribution or concentrations, financial aid, and timelines for planning).  Come find out why a study abroad experience can be one of the best parts of your undergraduate education!

Space for this workshop is limited, so please register here.  The session will begin promptly at 5:30 (If the workshop is full, please add yourself to the waitlist and we’ll look for a larger venue.)

Alumni Association 30 Minute Mentors

We're featuring U-M alumni from LSA during the October Virtual 30 Minute Mentors program sponsored by the Alumni Association. Please share with your students networks.

U-M students can now connect with alumni from around the world through the Virtual 30 Minute Mentors program sponsored by the Alumni Association. Students register to meet  with alumni via Google Hangout, Skype or Facetime during the month of October.

To see the list of mentors and to register go to http://alumni.umich.edu/connect/mentorbios.

DAAD Study Scholarship in Germany for Study During the Upcoming German Academic Year 2014/2015

Friday, November 1 (Application Deadline for all Applicants in the Fields of Music, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts)
Friday, November 15 (Application Deadline for all Other Applicants)

Highly qualified graduating seniors (fourth or final year of undergraduate students in Canada) or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full master's degree program at a German university.

For more information and for access to the application, go to:

New Major in Cognitive Science Open House

Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Michigan League, Michigan Room

There is a new Major in Cognitive Science!


Cognitive Science - Four tracks of study.  Four paths to success.

Thought. Language. Choice. Learning. Emotion. Motivation. How does the mind work, and why does it work the way that it does? Is your brain a biological computer? What is the nature of human agency, the relationship between the mental and the physical?

Cognitive Science is an exciting, fast-growing, and revolutionary area of study which seeks to develop integrated explanations of mind, brain, and behavior. Drawing on concepts and methods from a range of related fields —including linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and computer science.
Cognitive Science students acquire a truly interdisciplinary knowledge base and a multifaceted set of analytic skills.

Come and join us for our open house: learn more about the Major, ask questions, meet faculty, mingle and have some food.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program

Applications due Friday, November 15

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program at the National Institutes of Health was established to:(1) increase the representation of socially or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral careers; and (2) support the research training of students who will most likely contribute to the elimination of health disparities that exist among disadvantaged populations in the U.S.

MHIRT is an all-expenses paid program that provides students the opportunity to engage in important and interesting research overseas on issues related to health disparities. It provides opportunities for graduate students to meet the internship requirement for their degree programs or collect pilot data for doctoral research proposal. Besides providing students with stipends, MHIRT covers all costs associated with each student’s research including free roundtrip airfare, free accommodation, immunization and visa fees, local transportation and access to research and library facilities at the each foreign site.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.chgd.umich.edu/mhirt-program.

GIEU: Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates

Applications due Monday November 4

Engage in a short-term summer cross-cultural service learning experience with an interdisciplinary team of U-M students and a faculty member at field sites in the U.S. or abroad. Accepted applicants are registered for a pre-departure course, meet with their classmates and instructor throughout the winter, conduct their fieldwork for 3–4 weeks during the summer, and debrief the following September.

Through GIEU, students and faculty learn from local communities as well as from each other in locations that support cross-cultural education, host communities benefit from the support U-M students and faculty provide, and GIEU participants bring their knowledge back to campus in meaningful ways.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/cgis/GIEU.

Business through LSA

Thursday, October 24, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Main Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library

To register go to http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/sessions/business-through-lsa/.

Advisors from the Newnan Advising Center, UM Career Center and current UM students with internships in relevant business fields will discuss ways LSA students can prepare for careers in business.

Areas to be discussed in this session:

Public Relations
Human Resources

Peace Corps & Your Global Career

Thursday, October 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 
International Center, Room 9

Find out from returned Peace Corps volunteers how Peace Corps can help prepare you for careers in international development, health or diplomacy.

Small group discussion: Five things you should be doing to land your first full-time job

Friday, October 25, 12:00- 12:40 p.m.
Student Activities Building, The Career Center

Google+ Hangout  (same topic) Friday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.

Bring your specific questions about landing your first full-time job to a small group of your peers and a seasoned Career Center coach. This lively discussion will take place at the Career Center. If you are interested in registering for a small group discussion that meets virtually instead, please register for the

Register through your Career Center Connector account.

MMI's Discussion and Practice Session

Tuesday, October 22, 4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Student Activities Building, The Career Center Program Room

Come meet Ms. Maureen D. Cullins from Duke School of Medicine to gather tips on effective MMI's preparation and to practice a few scenarios with other fellow students.

Information session about the Wallenberg Fellowship

Tuesday, October 22, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Honors Program Lounge (1330 Mason Hall). 

All students are welcome to attend and learn more about this opportunity. Please RSVP for the session here.

The Wallenberg Fellowship - named in honor of Raoul Wallenberg (B.S. Arch. ’35), one of the most illustrious graduates of the University of Michigan - will be awarded each spring to a graduating senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to serving the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation.

For more information go to http://www.provost.umich.edu/scholars/scholarships/wallenberg.html.

Career Center Google+ Hangout: How to find connections that will help you land a job or internship

Tuesday, October 22, 2:30- 3:10 p.m.
LOCATION: Off Campus Location - Google+ Hangout

This discussion, facilitated by one of our knowledgeable career coaches, will discuss the best ways of making connections and networking to land a job or internship. This lively discussion will take place using Google+ Hangout. Register through your Career Center Connector account.

The Department of Chemistry Open House

 Monday, October 21, 5:30-7:30pm 
 Chemistry Atrium 

 Interested in declaring a major?
 Want to learn more about our majors?

We now have 5 majors!
Biomolecular Sciences
Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences

Stop by to talk with our advisors and have some pizza!

If you have questions, please contact Angie Cox at abfoster@umich.edu or 647-2858.

Psychology Career Fair

Thursday, October 24, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
 East Hall - Psych Atrium

Thinking about what to do after graduation?
Want to learn more about resources on and off campus for careers and graduate schools?
Want to get some good prizes and refreshments?

Come to the Psychology Career Fair!

Representatives from Graduate Programs, employers, and Psychology alumni will be available to answer all of your career questions.

GIEU: Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Upcoming Info Sessions

Thursday, October 24, @ 12:00 p.m.
CGIS Office- G155 Angell Hall

Engage in a short-term summer cross-cultural service learning experience with an interdisciplinary team of U-M students and a faculty member at field sites in the U.S. or abroad. Accepted applicants are registered for a pre-departure course, meet with their classmates and instructor throughout the winter, conduct their fieldwork for 3–4 weeks during the summer, and debrief the following September.

Through GIEU, students and faculty learn from local communities as well as from each other in locations that support cross-cultural education, host communities benefit from the support U-M students and faculty provide, and GIEU participants bring their knowledge back to campus in meaningful ways.

The 2014 sites have been announced. See the GIEU website for details!

GIEU applications are due November 4, 201.  Apply through M-Compass.

Questions? Contact the Center for Global & Intercultural Study (CGIS) at cgis@umich.edu

Advanced Resume Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 10, 7:00  - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 21, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center Program Room

This engaging workshop is for students who have been working on their resume, have come to the Career Center for either one or more resume reviews, Google Hangouts, small group sessions, or the introductory resume workshop. This workshop will not talk about resume basics, and instead will focus on presenting one's experience to a specific community, whether that is a specific job, internship, or campus opportunity that the participant is applying for.

**Please bring a hard copy of your resume, and one position description of either a job, internship, or campus opportunity that you are interested in.

***Not at this stage yet? Check out one of our introductory resume writing workshops.

To register log in to your Career Center Connector account.

International Opportunities Fair

Thursday, October 24, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
 Michigan Union Ballroom

The International Opportunities Fair is a great way to connect with organizations with an international focus right here on campus! We expect 50-60 organizations and 400+ students to participate in the event.

The Fair includes:

  • Internships/Short-term Work Abroad Programs/Organizations
  • Study-Internship Programs/Organizations
  • Volunteer/Teaching Abroad Programs/Organizations
  • Graduate School Programs
  • Organizations with full-time positions (eg: government organizations with international focus)
For more information and tips on getting the most out of the fair go to http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/um-based-programs/icp/intfair.html.

Small group discussion: Making sure your law school application is complete and ready to submit

Monday, October 21, 12:00- 12:40 p.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center

This session will focus on making sure participants feel ready and prepared for law school applications, and is only open to current applicants. Join us no matter how far along in the application process you are! Register through your Career Center Connector account.

Teaching & Volunteering Abroad

Wednesday, October 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Michigan Union, Pond Room

Programs for teaching and volunteering abroad offer a vast range of opportunities in fields such as health, social work, natural resources and teaching English. Positions are available for undergraduate and graduate/professional students, as well as for those about to graduate. Find out about some well-established programs and follow up with their representatives (and others) at the International Opportunities Fair the following day.

Careers in Global Health

Wednesday, October 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Michigan Union, Anderson Room

Representatives from a range of global health sectors, including consulting, government, non-profit and development, will share the paths they took to reach their current positions, as well as discuss the key elements to preparing for a successful career in global health.

Fireside Chat on Global Careers in Engineering and Technology

Wednesday, October 23, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Chrysler Lobby (North Campus)

Have you ever considered working abroad? Come to this fireside chat to learn more about international careers and internships from employers and students with experience working abroad. This event will feature company representatives who will share their experiences working internationally. In addition, several current engineering students will be on hand to speak about their international work experiences. Gain insight on how to find these opportunities and what it is really like to work abroad. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and network in a casual environment.
Light refreshments will be served.

Featuring representatives from Nissan, IBM and ZF North America

Space is limited, please RSVP at https://www.engin.umich.edu/form/firesidechat.


Friday, October 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
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  • Declare the SAC major or Global Media Studies minor!
  • Meet fellow students and SAC faculty!
  • Internship and Honors student panels!
  • Film Video Student Association (FVSA) presentation!
  • Presentation by M-agination!

Ready Set Glow 5K Run

Saturday, October 26, Registration: 6:00 p.m., start: 7:00 p.m. @ North Campus diag

Cost: $20 includes race shirt and glow sticks
Questions? E-mail timmyglobalhealth@umich.edu

First night Glow Run 5K on Campus

Come glow your support and run/walk with us to provide medical support to our partners in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador. There will be posters with global health facts along the way, music at the finish-line including a drum line decked out in glow gear. Water and gatorade will also be provided!
Sign up Here or come to Mason Hall Oct. 7-11th.

Community Film Screening and Dialogue: The Graduates/Los Graduados

Monday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League

Join us in celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month at the University of Michigan for an evening dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of campus diversity issues, and the challenges Latin@ students face across the United States.

An opening reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. will feature short films from the PBS series Independent Lens' American Graduate: ¡Vamos a Lograrlo! initiative, as well as the
"Yo Soy" exhibition, a collection of Latin@ stories from across the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor campus gathered as part of the University of Michigan's Latin@ Heritage Month Celebration.

At 6:00 p.m. in the Mendelssohn Theatre we will premiere a portion of THE GRADUATES/LOS GRADUADOS, an
eye-opening documentary on the challenges facing Latin@ students from across the USA, prior to its national broadcast on PBS.

A panel to discuss the film and success strategies for incorporating diversity and Latin@ students more fully into K-16 academic life will immediately follow the film's screening. Panelists TBA.

Finally, the evening will conclude with a closing reception where attendees are encouraged to network with others from across campus and the greater Ann Arbor community to brainstorm effective ways that the community can best serve a diverse student body, including a growing number of Latin@ students.

Food and refreshments will be provided at both the opening and closing reception(s).

Michigan Medical Education Day 2013

Saturday, October 26,  9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI

There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee (fee waivers available for Michigan residents with financial need)  Students can register via this site: www.greatlakesmedicine.org.

All students who do not have an active application with an MD or DO school are welcome to attend MMED 2013.  This three year old program was designed by all of Michigan's medical schools and advisors to concentrate a great deal of resources and key information in one place to help Michigan based students prepare well for a career in medicine.

Presentations by a team of pre-health advisors from all over Michigan and by representatives from:

  • Central Michigan University College of Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Western Michigan University School of Medicine

Programming highlights can be found at greatlakesmedicine.org.

Churchill Scholarship

Deadline for applying to the U-M selection committee is October 25th, 2013

The Churchill Scholarship is one of the most competitive and prestigious of the "UK Scholarships" (along with the Rhodes and Marshall). The program began in 1959 at the recommendation of Sir Winston Churchill, who wished there always to be graduate students from the U.S. attending the college that bears his name.

Students typically apply for this award in their senior year. Churchill Scholars receive full funding plus a living stipend for pursuing a one-year program of study in a STEM field at Cambridge University. U-M has had 12 Churchill Scholars, including five winners since 2005. Interested Winning nominees typically have a 3.9 or 4.0 GPA with extensive research experience. Information about the scholarship and Cambridge University are provided on the Winston Churchill Foundation's website.

The deadline for applying to the U-M selection committee is October 25th, 2013. However, students must submit applications to the Cambridge program of their choice by October 15th, 2013.  Interested students are strongly recommended to contact Henry Dyson at honors.scholarships@umich.edu to discuss potential programs at Cambridge by October 1st, 2013.

IGR 25th Anniversary Symposium

Monday, October 28, Noon-4:00 p.m.
Michigan League Ballroom

The faculty and staff of The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) invite you to join us for a symposium entitled:

The Theory and Practice of Engaged Pedagogies: 
Pursuing Social Justice

IGR is proud to be celebrating 25 years of dialogue, empowerment, and social justice this year. As part of this celebration, we are offering a symposium to anyone with an interest in working toward social justice through engaged pedagogies. Symposium sessions will look at engaged pedagogies in classrooms, on campus, and in communities.

English Major Information Session

Wednesday, October 23, 4:00 p.m.
3222 Angell Hall

Are you considering majoring in English?  Wondering what opportunities it offers?

Join us for an information session on the English major!

  • We will talk to English Alums and current students on why they became English Majors.
  • A brief introduction to the major (minors & subplans) 
  • Q&A – Advisors, Peer Advisors and representatives from the Undergraduate English Association will be present to answer questions.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Info Session

Monday, October 21, 4:00 p.m.
1636 School of Social Work Building

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught modern languages.  There are three different types of FLAS Fellowships: Graduate Academic Year FLAS, Undergraduate Academic Year FLAS, and Summer FLAS.

For more information go to http://www.ii.umich.edu/flas.

Connect with UMSI

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 1:30-5:00 p.m.
Palmer Commons

Each year in October, the School of Information hosts Connect with UMSI, an event where you can learn about our innovative and flexible Master of Science in Information degree, our PhD in information, and our newest program, a Master of Health Informatics. Find out how a degree from the School of Information can accelerate your career.

During the Connect with UMSI event, you will have the opportunity to learn more about UMSI's curriculum, the admission process, financial aid, and career services. You'll benefit from interactive presentations, opportunities to ask questions, and a chance to get a feel for what UMSI is all about. We expect that your exposure to the energy and enthusiasm of the UMSI community will in turn increase your own excitement about the possibility of joining our diverse and dynamic program.

For more information and to RSVP go to https://www.si.umich.edu/academics/connect-umsi.

Teach for America Detroit Immersion Excursion

Friday, November 8, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (not including travel time)
Applications due Thursday, October 24

The Career Center is traveling to Detroit to go into the classroom and behind office doors of Teach for America Detroit!

If you are any of the following:
- interested and passionate about Detroit
- thinking about exploring the Non-profit sector
- have teaching as a possibility for your future
- are curious about Teach for America
then apply here to be considered for this Immersion!

On this half-day immersion, students will first begin by stopping at a school in Detroit and observing a TFA core member teach in the classroom. Then the students will head to the TFA Detroit Office to debrief on the classroom observation, get a tour of the office, and have a catered lunch with the opportunity to network, ask questions, and visit with current TFA core members (and some UM alumni now at TFA!)

Busing will be provided with a small fee to students.

Juniors and sophomores are highly encouraged to apply! However, we will be considering all class levels.

Apply on the Career Center Connector under job posting: “Teach for America Detroit Immersion”

Learning from the Community/Alternative Breaks: Intro to Alternative Breaks

Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
4448 East Hall 

To register:  http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=1050

This interactive workshop will provide introductory information about alternative breaks philosophy, planning, and reflection. Leaders from various student organizations will also reflect on their experiences planning alternative breaks and provide attendees with their insight about the process. Student organizations interested in applying to the alternative breaks grant are strongly encouraged to attend!

Chrysler Group LLC Immersion Excursion

Friday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (not including travel time)
Applications due Tuesday, October 22.  Apply on your Career Center Connector.

Attention all sophomores and juniors!

Interested in the automotive industry? Interested in staying local for an internship?

Join The Career Center on Friday, November 1st on an immersion to Chrysler Group LLC in Auburn Hills, Michigan!

Chrysler, a major player in the automotive industry, has graciously opened its doors to University of Michigan students who want to learn more about how the company operates as well as the careers available within a large automotive company.

Participating students will be exposed to a wide range of career pathways within Chrysler. Students will hear presentations from and get a chance to network with senior managers and executives from different operating groups; many that may not routinely be considered when you think of an automotive company (ex. Marketing, Treasury, PR/Communications, Supply Chain, Leadership Development Program, etc.)

In addition to learning about the broad range of careers available at Chrysler, students will also be given a tour of the facility, scientific labs and design studios.

Lastly, students will have the opportunity to network and with recent hires and Michigan alumni who work at Chrysler to learn their process of getting hired at Chrysler as well as information about the internship opportunities available to current sophomores and juniors.

The day will begin at Chrysler at 9 am and conclude at approximately 2:30 pm (exclusive of travel time). Chrysler will provide breakfast and lunch.

U of M will provide transportation for students to and from the facility for a small fee.

Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellow Info Session

Monday, October 28, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center

The Career Center will be hosting a one hour info session for Michigan students interested in applying to the Carnegie Jr. Fellows Program.

About The Carnegie Jr. Fellows program: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results. Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. For more information on the Jr Fellows Program see: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows

Can't make the info session? Please feel welcome to email: Geni Harclerode (gmichaud@umich.edu) at The Career Center for more details.