The LSA College Connections Abroad program aims to connect current undergraduates participating in a global experience with alumni who live overseas to build a stronger community of Victors. Student ambassadors studying or interning abroad will interview alumni living in their host country.
College Connections Abroad at a Glance
When you become an LSA student alumni ambassador, you ...
- Engage with a network of more than 7,000 LSA alumni living outside the U.S.
- Hear how a U-M education transformed the lives of fellow Wolverines.
- Help create a closer and more connected global community of Victors.
- Learn more about the College of LSA and U-M Development.
- Earn extra spending money! Student ambassadors will be compensated $35 per completed alumni interview.
What would I be doing?
Serving as a trained, exceptional ambassador of the College and of the University. If accepted into the program, you would be expected to . . .
- Attend both program orientation and ambassador training, dates TBD.
- Reach out to and interview at least two to four local alumni while abroad.
- Report back on your interviews to LSA- DMC.
You will be responsible for representing LSA and the University, as they are today, to alumni who may have graduated 2, 5, or 20-30 years ago, so we want you to be as informed as possible. Not only will we help you reach out to and schedule/conduct interviews with alumni, but we will also expose you to the University's history and evolution, some of the behind-the-scenes work that goes on at LSA, and to the many resources available to you as you prepare for your future.
What would I gain from it?
Through this program, you will have the opportunity to hone your communication and interpersonal skills, your confidence in talking to adult professionals, and to practice networking (one of the most valuable and necessary skills for the job search). You can also take advantage of the chance to learn from the stories and career paths of Wolverines that came before you, who had to face some of the same challenges you may be facing today or will be in the not-too-distant future. And have we mentioned that you will also be paid? For each alumni meeting you successfully complete and report on to the College, you will receive $35.
Why is this important?
Every Michigan voice matters, whether it hails from Ann Arbor, Chicago, or halfway across the world. We want to reconnect the most geographically distanced alumni with the place they once called home, and see how their U-M experience influenced where they are today. Your work will help us keep overseas alumni informed and engaged and will play a key role in helping the College of LSA plan for the future.
How do I get involved?
Will you be going abroad for the upcoming semester? If so, consider applying to be a student ambassador as part of LSA's College Connections Abroad program! In this program, students meet, network with, and interview LSA alumni living and working in their host country. The application process requires you to complete a brief form and a ten-minute interview. Please contact Emilee Studley at email@example.com for additional information or to express your interest in the program.
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