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LSA Transfer Student Program

The Transfer Student Program’s mission is to help you connect to the university community and provide you with the tools and resources you need to achieve your goals at Michigan and beyond. Please click on one of the + signs below to see the full details of each menu item.

Academic & Career Programs

 

UCC Internship Search Basics

January 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Register Here

Are you looking for an internship and not sure where to start? Have you been looking and haven't found your fit? If so, this workshop is for you!

During this 30-minute workshop, we hope to...
- Walk you through what employers look for in interns
- Help you set goals to prepare yourself to be a GREAT candidate
- Debunk the myths of what you can do with your major
- Guide you on how to use our resources to gain experience
- Navigate the challenges in finding internship opportunities
 

Hub Workshop: Internship Prep and Search

January 19 from 3-4:30pm
Internships provide that transformative, in-the-field experience that can help you deeply explore your interest in a particular field and inform the next steps of your career exploration journey. But what should you consider before and during your internship search? Join a Hub coach to get a broad overview of the internship search process. Then, connect with internship program coordinators in breakout rooms to get insider tips on seeking out opportunities in healthcare and public health, business, arts and nonprofits, and public service. RSVP Here!

 

M-Connect Virtual Event: Share Your Story

Thursday, January 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
All community college transfer students are invited to join M-Connect on Thursday, January 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in this community building zoom session. You’ll have the chance to meet other community college transfer students, share your stories, make new friends, and provide support and advice for our new winter term students. RSVP Here!
 

VIRTUAL: International Students Career Chat with Boyang Yu, Analyst at Deloitte Consulting

Friday, January 21 from 2 - 3 pm 
Come to this virtual session to hear from UM Alum Boyang Yu, Analyst at Deloitte Consulting.
Submit your questions to the presenter in advance.
Register for this meeting.
 

aMplify Night

January 24 from 6-8 pm in LSA 2001
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!
 

JCPenney Suit-Up Sponsored by the UniversityCareer Center

January 24-28 - shop virtually these days
Sponsored by the University Career Center: Shop online at JCPenney's special Suit Up website just for University of Michigan students, staff, faculty, and alumni/alumna. Save an extra 30% off your online purchases of professional clothing now!

Please register for this event on Sessions. Once you register you will receive information about your coupon code.
Once you have your code, shop online link here: www.jcpenney.com/m/suit-up
 

Hub Workshop: The Essentials of Networking

January 25 from 3-4pm
What is networking? Why is it a worthwhile exercise? Career networking is an important way to learn more about fields you’re interested in, find new opportunities, and advance your career. In fact, LinkedIn reports that 61% of professionals agree that regular online interaction with their professional network can open up possible job opportunities. This hour-long workshop, we’ll cover the essentials of how to introduce yourself, grow authentic connections, and build an active network. RSVP Here!

 

Job and Internship Career Fair Prep Workshop- Hosted by the University Career Center

January 25th from 4-5 p.m.
https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/931657
The University Career Center's DEI@Work All-industry Job and Internship Fair is just around the corner. The fair will be held on Thursday, February 3. The key to success with a virtual career fair is preparation!
In this session, we'll go over:
1. Virtual Fairs on the Handshake platform: how to participate in and prepare for the fair
2. Employers: who will be there?
3. Pitch: Tips for what to say to the employer during 1:1 meetings
4. Ask me anything: open up to any questions

 

Mini Interview (MMI) Group Practice Session with the UCC!

Wednesday, January 26 from 6 - 7pm
If you have interviews coming up with medical, dental, or other health professions schools and wish to practice a few MMI questions with fellow students, be sure to pre-register for this upcoming date.
 

Hub Workshop: Internship Search in Creative Arts & Museums

January 27 from 12-1pm
Join an Internship Program Coordinator for an advice-laden discussion on securing a summer internship with a creative arts organization or museum. We will discuss how to strategically conduct your search, identify the high quality internship programs to consider, identify what creative arts and museum employers are looking for in applications, and share Hub resources to support you during the search and application process as well as during the internship experience. There will also be time for questions, so come with a couple questions prepared! RSVP Here!

 

International Student Resume Lab

Friday, January 28 from 3 - 4:00 pm in the University Career Center Program Room, SAB 3200, 515 E. Jefferson St.
Just getting started building a resume? Have a draft but not sure how to make it better? Want to learn about resources available to revise your resume? Wherever you’re at Resume Lab is a great next step for you. RSVP required to attend: "Join Event" via your Handshake account.

 

DEI@Work: All-Industry Job and Internship Fair

February 3rd from 3-7
Sign up begins on January 30th
https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/29124/student_preview
Open to all U-M Students, the DEI@Work: All-Industry Job and Internship Fair, will be hosted on the Handshake platform and brought to you by the University Career Center and our co-sponsor the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives. 50+ organizations are coming to see you and ready to chat about internships & job opportunities! New this year organizations are also sharing information about their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts during 1:1 and Group sessions. The Fair is a great chance to learn more about organizations’ commitment to DEI: their culture, employee resource groups, representation, goals and more
 

aMplify Night

February 7 from 6-8 pm in LSA 2001
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!
 

Hub Workshop: Early Career Exploration

February 7 from 1pm
A question many LSA students encounter is, “What are you going to do with that degree?” This workshop will help you articulate an answer to that question by introducing you to the concept of career exploration. A Hub coach will demonstrate practical activities that you can do to support the ongoing career exploration process. In this live coach-led session, you’ll begin to identify what you want in a career and explore potential career options most suited to your interests, skills, and values. RSVP Here!

 

Hub Workshop: Grad School Prep

February 9 from 2-3pm
Are you considering further education? There are lots of questions to consider whether you’ve decided to pursue grad school or if you are exploring the possibility:

  • Should I go to grad school?
  • How can I determine which programs to apply to?
  • What types of funding could potentially help me cover the cost of graduate school?
  • When should I apply for grad school?
  • What are some of the components of a grad school application?

This virtual workshop will outline what to consider before exploring graduate programs and institutions, provide a general application timeline, and give you a start on preparing your application materials. Together with a Hub Coach and your peers, you’ll develop a plan to apply for grad programs that fits your learning and career goals. Lastly, we will work together as a group to establish what makes a powerful and effective personal statement. RSVP Here!

 

Hub Workshop: Application and Interview Prep

February 14 from 4-5pm
Did you know that recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds to scan a résumé? Did you also know that the most popular interview technique used by HR Professionals, according to LinkedIn, is structured interviews (74%), followed by behavioral interviews (73%), phone screening (57%), and panel interviews (48%)?

Join a Hub coach for an hour-long interactive exploration of these topics. Learn what steps you can take to get recruiters to review your application for longer and also learn how to prepare for interviews so that you can anticipate questions and ultimately, leave a lasting impression on potential employers. This live coach-led session will highlight key points for tailoring your resumé and cover letter for a specific job description. You will also learn about interview strategies, review sample interview responses, and participate in practice interview time with feedback. RSVP Here!

 

aMplify Night

February 21 from 6-8 pm in TBD
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!
 

Hub Workshop: Nonprofit Internship Search

February 23 from 12-1pm
Join an Internship Program Coordinator for an advice-laden discussion on securing a summer internship with a nonprofit organization, specifically nongovernmental nonprofits. We will discuss how to strategically conduct your search, high quality nonprofit internship programs to consider, what nonprofit employers are looking for in applications, and Hub resources to support you during the search and application process as well as during the internship experience. There will be time for questions, so come with a couple questions prepared! RSVP Here!

 

Hub Workshop: Budgeting & Funding for Internships

February 23 from 3-4pm
Still looking to secure funding for an upcoming internship? That’s okay. This workshop is designed to provide the information and strategies for finding financial support and building a personalized budget for potential summer internships. Together with your peers, we’ll spend some time exploring funding options and resources available to all LSA students so you can confidently pursue these transformative work experiences without barriers. RSVP Here!

 

aMplify Night

March 7 from 6-8 pm in LSA 2001
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!
 

Hub Webinar: Graduate School Funding

March 11 from 12-1pm
Have you decided on graduate or professional school but feeling unsure about how to pay for it? Representatives from Rackham Graduate School and the Office of Financial Aid will join us to discuss options and resources to make graduate or professional school financially feasible. Join us to discuss the differences between loans, work studies, grants, scholarships, fellowships, and graduate student teaching assistant positions. The webinar will consist of two 15-minute presentations, 15-minute Q&A session, and a group discussion led by a Hub coach on how the Hub can best support you throughout the process.
 

Hub Workshop: “So, you want to find an internship?”

March 14 from 1-2:30pm
Internships are a great way to gain career clarity, develop professional skills, and also cultivate an awareness of your professional identity. This workshop is designed to assist you with your internship search by providing helpful resources and connecting you with peers who are also looking for internships. After a coach-led introduction, you’ll connect with internship program coordinators in breakout rooms based on the industry you are interested in to get helpful advice on standing out in applications and interviews. RSVP Here!

 

aMplify Night

March 21 from 6-8 pm in LSA 2001
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!
 

Major/Minor Expo

Wednesday, March 22 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Michigan Union
The Major/Minor Expo, held every March, will allow you to explore the 70+ majors and 100+ minors LSA has to offer, as well as many non-LSA academic programs, by talking with advisors, faculty, and current students. You can also gather information about opportunities for research on campus, internships, study abroad, professional development, and experiential learning.
What to expect at the Expo:

  • all the LSA departments (and many non-LSA programs) in one place at one time
  • friendly conversations with knowledgeable people
  • advisors who help students find the right questions to ask
  • a chance to explore your interests and find your passion

Each year, nearly a thousand students, from first-years to graduating seniors, attend the Major/Minor Expo. Make sure you are one of them

 

Hub Workshop: Navigating Social Identities in the Workplace

March 22 from 4pm
Social identity such as age, gender identity, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more is at the heart of how we as individuals experience the world. These invisible and visible identities play a role in shaping our professional identities. During this workshop, we will explore how social identities influence aspects of our professional development, including the job application materials, the interview, and the negotiation process. Through reflective and group activities, we will determine strategies that create a work environment that allows all folks to show up as their most authentic self. RSVP Here!

 

aMplify Night

April 4 from 6-8 pm in LSA 2001
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!
 

Drop-in Advising: Help with Backpacking, Registration, and Degree Audit Checks

Wednesday April 6 and Thursday April 7 from 11am - 1pm in the Newnan Conference Room G243 Angell Hall
LSA advisors will help you select courses and backpack for the Fall semester, as well as the Spring and Summer semesters, if you choose to attend them. The advisors can also show you how to run an unofficial audit check to see what you might still be missing towards your degree requirements.

Please bring a laptop, if possible.
 

Hub Workshop: Grad School Personal Statement

April 6 from 2:00pm
Personal Statements allow schools to get an insight into your experiences and passions as they relate to the graduate program you are pursuing. Join a Hub coach for an hour-long session dedicated to providing the tools to assist you in crafting a compelling personal statement.
Whether you already have a draft in process or if grad school is still a goal on the horizon, this workshop will boost your know-how and supply you with new ways to frame your experience in a personal essay. Feel free to bring a copy of your statement (if you have one), an outline you are drafting, or just the writing prompt you are working through. RSVP Here!


aMplify Night

April 18 from 6-8 pm in LSA 2001
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!

 

 

 



 

 

 



Academic Resources

Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) provides undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds with a wide variety of global engagement and learning opportunities around the world. CGIS currently offers more than 90 programs in 40 different countries that span the globe. CGIS programming features semester-long study abroad options, 3–10 week long programs during spring and summer, and academic- and calendar-year programs.

International Student English Language Resources for international students, scholars and family members are available – on and off campus – for assistance writing papers; tips on listening comprehension and note-taking; translation services; and lessons in English as a Second Language (ESL).

Language Resource Center offers language tutors and conversation partners along with many ither resources to help you.

LSA Academic Calendar shows you the dates for registration, when classes start, drop deadlines, and many other dates and deadlines. 
 

LSA Transfer Student Center lists a wide range of academic and non academic resources available to transfer students.

The Math Lab located in B860 East Hall, offers free walk-in tutoring services to students taking math classes numbered through 217. Their current walk-in schedule is posted on their website. 

Mindfulness sessions on campus

Newnan's Stay on Track page. This page provides many tools for helping you achieve your academic goals from basic time management skills to specific studying tools.

Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. This page lists the top national scholarships and fellowships that are avilable to our students.

Physics Help Room and Tutoring is located in 1416 Randall and provides help to students taking the introductory physics classes. To see the schedule, and to see the other tutoring help available, check out their website.

The Science Learning Center (SLC), located in off of the atrium in the Chemistry Building, offers resources, such as study groups, to students taking science classes. Note that their Satellite Location, in 2165 Undergraduate Science Building (USB), houses a study lounge, team rooms, and computers. The SLC also offers appointment-based peer tutoring for Transfer students.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides provide services for note taking, document delivery services, testing accommodations and guides on how to approach University faculty and staff regarding student disability paperwork. You can stop by their office in G-664 Haven Hall, call them at (734) 763-3000, or go to their website to register with them online.

The Sweetland Center for Writing offers a wide range of resources to help students with  writing. Note, their resources are there to support you in any class, not just your
writing classes. When you are ready to take your ULWR, be sure to check
out the Writing 350 class: that comes highly recommended by other transfer students as not only a way to help you in your ULWR, but to also help you transition to UM.

Are you an International Student? Check out the many writing courses Sweetland offers to help you.

University Libraries provide many services for students including one-on-one appointments with a librarian to help you with your research, understanding what is needed for a writing assignment for a class, study spaces, free non-credit workshops about using technology, such as Excel, and of course access to books, journals and databases. Not sure where to get started, call or email: Gabriel Duque gduque@umich.edu or Alex Deeke adeeke@umich.edu for help. You can also visit their webpage for Transfer students

Non-Academic Resources

Basic Needs has a document that is is a first step in accessing support for students at U-M experiencing food, housing, or financial insecurity. It lists resources, contact information, and how to access the resource for those who could use assistance in these or other areas.

Basic Needs Assistance on Wolverine Access has links to a variety of assistance for students such as financial, food, health, legal, and housing

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wide array of resources including, individual, couple, and group counseling services for enrolled University of Michigan students. CAPS recognizes that stress management among the student body is extremely important. Their wellness zone includes three massage chairs, yoga and meditation tools, seasonal affective disorder light therapy and much more. Crisis Services are also offered through CAPS and information on them can be found on their website.

Health Services  Call 734.764.8320 to schedule or talk about a health concern.

The International Center  (IC) helps international students to navigate immigration regulations and provides workshops on U.S. academic and cultural issues. The IC also is where students would go for an I-20 extension, reduced course load requests, and OPT and CPT requests.

LSA Opportunity Hub helps LSA students find ways to enhance their liberal arts education, both inside and outside of the classroom, through courses and opportunites. The Hub helps students connect with alumni and find internships as a few examples of what they offer.

Mindfulness Sessions on campus.

Transfer Tips information for new Transfer Students from the Office of New Student Programs. You can also access past newsletters which contain a variety of information.

The University Career Center offers both online and in-person resources to help you explore, decide, and prepare for your career following your time as a student at the University of Michigan. With career guides, assessment tools, alumni profiles, and more, you can check out the Career Center website for online guidance and information on possible events and presentations that can increase your knowledge about your options. Furthermore, there are online resources available to help you find jobs, internships, enhance your networking skills and practice interviewing.

Veteran & Military Services help veterans, military members and their dependents navigate the university and to provide resources they may need. On their website, youcan find resources on how to use your veteran benefits to pay for education, links to scholarships, veteran-friendly contacts within the university and other valuable resources.

 

Academic Opportunities and their Application Deadlines

 

  • New England Literature Program (NELP)
    Applications due 1st week in January

  • UM Study Abroad - CGIS
    GIEU (Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates) - Applications are due November 1
    GCC (Global Course Connections) - Applications are due December 1
    Intensive Spanish/French/Italian 230, Mandarin 203 due January 15
    Spring/Summer Terms - Applications due February
    For questions/concerns, contact cgis@umich.edu
  • Camp Davis
    Applications due by April 1, in order to be considered for financial aid

For additional academic opportunities, please see our On-Campus and Off-Campus Academic Programs page.

 

 

Groups and Opportunities for Transfer Students

LSA Transfer Student Center lists a wide range of academic and non academic resources available to transfer students.

The Transfer Student Resources Commission (TSRC) works through the University of Michigan's Central Student Government. Their goal is to advocate for current transfer students and improve the transition process for future transfer students. The TSRC hopes to build a transfer student community on campus and use their experience to help others.

Here are the links to their Facebook page and Facebook group that you can join! Also, the general email where you can contact them is: asktsrc@umich.edu

Transfer Connections (TC) is a mentorship program for LSA transfer students’ that connects you with peer mentors (former transfer students) and faculty/staff mentors in order to ease your transition to Michigan. TC designs programs around YOUR interests! Every month you can count on us to provide a wide array of activities, from recreation-based to visual and performing arts activities. The program is voluntary and selective. All new LSA transfer students admitted for fall or winter term are eligible to apply.

Transfer Connections Groups are made up of 8-12 Mentees (new transfer students) that share a peer mentor and faculty/staff mentor -- you'll get to know other students and faculty/staff members with similar and different interests. Being in the program will allow you to take advantage of great opportunities that most transfer students don’t notice until at least a year or more on campus. Transfer Connections helps build networks with other students, faculty and staff who can help you make the most of your remaining undergraduate career.

The deadline to apply is July 31st. Early applications are encouraged because of limited space. Extensions available by request.

To find out more visit onsp.umich.edu/transfer-connections or https://www.facebook.com/TransferConnections/. Please contact Sarah St. Amie (saralavo@umich.edu) if you have any questions.

UROP Changing Gears (CG) is a program designed for community college transfer students who will be attending the University of Michigan in the Fall or Winter semesters. Become a part of an ongoing research project in your field of interest and work alongside UM Faculty and Scholars on groundbreaking research. You learn valuable academic skills, applying these skills to your research project, academics, and future career and opportunities, while receiving academic credit or compensation for your efforts in research work.

First Generation Students is a website devoted to first generation students attending UM. U-M faculty, students and staff who are first-generation students and graduates proudly share their stories here, but you can also find resources specifically for first generation students.

Housing Information

University Resources

The University’s Housing website is the perfect place to start your housing search and they have a section for transfer students

If you’re interested in off-campus housing, check out Beyond the Diag (BTD). BTD is a program based in the Dean of Students Office that helps you in your off-campus housing search, while keeping you connected with campus life with their twelve neighborhoods on both the North and Central campuses.

You can also check out the Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) Co-Ops which offer housing by the semester.

Internet Resources to Search for Housing

Washtenaw Area Apartment Association listings
http://www.wa3hq.org/midigscom---find-wa3-apartments.html

MI Live listings
http://realestate.mlive.com/for-rent

Other listing services

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/MI-Ann-Arbor.html

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/

http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartments/Michigan/Ann-Arbor/
 

Study Spaces on Campus

Campus Libraries:

  • Shapiro Undergraduate Library & Shapiro Science Library (aka the UGLI)
    • 15 study rooms on 2nd and 3rd floors, which you can request
    • For reservations and other questions, you can also call the circulation desk at: (734)764-7491
  • Hatcher Graduate Library
    Study carrels are available for reservation either weekly or by semester. You can reserve them at: or you can call the circulation desk at: (734)764-0401
  • Art, Architecture & Engineering Library (North Campus)
    18 study rooms on the second floor, which you can request
  • The Law Library
    Not only is Michigan’s Law Library one of the coolest buildings on campus, but it’s a great, quiet place to get your work done. However, if you prefer to chat with friends or eat during your study sessions, steer clear as students here require a noiseless environment.

The University Unions:

The Willis Ward Lounge, Patio, Reading and Quiet Study Lounge, and the MUG and Tap Room are all available for your use. Check them out.

Study Spaces you can reserve:

For the 2021 - 2022 school year, you can reserve study space on campus through this link, https://studyspaces.umich.edu/

Study Spaces in the Schools:

Each building and specific school on campus have designated study spaces. As you adjust to the new campus and get a feel for you class schedule, don’t be afraid to explore the buildings and find your favorite spot. But to start you off, we’ve shared some of our favorites:

  • School of Education
  • The School of Social Work
    • The basement of the SSW offers students a computing site. Although it may be restricted to social work students at specific times, there are plenty of tables and comfortable individual seating for a quiet study session.
  • Ross School of Business
    • The Davidson Winter Garden is a wide and open place to study with a Starbucks for study snacks and a way to keep that steady flow of caffeine pumping for those late night study sessions.
  • Atriums in East Hall
    Both atriums are located on the East side of the Building. The northern one is the Psychology atrium, and the southern one is the Math atrium. Both can be used by students of any major.

Places to Heat up Food

LSA Transfer Student Center - 1180 LSA Building. This space is just for Transfer students and has a small kitchen area where you can heat up food, store food in a refrigerator, or just hang out with other Transfer students. There are also lockers you can use for the day near the front of the building.

The Dana Building (School for Environment and Sustainability) has a small kitchen with two microwaves and a small sink that anyone can use. The kitchen is just off of their atrium space on the first floor of the building. If you come into the building from the Diag side, go up the front steps and turn left after you enter, and then make an immediate right into the Atrium. The kitchen is on the left.

The Ginsberg Center is located at the corner of Hill and East University, just behind the Ross School of Business. It has a microwave anyone can use, as well as lots of study space. Additionally, if you are part of a student group and looking for a space to meet, they do have rooms available to use.

Connect with Nature

Nichols Arboretum (the Arb) is a great park-like area located by the hospitals. There are lots of trails for walking and jogging and many places to just sit and relax. You can walk to the Washington Heights entrance in about 15 minutes from the center of the Diag.

Outdoor Adventures provides outdoor educational and recreational opportunities for all students, regardless of prior experience. Outdoor equipment from camping gear to snowshoes to tug-of-war ropes can be borrowed from their Rental Center. They offer classes in wilderness medicine and outdoor skills such as backcountry cooking and building outdoor shelters. If you just want to get outside, they offer a variety of trips during weekends and breaks. Past destinations have included dogsledding in the Upper Peninsula, canoeing and kayaking the Huron River, and backpacking the Grand Canyon.

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