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What's Happening @ the Hub

Here at the Hub, we do our utmost to support you in finding and excelling in internship opportunities during your time as an LSA undergraduate. Services ranging from our internship and grad school workshops, career coaching appointments, internship and grad school fairs, and our immersive internship programs are all created to ensuring students like you have the opportunity to connect what you learn in the classroom with your professional goals.

Whether that means entering the workforce directly after college, pursuing graduate studies, or taking the time to explore industries and roles through a summer internship experience, see all of March's resources, events, and opportunities below.

  • A small selection of new summer internship opportunities have been posted on the LSA Opportunity Network, both in-person and virtual. As part of the Hub’s Internship Program, students get personalized support from a member of our employer engagement team before, during, and after the internship experience. 
  • Here are some relevant resources and tools for students thinking about internship and grad school applications.
  • Looking for more in-depth support? Third-year students and seniors can can register by March 10 for the Hub’s ALA 325: Putting Your Education to Work, a mini-course designed for students preparing for their career goals beyond graduation. Coursework includes producing application materials, including an academic statement of purpose, résumés, cover letters, and portfolios. 

It's as easy as 1-2-3

Are you interested in the prospect of graduate or professional school but are still exploring what it all means? We're hosting a series of 3 events that should demystify what grad school is all about, if it’s the best next step for you, and how to make it happen.

Hear from grad students about the realities of graduate study | Tuesday, March 8

This virtual roundtable will center the voices and experiences of Black graduate students and alums who recently completed or are currently completing their post-graduate degrees at predominantly white institutions.  LSA students can join this candid and informative conversation to explore if graduate studies is your next best step.

Panelists include:

  • Sydney L. Carr, a PhD Candidate in Political Science and Public Policy
  • Keyshawn McMiller, a dual-degree holder with a Master’s of Social Work and a Master’s of Education
  • Christopher McClain, an international trade consultant who recently completed his Master’s in Public Affairs

Learn, explore, and make connections with program reps at the LSA Grad School Fair | Wednesday, March 9

The 2022 Grad School Fair was created exclusively for LSA students, full stop. All students are welcome, irrespective of graduating year, major, or whatever stage of the decision-making process you’re in. It’s an opportunity to learn about what graduate school is, explore degree options, and build connections with grad school representatives so you can present yourself as a strong candidate for admission. To see the full list of participating schools and programs included, RSVP below.

Discover ins and outs of Graduate School Funding | Friday, March 11

Representatives from Rackham Graduate School and the Office of Financial Aid will join us to discuss how to make your graduate school plans a financial reality by providing an overview of funding options and by clarifying the differences between loans, work studies, grants, scholarships, fellowships, and graduate student teaching assistant positions.

Alum Connections brings alums and students together for one-hour conversations that are authentic and personal. Students who participate in these in-depth talks (RSVPs fill up fast!) get the chance to ask questions directly and walk away with invaluable information.

Friday, March 18 | 2:00 PM ⁠– 3:00 PM

Na’kia Channey (Organizational Studies & International Studies ‘20) has an impressive résumé for someone who graduated just under two years ago, and during a pandemic. As a first-generation college student in LSA, she became a firm believer in the power of developing a professional network because it helped her secure internships at the Human Rights Campaign, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and then Google, which then led to her current role in their San Francisco office as Racial Equity Program Manager. In this practical Alum Connection, Na’kia will provide ideas and tools for breaking through your shyness around networking. She’ll get you thinking about potential internships to help you learn what you may want to do in your career, and help you navigate the significant resources the U-M and LSA has to offer.

LSA alum Victoria Lucas is an entrepreneur, current nursing student (OU ABSN), and a testament for how to adapt in an environment of shifting priorities. Prior to the pandemic, Victoria (B.S. in Biology and International Studies – GEH ’20) aspired to become an MD, but during quarantine she re-focused her contribution in healthcare by launching The Ivy Sap: an eco-conscious aromatherapy solution that provides mental and behavioral health resources for historically, underserved communities throughout Oakland County, MI. She’s recently expanded her business endeavors into local K-12 schools, and colleges in Michigan, to assist students who struggle with anxiety, agitation, low self-esteem, and stress in order to re-invigorate their sense of purpose and belonging. Join Victoria for an authentic conversation about overcoming mental, spiritual, and physical barriers that exist to press forward for business success and community impact.

Learn a life skill, develop a career competency, or explore internship opportunities by industry — explore our workshops below led by coaches and employer engagement coordinators. 

Monday, March 14 | "So, you want to find an internship?"

Learn about the internship search process, get helpful advice on standing out in applications, and dig into general internship search resources for specific industries, including Health and Science, Business and Tech, Arts and Nonprofits, Government, and Public Policy. 

Wednesday, March 16 | Budgeting & Funding for Internships

Be in the know with by adopting strategies for finding financial support and building a personalized budget. Majority of workshop time will be spent identifying funding options and resources available to LSA students.

Tuesday, March 22 | Navigating Social Identities in the Workplace

Explore how social identities influence aspects of our professional development, including the job application materials, the interview, and the negotiation process. Through self-reflective and group activities, we will determine strategies that create a work environment conducive to showing up as our most authentic selves. 

Wednesday, April 6 | Grad School 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 have a copy on hand (if you have one), an outline you are drafting, or just the writing prompt you are working through. 

Thursday, March 24 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM