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Getting Started

There’s nothing more frustrating than spending 3 months doing something that you ultimately don’t find helpful or fulfilling, so take some time before you go to figure out the best way to approach your internship experience. Consider the following:

  • UC/ALA 170 Positioning Yourself for a Successful Internship is an LSA course that will provide both the skills to make yourself competitive for internships and the academic foundation for your success.
  • The Alumni Center at the University of Michigan offers 30 Minute Mentors . This is the opportunity for current UM students to meet with UM alumni and to ask questions and learn about a variety of career opportunities.
  • Visit the U-M Career Center for helpful information about creating your resume, drafting a cover letter and developing your interviewing skills. Make an appointment with an advisor in the Career Center to discuss your internship search
  • The U-M Career Center offers Immersion Excursions. These are one day field trips to experience “ a day in the life” of professionals in a diverse set of industries.