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Jobs & Networking

Whether you want to begin your career search by applicable major, a growing field, or personal interest, there are a number of resources available to help you get started.

Finding Careers

Several of the resources below for job hunting assume that you are obtaining a bachelor's degree or have one already.

Consider your other major(s)/minor(s), research, and experiential coursework when thinking about possible careers - major does not equal career.

Careers for Psychology Majors

Many of the jobs listed are in the mental health sector, but there are also plenty of jobs open to psychology majors in fields like research, marketing, HR, law and justice, and teaching.

PsycCareers (Primarily for students who have APA membership)

Michigan College Advising Corps (Application usually opens in January or February)

Teach For America (Application usually opens around August; several deadlines in place)

City Year (Application usually opens around September; several deadlines in place)

Americorps VISTA (Application times vary; many areas of interest)

University of Michigan Careers (Search by career interest, campus, and work time)

Pure Michigan Talent Connect (Jobs in the State of Michigan)

Hire Blue (list of on-campus career fairs by UM campus) 

Career Exploration & Assessment Tools


The skill of networking--whether meeting someone to learn more about their work or maintaining an engaging conversation with a recruiter--is essential to both landing a job and moving ahead in an organization. 

Don't forget to make a LinkedIn Profile, and take a look at their recommendations!

Networking with Recruiters

One of the standard first steps toward getting an interview or job on campus is to participate in a career fair. The Career Center and Opportunity Hub offer yearly career fairs where you will meet representatives from companies looking to hire UM students.

Job Search Materials

Following up after career fair/interview:

Networking Using Social Media and UM Communities

Barger Leadership Institute

Another great resources is the Barger Leadership Institute. The BLI is the home for immersive leadership experiences at the University of Michigan, as well as networking and fellowship possiblities. Check out the BLI Leadership Path to learn more about dinners with notable leaders, socials, speakers, and other networking opportunities!

Career Center, First Destination Survey 2017