The LSA Opportunity Hub hosts in-person and virtual events and workshops throughout the year to support students.
These events and workshops are an important resource for LSA undergrads—one element in a series of experiences during your time at Michigan. Each is designed to help you gain clarity about your professional path and next steps.
The annual LSA Internship Forum is designed to help you navigate the internship search process and learn how to maximize the experience. Past interns will share their own experiences and tips, and Hub staff are available to work with you to identify the best next steps for you. It’s also a place to gain advice from alumni, from recent grads just breaking into their industry all the way up to those with established, decades-long careers.
Check back in the Fall for the 2020-2021 Internship Forum.
Social Impact Fair
The annual LSA Social Impact Fair is a chance to explore opportunities for you to affect change on pressing issues, or to gain experience in nonprofits supporting the arts, health, and beyond. Representatives from nonprofit organizations and U-M programs will share more than 100 internships, volunteer opportunities, and part-time jobs. The experiences available range from environmental sustainability to volunteer work in shelters for domestic violence survivors. The Hub team is also on hand to discuss funding resources and specialized programs in the field, including the Applebaum Internship Program.
The 2019-2020 Social Impact Fair is Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Michigan League.
Graduate School Resource Fair
If you’re thinking about applying to grad school (or already have it in your plans), you’ll need insight on what makes you a competitive candidate, how to secure funding, and what to expect throughout the process.
The annual Graduate School Resource Fair gathers all those resources in one place, so you can learn more about programs and application requirements and talk with current grad students across different disciplines about their experiences. It’s also a chance for undergrads to develop their plan—outlining what the next steps are on their path to admission to law, medical, business, public policy, and other graduate programs.
The 2019-2020 Graduate School Resource Fair is Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Michigan League
Industry Insiders offers a fresh take on professional development events: students with little previous experience are welcome and there are no wrong questions. Michigan alums who are major players in their industries are there to help you explore the field and better understand whether a particular career is right for you. Featured subjects include sales, finance, journalism, healthcare, and beyond.
The format is casual individual networking mixed with small group conversation, where alumni will offer advice for breaking into their industry. Students ask questions, make connections, and leave with more clarity about their interests.
The next Industry Insiders will feature alums working in Human Resources, People and Organizational Culture on March 13, 2020.
Alumni Connections bring alumni and students together for conversation that’s 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. Past alumni participants have included Pinterest’s Head of Community Operations Jud Hoffman, New York Times-published international photographer Kirsten Kortebein, and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller.
What sets these sessions apart is their size and format: a small group in an informal setting (dress code is come as you are). No resume exchanges or fussy suits—these sessions invite students to explore and understand, rather than compete.
Browse opportunities or RSVP to join the conversation in the LSA Opportunity Network. (And keep an eye on your inboxes, where Alumni Connections are often announced!)
Upcoming Alumni Connections
Pediatrician and Assistant Professorat Baylor School of Medicine, Julie Schneider (M.D.) | February 7, 2020, 12-1 p.m., LSA 1168
Journalist, Entrepreneur and CEO Stephanie Steinberg | February 7, 2020, 1:30-2:30 p.m., LSA 1280
Develop important elements of your professional identity in the Hub’s small-group coaching workshops. These sessions cover a wide range of topics, including how to create and manage a LinkedIn profile that advances your goals, crafting a compelling cover letter, and tips for navigating your internship search.
These sessions are available in-person and virtually; learn more and RSVP in the LSA Opportunity Network.
Winter 2020 Workshops
Pathways & Prep: Social Work | January 15, 5-7 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub Studio: LinkedIn | January 17, 2-4 p.m., LSA 1180
Pathways & Prep: Virtual Internships | January 22, 4-5 p.m., LSA 2001
Exploring Your Career Interests | January 23, 5:30-7 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub Studio: Career Fair Prep | January 27, 4-6 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub MasterClass: Understanding Finance Valuations | January 28, 5-7 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub Studio: Internship Search | January 31, 12-2 p.m., LSA 1180
Hub Studio: Resume | February 4, 5:30-7 p.m., LSA 2001
Pathways & Prep: Effective Digital Communication | February 5, 3-4 p.m., LSA 2001
Pathways & Prep: Healthcare Careers | February 6, 5:30-7 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub Studio: Cover Letter | February 10, 5-6:30 p.m., LSA 2001
Interview Prep | February 12, 5-6 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub Studio: Internship Search | February 17, 4-5:30 p.m., LSA 2001
Pathways & Prep: Corporate Responsability and Philanthropy | February 19, 5-7:30 p.m.
Hub MasterClass: Journalism Pitches | February 21, 1-3 p.m.
Networking Essentials | February 25, 5:30-7 p.m., LSA 1180
Pathways & Prep: Higher Education | March 9, 5-7 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub Studio: LinkedIn | March 12, 4:30-6 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub MasterClass: Pivot from Medical School | March 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., LSA 2001
Pathways & Prep: Consulting | March 19, 5-7 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub Studio: Grad School | March 20, 3-5 p.m., LSA 2001
Post Grad Plans | March 24, 5:30-7 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub MasterClass: Cracking the Consulting Case Interview | March 26, 5:30-7 p.m.
Hub Studio: Resume | March 27, 2-4 p.m., LSA 2001
Hub Studio: Budgeting for the Sumemr | March 30, 4-6 p.m., LSA 2001
Negotiations | March 31, 6-7 p.m.
No Plan, No Problem | April 3, 2-4 p.m., LSA 2001
Throughout the year, the Hub likes to indulge students in freebies—free food and free swag! Hub Hot Chocolate is a drop-ins welcome morning with Washtenaw Dairy goodies and tons of valuable information about internship opportunities, courses designed to help you identify and meet your professional goals, funding, alumni connections, and more Hub resources and services.
The next Hub Donuts is February 18, 2020 from 12-3 p.m. at the Hub, located on the first floor of the LSA Building.
Hub Study Breaks are all about student support during finals, giving you space to concentrate or work in a group, providing free food and coffee, and setting aside areas for stress relief (in the past that’s included yoga with a professional instructor, coloring, and lifesize Jenga).
Browse the LSA Opportunity Network to find the next event (and keep an eye on your inboxes, where Study Breaks are often announced first!).