Start making meaning of your experiences.
Welcome to the Hub!
You've arrived at the home of the college's career exploration center. We take the "exploration" part really seriously because we know that figuring out what you want to do with your LSA degree isn't a prescribed formula — it's a journey.
We also know that who you want to be as you journey through this stage of your life is just as important as what career you want to pursue. Ultimately, the Hub is here to guide liberal arts and sciences students in the professional development process that will help you grow into the career you want to achieve.
No matter where you are in your career journey, here are some helpful places to start with the Hub.
Discover more about yourself and the world.
Discuss your aspirations and interests with a Hub coach through 25-minute drop-in sessions or 45-min scheduled appointments. Hub coaches are there to help you make meaning of your experiences and connect the dots.
Search from among 800+ LSA alum profiles on LSA Connect, the college's career networking platform, to broaden your awareness of the many career possibilities out there for LSA degree holders.
Learn how to define professional goals that connect back to your academic interests and get prepared for internship season through the Hub's ALA 125: Positioning Yourself for a Successful Internship.
Explore across industries, functions, and career options.
Attend a Hub-hosted Alum Connections, informal hour-long Q&A sessions where you can get first-hand insights and advice from LSA alums both eager and willing to share their personal stories and support students on their undergrauate journey.
Attend cornerstone Hub events like the LSA Internship Fair to network, explore, and learn about opportunities at various organizations. At the LSA Grad School Fair, meet with graduate program reps showcasing their institutions and degree options and get first-hand insights into what makes a competitive candidate.
Join the Hub's career communities to dig into industry-specific knowledge, resources, and opportunities. Get a taste of working world industries, career pathways, fields, professions, functions, and job roles that pique your interest.
Get always-on, 24/7 career support with the Hub's online resources that cover a range of topics such as conducting informational interviews with people who share similar academic backgrounds and who work in fields or companies of interest.
Pursue specific career paths in greater depth.
Engage in coach-led workshops that teach career-building activities like growing a professional network, navigating the application process, and preparing for career fairs.
Attend internship small groups for advice-laden discussions on finding job shadow and internship opportunities in specific industries.
Nothing beats immersive, in-the-field experiences. Pursue internships, paid and unpaid, US-based or abroad, to gain vital work experience and career clarity.
Join a small online community of Michigan undergrads interning in summer 2022 to reflect and share on your internship experiences as part of ALA 225: Undergraduate Internship Course.
Advance your plans–and your future.
Participate in employer-led information sessions to learn more about organizations of interest, discover opportunities at various companies, and make valuable connections with employer representatives and recruiters.
Engage in deep career learning through a bevy of information-rich Canvas tools that will help you build competencies in career activities such as interviewing, translating your experiences, and crafting a tailored résumé.
Join LSA Connect to apply to be part of the LSA Formal Mentorship Program for Winter 2022. Get paired with an LSA alum who shares your professional interests to receive tailored mentoring support that can help inform your next steps and advance your plans.
As an LSA senior or junior, reflect and connect all the dots between your academic, personal, and professional experiences. Convert these insights into an action plan that can help you prioritize and progress towards your goals beyond graduation.