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Inside this newsletter:

Scott Kassner's Advising Tip
Summer Orientation Advising

Student Perspective
Peer Advisor Tips
for New Students

What's Up from
Rob Gordon
Calendar

Internship Opportunities at UM
from Jean Leverich

Study Abroad advice from Leslie Davis

 

GET INVOLVED! Leadership Opportunities at UM

During the academic year, you should check this page every week or so to learn about new leadership, internship or scholarship opportunities for undergraduates. For LSA Advising's orientation issue of Advise Me Weekly , we focus on getting involved on campus.

Are you a team player? Check out Intramural Sports at UM!

Gotta sing? Gotta dance? Looking for other opportunities to perform? Check out performance, dance and athletic clubs on campus. Also check out when auditions are for various School of Music bands, orchestras, and choirs. Also check out Arts at Michigan for lots of opportunities to get involved in the arts at UM.

Make a Difference! The Ginsberg Center offers many opportunities to get involved in community service , through programs such as America Reads, AmeriCorps, Detroit Initiative, Michigan Community Service Corps, Project Community and SERVE. For a list of service learning classes at the UM, including Psychology 211 (Project Outreach) and Sociology 389 (Project Community) click here.

To find out about community-service focused student organizations such as Dance Marathon or K-Grams, click here.

Interested in health care? Volunteer at the UM Medical Center (call 936-4327), St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital (call 734-761-7995), or Home Care and Hospice of Michigan. For other volunteer opportunities (in health, education, advocacy, food banks, homelessness, and more) see these lists of local agencies (here and here). Here's a list of medical and health related student organizations.

The Maize Pages is the University of Michigan's online directory of student organizations. Use the Maize Pages to search for the student organization you're looking for!

Office of Student Activities and Leadership is a resource specifically designed to help you make the most of your co-curricular experiences. Developing effective student organizations and leaders through training and education is SAL's primary mission.

The University Activities Center (UAC) is a student-run programming organization at the University of Michigan. UAC's mission is to provide quality programming which is both entertaining and enriching to the lives of the students, faculty and staff in the University community.

U of M Gateway Clubs, Sports, and Greek Life lists every student club and organization registered with the Michigan Student Assembly (MSA). Something for everyone!

IMPORTANT FALL 2006 DATES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Artscapade
Thursday 8/31
Regents' Plaza (State St., Adjacent to the Michigan Union), 8:00-11:00 pm. Kick off the year with the arts! Celebrate Welcome Week by learning about the wide array of possibilities for arts participation on campus at an evening of art-making, live music, dance and poetry, games, and prizes. Volunteer at Artscapade--it's a great way to meet other students! Sponsored by Arts at Michigan and the UM Museum of Art.

Festifall 2006

Thursday 9/7
11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Diag. Don't miss Festifall on the Diag this September 7th! Festifall is an opportunity to check out most of the student clubs and organizations on campus all at once. Festifall is an ideal opportunity to learn about the over one thousand student organizations on campus and to discover how to make a difference at UM.

North Campus Festival 2006
Tuesday, 9/12

11 a.m. -3 p.m., Pierpont Commons. North Campus Festival is an opportunity to check out most of the student clubs and organizations on campus all at once. Like Festifall, North Campus Festival is a great way to learn about the over one thousand student organizations on campus and to discover how to make a difference at UM.

Public Service Internship Program (PSIP)
Each year, UM's Career Center offers the Public Service Internship Program (PSIP), a year-long program to assist talented undergraduates from all academic departments in securing summer internship positions with congressional and congressional support offices, executive offices and agencies, judicial offices, special interest and lobby organizations, arts/museums, and print and broadcast media, in Washington, D.C. PSIP is a year-long program committed to helping students: develop valuable job search tools and skills (resume, cover letter, interviewing, etc.); obtain an exciting internship in Washington, DC in public service; make lifelong friends, and have a great summer internship experience. Informational meeting is usually in late September; applications are due early October. Check in with the Career Center in early September 2006 to learn how to get a fantastic internship for summer 2007.

New York Arts Internship Program (NYA)
Each year, UM's Career Center offers the New York Arts Internship Program, a year-long program to assist talented undergraduates from all academic disciplines to foster and explore their interests in the arts by securing arts-related summer internship positions in New York City.  During the fall semester, students will develop resume and cover letter writing skills, learn how to create a professional portfolio, and explore career opportunities in the arts. During the spring semester, students will learn networking techniques, practice their interviewing skills, and explore the culture of New York City. In past years, students have interned at Museum of Television and Radio, Guggenheim, Exit Art, Knitting Factory, United for Peace and Justice, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Surface Magazine, Abigail Child Productions, and others. Informational meeting is usually in late September; applications are due early October. Check in with the Career Center in early September 2006 to learn how to get a fantastic internship for summer 2007.

Global Intercultural Exchange for Undergraduates Program (GIEU)
Beginning in 2002, the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Program has sent small groups of undergraduates and faculty members to exciting locations in the U.S. and around the world for three to four weeks of engaging intercultural academic studies. An intensive orientation will be conducted prior to commencement of summer travel, with an on-campus session to be held following the group's return. Informational meetings are usually held in late September and October; the application deadline is in November.


Wondering what careers are best suited to your interests? Click here for some helpful links to get started. Want to get a summer internship? The Career Center offers drop-in advising, career counseling appointments, and career assessment tools to help you get started on your planning your search! Also, the Career Center, along with many LSA departments, has extensive on-line internship search databases. See here to check out the listings.

Click here for scholarship information.











 

 

 






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