Catalan/Spanish 291: Intro to Catalan Language & Culture in Fall 2023!

Course Description

This course is an introduction to Catalan language, culture, and history. The principal aim is to acquire a more profound understanding of the history, politics, society and culture of the Catalan world through listening, writing, reading and speaking activities in Catalan. Language will be used through communicative activities; however, no previous knowledge of Catalan language is required. The class will discuss issues of relevance to Catalan culture and history.

Materials will include newspaper articles, cultural readings, movies, videos, short lectures, listening activities, and computer materials.  This class counts toward the Spanish major and as elective credit toward the Spanish minor.  This course will be taught in Catalan. No previous knowledge of the Catalan language is required.

Catalan/Spanish 291: Introduction to Catalan Language and Culture

Instructor: Susanna Coll-Ramírez 

Schedule: T/Th 11:30 am-1 pm 

Class numbers:  #23275 / #23279

Prerequisite is one of the following: SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278/AMCULT 224/LATIONAM 224; or RCLANG 324; or study abroad equivalent.

If you have any questions about the course, please reach out to Susanna Coll-Ramírez ( or to me (Carissa Van Heest,


LSA College Connections Position

The College Connections Team travels around the country interviewing LSA alumni and current parents about their experience at the College. This full-time position is open only to LSA grads of the last three years (2023, 2022, 2021).

The posting can be found here, and more information about the team is located on this website. Should applicants have questions, the hiring manager is Michael Reed ( The application is open until April 7 and has a salary of $44,000 – $45,000.

Michigan Music Business Club Conference 3/25

The Michigan Music Business Club is a fast-growing and highly sought-after organization on the University of Michigan’s campus, with a limitless pool of students eager to join. We aim to leverage this reputation to make our first-ever conference an unparalleled success, one that will continue for years to come. We hope you choose to share in the journey.

Our mission is to educate, empower, and prepare the next generation of executives, tastemakers, and power-players in the music industry. The conference will not only offer an incredible opportunity for club member but for the greater University of Michigan student community as well.

This event will bring the best in the music business to some of the brightest college students in the US, raise industry awareness on an exceptional pool of young, hardworking students ready to make an impact, and introduce Michigan students to the multitude of opportunities that lie within the music industry. We hope you choose to be a part of the first Michigan Music Business Conference!

More information | Tickets

Intern, Science Writer – Fully Remote

More information and Application Material Here


Our employees are our most valuable assets! You will feel welcomed and supported from the moment you join our team, and you will take part in strengthening and evolving our workplace culture.

We offer work-life balance. We are a remote-first organization, with flexible work hours.


The American Geophysical Union (AGU) supports a global community of more than half a million professionals and advocates in the Earth and space sciences.

Through broad and inclusive partnerships, AGU aims to advance discovery and solution science that accelerate knowledge and create solutions that are ethical, unbiased and respectful of communities and their values. Our programs include serving as a scholarly publisher, convening virtual and in-person events, and providing career support. We live our values in everything we do, such as our net-zero energy renovated building in Washington, D.C., and our Ethics and Equity Center, which fosters a diverse and inclusive geoscience community to ensure responsible conduct.

This is an exciting time to work at AGU. Every day we approach our work with a sense of purpose, and we look for others who share that passion and desire for a career with impact.


At AGU we are looking for individuals who want to learn something new every day, who welcome a challenge, and are motivated to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. You will be a proactive and creative problem solver who enjoys collaborating across diverse teams.

You will learn to identify newsworthy papers published in scientific journals and presented at scientific meetings and craft succinct, accurate and compelling press releases, short news stories and social media posts. You will gain practical experience interviewing and writing about Earth and space science for non-expert audiences and working collaboratively with a creative team. You will leave the internship with bylined stories as well as press releases to add to your portfolio.


  • Work with the media relations team to identify and pitch newsworthy stories about new research published in AGU’s peer-reviewed journals.
  • Interview researchers about their work and write news-style press releases and research spotlights under deadline.
  • Craft headlines and brief descriptions of new research for AGU’s weekly highlights newsletter.
  • Meet daily with media relations staff, prepare materials as requested and respond to editing.
  • Use and explore social media and multimedia to promote scientific research.


  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism, communications or Earth and space science.
  • Coursework or equivalent experience in news-style writing about science for a lay audience.
  • Familiarity with AP style.
  • Experience managing multiple projects or assignments on deadline.
  • Professional attitude and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), internet browsers, and web search engines.
  • Experience with social media preferred but not required.

Social Media/Marketing Intern at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Job begins mid-April 2023

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History social media/marketing intern will create engaging social media posts for the museum’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and assist in other marketing duties as needed. We are looking for a U-M student who is curious, loves to find and tell stories, and likes dinosaurs and mastodons. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in the digital space and creating content for social media, website, and other marketing materials. 8-12 hours per week. $15 per hour 

More information and application material can be found here:

Development Officer at the Institute for Social Research, UM

A great opportunity for a graduating senior or recent grad.

More Information and Application here.

ISR is seeking a highly responsible, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to help us reach our fundraising goals. As a Development Officer, you will report to the ISR Director of Development, and you will serve as a critical part of the ISR development team, with a primary focus on data management, stewardship, annual giving, and project management. ISR is an interdisciplinary environment that requires strong relationship-building skills to successfully partner with colleagues at ISR and across the University.

HSSP Media and Communication Student Job Opening

About HSSP

The Health Sciences Scholars Program is a learning community of first-year undergraduate students at UM. HSSP introduces students to key issues and the breadth of careers in the health sciences by bringing together students and faculty from a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and experiences.

The deadline to apply for this job posting is March 19.

HSSP Media and Communication Student Job Opening

2023 Excellence in Journalism

Sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Detroit SPJ is accepting entries and nominations for its 2023 Larry Laurain Scholarship program. Winners
will be announced at the organization’s annual banquet honoring the outstanding work and achievements in
2022 of print, broadcast, photo, digital and other practicing journalists in Michigan. In addition, Detroit SPJ will
announce its Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year.
Details about the date and location of the banquet are to be determined.

Scholarship application deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023

General Information
SPJ Detroit annually awards a $2,500 grant to a Michigan resident who is or will be a sophomore, junior or
senior with a demonstrated interest in journalism attending a college or university. This award may be used at
any institution of higher education.
The chapter maintains the right to offer more scholarships as permitted.
The award honors the late Lawrence (Larry) A. Laurain, who was serving as president of the Detroit chapter of
the Society of Professional Journalists at the time of his death in August 1985 of esophageal cancer. His
journalism career spanned 17 years, including stints at the Royal Oak Daily Tribune, the Macomb Daily, United
Press International and finally as city editor of the Oakland Press.
Call for Entries — Applicants must intend to practice journalism, as evidenced by enrollment in journalism
classes and by work from those classes, or by work produced for student or professional publications in the past
year. Financial need is also considered.
 Applications must be submitted through the BetterBNC contest website. See instructions below.
 No entry fee is required
Applications must include:

  1. A resume.
  2. Portfolio. At least three clips of any published or classroom-produced samples of the applicant’s
    writing or other news-related reporting produced in the past calendar year.
  3. Supporting documents. At least three documents, such as letters of recommendation or other
    statements from teachers, deans and advisers who are familiar with the applicant’s work. At least one of
    these documents must affirm the applicant’s enrollment in a journalism class, academic status, or
    purported interest in journalism.
  4. Personal narrative/essay. A double-spaced, titled document that addresses any of the issues cited
    An applicant’s personal narrative should address any of the following points:
    ● Why do you want to be a journalist?
    ● What are your career goals after graduation?
    ● Describe your journalism-related activities and how they have advanced your journalist training.
    ● List your educational, campus and social activities with brief details of their influence on you.
    ● Describe the most important challenge facing journalists today.
    ● Identify the person in journalism you would most like to emulate and why?
    ● What would winning this award mean to you?

Questions? Call (313) 288-9546 or e-mail


Entries to the Excellence in Journalism will be submitted using BetterBNC Media Awards Platform. Below are directions
for preparing and submitting entries. If you have questions, please contact us at:

IMPORTANT: BetterBNC is optimized for the Google Chrome browser and Firefox for PC and Macintosh/Apple. Please
have a recent version downloaded and installed for the best contest experience.

  1. Login
    a. Go to
    b. Open Call Login:
  2. Click “Open Call Login” in the blue bar at the top of the page.
  3. If you already have an Open Call Contestant account, enter your email address and password, then
    click “Login” and skip to section “g. Request to make entries in a contest” below.
  4. If you do not already have an Open Call Contestant account, click “Create your Open Call account”
  5. Fill out the form
  6. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page
    Once you fill out the form to create your Open Call Contestant account, the system will send you
    a validation email with a link that must be clicked before you can log into your account.

c. Request to make entries in a contest (Open Call Only):

  1. Hover over the red “Open Call Contestant” text in the blue bar at the top of the page
  2. Select “My Contests” in the menu that appears
  3. In the “Available Contests” section, check the box next to the contest you would like to enter
  4. Hover over the red “Open Call Contestant” text again
  5. Select “Manage Entries”
  6. Submit Entries
    a. Click “Submit Entry” from the Manage Entries page
    b. Select a Division (group of Categories)
    c. Select a Category
    d. Select the Media Organization where the entry was published or performed (Open Call Only)
    e. Enter the entry headline or title
    f. Add entry content (may vary by category)
  7. To upload digital file attachments (other than audio/video), click “Browse”, navigate to the desired file,
    and then click “Open”. Allowed file types are PDF, DOC/DOCX, TXT, JPG, GIF, and PNG. To upload
    additional attachments to a single entry, click the “Browse and Attach More Files” button. BetterBNC will
    allow up to about a 20MB file, however, we suggest keeping your files around 5MB in case the
    judges have a slow connection. For files larger than 20MB, you can click the “RealView” icon on the
    Submit Entry page to create a free account, upload your files, and then copy and paste the URL into the
    URL field on the Submit Entry page. You may also use a similar 3rd-party website that provides hosting
    services (,, etc.)
  8. To add web/audio/video content, copy and paste the content’s URL address into the provided
    Website URL field. To host your content online, either upload it to a free streaming content website
    (e.g.YouTube) or talk to your IT person about adding it to your stations/publications website. Make sure
    the content will be accessible online throughout the duration of the contest and awards process.
    Here are some examples of free streaming content websites where you can upload audio and video
    content: a. Audio:,
    b. Video:,
  9. IMPORTANT: Please be sure that items are not behind a paywall or a password-protected area. If
    they are, you must provide username/password info in the Comments section of your entry. Judges may
    disqualify your entry if work samples are inaccessible.
    g. Add Comments
    h. Enter Credits
    i. Click “Submit Entry”. For hardcopy/mail-in entry categories, print and attach the entry label (which automatically
    appears after each entry is submitted) to each hardcopy item and follow contest shipping instructions (contact the
    contest administrator for more info).