Linguistics Department Open House

The Linguistics Department is hosting an open house November 4th at Lorch Hall. Students can go to meet faculty, staff, and LSA advisors. Additionally, prospective linguistics students can tour the linguistics lab and hear about research & pre-speech hearing opportunities.

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Apply for MSBC Student Planning Team

Michigan Sport Business Conference is the number #1 undergraduate-run sport business conference in the country! Being a member of the Student Planning Team team is a unique opportunity that offers real-world and hands-on experience, while also giving you access to a network of industry professionals to help you further your own academic and professional goals. The application to join the team goes live on October 21st – November 4th! We will host a mass meeting on November 1st @ 5:30 in School of Kinesiology Room 2140. Check out our social media (@umsbc), our website (umsbc.com), or the link below for more details! And feel free to contact adlevyy@umich.edu with any questions. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11kDSJ-KdRZe-ZTIHKU2fw–6bOdXZisJ6-Gko-ZNuyU/edit?usp=sharing

Communications Alum Hiring Social Media Intern

Allison Langille, a 2012 Communications Alum, is now the head of social media at Otis Elevator Company.

 a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, and have 68,000 employees around the world.

The WHQ Communications department is currently hiring a social media intern for next summer. The positive has remote work options. A link to the job posting can be found here: https://otis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/REC_Ext_Gateway/job/Social-Media-Intern_20058654

High Stakes Culture Lecture Series

October 12th, from 5:30-7:00pm the Institute for Humanities will be hosting High Stakes Culture: How Do We Understand Abortion, Control, and Reproductive Justice? It will be a conversation between scholars and students about the cultural logics that are driving the rapidly transforming landscape of access to abortion and birth control in the United States.

The lecture will include multiple scholars and educators to engage with students. Scholars Lisa Harris (Obstetrics and Gynecology and American studies Phd), Ava Purkiss (women’s and gender studies and American culture), Ruby Tapia (women’s and gender studies) and SaraEllen Strongman (Afroamerican and African studies) with moderator Angela Dillard (Afroamerican and African studies, Residential College, history) will engage students in a conversation about choice and power and justice.

We will ask questions like:

  • How do we understand the new landscape of reproductive rights?
  • What histories of reproductive rights are useful to know?
  • What cultural logics are driving changes now?

About the series: High Stakes Culture explores the ongoing “culture wars” and recent cultural flashpoints igniting across the country. Activists from all points of the political spectrum are turning to beloved cultural objects to stake a claim for their differing beliefs. The foundations of public education are being questioned as books are banned and Critical Race Theory is challenged. States are passing laws that attempt to ban or criminalize medical treatment for trans teens and children. And a landmark abortion ruling has spurred national conversations about reproductive justice.

What is at stake in the ways we understand culture and cultural conflict? The High Stakes Culture series brings U-M scholars and students together to bring humanities perspectives to bear on compelling issues in the culture now. Join us as we ask: How and why does culture matter so much?

Griffith Leadership Center Fall Symposium

The Griffith Leadership Center will be hosting a Fall Symposium with the School of Public Health. Several speakers across healthcare sectors with be speaking at the event. This is a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff to attend who are interested in healthcare.

The Guild Journalism Accelerator Deadline Extended

The application deadline for The Guild Media & Journalism Accelerator has been extended. Students now have until September 16th to submit their applications.

The Guild is a 4-week accelerator program for aspiring media and journalism professionals.  The Guild has equipped journalism and media students and alumni from over 70 top schools including Morehouse, Hampton University, Delaware State and Cornell University.  And the dynamic program is getting rave reviews from participants who say that The Guild has opened them up to journalism opportunities they hadn’t dreamed of,” gave them “confidence and drive,” and made them “a versatile writer.

A few highlights of The Guild Accelerator include:

  1. 4-week hybrid live/virtual experience
  2. 20+ video teaching modules
  3. Daily, live team standup calls
  4. 1-on-1 live coaching 
  5. Personalized tip videos from on staff-editors
  6. Virtual “office hours” for live support
  7. Experienced mentors as guides
  8. Opportunity to build a professional journalism portfolio with a nationally recognized, black-owned media company.

Washington DC Internship Opportunity

The University Career Center’s Public Service Intern Program is looking for Summer 2023 interns.

PSIP is the largest and oldest intern program in the country and is for undergraduate students who are interested in interning in Washington, DC during the 2023 summer. Students report PSIP as a transformative experience in their Michigan education, as Career Center staff led career development seminars in A^2 during the academic year and PSIP culminates with summer internships in Washington, DC. During the summer, interns network with U-M alumni and attend briefings/tours at DC organizations. Previous students have interned at a variety of places including non-profits, consulting firms, NGO’s, and with Congress members. The mass meetings will be held in 1120 Ford School Monday, September 12th at 6 p.m. and Thursday, September 15st at 7 p.m. (only attend one). The application process is competitive, with applications being open from September 12 – September 22. To learn more about PSIP click here to see our webpage. Attached below is our brochure for our upcoming Mass Meetings! Further questions? Email: psipcoordinators@umich.edu.

Volunteer Opportunity for UM Students with Detroit Youth

Give Merit is a Detroit-based nonprofit serving high school students that seeks to enhance and extend educational opportunities to Detroit youth through innovative enrichment and mentorship activity. Give Merit are looking for additional mentors to volunteer with our FATE Program during the 2022-2023 academic year.


FATE
is a four-year, cohort-based program for high school students in Detroit who attend the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Its mission is to provide resources and opportunities for Detroit youth to embrace education and become world-class citizens, with a goal to motivate each student to graduate high school and attend college.

The four-year cohort-based program provides innovative programming which blends project-based learning, character development, career exposure, and mentorship into a co-curricular experience emphasizing the value of education and the role it plays in providing access to achieving long term career and personal goals. 

Mentors help facilitate workshop activities where students learn skills in business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and design-thinking while also supporting their mentees as they develop personally and professionally. The curriculum is complemented by ongoing soft-skill building activities and regular excursion workshops with community partners such as Zingerman’s, Google, Carhartt, and Plante Moran. 

Check out this video to learn more about the FATE Program! 

If you are interested in mentoring for the FATE Program during the 2022-2023 academic year, email Give Merit’s Program Success Director, Rachel Mazzaro, at rmazzaro@meritgoodness.com for more information!

Social Media Coordinator Job Opportunity


Might you be our next Social Media Coordinator?
Are you skilled and experienced in social media and have a passion for the humanities? Apply to be the Social Media Coordinator for the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. We are looking for someone to take our already strong social media presence to the next level. 

You:
– Like to find stories to tell in new and interesting ways
– Adept at graphic design
– Highly organized
– A team player who gets along well with others
– Understand the importance of the humanities
– Follow social media trends
– Can work on-site in Ann Arbor, MI.

Us:
– We’re a small team of staff who work collaboratively
– Value the humanities and the role it plays at the university and in society at large
– Love our jobs and take them seriously while enjoying the process
– Recognize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion
– Organize and present dozens of public events each year
– Regularly interact with a variety of faculty, visiting scholars, artists, staff, and students.

If you’re interested, click here to learn more and apply. (Note: Applicants who fail to follow the “How to Apply” instructions will not be considered for the position.) Applications will be accepted through July 14, 2022.