Wolverine eX: Knowledge Search with AlphaSights

The University Career Center is offering a NEW four-week program, Wolverine eX, designed for undergraduate students seeking to continue their skill development during Summer 2020. We recognize that many students may have had summer internship plans or recruiting processes canceled and Wolverine eX is an alternative to unanticipated changes in your plans.

Applications are being accepted for Wolverine eX: Knowledge Search with AlphaSights — from now through Sunday, June 28th (11:59 PM). AlphaSights is a management consulting firm that connects decision-makers at major organizations to the knowledge they need to solve their business challenges. This experience will help students learn how to pinpoint business problems and identify resources and solutions. The AlphaSights case for participants will include the opportunity to interact with the AlphaSights team and work on a sample business challenge for one of their clients.

Wolverine eX focuses on professional skills, analytical/technical skills, and includes a hands-on component with the employer. Register here: https://umich.joinhandshake.com/events/512125.

The Texas Tribune Copy Editor (temporary)

The Texas Tribune is seeking a full-time copy editor for our fast-paced digital newsroom. This is a temporary position that starts as soon as possible and continues for four months.


Please submit your application here by June 25, 2020. Email Corrie MacLaggan at cmaclaggan@texastribune.org with any questions. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Jobs & Internships available for U-M Department of Communication Studies Students on AfterCollege


Was your internship cancelled? Are you worried about finding a job after graduation? Employers are still looking for interns and new graduates to fill positions. Check out AfterCollege to apply.

AfterCollege has created a career network for U-M Department of Communication Studies students, and I encourage you to take a look:


Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching U-M Department of Communication Studies students and alumni.

Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.


Add group-updates@aftercollege.com to your address book to ensure that you receive AfterCollege emails to your inbox.

2020 Senior Prize in Literary Translation

The Department of Comparative Literature is pleased to invite graduating seniors in all departments at the University of Michigan to submit entries for our annual prize in literary translation.

Submissions are due Tuesday, April 21, and will be judged by a team of faculty members in Comparative Literature.

A prize of $500 will be awarded at the end of winter term.


1. All seniors graduating in Fall 2019 or Winter 2020, and affiliated with any department at the University of Michigan, are eligible to submit a translation.

2. Students may choose to translate into English any literary text (or excerpt of a literary text) that was originally written in another language and in any literary genre (e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction).

3. A submission should consist of your translation (no more than 10 pages), and a brief translator’s preface (no more than 5 pages) that introduces the text and author you have chosen and explains your method of translation.  If you have worked significantly with previously available translations, glosses, or commentaries, please note these in your translator’s preface. Make sure your submission references all texts and tools you have used to produce your translation (i.e. other translations you have consulted, translation software you may have used, etc).

4. Please submit your translation in the following format: an email listing your name, your graduation date, your major(s) and minor(s), and the complete title, author, and language of the original text you have translated, and an email attachment without your name that includes your translator’s preface, your translation, and a copy of the text you have translated in its original language.

5. Your submission should be emailed to complit.info@umich.edu no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Questions?  Contact complit.info@umich.edu.


The Donald P. Durocher Memorial Scholarship deadline is March 31, 2020

Undergraduate college students in Michigan have the opportunity to apply for two $2,000 scholarships provided by PRSA Detroit’s Education Fund, which is administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM). The Donald P. Durocher Memorial Scholarship are available for undergraduate students majoring in public relations, journalism, communications or a related field. Applicants must be full-time students for the 2020 calendar year and seniors graduating in 2020 are not eligible.

The scholarship application consists of a series of questions in essay form, including questions about the applicant’s view of the PR profession, experience as a PR practitioner and an option to include writing samples or case studies. Finalists may be required to participate in a face-to-face or phone interview by the Scholarship Committee judges. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

In addition to the monetary value, the scholarship can also serve as a launch pad into a successful career in PR and Communications. 

More information at https://www.prsadetroit.org/2020/03/05/prsa-detroit-invests-in-future-of-pr-with-two-student-scholarships/

Organizing Corps 2020- ARE YOU IN?!?!

Do you want to work on the 2020 Democratic Presidential election and help us win back the White House? Looking for an opportunity  to launch your career in politics? 

I am spending spring break getting PAID to learn how to work on a campaign as a field organizer and there is still time to get involved and trained!  

Organizing Corps 2020 is providing paid training programs to give you the skills needed to work on a presidential campaign and is headed to AZ, FL, GA, MI, NC, PA, & WI this winter and spring. Organizing Corps 2020 is the best onramp to a full-time paid position on the presidential campaign through November 3, 2020.

I thought you might be interested in checking them out! Apply today at organizingcorps2020.com. The deadline is MARCH 4TH for the immersion program (5-week hands-on experience) in 19 cities across the country.  You can also check them out at @orgcorps2020 on FB, Instagram and Twitter. #oc2020 #takebackthewh 

APPLY today and share with your friends!

Feel free to contact comm major Danielle Pasekoff (pasekoff@umich.edu) with any questions.

NBC News Looking for Student Runners for Production in Dearborn, MI on March 8th and 9th

Christopher Essner
, Production Manager with NBC news contacted the department with a request to recruit students to act as Runners/Production Assistants for Sunday and Monday.  These students will help coordinate the production, wrangle on air guests, assist producers with scripts, and coordinate the arrival/departure of the 200 person audience. They prefer a few of the students have cars with them in case they are asked to go on supply runs, but can work with whomever is available.
This is a PAID position, so students will be compensated hourly for their work.  

This is a great opportunity for students to get their foot in the door of entertainment media production.  We will forward the student information of the five first students contacting commadvisor@umich.edu. Positions should be filled by Thursday 3/5/20.