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Welcome back for the Winter 2009 term!

Are you a first or second year student thinking about choosing a major or exploring career options? Now, you can meet with a Career Center Peer Advisor AND an Academic Peer Advisor at the same time! SYNC appointments are held on Mondays from 3-5pm at the PAAO office in Angell Hall.  Schedule your SYNC appointment by calling 764-7460!

Also, look for upcoming deadlines in
Scholarships and Awards, and Internships, Job, and Leadership Opportunities

UPCOMING EVENTS: Michigan in Washington Poster Session, Microfinance, Public Health Leadership to Improve the Health of Young People, Sports Management Program Deadline

ONGOING EVENTS: Pre-Health Quick Questions, Visiting (Non-LSA) Advisors in Angell, Cross Campus Transfer information sessions



Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium
Keynote speech by Julian Bond
Monday, January 19
Hill Auditorium
From his student days to his current Chairmanship of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Julian Bond has been an active participant in the movements for civil rights and economic justice. As an activist who has faced jail for his convictions, as a veteran of more than 20 years service in the Georgia General Assembly, a university professor and a writer, he has been on the cutting edge of social change since 1960. For more events, please see http://www.mlksymposium.umich.edu/index.php


BBA Essay Sessions
Tuesday January 20th, and Thursday 22nd.
Online registration is open for the following BBA Essay Session dates (see hyperlinks above). Prospective BBA applicants should plan to attend one of these sessions.


Multicultural Career Fair
Wednesday, January 21
2pm - 6pm
Michigan Union
The Multicultural Career Fair is a great way to connect with employers right here on campus! Typically, 60-65 organizations and over 800 students participate in the Fair.


Bilal's Stand
Wednesday, January 21
Natural Science Auditorium
High school senior, Bilal, introduces you to Detroit through his eyes as he struggles with the weight of being next in line to run his family's 60 year old Taxi Stand. But after secretly submitting a college application, and starting the art of  ice carving in order to win a scholarship, he must decide if he'll continue working at the Stand or carve out his own destiny. The film addresses issues that many inner city youth face in regards to peer pressure, unequal education, race, class, religion, and the notion of "selling out". http://www.bilalsstand.com. Free presentation, as part of MLK symposium events!

The film was produced as the pilot film for the Student EFEX (Encouraging the Filmmaking Experience) Program, a new community film project and course created by University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff in collaboration with Beyond Blue Productions.


Internship Fair
Thursday January 22
12:00noon - 4:00 pm
Michigan Union
http://www.careercenter.umich.edu/events/fairsevents/internshipfair.htmlThe Internship Fair is a great way to connect with employers right here on campus! Typically, 30-40 organizations and 1000 students participate in the Fair.


“The Business of Baseball”
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Doors open at 12:45pm, Program begins at 1:15 pm
Rackham Graduate School Building, 4th Floor Amphitheatre
Seating is limited and will be assigned on a first come basis

Featuring Tigers players, coaches and front office executives and will include panel presentations and Q&A opportunities on the following:

  • Players and coaches discussing community, media relations, physical training, and other aspects of the business, and
  • Front office personnel discussing their positions within the Tigers organization and how they support the team (HR, Ticket Sales, Community Relations, Media, Athletic Training, and others)

Student resumes will be collected at door to be reviewed for internships positions.


M-Teach Information Session
Thursday, January 22
School of Education, Rm 2302 (map)
Interested in learning more about teacher certification options at the University of Michigan?  Join us at one of our M-Teach Information Sessions.


CIA Careers Information Session
Thursday, January 22, 2009
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Michigan Union – Kuenzel room
Agency representatives will cover a broad range of topics to include the Agency mission, potential career opportunities, overview of the security and medical screening process, and other employment information.  Please bring your resume! While the information session is open to ALL students, we are eager in meeting students who will be entering the workforce within the coming year.  We will also be hosting on-campus interviews the next day (by invitation only).  We highly encourage you to attend our information session as it may lead to an interview with one of our recruiters. 


Attend the University of Michigan Pre-Health Conference
Saturday, January 24, 2009
10:00am - 3:30pm
Palmer Commons
The 2009 University of Michigan Pre-Health Conference will offer you a Prescription for Success! to help you begin, continue or reignite your personal pre-health journey. There will be workshops, opportunities to practice your interviewing skills, and a chance to learn what admissions officers look for in a competitive applicant. Each workshop, presented by experts in the field, is designed to give you the tools and tips to further accomplish your goal and realize your professional dream. Dr. Steven Gay, our keynote speaker, will start the day with a motivational and inspirational address. So please, mark your calendars and join us for a day of information, mentorship and fun!!Lunch and refreshments will be provided Free!

Register for the conference by Monday, January 19th at:


Michigan in Washington Poster Session
Monday, January 26
Eldersveld Room (5670 Haven)
 Fall 2008 MIW students will present their research and answer quetsion about their experiences. The deadline for applications for MIW’s Fall Semester 2009 is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6.

Monday, January 26th
7 - 9 PM
Michigan Room, Michigan League
What is microfinance? How can microfinance be used to build sustainable programs? How does the global financial crisis impact microfinance providers and the microentrepreneurs they serve? Deborah Burand, JD, University of Michigan Law School faculty member will examine how the global financial crisis has trickled down to those working and living at the base of the economic pyramid, and those trying to provide needed financial services to this segment of the world's population. Hosted by Project Shikkha: Education First Work Later & the Bengali Students' Association. RSVP http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=61248761140&ref=mf or newaja@umich.edu

Public Health Leadership to Improve the Health of Young People
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
10:00 am–4:30 pm
Michigan League, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Marian Wright Edelman Founder and President, Children's Defense Fund, M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, MS 15th Surgeon General of the United States, David Satcher, MD, PhD 16th Surgeon General of the United States. Register (and more information) here http://practice.sph.umich.edu/practice/symposium.php

Sports Management (cross-campus transfer) Application Deadline
February 1
The application may also be found online at www.kines.umich.edu or in the kiosk in the Student Study Center on the first floor of Observatory Lodge. For students who will start their sophomore year in Fall 2009.


Pre-Health Quick Questions
David Brawn: Mondays 2–4pm (starting January 12th) in the Newnan Center library
Peggy Zitek: Thursdays 2-4pm (starting January 8th) in alcove #5 in the Science Learning Center (Rm 1720 Chem)

Visiting Advisors to the Newnan LSA Advising Center
Please call 764-0332 to schedule an appointment with one of these advisors in 1255 Angell Hall from Jan 19th-April 21st.

Cross Campus Transfer (to LSA) Group Information Sessions
All Sessions are 4-5pm in G239 Angell

1/28/09 Wednesday
2/12/09 Thursday
2/16/09 Monday
3/4/09 Wednesday
3/19/09 Thursday
4/7/09 Tuesday
4/20/09 Monday
5/11/09 Monday
5/27/09 Wednesday

Considering transferring to LSA? Come to this information session to find out about degree and transfer requirements. This session is a mandatory part of the cross-campus transfer process. Once you've attended you can make an appointment with an LSA advisor to discuss your individual situation and complete the transfer paperwork if you are eligible to transfer.

Posted by yunecs at January 16, 2009 01:12 PM