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UM School of Information Seeks Hosts for 2010 Alternative Spring Break Program

The University of Michigan School of Information (SI) is again seeking host organizations for its annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program.

As a host organization, you get to submit one or more projects related to the areas that are being studied at the School of Information and in return, you’ll get a fully-funded student who comes to you the week of spring break to work on this project. We have over 100 interested students for the 2010 program who would like to assist your organization during our week-long experience from Monday, March 1 - Friday, March 5, 2010.

As always, we are seeking projects that are related to our core areas of study in library and information services, archives and records management, and human-computer interaction.

However, our program’s focus has diversified and we are also hoping to receive projects that are oriented around the development or use of social media tools, information policy research and analysis, and information analysis and retrieval, amongst other information management issues.

Our students’ information management, web, organizational, communication, and technical skills are substantial and their energy levels high. And as a bonus, they are fully-funded and free to you!

Next Steps
If you are interested in participating in ASB-2009, indicate so by emailing Kelly Kowatch to me by Monday, November 23, 2009 (sooner if possible!)

You will them receive further information for the 2010 timeline and answer any questions that you might have.

For more information about where students have worked and their projects, please visit the SI-ASB website at www.si.umich.edu/pep/asb/.

And, please spread the word! If you know of any non-profit, educational, government, or cultural organizations that would be interested in participating, please pass along this message or send their contact information to kkowatch@umich.edu.


Kelly A. Kowatch, Assistant Director / ASB Coordinator
University of Michigan School of Information
Career Development Office
404C West Hall

Posted by kkowatch at November 9, 2009 05:34 PM


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