UM Career Center Programming for Graduate Students

Calling all Grad Students!

The Career Center Graduate Student Programming is open to ALL graduate students. For the Winter 2012 semester we have five exciting offerings.

To register for any of these events go to: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php

Navigating a Challenging Academic Job Market
Friday February 10th at 12:00 PM, Common Room, Rackham Graduate School
With fewer tenure track positions and more competition for available positions, how do you distinguish yourself as a candidate among hundreds of other applicants? We will discuss how to get beyond job postings in your search; identify alternatives to tenure track positions; use effective methods for initiating contacts; and foster professional relationships that will lead to more success in your academic job search and beyond.

Making Impact-Conveying Story: Presentation Strategy for Grad Students (Focus-Interview)
Thursday February 23rd at 3:00 PM, Common Room, Rackham Graduate School
Join The Career Center staff in an interactive workshop on how to make the most of your professional presentation. We will review some strategies for conveying your most important professional story components to employers in resumes, CVs, and cover letters. For this session we will particularly focus on how to present your story in interviews. We will examine how to make impact and tailor your approach depending on the industries you are targeting.

Now What? Leaving the Academy for Social Science and Humanities PhDs
Tuesday March 13th at 3:30 PM, Common Room, Rackham Graduate School
Increasingly PhD students in the social sciences and humanities are looking outside of traditional tenure track faculty positions for career opportunities after completing their PhDs. Join us as we explore how to execute a job search outside the academy. Together we will examine how story informs our decision to pursue diverse career paths, how to utilize presentation strategy for industry employers, and how to build a non-academic community to explore options and leverage connections.

Outside of Academe: Jobs for Science and Technology Discipline
Tuesday March 20 at 12:30 PM, Common Room, Rackham Graduate School
Are you curious about what career opportunities exist outside of a traditional academic environment for science and technology disciplines? Have you wondered what skills employers within industry seek and how someone with your academic background might fit? This interactive workshop will assist as you explore your story and begin thinking about how to expand your professional community. We will discuss fundamental differences between academic and industry culture and how to identify and effectively market your transferable skills outside an academic setting.

Negotiation Skills: Negotiating a Job Offer
Monday March 26th at 12:00 PM, Assembly Hall, Rackham Graduate School
You’ve prepared a great resume or CV and practiced interviewing, but do you know how to negotiate a job offer? Come to this workshop and learn how to prepare for this important process in your job search. Topics include the employer’s perspective and the steps in negotiating the offer.

All programs are sponsored by The Career Center and Rackham Graduate School.\\\\

To register for any of these events go to: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php

Posted by kkowatch on February 06, 2012 at 03:33 PM | Comments (0)

LiveWorkDetroit! Events this Fall!

Detroit is hiring and we want you!

Entrepreneurs and Creative Sectors
October 21, 2011, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Tentative Agenda
10 a.m. Kick Off at Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)
• Meredith Kerekes, Chief of Staff, TechTown
• Josh Linkner, CEO/Managing Partner, Detroit Venture Partners
• Paula Sorrell, Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Services, MEDC

10:30 a.m. LivePlayDetroit tour:
Homes, Arts, Culture, Fun and Entrepreneurs: Part I

12 p.m. Lunch with Detroit entrepreneurs and young professionals
• Leah Moss, Editor-in-Chief, Jack Detroit
• Philip Lauri, Founder/Director, Detroit Lives

1:30 p.m. LivePlayDetroit tour:
Homes, Arts, Culture, Fun and Entrepreneurs: Part II

2:30 p.m. Employer networking session

4:30 p.m. Closing event
• QuanTez Pressley, Office of Detroit City Council
• Matt Clayson, Executive Director, Detroit Creative Corridor Center

There is a $15 registration at www.michiganadvantage.org/LWD.

Follow us @LiveWorkDetroit. Like us at facebook.com/LiveWorkDetroit.

Posted by kkowatch on October 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM | Comments (0)

UM International Career Pathways Series - Fall 2011

INTERNATIONAL CAREER PATHWAYS series starts Thursday, Sept. 15
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Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering abroad, or in an international career? Check out the International Career Pathways (ICP) series of panel discussions in September – November, and the International Opportunities Fair!
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/series.html

Our first session will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 7-8:30 PM, on "International Employment Myths & Opportunities."
Location--Student Activities Building, Maize & Blue Room, map http://www.umich.edu/~info/pdf/south.pdf

What you’ll learn:
• How to build your resume towards an international career.
• Some key organizations that offer opportunities for internships and careers which you can pursue while you’re a student or after you graduate.
• Best U-M resources to help with your quest.

Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduating senior or graduate student, you’ll find sessions for your interests. ICP is co-sponsored by twelve University Schools, Colleges and international units.

If you have any questions about the ICP series – or any question about going abroad, feel free to contact us:
Tel. 734-647-2299 or e-mail icoverseas@umich.edu. Or stop by the International Center, located next to the Michigan Union.

Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson
Tel. 734-647-2299, E-mail icoverseas@umich.edu
U-M International Center
Education Abroad & Peace Corps Offices
603 E. Madison (next to the Michigan Union)
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt

Posted by kkowatch on September 14, 2011 at 03:26 PM | Comments (0)

Michigan Business Model Competition

Registration is now open for the Entrepalooza Business Model Competition. Go to:http://rossbizmodelcomp.eventbrite.com/

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Have an idea?

Join the Michigan Business Model Competition, a regional competition of the international Business Model Competition (BMC)!

Sponsored by the School of Information, the Center for Entrepreneurship, and YouNoodle, SI Create is excited to see the innovation that will spiral out of this competition at Michigan! You'll have the opportunity get out of the building with your idea, talk to real customers, receive mentoring, pivot on your idea, and submit your business model for the following prizes:

1. 1st Place: $2500
2. 2nd Place: $1500
3. 3rd Place: $750
4. 4th Place: $250

There will be one workshop each month leading to the submission deadline on December 5 and the finals held in the Rackham Graduate School Auditorium on December 12th! The Kick-Off Workshop will be held September 20th and the first 50 people in the door will get a free prize!

What: Kick-Off Workshop!
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Palmer Commons Auditorium
Speaker: Doug Neal, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship

We'll hold weekly Studio Jams at North Quad's Creative Commons Atelier which will be a space to learn more about developing a business model, brainstorming, mentoring, and light food!

The first studio jam will be Tuesday, September 27 at 12 noon and will be every Tuesday at noon in the same space.

For more information, go to: http://www.si-create.com/p/business-model-competition.html or contact Lydia Muwanga at suubi23@gmail.com.

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Susan J. Hill
Center for Entrepreneurship
Meeting and Events Coordinator
University of Michigan College of Engineering
2121 Bonisteel Blvd.
251 Chrysler Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-763-1021
fax: 734-615-7028
hillsj@umich.edu
http://cfe.umich.edu

Posted by kkowatch on September 06, 2011 at 02:42 PM | Comments (0)

Internet User Experience Conference 2011

The Michigan CHI and Michigan UPA host the seventh annual IUE conference featuring top industry speakers on Web site design and strategy.

The Michigan CHI (MICHICHI) and Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association (MI UPA) will host the seventh annual Internet User Experience Conference (IUE2011) in Ann Arbor, Michigan October 10-13.

The conference promotes user experience design, graphics, branding, messaging, social networking, accessibility, and effective web writing to enhance customers’ experience. Top industry speakers, practitioners, and authors will present information about Internet user experience design using training, case studies, and real-world examples.

This conference grows every year and has captured international attention. The Michigan CHI urges interested individuals to come and participate as world-renowned speakers and trainers cover aspects of Web site design and strategy, including usability, marketing, branding, social networking, accessibility, and more. Tutorials will be offered on creating storyboards, personas, designing for mobile, web analytics, and more.

The IUE attracts a wide spectrum of professionals working in usability, Web development, visual design, marketing, advertising, and sales. Conference sponsors include UsableWorld, LLC, Usable Development, Clear Usability, the Michigan UPA, and Washtenaw Community College Internet Professional Program.

Registration is now open, and early registrants (by September 10th) will save $100 on the regular registration rate AND also receive a copy of Dr. Susan Weinschenk’s new book, “100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People”

Presentation submissions are being accepted through August 31st.
Details may be found at www.iue2011.com.

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Posted by kkowatch on August 30, 2011 at 03:42 PM | Comments (0)

Landing a Job in a Difficult Economy Alumni Association Career Event

The UM Alumni Association will be holding a career development event here in Ann Arbor on June 15th and welcome alumni and student participation.

Landing a Job in A Difficult Economy, Presented by Tim Augustine, author of the best-selling book, “How Hard Are You Knocking?” The Job Seekers Guide to Opening Career Doors

Wednesday, June 15, 6-8:30 p.m.
Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
Alumni Center
200 Fletcher St.
Ann Arbor, MI

Join U-M alumni and students for a networking reception followed by a captivating and energizing seminar that will review the following areas:
• Developing a successful job search strategy
• Identifying and leveraging job search resources to uncover job opportunities
• Developing a strategy to differentiate and brand yourself during the interview
• How to begin and continue building your life long network of contacts
• How to successfully negotiate a great starting salary
• Developing your career strategy so you never have to look for a job again

Tim Augustine is an entrepreneur, business owner, author and professional speaker. He has written four books including his most recent titled “How Hard Are You Knocking?” The Job Seekers Guide to Opening Career Doors which was recognized as one of the “Best Business Books” on Amazon.com.

His seminars and books have been featured nationally on ABC, FOX and NBC and reviewed in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The National Association for Campus Activities. He has made numerous radio and television appearances and has presented to more than 350 organizations and 100,000 people throughout the United States. He is a contributing writer to Inc. Magazine, Fast Company and Monster.com on topics pertaining to the people strategies of successful organizations. Similarly, he has published two “How-To” guides with Inc. Magazine focused on career development and corporate growth. Learn more about him and view other useful career search topics at www.howhardareyouknocking.com

This is a free seminar, but registration is required.
http://alumni.umich.edu/jobs/career-events/landing-a-job-in-a-difficult-economy

Contact:
Laura Turner| Senior Career Manager
www.umalumni.com

Posted by kkowatch on June 03, 2011 at 11:13 AM | Comments (0)

LiveWorkDetroit! - Friday, March 25, 2011

Thinking about where you want to be after graduation? Meet Detroit. Home to high-tech startups, cutting-edge medical researchers, fashion trendsetters, unrivaled restaurants, world-renown museums, and affordable places to live.

Where are the up and comers going? We want to show you.

Join us for a full day tour of the best places to live, work and play in Detroit. Along the way, you’ll meet several entrepreneurs and professionals who call the city home.

The day will conclude with a career networking reception with Detroit employers, community leaders and young professionals.

We invite you to be a part of the exciting buzz that is re-charging Detroit.

Students should sign up early since enrollment is limited and we anticipate a big response! Deadline to register is Friday, March 18.

• LiveWorkDetroit! webpage: http://www.MichiganAdvantage.org/LWD
• LiveWorkDetroit! registration: http://www.regonline.com/liveworkdetroit

TENTATIVE AGENDA
10 a.m. Kick off for LiveWorkDetroit!
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Experience Midtown and Eastern Market Tour (highlights: Willy’s Overland Lofts, Good Girls Go to Paris Crepes, Tech Town)
12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Lunch and tour at the Detroit Institute of Arts
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Experience Downtown and Corktown Tour (highlights: Guardian Building, Lofts at Merchant Row, Campus Martius, Slow’s BBQ)
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Career Networking Reception in Downtown (Compuware Building/Hard Rock Café)

Contact Stefanie Ridenour: ridenours@michigan.org

Posted by shamille on March 02, 2011 at 04:41 PM | Comments (0)

expoSItion 2011 registration is open -- win big cash prizes!

exposition 2011
It’s that time of the year when SI is gearing up for one of our biggest events of the year, the annual exposition 2011! And we NEED YOU (STUDENTS) to participate by exhibiting a project in March. We are thrilled to announce that corporate sponsorship and support for this event (John Deere Foundation) allows us to offer YOU the opportunity to win THE BIGGEST CASH AWARDS we’ve ever had!

If you would like more information or just want to learn more about the types of projects that have been exhibited in the past, come by the expoSItion Information Session on Friday, January 21st from 12-1, 2245 NQ. The expo planning committee will be available to answer any and all questions you might have.

WHAT is the expoSItion? An annual SI event where students exhibit projects to potential employers, peers, prospective students, faculty and UM community.

WHO participates? SI Masters and PhD students

WHY participate?
• Showcase SI’s talent to the public!
• Network with potential employers for internship or job opportunities! The SI Networking Fair takes place just before the expo. MOST of those employers also attend the exposition.
• Help recruit prospective students to the program by showing them all the cool stuff we do here!
• Hone your presentation skills—which will be valuable for upcoming conferences or for your job search!
• Win some BIG money! (Monetary gifts will be awarded to the best project presentations)

Overall best project presentation:
1st prize- $1,500
2nd prize- $1,000
3rd prize- $500
Honorable Mention (2)- $100 (John Deere Foundation is sponsoring the Best Overall Project Presentations)

• If all that isn’t enough…free food!

WHEN: Monday, March 28th from 12:00-2:00
WHERE: Michigan League – Hussey Room

Expo Project Award Eligibility: All expo projects must…
• Be initiated and carried out primarily by SI students
• Be presented at the SI expoSItion, March 28th, 12:00-2:00
• Be related to the SI curriculum

WHAT kind of project can you exhibit?
• Individual or group projects
• Any SI Course Project- (and not just HCI courses!) Past projects have come from: 622, 601, 618, 572, 623, 501, 644, 647, 508, 649, 580, 581, 655, 692, any iPol course and more!
• Internships- If you participated in a summer internship (SI 681), you could easily create a poster detailing your experience or a project you worked on
• Independent Research Projects
• Conference Posters—Planning on presenting a poster at an upcoming conference? If so, you SHOULD DEFINITELY consider exhibiting the same poster at the expo!
• Projects do not have to be complete to exhibit them. Work-in progress is just fine and actually presents nicely at the expo! You can present on what you have done so far and what you plan to do.

All project presentations are voted on by the audience and are based on the following: most attractive display, best presentation, most innovative topic, most applicable to the real world.

To view expo projects from last year, go to http://www.si.umich.edu/exposition--

Space is limited (first-registered, first served!) Deadline to register is March 20th! Registration is now open http://www.si.umich.edu/stulife/expo-register.htm!

Register by March 20th to have your resume included in a Resume Collection that will be provided to all employers.

Please email expo2011@umich.edu if you have any questions.

Happy expo-ing!

Posted by shamille on January 18, 2011 at 01:53 PM | Comments (0)

Federal Career Day

The SI Career Development Office, along with Students Interested in Information Policy SIIP, bring you a whole day of career events to help you explore, plan and effectively pursue a federal career—no matter what your specialization is, there is a federal career for you!

SI Federal Career Day-Tuesday, January 25th
• Federal Careers/Job Search Panel 11:30-1:00 3100 NQ Ehrlicher Rm
• Small Group Lunch w/ NIH National Institutes of Health Annenberg Speaker- 3356 North Quad
• One-on-one Federal Career/Job Search Consultations with the NIH- 3360 Student Affairs Suite-Interview Room

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Events Details (sign up is required for these events through iTrack by January 20th!)
• Federal Careers/Job Search Panel
11:30-1:00 3100 NQ Ehrlicher Room

Professionals from a variety of Federal careers will discuss their own career pathways, federal opportunities and outlook, agency trends, federal job search process, and anything else you would like to know about a federal
career. Information shared today will cross over all specializations. This is not a specialization-specific panel. It will be relevant to any and all SI students interested in a federal career! The last part of the program will be an opportunity for students to network with the panelists. So come prepared to ask questions and interact!

Federal agency’s represented:
• FEATURED SPEAKER - Federal Annenberg Speaker from the National Institutes of Health
• Federal Trade Commission
• Government Accountability Office, and more!

The panel session will take place from 11:30-12:30, and will be followed by a networking/mixer with the panelists from 12:30-1:00. Light refreshments will be served.

• Small Group Luncheon w/ Annenberg Speaker from the NIH
1:00-2:00
3356 NQ

Meet with the NIH Annenberg Speaker for more individualized career advice and get lunch. Space is limited to 6-7 students. First to sign-up is first-served. Contact Shamille@umich.edu if you are interested in attending the luncheon ASAP!

• One-On-One Federal Career Consultations with the NIH
2:20-4:00
2260 NQ-Student Affairs Suite-Interview Room

These will be set up as 20 minute individual appointments for you to sit down with a federal employee from the NIH to discuss career and job search topics ranging from the following:

• Federal career opportunities
• Federal career opportunities specific to the NIH
• Agency trends and employment outlook
• How to create a federal resume that stands out online – we will ask students to bring their resumes if they want you to review it
• Presidential Management Fellowship program
• Federal internship programs
• Tips on how to effectively navigate and apply for jobs through USAjobs
• What to expect and how to prepare for a federal interview

Sign up for an interview slot through iTrack by January 20th. You MUST HAVE AN APPROVED RESUME in iTrack to be able to sign up for an interview.

If you have questions or would like more information about these events, please contact si.careers@umich.edu. We hope to see you at one or ALL of these events as this is a unique opportunity to explore federal careers and position yourself for federal job search success!

Posted by shamille on January 18, 2011 at 10:33 AM | Comments (0)

Detroit Impact: Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Detroit Impact: Design Thinking for Social Innovation

We are now accepting applications for team members to participate in the new design-thinking consultancy program at the Ross School of Business called Detroit Impact: Design Thinking for Social Innovation. Detroit Impact matches student teams with Detroit-based organizations to work on exciting projects that will contribute to the city’s economic and social development while also allowing students to gain real-world professional experience.

Detroit Impact was conceived in collaboration with the Net Impact National Conference design team, the design thinking firm, IDEO, the D+B club, and the Revitalization and Business Conference design team in an effort to apply design thinking concepts to social innovation projects. All graduate students are encouraged to apply, not just Ross Students.

Topics and Participating Orgs.
*ASTI – Sustainable real estate development, real estate finance, urban design, sense of place building
*Dermanaut – Health care, entrepreneurship, technology, growth strategies, marketing
*Detroit Regional Chamber and MSU - Economic development, industry attraction, business policy, logistics and transportation
*Get Fresh Detroit – Food distribution, food access, marketing, branding, health education, social enterprise
*RecoveryPark – Urban farming, distribution, public / private partnerships, social enterprise, workforce development, community development
*United Way of Southeast Michigan – Corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy, nonprofit management, human capital

Full company and project descriptions can be found here.

How to Apply

Please send the following to alexesca@umich.edu no later than Sunday November 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM:

*Copy of resume
*One Paragraph stating your reason for interest
*Top 2 choices for project placement

Additional info
Final presentations will take place at the 1st annual Revitalization and Business Conference on January 20th 2011
Estimated time commitment between November 17th and January 20th is 2-3 hours per week
For Questions and more information email alexesca@umich.edu

Posted by kkowatch on November 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM | Comments (0)

[Employers@SI] North Carolina State University Library - November 12, 2010

North Carolina State University Library Information Session
Noon-1 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12
2185 North Quad

Emily Lynema (former NCSU Libraries Fellow and SI graduate) and Adam Rogers (current NCSU Libraries Fellow) will visit the School of Information Studies on November 12 to discuss the NCSU Libraries Fellows Program and other professional opportunities at NCSU Libraries.
Register to attend via iTrack!

Posted by shamille on October 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM | Comments (0)

Michigan Alumni Succeed - October 28, 2010 at Ford Field

Take advantage of the Alumni Association’s networking opportunities at any career stage, and join us for a series of career-focused events across the country. Career events provide U-M alumni with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into today’s professional world through dynamic sessions with some of the best career experts available.

In addition to the information provided by the career event speakers, these networking events give U-M alumni the opportunity to:

* Build networks that will help you advance professionally and personally
* Learn the latest workplace trends and discuss key topics
* Make valuable career connections with fellow alumni

Michigan Alumni Succeed
October 28, 2010
6 p.m. – Networking (light refreshments provided, please bring business cards)
7-9 p.m. – Michigan Alumni Succeed Presentation
Ford Field, Hall of Legends
Detroit, Michigan

University of Michigan and Michigan State University join forces to bring South East Michigan alumni the tools and resources they need to make powerful strides in their career development.

Gain skills that will allow you to:

* Take control of your career development
* Learn the new job search: Your identity online is as relevant as your resume
* Lead as you advance through your job search or career transitions
* Learn the intangibles of leadership
* How to create entrepreneurial opportunities for yourself in Michigan

Speakers include:

Catherine Lilly – Lilly, ’77, MSW’81, is the senior advisor to the U-M executive vice president and chief financial officer, and the director of the U-M Business and Finance Leadership Academy. Lilly has worked fervently on behalf of leadership issues during her years of service at the University, providing organizational development consultation to the CFO executive leadership team and many other senior leadership groups. In her role as head of the Business and Finance Leadership Academy, she prepares the next generation of the most talented business and finance administrative leaders with the strategic skills necessary to support the University of Michigan.

Dr. Bryan Ritchie – As Director of the MSU Entrepreneurship Network, Ritchie works to coordinate the capacity and resources for entrepreneurship at MSU with the communities of Lansing and greater Michigan. Ritchie is an entrepreneur and has started several computer companies. In addition, he has played a leading role in Novell, Inc.’s initiative to network the home.

Ritchie is a professor of international relations and political economy at the James Madison College, Michigan State University. His research focuses on the political economy of innovation, entrepreneurship, technological development, skills education and training, and social capital.

John Hill – Hill, director of Alumni Career Services at Michigan State University, is charged with providing career services to 420,000 MSU alumni. Hill will enhance your understanding of how employers are utilizing tools like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to vet and source candidates they bring into their workforce.

There is no cost to attend this event, registration is required. Parking is facilities adjacent to Ford Field and Comerica Park are available on a first come, first serve basis for a fee.

Register today!

Save the Date! The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is proud to deliver three other complimentary career development events in the state of Michigan. More information to come; please check back soon!

Event dates and locations:

February 17, 2011, in Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 20, 2011, in Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 16, 2011, in Lansing, Michigan

Posted by kkowatch on October 22, 2010 at 11:07 AM | Comments (0)

[Mock Interviews] Cengage Learning – User Experience Specialist - Nov. 5

The SI Career Development Office will welcome Cengage Learning to North Quad this fall for Mock Interviews. Please login to iTrack in order to sign up for a Mock Interview Slot!

Friday, November 5
Cengage Learning – User Experience Specialist

Mock Interviews are first come, first serve and should be treated with the same regard as a real professional interview.

Note: If the organizations or positions offered aren’t exactly what you are targeting, that’s okay – sign up for something close anyway! The feedback you’ll receive will be helpful for your job search no matter what.

To see the full interview schedule and to sign up for a Mock Interview, login to iTrack. You must have an approved resume on iTrack in order to sign up for a slot. Then, click on “Campus Interviews I Qualify” For to view the listings.

If you have questions, please contact the SI Career Development Office.

Posted by kkowatch on October 20, 2010 at 04:05 PM | Comments (0)

[international] International Career Panels and Fair this Week!

There are MANY international career-oriented events going on around campus this week! See below for descriptions of all – be sure to attend the SI-CDO Sponsored Global Careers in Engineering, Information, & Technology tonight on North Campus!

Global Careers in Engineering, Information, & Technology - Tuesday, October 19, 2010
International Environmental Careers Panel - Wednesday October 20
Careers in Global Health - Wednesday, October 20
Teaching and Volunteering Abroad - Wednesday, October 20
The 2010-11 INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR - Thursday October 21
Peace Corps Information Meeting - Thursday October 21

Global Careers in Engineering, Information, & Technology
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 – TONIGHT!
5:30 – 7:00pm (this event starts at 5:30pm, not Michigan Time)
Chrysler Center Lobby (North Campus)

This panel discussion regarding Global Careers in Engineering, Information and Technology will feature representatives from Schlumberger, Whirlpool, P3, Deloitte, IBM, IAESTE, AIESEC and an international student from India who had an internship in Shanghai. This panel is part of the International Career Pathways events, which brings University of Michigan students together with educators and employers to explore pathways to international careers through opportunities for significant experiences abroad (work, internships, volunteering and research abroad) and international education, both on-campus and abroad.

This event is co-sponsored by the UM School of Information - Career Development Office and the UM College of Engineering – Engineering Career Resource Center.
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International Environmental Careers Panel
Wednesday October 20
3:00-4:30 PM
1040 Dana Building

A panel of environmental professionals working to address critical global environmental issues will discuss career opportunities in this emerging field. Learn how their careers developed, what skills and experiences are critical to work in this field, get advice on pursuing similar careers, and ask questions of the panelists.

Panelists include:
UNDP, Division of the Global Environment Facility - Kevin Hill, Technical Advisor
USDA Forest Service, International Programs - Stephanie Otis, West Africa Program Specialist
Microcarbon Foundation - Tina Tam, Project Development Intern (Summer 2010, Beijing, China)

This event is sponsored by the UM School of Natural Resources and Environment
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Careers in Global Health
Wednesday, October 20
5:00-6:30 PM
Michigan Union Anderson Room

Representatives from organizations involved in various aspects of international health and humanitarian relief will share the paths they took to reach their current positions, as well as discuss the key elements to preparing for a successful career in international health.

Panelists include:
USAID - Gary Newton, U.S. Government Special Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
John Snow, Inc. - Mike Farabaugh, HIV&AIDS / Senior Advisor
CARE USA - Bethann Witcher Cottrell, Director of Child Health and Nutrition
University of Michigan North Campus Research Center - David Canter, Executive Director, North Campus Research Center, and past Director of Health Care Research, William Davidson Institute

This event is sponsored by the UM School of Public Health.

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Teaching and Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday, October 20
7:00-8:30 PM
Michigan Union Pond Room

Programs for teaching and volunteering abroad offer a vast range of opportunities in fields such as health, social work, natural resources and teaching English. Positions are available for undergraduate and graduate/professional students, as well as for those about to graduate. Find out about some well-established programs and follow up with their representatives (and many more) at the International Opportunities Fair the following day. Sponsored by the U-M International Center. Panelists include representatives from the following organizations:

Abroad China – internship and volunteer placements in China
CIEE Teach Abroad – teaching placements in Chile, China, Dominican Republic, S. Korea, Spain, Thailand
French Government Teaching Assistantship – year-long teaching placement throughout France
JET - teaching in Japan through the Japanese government
Peace Corps – teaching and volunteer placements in various countries
Training Express – teaching opportunities in Spain
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The 2010-11 INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Thursday October 21
2:00 to 6:00 PM
Michigan Union
http://www.careercenter.umich.edu/students/events/intlfair.html

Don’t miss this once-a-year event! The 8th annual International Opportunities Fair is a great way to start networking with organizations and kick-off your job and internship search! We expect nearly 70 organizations and 700+ students to participate in the event.

It’s not too soon to start your search for a summer internship or post-grad job! Some of the programs represented have deadlines in early November, including: UM-GIEU (Nov. 1); US State Department internships (Nov. 3); UM-MHIRT funded research positions (Nov. 12), JET--postgrad teaching in Japan, (Nov. 18), CDS internships in Germany, Spain & Argentina (Dec. 1).

To make the most of your time at this event, please check out the brand-new Quick Reference Guide at:
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/intfair/students/ICP-IOFairChart2010.pdf

The International Center will have a table at the Fair, and we’ll be happy to help direct you to the most relevant organizations for your specific interests—feel free to e-mail us in advance with questions at icoverseas@umich.edu
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Peace Corps Information Meeting
Thursday October 21
6:30-8:00 PM
International Center

Apply now to start in summer 2011

Inspired by last week’s events celebrating 50 years of Peace Corps at University of Michigan? Join Peace Corps for a General Information Session and learn about the Peace Corps application process, hear stories from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. If you are a senior and thinking about Peace Corps after graduation, now is a great time to start the application process which takes about 9-12 months. Almost all Peace Corps volunteers began their application process by attending a general information session. The information session is open to everyone; from freshmen to grad students to community members. If you are unable to attend, feel free to contact our office to set up an appointment to come in and have all your questions answered.

U-M Peace Corps Office
International Center Room 10
Office Hours: Mon: 9-12, Tue: 1-5, Wed: 3-5, Thu: 1-5, Fri: 9-12, or by Appointment
734 647 2182
peace.corps@umich.edu

These programs are UM International Career Pathways events.
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP

Posted by kkowatch on October 19, 2010 at 10:33 AM | Comments (0)

[Employers@SI] Abbott Labs - Abbott Park, Illinois

Abbott Labs will be on campus Wednesday, October 27, 2010 for an employer presentation and interviews.

About Abbott:
We are a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. Our products span the continuum of care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics through medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies. Our comprehensive line of products encircles life itself - addressing important health needs from infancy to the golden years.

Abbott has sales, manufacturing, research and development, and distribution facilities around the world, close to where our customers need us to be. We are recognized for our global reach and our ability to serve our customers around the world.

On-Campus Recruiting at SI:
• Corporate Records Information Session, Wed. Oct 27th, 12:00-1:30, Ehrlicher Room - Sign up is required through iTrack! Lunch is provided.
• Corporate Records Summer 2011 Internship Interviews, Wed. Oct 27th 1:30-4:30 3360 NQ

To be considered for an interview, apply through iTrack by Oct. 18th (at midnight). For either of these postings (they are the same so only apply for one):
• Corporate Records Intern, Job #715559
• Corporate Records Intern, Job#715558

You MUST have an approved resume in iTrack to be able to apply. If you don't have an approved resume in iTrack, remember that it takes at least one business day for our staff to review resumes. If you won't meet the deadline, please contact si.careers@umich.edu to indicate your resume is waiting for approval in iTrack. However, we can't guarantee we will be able to review it, and will simply approve with no review, if needed.

Contact the SI Career Development Office with any questions.

Posted by kkowatch on October 15, 2010 at 09:04 AM | Comments (0)

Library Mock Interviews at UMSI - Fall 2010

The UM Art, Architecture & Engineering Library will be on campus Friday, October 29th to participate in mock interviews.

Participating in mock interviews can be a key step towards internship or job search success. You will participate in a simulated interview and the employer will provide you with feedback on how to improve your interviewing skills. Don’t wait until the real thing to learn how comfortable you are with interviewing!


Keep in mind, if the organization or positions offered aren’t exactly what you are targeting, that’s okay – sign up anyway! The feedback you’ll receive will be helpful for your job search no matter what.

Wednesday, October 20th
Ann Arbor District Library – Production Libraria
n (1 slot available)
Note: Schedule closes Monday, October 18th at 11:59pm

Friday, October 22nd
UM Kresge Business Administration Library – Business Reference Librarian
(1 slot available)
Note: Schedule closes Wednesday, October 20th at 11:59pm

Friday, October 29th
UM Art, Architecture, & Engineering Library – Science Librarian
(5 slots available)
Note: Schedule closes Wednesday, October 27th at 11:59pm

Thursday, November 18th
UM Kresge Business Administration Library – Business Reference Librarian
(3 slots available)
Note: Schedule closes Tuesday, November 16th at 11:59pm

To sign up, login to iTrack at http://si.umich.edu/careers/students.htm. You must have an approved resume on iTrack in order to sign up for a slot. Then, click on “Campus Interviews I Qualify” For to view the listings.

If you have questions, please contact the SI Career Development Office.

Posted by kkowatch on October 14, 2010 at 04:08 PM | Comments (0)

International Events at UM including 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration

It all started here. University of Michigan students helped shape history, and you are invited to join the celebration.

At 2:00 a.m. on October 14, 1960, standing on the steps of the Michigan Union, U.S. Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy delivered an impromptu speech before thousands of U-M students who had waited for hours. He shared for the first time his vision of a corps of American volunteers who would travel the world to work for peace.

U-M students jumped into action, leading the petition drive in support of Kennedy's dream. Their efforts traveled to campuses all around the country. A few months later, the Peace Corps was established.

Fifty years later, the national celebration of the Peace Corps will kick off at U-M, and U-M students will be at the center of the action.

A full schedule of events is available at http://peacecorps.umich.edu/events.html.

******Highlights of Peace Corps 50th Celebration Events******

Documentary: “A Passing of the Torch”
Monday Oct. 11– 7 p.m.
Hatcher Graduate Library, Library Gallery (Room 100)
And don’t miss the wonderful exhibit in the Hatcher Graduate Library about how University of Michigan students advocated for Peace Corps, on display in October and November


Documentary: “Atumpan: The Talking Drums of Ghana”
Tuesday Oct. 12– 6:30 p.m.
African Studies Center @ International Institute; Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg


National Symposium: The Future of International Service
Wednesday Oct. 13, 8:30AM – 5:30PM
Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business

For panels and presenters see: http://peacecorps.umich.edu/natl-details.html . This symposium features speakers and panelists who are national and world leaders in international service. The event will focus on new initiatives, research and policies related to global service and kicks off a year-long series of events across the nation that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. Sponsored by the University of Michigan, The Brookings Institution, and the National Peace Corps Association, with support from the Building Bridges Coalition. All are welcome to attend this free conference!


Paul Theroux: How the Peace Corps Changed My Life
Wednesday Oct. 13 – 7 p.m.
Hatcher Library, Room 100/Gallery
American travel writer and novelist will discuss the impact of the Peace Corps on his life.


Student Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities of International Service
Wednesday evening Oct. 13 – 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
Please note that space is limited; students who preregistered will have priority.


Documentary: “A Passing of the Torch”
Early Thursday Oct. 14 – 1 a.m.
Michigan Union steps


First Ceremony on Michigan Union steps
Oct. 14 – 2 a.m.
Program will include audio of JFK's speech followed by remembrances of those who were there on the steps the night of October 14, 1960. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Alan Guskin, student leader in 1960 who with others advocated for the creation of the Peace Corps.


Second Ceremony on the Michigan Union steps
Thursday Oct. 14 – 11 a.m.
Participate with special guests in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s speech that led to the creation of the Peace Corps. Special guest speakers include former Kennedy aide and architect of the Peace Corps, Sen. Harris Wofford; Jack Hood Vaughn, second director of the Peace Corps and U-M alumnus; and Aaron Williams, current director of the Peace Corps.


Spending Your Days in Ghana: Responding to JFK’s Challenge – Symposium
Thursday Oct. 14 – 1:30-5:00 PM
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
JFK asked, “How many of you who are going to be doctors are willing to spend your days in Ghana?” Learn about the U-M’s long history—and exciting future—in Ghana and how both Ghana and U-M have benefitted from partnerships in a number of fields including medicine, engineering, technology and museum studies.


Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams: Inspiring the Next Generation of Volunteers
Thursday Oct. 14 – 6:30 p.m.
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Unio
n
Calling all future Peace Corps Volunteers! Peace Corps has thousands of new volunteer positions available for 2011. Learn more about the personal and professional rewards of international Peace Corps service.


Tom Hayden: The Importance of Community Organizing: From the Peace Corps to Barack Obama
Thursday Oct. 14 – 8 p.m.
Hatcher Library

Program will include audio of JFK's speech followed by remembrances of those who were there on the steps the night of October 14, 1960. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Alan Guskin, student leader in 1960 who with others advocated for the creation of the Peace Corps.

Complete list of events: http://peacecorps.umich.edu/events.html

We hope you will participate in the celebration -- a tribute to the Peace Corps and to the legacy of U-M student commitment to activism and service.

Go Blue!

E. Royster Harper
Vice President for Student Affairs
John Greisberger, Director, University of Michigan International Center
Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson, University of Michigan International Center, Education Abroad and Peace Corps Offices

Posted by kkowatch on October 12, 2010 at 03:54 PM | Comments (0)

[events] Speed Networking with the SI Alumni Board - Friday

Don’t miss out on this rare networking opportunity! Only a few more spaces available!

Speed Networking with the SI Alumni Board
Friday, Oct 15th
12:00-1:30
Ehlicher Room NQ

RSVP now through iTrack -- space is limited! We will cap the attendance at 25, so the first 25 to sign up will get in. Lunch will be provided!

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to network with the SI Alumni Board. This is a structured networking activity where you can learn how to effectively network while gathering valuable career and job search advice from prominent SI alumni.

Event Format:
You and 4 other students will be seated at a table with one of the alumni board members. We will provide you with brief bios for each ahead of time. You will have 10 minutes to introduce yourself, ask questions and gather career information. Please come prepared with a few questions that you would like each board member to answer. After 10 minutes, a bell will ring, and you will rotate to the next table and so on. Remember, you can get valuable information even from someone who isn’t in your industry of choice—so please be open to meeting with all of the alumni board members. You will have the opportunity to rotate to each table to network with each board member. Shortly after 1:00, if you don’t have class, stick around for some general networking and continued discussions with the board.


SI ALUMNI BOARD PARTICIPANTS:

Eva Davis
Eva graduated from SI with a specialization in Library and Information Services. During school, she completed an internship at the Plymouth District Library in Michigan, and her graduation coincided with a posting for a teen librarian. Josie Parker (MILS '96), director of the Ann Arbor District Library, recruited Eva to become youth manager at the downtown location in 2002. She describes the AADL as a rollercoaster ride of challenges, change, and opportunity. "I became the systemwide youth services manager in 2003, the branch services manager in 2005, and associate director of public services in 2006," she adds. "One of the things I have most enjoyed is my experience managing our internship program for library school students, and I welcome the opportunity to bring alumni and current SI students together." She has been director of the Canton Public Library since January 2008.

Ken Varnum
Ken is the manager of Library Web Systems at the University of Michigan library. His responsibilities include managing the library's Web and article discovery environments. Before coming to the University of Michigan in 2007, Ken previously worked at Tufts University (2004-07), Ford Motor Company's research library (1997-2004), and the Open Media Research Institute in Prague, Czech Republic (1995-97). He has master's degrees in library studies and Russian and East European studies from the University of Michigan and a BA in history and Russian from Grinnell College.

Andrew MacLaren
Andrew graduated from SI in 2007 with a specialization in Library and Information Science. Since 2007 he has held the position of Productions Librarian at the Ann Arbor District Library. In this role, he serves as the library website content editor and oversees the creation of digital products, which primarily involves the digitization of local history resources.

Lija Hogan
Lija is a usability team lead at ForeSee Results. She evaluates the usability of websites across a variety of industries, including government, retail, finance, healthcare, and consumer package goods. She has also been an interaction designer and information architect across many of these industries. In addition to her MSI (LIS) from the University of Michigan, she has an MLA from the University of Chicago and a BA in history and Russian from the University of Pennsylvania.

Christina York
Christina York is the User Experience Manager at ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA’s User Experience Design team currently has eight members specializing in information architecture, usability, interaction design, and visual design. In the past year, Christina has hired three team members from SI.

Christina has a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. She graduated in 2002 and has worked in academic, corporate, and not-for-profit environments for the last 8 years. She is active in the professional community and has given talks at several events this year, including IUE 2010 in Ann Arbor, MI-UPA meetings, and the 2010 Usability Professionals Association Conference in Munich.

Posted by kkowatch on October 12, 2010 at 10:03 AM | Comments (0)

Entrepreneurship at SI and In Detroit

On Tuesday, the UM SI-CDO office will host its first "A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur" event, featuring a panel of 4 local entrepreneurs. Register on iTrack to attend.

With this topic on my mind, I wanted to share the following article that came to me via means of Ann Arbor Spark:

Inc. - 5 Reasons to Start a Business in Detroit

Despite the decline of its vital auto industry, Detroit aims to become a more diversified, sustainable economy for the 21st century. Here are five reasons why it will succeed.

By Evan Klonsky | Oct 7, 2010

There's no hiding the fact that the past decade hasn't been easy on the Motor City. Once a paragon of stability and the nation's fourth largest city, Detroit has seemed to fade alongside the auto industry on which it so vitally depends – now sitting at 11th place on that very same list.


In spite of the decline, those who stay refuse to see this as an anything other than an opportunity. With tons of open space, inexpensive rent, and legions of talented workers, the city was – and is – ripe for the kind of fresh and innovative thinking that drives new business. "Detroit needed to decrease its reliance on manufacturing," says Ross Sanders, CEO of Bizdom U, a local business accelerator formed in 2007. It needed to transform into a "brain economy," he adds, rooted in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Bizdom U, founded and funded by Quicken Loans CEO Dan Gilbert, is among the many organizations formed the past few years with the aim of diversifying and sustaining business in the region. These places recognized the ingredients – the new ideas, the support, the passion – already in place to make Detroit into a 21st century economy.

"The entrepreneurial spirit that exists in this region has been here forever," says David Egner, director of the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan. What organizations like his have done is shine a light back on would-be entrepreneurs and provide them the resources to start strong.

While returns remain modest, small ripples of new businesses have begun to pop up around the city’s tri-county area. Ranging from high-tech battery-makers to downtown storefronts, these new businesses hope to grow into the impending wave of prosperity down the road. Here are five reasons why they will succeed.

1. Innovation is in the air.

Egner of the New Economy Initiative isn't hyperbolizing when he talks about Detroit's unique, longstanding entrepreneurial spirit. He's just trying to characterize a city that paved the way for automotive innovation for more than 70 years. The problem, however, was that the city became extremely rooted in its past success.

Perhaps too rooted. "What's held Detroit back has been the success of entrepreneurs in the last century," says Chris Rizik, one of the region's most prominent venture capitalists.

"What it created were two generations of employees, not of entrepreneurs," says Rizik, whose Renaissance Venture Capital Fund invests only in Michigan start-ups.

Once the large corporations – or the "safety net" as Rizik describes them collectively – began to falter, many of their employees were left jobless. "People had the choice to stay and do things more entrepreneurial, or leave," Rizik adds.

Ah: a silver lining. Those who stayed have started to bring about dramatic changes in the culture, not unlike New Orleanians after the flood.

To see the change, you needn’t look further than the SPARK Business Accelerator in Ann Arbor. Located 45 miles outside the city center, SPARK has helped more than 200 innovation-related start-ups in the region. Its convenient location next to one of the world's leading research institutions – the University of Michigan – doesn't hurt either. "We think Ann Arbor represents a wonderful hub of activity that can serve as a catalyst for the rest of the state of Michigan," says Michael Finney, president and CEO of SPARK.

Entrepreneurs also look to the region's automotive pedigree to tackle new industries. They can parlay the region's swath of talented engineers to make innovations in areas like battery technology, which Rizik says fits "hand-in-glove" with the auto industry. SPARK has, in fact, sought funding for a few battery makers in Ann Arbor, aiming to establish Michigan as a leader in the technology for the rest of the country.

2. Training and support abound.

Integral to the success of any entrepreneur is, after all, having the right tools get there. Organizations like Bizdom U and the Kauffman Foundation have poured resources into training business owners in how to sustain growth for the future. In June of 2009, the New Economy Initiative helped bring Kauffman's FastTrac program to the city without cost. Since then, FastTrac has worked with and graduated more than 1,200 entrepreneurs from an assortment of backgrounds.

Two FastTrac graduates include Austin Black and James Canning, longtime friends and Detroit natives who both started their own businesses this past year. After completing the course last year, Black encouraged Canning to enroll as a way to shore up the direction he wanted to take his new PR company. "As someone whose job it is to help people tell their stories, this class helped me to tell my own story," Canning says. Soon he learned strategies like how to develop his mission, create his competitive advantage, and attract new clients to the businesss.

FastTrac courses typically run 10 weeks and help entrepreneurs to carry out certain early business plan objectives. Bizdom U, by contrast, provides an intense, full-scale experience from the idea stage all the way to acquiring funding. Each year, twenty chosen entrepreneurs partake in a four-month regimen where they get feedback from consultants, a professional workspace to operate from, and help with business plan development. At the end participants are eligible to receive up to $100,000 in funding to invest in their businesses.

Bizdom U largely came out of the vision Dan Gilbert had for the city in 2006. By moving the Quicken Loans headquarters to downtown Detroit, Gilbert staked his faith in the future of the city. And, as Sanders points out, entrepreneurs have responded to the call. These aggressive, forward-thinking leaders, he says, will lay the groundwork for the city’s next generation of innovators.

3. A vibrant support network exists.

Though a diverse lot, Detroit entrepreneurs all seem to share one common trait: they want to see each other succeed. Owners of businesses large and small, across dozens of different industries, have united under this belief to help the city progress as a whole.

"You have this community in Detroit where entrepreneurs want other entrepreneurs to succeed because it brings more business and more people to the city," says Black, who started his own real estate company devoted to city living. Black's passion for Detroit and its success extends to his work with Detroit Synergy, a group he helped found to give people the resources they need to revitalize the city.

Detroit's collaborative and collective mindset is one of the primary catalysts for the creation of groups like Open City Detroit. Started by two women entrepreneurs, Open City invites its network of loosely connected business owners to share thoughts on how to run better businesses. "No one is competing here as much as they are trying to help one another through forums like Open City," says James Canning. Open City is just one of a number of similar resources such as Motor City Connect, Business Leaders for Michigan, and Fusion Detroit that aim to bring these enthused leaders together.

One such leader is Jonathan Citrin, the 34-year-old founder of the aptly titled financial services firm CitrinGroup. Citrin considers himself lucky that he was on the early end of the city’s entrepreneurial upswing – the firm started in 2003 and has doubled its revenue in the past 18 months alone. Now, after all his success, Citrin hopes to guide others along a similar path. "I made a ton of mistakes," he admits. "But had I had some of the support that’s here now, I know I would’ve done even better."

Part of helping others to do better involves mentoring other business owners and teaching part-time at Wayne State University's School of Business Administration. Citrin says he loves to talk with students and aspiring entrepreneurs about their projects, particularly Wayne State’s high-tech business park, TechTown. "I don’t know if they get enough credit, but Wayne has been a real bright spot in fostering entrepreneurship in town," he says.

Similar to SPARK, TechTown works with innovators from the university community to bring ideas into fruition. It hosts 70 high-tech, growing companies from its facility in the heart of midtown and has enrolled a host of entrepreneurs in Kauffman’s FastTrac program as well. While TechTown and SPARK and other accelerators operate independently, each has its own strengths. Rizik helps spawn capital for many of these accelerators and has seen increased communication between them in recent years. He says that "it’s only through the coordination and efforts between them that they can each be optimized."

4. There's access to space, leadership, and capital.

These three elements combine to make the Detroit landscape an untapped territory for starting business on the cheap.

Austin Black worked in the Detroit real estate market for nearly a decade before opening up his own shop specializing in urban communities. He says he's witnessed a lot of movement over the past five years into neighborhoods that had traditionally sparse residential populations. Lately, though, Midtown in particular has turned many of its vacant lots into mixed-use structures that combine storefronts and residences.

"You have a lot of landlords that really want to work with entrepreneurs and help them open businesses because of the benefit of storefront sales," Black says. This seamless "barrier of entry," he says, is what drives entrepreneurs to open businesses they are passionate about and fill a need for the city.

The hospitable disposition you get from the city trickles down from the its stable of strong, accessible leaders. James Canning says he doesn't have trouble getting meetings with some of the top CEOs in his industry, willing to lend a helping hand to those starting out. "The established leadership are looking for new ideas and next wave leaders to step up," he says. "Those that are taking the initiative to do so are being heard."

Named Crain Detroit Businesses' Newsmaker of the Year in 2009, Chris Rizik is certainly one of those leaders looking for the next big idea. He founded Renaissance Venture Capital Fund under the notion that Michigan was brimming with opportunities for investment. He cites that it has been a top-five region for research and development over the past few decades on both the corporate and university levels. Now it is his responsibility to convince investors of the state's potential for innovation and business development. And to a large extent, Rizik has been quite convincing.

"So far we've invested a certain amount in venture capital, and they've invested four times that amount in Michigan," Rizik says of the investors.

While funding from companies like Rizik's makes for a good start, investors aren't exactly throwing money around, especially for non-high-tech industries. Egner believes that the region's access to capital will grow even stronger once it has a more robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. "VCs will come here when they see something to invest in," he says. "We have to make sure the infrastructure is in place, so that companies that come here will stay here."

For now, Egner advocates freeing up capital for companies in the second stage of growth looking to reach the next level. He doesn't want to freeze capital for proven companies while earlier stage companies misallocate funds. He says that only once they align the right resources – the research, development, and communication – can they use capital to fortify growth.

5. Government support is plentiful.

Apart from all the independent accelerators out there, the government itself remains dedicated to small-business growth as well. Michael Finney of SPARK says that government cooperation has been vital to the growth of Ann Arbor's now-vibrant entrepreneurial community. "We have a very seamless voice to local and state government with respect to the needs of our entrepreneurs," he says. "And these governments respond very nicely to ensure they're not inhibiting the ability of the entrepreneur to be successful."

Organizations like the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation also serve as liaisons between business owners and the state. Bizdom U CEO Ross Sanders says his businesses have received assistance from the DEGC as well as support from the city government. Entrepreneurs from the program have presented their progress in front of City Council meetings and have even gotten pep talks from Detroit's mayor, Dave Bing. "The government is really recognizing need to foster entrepreneurship and to retain talent in Michigan to do so," Sanders says.

Grant programs such as the 21st Century Jobs Fund prove the state's commitment to aiding Michigan businesses. So far Michigan has committed close to $100 million to the 21st Century Jobs Fund, which aims to grow new industries in technology and alternative energy that will bring a diverse, robust economy to the state.

Ultimately the burden to change will fall in the hands of the entrepreneurs and their passions. The government, the leaders, and the community have given them the means to succeed. Now it will be up to them to make it happen.

Posted by kkowatch on October 08, 2010 at 09:57 AM | Comments (0)

ARMA Detroit: Six Starting Points for a Records Management Rookie

Six Starting Points for a Records Management Rookie

Date: October 13, 2010
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Speaker(s): Richard E Smith, CRM, Express Scripts Inc.

Few choose records management as a career; most are assigned to this job while doing something else. Inevitably, they ask the same question that has been asked by thousands before them: “Where should a rookie like me start?” This session offers six starting points that most professionals follow to be successful in leading a records and information management effort for their organizations.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Outline six strategic objectives for rookies to follow for getting started
2. Identify resources available to simplify getting started
3. Identify the most common rookie mistakes and techniques to recognize and avoid them

Go to http://www.armadetroit.org/pages/meetingsevents.html?dis=detail&ID=75 for more information and register;

Posted by kkowatch on October 04, 2010 at 08:57 AM | Comments (0)

Friday's CI Seminar: Open Educational Resources - All Invited

SI 575 CI Seminar: Open Educational Resources
Time: Friday, October 1 • 11:30am - 1:00pm

Location: 1255 North Quad

Everyone is invited to the Community Informatics seminar speaker series.The seminar brings together students and faculty who are engaged in diverse community and public interest work to learn from each other and a wide range of guest visitors.

Regardless of your specialization, come to learn more about topics & trends in the field of Community Informatics and possible public interest internship & career options.

11:30-11:45 – Emily Puckett Rodgers, Open.Michigan

11:50-12:05 – Kathleen Ludewig, Open.Africa

12:10-12:25pm - Lisa McLaughlin, ISKME

12:30pm-1pm – All panelists open Q&A


About the panelists:
Emily, Kathleen and Lisa are all SI alumnae.

Emily Puckett Rodgers
Our Open Education Coordinator responds to requests for information and performs educational outreach about openness at U-M. Serving as liaison, the Open Education Coordinator helps build campus collaborations around open sharing while also ensuring that
Open.Michigan meets the needs of the U-M community.

Kathleen Ludewig
Our Open Education Specialists are the go-to people for all tasks open. They perform educational outreach about openness at U-M and help build campus collaborations around open sharing. They are trained in the arts of copyright and policy, and have plenty of experience in making course content open. Anything ranging from a quick openness audit, to consulting with faculty, students, and staff, to managing participants in the dScribe project, these Specialists can help you share.

Lisa McLaughlin is the OER Commons Manager at ISKME, where she facilitates global OER partnerships and synthesizes outreach and communications between ISKME's research and education arms and OER Commons. Lisa received dual Masters Degrees from the University of Michigan in Information Science (MSI) and Management of Human Services (MSW). Her background and interests include social and open innovation, community informatics, user experience design, social media, and cross-sector collaboration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan.

Posted by kkowatch on September 30, 2010 at 02:16 PM | Comments (0)

Funding for Internships & Research Abroad Workshop & Foreign Language Careers Panel

Two internationally-oriented events going on this week at UM as part of the International Career Pathways Series. If you are at all considering an international internship next summer, attending the Funding for International Internships and Research Abroad workshop is an event you should highly consider attending.


ICP: Funding for Internships and Research Abroad
Tuesday, September 28
4:00 to 5:30 PM
1120 Weill Hall (Ford School building)

Representatives of U-M offices that offer funding for internships and research abroad will provide information on grant opportunities and give tips for successful applications. Most of the funding opportunities that will be presented are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
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ICP: Career Opportunities for Foreign Language Students
Wednesday September 29
7:00-8:30 PM
Modern Languages Building Lecture Room #1

Do you love studying languages and cultures, but are you worried what you'll "do with it" after graduation? Attend this panel for ideas about how you can put your interest in language to work.

Panelists:
• Rachael Criso (Romance Languages)
• Alexis Gould (UM Peace Corps Office)
• Bill Nolting (International Center)
• Brad Farnsworth (Director, Center for International Business Education)
• Errol Wint (The Career Center)
• Laura Grande (Asian Languages and Literature)
• Jan Afonso (LSA Academic Advising)
• Armando E. M. Reyes (International Field Experience, School of Public Health)

Presented by LSA Academic Advising, the Language Resource Center, the Career Center, and the International Center

These programs are UM International Career Pathways events.

Posted by kkowatch on September 27, 2010 at 10:23 AM | Comments (0)

UM Fall Engineering Career Fair - Monday and Tuesday, September 27, 28

UM Engineering Career Fair
Monday, September 27, 2010 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Pierpont, Duderstadt, EECS, CSE

Hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
Additional information is available online at http://www.umcareerfair.org/.

Just a few tips for SI Students that are planning on attending the Career Fair next week:

1. Arrive early. The Career Fair starts at 10am and that is when recruiters are energized, interested, and haven’t met several hundred students already. If you can, talk to the recruiters early on, then go back once more before you leave to ensure that you left an impression.

2. Be prepared to talk about the School of Information and bridge the gap between your skills/abilities/specialization and what their company does (this may involve you doing some research on the companies prior to the fair). The recruiters are there to recruit engineering students, but you too are of value to them. Sometimes, you just need to make it known to them what that value is. It’s ideal to be able to tell them what position in their company is a fit for your skill set.

3. Collect business cards. This gives you the opportunity to follow up with everyone that you meet, especially if they are only recruiting for engineering students. You can later email them and ask the recruiter to put you in touch with someone in a department more appropriate to what you are studying here at SI. Or, you can just send a thank you.

IMPORTANT! The CoE Engineering Career Resource Center hosts an online recruiting system similar to iTrack called HireMe. When you meet with employers at the fair, they may say, “Sign up for an interview in HireMe.” However, non-CoE students are not allowed to use HireME, so be sure to tell the recruiter that you cannot do so and need to set up an interview outside of that system.

If you are interested in reading up on how else you can prepare for the Engineering Career Fair, check out the following links:

Career Fairs & Job Fairs
Preparing for A Career Fair
How to Prepare for a Career Fair
The Ten Keys to Success at Job and Career Fairs

Posted by kkowatch on September 27, 2010 at 09:44 AM | Comments (0)

Employers@UM: National Security Agency Information Session - Tuesday, September 28

National Security Agency Information Session
Tuesday, Sept 28, 2010
5:30-6:30
EECS 1311

This information session is open to SI students. The NSA has asked our office to STRONGLY ENCOURAGE SI students interested in working for the NSA to attend the information session. It was reported at last year's engineering fair that the NSA commented that SI candidates exhibited an interesting and unique mix of skills that set them apart from other CS majors they had seen all day. This was reported by a recent graduate that was interviewed and hired by the NSA directly as a result of the fair.

If you have any interest in working for the NSA this year or next, go to the information session if you can.

Posted by kkowatch on September 27, 2010 at 09:36 AM | Comments (0)

Japanese Students Visit SI and other International Activities This Week!

Three exciting Internationally-Oriented Events going on this week at SI and UM!:
Meet and Greet: Japanese Students Visit SI from Tsukuba University – Friday
Global Education Programs Fair - Thursday
Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships – Today, Wednesday!

Meet and Greet: Japanese Students Visit SI from Tsukuba University
Friday, September 24, 2010
Noon to 1:00pm
2185 North Quad

The UM Asia Library is hosting two students and one faculty person from Tsukuba University in Japan. In this session, the students, undergraduate library students, will share about their educational program, the library structure in Japan and be open to any questions that you might have for them. Please RSVP on iTrack and bring your lunch!

________________________________________
Global Education Programs Fair
Thursday, September 23, 2010
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Michigan Union, Ballroom

Get your all access pass to engage with the world through the University of Michigan:
• Explore more than 100 UM Programs in more than 40 countries
• Attend a Ready, Set, Go Global session
• Talk with past participants and program advisors
• Learn about work, study, and volunteer programs,
• Study off campus for the entire academic year, or fall, winter, spring, and summer terms

________________________________________
Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
7:00-8:30 PM
1120 Weill Hall (Ford School)
An International Career Pathways Event

Moderator
Alexis Guild: Ford School of Public Policy, Peace Corps Advisor, International Center.

Graduate Panelists: Organized Programs, Formal Application Process
Alexis Guild: Ford School of Public Policy. Kiva Fellow in summer 2010 in Bolivia, where she worked with two of Kiva’s microfinance partners.

John Asante-Antwi: School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. Fellowship through the William Davidson Institute (WDI) in Rwanda with an NGO called Access Project.
Funding: William Davidson Institute. For application information contact Sinia Whatmore at surya@bus.umich.edu, http://www.wdi.umich.edu

Mayela Montenegro: Ford School of Public Policy. Internship with the U.S. Department of State, at the US Embassy in Zimbabwe. Apply by Nov. 1 for summer 2011 on the State Department’s website, http://www.careers.state.gov – come to the Oct. 5 ICP panel with UM’s Diplomat-in-Residence for more info.
Funding: Internship was paid by State Department, but many State internships are unpaid.

Ankush Sharma: School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. WHO Internship Programme at WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland. http://www.who.int/employment/internship/en/
To be considered for a Summer internship, applications are accepted between December 1 - January 31 each year.
Funding: Becker Scholarship Fund, Irving Zeitz Memorial Fund, Center for Population Planning Fund, and
George Simmons Memorial Fund

Carrie Rheingans: School of Social Work and School of Public Health—MHIRT participant in 2005. Funding: MHIRT participants are fully funded through the program (airfare, stipend, and research). Apply for MHIRT by Nov. 12 for summer 2011—contact Temuulen Johnson at temuulen@umich.edu.

Graduate Panelists: Self-Found Internships
Lin Jones: School of Information. Internship in Beijing, China with the US Trade Representative. Found independently.
Funding: International Institute (available to students in all Schools & Colleges)

Sara Blumenthal: Dual degree, School of Public Health and Ford School of Public Policy.. Internship in Ghana with a coalition of NGOs in health. Found internship through Idealist.org.
Funding: William Davidson Institute (Student-Initiated Internship)

Sarah Pipes: School of Information. Internship in Budapest, Hungary with the Center for Media and Communications Studies at Central European University, on privacy and data security.
Funding: School of Information, Community Informatics Corps Summer Internship Stipend

Carrie Rheingans: School of Social Work and School of Public Health--Community organizing in China with various AIDS NGOs, worked with local partners to coordinate the first-ever national conference on social work and HIV in Beijing, coordinated 14 undergraduates as well as organizing at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. She created the internship herself after hearing that a professor was going to be working in Beijing and Shanghai this summer.
Funding: SSW Office of Global Activities Social Work, and from the School of Social Work Alumni Board of Governors.

For more information and to RSVP, login to iTrack at http://www.si.umich.edu/careers/students.htm

Posted by kkowatch on September 22, 2010 at 02:48 PM | Comments (0)

Hot Shots: Career Connections at Melange

Hot Shots: Career Connections at Melange
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: Melange, 314 S. Main, Ann Arbor
Cost: FREE

Bring your resume, and come and mingle with growing, innovative companies in a fun and relaxed environment! This event is only for talent seeking opportunities for themselves. Recruiters and staffing companies should use other venues to meet with these company representatives. If you would like your company to participate, contact Amy Cell at Amy@AnnArborUSA.org.
Registration for this event will open on Tues., Sept. 21st.

COMPANIES ATTENDING:
Adaptive Materials, Inc.
- Research Scientist or Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Supplier Quality Engineer
- Office Manager (Part-Time)
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
- Software Development Engineers
- Software Quality Assurance Engineers
- Principal Software Engineers
- Product Specialists
- Sales Engineers
- Technical Support Engineers
General Electric Company
JDM Systems Consultants
MANAGEMENT
- Project Manager - Application, Infrastructure, Business Process
ANALYST
- Systems Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Business Analyst
QUALITY ASSURANCE
- QA Tester
- Analyst Web Developer
DEVELOPERS
- J2EE developer/architect
- J2EE/JAVA/SOA Architect/Developer
- .Net Web Developer
- iPhone Developer
- Web Content Administrator
- UI Developer
SECURITY
- Network Security Analyst
DATA WAREHOUSE
- Business Warehouse Solutions Architect
SPECIALTY DEVELOPER
- 8 Report Developer
Unimerco
- Sales Engineer - Cutting Tools
- HR Assistant/Finance Supervisor
More Information

Posted by kkowatch on September 20, 2010 at 04:40 PM | Comments (0)

Employers@UM: McKinsey & Company - September 23, 2010

McKINSEY & COMPANY PRESENTATION AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
For Ph.D. students, Post-docs, M.D. students, Interns, Residents, Fellows and non-M.B.A. Masters* students

Thursday, Sept 23
6:00-8:00 PM ET
Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Central Room
100 Washtenaw Ave
RSVP: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LKDV69R

Presentation Agenda:
6:00-6:30pm Introduction to McKinsey and our work, overview of recruiting steps
6:30-6:45pm Group Q&A
6:45-8:00pm Reception, McKinsey consultants available for small group and individual discussions (refreshments served)

A CAREER WITH McKINSEY & COMPANY

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that advises senior management of the world's leading organizations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations. People join us from a wide range of disciplines, and you'll find that we're more interested in your achievements than your particular area of studies. Working with us, you will gain exposure to a diverse range of industry sectors and business issues that will not only enhance your career options, but also accelerate your personal development.

So, if you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge you, along with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please join us for our presentation.

Please visit our website at www.apd.mckinsey.com to learn more about us. The website features profiles of consultants with backgrounds similar to your own, information about selection criteria, application tips, and the online application form.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Application deadline for permanent positions in offices worldwide: October 3, 2010
Please visit our website for more information and to apply: www.apd.mckinsey.com

If you will be finished with your studies in 2011 you should apply for a permanent position by the deadline above. Medical interns, residents and fellows finishing in 2012 may also apply now, for a permanent position, to receive an early decision. Those finishing studies in 2012 may apply for an internship in early January 2011.
All others finishing their program at a later date are welcome to attend and learn more for the future.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS
Women at McKinsey - WebEx presentations
Learn more about what makes the experience of women at McKinsey unique. Presenters will discuss the support they receive in their personal and professional growth, the network of exceptional women professionals of which they are a part, and share personal stories about their McKinsey experience. You'll have a chance to ask questions and understand why other women with backgrounds like yours explored McKinsey as a career option. All sessions will cover similar information. While not required, we recommend attending our general recruiting presentation on Campus or via WebEx in advance of a Women's WebEx. The general recruiting presentations are the primary source for general information about McKinsey and our Advanced Professional Degree (APD) Recruiting efforts. Please RSVP through this website: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/womenwebex

Date/ Time:
Friday, September 17, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Friday, September 24, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Please contact your recruiter should you have questions:
Sonja Nelson
APD_Recruiting@mckinsey.com
www.apd.mckinsey.com
Check us out on facebook and Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/McKinseyHealthcare and http://twitter.com/McKinseyAPD

*Please note that Masters students should have completed their undergraduate degree before July 1, 2007 If you completed your undergraduate degree after this date, visit www.mckinsey.com/usschools to learn more about our Business Analyst opportunities.

Posted by kkowatch on September 20, 2010 at 10:27 AM | Comments (0)

Doing More with Less: Enhancing your Library’s Reach and Resources

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 – Plymouth District Library – 9am-1pm

Library budgets all over the country are shrinking, and Southeast Michigan is no exception. Libraries must learn how to be resilient, flexible organizations, drawing on new sources of funding and stretching limited budgets further. To learn more about innovative fundraising and how to continue to draw new audiences to your library, join us for TLN’s Annual Fall Workshop, presented by the TLN Adult Services Committee. Our topic this year is “Doing More with Less: Enhancing your Library’s Reach and Resources.”

Session 1: 9:30-10:30

Shelley Gach-Droz and Charlaine Ezell, members of the board of Friends of Michigan Libraries, will present "Friends for Life: Libraries and Friends Groups Working Together". This presentation highlights the three roles of Friends Groups and how they are changing and the working relationships between libraries, directors and Friends.

Session 2: 10:35-11:35

Our second speaker is Krissa Rumsey, grant writer and administrator at the Washtenaw Community College foundation. Her presentation, “Grant-getting: It’s All About Relationships,” will help you debunk the mystery of seeking and writing grants and understand how to successfully draft, submit, and receive grant money for your library. This session will also provide an overview of the world of grants and the pieces that must be in place to attract the attention of potential funders. Knowing where to look for funding and developing a funder-focused approached to grant-seeking can help increase your grant-writing success rate.
Session 3: 12:00-1:00

Shari Fesko, a teen librarian at the Southfield Public Library will share her fresh perspective on “Programming on a Shoestring Budget”, and discuss a variety of economical, in-house programs that are easy to coordinate and host and that appeal to adult patrons. You’ll leave with new ideas for adult programming and strategies for attracting new audiences to your library.

Registration
Workshop registration includes continental breakfast and workshop materials. The program runs from 9am until 1pm on Wednesday, October 6th, with check-in starting at 9:00am and the first workshop session beginning at 9:30. Rates are as follows: $15.00 for TLN-affiliated libraries, $20.00 for attendees from libraries not part of TLN, and $10.00 for library science students.
Registration deadline is September 30, 2010.
Please make checks payable to The Library Network. You may mail checks or send them through the TLN delivery route.

Send completed registration form and payment to:

Rachael Dreyer
Chelsea District Library
221 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: (734) 475-8732
TLN Delivery Code: CHEL 216

Go to http://listserv2.michigan.gov/wa.exe?A2=ind1008E&L=MICHLIB-L&P=4782 to download the registration form.

Posted by kkowatch on September 17, 2010 at 03:10 PM | Comments (0)

Fall International Employment Workshops

The SI Career Development Office is hosting a workshop on how to find an international internship this Friday. Also, various units on campus collaborate annually to host a range of workshops and presentations on international employment opportunities as part of the International Career Pathways Series. See below for details on these events.

International Internship Search Workshop (UMSI)
Friday, September 17, 2010
Noon to 1:00pm
2255 North Quad

In this workshop, gain tips, advice, and access to resources to guide your international internship search. Because international internships can be more difficult to secure and funding opportunity deadlines are early, its best to get an early start on this search.

RSVP on iTrack to attend.

________________________________________
INTERNATIONAL CAREER PATHWAYS at UM

Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering abroad, or in an international career?
Check out the International Career Pathways series of panel discussions in September & October and the International Opportunities Fair!
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/series/index.html

International Employment Myths & Opportunities
Thursday, September 16, 7:00-8:30 pm, 1120 Weill Hall

Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Wednesday, September 22, 7:00-8:30 pm, 1120 Weill Hall

Funding for Internships & Research Abroad
Tuesday, September 28, 4:00-5:30 pm, 1120 Weill Hall

Career Opportunities for Foreign Language Students
Wednesday, September 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, MLB

Tuesday, October 5, 6:00-7:00 pm, 1120 Weill Hall
Careers in US Foreign Affairs

Marketing Your International Experience to Employers
Thursday, October 7, 4:30-6:00 pm, Lurie Eng. Ctr. Johnson Room (North Campus)

German-American Career Day
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 5:00-7:00 pm, Vandenberg Room, Michigan League
50 Years of Peace Corps at University of Michigan
Wednesday, October 13 through Saturday, October 16
http://peacecorps.umich.edu
Global Careers in Engineering, Information, & Technology
Tuesday, October 19, 5:30-7:00 pm, Chrysler Lobby, North Campus

International Environmental Careers
Wednesday October 20, 3:00-4:30 pm, Room 1040 Dana

Careers in Global Health
Wednesday, October 20, 5:00-7:00 pm, Michigan Union

Teaching & Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday, October 20, 7:00-8:30 pm, Michigan Union

International Opportunities Fair
Thursday, October 21, 2:00-6:00 pm, Michigan Union Ballroom
International Opportunities Fair

Graduate Internships with the UN
Tuesday, November 9, 4:00-5:00 pm, 1120 Weill Hall
________________________________________

University of Michigan School of Information
Career Development Office
si.careers@umich.edu
3360 North Quad
(734)647-7650

Posted by kkowatch on September 14, 2010 at 02:19 PM | Comments (0)

[events] Entrepreneur Education 1.0: Entrepreneur and Startup Ventures

Entrepreneur Education 1.0: Entrepreneur and Startup Ventures
Sponsored by Ann Arbor Spark Ann Arbor SPARK

Date: 9/1/2010

Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration/Networking, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Presentation

Speaker: Kurt Riegger, Business Engines

Location:
SPARK Central
330 East Liberty, Lower Level
Ann Arbor MI 48104

Cost: $10.00

Register Now
Defining yourself as an entrepreneur and understanding what lies before you will give you a realistic frame of reference for your new venture. What are the 5 common mistakes Entrepreneurs make on startup? Do you have the skills and background to be an entrepreneur? What does the roadmap to a successful venture look like? This session will help you understand the difference between scientific invention and a commercial venture, your role as the start-up founder and CEO, and the framework to understand how investors see early stage investment in your company.

The Entrepreneur Education 1.0 series are programs designed for innovation based entrepreneurs that are in the process of launching their company.

Posted by kkowatch on August 30, 2010 at 04:23 PM | Comments (0)

[Event] Google APIs A-Z: Thurs Aug 12 at Google Ann Arbor

Google APIs A-Z: Thurs Aug 12 at Google Ann Arbor

Join Michigan GTUG this Thursday, Aug 12 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Google Ann Arbor for a promising event hosted by the Michigan Google Technology Users Group:

http://migtug.eventbrite.com/

Pamela Fox, a Developer Evangelist from Google Australia, will be
speaking about Google APIs: A-Z (her original talk was to be on Wave,
which was recently EOL'd). This talk, covering 40+ Google web APIs,
offers a great introduction to Google's many web services (check out
Pamela's timeline of APIs, using Google Spreadsheets and Charts, here: http://imagine-it.org/google/apistimeline.html

Food and drink at the event will be sponsored by the Epitec Group, and we're reserving the Bar Louie patio for folks to socialize after the event. Please invite your friends, and RSVP!
http://migtug.eventbrite.com/

Posted by kkowatch on August 09, 2010 at 12:12 PM | Comments (0)

United Nations Competitive Recruitment Exam - September 19, 2010

The United Nations is once again offering the National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) for full-time professional positions.

This year the exam is open to citizens of the US, as well as a host of other countries listed on the link found in the attachment. Deadline to apply for exam consideration is September 19.

Students interested in UN careers (in the fields listed below) should consider applying for the exam even if not graduating in the coming year as it can take a few years before finalists are offered positions.

2010 UNITED NATIONS NATIONAL COMPETITIVE RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION

For U.S. citizens seeking junior professional posts.

EXAMINATION CRITERIA (all must be met)

1. Be no more than 32 years old as of December 31, 2010 (UN requirement).

2. Have at least an undergraduate degree (advanced degree is an advantage, but is not required) in one of the following occupational fields or related areas:

• Administration
• Demography
• Economics
• Human Rights
• Legal Affairs
• Radio Producer (only for Arabic, Chinese, and French)
• Security
• Statistics
• Web Design/Development

3. Be fluent in English and/or French, the two working languages of the Secretariat. Knowledge of additional official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) could be an advantage.

NOTE: Admission to the exam may be limited to the 40 most qualified Americans per occupational group.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 19, 2010

Detailed information and application forms may be obtained at:

http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/ncrepage.htm

Examination will be held on December 1, 2010, in
New York City and San Francisco. Travel expenses to and from exam site will NOT be paid by the UN or U.S. Government.

Posted by kkowatch on July 07, 2010 at 02:23 PM | Comments (0)

MiUPA Internet User Experience 2010 Conference - Ann Arbor - July 24-29

The Michigan UPA is proud to co-sponsor the sixth annual Internet User Experience conference (IUE2010).

Here is a sampling of what will occur:

Keynote talks by Peter Morville, Susan Weinschenk, and Dan Klyn 40 presentations and panel sessions covering a range of topics including web site design, social media, content management, usability methods, eye-tracking research, and the evolution and ideal future of internet devices.

10 training tutorials on personas, storyboarding, focus groups, accessibility, and usability testing.

Demonstrations, exhibits, a bookstore, podcast recording, and a pub crawl.

Drawings for three copies of Axure protototyping software.

This conference begins on the last day of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (www.artfair.org), the Michigan Beerfest, and other exciting events.

Where else can you get so much training and networking and have so much fun in one place?

Conference details and registration information are available at www.miupa.org and www.iue2010.com.

See you there!

Posted by kkowatch on June 30, 2010 at 10:17 AM | Comments (0)

Public Service Career and Internship Fair

PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
July 14, 2010
3:00-7:00 p.m.
National Building Museum
Washington, D.C.

The Partnership for Public Service will host its eighth annual Public Service Career and Internship Fair on July 14 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the National Building Museum. Last year’s event connected 78 federal agencies with more than 6,000 students and jobseekers. After participating in this event, 97 percent of agency representatives noted that they were pleased with the number and caliber of participants.

This fair is dedicated to providing summer interns in Washington, DC, students–both graduate and undergraduate, and recent graduates with access to agency representatives, and information about their agencies’ missions and available positions. By facilitating conversations between federal workers and promising young people, we hope to encourage entry-level talent to bring their skills and experiences to the government as dynamic federal employees.

More information to be posted at http://www.ourpublicservice.org/OPS/events/

Posted by kkowatch on May 27, 2010 at 03:23 PM | Comments (0)

IUE conference in Ann Arbor-Call for Student Posters!

Michigan Usability Professionals Association MI UPA
Internet User Experience 2010 Conference- Student Poster Exhibit
Sunday, July 25th
6:00-9:00pm
Morris Lawrence Bldg- Washtenaw Community College
4700 East Huron River Dr.

IUE 2010 planning committee invites SI students to submit posters for exhibition at the annual conference in July.
Michigan UPA members who attended the exposition this year were very impressed with what they saw, and hope to see some of those poster submissions at this event!

Format:
• Students will set up their posters between 4:00-5:00
• Students can attend the networking reception for free that day
• Students will talk about their posters, and network like crazy with industry luminaries and many prospective employers!
• Students do not need to be registered or to pay for the conference in order to participate in this Sunday event
• This is a prime networking opportunity—AND there will be free food, drink, and entertainment!

For more information about the conference go to http://www.iue2010.com
There is a page dedicated to Student Posters http://www.iue2010.com/posters.html “A variety of students will present a range of user experience projects. Their posters will be located in or near the main reception area in the Morris Lawrence Lobby. Many of the students will be on
hand for you to meet with and discuss their projects."

If you would like to submit a poster or would like more information, please contact Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus at metrorun@gmail.com by June 1st. The opening reception format will be based on the student project exhibitions—so it’s imperative that they have some sort of an idea of the number of posters that may be exhibited.

Take a look at some of the participants from last year http://www.iue2010.com/ —YES, you will see some familiar faces!

Posted by kkowatch on May 21, 2010 at 09:16 AM | Comments (0)

New Business Pitch Competition - Entrepreneurship Funding

EIC First Annual New Business Pitch Competition

http://www.annarborusa.org/start-ups/new-business-pitch-competition/

The Eastside Innovation Campus partners are committed to fostering and supporting entrepreneurship in Eastern Washtenaw County. The EIC First Annual Pitch Competition will showcase five innovation-based entrepreneurs and will provide the winner of the pitch competition a number of gifts and services to support their venture including a one year incubator lease at SPARK East and up to $50,000 in business acceleration services. The pitch competition will be judged by a panel of noted funding and business experts. Applications to be selected to compete in the 1st annual EIC new business pitch competition are due by COB May 14th. Selected competitors will be notified by e-mail or phone by May 21st.

Date: 6/4/2010 

Time: 3:30 PM-6:30 PM

Event schedule:
3:30-4:00 pm - Registration and check-in
4:00-4:30 pm - Pitch Competition
4:30-5:00 pm - Community entrepreneur resource overview (during competition judging)
5:00-5:15 pm - Winner’s announced and pitch critique
5:15-6:30 pm - Networking reception
6:30-midnight - Crossroads Music Festival and First Friday activities in downtown Ypsilanti

Location:

SPARK East

215 W. Michigan Ave.

Ann Arbor MI 48104



Cost: FREE

Sponsored by:
Ann Arbor SPARK, Eastern Michigan University, MI-SBTDC, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber, PTAC, Washtenaw County, Ypsilanti CVB, Michigan Works!/etcs



To apply for consideration for the pitch competition you must complete the following:

Additional information for Pitch applicants:

* The ONLINE APPLICATION is due by COB May 14th
* Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be selected by May 21st.
* Business pitch will be up to 3 minutes in length, and will be judged on identification and articulation of market need, how the product meets the need and business model .
* Pitches will be reviewed by a panel of judges that include members of the startup and investment community.
* Pitches will be done in front of an audience, and media coverage of the event is expected.
* The following factors will be taken into consideration for selecting the competing companies:
o Innovation
o Business Model
o Understanding of customer need
o Differentiation of this product from existing solution
o The winner of this competition must register as a Michigan business and establish the SPARK East Incubator, 215 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197, as your primary business location. Business Acceleration services will be provided in accordance with current business accelerator processes, in an amount up to $50,000 and at the sole discretion of Ann Arbor SPARK. You also agree that all photography, video and media generated as a participant of the EIC pitch competition can be used for public distribution and at SPARK’s discretion and that SPARK will be held harmless from any negative action resulting from the EIC Pitch Competition. You have been informed of SPARK's conflict of interest policies.

Award:

* Ann Arbor SPARK Business Acceleration Services up to $50,000
* One year tenancy at the SPARK East business incubator
* Additional start-up support services provided by EIC partners

Posted by kkowatch on May 03, 2010 at 04:08 PM | Comments (0)

CocoaHeads- iPhone and iPad Jobs Event

The SI Career Development Office is simply forwarding this information on for any students who may be interested. If you have questions about this event or would like more information, please contact Dave Koziol koziol@arbormoon.com.

The Ann Arbor chapter of CocoaHeads, an international group of iPhone and Mac OS Developers will be hosting their next meeting at 7pm on April 8th at SRT Solutions, 206 S. Fifth Avenue, Suite 200, Ann Arbor.

The main topic for the meeting is the iPad. Well we won't have a formal presentation, we will have a few developers who have iPad applications in the store, and Gavin Eadie will lead an open discussion. And of course we'll have a number of iPads on hand.

We'll also be having a mini job fair. UofM, WoodWing, and Nutshell are all looking for iPhone/iPad developers, and a couple of representatives will be on hand to talk about their positions. If you are looking for an iPhone/iPad job, stop by. If you are unable to attend or need to look quietly, feel free to contact me directly and I can make introductions via email.

You can join our local mailing list at , or find current information on our page of the CocoaHeads site at

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions,

Dave Koziol
Arbormoon Software, Inc.

Posted by kkowatch on April 05, 2010 at 12:53 PM | Comments (0)

Ready for the Recovery UM Alumni Association Event - Washington, D.C.

2010 Career Events from the Alumni Association
Ready for the Recovery? Make 2010 Your Best Career Year
Thursday, April 1, 2010

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking (appetizers and cash bar available)
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Ready for Recovery? Make 2010 Your Best Career Year 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Professional Networking
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
2300 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Additional information is at http://alumni.umich.edu/jobs/career-events

Whether you’re looking to make a career move or land a new job opportunity, this event focuses on providing you with career insights and ideas in a highly interactive format. When the economy starts to turn around, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

In this program, you’ll:
• Understand why no amount of skill and talent alone can create your career success—it’s relationships that really count
• Create and use a simple system for reaching out to new people over and over so that the well never runs dry
• Learn how to network when you hate to network and reach out to new people even when you’re feeling shy
• Learn how to build a reputation for yourself that reflects your real capabilities
• Understand how to develop your expertise and become a resource and go-to person in your field
• Create output—a system for letting others (including your managers and recruiters) see your capabilities on a regular basis

FREE for Alumni Association members with advance registration, $10 for nonmembers and day of the event walk-ups.

Elizabeth Freedman is an award winning speaker and business columnist, and is the author of “Work 101: Learning the Ropes of the Workplace without Hanging Yourself” and “The MBA Student’s Job-Seeking Bible.” She runs a Boston-based communications and career development firm that helps professionals look sharp, sound smart, and succeed on the job. Clients include The Gillette Company/Procter & Gamble, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Thomson Reuters. She is a contributor to Collegeboard.com and TopMBA.com, where she writes about work and life choices for students and new professionals, and is a marketing lecturer at Dominican University and Peace Corps volunteer.

Laura Turner| Director of Alumni Education
Alumni Association of the University of Michigan | 200 Fletcher St | Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1007
direct 734.764.3153 | toll free 800.847.4764 |lleyturn@umich.edu| www.umalumni.com

Posted by kkowatch on March 29, 2010 at 09:57 AM | Comments (0)

Jobs in SEO and SEM are on the rise!

Local SEO and SEM professionals participated in a Day in the Life Career panel at the School of Information this month. Panelists were all from the Ann Arbor area working in local organizations and start-ups and all said the same thing... the Search Engine career field is booming and we need good folks to keep up with this ever-growing trend. SEO and SEM jobs are on the rise-- and, while the west coast (particularly in California) offers ample opportunities, there are MANY opportunities locally.

"Dive in and stay local" http://www.metaspring.com/blog/general/the-panel-agrees-seo-sem-are-growing/


Posted by jckroll on March 18, 2010 at 10:03 AM | Comments (0)

Ginsberg Center Workshops for Winter 2010

I recently joined the Ginsberg Center's listserv. There are several great events and opportunities that I wanted to share with you...mainly, these workshops:

Learning from the Community - Workshop Series, Winter '10

People learn a great deal from their involvement in the community, but the learning increases when they are prepared for entering the community, for working with people who are different from themselves, and for critical reflection upon the experience.

This series of workshops is designed to help prepare people for participation in the community and learning from the experience. Sessions will strengthen learning about social identities and interpersonal interactions in culturally diverse communities, and about the community-based organizations and civic agencies in which people participate.

Workshop facilitators will be professionals from area community-based organizations or University staff with areas of specific expertise – and sometimes both together. Sessions will feature a variety of learning activities, including information on successful programs and the lessons learned, small group exercises, and practical step-by-step ways for working in communities.

The series is coordinated by the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.

Entering and exiting the community
Tuesday, January 26
6:30-8:30 p.m., 1018 Dow, North Campus

"You only enter the community for the first time once." Utilizing an asset-based community development framework, this session will examine ways of establishing relationships with community partners, building trust, understanding styles of communication, and clarifying expectations.

To register for this workshop, visit http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=408

International Volunteering: what you should know before you go
Tuesday, February 9
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

This workshop will cover a variety of topics surrounding volunteering abroad, such as how to find or create a good program, maintaining strong mutual relationships with the host site, managing language and cultural barriers, and more. Co-sponsored by the International Center and the Career Center.

To register for this workshop, visit http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=409

Social Identity in the Workplace
Tuesday, February 23
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

This session will examine our individual social identities more deeply and help participants reflect on how these identities, and the privileges associated with them, impact work and relationships within community settings.

To register for this workshop, visit http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=424

Other Upcoming Workshops, To Be Scheduled... (Check the Ginsberg Center's Workshop Listing Page at http://www.ginsberg.umich.edu/newsevents/LearningfromtheCommunityWorkshopSeries.htm)

Reflection in your community based work
Tuesday, February XX
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

This skill building workshop will prepare participants to use reflection to facilitate the learning in ‘service-learning.’

Grant Writing for Students Working with Non-Profits, Part 2
Tuesday, March
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

This session will feature the fundamental steps in grant writing with emphasis on working with, not for, nonprofit community based organizations in low-income and other areas.

Marketing your Service and Activism in a Job Search
Tuesday, March 16
6:30-8:30 p.m., North Campus TBA


Working with “at-risk” youth: a conversation
Tuesday, March 23
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

Communities are increasingly growing more diverse and segments of the population are becoming more isolated and more "at-risk". Through a conversation with Bonnie Billups, Executive Director of Peace Neighborhood Center, learn how to most effectively think about and approach work with youth.

To register for this workshop, visit http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=407

Posted by kkowatch on January 21, 2010 at 02:18 PM | Comments (0)

Ann Arbor Spark: Hot Shots at Melange Networking Event

Hot Shots: Career Connections

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: Melange, 314 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cost: Free

REGISTER NOW

Companies Planning to Attend and their Open Positions:

Adaptive Materials
Purchasing Agent
Project Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Software Engineer
Senior CAD Specialist

MemCatch
Web Developer

MyBuys
Business Development Associate
Application Support Engineer I
Services Engineer

Stone Interactive Group
Interactive Designer / Flash Developer
Website Production Assistant
Website Project Manager / Information Architect
Online Marketing Associate

MPRI
Software Engineer
Sr. Software Architect

Polyergic Informatics, LLC (POLY)
Data Mining, Advanced Analytics & Business Intelligence
Web Systems Design and Development
Software Development
Database Architect
User Experience & Interface Designer

REGISTER NOW

Posted by kkowatch on January 19, 2010 at 11:49 AM | Comments (0)

This Month at The Career Center for Graduate Students January 2010

Welcome to the New Year (and the new decade!). The start of 2010 brings some new things and some traditional activities at The Career Center. Click on the links on the left to learn more about what’s happening at The Career Center.

Winter Career Expo

Our Winter Expo is a great way to network with organizations and continue your job and internship search! We expect 50+ organizations and 1000+ students to participate in the event. Use Expo to:

* Connect with organizations conducting on-campus interviews
* Meet with employers ot discuss full-time positions
* Learn about internship opportunities
* Build networks to expand your job search efforts

Visit Winter Career Expo this year:

January 20
2:00–6:00 p.m., Michigan Union

Learn more about the Expo, including
a list of participating organizations,
from The Career Center’s website.

New Career Center Website

The Career Center officially rolled out its new website in January 2010. Our site is designed to provide helpful information to students at every stage of their academic process, with a new format that we hope will make finding that information easier. As graduate students, consider using our site in a couple different ways:

* The overall site provides information generally useful to all students. Find information here about topics like career- and self-assessment, finding jobs and internships, preparing for your search, and Career Center events.
* We also offer information specific to graduate students. Whether you are a master’s student, or a doctoral student pursuing an academic career or options beyond the tenure track, you’ll find information specific to your situation.

Blogging at The Career Center

The Career Center launched two new blogs this year to support career planning for doctoral students.

* If you are on the academic job market this year, or considering an academic job search in the future, you’ll find lots of information to support your search on the academic job search blog.
* Check out our blog on career options for PhDs if you are considering or pursuing career options beyond the tenure track.

We hope you’ll visit our blogs, and join in the conversation.

Posted by kkowatch on January 12, 2010 at 04:26 PM | Comments (0)

MPowered Career Fair - Mark Your Calendar

Register Now - January 26, 2010 - MPowered Career Fair

Small Companies, Big Opportunities

It's more than a career fair. It is an opportunity to...meet and network with small companies, connect with the U-M community, get hired...

Career Fair: 2 - 6 p.m.
Location: Michigan Union, U-M Central Campus, Ann Arbor

The MPowered Career Fair is designed specifically for small businesses
to connect with University of Michigan students for both full-time and internship opportunities.

Contact Amy Klinke, AmyKlink@Umich.edu to register and for additional information.

Posted by kkowatch on January 04, 2010 at 01:45 PM | Comments (0)

Boren Graduate Fellowship Event & Announcements

Boren Graduate Fellowship
Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 10:45-11:30 AM, MLB Room 2008

The Boren Fellowship provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. graduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests -- including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) The fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies.

Boren Fellows are awarded up to $30,000 for up to two academic years. Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship.

An informational webinar for graduate students will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. To register, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/442689961.

Representatives from the Boren Washington, D.C. office will be on campus on Thursday, December 3 from 10:45-11:30 AM in the Modern Language Building, room 2008.

The application deadline is Thursday, January 28, 2010.

Direct questions to campus contact Amy Kehoe akehoe@umich.edu.

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Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Presentation
Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 10:00-10:45 AM, MLB Room 2008

On Thursday, December 3rd from 10am-10:45am a representative from the Institute of International Education will be speaking with interested students about the David L. Boren Scholarships in room 2008 of the Modern Languages Building.

Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at www.borenawards.org.

The Boren Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars (undergraduates) are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year.

For more information please contact Linda Popovic at lpopovic@umich.edu, or contact Boren Awards at 1 800 618 NSEP or boren@iie.org.

Posted by kkowatch on December 02, 2009 at 03:05 PM | Comments (0)

UM Alumni Career Networking Events

Evolution of Your Career: Survival of the Fittest

November 3, 2009
Hyatt Regency
Century Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Register for this event by clicking here.

November 4, 2009
St. Francis Yacht Club
On The Marina
San Francisco, California 94123
Register for this event by clicking here.

6-6:30 p.m. – One-on-One Resume Review
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Structured Networking
7:30-9 p.m. – Evolution of Your Career: Survival of the Fittest, Kathy Ullrich, ‘86
$20 Alumni Association members
$30 Nonmembers

Event includes:
• Personal resume review
• Connect with an alumni mentor
• Access to Blue Hiring Blue employers
• Exceptional career advice from Kathy Ullrich, ‘86

Are you in top-notch shape to take on your next career challenge? Do you have the strength (and strategy) to stay on top when your company down-sizes? Can your career endure a transition or change?
Whether you are entrenched in your career or seeking a new position, you should think of your career development like an exercise in endurance. It is vital to develop your career strategy, determine your career path, and identify the skills you need to get there.

Gain skills that will allow you to:
• Take control of your career development
• Guide your career success
• Evaluate your career path and take on detours and challenges
• Lead as you advance
• Strategize for success

Kathryn Ullrich is an executive recruiter and career expert. She is founder and President of Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc., specializing in the recruitment of vice presidents of marketing, product management, sales and consulting roles for technology and services companies. She also serves as associate director of alumni career services at UCLA Anderson School of Management, providing programs, coaching, and resources for alumni to manage professional success. Kathryn is writing a career development book, “Getting to the Top,” to be released in January 2010. She lives in San Mateo but was born in Ann Arbor and attended her first football game at the age of 5. Go Blue!

Karen Benavidez | Career Services Program Assistant
Alumni Association of the University of Michigan | 200 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1007
direct 734.764.1717 | toll free 800.847.4764 | karensb@umich.edu | www.umalumni.com

Posted by kkowatch on October 14, 2009 at 01:46 PM | Comments (0)

Fall 2009 SI@Work Presentation Roster

This week, the SI-Career Development Office will kick off the Annual
SI@Work Presentations!

All students who participated in summer internships and received credit through SI 681 will be presenting on their Internship Experience during the month of October and early November.

All are welcome to attend! This is a great way to learn about the wide range of organizations and career options associated with the curriculum of the School of Information. Keep an eye out for more information for the coming weeks!

**Note that presentations will start at noon and 5pm sharp - please do not arrive at Michigan time!**

You can check out more information about individual's internship on the Internship Public Portfolio Listings.

You can WIN if you Attend!

All attendees will get to enter their name in a raffle. The more SI@Work Presentations that you attend, the greater your chances to win gift certificates to local restaurants and venues!

Click to see the full listing of student - internship organization (locations) and specialization below.

Thursday, October 1, 12:00pm- 311 WH
Mark Fleszar; Renaissance Systems & Services (Indianapolis, Indiana) IPOL/CI
Chutimon Sindhuprama - Accenture (Bangkok, Thailand) - ICD/SC
Josh Steverman - UM College of Pharmacy (Ann Arbor, Michigan) IAR
Xiao Wei - Microsoft (Seattle, Washington) HCI
Bobby Glushko - open.Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Tailored

Friday, October 2, 12:00pm - 311 WH

Benjamin Malley - Phonagle LLC (Ann Arbor, Michigan) HCI/SC
Lauren Wendel - Altarum Institute (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Tailored/Health Informatics
Lucas Jarmin - Regulatory Affairs Associates, Inc (Farmington Hills, Michigan) IAR
Clint Newsom - ShiftSpace (New York, New York) Tailored
Taeho Ko - IDEO (San Francisco, California) HCI
Jamie Lausch - UM Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS

Friday, October 2 5:00pm 311 WH
Madison Stuart - English Language Institute Corpus Linguistics Unit (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS
Nathaniel Gray - Capital Area District Library (Lansing, Michigan) LIS
Jessica Jones - National Park Service/Yellowstone Research Library (Gardiner, Montana) LIS
Samantha Bigger - UM Hatcher Grad Library Knowledge Navigation Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS

Monday, October 5, 5:00pm 411 WH
Chun-Yuen Teng - English Language Institute Corpus Linguistics Unit (Ann Arbor, Michigan) IAR/HCI
John Levandowski - Whirlpool (Benton Harbor, Michigan) HCI
Malhar Gupta - eDirectImpact, LLC (Ann Arbor, Michigan) IAR & HCI
Garima Garg - UM MAIS (Ann Arbor, Michigan) IAR & HCI

Tuesday, October 6, 12:00pm - 411 WH
Greg Russo - UM Library Government Documents Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan) IPOL
Kate Donovan Jarvis - UM Bentley Historical Library (Ann Arbor, Michgian) ARM/LIS
Sarah Raezler - National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, D.C.) LIS
Michael Perry - UM ICSPR and American Library Association Policy Office (Ann Arbor, Michigan) IPOL

Wednesday, October 7, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY SOCHI

Wen-Hui Kao - Central News Agency (Taipei, Taiwan) HCI
Gary Suen - Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office / UM Law Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) HCI
Danny Greitzer - Entertainment Fusion Group & Crew Creative (West Hollywood, California) HCI
Ian McKilligan - Artilient (Pasadena, California) HCI
Laura Rodrian - Apple (Cupertino, California) HCI
Jeremy Canfield - Phonagle LLC (Ann Arbor, Michigan) HCI/SC

Wednesday, October 7, 5:00pm 411 WH
Emily Alschbach - Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, IL) LIS
Jamie Niehof - Ann Arbor District Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS
Katherine Marshall - UM Law Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS
Rachel Lwin - Institute for Museum and Library Services (Washington, D.C.) LIS
Jen Bonnet - UM Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS
Dana Ospina - Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, California) Tailored

Thursday, October 8, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY SOCHI

Chih-Ming Yi - UM Transplant Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan) HCI
Jierou Ho - UM Hatcher Graduate Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) IPOL
Ke Sun - UM School of Education & Ypsilanti Senior Center (Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Michigan) HCI
Weihua Wang - UM Mechanical Engineering Department (Ann Arbor, Michigan) HCI
Noah Liebman - SourceForge, Inc. (Dexter, Michigan) HCI
Kumar Mayank - Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, Michigan) HCI

Friday, October 9, 5:00pm - 411 WH
Annie Fang - NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View, California) HCI
Eunice Shin - Method (New York, New York) HCI
Scott Tsuchiyama - UM Career Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan) HCI
Laura Rademaker - Oxygen NBC Network (New York, New York) HCI
Nan Chen - MIT OpenCourseWare (Cambridge, Massachusetts) HCI
Urmila Kashyap - Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (Silver Springs, Maryland) Tailored

Tuesday, October 13, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY SLA

Abby Bedford - Washtenaw Community College Bailey Library / UM Depression Center FRIENDS Depression Education Resource Center FDERC (Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Michigan) LIS
Caroline Yee - Smithsonian Institution Archives (Washington, D.C.) LIS
Christiane Evaskis - Archives of Michigan / UM Fine Arts Library (Lansing/Ann Arbor, Michgian) ARM
Mel Whitehead - Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) LIS
Shelley Hayreh - UM Bentley Historical Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ARM/LIS
Michael Nagara - Smithsonian Institution Libraries Freer and Sackler Library (Washington, D.C.) PI/HCI

Wednesday, October 14, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY ALA

Anita Shankar - Abbott Laboratories Library Information Resources (Abbott Park, Illinois) LIS
Evan Anderson - UM Tanner Philosophy Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS
Rachel Doepker - UM Hatcher Graduate Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS
Betsy Eggers - Wood County District Public Library (Bowling Green, Ohio) LIS/CI
Rebecca Hill - Capital Area District Library (Lansing, Michigan) LIS
Heather Backman - Brookline Public Library (Brookline, Massachusetts) LIS

Friday, October 16, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY SAA

Elizabeth Lombardo - UM History of Art Visual Resource Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan ) ARM
Emma Wolman - Smithsonian Institution Archives/Electronic Records Program (Washington, D.C.) ARM
Niki Calderone - UM Hatcher Graduate Library Public Services Department (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ARM
Brian Wilson - State of Michigan Records Management (Lansing, Michigan) ARM
Joseph S. Dresch - UM Computer and Video Game Archive (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS
Lori M Donovan - Internet Archive Web Group (San Francisco) ARM/PI

Wednesday, October 21, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY SOCHI

Zhe Pu - Pitney Bowes (Shelton, Connecticut)HCI
Amanda Visconti - Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (College Park, Maryland) Tailored
Jessamyn Smallenburg - UM Life Sciences Institute / UM Health Sciences Scholars Program (Ann Arbor, Michigan) HCI
Manaswi Shukla - Vmware (San Francisco, California) HCI
Zhenan Hong - Officescape, Inc (West Lafayette, Indiana) HCI
Umanka Hebbar Karkada - DISH Network (Englewood, Colorado) HCI

Thursday, October 22, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY CIC

Kathleen Ludewig - OER Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) CIC/IEMP
Emily Puckett - UM International Institute (Ann Arbor, Michigan) CI/LIS
David Quick - Ann Arbor District Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS
Daniel Fehrenbach - American Planning Association / National Community Tax Coalition Center for Economic Progress (Chicago, Illinois) LIS
Rebecca Standal - Longview Public Library (Longview, Washington) LIS/CI
Molly Mooney - Ann Arbor District Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ARM/IPOL

Friday, October 23, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY SOCHI

Katie McCurdy - VMware (San Francisco, California) HCI
Amy Kuo - TrendMicro (Cupertino, California) HCI
Yesook Im - LG Electronics Mobile (Seoul, South Korea) HCI
Rayoung Yang - OpenCongress (New York, New York) HCI
Neha Kumari - UM Life Sciences Institute / MarkUs (Ann Arbor, Michigan/Toronto, Canada) HCI
Rahan Khozein - NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View, California) HCI

Monday, October 26, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY SAA

Elizabeth Bedford - Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access (Dublin, Ohio) PI
A Young Yoon - National Anthropological Archives (Washington, D.C.) ARM/PI
George Ishii - AMPAS Herrick Library Special Collection / Wende Museum / Grammy Museum (Los Angeles/Culver City, California) ARM/PI
Matt Grant - UM Rackham Graduate School: SharePoint (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ARM/ICD
Christine Carey - Keweenaw National Historical Park (Calumet, Michigan) ARM
Meaghan Fukunaga - UM Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ARM

Tuesday, October 27, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY SAA

Anne-Louise Mittal - UM/NARA Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ARM/LIS
Jill Arnold - Archives of Michigan (Lansing, Michigan) ARM
Michael Shallcross -UM Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ARM/PI
Beth Noyes - UM Scholarly Publishing Office (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS/ARM
Emily Sanford - UM Bentley Historical Library / UM Library Government Documents Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ARM/LIS
Rebecca McNitt - UM/NARA Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS

Wednesday, October 28, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY YASL

Jennifer Trusty - Clinton-Macomb Public Library (Clinton Township, Michigan) LIS
Ann McWilliams - Piraino - Cuyahoga County Public Library (Parma, Ohio) LIS
Kensey Wang - The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas) LIS
Caroline Poon - UM Law School Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) IPOL

Thursday, October 29, 12:00pm - 311 WH
SPONSORED BY SAA

Ellen Wilson - National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, D.C.) ARM
Sanam Arab - National Baha'i Archives (Evanston, Illinois) ARM
Elizabeth Everson - Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) ARM
Beth Myerowitz - UM Bentley Historical Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ARM
Ashleigh Donaldson - UM Clements Library (Ann Arobr, Michigan) ARM
Megan Marion - Safe Sound Archive (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) PI/ARM

Friday, October 30, 12:00pm - 411 WH

Christopher Zbrozek - Office of Gov. Jennifer Granholm (Lansing, Michigan) Tailored
Karen Kennedy - Ann Arbor Observer/ USGS Great Lakes Science Center, John Van Oosten Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) IPOL/CI
Meredith Raymond - Government Accountability Office (Washington, D.C.) IPOL/LIS
Annemarie Lock - MITRE Corporation (Bedford, Massachusetts) HCI
Kim Brady - U.S. Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.) LIS
Adrienne Klum - Menlo Innovations (Ann Arbor, Michigan) HCI

Monday, November 2, 5:00pm - 411 WH
Dan Marano - Gale|Cengage (Farmington Hills, Michigan) SC/ICD
Tim Hull - U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality (Ann Arbor, Michigan) HCI
Sanghyuk Koh - Oregon Department of Transportation e-Government (Salem, Oregon) HCI
Simon Ng - Borders (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Tailored
Ashwin Kailasam - Franklin Templeton Investments (Chennai, India) ICD

Tuesday, November 3, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY SOCHI

Jordan Washburn - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Transportation and Air Quality - Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Tailored
Eric Garcia - Phonagle LLC (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Tailored

Thursday, November 5, 12:00pm - 411 WH
SPONSORED BY CIC

Andy Hickner - UM Health Sciences Libraries/School of Nursing (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Tailored
Xiaoli Ma - Metropolitan Museum of Art / Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, New York) ARM
Sally Vermaaten - OCLC Research/PREMIS Editorial Committee (Dublin, Ohio) PI/ARM
Jonathan Shiffner - Category Lab (Cleveland, Ohio) IPOL
Amy Stilgenbauer - UM Government Documents Center /The Eating Disorders Recovery and Support Network / ANAD (Ann arbor, Michigan) ARM/CI
Lidiya Prorochuk - UM Law Library Cataloging Unit (Ann Arbor, Michigan) LIS/ IPOL

Posted by kkowatch on September 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM | Comments (0)

Upcoming International Career Pathway Events

Here’s the overview of international events next week—please scroll down for details:

*Tuesday, 9/29, 12 noon to 1 PM, Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room—ICP: Funding for Internships & Research Abroad

*Wednesday, 9/30, 12 noon to 1 PM, Room 1230 in Weill Hall (Ford School)—ICP: Graduate Employment Opportunities for US Citizens in International Organizations

*Wednesday, 9/30, 2 to 6 PM, Michigan Union—Career Center’s Fall Career Expo

Deadlines for Engineering International Programs
As always, feel free to let us know if you have any questions, or would like an advising appointment: icoverseas@umich.edu

Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson, U-M International Center, tel. 647-2299, http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt
International Career Pathways, http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP

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ICP: Funding for Internships and Research Abroad
Tuesday Sept. 29, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM, Michigan Union Kuenzel Room
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Representatives of U-M offices that offer funding for internships and research abroad will provide information on grant opportunities and give tips for successful applications. Most of the funding opportunities that will be presented are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

See speaker list and handout at: http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/series/index.html

This program is a UM International Career Pathways event. http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP

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ICP: Graduate Employment Opportunities for US Citizens in International Organizations
Wednesday Sept. 30, 12 noon – 1:00 PM, Room 1230 Weill Hall, Ford School of Public Policy
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Interested in job opportunities with the UN? The US State Department offers information and assistance to US citizens with graduate degrees seeking employment within the UN and other international organizations. Attend this session to hear from State Department staff about UN employment opportunities.
Session sponsor: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
This program is a UM International Career Pathways event. http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP

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Career Center’s Career Expo
Wednesday Sept. 30, 2:00 to 6:00 PM, Michigan Union
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The Career Center’s Fall Career Expo is a great way to start networking with organizations and kick-off your job and internship search! We expect 70+ organizations and 1000+ students to participate in the event.

Note from BN: Most of the organizations offer US-based positions, but search using “international” will bring up some that offer positions abroad. (If that’s your goal, don’t miss the International Opportunities Fair on Oct. 22).

Career Expo, Sept. 30—
http://www.careercenter.umich.edu/events/fairsevents/fallcareerexpo.html

International Opportunities Fair, Oct. 22—
http://www.careercenter.umich.edu/events/fairsevents/intlfair.html



Any questions? Let us hear from you!

Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson
Tel. 734-647-2299, E-mail icoverseas@umich.edu
U-M International Center
Education Abroad & Peace Corps Offices
603 E. Madison (next to the Michigan Union)
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt

Posted by kkowatch on September 28, 2009 at 11:55 AM | Comments (0)

What Makes an Effective User Experience Professional and Team: The UX Management Perspectives (Event)

For all of our non-current student readers....

What Makes an Effective User Experience Professional and Team: The UX Management Perspectives
September 22, 2009, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM West Hall, Room 411 (aka “Ehrlicher Room”), University of Michigan

The Michigan chapters of UPA and CHI (currently in formation), in conjunction with the University of Michigan School of Information Career Development Office and Student CHI Chapter, invite you to a very special evening networking and panel session. Four industry UX managers and executives will give short position presentations on the individuals and skills that make a successful team. This will be followed by panel and audience Q&A discussion. Come to network, learn, and position/reposition yourself for success in this exciting field.

Where:
West Hall, Room 411 (aka “Ehrlicher Room”), University of Michigan
1085 South University Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107
Map

If you cannot find street parking, continue East on South University and turn right at Forest Street, and park in the Forest Street Parking Structure (650 S. Forest, on the right hand side of the street). Bring your ticket with you to the event to be validated.

Lost en route? Call 734-223-0499

Cost:
FREE for Full-time Students (ID must be presented)
$10 for MIUPA and MOCHI members
$15 All others

RSVP:
You must RSVP at Upcoming.org
to ensure entrance to this event.

Schedule:
6:00 PM Registration, snacks and networking
6:45 PM Announcements
7:00 PM Program

Panelists:

James M. Anderson
Vice President - Electronic Services, Michigan First Credit Union

Barbara Hernandez

User Experience Manager, Techsmith Corporation (makers of Snag-It, Camtasia, Morae, and more)

Keith Instone
Information Architecture Lead, ibm.com User Experience Design Team, CIO’s Office, IBM Corporation

Laurie Kantner
Vice President of Client Services, Tec-Ed, Inc.

Moderator
Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus
(aka ‘the Jerry Springer of panel moderators’ and a staunch supporter of the ‘Brawls for Better Brains Society’)


Hope to see you there!,
John
--
John C. Rivard
President, Michigan Chapter Usability Professionals Association
http://www.miupa.org

Posted by kkowatch on September 17, 2009 at 10:24 AM | Comments (0)

Applying to Law School: Q & A for Graduate and Non-traditional Students

Considering law school? Plan to attend…

Applying to Law School: Q & A for
Graduate and Non-traditional Students

Monday, September 21
12:00–1:00 p.m.
The Career Center
3200 Student Activities Building

Maximize your chances for success by familiarizing yourself with the mechanics and timelines of the law school application process. Gather tips on how to avoid common mistakes made by career changers, and learn about the resources offered by The Career Center to support you through your application efforts.

You may also want to attend Law Day on September 23, our annual fair that connects you with a large number of schools right here on campus. Typically more than 100 schools attend the fair. Law Day is a chance to learn about specific programs, collect application and financial aid information, and get tips on personal statements, application procedures, and letters of reference. Learn more about Law Day from The Career Center’s Web site.


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Tom Lehker
Senior Assistant Director,
The Career Center
3200 Student Activities Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
734-764-7460
tlehker@umich.edu

Posted by kkowatch on September 15, 2009 at 11:26 AM | Comments (0)

Fall International Career Pathyways Events

Every fall, the various UM Career Services Office collaborate to put on a series of workshops and a career fair focusing on international internship and job opportunities. See below for the full listing of events that I highly suggest you attend!

Full online listing: http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/series/index.html

International Careers Panel Discussions

We are pleased to host a series that brings students and professionals together to discuss international career options, work/internship abroad opportunities and graduate programs. These discussions will take place in September and October, 2009.

Discussion panels list | Panel Session Descriptions | Student registration
Discussion Panels

Wednesday, September 16, 7:00-8:30 PM - International Employment Myths and Opportunities
Tuesday, September 22, 7:00-8:30 PM - Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Tuesday, September 29, Noon-1:00 PM - Funding for Internships and Research Abroad
Wednesday, September 30, Noon-1:00 PM - Graduate Employment Opportunities for U.S. Citizens in International Organizations
Tuesday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 PM - Career Opportunities for Foreign Language Students
Wednesday, October 7, 6:00-8:00 PM - Getting Beyond “Awesome”: Marketing Your International Experience to Employers
Thursday, October 15, 6:00-7:30 PM - Careers & Internships in U.S. Government Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, October 21, 1:00-2:30 PM - International Careers in Climate Change
Wednesday, October 21, 5:00-6:30 PM - Careers in Global Health
Wednesday October 21, 6:00-8:00 PM - Global Careers in Engineering and Technology
Wednesday, October 21, 7:00-8:00 PM - Teaching & Volunteering Abroad
Thursday, October 22, 2:00-6:00 PM - INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Thursday, October 22, 7:00-8:30 PM - Peace Corps and Your International Career

Panels Session Descriptions

International Employment Myths & Opportunities
Wednesday September 16, 7:00-8:30 PM
Vandenberg Room, Michigan League

Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering or teaching abroad? Do you want to explore international careers? This session will introduce the International Career Pathways series, how to research options and timing of applications – note that some deadlines are in the fall!
Session sponsors: Career Center and International Center

Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Tuesday September 22, 7:00-8:30 PM
Hussey Room, Michigan League

Hear reports from U-M graduate/professional school students about their successful strategies for finding and applying to internships, either through formal programs or through creating one’s own internship.
Session sponsors: Career Center and International Center

Funding for Internships and Research Abroad
Tuesday September 29, Noon-1:00 PM
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

This panel will cover funding options for overseas internships and research opportunities, for both undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Representatives of several U-M funding offices will provide information, and you will be able to meet with them individually.
Session sponsors: Center for Global Health, International Center and International Institute

Graduate Employment Opportunities for U.S. Citizens in International Organizations
Wednesday, September 30, Noon-1:00 PM
Room 1230, Weill Hall (Ford School)

Interested in job opportunities with the UN? The US State Department offers information and assistance to US citizens with graduate degrees seeking employment within the UN and other international organizations. Attend this session to hear from State Department staff about UN employment opportunities.
Session sponsor: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Career Opportunities for Foreign Language Students
Tuesday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 PM
Modern Languages Bldg, Lecture Room 1

Do you love studying languages and cultures, but are you worried what you'll "do with it" after graduation? Attend the "Career Opportunities for Language Students" panel for ideas about how you can put your interest in language to work.
Session sponsor: Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center

Getting Beyond “Awesome”: Marketing Your International Experience to Employers
Wednesday October 7, 6:00-8:00 PM
Room 1303, EECS (North Campus)

Maximize your international experience! Develop strategies and techniques in this interactive workshop to help you successfully market your study, work, internship or volunteer abroad skills and experience to employers.
Session sponsors: Career Center, Center for International Business Education and International Programs in Engineering

Careers & Internships in U.S. Government Foreign Affairs
Thursday, October 15, 6:00-7:30 PM
Room 1120, Weill Hall (Ford School)

Interested in a career formulating, representing, or implementing US foreign policy? This panel featuring UM’s Diplomat-in-Residence, student interns and returned Peace Corps volunteers will talk about the foreign and civil service opportunities within the State Department and other federal agencies. Please note that US government agencies require U.S. citizenship. The deadline for summer internships is November 1.
Session sponsor: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

International Careers in Climate Change
Wednesday October 21, 1:00-2:30 PM, followed by informal networking with the panelists
Room 1040, Dana (School of Natural Resources and the Environment)

A panel of environmental professionals working to address critical global climate change issues will discuss career opportunities in this emerging field. Learn how their careers developed, what skills and experiences are critical to work in this field, get advice on pursuing similar careers, and ask questions of the panelists. After the panel event, students will have the opportunity (from 2:30-3:30 pm) to chat one on one and to network with panelists.
Session sponsor: School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Careers in Global Health
Wednesday October 21, 5:00-6:30 PM
Michigan Union

Staff members from organizations and U-M faculty members involved in various aspects of international health and humanitarian relief will share the paths they took to reach their current positions, as well as discuss the key elements to preparing for a successful career in international health.
Session sponsors: Center for Global Health, School of Public Health and School of Social Work

Global Careers in Engineering & Technology
Wednesday October 21, 6:00-8:00 PM
Chrysler Commons Lobby (North Campus)

Join us as employers and alumni discuss their international experiences in engineering and technology at a fireside chat. Speakers will provide insight into careers in engineering and technology in an informal setting and discuss ways for students to prepare for international opportunities within these fields.
Session sponsors: Engineering Career Resource Center and International Programs in Engineering

Teaching and Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday Oct. 21, 7:00-8:00 PM
Michigan Union

Programs for teaching and volunteering abroad offer a vast range of opportunities in fields such as health, social work, natural resources and teaching English. Positions are available for undergraduate and graduate/professional students, as well as for those about to graduate. Find out about some well-established programs and follow up with their representatives (and others) at the International Opportunities Fair the following day.
Session sponsors: Career Center and International Center

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INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22, 2:00-6:00 PM
MICHIGAN UNION

Meet with representatives of 50+ organizations to explore options for work, internships, volunteering and teaching abroad, as well as opportunities for international careers.

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Peace Corps and Your International Career
Thursday Oct. 22rd, 7:00-8:30 PM
Michigan Union

Find out from returned Peace Corps volunteers how Peace Corps can help prepare you for careers in international development, health or diplomacy.
Session sponsors: International Center and Peace Corps Office

Student Registration

UM-Ann Arbor Students
o Registration will be on-site at each program
o There is no registration fee
o Bring your student ID

Non-UM-Ann Arbor Students
o This event is for UM-Ann Arbor students and alumni/ae
o There is no registration fee for the International Program Series
o Interviews scheduled to be conducted at The Career Center are for UM-Ann Arbor students only

Posted by kkowatch on September 14, 2009 at 10:50 AM | Comments (0)

Annoucements from the International Center

This is our first International Center Abroad announcement of the new academic year--filled with opportunities to work, intern, volunteer or study abroad, and ways to build experience towards an international career.

Monday evening, find out about Peace Corps. Wednesday, there's the first event in the International Career Pathways series--many of the sessions in this series are relevant to graduate students, covering topics such as funding for international internships and research, and discipline-specific sessions.

If you studied, worked, interned, or volunteered abroad and would like to help advise fellow U-M students who are considering going abroad, send an e-mail to Kelly Nelson at kellynel@umich.edu.

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PEACE CORPS informational meeting Monday, Sept. 14, 7 PM in the International Center
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Find out about post-graduate opportunities with Peace Corps by attending a general information meeting--there will be two this month:
• Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 PM in the International Center, Room 9
• Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 12 noon, School of Natural Resources & Environment--Dana Bldg, Room 2024
Peace Corps needs the skills of those with Masters degrees in fields that include Public Health, Kinesiology, Nursing, Public Policy, Social Work, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources and the Environment, Urban Planning, and Information Systems--contact our Peace Corps advisors for details.

Meet our new Peace Corps advisors, Alex Pompe (Namibia, '06-'08) and Mahima Mahadevan (Krygyz Republic, '04-'06)--
http://www.internationalcenter.umich.edu/peace/location.html

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INTERNATIONAL CAREER PATHWAYS series starts Wednesday, Sept. 16
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Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering abroad, or in an international career?
Check out our series of panel discussions in September & October and the International Opportunities Fair!
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/index.html

Our first session will be Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7-8:30 PM, in the Michigan League, Vandenberg Room, on "International Employment Myths & Opportunities". You’ll learn about some key organizations that offer opportunities for internships and careers which you can pursue while you’re a student or after you graduate.

If you have any questions about the ICP series – or any question about going abroad, feel free to contact us:
Tel. 734-647-2299 or e-mail icoverseas@umich.edu. Or stop by the International Center, located next to the Michigan Union.


We hope to hear from you!

Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson
Tel. 734-647-2299, E-mail icoverseas@umich.edu
U-M International Center
Education Abroad & Peace Corps Offices
603 E. Madison (next to the Michigan Union)
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt

Posted by kkowatch on September 14, 2009 at 09:11 AM | Comments (0)

This Month at The UM Career Center

The UM Career Center Center returns for another year to highlight events and information of special interest to graduate students. As always, September is a busy month with many things happening to kick off the academic year.

Visit This Month to learn about the Presidential Management Fellows Program, our Fall Career Expo, law school application issues for graduate students, and more. This Month is available at: http://careercenter.umich.edu/students/gradservices/thismonth/index.html.

Posted by kkowatch on September 10, 2009 at 11:08 AM | Comments (0)

McKINSEY & COMPANY PRESENTATION AT MICHIGAN

McKINSEY & COMPANY PRESENTATION AT MICHIGAN

For Ph.D. students, Post-docs, M.D. students, Interns, Residents, Fellows and Master’s students (non-MBA)*

*Please note that Masters students should have completed their undergraduate degree before July 1, 2006. If you completed your undergraduate degree after this date, visit www.mckinsey.com/usschools to learn more about our Business Analyst opportunities.

Thursday, September 24, 2009
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Palmer Commons’ Forum Hall (100 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI 48113)

Presentation Agenda:
6:00pm – 6:45pm Introduction to McKinsey and our work, overview of recruiting steps
6:45pm – 7:00pm Group Q&A
7:00pm – 8:00pm Reception, McKinsey consultants available for small group and individual discussions (refreshments served)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Application deadline for permanent positions in offices worldwide: October 4, 2009.
Please visit our website for more information and to apply: www.apd.mckinsey.com

If you will be finished with your studies in 2010 you should apply for a permanent position by the deadline above. Medical interns, residents and fellows finishing in 2011 may also apply now, for a permanent position, to receive an early decision. Those finishing studies in 2011 may apply for an internship by December 6, 2009. All others finishing their program at a later date are welcome to attend and learn more for the future. If you will not be applying now, you may register at the same website; registrants will receive e-mails about upcoming events and opportunities.

A CAREER WITH McKINSEY & COMPANY
McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that advises senior management of the world's leading organizations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations. We are always on the lookout for high caliber individuals to help us fulfill our mission: 1) to help our clients make positive, lasting and substantial improvements to their performance, and 2) to build a great firm that is able to attract, develop, excite and retain exceptional people.

People join us from a wide range of disciplines, and you'll find that we're more interested in the quality of your achievements than your particular area of studies. What is most important to us is evidence of success in your chosen field. Working with us, you will gain exposure to a diverse range of industry sectors and business issues that will not only enhance your career options, but also accelerate the pace of your personal development. In addition, you'll be a member of a core team working directly with senior client executives to address the defining business issues of our time.

So, if you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge the very brightest minds together with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please join us for our presentation.

Also, please visit our website at www.apd.mckinsey.com to learn more about McKinsey & Company. The website features profiles of consultants with backgrounds similar to your own, information about selection criteria, application tips, and the on-line application form.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to graduate students who might be interested in learning about career opportunities with McKinsey & Company.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

Women at McKinsey - WebEx presentations
Learn more about what makes the experience of women at McKinsey unique. Presenters will discuss the support they receive in their personal and professional growth, the network of exceptional women professionals of which they are a part, and share personal stories about their McKinsey experience. You'll have a chance to ask questions and understand why other women with backgrounds like yours explored McKinsey as a career option. All sessions will cover similar information. While not required, we recommend attending our general recruiting presentation on Campus or via WebEx in advance of a Women's WebEx. The general recruiting presentations are the primary source for general information about McKinsey and our Advanced Professional Degree (APD) Recruiting efforts.

Please RSVP through this website: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=VBdWnMlQaAZ5rer90nehUQ_3d_3d

Date: Time:
Friday, September 11 12:00-1:00pm ET
Thursday, September 17 6:00-7:00pm ET
Friday, September 25 3:00-4:00pm ET

Please contact your recruiter should you have questions:
Kristin Altenburg, Recruiter
McKinsey & Company
kristin_altenburg@mckinsey.com
www.apd.mckinsey.com
Check us out on facebook and Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/McKinseyHealthcare and http://twitter.com/McKinseyAPD

Posted by kkowatch on September 10, 2009 at 10:05 AM | Comments (0)

Ann Arbor New Tech Meetup

I recently learned of a new group in Ann Arbor... the Ann Arbor New Tech Group.

You can join this group at http://www.a2newtech.org/

Their July meeting is on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 6:00 PM at
Chesebrough Auditorium at UM Chrysler Center
2121 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann Arbor MI 48105

The agenda includes...

5 presenters this month take the stage for 10 minutes each, 5 minutes to demo and 5 minutes to answer questions, followed by a brief travelogue from Dug Song, community announcements and networking.

Deryl Seale, Intel-Assess
Steve Schwartz, RateMyStudentRental
John Umbaugh, Noteworks
Greg Schwartz, Mobatech
Tom Meloche, Procuit

We'll follow up with a quick discussion with Dug Song about his recent trips to Tokyo, Beijing, and Shanghai with 25 other investors and entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley, and Grand Rapids (!) and what lessons Ann Arbor might take from entrepreneurial communities elsewhere.

See the Meetup post for more information.

Posted by kkowatch on July 15, 2009 at 04:31 PM | Comments (0)

2009 Job Fair for Librarians and Information Professionals

From the FEDLIB discussion list...

Please join us in August as the FLICC Human Resources Working Group hosts the 2009 Job Fair for Librarians and Information Professionals.

Job Fair for Info Professionals: Wednesday, August 26, 2009; 9:00am - 2:00 pm; Library of Congress - Madison Building (Mumford, West Dining Room) Washington, DC

Presentation Topics will include:
- Resume Writing and Interview Techniques
- Federal Librarianship/Careers
- USAJobs Application Process
- Resume FAQ*

More than 15 exhibitors will be available from 9:00am - 2pm.
They include:
- Defense Technical Information Center
- TRAK Records and Libraries
- National Library of Medicine
- National Archives and Records Administration
- And many more...

*Due to high interest in the program, one-on-one resume assistance will not be available.

Instead, we are offering a Resume FAQ session with a panel of federal librarians and HR specialists who will answer pre-submitted questions.

Although the Job Fair is free, registration is REQUIRED. Contact fliccfno@loc.gov for a registration form or any other questions.

Please complete the registration form and fax to 202-707-4825.
Please direct any questions to fliccfno@loc.gov

Posted by kkowatch on July 01, 2009 at 01:09 PM | Comments (0)

Case Study Interview Practice for PhDs

Case study interviewing is a key component of the hiring process for management consultants, requiring candidates to think like a consultant to solve business problems. Consulting companies typically begin their hiring process early in the fall, and successful candidates will need to demonstrate their mastery of the case interview process.

For many PhD's, case interviewing is a very new process. Fortunately, it is something that can be improved upon with practice. The Career Center is organizing small groups of graduate students interested in actively practicing case study interviewing this summer, in preparation for the fall recruiting season. These groups are for students who will be finishing their degrees this next year and will be actively pursuing employment with management consulting companies.

If you are interested in joining a case interview practice group, please contact Tom Lehker at tlehker@umich.edu.

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Tom Lehker
Senior Assistant Director,
The Career Center
3200 Student Activities Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
734-764-7460
tlehker@umich.edu

Posted by kkowatch on May 11, 2009 at 02:44 PM | Comments (0)

Considering Federal Librarianship? Learn how on Second Life!

The Government Information Division, the Military Libraries Division, and ALA's Federal and Armed Forces Round Table (FAFLRT) are co-sponsoring a booth with information on how to become a federal librarian at the first Second Life Library Career Fair and Library Fair, sponsored by the Alliance Virtual Library on May 8 & 9th, 2009. The event takes place on Infotainment Islan.

SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infotainment%20Island/98/69/31

The Federal Depository Libraries also have booth at the the fair.

From the description on the Alliance Library webpage:
The Library Career Fair, May 8th, is being managed by the LIS Student Union under Adra Letov and DaisyBlue Hefferman. The Career Fair events will include: Orientations for new avatars (librarians, students, and staff), an LIS Career Resource Center with links to global job postings, speakers on survival skills for getting a job in a bad economy, resume tune-up, and what employers are looking for in today’s media-rich Web 2.0 information environments. If you are interested in posting positions or working with the Career Fair in some way, please contact Diane Nahl, SL: Adra Letov, at nahl@hawaii.edu.

Here is the schedule:

Second Life LIS Student Union Career Fair:
Carpe Calamitas! Networking Librarians, Students, Employers and Recruiters
Friday May 8, 2009 - Noon to 7 PM SLT
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infotainment%20Island/98/69/31


Noon-2 pm SLT: Orientation sessions for new avatars

2-3 pm SLT: Opening Keynote Speaker: Kitty Pope, Executive-Director of AVL, on kicking off the month-long celebration of AVL’s Third Anniversary in Second Life. Additionally, other speakers will be addressing survival skills for getting a job in a bad economy.

3-4 pm SLT: Research mini-conference presentations by students on their Second Life interface studies.

4-5 pm SLT: Panel of recruiters and employers: “What are employers looking for in today's media-rich Web 2.0 information environments?”

5-7 pm SLT: Social Networking Party mixer for Career Fair and Library Fair participants and friends with DJ Gwen Carillon, dancing and music.

Questions? PM Melanie Twine.

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Alliance Virtual Library Library Fair
Saturday, May 9th 2009
Noon to 6 PM SLT

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infotainment%20Island/156/151/32

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm SLT
"Libraries and Innovation in Second Life" - Lori Bell (RL) Lorelei Junot (SL), Alliance Virtual Library

1 pm - 1:45 pm SLT
"Growing a Community Library; Lessons from the Field" - Micki McIntyre (RL) Derry McMahon (SL), RezLibris

2 pm - 2:45 pm SLT
"Supporting and Promoting Ingenuity" - Joanne Brothers (RL) Vienna James (SL), University of the West of England & RezLibris

3 pm - 3:45 SLT
"SL Library Instruction: A Work in Progress" - P. Charles Livermore (RL) Hopalong Oh (SL), St. John's University Libraries

4 pm SLT - 6 PM SLT
Exhibits & Networking

Posted by kkowatch on May 08, 2009 at 02:14 PM | Comments (0)

Gale Technology Career Expo

Thursday, April 16
Gale Technology Career Expo* in Farmington Hills
Time: 11am-7pm
More than 20 openings in the areas of Software Development, Quality Assurance and Systems Analysis! Learn about new software development, systems analysis and quality assurance jobs at their Farmington Hills location. Attendees will be able to meet with Gale staff, attend digital product demonstrations and try out some of Gale's electronic resources.
*On-site interviews will be conducted with qualified candidates - be sure to preregister.
Location: 27500 Drake Rd, Farmington Hills
Register: Gale and Cengage Learning

Posted by kkowatch on April 10, 2009 at 02:59 PM | Comments (0)

CV Critique Days - UM Career Center

Your CV is usually the first chance a search committee has to assess your candidacy for an academic job, so you'll want your document to be as strong as possible. Our CV Critique Days in April offer individual feedback on your document. Contact our Information Desk at 734-764-7460 to schedule your half hour appointment:

Monday, April 6, 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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Tom Lehker
Senior Assistant Director,
The Career Center
3200 Student Activities Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
734-764-7460
tlehker@umich.edu

Posted by kkowatch on March 27, 2009 at 04:58 PM | Comments (0)

Museum Studies Poster Opportunity

The Michigan Museums Association (MMA) is once again inviting college and university students in museum studies, public history, historic preservation, arts administration and related fields to submit proposals for paper presentations at the annual meeting of the MMA. The annual meeting will be held in Ann Arbor, October 13-16, 2009.

This year’s theme is “Embracing Change in a Time of Change.” Student presentations may report on research projects or practicum/internship experiences and should represent the student’s exploration of new or novel ideas, methodologies, techniques, audiences or responses to challenges found in museums or like organizations. The operative words are “new” and “novel.” We hope to avoid simplistic “show and tell” presentations. Presentations should be about 20 minutes in length.

Proposals should be 1-2 pages in length and provide a title, a 2- paragraph précis of the presentation, and technology needs (if any). A copy of the student’s resume including full contact information as well as their college or university and advisor’s name should be provided, also. Proposals should be submitted as Word documents attached to an email with the subject heading, “MMA Student,” and sent to cmuseum@cmich.edu. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2009 and students will be informed of their proposal’s status by May 15, 2009.

For further information, please contact me directly.

Sincerely,
Bill Pretzer
William S. Pretzer, Ph.D.
Director, Museum of Cultural and Natural History and Museum Studies
Central Michigan University
103 Rowe Hall
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
P: 989-774-7165
F: 989-774-2612
bill.pretzer@cmich.edu
www.museum.cmich.edu

Posted by kkowatch on March 27, 2009 at 08:08 AM | Comments (0)

Upcoming Ann Arbor Spark Events

A couple interesting upcoming events sponsored by Ann Arbor Spark:

The Ann Arbor Spark Calendar of Events and links to registration, etc can be found here.

Job Search Brownbag: The Search for Work
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: SPARK East, 215 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti
Cost: FREE (You are welcome to bring a lunch and drinks will be provided.)
You are invited to join J.T. Pedersen and other highly talented and accomplished job seekers in an informative and interactive session. In his own words, "Becoming involuntarily unemployed, at any point in your life, can evoke any number of conflicting emotions. Then, the reality that you need to start a job search campaign provides yet another jolt. What do you do? How do you do it? What about this 'networking' thing? Please, join J. T. as he discusses 6 key components for self-promoting one's self in today's job market. If you have any questions about this or other talent programs, feel free to contact Amy Cell at Amy@AnnArborSPARK.org or 734-821-0075.

Entrepreneur 1.0 - The Elevator Pitch

Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level, Ann Arbor
Cost: FREE
Speaker: Chuck Salley
This program will discuss the critical question of how do you describe your opportunity to a stranger who you meet when you share a brief elevator ride. How do you achieve the goal of getting the "Tell me more" response? How do you position yourself against the competition? What is your market positioning and value proposition? And, how do I answer all the questions in less than 1 minute? This session is normally taught as the initial module of Entrepreneur Boot Camp.

Job Search Brownbag: LinkedIn Training
A workshop focused on how to use LinkedIn to build your business and personal brand.
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Speaker: Derek Mehraban, CEO of Ingenex Digital Marketing
Moderated by J. T. Pedersen, Technical Business Consultant
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Location: SPARK East, 215 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti
Cost: FREE (You are welcome to bring a lunch and drinks will be provided.)
A graduate of Michigan State University, Derek Mehraban has 15+ years advertising, marketing and interactive experience. Mehraban is focused on digital and internet marketing, event marketing, web search, web 2.0, social media marketing, blogging and generational marketing. Mehraban also teaches the New Media Drivers License (sm) course at Michigan State University. And blogs at The Digital Bus. For more information, contact J.T. Pedersen and/or Derek Mehraban.

Mingle & Match
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: SPARK Central, 330 East Liberty, Lower Level, Ann Arbor
Cost: FREE
Click here to register
If you are launching a startup, and need people to help you, come to this high energy event where you can have 1 minute to tell about your business and what kind of help you are seeking followed by a networking session.
To be a presenter, send a one paragraph description of your business concept, along with a description of the talent that you are seeking, to Amy@AnnArborSPARK.org.
If you are interested in joining a Startup, and are looking for excitement now and pay later, or want to just help a startup be part of the regional economic transformation, attend this event where you can learn about early stage businesses, and have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor. Questions can be directed to Amy Cell, at Amy@AnnArborSPARK.org or 734-821-0075.
Note: This event is for people that want to join a startup as a co-founder, investor, early employee or advisory board member. This is not an appropriate forum for service providers or companies looking for customers or clients. (However, we have compiled an "Entrepreneur Service Provider Directory," and if you would like to be included in that, please send a 1-2 paragraph description of your business, the services that you offer, and an early stage entrepreneur that we can contact as a reference to Mary@AnnArborUSA.org.)
Event Website: www.annarborusa.org

Posted by kkowatch on March 25, 2009 at 09:06 AM | Comments (0)

International Career Fair in San Francisco!

International Career Fair
A Scientific, Engineering and Business Recruitment Event

Friday, February 20th (12pm to 5:30pm)
Saturday, February 21st (10am to 5:30pm)
Cathedral Hill Hotel, 1101 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

REGISTER NOW
JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGINEERS, RESEARCHERS, SCIENTISTS,
MANAGERS, BIOLOGISTS, PHARMACOLOGISTS, ECONOMISTS AND MORE

30+ Companies & Organizations with 800+ Job Openings Worldwide

On-Site Interviews at the Fair

Participating companies include:
Alberta, Areva, Centrale Carrières, CNRS, Dannon Research, EDF Group, ERC, Euraxess, INSERM, IRSN, Lallemand, Nexans, Oakridge, Research in Germany (DAAD), Servier, Thales, Total

4 Keynote Speeches & 14 Workshops over 2 days

KEYNOTES:
"Navigating Clean-Tech: An Overview of Emerging Developments and Job Opportunities", Ron Pernick, Co-Founder and Principal of Clean Edge

"Succeeding in Your Global Career. Lessons from a US Born Entrepreneur", Susan Lucas Conwell, CEO, SD Forum

"The Attributes of a Successful Global Professional", Dr. Ernest J. Scalberg, Dean, Fisher Graduate School of International Business, Monterey Institute of International Studies

"Developing a Personal Brand that Gets You Noticed", Christine Crandell, EVP and CMO at Egenera

WORKSHOPS:
Covering: Job search strategies in a challenging economy, resume writing, American-style interviewing techniques, American business communication, entrepreneurship in France, research careers in Europe, how to find a job in cleantech, and more.

Registration is free, but required!

If you have not already done so, register here and upload your resume today. Recruiters have started searching the resume database and setting up interviews with selected candidates.

For more information, check our website or email us at candidates@internationalcareerfair.com

- A Special Thanks to our 2009 Partners and Sponsors -
The European Commission, LinkedIn, Alberta Canada
German Federal Employment Agency, French American Chamber, GABA, and swissnex

The International Career Fair is organized by APEC, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping professionals in their career management, and companies in their recruiting efforts.

Posted by kkowatch on February 04, 2009 at 05:15 PM | Comments (0)

Upcoming Local Job Fairs

Hot Shots: Career Connections at Melange, Ann Arbor, 5-7pm, Free

Bring your resume, and come and mingle with growing, innovative companies in a fun and relaxed environment! This event is only for talent seeking opportunities for themselves. Recruiters and staffing companies should use other venues to meet with these company representatives.

Location: Melange, 314 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
To register and view attending companies:
http://www.annarborusaevents.org/detail.asp?eid=1448

CAREER FAIR Hosted by Ann Arbor Radio at the Four Points Sheraton, Ann Arbor, 12-7pm
Ann Arbor Radio expects 1000 - 1500 candidates at this event with 50 booths to visit. Stay tuned as this event gains momentum! For more info, go to Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce's Website. Or, check out Ann Arbor Radio's 107one.

Posted by kkowatch on November 14, 2008 at 02:17 PM | Comments (0)

Academic Networking Session by the UM Career Center

Academic Networking — Tapping the Power of People
Thursday, November 6 12:00-1:30 p.m.
The Career Center, 3200 Student Activities Building

Who you know — and whom you meet — can play a significant role in the success of your academic job search. In this session we'll talk about the role of your committee and other mentors, and discuss networking in the academic job search. Learn how to maximize the positive impact of your network, and minimize potential liabilities.

This session is part of the Academic Job Search Brown Bag series sponsored by The Career Center and the Center for the Education of Women.
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Posted by kkowatch on October 28, 2008 at 01:31 PM | Comments (0)

Intrested in A Career Abroad? - Deadline EXTENDED

The European Career Fair (ECF) 2009 is annually held on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. Over the past 13 years, the ECF has become the largest career fair in the US with a focus on Europe. It is organized in cooperation with the European Commission and the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI). In 2008, over 140 employers from industry, academia and research were represented.

The deadline for resume submission by candidates for the fair is set for November 28th 2008. See below for more information on the Fair and how to attend.

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13th European Career Fair
MIT European Club and European Commission
www.euro-career.com
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Are you interested in the European job market? Do you want to pursue a PhD, a post-doc, an academic or a professional career on the other side of the ocean? We invite you to join us at the 13th European Career Fair (ECF) in Cambridge, MA, the largest career fair of its kind.

Get started!
We invite you to submit your resume today, by registering online for the ECF2009 at www.euro-career.com.
The deadline for resume submission is Friday, November 28th 2008. Resumes need to be prepared in PDF format.

Feel free to forward this information to all interested parties!
The 13th European Career Fair in short
• January 23, 2009 - Panel discussion hosted by the European Commission and the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI).
• January 24, 2009 - Career Fair Day with exhibits and presentations by employers from industry, academia and research.
• January 25-26, 2009 - Interviews for selected candidates, ECF-affiliated seminars and other activities.
Why should you attend?
• Unlike many career fairs, ECF aims to represent the full breadth of the European job market. Whether you are looking for a job in industry or a non-profit sector, you will find something of you interested at ECF.
• All areas of research and study are welcome! Recruiters are looking to fill vacancies at all levels. Graduate students, professional degrees and post-docs are especially encouraged to apply.
• By submitting your resume before the deadline, employers can invite you for interviews prior to the fair. In addition, you can connect face to face with >140 employers from industry, academia and research on the fair day!

More information
For a list of employers that participated in previous European Career Fairs, or more detailed information go to the website:
www.euro-career.com

We look forward to seeing you!
The European Career Fair 2009 Team
Ramon Salsas-Escat & Wiep Klaas Smits, Co-Chairs ECF2009

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We are contacting you on behalf of the organizational committee of the European Career Fair (ECF) 2009 that is annually held on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. Over the past 13 years, the ECF has become the largest career fair in the US with a focus on Europe. It is organized in cooperation with the European Commission and the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI). In 2008, over 140 employers from industry, academia and research were represented.
The deadline for resume submission by candidates for the fair was set for November 28th 2008. Due to continuing high interest however, we have decided to extend the registration for candidates to December 10th, 2008.
We would be very grateful if you could pass on the information about the fair and its resume submission deadline to all interested people in your institute/university and encourage them to apply.

We appreciate your effort. Please feel free to e-mail us any questions you might have.
Ramon Salsas-Escat & Wiep Klaas Smits
Co-Chairs ECF2009
http://www.euro-career.com

Posted by kkowatch on October 27, 2008 at 08:39 AM | Comments (0)

SI Alumni & Student Networking Mixer

SI Students: Please sign up through iTrack by Wednesday, October 22, 2008 as we need an approximate count for lunch!

Come and network with the 2008 SI Alumni Award Recipients. Hear about their career paths and success, get some career advice and most importantly NETWORK! A rare opportunity to network with high profile, distinguished SI alumni who have done some amazing things. Don't miss it!

Thursday, October 23rd, 12:00-1:30
411 WH
Lunch will be provided by SI Alumni Relations!
Sign up is required through iTrack
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Participating Alumni:
Kenlee Ray (Retired), World Bank Organization
Peter Morville, President and Founder of Semantic Studios
Louis Rosenfeld, Co-Founder and a Board Member of UXnet
Josie Parker, Director of the Ann Arbor District Library

Read on to learn more about the significant accomplishments of our award recipients.

Participating Alumni:

Kenlee Ray
What has distinguished Kenlee Ray from others who have charted highly successful careers is her devotion to reaching out to help others, even in retirement. One of the first things she did on retiring from a remarkable career at the World Bank was spend the summer as a volunteer librarian in a rural village in Zimbabwe where the bookmobile was pulled by donkeys and powered by the sun.
In recognition of that commitment and career, Ray will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, which honors alumni who have achieved at least 25 years of professional service and have distinguished themselves in the information professions.
After earning her AMLS, Ray held several traditional jobs, including school librarian and law librarian, before starting at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., in 1975. Through a quarter of a century there, she advanced from a role as the first legal librarian on the bank’s staff through a series of promotions: chief of reference of the Joint Bank-Fund Library, head librarian in the Executive Directors’ Library, acting chief of the Records Management Division in the Corporate Secretariat, and senior information officer in the Information Solutions Group.
Since retiring, she has devoted more time to humanitarian endeavors. The same commitment to community outreach that sent her to Zimbabwe also drove her to launch a project to revitalize a middle school library near Washington, D.C., raising funds, soliciting support from local businesses, organizing volunteers, and contributing many hours of her own time. That work earned her the Special Libraries Association District of Columbia Chapter Board of Directors Award in 2003.
She has also consulted with the World Bank’s Indonesia Human Development Division on a project to strengthen grassroots community libraries and primary school libraries in that country.
In 2004, she was honored with the National SLA Membership Achievement Award for raising awareness and positive publicity in the field of special librarianship.

Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld
Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld — widely recognized as “the fathers of the information architecture field? — had a hand in shaping the underlying structure of Web sites around the world.
They successfully applied to online information the principles they learned at the School of Information and the University of Michigan and then shared their knowledge in a best-selling book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (a.k.a., “the polar bear book,? after the animal that graces its cover).
In recognition of their work, Morville and Rosenfeld will receive the Alumni Achievement Award for having at least 15 years of service in the information professions and having distinguished themselves and made noteworthy contributions in the library and information science profession.
Among their other achievements, Morville and Rosenfeld helped build Argus Associates, one of the most respected information architecture firms in the world. The business partners recognized that usability engineering, ethnography, technology analysis, and other perspectives would be instrumental in developing the field of information architecture, and they co-founded the Information Architecture Institute, the sole professional organization for information architects.
Morville is now president and founder of Semantic Studios, an information architecture and strategy consultancy. He serves as a passionate advocate for the critical roles that search and findability play in defining the user experience.
His latest book, Ambient Findability, explores search, wayfinding, marketing, information interaction, literacy, librarianship, authority, and culture at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet.
In 2007, Morville received the Roger Summit Award for inspiring work in the information industry from the Association of Independent Information Professionals.
Rosenfeld is now an independent information architecture consultant and founder and publisher of Rosenfeld Media, a publishing house focused on user-experience books.
As a graduate student in library and information studies in the late 1980s, he became convinced that the skills of librarians were grossly undervalued — in the coming information explosion, who else would supply the skills of organizing, classifying, and labeling information?
As the Web fueled that explosion, he realized that additional skills and perspectives were required to develop coherent, intuitive structures — information architectures — that made Web content accessible, and a new profession was born.
One of Rosenfeld’s interests is working to coalesce the information architecture and user-experience communities. He played a leading role in organizing and programming the first three information architecture conferences, and he is co-founder and a board member of UXnet, an organization that supports cooperation and collaboration among organizations and individuals devoted to user experience.
A regular presenter and moderator at professional and academic events, he has embarked on a six-city speaking tour with usability expert Steve Krug each year since 2002. Crain’s Detroit Business has named Rosenfeld a “technology pioneer.?

Josie Parker
As director of the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL), Josie Parker is a model for forward-thinking librarians who embrace the latest technology to make information more readily accessible.
In light of her professional advancement, the School will honor her with the Alumni Early Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishment with less than 15 years of service in the information professions.
One of Parker’s most significant achievements has been guiding the construction of three landmark environmentally friendly library branches in Ann Arbor. She is now proposing an approximately $70 million project to replace the district’s main library building.
Parker champions the use of technology in public libraries to enhance and expand access to all materials for patrons of all ages. She recently earned national recognition as an early adopter of “Web 2.0? features on the AADL Web site (www.aadl.org), including personal card catalogs, user reviews of books, blogs, and news feeds.
As a student at SI, Parker was a member of the class that launched the renowned Internet Public Library, which has expanded digital librarianship and served as a worldwide model. She received the Margaret Mann Award from SI for “demonstrated ability and promise of professional development.? The fulfillment of that promise has since been recognized with numerous other awards, includng the Loleta Fyan Award from the Michigan Library Association in 2000, a Business Woman of the Year Award in 2004 from Ann Arbor Business Review, and the Book Community Award from the Kerrytown Bookfest in Ann Arbor in 2007.
Before accepting the AADL directorship, Parker was a public librarian in Chelsea and Ypsilanti, Michigan. She started at the AADL in 1999 as manager of youth services and circulation services before becoming associate director of public services.
Parker’s service includes time on the board of the Michigan Library Consortium and the presidency of the Michigan Library Association. She is also an active member of national library associations.

Posted by kkowatch on October 21, 2008 at 09:01 AM | Comments (0)

ICP Panel: Global Careers in Information and Technology

Global Careers in Information and Technology Wednesday
Oct. 22nd, 5:00-6:30 PM
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room
Sponsored by: SI Career Services and the College of Engineering Career Resource Center

The School of Information, together with the College of Engineering, have sponsored this panel session in order to focus on, not only international opportunities specific to information and technology careers, but the importance of global knowledge and awareness in industry today.

Panelists will discuss international opportunities, as well as the importance of global knowledge, relating to careers in engineering and information technology. Speakers will provide insight into these careers and discuss ways for students to prepare for international opportunities within these fields.

Employers will discuss international opportunities relating to engineering and information technology. Speakers will provide insight into these careers and discuss ways for students to prepare for international opportunities within these fields.

A School of Information student will also be a panelist. He will be discussing his international internship experience and the impact it has had on his career goals.

PANELISTS:
Industrial Technology Research Institute - Dan King, Human Resources
Belkin International - Jason Stewart, SI Student Summer Intern
Menlo Innovations - Richard Sheridan, President & CEO
Whirlpool Corporation -
Reagan Kowske, Recruiting Manager
IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc. - Kody Klint, Gasoline & Alternative Fuels Calibration Team Manager

Posted by kkowatch on October 21, 2008 at 08:59 AM | Comments (0)

International Career Pathways Events - Many Next Week!

All of the International Career Pathways events have been very well-attended and well-rated—if you missed one that interested you, check it out on DVD at the International Center. This series takes place early in the academic year so that you’ll be ahead of important application deadlines.

Next week will be the biggest one for the International Career Pathways series:
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP

Don't miss the once-a-year INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR, Thursday Oct. 23 from 2-6 PM! It features organizations that offer opportunities for internships, volunteering, teaching, and working abroad. Some offer international career positions.

Take time during the break to study the 60 organizations coming so you can maximize the value of your time at the event!
http://www.careercenter.umich.edu/events/fairsevents/intlfair.html

Here are the remaining International Career Pathways events--please scroll down for more details:

Careers in International Health & Humanitarian Relief
Wednesday, 10/22, 5:00-6:30 PM, Michigan Union Anderson Room

Global Careers in Information & Technology
Wednesday, 10/22, 5:00-6:30 PM, Michigan Union Kuenzel Room

Teaching & Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday, 10/22, 7:00-8:00 PM, Michigan Union Pond Room

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Thursday, 10/23, 2:00-6:00 PM, Michigan Union Ballroom

Peace Corps and Your International Career
Thursday, 10/23, 7:00-8:30 PM, Michigan Union U-Club

Graduate Internships in Africa
Wednesday, 10/29, Noon-1:00 PM, Weill Hall (Ford School) Room 1110

International Environmental Careers
Thursday, 10/30, 6:00-7:30 PM, Dana Bldg. Room 1040

See below for further details on each event.

The following are UM International Career Pathways events. http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP

Series is co-sponsored by the Career Center, College of Engineering, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Germanic Languages and Literatures, International Center, International Institute, School of Information, School of Natural Resources & the Environment, School of Public Health and School of Social Work

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Careers in International Health & Humanitarian Relief
Wednesday, 10/22, 5:00-6:30 PM, Michigan Union Anderson Room
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Staff members from organizations involved in various aspects of international health and humanitarian relief will share the paths they took to reach their current positions, as well as discuss the key elements to preparing for a successful career in international health. Session will be moderated by Frank Zinn, Director, Office of Global Activities, School of Social Work and is sponsored by the School of Social Work and School of Public Health.

Organizations represented will include:
John Snow, Inc.
Catholic Relief Services
Clinton Foundation
Child Family Health International

All of these except for Catholic Relief Services will participate in the International Opportunities Fair, and you can check the Fair's website for more information.


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Global Careers in Information & Technology
Wednesday, 10/22, 5:00-6:30 PM, Michigan Union Kuenzel Room
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Panelists will discuss international opportunities, as well as the importance of global knowledge, relating to careers in engineering and information technology. Speakers will provide insight into these careers and discuss ways for students to prepare for international opportunities within these fields. Sponsored by: School of Information and College of Engineering.

These organizations will be represented:
Industrial Technology Research Institute
Belkin International
Menlo Innovations
Whirlpool Corporation
IAV Automotive Engineering

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Teaching & Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday, 10/22, 7:00-8:00 PM, Michigan Union Pond Room
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Programs for teaching and volunteering abroad offer a vast range of opportunities in fields such as health, social work, natural resources and teaching English. Positions are available for undergraduate and graduate/professional students, as well as for those about to graduate. Find out about some well-established programs and follow up with their representatives (and many more) at the International Opportunities Fair the following day. Sponsored by the U-M International Center.

These organizations will be represented:
CIEE Teach Abroad
Cross-Cultural Solutions
Cultural Embrace
JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching Program of the Japanese Embassy)
Peace Corps
Princeton-in-Asia

Research all these in advance on the International Opportunities Fair website!

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INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR

THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2:00-6:00 PM IN THE MICHIGAN UNION (2ND FLOOR)

See opportunities offered by the 60 organizations that are coming:
http://www.careercenter.umich.edu/events/fairsevents/intlfair.html

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Peace Corps & Your International Career
Thursday, 10/23, 7:00-8:00 PM, Michigan Union U-Club (1st Floor above Ground Level)
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Find out from returned Peace Corps volunteers how Peace Corps can help prepare you for careers in fields such as international development, health or diplomacy. Co-sponsored by U-M International Center and U-M Peace Corps Office.

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Graduate Internships in Africa
Wednesday, 10/29, Noon-1:00 PM, Weill Hall (Ford School) Room 1110
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Interested in exploring internships in Africa? Hear from a panel of UM graduate students about their recent internship experiences in Africa. Strategies and advice for securing and funding internship will be discussed.

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International Environmental Careers
Thursday, 10/30, 6:00-7:30 PM, Dana Bldg. Room 1040
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This panel will feature international environmental professionals who will share their stories about their career paths, provide career advice and highlight opportunities to get started in an international environmental career.

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Feel free to e-mail or call if you have any questions, or stop by and see us M-F, 8-5 (we’re next to the Michigan Union).

On behalf of the International Career Pathways committee,

Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson, U-M International Center, tel. 647-2299
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt

Posted by kkowatch on October 17, 2008 at 09:23 AM | Comments (0)

The Job Talk — Ac'ing the One-Question Test

The job talk may be the most important part of any academic interview. A good talk may make up for some other shortcomings, while a poor talk may be difficult to overcome. How can you prepare to do your best? Our faculty panel shares their insights and answers your questions on a number of topics.

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The Job Talk: Ac’ing the One-Question Test
Thursday, October 23
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
The Career Center,
3200 Student Activities Building
Sponsored with the Center for the Education of Women

Posted by kkowatch on October 13, 2008 at 01:49 PM | Comments (0)

Skills for the International Employee

Skills for the International Employee
Monday October 13, 2008, 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Michigan Union - Anderson A-B Room

Representatives from U-M offices and students with global experiences will explore the kinds of skills students should develop while preparing for overseas experiences and how to market international experiences when they come back

Offices being represented:
The Career Center
The Engineering Career Resource Center
International Programs in Engineering

For more information e-mail ahomkes@umich.edu or 7-7165

Posted by kkowatch on October 09, 2008 at 01:29 PM | Comments (0)

MI-UPA: Introduction to Usability Meeting

The Michigan Usability Professionals' Association and Western Shores Society for Technical Communication are proud to bring you Introduction to Usability.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, October 22nd in Grand Rapids:

Steelcase Learning Center
901 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Google Maps

If you are interested in learning the basics and benefits of user centered design and how to introduce it into your organization, then Introduction to User Centered Design is your chance! Dave Mitropoulos- Rundus, Director of User Experience at Perficient, and Mike Beasley, the president of the Michigan UPA, will lead a discussion that gives you the opportunity to pose your questions to a couple of user experience experts. You can learn about such things as:

* What IS Usability? Can you touch it? Can you measure it?
* How can you incorporate it into your organization?
* "Usability," "User Experience," "Human Factors," "Information Architecture?" What's the deal with all these names?
* What can my website analytics tell me about the usability of my site?
* How you can use user tasks and goals to organize your website.

After an introduction to the basics of usability, they will open the floor to questions. You will set the agenda for this discussion through the questions you bring, so come prepared!

Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus is a Director of User Experience at Perficient, Inc. He has designed user interfaces for hand-helds and kiosks and web sites and production machines, and has conducted evaluations in the lab, on the web, in the field, and in the homes of consumers. Dave has held usability consulting, sales, and management positions in both company product development and in consulting groups. He has led corporate initiatives to standardize user interfaces, improve usability, and achieve Section 508 compliance. He has also focused on dramatically improving usability and conversion rates on Business-to- Consumer websites and on achieving usable and useful IT software.

Mike Beasley is the User Experiologist at Pure Visibility. Mike is committed to improving the world, one user interface at a time. He has worked on websites and computer software, has done usability testing, heuristic evaluations, user research, and has had a strong interest in figuring out why people do the things that they do. Before joining Pure Visibility, Mike was a usability engineer at Compuware and at Thomson Gale. Mike is currently president of the Michigan chapter of the Usability Professionals' Organization and Associate Content Editor for UX Magazine.

Posted by kkowatch on October 09, 2008 at 09:24 AM | Comments (0)

Considering the Peace Corps Post-Graduation?

The next Peace Corps Info Meeting is Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30pm at the International Center, Room 9.

At the meeting you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Peace Corps, to learn about the application process, and to hear about returned Peace Corps Volunteers’ overseas experiences! We encourage anyone interested in Peace Corps to attend.

And if you’re unavailable Wednesday, please consider attending one of our other fall events listed below (and find UM Peace Corps contact information):

Fall '08 Peace Corps Information Events

OCTOBER 2008

Information Session
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
6:30 p.m.
International Center, Room 9
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Peace Corps represented at the International Career Pathways panel discussion, Teaching & Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
University of Michigan

International Opportunities Fair
October 23, 2008
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Michigan Union
University of Michigan

International Career Pathways panel discussion, Peace Corps & Your International Career
Thursday, October 23, 2008
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
University of Michigan

Information Session
Monday, October 27, 2008
7:30 p.m.
International Center, Room 9
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

NOVEMBER 2008

Information Session
Friday, November 7, 2008
3:00 p.m.
International Center, Room 9
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

DECEMBER 2008

Information Session
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
7:00 p.m.
International Center, Room 9
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Feel free to contact the U-M Peace Corps office if you have any questions at peace.corps@umich.edu!

Cheers,
Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn Bradford
U-M Peace Corps Coordinator
International Center
734 647 2182
peace.corps@umich.edu – www.peacecorps.gov
www.umich.edu/~icenter/peace

Posted by kkowatch on October 08, 2008 at 08:45 AM | Comments (0)

Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships

International Career Pathways:
Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Thursday, September 25th
7:00-8:30 PM Room 1120 Weill Hall

If you have questions or can’t make it to this session, please e-mail bnolting@umich.edu
Bill Nolting, U-M International Center, tel. 647-2259
This program is a UM International Career Pathways event. http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP

Click below to see a list of panelists.

Moderator
Whitney Goldman: School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Student Advisor, International Center.

Graduate Panelists: Self-Found Internships
Zara Ahmed: School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Internship in Cameroon with Peacework Development Fund and United Action for Children Cameroon. Found through contacting Peacework after seeing notices for its other Internship Opportunities.
Funding: Grants from William Davidson Institute and International Institute.
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Internship in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with Womyn's Agenda for Change. Found through the Law School’s Cambodian Law and Development Program. (http://www.law.umich.edu/curriculum/externshipsandindependentstudy/Pages/default.aspx).
Funding: Grants from Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan Law School.

Matt Borus: School of Social Work and Ford School of Public Policy. Internship in Pretoria, South Africa with International Organization for Migration (IOM). Found through the Ford School career office.
Funding: Grants from Ford School of Public Policy and IOM.

Darla Williams: School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Internship in Chile

Graduate Panelists: Organized Programs
Erik Fonesca: Ford School of Public Policy. Internship in Kingston, Jamaica in the Executive Section of the US Embassy. Found through the Ford School career office.
Funding: Grant from the Department of State based on Expected Family Contribution.

Tanya Wansom: Medical School and Ford School of Public Policy. Internship in Thailand with the US Center for Disease Control/Thai Ministry of Public Health Emerging Infections Program.

Mark O’Connor: Ford School of Public Policy, School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. Research trip to China with SPH and Duke Fellowship for Global Health in Geneva with the World Health Organization and the United Nations.
Funding: Grants from the School of Public Health and the Department of Health Management and Policy.

Maria Steenland: School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology. Internship in Santiago, Chile with the Minority Health Research and Training Initiative (MHIRT).
Funding: MHIRT participants are fully funded through the program (airfare, stipend, and research).


Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the International Opportunities Fair on Thursday, October 23rd from 2-6 pm in the Michigan Union

Posted by kkowatch on September 24, 2008 at 04:43 PM | Comments (0)

FIRST ever Idealist.org Ann Arbor Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good

Pursue your passion and further your career through grad school. Meet representatives from more than 50 public interest and social change graduate programs at the FIRST ever Idealist.org Ann Arbor Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good on Tuesday, October 21.

Check out this video to get a sense of what the grad fair will be like: http://www.idealist.org/en/fairs/gradfairvideo.html

At the fair you can:

-- Talk with representatives from different degree programs such as social work, public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, divinity, nonprofit management, environmental sciences, public health, law, business, and more. To see a list of schools scheduled to attend, visit: http://snipurl.com/annarborschoollist

--Learn how you can do more meaningful work with a graduate degree.

-- Attend panel discussions and ask graduate admissions staff burning questions on graduate education.

The fair is free and generously co-hosted by these University of Michigan schools:
-- Ford School of Public Policy
-- Institute for Survey Methodology
-- Rackham School of Graduate Studies
-- School of Social Work
-- School of Natural Resources and the Environment
-- School of Information

It is open to the public and runs from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information go to http://www.snipurl.com/annarbor08gf

Register here to receive tips and a reminder via e-mail about the grad fair.

Please help us spread the word about this event. Share this message with your friends and colleagues. If you are interested in being in the Idealist.org Ann Arbor Grad Fair Outreach Group, please check out http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Org/182182-268

Thank you and I hope to see you there!

Jung Fitzpatrick
Graduate Education Communications Coordinator Action Without Borders/Idealist.org
1220 SW Morrison St, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97205
jung@idealist.org

Posted by kkowatch on September 22, 2008 at 04:11 PM | Comments (0)

Employers@SI: Ford Motor Company

Employers@SI: Ford Motor Company
Tuesday, Sept 23, 12:00-1:00
411 WH

Sign up is required through iTrack!

Ford representatives will be at SI to talk about career opportunities for SI students! All students are welcome!

Bios of speakers:
RYAN KENNEL has been with Ford Motor Company since 2000, and currently works as an Application Supervisor in the Application Development Services (ADS) organization of Ford Information Technology. During his time at Ford, Ryan has served as a developer and technical architect on many projects including a global solution to identify and execute product recalls for all Ford brands, and the Ford Accessories Store website. He currently oversees the application development of the vehicle scheduling system that services North American assembly plants.
Ryan received his BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2000 and is currently pursuing his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

CHRIS DEMENIUK has been with Ford Motor Company since 2008, and currently works in the In-Vehicle Systems division of ADS. He is currently working on future versions of the popular voice-activated SYNC system (see www.syncmyride.com), and has also worked on the new navigation systems found in 2009 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. His specialty is user-centered design and driver distraction mitigation with In-Vehicle Information Systems. Prior to coming to Ford, he worked for the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), in the Human Factors Division/Driver Interface Group. Chris received his BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2006, and his MSI in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2008.

Posted by kkowatch on September 22, 2008 at 09:56 AM | Comments (0)

Finding a Graduate/Professional International Internship

Finding a Graduate/Professional International Internship
An International Career Pathways Event
September 27, 2007, 7:00-8:30pm
Ford School of Public Policy Room 1110

Moderator
Sara Schmidt Graduate Student Advisor, International Center; School of Social Work and School of Public Health. Internship with the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Kisumu, Kenya, found through a professor at the School of Public Health.
Funding: School of Public Health and Global Health Research and Training Program (GHRT).

Graduate Student Reports: Self-Found Internships
Haley Gallagher Ford School of Public Policy. Internship in Cambodia with a human rights NGO working on combating human trafficking, sexual exploitation and domestic violence against of children, found through personal research and with direction from the Law School.
Funding: Grant from the University of Michigan Law School and the Ford School of Public Policy.

Allison Stewart School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology. Internship in Iquitos, Peru with the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Detachment and University of California, Davis, found through a professor who has relations with the civilian director at the research center.
Funding: Travel grants from GHRT and Global Health Interdepartmental Concentration (School of Public Health); research study was funded by a government GEIS grant.

Sheila Krishnan School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Internship in Kolkatta, India with the Child In Need Institute working on a photovoice project, found through a contact in the region.
Funding: School of Public Health; project was funded through a grant already in place at the organization.

Graduate Student Reports: Organized Programs
Roland McKay Ford School of Public Policy. Internships with the U.S. State Department embassies in Cairo, Managua and Buenos Aires, and in Washington D.C. as Lebanon and Egypt Desk Officer.
Funding: Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship and Rosenthal Fellowship (http://www.rosenthalfellowship.org).

Ninive Sanchez School of Social Work, Hypatia Ostojic School of Social Work and School of Public Health, and Kenyetta Jackson School of Public Health. Internships through the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research and Training (MHIRT). Application deadline November 9, 2007 (http://www.chgd.umich.edu/MHIRT/MHIRT.html).
Funding: Program is fully funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Michael Andre Germanic Studies Program of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature, and Museum Studies Program. Internship through CDS with the museums of Klassik Stiftung Weimar in Weimar, Germany. Application due December 3, 2007 (http://www.cdsintl.org/fromusa/umich.htm).
Funding: Internship grant from the Museum Studies Program.

Presentation sponsored by U-M International Center
Bill Nolting, Director of the Overseas Opportunities Office
bnolting@umich.edu ? 734.647.2299
http://www.internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt

Mark your calendar for other International Career Pathways presentations in October! The International Opportunities Fair will be Thursday October 18, 2:00-6:00pm.

Posted by kkowatch on September 18, 2008 at 02:52 PM | Comments (0)

Speed Networking with the SI Alumni Board

Speed Networking with the SI Alumni Board
Friday, Sept. 19th
12:00-2:00
411 WH

Sponsored by: SI Alumni Relations Office, SI Alumni Board and SI Career Services

Food & drinks will be provided by SI Alumni Relations.
SIGN UP IS REQUIRED IN iTRACK

Ever heard of (or participated in) speed-dating? Think of that format for this event!

This will be a structured event where you will have the rare opportunity to network with the SI Alumni Board and other prominent alumni in the area.

You will be seated at a table with one alumnus and will have 7 minutes to ask them questions related to their careers, current position, organization, critical skills needed in the field, employment outlook, etc. We will announce when time is up and then you will rotate to the next table, and so on.

This event is scheduled for 2 hours. If you can’t stay for the full 2 hours, we just ask that you arrive and/or leave at the top of the hour (12:00 or 1:00).

Not only is this an opportunity for some valuable networking, it’s a great opportunity for some career exploration as the backgrounds and specializations of these alumni are quite diverse. Remember, alumni are also employers! Find out what employers are looking for in candidates in all different work settings. Find out what you should be doing now to make yourself more marketable to any employer.

Startling statistic! 90% of MSI graduates report that networking directly led to their job offers. Networking works!

Click on the extended entry to see the list of attending alumni.


Alumni attending speed networking event
Dan Cooney, President, SI Alumni Society Board; MSI 2000
Consultant – Cooney Information Group
Ann Arbor, MI

Eva Davis, President-elect; SI Alumni Society; MSI 1998
Director
Canton Public Library
Canton, MI

Evelyn Freeman, Immediate Past President, SI Alumni Society; AMLS 1974
Information Media Consultant
Oakland Schools Information Center
Waterford, MI

Tonya McCarley, Director, SI Alumni Society, MSI 2006
Information Architect
Enlighten
Ann Arbor, MI

Cliff Lampe, Director, SI Alumni Society, PhD 2006
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media
Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI

Kari R. Smith
Head, Visual Resources Collections,
University of Michigan, Department of the History of Art

Sherry Aschenbrenner, Director, SI Alumni Society Board, MILS 1994
Director, User Services
JSTOR
Ann Arbor, MI

Ken Varnum, Director, SI Alumni Society Board, MILS 1994
Web Systems Manager
University of Michigan Library
Ann Arbor, MI

Mike Beasley –
President of the Michigan chapter of the Usability Professionals' Organization and Associate Content Editor for UX Magazine

User Experiologist,
Pure Visibility
Ann Arbor, MI

Posted by kkowatch on September 18, 2008 at 08:51 AM | Comments (0)

Local Networking Events with Ann Arbor SPARK

You can subscribe to this listserv at http://www.annarborusa.org/join-our-e-mail-list/

Ann Arbor SPARK Events and Updates

Mingle & Match
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK and the Zell Lurie Institute
Calling all entrepreneurs who have great ideas and need talent and business development assistance! E-mail Amy@AnnArborUSA.org if you are interested in presenting.
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level, Ann Arbor
Cost: Free, registration is required. Attendees register here.
Click here for more information.

Hot Shots: Career Connections at Vinology
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK, Chambers of Commerce of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan University, The University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College and Washtenaw County's Department of Employment Training and Community Services
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: Vinology Wine Bar, 110 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Cost: Free, attendees register here. If you are a company with open positions and would like to attend please e-mail Amy at Amy@AnnArborUSA.org.
Click here for more information.

The Business of Green/Annual Innovation Awards Featuring Thomas Friedman
Sponsored by Michigan Business Review and Washtenaw Economic Club

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: EMU's Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti
Please call 734.302.1719 for sponsorship information.

Career Services

Spotlight On: Niche Retail - Software Engineer
Description:
We are looking for a talented and successful Software Engineer to help develop eCommerce solutions and business enhancing applications. This is a full-time position on our Ann Arbor based development group.
Requirements:
- A bachelor's or master's computer science degree or five years experience in eCommerce solution development. - Minimum three (3) years experience using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS - Minimum three (3) years experience developing applications using Java - Minimum one (1) year experience with JSP, XML, XSL, MySQL databases and AJAX - Excellent communication skills
E-mail resume to jobs@nicheretail.com.
Website: http://niche.catsone.net/careers/index.php?m=careers&p=showJob&ID=10082


Area Events

Career Workshop Series for Job Seekers Ages 50+
Sponsored by Borders and AARP
Dates: Wednesday, August 6 and 13, 2008
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Borders, 3140 Lohr Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
For more information: 734-997-8884

Encore Career Forum
Sponsored by Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) and other partnering organizations
Date: Friday, August 22, 2008
Time: 8:30 am - 3 pm
Location: Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building
Cost: $15 registration fee (includes lunch)
Register online on the Calendar of Training at www.misbtdc.org

Posted by kkowatch on August 04, 2008 at 05:12 PM | Comments (0)

Ross School of Business Recruiting Events - Winter 2008

For questions about Ross School Events and Company Presentations, contact the Career Center at rosscareercenter@umich.edu or call (734) 764-1373

Ernst & Young Presentation
1/15/2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
E0530

PricewaterhouseCoopers
1/15/2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
E0540

LinkedIn Corporate Presentation
1/16/2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
E0530

ExxonMobil Corporate Presentation
1/21/2008
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
E1530

Ernst & Young Office Hours
1/22/2008
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ER East -- 3rd set of Tables

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Summer Analyst and Networking Event
1/22/2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Michigan League- Hussey Room

Bank of America Presentation
1/23/2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
E1540

Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management Presentation
1/23/2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
W2740

Equity Management, Inc.
1/24/2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
W2740

Touchstone Partners Presentation
1/24/2008
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
E1540

Owens-Corning Pre-Night Event
1/29/2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
E0550

Research in Motion/Blackberry Corporate Presentation
1/29/2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
E0530

Ernst & Young Office Hours
2/6/2008
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ER East -- 3rd set of Tables

Tata Consulting MBA Intern Presentation
2/12/2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
E0540

Posted by kkowatch on January 14, 2008 at 10:38 AM | Comments (0)

SI Career Resources Wiki!

Having a blog wasn't enough. I had to have more. So I created a wiki of SI Career Services Resources. You can log on or create a profile on wetpaint in order access these resources. As a SI student, you'll want to access the SI wiki page, KNOW SI at http://siwiki.wetpaint.com

All of the specializations have their own page and there is also a secondary page where interview questions can be added. I've created subcategories for each of these resources listings that include websites to the following:
Job Sites
Professional Organizations
Key Words for Searching
Conferences
Local Resources
Headhunters and Executive Recruiters
Blogs and Forums
List Serves & Newsletters
And MORE!

If EVERYONE in the SI Community adds just one link to the wiki, then our collection of resources will grow immensely! I've started most of the lists out with many resources, but it would be great if everyone could contribute more. AND, be sure to use these lists for your internship and job search!

I found out that someone else had a similar idea. On the NewsLIb Listserv, Manuel Del Bosque, Jr shared his wiki career resources list -- http://libjobs.wetpaint.com/?mail=1124&t=anon – which I thought I would also share with you. ~ Kelly

Posted by kkowatch on December 10, 2007 at 02:29 PM | Comments (0)

Interested in an Internship or Job Abroad?

12th European Career Fair - MIT European Club and European Commission

Are you interested in working in Europe? Or do you want to pursue a PhD, a post-doc, or an academic career?

The 12th EUROPEAN CAREER FAIR
February 1, 2008: Panel discussion-Internationalization of European research
February 2, 2008: MIT: CAREER FAIR DAY and presentations
February 3-4, 2008 Marriott Hotel, Cambridge: interviews for selected candidates

SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TODAY!
The DEADLINE for resume submission is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2007.
Upload your resume in PDF FORMAT at: www.euro-career.com

Representatives of European companies will be recruiting for permanent positions and internships worldwide. In addition to this, major European universities and research institutions will participate to promote European science and technology.

All areas of research and study are welcome! Graduate students, professional degrees and post-docs are especially encouraged to apply.

Participants in the recent European Career Fair include:

Acciona, Altran, Arcelor, Baker Hughes, BASF, BBVA, Bekaert, BMW, BNP Paribas, Bosch, Commerzbank, Continental, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post, Drager, EADS, Finmeccanica,GE, Genzyme, Goldman Sachs, HypoVereinsbank, Lufthansa, Merck, Michelin, Monitor, Novartis, Optiver,P&G,RAG, Saint-Gobain, Schlumberger, Siemens, Total, Trumph, TIM

In honor of the European Career Fair at MIT, which will have a strong S&T component this year, the European Commission, together with the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), will host a panel discussion on the Internationalization of European research. Speakers from the top echelons of the public and private research enterprise from both sides of the Atlantic will offer analyses. The event will be of relevance to all with an interest in European scientific policy and research and those considering a research career or collaboration in Europe. It will take place on the afternoon of February 1 at MIT (exact time, location and speakers TBA) and will be followed by a reception. Registration required. For more information or to register, visit Career Fair Registration

Any questions? candidate@euroclub.mit.edu

Posted by kkowatch on November 26, 2007 at 11:21 AM | Comments (0)

Employer Visit: Fry, Inc

Besides the exciting news that I just got my first iPod and my husband and I are just mesmerized by it and its amazing capabilities, Joanna and I visited Fry, Inc on Wednesday.

Fry, Inc's motto is "Commerce Without Compromise." I got from the meeting that they are into building applications that aid businesses (which include Ann Taylor, Brookstone, Crate & Barrel, Smithsonian Store, Meijer, and World Market among others) with their e-commerce activities. This includes strategic services, information architecture, creative design and branding, application development and integration, managed services and hosting, and data analysis and reporting. You can check it all out on their website under their Our Solutions section.

Fry, Inc has had a couple SI alumni work there and now is venturing into the world of interns. They are hoping for more of a direct pipeline recruiting relationship to happen between them and SI, as we are too.

The main positions for which they are recruiting are Information Architects (IAs). IAs are split into Junior IA's and Senior IAs. The difference in the two positions is really the level of involvement with clients and customers and the degree of decision making. However, there are several other positions on their website currently that may be of interest to current MSIs and alumni that include Senior Project Manager (Ann Arbor), eCommerce Strategy Project Manager (NYC), Interface Developer (NYC & Wesmont, Illinois), Business Consulting Associate (San Francisco), and Systems Architect (San Francisco & Wesmont, Illinois), among many others!

Specific Skills that Fry is seeking in their IAs include:
1. Interaction Design -- being able to see and document the evaluation flow and translating to wireframes
2. Customer Research abilities and experience
3. Client Interaction – experience selling ideas to other people with and without research for back-up.

And, how they want to know that you have these skills is through sample work. You should have an online portfolio and/or a two-to-three page document with screen shots and bulleted descriptions of your work to demonstrate your work and abilities. Your resume should clearly have a defined skills set section, the right keywords in it and you should have applied your usability knowledge to your resume when you created. It’s rare that we have such clear feedback from a company about what they are searching for, so I hope you are able to take advantage of it!

Have questions about Fry? Contact me or Joanna! ~ Kelly

Posted by kkowatch on October 25, 2007 at 02:40 PM | Comments (0)