Ready for take-off! Hershy Jalluri is one of three dozen students departing for a Hub flash internship this week. Students are touching down in Houston to explore energy and sustainability, New York for an inside look at publishing, and Nashville to learn about healthcare. Follow along this week on @umichlsa’s stories.
After lucking into an internship last year abroad, Alex Johnson knew he wanted to explore something new. “I got really lucky interning in Macedonia and I knew I wanted to carry the momentum forward and find something impactful but totally different than what I did before,” he said. As a communications major with politically focused minors, he credits his family, friends, and the LSA Opportunity Hub for helping him find internships he was interested in that also expanded his viewpoints. “I applied to so many internships because I wanted to explore everything I possibly could related to my major—even though I didn’t get some of the opportunities I wanted or felt qualified for, it helped me see what was out there.” This summer, Alex will be working at Columbia University in NYC, helping high school students explore the possibilities of higher education. Alex is one of four students sharing their internship search stories to change the conversation around rejection. Read his essay on rejection via link in bio. 👆🏽#RejectionsNotRoadblocks #WhatsYourNumber
Get credit in conjunction with your internship this summer with ALA 225. Interested students can find more information about the online course via link in bio.
Sometimes it can feel like we can’t even find 10 internships we’re interested in—how do you find 100 to apply to? LSA junior Cameron Sackett might know a thing or two about that—this year alone, he applied to exactly 100 internships. Overkill? Maybe, he says, but there were also benefits to canvasing so heavily. “My mindset was that the more I applied to, the higher chance I would have to get one of them,” Sackett, a communication major, said. Even though he only got one acceptance, it’s at one of his top picks: he’ll be at MTV in Times Square working for their brand social team, helping build content for the @mtv accounts. “It’s important to realize it’s never personal. There’s a lot of people going for one position, so you have to keep pushing for the right opportunity,” says Sackett. He’s one of four students sharing their internship search stories to change the conversation around rejection. #RejectionsNotRoadblocks #WhatsYourNumber
Sophia used the LSA Internship Scholarship 💰to get her to LA for a gig at the Honest Company and to NYC for an internship at Comedy Central. (More than $1 million was awarded to #LSA students last year alone!) The deadline for the 2019 scholarship is May 24. Details via link in bio.
Spend your summer gaining real experience without having to leave home. Virtual internships are available for students to work with LSA alumni around the world. Link in bio for details.
Knowing where you want to intern and what you want to do are two great first steps in the internship process. But things get complicated when you know your field and location are going to be competitive. For sophomore Isabel Zuniga, applying her political science and history majors meant going to D.C. to find work within the political arena. “I was never taught how I should write cover letters or resumes, which made the job search quite stressful,” she says. So she searched for resources on campus that could help her bridge the gaps and applied to PSIP, the @umichcareercenter Public Service Intern Program. “We were given tips on how to write resumes, cover letters, and prepare for interviews,” Isabel says. “Last year I had to rely solely on my family for tips, so joining PSIP was helpful.” Even with 28 rejections, she was able to find an internship she was excited about, working at the National Crime Victim Bar Association. Isabel is one of four students sharing their internship search stories to change the conversation around rejection. #RejectionsNotRoadblocks #WhatsYourNumber
Refresh yourself for the finals haul with us tonight! We’re giving out free pizza (vegan options too!) from 5–8 p.m. Plus yoga sessions at 5:15 and 6 p.m. and quiet study spaces, too! All happening in LSA 2113 from 5–10 tonight.
“Coming into college, I just assumed that I would have no trouble finding an internship because of my good grades and the fact that I went to U-M,” says Shaina Jansen. After applying to a total of 22 internships, and either getting rejected or never hearing back from 20 of them, it could be easy to feel discouraged; instead, the first generation college student and sociology major found the silver lining in the rejections. “It motivated me to understand why I was not getting the positions, and what I could do better to improve my applications,” she said. Using this mindset, she was able to land an internship that was not only interesting, but took her to new places. She’ll be working at Ozanam House, a community non-profit in Dublin, Ireland, helping 13-18 year olds spend their summer in a productive and constructive way. Shaina is one of four students sharing their internship search stories to change the conversation around rejection. #RejectionsNotRoadblocks #WhatsYourNumber