HAPPENING NOW: Free coffee, doughnuts AND swag is waiting for you in the lobby of the LSA building! Come make your finals a little sweeter from 9-11 am and stop by! . . . #WhyLiberalArts #LSAHub @umichlsa
Calling all LSA students! Dreading that early morning final (or just finals in general)? We would like to offer some comfort during the upcoming finals season in the form of coffee and doughnuts! Stop by the LSA Opportunity Hub on Friday, April 21st from 9-11am for fresh hot coffee and delicious Washtenaw Dairy doughnuts. We hope to see you there and help you with that one last big finals push! . . . Who: The LSA Opportunity Hub What: Giving you FREE coffee and FREE delicious doughnuts When: April 21st, 9-11am Where: 1st floor lobby of the LSA Building (right next to the Michigan Union, the orange one, if you will) Why: Because the only thing worse than Friday classes are Friday exams . . Wait, what's the LSA Opportunity Hub anyway?! . The LSA Opportunity Hub helps students connect their liberal arts education to their aspirations and goals by connecting them to internships and funding, alumni mentors, employer engagement, and coaching. . The Hub is a dynamic set of programs and internship opportunities, located in the LSA Building at 500 South State Street on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus. The Hub works In collaboration with the LSA and University communities to encourage students to engage in challenging and diverse opportunities across their academic experiences and beyond to inspire their self-discovery.
Did you know that the most highly regarded skills in the work place, such as strong communication skills and problem solving skills, are established through a liberal arts education? Check out our Liberal Arts By the Numbers for more information on #WhyLiberalArts will put you ahead in the workforce!
Kerrigan spent her summer interning in Rabat and New Delhi where she taught in schools, including English classes, as a part of the Bladi Association! . . I’m fortunate for the opportunity to leave my home country. Also, to come back home to a place so amazing. Leaving the U.S. made me appreciate all that I come from and have here. Since my return home, I am more appreciative of the simple things in life. Quality time with family, access to clean water and food and feeling safe enough to walk alone at night will be things I will not take for granted anymore. It was nice to put the world into perspective and realize that the life I live is very privileged. . . #WhyLiberalArts #goblue
Ashley volunteered during her summer in India through UBELONG, which is one of the world's leading organizations for affordable, high-impact volunteer opportunities aborad! . . I (was) placed at Pardada Pardadi Educational Society. This is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the academic, economic and social empowerment of girls and women in Anoopshahr, India. They run an all girls school that teaches them academics as well as basic health and marketable skills. They run outreach programs within the local community like self help groups and large scale health clinics. . . For information on UBELONG or if you're curious on how to spend your summer working, volunteering or interning abroad, come visit the #LSAHub!
Alex spent last summer interning in Buenos Aires, where he chose a work environment that functioned solely in Spanish! . . . I (interned) at a small environmental company called Fundación PROSAMA (Pro Salud y Medio Ambiente) in the field of nanotechnology...The environment here is very laid back and everyone in the company is extremely friendly. It’s a small company so everyone knows each other by name and luckily we all get along. (We only speak Spanish here). . . #WhyLiberalArts #GoBlue @umichlsa
A liberal arts education gives University of Michigan students a good BALANCE of skills to apply in the work force! :D Take a look at our Internship Program Student Assistant Danielle, @danielletondreauyoga, rocking our famous #HubCap and working on her balance! She has access to the academic and professional resources necessary for obtaining internships that interest students that come to her during office hours. She helps students navigate opportunities found in the LSA Opportunity Network and more! . You can visit Danielle or any of our wonderful advisers during office hours M/Tu/W 2pm-4pm and Th/F 12pm-2pm! . This summer Danielle will be taking the skills she has built throughout her liberal arts education to support a new community based business, Sangha Experience. She is overjoyed to have been offered a role in which her passions for philosophy and community development can coincide, and she largely has LSA to thank in it equipping her for such a professional position. If you have a passion similar to Danielle's, check out the company's Instagram @sanghaexperience, or come by the Hub to talk to her!
Melanie spent her summer in Dublin interning for a member of the lower house of parliament (The lower house is known as the Dáil Èireann, and parliament is called the Houses of the Oireachtas)! Read about her amazing experience and come by our office to find out how you can have your own internship adverture this summer! . . Ireland is a much, much smaller country than the U.S., there is a greater emphasis put on local politics. It seems to be (in my opinion) that for representatives of the lower house (they are called T.D.s), being connected to their constituency is much more significant here than it is to House Representatives in the U.S. My T.D.’s Parliamentary Assistant said that in Ireland they operate under a system of “pot hole politics” where the people notice more when the representative accomplishes something like fixing a pot hole than they notice if the representative has pushed important legislation through Parliament.
Didn't get a chance to catch us at the @umichlsa Major/Minor Expo? No worries! We have office hours everyday of the week outside our office on the first floor of the LSA Building. Today we met freshman @millie_macdonald and she told us what her liberal arts education means to her! I want to get into science research just because genetics is so relevant in out society right now. I want to be working with people; I don’t want to be stuck in a lab. I want it to be a personal job. I don’t want to just isolate my one side of my brain, I want to get that cross-disciplinary between the arts and sciences.” #LSAHub #goblue