The view from the stage. 🎻 Our #flashinternship participants are spending the day with @detroitsymphony staff to learn the inner workings of arts nonprofits.
72 hours, 21 students, 2 cities: our #FlashInternships in Detroit and Chicago this week provide the ultimate chance to research the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Learn more about #FlashInternships via link in bio.
Matt Bogaard, former head of corporate security at @dreamworksanimation, is the go-to expert for clients around the world on physical and cyber security. He’s leading an analysis of a disaster scenario with a small group of LSA students for #AlumniConnections this Friday. RSVP: myumi.ch/JNbG8
International internships in Japan are now open in the LSA Opportunity Network. Explore a summer 2019 experience (like LSA student Hannah Dang, who spent her summer analyzing data in Tokyo) via link in bio. 🌏
“I think often times people think tech and think they have to be technical,” says Jud Hoffman, #LSA alum and head of community operations at @pinterest. “But there is something super valuable about being able to effectively communicate and do so through narrative—to bring a kind of history and precedent into account and make a case for something. That’s a hundred percent of what I do. I learned that in English class, I learned that in history class.” Hoffman is joining Matt Idema, COO of WhatsApp, for an Alumni Connections session tomorrow with #LSA students. Browse more Alumni Connections opportunities taking place in Oct. and Nov. via link in bio.
Sebastian Kasparian’s (@seb_seb21) first few weeks on the Croatian island of Veli Losinj were spent in a tiny boat, learning to identify dolphins by their fins. Time at sea became part of Kasparian’s daily work routine as a research intern for the @blueworldinstitute of Marine Research and Conservation. “It’s a strange thing when you first start working on it because it’s hard to comprehend how it will fit into the bigger picture,” said Kasparian, a fourth year student majoring in environment. “But the end goal is quite important: to help inform policy and make more public knowledge about conservation issues.” His international internship was funded by the #AlajbegovicFellowship; stay tuned for new opportunities abroad coming to the LSA Opportunity Network in October.
“Who you team up with determines so much,” says @HamiltonMusical producer and #LSA alum Jeffrey Seller. “Your future will be defined in part by the activities you create for yourself and the people you do it with. My lucky thing was getting to team up with Jonathan Larson for ‘Rent.’” Seller spoke to a packed house of LSA undergrads today about his career path from U-M to Broadway, a path powered by the liberal arts. #AlumniConnections
Our global virtual interns work with LSA alums around the world, from a NY Times-published photographer to a former United Nations officer, without ever having to leave campus. Check out fall opportunities via our link in bio. Deadline is this Sunday, Sept. 23.
“My international internship gave me a whole new level of confidence in my abilities.” That’s one of the many observations students made during our International Internship Reunion last night. There are new opportunities coming for summer 2019; where will you go? (We’ll share details here and on our website about position postings starting in October.) 🌎 🌍 🌏