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2022 internship report highlights student success in top industries

Students gathering at a UMSI career fair. One student smiles and talks with an Amazon employee.

Friday, 11/18/2022

University of Michigan School of Information students put their skills to the test this summer. With more than 350 students working at companies, universities and government agencies, UMSI students gained valuable experiences and emerged better prepared for their careers. 

The 2022 UMSI student internship report highlights the experiences of students in the Bachelor of Science in Information, Master of Science in Information and Master of Health Informatics programs. 

The results show students across the three programs made an average of $28 an hour, landed high-paying internships within four months or less of searching and reported high rates of positive feedback from employers.  

UMSI students receive career support and education through the Career Development Office (CDO) to get them prepared for successful career outcomes. The CDO is integral in supporting students as they land internship and employment experiences, with the majority of students finding success in their search process through a combination of CDO advising, workshops and networking events.  

"From resumes to negotiation, we partner with students to help them achieve individual career goals,” says Emma Frazier, career advisor and internship manager at UMSI. “A big portion of that work is helping students identify their values in the workplace, as well as encouraging them to think about their career plans holistically.”

For students in the BSI program, 99% say their internship was inclusive and supportive. Interns worked at top companies like Apple, Microsoft and Adidas and made $30 per hour on average. 

Students found internships at a variety of industries, including consulting, entertainment/gaming and technology. 

“Working to update the database architecture that allows Adidas to move into the modern age of data and predictive analysis was an incredibly rewarding experience,” says BSI student Brandon Huggard. 

Across the MSI program, 89% of interns report receiving ongoing and constructive feedback from their internship supervisor. MSI students enjoyed work at companies like TikTok, Nike, PlayStation and Walt Disney Animation Studios. 

The results are similar for MHI interns, with the majority of students gaining valuable experience in consulting and health/medicine industries. 

“This experience has helped me correlate my academics with real-world scenarios,” says MHI student Pratap Gude. “I was able to learn and contribute to a fast-paced and efficient environment at Stanford Health Care while combining my interests in the health and IT industries.” 

 

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Read the full 2022 UMSI student internship reports.  

Learn more about opportunities available for students at the Career Development Office