Pathway to Success: Information Specialist

UMSI Courses

Fulfill all MSI requirements. Recommended course options include: 

U-M Cognates

Take six credits outside of UMSI from U-M's wealth of offerings, such as:

  • Law, History, Communication 512: Introduction to Business Law
  • Law, History, Communication 520: Managerial Writing
  • Mgmt. of Human Services 662: Mgmt. of Info Systems in Human Services Agencies
  • Mgmt. of Human Services 663: Grant-getting, Contracting, & Fund Raising
  • Marketing 620: Marketing Research Design and Analysis II

Field Internships & Experience

Sites where UMSI students have recently completed relevant internships include:

  • People Magazine, New York, NY
  • San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego, CA
  • 3M, Minneapolis, MN
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  • Millennium Pharamceuticals, Boston, MA
  • Montgomery, McCracken, Walter, & Rhoads Law Firm, Philadelphia, PA
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Oregon Employment Department, Salem, OR
  • Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH

Career Success

Recent grads have accepted positions in this area that include:

  • Catalog Librarian, ProQuest Information and Learning
  • Information Resource Librarian, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service
  • Information Resource Officer, United States Department of State
  • Information Scientist, Intellectual Property and Business Information Services, Procter and Gamble
  • Information Specialist, Adobe Systems
  • Information Specialist, American Association of Museums
  • Information Specialist, Ford Motor Company Research Library
  • Information Specialist, Johnson Controls
  • Library Information Specialist, American Society of Association Executives
  • Reference Librarian, Foundation Center 
  • Librarian, Japan External Trade Organization
  • Librarian, MTV Networks
  • Librarian, Americorps
  • Technology Information Specialist, National Library of Medicine

The Pathways highlighted in this section are suggested routes to desired career goals.  Other routes through the MSI curriculum are also possible.  We'll advise you on your selection of courses, internships, and activities to support your career goals.