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The UMSI Career Development Office is happy to announce that we will be offering both virtual and in-person recruiting options for employers starting Fall 2022. We recognize that offering a hybrid recruiting model increases inclusion and access for all students and all employers, which is something we are striving for! 

We offer a number of convenient, tailored ways to reach our students, and we are happy to customize the outreach you need. From posting a job to our online recruiting system (UMSI CareerLink) to scheduling a campus recruiting visit, we can help you design a plan that is sure to increase your recruiting success. If you’re not sure exactly what methods you’d like to use, feel free to request a recruiting consultation and we’ll walk you through the options.

If you would like to schedule any of the options below, take a moment to complete this Recruiting Request form. It’s that easy! If you would like to discuss your overall recruitment strategy and goals you can contact Laura Marsh, Employer Relations Coordinator by emailing [email protected].

Diversity Statement

Diversity broadens our perspectives and paves the way for innovation. Our community includes people from different races and ethnicities, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages and socio-economic backgrounds. We speak different languages, come from different cultures and countries and practice different religions. We have different abilities and disabilities, different political perspectives and different life experiences.

We’re committed to ensuring all members of our community have the opportunity to participate fully without worrying about facing bias, harassment or discrimination. As you engage with candidates, we ask that you join us by creating welcoming environments during your interactions.

Post jobs and/or internships to recruit UMSI students on UMSI CareerLink. It’s free and easy! Contact [email protected] if you have questions or need assistance.

If you would like to create a resume book customized to meet your recruiting needs, please contact our office at [email protected]. We will assemble one on your behalf and send it to you electronically.

Information sessions are an hour-long opportunity to connect with students to promote your organization and career opportunities. Our office offers remote options for information sessions via Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom or video conference systems if needed.

Get started: Employer Recruiting Request Form 

Info session

Plan a visit to UMSI to interview current students for your job or internship positions. You may pre-screen resumes and select candidates to interview, offer an open sign up period to interview students who meet your criteria, or a combination of the two. If you are already recruiting through another career services office at the University of Michigan, we are happy to coordinate efforts to maximize the benefits of your visit to Ann Arbor.

Campus interview dates are available from September through April. Our office offers remote interviewing options via teleconference, Skype or video conference capabilities if needed.

You can also request a half- or full-day interview schedule for mock interviews, resume or portfolio reviews, or hold open office hours.

Get started: Employer Recruiting Request Form

Office hour interview

Connect with UMSI's talented undergraduate and graduate students at our annual winter career fair to recruit them for internships or full-time positions.

Get started: Learn more about UMSI's Winter Career Fair

Career fair

These activities include UMSI Mock Interview Fridays, virtual career talks and alumni career panels, where you can share your expertise while helping students prepare for their future career needs. Even if your organization is not actively recruiting at this time, connecting with students through mock interviews is a way to enhance your presence at UMSI and help you identify possible candidates for future opportunities.

The UMSI Exposition is a great way to get face-to-face with current students and the diverse range of projects they're working on to address real-world problems. The exposition is an ideal setting for employers to cultivate relationships, evaluate presentation skills and generate interest in and engagement with their organizations. Attendees are provided with the resumes of every student at the exposition to easily facilitate further recruitment efforts.

Many of the showcased projects are developed for submission to the annual international student design competition at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference, as well as other national conferences such as the American Library Association (ALA) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA), among others.

Get started: Employer Recruiting Request Form

For more information, contact [email protected].

UMSI students will visit your company for a half or full day to learn more about your organization, explore their field of interest and see firsthand what a specific type of job may look like day-to-day.

Get started: Employer Recruiting Request Form 

Career insider

UMSI enjoys a diversity of gender, ethnicity and other qualities in its student body, particularly among STEM programs. Our students are typically equally split between male and female, and, in addition to a diversity of domestic background, also include those coming to the program from overseas.

We can help you connect with diversity-focused student groups, provide advice on writing inclusive job postings and show you how to express your commitment to diversity broadly defined. For more, contact us for a consultation.

Get started: Learn more about recruiting for diversity

We believe in providing students with opportunities to work with professionals in their field in mentored learning experiences. As a result, students in all our master’s degree programs are required to complete a credit-based internship through UMSI's internship program to gain practical experience before graduation. These internships happen in companies and organizations around the world in a wide variety of positions.

To learn more about where our students intern and the work and outcomes they provide, read our most recent internship reports. A few of the findings:

  • 99.5% of mentors found the experience of having a UMSI student as an intern a valuable contribution to their organization.
  • 87% of mentors found that UMSI students' internship work was excellent.
  • 100% of mentors reported that they would hire a UMSI student again.

Year after year, mentors praise our students for their eagerness to learn, work ethic, technical expertise, problem-solving abilities, communication styles, functional knowledge, flexibility, analytical abilities, learning speed and design skills.

Because our students earn credit as they intern for you, we do have a few criteria, which result in the position holding value for both you and the student:

  • The field of work must be related to the curriculum and research at UMSI.
  • The work must be professional and at a level considered appropriate for graduate students.
  • We require a mentor who has at least three years experience in the field. That mentor will work with the student to create a proposal for the position that includes the intern’s responsibilities, deliverables and expected outcomes. Typically, we ask mentors to spend one hour a week with the student, to sign a mentor agreement and to provide an evaluation when the work is completed.
  • The student must be learning a new skill or knowledge area during the internship.
  • Work must be practical or applied rather than solely research-based.
  • Student interns should be provided with the opportunity to network and have contact with external constituents for more than 50% of their time (this is important to note primarily for students interning with UMSI faculty).
  • Students may work part- or full-time in increments of 30 hours, with a minimum of 60 hours during a single term.
  • While internships may be unpaid, our students frequently receive competing offers; paid internships compete better in that environment.
  • These guidelines only apply to students who are pursuing academic credit.

To identify candidates for your internship, post your internship description to UMSI CareerLink. If you would like to discuss the development of an internship opportunity within your organization or assistance in promoting it, contact our office at [email protected].

Get started: Learn more about hiring a UMSI intern

Employers recruiting at the School of Information must adhere to the Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines, the National Association of Colleges and Employers Principles of Professional Conduct for Employment Professionals. Employers utilizing our online posting system, iTrack, for posting positions, those who conduct on-campus interviews, and those participating in other related recruitment activities will be asked to read and agree to our recruiting policy and ethical guidelines.

Get started: Review our recruiting policy and ethical guidelines