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University of Michigan School of Information


Engaged learning

The School of Information prepares future information professionals to apply practical solutions to real-world problems. 

While at UMSI, students have the opportunity to gain experience that will best prepare them for today’s society’s demands. Through curricular opportunities and various skill-building programs offered by the Engaged Learning Office, students can apply what they are learning in the classroom through complex practice scenarios, often through real-world experiences provided by local and global organizations. 

UMSI students graduate with abundant experience and theoretical knowledge, making them more competitive candidates for today’s job market and socially informed members of society.

Through engaged learning experiences, students engage in community-based challenges, collaborate with real-world clients, participate in study abroad, and practice working in teams. Students work with various clients and partners, from the start-up community in Ann Arbor to social service organizations in Detroit to major cultural institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and international aid agencies.

Contact the Engaged Learning Office at [email protected] to learn more or inquire about our programs, and sign up for the ELO weekly newsletter.