International Career Pathways

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​​Three ​information-packed​  ICP events are happening ​this​ week–hope to see you there!

​​Each of​ t​hese​ events will be of interest to both undergraduate and graduate/professional students.​
Tuesday​, 9/30, ​6​:00-7:00​ PM​,
Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium​
Internships with the U.S.

 Department of State​


Tips on how to apply (apply by Oct. 17 for summer!), ​

presented by U-M’s Diplomat-in-Residence, Michelle Jones​

Wednesday​, 10/1, 12 noon-1:00PM,​

Room 1636 School of Social Work Bldg​
Funding for Internships & Research Abroad

Learn about U-M offices that offer competitive grants which can pay for your internship abroad​​;
deadlines start as early as November for summer​
Thursday​, 10/2, 12 noon-1:00PM​ (meet with presenters 1:00-1:30),
Rackham, Amphitheater 4th Floor​

(click on title​ to register, and​ for full details on the mid-career professionals–all UM alumni–this panel features)​
For ​more details​, see 
​Interested, but can’t make it to the event?  See videos of last year’s ICP events at:

Psych Career Fair

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Monday, October 6, 2014
East Hall – Psych Atrium
12:30– 3:30 p.m.
University of Michigan:
Psychology Student Academic Affairs Office
Tel: 734-764-2580
Thinking about what to do after graduation? Want to learn more about resources on and off campus for careers and graduate schools? Want to get some good prizes and refreshments? Come to the Psychology Career Fair! Representatives from Graduate Programs, employers, and Psychology alumni will be available to answer all of your career questions. Check out the list of presenters at: 

~Psych SAA Office,

Events for Prospective Graduate Students at School of Information

At UMSI, we create and share knowledge so that people will use information — with technology — to build a better world.   Students interested in a graduate degree can receive a Ph.D. in Information, a Master of Science in Information, or a Master of Health Informatics (a joint program with the School of Public Health).

With a 99% job placement rate, UMSI students are prepared for impactful jobs in many industries (see for more information).

Want to learn more or know someone who does?

Come to Connect with UMSI, informative sessions for prospective Master’s and PhD students:

·       Thursday, October 16 (5:30-7:45 p.m.): learn about academic programs, admissions, funding, and career development in a shorter version of our Saturday event

·       Saturday, October 18 (1:30-5:00 p.m.): engage with faculty and current students and learn in-depth about academic programs, admissions, funding, and career development

Both Connect with UMSI events will be held in Palmer Commons in Ann Arbor, MI, just a short walk away from North Quad, where UMSI classes are held.  Click here for more information and to RSVP:  Prospective students are welcome at one or both sessions depending on availability and interest in the program.

Students interested in the Master of Health Informatics, a joint program with the School of Public Health, are invited to MHI Prospective Student DaySaturday, November 8 (1:00-5:00 p.m.and can learn more and register here:  MHI Prospective Student Day will be held in North Quad in Ann Arbor, MI.

Internships with the U.S. Department of State

Tuesday, September 30 | 6:00-7:00pm | Weill Hall (Ford School), Annenberg Auditorium

The U.S. Department of State offers over 1,000 summer internships at its embassies and missions throughout the world, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at facilities in approximately 20 other cities throughout the United States. A panel of University of Michigan students will share their experiences as Department of State interns this past summer, and Diplomat in Residence Michelle Jones will review the application process for this exciting and challenging program.

Students who are considering applying to the Department of State are encouraged to contact Ms. Jones directly at

Sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Going Beyond Awesome: Translating Education Abroad Experiences to Resumes, Interviews and More

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Going Beyond Awesome: Translating Education Abroad Experiences to Resumes, Interviews and More

Wednesday, September 24

 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

You’re just back from study abroad and it was awesome!  Now you want to tell recruiters and graduate schools about it, but how can you possibly begin to describe it?  Bring your resumes and personal statements and join as we translate “awesome” into bullet points, personal statements and more.  Sponsored by the U-M Career Center.

PICS Career Event: Careers in Foreign Service. Wed, Sept 24, 12-1 PM. 1644 SSWB

This event is an information session for students interested in careers or internships with the U.S. Department of State.

For resources on careers, please visit the PICS career webpage and click the Resources at the U.S. Department of State dropdown menu.

Day: Wednesday, September 24

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Room 1644, International Institute, First Floor, 1080 S. University (School of Social Work Building)

Speaker: Michelle Jones, Ford School’s Diplomat in Residence (DIR)

Lunch will be served.

About the speaker:

Jones is a seasoned Foreign Service officer whose most recent post was in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she oversaw the Fulbright academic and International Visitors Leadership programs and 18 Lincoln Learning Centers throughout the country. Previously, Jones served as consul and principal officer at the U.S. Consulate in Winnipeg, Canada, and as public affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago where she was senior advisor to the ambassador and embassy spokesperson. She has also held posts in Bangladesh and Poland. She speaks Polish, Spanish, and Dari (Persian Farsi). Before joining the Foreign Service, Jones was associate professor of English at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, where she taught twentieth-century British and American literature and founded the Women’s Resource Center.
Diplomats in Residence are Foreign Service officers who guide and advise students, professionals, and members of the community on Foreign and Civil Service careers, fellowships, and internships. The Ford School is one of only 16 schools selected by the State Department to host a Diplomat in Residence (DIR), who serves the Ford School, the broader U-M community, and a number of educational institutions in Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Study Abroad Program in Southeast Asia

Dear All,

Students in the Asian Studies Program interested in gaining meaningful international experience can spend a semester abroad learning about Cambodian culture and history, post-conflict recovery, international health,global poverty and Khmer Buddhism with Global Service Corps.

While the vastly diverse region of Southeast Asia has experienced remarkable economic growth over the last decade, some countries in the region remain among least developed in the world. Global Service Corps (GSC) is working to address these development challenges in one of Southeast Asia’s most unique and vibrant countries – Cambodia. Students studying abroad with GSC will become part of a movement to restore health, prosperity and growth to a society in recovery from brutal civil war and genocide.

Global Service Corps’ semester service-learning programs in Cambodia supplement classroom education with hands-on field work at local community development organizations. In partnership with the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) and Paññasastra University of Cambodia, GSC offers 15-credit Semester Programs and a 9-credit Summer Program focused on social, cultural, and community development in Cambodia.

GSC’s 15-credit, 15-week Fall or Spring Semester Program includes:

  • 3 weeks of academic training on Khmer language, social development in post-conflict societies, service-learning theory, Buddhism and meditation,  Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Cambodian culture and history
  • 9 weeks of field work in the areas of public health, orphanage care, assistance of slum populations, HIV/AIDS prevention and/or English language instruction
  • 3 weeks of Capstone projects, allowing students to synthesize their studies and field experience


The 9-credit, 9-week Summer Program includes:

  • 1 week of academic training on Khmer language, social development in post-conflict societies, service-learning theory, Buddhism and meditation,  Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Cambodian culture and history
  • 8 weeks of varied service-learning field work in any of the following programs: English Language Instruction, HIV/AIDS Prevention & Public Health Education, Buddhist Immersion, Orphanage Care, International Health, or an Integrated Program

Students participating in GSC’s Semester and Summer Service-Learning Programs are provided with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a greater perspective on the issues surrounding Cambodian development, while making make a lasting global impact.

Applications are still being accepted for the upcoming 2015 Spring Semester!


To Apply: (Please Note: Students will need to apply through both GSC and SUNY)

GSC manages all program preparation and in-country support including lodging, in-country transportation, meals, airport pick-up and more.

We kindly ask you to share this information with interested students and department listservs. If your institution is interested in cosponsoring a program and awarding credits directly or if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (503)954-1659 or reply to this email.

We appreciate your help in sharing GSC’s information with your students. Visit our website today


GSC Program Administration

Global Service Corps, a project of Earth Island Institute
1306 NW Hoyt St. #310
Portland, OR 97209
phone  503-954-1659
Global Service Corps, a project of Earth Island Institute

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