Free Linkedin Photos

No need for a selfie!  We can help to bring a professional touch to your LinkedIn profile.

Visit The Career Center’s free photo booth this Friday:

Friday, October 30th
2:00 – 4:00pm
Michigan Union / Pond Room


City Internships

City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career.

Your students can apply here:

Placements are available in banking and financial services, art, fashion and design, marketing, advertising and PR, consulting and professional services, entertainment, media and journalism, law and politics and lastly, technology and engineering.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested students are advised to apply ASAP to secure a spot. You and your students can read more about the program on our home page:

I have included more information on what students achieve through the program towards the end of this communication. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions.

Kind regards and wishing you a successful academic year ahead,
Lewis Talbot

Managing Director, City Internships

What’s included:

  • An eight week placement with a leading company
  • Career seminars, skills workshops & networking events
  • Social events & weekend excursions
  • Local mentorship & 24/7 support
  • Optional accommodation package

What participants achieve:

Real-world experience

  • We offer an internship in students’ chosen industry that makes their resume glow and will have hiring companies lining up to meet them.

Broadened horizons

  • Students make lasting international friendships, see what it means to travel and experience life in a new city.

Professional network

  • Students meet like-minded go-getters and leading industry experts at exclusive networking events; invaluable connections to kick-start their career.

Improved skillset

  • We offer the opportunity for students to convert their theoretical knowledge into workplace dexterity with a slice of professional life and career-enhancing weekly seminars.

Career readiness

  • Students realize their career direction and earn the hard and soft skills that the world’s leading companies notice.

Please apply via:

New School’s Grad Expo

The New School’s Grad Expo takes place on Sunday, November 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please invite your students to join us on campus in New York or for the Livestream.

The New School offers some of the nation’s most renowned graduate programs.  These include art and design at Parsons, social sciences at The New School for Social Research, and classical music and drama at our College of Performing Arts, as well as professional management and public policy, media and communications, creative writing, and international affairs.

They can register here:

We look forward to welcoming your students to Grad Expo.

Best regards,
Merida Escandon Gasbarro

International Student Conferences

As the new Executive Director of International Student Conferences, it gives me great pleasure to inform you that we are accepting applications for our 2016 programs in Japan and Korea.

For more than 80 years, the top students from the United States and Asia have been leading three-week summer programs that combine cultural exchanges, dialogues with opinion leaders, and rigorous inquiry into global issues. Participants not only hone their leadership and public speaking skills, but also forge friendships that last a lifetime. This past summer, our delegates:

  • experienced a homestay in rural Japan
  • joined a hot air balloon festival in Indiana
  • had discussions with world leaders like Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • worked with teammates to present their recommendations to opinion leaders

We hope you will share this announcement with bright, motivated and globally-minded undergraduate and graduate students for what one participant from this past summer described as “a wonderful, exhausting, and enriching experience.” Details about our 2016 programs are below.

All the best,

Peter Beck

68th Japan-America

Student Conference

JASC delegates ask 

Senator John McCain questions

 competitively selects 72 delegates from Japan and the U.S. to explore U.S.-Japan issues. The 2016 conference will take convene in the U.S.


August 1- August 24, 2016


Boston, Washington, DC, Missoula,

San Francisco

Application Deadline
December 31, 2015


Click here to apply!


9th Korea-America 

Student Conference

KASC delegates visit the residence of South Korean President

competitively selects 34 delegates from Korea and the U.S. to explore U.S.-ROK issues. The 2016 conference will convene in

South Korea.

July 25 – August 15, 2016

Jeju Island, Busan, Seoul


Priority Application Deadline
November 9, 2015

Final Application Deadline
December 1, 2015

Click here to apply!


WorldTeach American Samoa

WorldTeach American Samoa: Teach English, math and science in public high school and elementary schools through the Department of Education. Live in apartments or with a host family. The program isfully funded by our partners. Program departs in January with return at the end of June 2016

Volunteers receive:

  • Housing (teacher apartment or host family)
  • Monthly stipend
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Health & emergency evacuation insurance
  • Month long in-country orientation focused on teacher training, language and cultural immersion, health and safety briefing
  • Mid-Service Training Conference, and End of Service Conference
  • Meals and housing during orientation and conferences
  • Transportation between training and placement sites
  • Support from full time, in-country Field Director
  • Professional development through Teacher Quality Program, including mentorship by remote Teacher Quality Coordinator

Qualifications: Applicants must be native English speakers, of any nationality, and be between the ages of 21-73. A Bachelor’s degree is required at the time of departure for yearlong programs. No teaching experience is necessary. An interest in teaching, international development and intercultural exchange are attributes of a strong candidate. American Samoa volunteers must also pass the Praxisexam.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Our programs require a resume, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, a university transcript, and an interview. Start your application today on our website or email

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

I am pleased to announce that the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a fully-funded scholarship opportunity, is currently accepting applications from your students.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives your students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students who can participate after receiving their degrees. Students in the fields of agriculture, business, STEM, and vocational fields are especially encouraged to apply!

The program is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information and the online application can be found at

The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with:

–        2 months intensive German language training

–        1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences

–        5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field

–        Homestays with German host families, in shared apartments, and student dorms

–        Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends

–        Local in-country support throughout the program

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred.  Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.  Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.

Please inform your students of this unique opportunity. Should you require promotional materials, or would like a CBYX alumnus or alumna to visit your college and give a presentation on the program to your students, please feel free to contact me! I also encourage you to share about the program on social media, using our CBYX Social Media Toolkit for guidance.

Interested applicants can apply online at The application deadline for the 2016-2017 program is December 1, 2015.

Midwest Model European Union

Created in 1993, MMEU is the second oldest intercollegiate simulation of the EU in North America. Every April, more than 160 college and university students meet in Bloomington, Indiana, to decide the future of the European Union. Playing the roles of prime ministers and presidents, ambassadors and commissioners, ministers and diplomats, they spend three days haggling over policy, resolving disputes, building compromises, and charting the course of European unity.  From Thursday afternoon through midday Saturday, students introduce, discuss, and reach decisions on EU policy. National leaders provide overall direction, ministers huddle to work out the details of policy, Commissioners and their directors-general try to give new direction to foreign and security policy, the single market, eastward enlargement, and the development of the euro, and emergency joint meetings are held to break impasses.

Though role-playing, students don’t just absorb information about the EU, they live it.  And by traveling to a single location and meeting teams from around the country, they interact with others who are as passionate about politics, international affairs, and European studies as they are.  And student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. “This was a superb learning experience which brought together everything we’d been studying in our class on European integration,” commented one recent participant. “It was a real eye-opener. I’m looking forward to coming back next year.”

The next MMEU will be held in Bloomington on April 21-23, 2016.  We invite you to visit our website to learn more:  Please consider having your students to join us.  To do so, please contact Liese Hilgeman, Institute for European Studies Assistant Director at or 812-856-3832.  Please note that the registration fee for each team is $150.  Registering early will ensure we will have space available for your team.  If you are unable to join us in 2016, consider arranging your schedule to participate in April 2017.