Publishing Institute Information Session


Ralph Zerbonia, a 2000 graduate of both the University of Michigan and the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, will be on campus on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in 3222 Angell Hall at 4:00 PM to present an information session for the Publishing Institute. Ralph will discuss with you the kinds of opportunities the publishing industry affords and the training the Publishing Institute offers.

The Publishing Institute is an intensive, four-week summer program that provides a broad overview of all aspects of the publishing industry in lectures and hands-on workshops in editing and marketing. The faculty members are all professionals working in the publishing industry, and they cover topics from the role of the editor to marketing, from international publishing and markets to the work of the literary agent, from textbook to digital publishing.

Last year in 2017, three U of M students were accepted into this summer program.

DPI Info Session Flyer 2018


Consumers Financial Protection Bureau Director’s Financial Analyst Fellowships

Consumers Financial Protection Bureau Director’s Financial Analyst Fellowships
Join U-M Alum and Current CFPB Fellow, Dominic Russel
Tuesday, October 3rd 6-7pm
LSA Honors Program (1330 Mason Hall)

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

  • Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
  • Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
  • Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)

CFPB will be on campus for the career fair on October 4th and are also hosting an information session with the Honors College in the evening of October 3rd, and you can email for more information.

United Nations Virtual Career Fair – 19 APR 2016


On April 19, 2016 the United Nations will hold a Virtual Career Fair that will be accessible world-wide for 24 hours (8:00 AM Bangkok time, until 8:00 PM New York time).

The participating organizations are:

  • United Nations Secretariat (UN)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)
  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
  • United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

To participate in the Virtual Career Fair please visit

The Fair provides an opportunity to ask questions live to staff members of the United Nations.

Please be aware that the questions and the answers are visible to the public.

International Policy Student Association (IPSA) Event for PICS students!

The International Policy Student Association (IPSA) will be hosting a “speed dating” event on Monday, November 30, from 6-7pm for undergraduate students interested in working abroad, or applying to fellowships in the international policy/business/economics field. There will be free foods as well!

IPSA is bringing in a number of current Ford MPP students who have worked in international development, diplomacy, education, and more. There will be time for undergraduate students to chat with each student about their experiences, as well as exchange contact information if they want to continue their conversation regarding applying to fellowships, resume review, and other existential life questions. This is a great opportunity to get one-on-one exposure with students with fascinating work experience.

Those students who want to attend the event should RSVP using this Google Form:

RSVP form for speed dating (Space is limited, so RSVP soon!)

April Shin


Below are brief bios of some of the MPPs who will be in attendance:

Trevis Harrold: Trevis Harrold graduated from the Eastern Michigan University with degrees in Economics and Political Science and a minor in International Business. He was awarded the Pickering Fellowship where he will continue on with his career as a Foreign Service Officer at the State Department.

Bradley Wintersteen: Brad graduated from Long Island University – Global College with a degree in Global Studies. His studies allowed him to live abroad while studying in India, South Africa, Germany, and the United States. After working for a year, Brad was awarded an AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship and worked for 10 months to develop the community outreach program for an education NGO in Bangalore, India.

Tarlie Townsend: Tarlie is interested in intersections of health, policy, and behavioral science. After earning a B.S. in neuroscience and a B.A. in Germanic Studies at Indiana University (2012), Tarlie began researching risk and uncertainty communication and its effects on decision making—first at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, and then as a Luce Scholar in Vietnam.

Michael Mansala: Born in Manila and raised in Minnesota, Michael Manansala was an Associate at DAI, where he supported the Food & Enterprise Development program in Liberia, USAID’s largest Feed the Future project in Africa. Michael also served as the Alumni Chapter Director for the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program in DC.

Maha Arshad: Maha Arshad graduated from the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She taught in public schools for two years as a Fellow for Teach For Pakistan and later headed a development portfolio for a Countering Violent Extremism program before starting her Masters at Ford school.

Kenny Fennell: Kenny Fennell graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He spent 19 months in Kabul, Afghanistan supporting the USAID Afghanistan Engineering Support Program and, upon returning home, was the Program Lead for the Engineers’ Without Borders Boston Professional Chapter’s Honduras Program.

Meizi Li: Meizi Li is in the Masters of Public Policy program at University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She has spent the last two years abroad in China teaching english to students between the ages of 5 and 14. Meizi is interested in Non-Profit management in foreign countries, especially Asian countries.

Ryan Etzcorm: Ryan Etzcorn is a dual degree student at the Ford School of Public Policy and the Liberthal-Roegel Center for Chinese Studies. Three years of international travel-work as an entertainer alongside domestic education work in public schools pointed him toward a focused interest in the internationalization of education policy.

University of Michigan’s Green Career Fair 1/19/16

Dear International Studies:

We invite you to join us for the University of Michigan’s Green Career Fair: The University’s second annual campus-wide environmental and sustainability career fair in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Last year the U-M Green Career Fair brought in 44 employers and 600+ students! 

Employers will have a chance to meet with both graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Michigan from a wide variety of departments.

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (1-5pm)! We are especially interested in employers that are hiring for full-time jobs or internships and that consider both graduate (Master’s and potentially PhDs) and undergraduate students (Bachelor’s) when hiring.



  • IT’S FREE: No registration fees + Lunch for employers is included!
  • Learn More by Clicking Here
  • Register Online by Clicking Here



  • Recruit top innovative students (both graduate and undergraduate) from one of the nation’s top universities for environmental or sustainability focused internships or jobs.
  • We do have a limited number of spots open for employers to participate virtually (preference will be given to out of state employers for virtual spots).
  • Get more mileage out of your visit to the U-M campus by taking advantage of a second broader fair, the U-M Winter Career Expo (on either January 20 or 21).


  • Students for Clean Energy was founded in 2012. Its purpose is to raise awareness about and advocate for the usage of renewable energy on the University of Michigan campus.





  • Email them to:
  • Include in the subject line “UM GREEN CAREER FAIR POSTING”
  • Posting should include: application deadline date (should be after January 19), job title, description, required skills, how to apply (required documents and where to send), contact person for job posting.

We hope you can make it! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

P.S. Want to gain more brand recognition of your company with UM students? Consider becoming a corporate sponsor of the career fair for $500. Get a prime location at the fair with a larger booth space, your logo on our website and all advertising materials (posters, banners, etc.). Contact: if you are interested.  Spots are limited.


Lisa Yee-Litzenberg, Gus Steigmeyer, and Claire Poelking SNRE Career Services ( 734-764-6453),
Alex Kendig ( and Kayla Piskorowski (, (U-M) Students for Clean Energy