Student Life

Young wolverine emerges from a stump

Freshman year is a time when many students begin exploring campus opportunities and begin finding their 'place' here at Michigan. While that exploration might not be career-focused, those experiences and decisions are meaningful pieces of the career exploration and decision-making puzzle that is put together during a student's time at U-M.

The Career Center is stepping up efforts this year to connect with first-year students in ways that are most meaningful and helpful, through various aspects of our Freshman Initiative project. First-year students can learn more about themselves while exploring campus and career opportunities through the Emerging Wolverines program (which is still accepting applications!). First-year topics are also addressed in weekly Freshman Friday blog posts and, as always, individual career coaching sessions are offered in the Career Center office and via off-site co-advising with our counterparts in academic advising. The career process is much more than just resumes and job boards -- take advantage of all the ways The Career Center can help you explore your interests, define your own path, and succeed beyond graduation from Michigan.