The LSA Opportunity Hub is a College initiative dedicated to pairing the broad and valuable skills of a liberal arts education with real-life experience, strategic advising, and the benefit of connecting with employers and alumni.
We encourage students to explore and articulate the connection between their liberal arts education and their goals and aspirations. In collaboration with the University of Michigan community, we facilitate access to internships, funding, employer and alumni partnerships so that students can engage in challenging and diverse opportunities that inspire their self-discovery.
Our efforts are built upon the following four cornerstones:
We aim to give LSA students real-life knowledge by connecting them with valuable internship experiences. Our growing LSA Opportunity Network centers on connecting students with employers offering internships specifically geared toward the liberal arts skill set. Students are offered the opportunity to gain international work experience through LSA Global Opportunities. We are committed to providing students with the support they need to pursue these experiences and get the most out of them.
2. Employer Engagement
With our campus partners, we strive to host employers who can share information about internships and career opportunities. This includes representatives from Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, leading nonprofits, media outlets, and more.
3. Coaching and Prep
We offer strategically developed Applied Liberal Arts courses based on internships, presentation skills, professional writing, business basics, and working in diverse organizations. These courses ensure that our students are prepared to succeed beyond campus no matter the challenges and complexities they face.
4. Alumni Engagement
LSA alumni can be found across the United States and around the world, and we value their contributions as coaches and mentors. Students can not only benefit from their insight, but also discover the myriad and often surprising ways our alumni have leveraged their liberal arts educations in their lives and careers.