Working & Studying

It’s all about balance. Nearly every student at UM-Dearborn works while managing a full courseload, family obligations, and multiple on-campus activities and organizations.

We provide plenty of support as well as access to work and study opportunities to help students like you learn to prioritize responsibilities and succeed, academically and professionally.

Experiential Learning

Develop your strengths. Embrace your role. Contribute to something bigger than yourself. UM-Dearborn is founded on experiential learning programs, where students network and collaborate with leading companies, government agencies and nonprofits nearby and abroad. The real-world experiences you gain here will serve you well, wherever life takes you.

We offer more than 700 co-op and internship opportunities with corporate partners, as well as a wide array of campus jobs in positions that include: office administration, IT help desk, library support, research assistance, event coordination and tutoring.

Career Support

Before you apply for your first—or next—position, connect with UM-Dearborn Career Services. We can help you perfect your resume or brush up on interview skills.

UM-Dearborn Difference Maker

Our students are improving the lives of others and making an impact in the community. Meet more Difference Makers.

I really enjoy being here… I do not leave between work and student organizations, so I’ve been able to meet a lot of people. It’s been a great experience.
Jamilah Alhashidi, ’14 Biological Sciences/Psychology

Did you know?

Top in classrooms to careers: 60% of co-op students receive a job offer from their company upon graduation.