Build awareness of your brand on campus and access our pipeline of exemplary talent.

We are proud to say that 9 out of 10 of our current employers would recommend our students to their professional colleagues. Our students have strong track records, are predominately committed to living in the region upon graduation, and understand how to bring value to their work environment. 

We have received praise from both U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review as a top business school. In addition, Bloomberg Businessweek recently ranked our undergraduate business program 30th overall among public universities nationwide -- and 11th nationwide in terms of how well our students are prepared to succeed in their careers.

There are many ways for your organization to connect with our students. Whether you are looking to fill internships or full-time positions, the Internship and Career Management Center can help you. In addition, we have specific programs to support Non-Profit and Small Business sectors.

Please feel free to start a conversation with us by emailing umd-cob-icmc@umich.edu.

Finding Talent

The University of Michigan-Dearborn was founded over 50 years ago with a commitment to provide high-quality talent to the local community. Our students have a strong sense of the value they bring to the marketplace and are eager to connect with the business community. 

By connecting with us you will find a ready pool of talented students who have the skills, knowledge, and track record to succeed in your organization.

  • Using a strategy to employ interns to help supplement your staffing approach makes great business sense.  It is shown that when someone is hired as an intern, it will increase the loyalty they feel for that firm.  Also, it increases productivity by bringing in new ideas and a fresh approach to the work place.  It can also significantly reduce your recruiting and staffing expenses and ultimately strengthen your relationship with UM-Dearborn’s staff and faculty.

    Hiring an intern is easy.  All you need to do is develop a job description and get it posted for our students.  However, if you need more help, we also have a process that we have called: “Internship in a Box” whereby we can help you with the process.

    To hire our students for internships register your company in our Career Connections System and then click on the jobs tab post a open position. If you want to connect with us send an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu.

  • Hiring a recent college graduate makes great business sense.  You have access to both graduate and undergraduate business students from a wide range of specialties.  Whether it be Business Analytics, Marketing Strategy Development, Accounting and Finance, Supply Chain and Logistics Information Technology and other areas of business expertise, our students complete a rigorous academic program that prepares them for the world of work.

    Hiring one of our students is easy.  All you need to do is develop a job description and get it posted for our students.  However, if you need more help, we are more than happy to consult with you about the best process to follow. 

    If you are looking to hire our students for full-time positions register your company in our Career Connections System and then click on the jobs tab post a open position. If you want to connect with us send an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu.

Connect Directly with our Students

We encourage companies to take advantage of the multiple opportunities to come on campus and meet with our students. It's important for students to learn about your company, mission, and purpose, so they can positively contribute to your bottom line. To help facilitate this we listed several opportunities below that allow your company to directly connect with our students.

  • An information table can be set up at a high traffic location on the College of Business's campus at no cost to your company. This offers you the opportunity to get the word out to students about your organization’s available positions and culture.

    The best time to host an information table is Monday-Thursday between 4:00-6:00 p.m. To schedule an information table register your company in our Career Connections System and send us an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu with the requested date and time. A member of our staff will reach out to you to confirm the reservation.

  • We all know that most companies have many different types of need for talent and so by hosting a general session that can be open to COB and other students around campus, you have the opportunity to reach a broad spectrum of students with one session.

    A good time for this type of session can either be over lunch hour or in the evening at 5 PM before our 6 PM classes start.  As a result, it is also a good time to provide pizza or some other type of light meal.  Students love a free meal and it can be very effective in getting a larger number of students to participate.

    If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, be sure you are registered in our Career Connections System and then send us an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu with when you would like to host the session along with the general group of students that you would like to invite.  They can be for some specific business majors, or all College of Business students or even those from our Engineering, Health Studies or Liberal Arts Colleges.

  • Speaking in a class gives you the opportunity to share what you do and it gives students insights into the culture of your organization. Students get a better idea of the types of talent you are looking to hire and it helps them prepare to enter the workforce and pursue opportunities with your firm.

    We can put you in touch with a faculty member in any of our major disciplines or even in the areas of Project Management, Business Communication, and Career Planning and Development. This allows you to focus on students studying in specific disciplines so that you can maximize your effectiveness while on campus.

    To take advantage of this opportunity register your company in our Career Connections System. Then send us an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu with the specific area of interest and our staff will connect you with the appropriate faculty member.

  • Want to see how our students can bring value to your organization? Sponsoring a project
    will give you access to students eager for real-world experience and dedicated to finding
    solutions to your real-time business problems.

    To take advantage of this opportunity register your company in our Career Connections System. Then send us an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu with the specific area of interest and our staff will connect you with the appropriate faculty member.

  • All of our College of Business student organizations are professionally focused and companies who connect with these groups have first-hand access to some of our most promising students.

    Many of our student organizations have professional development requirements, and by presenting to a group on a professional topic you can help them meet their goals and make connections with our wolverines.

    You can also host a student organization to visit your workplace, talk to them about career topics, or even help students find job shadowing opportunities with their firms.

    If you want to take advantage of any of these opportunities register your company in our Career Connections System.Then send us an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu with which student organization you are most interested in pursuing and we will connect you with the faculty advisor for that specific group.

  • By helping out with our Mock Interview program you are able to help students learn how to be better interviewers, help them learn more about your company and even get some first-hand access to some of our better students.  All of our College of Business undergraduate students do at least one mock interview and so it would give you a chance to meet, one on one, with several different students.

    We run the program during the fall and winter semesters and we ask employers to commit to 3-4 hours of interviewing if they are available.

    If you want to participate in this program register your company in our Career Connections System. Then send us an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu stating that you would like to volunteer to participate in the Mock Interview program.

  • Career development takes time and while we can provide students with coursework and other forms of support on an individual basis, ongoing coaching over the period of at least one semester has been shown to be very effective in both helping a student develop their career aspirations but also help them learn about different areas of interest that they might not have previously considered.

    Each semester we launch our College to Career Coaching program whereby we connect volunteer coaches with students who are interested in the program.  We host orientation sessions for the coaches and provide some structured guidance to help facilitate the dialog and process between the coach and the student.  As a coach, you should allow for approximately 2-3 hours per month per student and we ask coaches to consider taking from 1 to 3 students as mentors.

    If you want to participate in this program register your company in our Career Connections System. Then and send us an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu and let us know that you would like to be a College to Career Coach.

  • Each year in the Spring we host an Employer Recognition Breakfast for both our current employers and our potential employers.  Our attendance is approximately 150 guests made up of business and academic leaders, faculty and several students who have completed an internship.  By participating in the breakfast you can learn more about our programs as well as make connections with other business professionals and faculty members that might be of value to your operations.

    If you want to join us for the Employer Recognition Breakfast register your company in our Career Connections System. Then send us an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu and let us know that you would like come to the Employer Recognition Breakfast in the Spring and we will add you to the guest list.

Non-Profit Internships

Internship Scholarship Program

The objective of the College of Business (COB) scholarship internship program is to provide career development opportunities that might exist within non-profit entities, or small start-ups that might not always be able to pay for these internships.  Through the scholarship program, COB will pay interns and place them within local non-profits.

    1. Host site application process begins; sites must provide job description and supervision plan
    2. Job description is posted to Career Connections Recruiting System https://umichdearborn-csm.symplicity.com/
    3. Recruitment of students – Students to apply on Career Connections
    4. Host sites work with COB staff to schedule and conduct student interviews
    5. Students complete work as interns at selected host sites
    6. Upon completion of semester (10-12 weeks) host site provides certification of hours worked
  • COB will provide additional guidance in how to set up and run an internship program that benefits both the learning outcomes of the student as well as the host site.

    Students will have the following options of hours that they are required to complete at the host site:

    • 420 hours (full-time schedule); students will receive a $3,000 scholarship
    • 280-419 hours; students will receive a $2,000 scholarship
    • 140-279 hours (part-time schedule, 10-12hrs per week); students will receive a $1,000 scholarship


    Scholarships will be awarded after the student has successfully completed the internship and will be distributed to the student the following semester.

    If you are interested in participating in this program register your company in our Career Connections System. Then send us an email at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu with the job information so that we can help schedule the job posting for the maximum exposure to our students.

Take Advantage of our Special Programs for Small Businesses in the STEM field and for Non-Profit Organizations

Over 10% of the current workforce are employed in the non-profit sector and yet it is an area where students do not always consider when it comes to career opportunities.  Also, small businesses are where most of growth is occurring in our economy.

Both of these areas offer great opportunities for our students but often are challenged by financial constraints.

However, as a result of both State and Local Community support for Small Businesses or from donations from several generous sponsors in support of the Non-Profit Sector, we can now supplement the compensation for our students if they choose to participate in an internship with either a small company or a nonprofit entity.

  • To encourage student job placements with innovative and dynamic businesses within the state of Michigan, the Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) provides funding for students to work as interns on projects that are both beneficial to the company and academically relevant to the student. SCIA targets small Michigan businesses in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields where exciting product and service innovation occurs.

    To sign up for this program register your company in our Career Connections System. Then send us an email letting us know that you are interested in the program at umd-cob-internship@umich.edu.  Once the program opens up for the current year, we will give you more details about the timing and process.

Did You Know?

More Facts

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In 2015-2016 the Internship & Career Management Center conducted over 573 Mock Interviews with 92 professional employer partners from 40 companies, an increase of 53% over the previous year.