Talent Gateway

Welcome to the Talent Gateway

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The world of work is rapidly changing, and today’s graduates need to be self-motivating, agile, resilient, flexible, and able to re-invent themselves throughout their careers. They must also balance lifelong learning and a personal life along the way. Are you career-ready?

The Talent Gateway is an initiative unique to UM-Dearborn that empowers students to be agents of change in their own lives by connecting them with resources, experiences, and people who can help them prepare them for a successful life ahead.

By thoughtfully reflecting on a variety of "challenges" that explore how different experiences and goals relate to one another, students develop the competencies that employers seek, such as critical, creative thinking and problem-solving, collaboration, oral and written communication, digital literacy, and global fluency.

Within the Talent Gateway’s virtual community, students can connect with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni to explore their passions, interests and strengths through online discussions and learning modules.

Voluntary participation in the Talent Gateway means students

  • take initiative, build confidence, and step outside their comfort zone
  • invest in themselves by spending a few minutes a day on their professional future
  • develop a habit of creative reflection that will launch them on a trajectory of success and and thoughtful action
  • reflect on the connections among personal, academic and professional goals to get "career-ready"

What Are "Challenges"?

Through a web-based gameful learning platform, students earn points towards the (M)Talent distinction by reflecting on “challenges” that stretch them to think creatively about the connections among their academic, personal and professional goals. Students decide which challenges they want to pursue. By thoughtfully reflecting on a variety of questions that explore how different experiences and goals relate to one another, students develop the competencies that employers seek, such as critical, creative thinking and problem-solving, collaboration, oral and written communication, digital literacy, and global fluency.

Challenge submissions are read and responded to by the Talent Ambassadors, who are upperclassmen or graduate students. They are also available as peer mentors, helping students identify personal passions and interests, and discovering opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Hear from Talent Gateway Participants
"The Talent Gateway provides a safe environment for you to ask questions, fail, succeed, and share those experiences with people who are going through the same thing."
Alyssa Dorchak, Talent Ambassador Liaison (Journalism Major, graduation December 2016)

Honors Transfer Gateway

The Honors Transfer Gateway is a unique learning community that unites high-achieving transfer students and provides a space to explore and develop your own creativity and leadership. If you are curious, self-motivated, and open to receiving support from fellow students, you will thrive in the Honors Transfer Gateway.

Did You Know?

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Committed to Michigan: 80% of our graduates stay in the state, and the university partners with more than 1,000 businesses.