Talent Gateway

Welcome to the Talent Gateway

Today's workplace requires creative, flexible, adaptable project leaders and problem solvers who can interact with the diverse world around them in a positive way. At the same time, they must also balance lifelong learning and a personal life. How will you gain these skills?

Unique to UM-Dearborn, the Talent Gateway can help you get ready for a successful life and career by connecting you with resources and opportunities and then providing you with a space to reflect on the impact of these experiences. Where do you want to grow? How do you communicate, collaborate, and interact with people who are different than you? How can you develop the competencies employers are looking for? 

What is the Talent Gateway?
They have what you're looking for in the workplace. They are the next level up.
Chris Morin (B.S.M.E. '09) Technical Project Manager, Robert Bosch North America

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The (M)Talent Distinction 

Earn points towards the (M)Talent distinction on your transcript by reflecting on "challenges" that stretch you to think creatively and leverage the connections among all of your learning and living experiences. Through our web-based gameful approach to career-readiness, you will recognize and articulate your existing skills while also developing new skills that employers seek such as critical, creative thinking and problem-solving, collaboration, oral and written communication, digital literacy, and global fluency.

Voluntary participation in the Talent Gateway means:

  • taking initiative, building confidence, and stepping outside your comfort zone
  • connecting with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni to explore your passions
  • investing in yourself by spending a few minutes a day on your professional future
  • reflecting on the connections among personal, academic and professional goals to get "career-ready"
  • developing a habit of creative reflection that will launch you on a trajectory of success and thoughtful action

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.

Within the Talent Gateway's virtual community, students also interact with learning modules, identify resources, and work with mentors. All of these opportunities encourage life-long habits that will launch students on a trajectory of continuous reflection and thoughtful action, preparing them for professional and personal success.

The DUCC Mentoring Program

The Diverse Understanding Creating Community (DUCC) Mentoring Program is here to support you during your first year at the university! This collaborative effort between the Office of Student Life and the Talent Gateway aspires to have a positive impact on first year student success while encouraging campus engagement, connectivity, and community. 

Participating students will join a group led by an upperclassman mentor who will serve as a resource for you as you navigate the first-year experience. Participate in study seminars, luncheons with faculty/staff, and panel discussions with upperclassmen mentors. 

Talent Gateway in the News

College of Business student Adrian Maloy
Several College of Business students were awarded scholarships to attend first Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit
College of Business student Adrian Maloy
His goal stays the same — to get the most life experience as possible — but Maloy’s chosen path to success means many location and title changes throughout his typical day.
Meera Martin
Martin, a criminal justice and criminology major with a French minor, will enroll in the international crime and justice graduate program at City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice after graduating this month.
Priyal Sheth Nissan Design Challenge
Graduate student Priyal Sheth, left, and his teammate Angel Calderon, took the top spot at the Nissan Design Challenge.
To say that the automotive systems engineering master’s student came out of nowhere to claim the cash prize and an internship at Nissan isn’t overselling it.
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