Talent Gateway

Welcome to the Talent Gateway

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The world of work is changing rapidly - multiple careers, short and long term positions, collaborative projects. Are you ready for it? How will you develop the skills needed to reinvent yourself throughout your career?

The Talent Gateway is an initiative unique to the UM-Dearborn that empowers students to drive their own development by providing opportunities for them to explore the connections among their academic, personal, and professional goals through gameful learning.

Within the Talent Gateway’s virtual community, students:

  • become part of a community
  • engage with mentors, network, and make connections
  • participate in challenges to develop creative problem-solving skills
  • reflect on the connections among personal, academic and career goals to get "career-ready"

All of these encourage personal growth and professional development as you develop the skills you need to reinvent yourself throughout your career. Because the Talent Gateway is web-based, you choose when and how to participate.

What Are "Challenges"?

Talent Gateway Challenges are opportunities for students to creatively reflect on and leverage what they are already doing in class, at home and at work, and can give them a competitive edge as they hone their creative problem-solving skills. You choose which challenges to pursue, and because the program is web-based, you can do them any time, anywhere. 

The (M)Talent distinction identifies the exceptional characteristics these students bring to the workplace. To earn (M)Talent, candidates must earn 50,000 points and complete three Impact Challenges, developing the life-long habits employers are looking for, including initiative, confidence, creative problem-solving, and empathy. This achievement is represented on the official UM-Dearborn transcript.

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.

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