Alum Connections: Skylar Andrews & Eboni Freeman

Virtual Event

Behind the Scenes: the truth of working your way up in the shadows of Hollywood

Join us for a candid conversation with writer Eboni Freeman and producer Skylar Andrews about how they both carved out paths as Black women in the entertainment industry. Together Eboni and Skylar will share the not-so-glamorous aspects of establishing yourself in entertainment, the unspoken rules of Hollywood, and what it’s truly like to be a writer and producer. This is an exclusive opportunity for LSA students to learn from and engage with two established Black women working in entertainment.

About Skylar and Eboni:
Skylar Andrews (Communications and Media, ‘09) is a producer, driven to shed light on stories that challenge conventional paradigms. Her recent producing work includes Alex Morgan: The Equalizer, an ESPN+ documentary series, Milestones, a branded short film series with Toyota, and More Than a Football Player, an original short film and live performance with LeBron James’ sports empowerment brand UNINTERRUPTED. Skylar is currently developing an array of scripted and doc projects.

Eboni Freeman (Sports Management, ‘09) is a native Angelino who got her start in the television industry working behind the scenes for Fox Sports; winning an Emmy for her work covering the 2015 Women’s World Cup. In 2016, Eboni was chosen as a Sundance Episodic Fellow for her TV pilot, LOVELY WOMEN, which was also selected for WeForShe’s 2018 WriteHer List. She is currently an Executive Story Editor on the hit NBC series, THIS IS US. In 2019, Eboni was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award and a Humanitas Award for her work on the show.

You should attend this session if you are:
A liberal arts and/or sciences undergraduate student
Interested in a career as a writer or producer
Looking to learn from the perspectives of Black women in entertainment

What you’ll gain from attending:
Get advice on how to navigate a career in entertainment
Get the inside scoop on the not-so-glamorous or rarely-surfaced aspects of working life in entertainment
Gain connections to two established professionals in entertainment

RSVP now to reserve your spot. By signing up, you will receive an email with details on how to join this virtual workshop the morning of the session.

The LSA Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. If you require accommodations to participate in this event please contact Carla Huhn at Carlavoy@umich.edu or 734.763.4674. so we can make arrangements.

Please be advised that this virtual event will be recorded and may be published later at future date through LSA Opportunity Hub’s media channels. If you’d prefer not to be recorded, please make sure to mute your video at the start of the event. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to us at lsa-opphub@umich.edu.

State Rep. Donna Lasinski- Internship Opportunity!

Michigan House of Representatives
POSITION POSTING
LEGISLATIVE INTERN


General Description:

The office of State Representative Donna Lasinski is currently looking to fill an internship position. An intern would be expected to aid the Representative and members of her staff ranging in the areas of legislation, communications, constituent affairs, general office management and miscellaneous tasks. Some responsibilities will include monitoring legislation, research and written correspondence to groups and individuals within House District 52. Hours are negotiable. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 REMOTE WORK- PLEASE NOTE:
Because internships will be entirely through remote work while the COVID-19 emergency continues, access to a computer with reliable internet access is necessary. Schedules will be individually arranged but must fall within office hours of 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Candidates who wish to work in the Lansing office in person when that becomes possible should indicate that in their cover letter.

Pay Range:
This is an unpaid position, but college credit is available. (See your school’s Internship Coordinator for more information on how to obtain college credit)

Minimum Qualifications:
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Previous office experience and knowledge of the Legislature and legislative process is a plus but not required. Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.

General Caucus: Democrat
The position is a non-civil service appointment to state government. All employees of the House of Representatives are considered at-will.

The position is a non-civil service appointment to state government. All employees of the House of Representatives are considered at-will.
This position will remain open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to:
Michigan House of Representatives
State Representative Donna Lasinski
Attn: Hannah Chapman
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Or via email to:
hchapman@house.mi.gov


The Michigan House of Representatives accepts resumes only for current position vacancies. Information regarding current vacancies can be accessed online at http://www.house.mi.gov.
The Michigan House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Michigan law prohibits discrimination based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or handicap. If an accommodation is needed during the application process, please contact the House Human Resources Office at (517) 373-3069.
Beginning June 25, 1990, a handicapper needing accommodations for employment must notify the employer in writing, within 182 days after the need is known.
Persons denied equal opportunity based on these conditions may file a complaint with the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

Alumni Association is hiring a Social Media Intern!

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented student to serve as a Social Media Intern. Working directly with the marketing and communications team, the intern will conceptualize and create original digital media content for the Alumni Association’s social media channels, assist in the development, planning, and execution of content calendars and social media campaigns, and develop strategies to increase engagements and followers, particularly on Instagram.

Applicants should have impeccable communication skills, extensive familiarity with channels like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube, an enthusiasm for all things social, and an ability to tell stories through copywriting, photography, graphic design, and video.

Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm ideas for day-to-day posts
  • Conceptualize and help implement campaigns to increase engagements and followers
  • Develop content calendar for Instagram Stories, focusing on organic coverage of day-to-day moments on campus and the promotion of internal programs and (virtual) events
  • Create content by building stories and graphics and capturing photos and videos from around campus
  • Build on digital engagement and promotional plan for new student membership
  • Analyze analytics to measure the success of campaigns
  • Familiarize with Alumni Association voice and brand guidelines

Requirements:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • An eye and ability for visual storytelling
  • Familiarity with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and the social media landscape as a whole

Desired experience:

  • Photography
  • Video editing
  • Graphic design

Note:

Applicants should provide a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should include, if applicable, links to any public social channels you manage (personal or otherwise) and responses to the following prompts:

  • What is your favorite social channel to use and why?
  • On any channel, what is an account you enjoy following and why?
  • In the length of a tweet, tell us why you would be a good fit for this job.

Connect with Andrea Joyce, Reporter for NBC Sports Group

Friday, July 24 | 11:00-12:00 p.m. | Virtual

As one of the first women to report on sports on the national stage, Andrea will speak about her trailblazing career in sports broadcasting covering global sporting events like the Olympics, World Figure Skating, the US and French Open tennis tournaments, and so much more. Andrea (Speech Communication ’76) will also talk to her start on local television and how she broke through glass ceilings to land roles at ESPN, CBS, and now NBC. Finally, she’ll impart wisdom she’s gained over the years to LSA students interested in working in the sports broadcasting industry.

Hear from LSA alums during an unforgettable summer of career connections

Until July 31st, you’ll have a chance to connect with LSA alums who have a wealth of experiential learnings; in-depth knowledge about various industries, organizations, and roles; and unique career stories to share with students such as yourself.

60 Days of Summer Connections is an opportune time for you to connect and learn from industry leaders who are committed to supporting your career exploration and professional development. Don’t miss this opportunity to get career insights directly from experienced alums, especially while you’re actively making decisions about your next steps.

Here are three ways you can hear from LSA alums during June and July:

  • Join our Alum Connections events for virtual Q&As (sign-up below)
  • Get career tips in our Alum Advice videos on the Hub’s IGTV
  • Read in-depth Alum Stories through the Hub’s website and newsletter (coming soon!)

Check back frequently for new Alum Connections events, Alum Advice videos, and Alum Stories!

Alum Connections: Amy Ostrowski

Virtual Event

Amy Ostrowski, Senior People Development Associate at Uber Freight

Since graduating from U-M, Amy Ostrowski (Communication and Media Studies ‘10) has built a career becoming a people developer. Her love for art history led her to explore related internships during her time as a student, but her enthusiasm for people was fostered through her 6-year career with Google. Amy holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development at Eastern Michigan University, and has been with Uber Freight for almost two years. She is also the Co-Chair of Women of Uber Freight, a global culture committee focused on promoting and advancing women in logistics and technology. Join Amy for a conversation about cultivating professional passion, and continuously pursuing growth and development.

You should attend this workshop if you are:
A liberal arts and/or sciences student
Interested in a career human resources, specifically training and development
Looking for alum insights into pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Resources

What you’ll gain by attending:
Get an introduction to pursuing a career in training and development within the Human Resources field
Gain an understanding of how your LSA experience is a lifelong investment in personal and professional growth
Get advice on how to choose internships and experiences that will help you develop your aspirations and professional identity

RSVP now to reserve your spot. By signing up, you will receive an email with details on how to join this virtual workshop the morning of the session.

Please be advised that this virtual event will be recorded and may be published later at future date through LSA Opportunity Hub’s media channels. If you’d prefer not to be recorded, please make sure to mute your video at the start of the event. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to us at lsa-opphub@umich.edu.

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Alum Connections with Celeste Northern, Events and Marketing Consultant in Fashion & Lifestyle

Virtual Event

Connect with Celeste Northern, Events and Marketing Consultant in Fashion & Lifestyle

With 12 years of global event experience within the lifestyle, fashion and media industries, Celeste provides her clients and guests with a first-class experience. Her talent and passion for event curation has landed her roles at David Yurman & Coach and helped establish her name in events, marketing and client relations. Recently, she’s been independently consulting with companies on brand storytelling, generating revenue, and building brand awareness. Hear from Celeste about a career in this dynamic industry and the impact that COVID-19 has had on this work. As a 2007 Communication Studies graduate, Celeste also serves as President of the University of Michigan Alumni Association Club of NYC. She’ll also speak about her experiences at LSA and the importance of engaging with the powerful Michigan and LSA alum networks.

You should attend this workshop if you are:
A liberal arts and/or sciences student
Interested in learning more about the world of fashion & lifestyle, especially in an event marketing capacity
Looking to make connections with alums based in NYC and want to learn how to access the UM Alum Network in that region

What you’ll gain by attending:
Hear how Celeste’s experience working at fashion houses like David Yurman,Coach and BCBG Max Azria set her up for success as an independent event marketing consultant
Find out more about the inner workings of the fashion & lifestyle industry in NYC
Get recommendations on how to search for and secure an entry level position in this field

RSVP now to reserve your spot. By signing up, you will receive an email with details on how to join this virtual session the morning of the session.

The LSA Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. If you require accommodations to participate in this event please contact Carla Huhn at Carlavoy@umich.edu or 734.763.4674. so we can make arrangements.

Please be advised that this virtual event will be recorded and may be published later at future date through LSA Opportunity Hub’s media channels. If you’d prefer not to be recorded, please make sure to mute your video at the start of the event. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to us at lsa-opphub@umich.edu.

RSVP HERE

University Sales and Marketing Manager

Float is looking for a sales and marketing focused student or recent graduate to help us grow our supply of parking lots in new college campuses.

As a Regional Sales and Marketing Manager at Float, you will have significant influence on our vision and growth strategy as you help us grow our supply of parking lots in new markets. You’ll be responsible for building relationships with local businesses, parking lot owners, churches, and property owners, walking them through the onboarding process, and making sure they are set up for long term success on our platform. You should also utilize marketing channels and student connections to increase our supply and demand.

If you can hustle, execute, find creative ways to solve problems, and win customers you’ll have the

opportunity to make a huge impact on the growth of Float Parking.

You’ll have the constant support of the founding team, but you’ll be responsible for learning on the fly

and figuring out how to accomplish your goals in a fully remote position.

What You’ll Do:

  • Drive supply-side acquisition, sell businesses and parking lot owners on joining Float’s platform.
  • Build and execute on a launch plan and strategy for your market – Identify and contact target accounts in your defined territory.
  • Market available spots to students, faculty, and businesses through a variety of social media channels.
  • Report regularly on your successes and failures, providing actionable insights that will lead to your

continued professional development.

Qualities

  • Entrepreneurial – Highly motivated, creative and able to self-manage.
  • Resilient – You have a problem-solver’s mindset and can adapt quickly in an early stage startup

environment.

  • Competitive – You love to win, close deals, and blow past targets in a commission driven role.
  • Persistent – Willing and able to generate leads through email, in person drop in meetings and phone

calls. You know how to turn a ‘No’ into a ‘Yes’ and win customers over.

  • Effective communicator – You’re an expert at taking complex processes and systems and explaining

them in a way that anyone can understand.

Compensation

Commissions will be 24% of the gross revenues of any parking lots in your region for their first year in operation.

Timeframe

The main sales cycle will be from July – August 2020

Locations – You will be required to spend time in your college town over the summer in order to get on the ground and sign up hosts.

Ann Arbor State College Charlottesville Chapel Hill

About Float

A startup founded by three students from UNC Chapel Hill, Float aims to be the world’s largest marketplace for parking, solely powered by local hosts. As our cities become more and more crowded, our existing space becomes that much more valuable. An economic empowerment engine, Float has the potential to help millions of entrepreneurs monetize their extra parking space. By designing better ways to find, reserve and pay for parking, we make our cities more accessible and our world more connected!

If you would like to have significant influence on an early-stage company and work in a closely knit, fast- paced startup environment, we would love for you to join our team!

Apply today at www.floatup.co/careers

Wolverine eX: Knowledge Search with AlphaSights

The University Career Center is offering a NEW four-week program, Wolverine eX, designed for undergraduate students seeking to continue their skill development during Summer 2020. We recognize that many students may have had summer internship plans or recruiting processes canceled and Wolverine eX is an alternative to unanticipated changes in your plans.

Applications are being accepted for Wolverine eX: Knowledge Search with AlphaSights — from now through Sunday, June 28th (11:59 PM). AlphaSights is a management consulting firm that connects decision-makers at major organizations to the knowledge they need to solve their business challenges. This experience will help students learn how to pinpoint business problems and identify resources and solutions. The AlphaSights case for participants will include the opportunity to interact with the AlphaSights team and work on a sample business challenge for one of their clients.

Wolverine eX focuses on professional skills, analytical/technical skills, and includes a hands-on component with the employer. Register here: https://umich.joinhandshake.com/events/512125.