Career Development Requirement

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) encourages students to engage in professional development activities outside the academic environment. In the Fall of 2019, SOM will require all students to participate in career development activities to enhance their employability skills.

CDR offers a variety of career development activities to aid with your career success.

Students will be required to participate in practical work experience and career development activities to earn 30 points prior to graduation. Students will be able to attend or participate in presentation, workshops, and seminars/online tutorials in the following areas:

  • Developing Networking Skills
  • Resume Writing Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Search Skills 
  • Business Etiquette 
  • Job Shadowing 
  • Internship 

**Points can be accumulated for each event you attend from freshmen to senior year.

 

Report Activities

For questions, contact Antonio Riggs at anriggs@umich.edu.

Reporting

How to report activities:

Meet with the Student Service Coordinator to complete a form assembly and event summary.

All CDR activities must be documented by completing a form assembly with the Student Service Coordinator here.

Requirements

CDR requirements will take effect during the Fall 2019 catalog year and beyond. Students will be encouraged to participate in a combination of professional development activities to achieve a total of 30 points prior to graduation.

 

*Students with substantial professional experience may be granted a waiver from this requirement.

Activities

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has defined Career Readiness as the attainment and demonstration of competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. Using this definition career practitioners and human resources professionals have identified eight competencies graduates must acquire to be career ready.

  1. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  2. Oral/Written Communication
  3. Teamwork/Collaboration
  4. Digital Technology
  5. Leadership
  6. Professionalism/Work Ethic
  7. Career Management
  8. Global/Intercultural Fluency

With these competencies in mind, the SOM has prepared a point system along with activities to aid in building knowledge in the areas listed above.

Knowledge Inquires

 

(2.5 points)

Attending Events

 

(5 points)

Participation

Events

 (10 points)

Practical

Experience

(11+ Points)

Meet with Employers

Flint & Genesee Chamber

Learn Foreign Language

Develop Skills in
Business Software
 
Utilize Student
Professional
Development Center
 
Innovation Incubator
Workshops
 
Career Development:
  • Resume
  • Career Assessment
SOM Professional
Development Events
 

Employer Networking

Faculty Research

Professional Conference

Alumni Speaker

Company Visits

Panel Discussion

Join Student or Professional 
Organization
 

Career Fairs

Mock Interviews

Graduate Business
Programs Webinars/
Info Session

Research Competition

Professional Conference

Leadership Role in

Student Organization

Hagerman Center Events

On-campus Interviews

Internship

Job
shadowing
 

VITA Program

 

                          

For a listing of upcoming activities, please visit the SOM Events webpage at www.umflint.edu/som/events.