Every Friday, we’ll be highlighting some helpful information specifically for first-year students. Today we focus on getting advice from Michigan grads, in the form of alumni profiles. You can view all the previous Freshman Friday posts here.
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
It’s a common theme in music for a reason — we’re often left feeling as though our younger selves could’ve benefitted from the sage advice we could provide right now, if only it were possible. Since time travel isn’t an option, the next best thing is to seek out advice from those who have walked a similar path before you. Lucky for us, UofM has one of the largest living alumni bodies in the world.
We’re always looking for recent graduates to provide advice to current students, and we catalog that advice in our alumni profiles. The profiles cut across a ton of different industries and majors, and provide great advice on how to make the most of your time here at Michigan. Did you know that a couple other departments here at the university also have some great alumni profiles?
Take a look at the Communication Studies blog, particularly their ongoing ‘Alumni Guest Blogger‘ series. The past few weeks have featured UM alumni working at CNN, Radio Disney, and Google!
The English Department has an entire section of their website, entitled “What can I do with a degree in English?” Quite a lot, it turns out! The nearly 40 profiles represent industries like writing/publishing, teaching, medicine, law, communications, and consulting.
The Psychology Department has its own page of alumni profiles, featuring Michigan Psychology grads involved in health, education, research, marketing, and more!
We’re probably missing some, so please let us know in the comments if there are any other great collections of Michigan alumni advice!