U. of Michigan’s ‘Opportunity Hub’ Connects College, Career, and Community
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Applebaum Internship Program, now in its second year, gives students like Jane Sheedy a taste of the real world in a dozen community and cultural nonprofits throughout Detroit. It’s run through the University of Michigan's Opportunity Hub, which offers resources to help place students, pairs them with alumni mentors, and assists them in making sense of their internships and getting ready for life after graduation through courses for academic credit.
Participants see how their campus-developed grounding in the liberal arts, their organizational and people skills, and their self-discipline play out in the 9-to-5 arena beyond hourly gigs as a barista, waiter, or cashier.