University of Michigan

Career Chats

Virtual Career Chat:
We know many of you live far from Ann Arbor and would like an opportunity to learn about UM Development.  We are holding our first ever virtual Career Chat, a webinar that provides an opportunity to hear about the Victors for Michigan Campaign, learn how the Development Community is structured, hear from a Major Gift Officer about working at UM and get your questions answered.

Register here for the Webinar

On-Campus Career Chat, Ann Arbor:
This on-campus event provides a unique opportunity to speak with development professionals from throughout our 500-plus community.  They represent a wide range of development specific areas, such as fundraising, communications, events, research, stewardship, administrative support and more.

Date: November 6, 2014
Location: The University of Michigan League, 2nd Floor
911 N.University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Time: 5:30-8:00pm

Register here for the On-Campus Career Chat

The agenda for the On-Campus Career Chat includes:

  • Informal networking with UM development professionals eager to speak with you about their own careers and hear about your career aspirations.
  • One-on-one resume review tables
  • "Quick Connections” - our own version of speed interviewing

Please email us at if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing you on November 6th.

Testimonials from past guests:

I still reflect back on the Career Chat I attended before I was hired.  The staff was genuinely enthusiastic about the U-M Development Community, and it was really inspiring.  I truly wanted to be part of such a special team working together for the betterment of the entire University community.  Now, as an employee, I am honored to be a member of that team.  Every day I see the commitment that first inspired me.

Martha K. Bayer
Administrative Assistant, Finance and Administration
Office of University Development

Attending Career Chats provided me both an opportunity to do some valuable networking and to begin honing my focus on an area that I was most passionate about.  The Career Chats are a great front door to U-M Development.

Mike Wallace
Interim Director, Children and Women’s Health
University of Michigan Health System

As a mid-career professional exploring new options, I really appreciated the efficiency of the Career Chat. I got to hear about all aspects of development and speak to a few development professionals one on one.  Well done!

Susan Barnes
Communications Professional

Attending the Career Chats and listening to the development professionals gave me hope of finding a place in the profession.  The backgrounds and experiences varied widely, yet these people had found their way to development.  Before attending, I hadn’t realized that development was much more than fundraising.  There are many career paths including: stewardship, events, informational technology, marketing and others.  Later, when I spoke at a Career Chat as an employee, it was great to share my experiences.  I could put myself in the participants’ shoes and talk to them with their perspective in mind.  It was nice to feel like a mentor for the evening.

LaToya Singletary
Assistant Director, Advancement
The University of Michigan School of Kinesiology

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