Prepared to act, serve, lead

Learn how your organization can find outstanding talent at the Ford School. 

Graduate students

With a degree from one of the nation's top professional schools of public policy, our graduates bring to organizations a toolkit of research, analytic, and communication skills--and an understanding of the political process and environment in which decisions are made within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The Ford School’s Graduate Career Services team provides dedicated service to our MPP/MPA and PhD students. They know the expertise and interests of Ford School graduate students and work with employers to develop targeted recruitment strategies to most effectively reach the strongest pool of applicants.

How to reach graduate students for internship and job opportunities:

Post job openings at the Ford School

Job announcements for full-time positions and summer internships are made available to students through FordCareers, our online recruitment system powered by Symplicity. To advertise a position on FordCareers, email your posting to fordcareers@umich.edu. To register for a FordCareers employer account or post a position, please follow this link.

Schedule on-campus interviews or information sessions

Options are also available for scheduling, presentations or interviews virtually. If you would like to discuss overall recruitment strategy, please contact Casey Sullens, Employer Relations Manager.

Review Ford School resume books

The Ford School makes available to employers electronic resume books for both the current graduating class and summer intern candidates. Students' career and policy interests are clearly indexed in both books. Click here to request a copy of one or both of the resume books.

Host a student consulting project (Applied Policy Seminar)

Put the skills of Ford School student consulting teams to work solving your organization's public policy challenges through the Applied Policy Seminar (APS). Past clients have also used the APS as a means of identifying potential new talent for their organizations.

Attend campus-wide career conferences

Ford School students also use the services of the University of Michigan's centralized Career Center. To participate in one of the University's upcoming campus-wide job fairs, including the annual International Opportunities Fair, contact the U-M Career Center office at 734-764-7460.

University of Michigan resources

The University of Michigan has more than 20 career offices that work with employers to address their specialized recruiting needs. Hire Blue features tools to connect employers with the appropriate career offices.

The Business Engagement Center helps businesses identify key resources and facilitates university/industry partnerships in research, student recruiting, technology licensing, continuing education and more.

For more information on reaching graduate students, contact Casey Sullens (caseysul@umich.edu)

Undergraduate students

The Ford School’s undergraduate program is highly selective, annually admitting a diverse 60-person cohort of the University of Michigan’s brightest and most passionate students. The BA in Public Policy is a liberal arts degree providing students with the skills to carefully and critically analyze policy challenges through a number of different lenses, including economics, political science, and sociology. Ford School BA graduates work across sectors in organizations such as Teach for America, the Peace Corps, the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Morningstar, and for members of Congress. 

We encourage employers to reach our BA graduates through the on-campus recruiting program and the many job fairs offered through U-M’s central Career Center or to forward job postings to fordcareers@umich.edu.

For more information on reaching undergraduate students, contact Amy Flanagan (aflan@umich.edu)