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Your involvement doesn't have to stop after graduation--you can still stay connected to the work and mission of the Ford School an an alum. Whatever your interest or availability, you can find a rewarding route to becoming the kind of active alum who benefits from connections long after graduation.

Share your career expertise with current students

  • Review student cover letters and resumes.
  • Conduct mock interviews at the Ford School, at your office, or via Skype or Google Hangout.
  • Serve as a panelist or reception table host on the annual Washington, DC career exploration trip.
  • Be an alum-in-residence, making a half-day commitment to the Ford School to offer professional development support for current students through resume reviews, mock interviews, career conversations, or office hours. 
  • Host a career conversation, in person or via Skype or Google Hangout, for a small group of Ford School students.
  • Coordinate with your organization to partner with the Ford School on an Applied Policy Seminar Project.

Hire Ford School students

  • Send job and internship postings from your organization to
  • Host interns to conduct policy-relevant work for your organization and mentor them during their ten-week stay.
  • Pass MPP/MPA resume and internship books along to hiring managers at your organization. 

Recruit Ford School students

  • Attend a graduate school fair with Ford School staff and offer your insights on the Ford School and University of Michigan difference.
  • Promote the Ford School to your interested colleagues, friends, and associates. 
  • Post recruitment information in your organization. (The Ford School can provide you with flyers.)
  • Host a brown bag recruiting session at your organization.


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For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Elisabeth Johnston at

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