On Friday, August 12, students and alumni gathered to share their advice for the incoming freshmen, the Victors 2020. Panelists included: Abi Walker, rising junior and member of the Synchronized Skating Team, @sk8abi_w; Abby Grajek, alumna and Upper Bodies Structures Engineer at Ford Motor Company, @abbsgrajek; Aerielle Kim, rising sophomore and director of marketing at Wolverine CuiZine, @aeriellekim; and Andrew Humphrey, alumnus and Emmy Award-winning meteorologist at WDIV-TV Local 4, @AndrewLocal4.



Questions revolved around student life and panelists didn’t hold back. Topics discussed included time-management tips, favorite places around campus, and opinions on surviving the cold Michigan winters.


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Lastly, all panelists wrote their past freshman self a 140-character letter of advice.


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Over the course of the hour, the chat had a peak reach of more than 7 million, with 44 participants from across Twitter, 192,805 impressions, 2234 engagements, and 186 interactions (replies, likes, retweets).

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Be sure to check out the full recap on Storify and join us for our next #UMichChat. As always, stay social and #GoBlue.