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  1. Pride in 2022: Pride at HoMe

      “Pride” has never been a word or idea that I embodied.  I was always a timid, low-flying guy that felt uncomfortable and ashamed of who he was.  I wasRead More

  2. Why Michigan? Creating Stories at hoMe

      There are a variety of reasons why I chose to come here.  I wanted to come to Michigan because I connected with the people here.  I had never metRead More

  3. Why Michigan? Opportunities at hoMe and beyond

      When I chose to come to the University of Michigan, my thoughts were focused on their well-known academics and how many games the football team was going to winRead More

  4. Why Michigan? Creating hoMe within Student Organizations

      Leaving high school and determining my next step was one of the most consequential times of someone’s life. When I was sitting in my school’s college lab, I canRead More

  5. Why Michigan? When I knew U-M was hoMe

      I first heard about the University of Michigan via my mom’s coworker who is an alum of the university. He stopped me at a dinner party my mom hostedRead More

  6. 2021: Strategic Stakeholder Relationships

        Working closely with stakeholders has tremendous benefits to UMSocial and Public Engagement to ensure that a wide array of information is shared from a variety of areas withinRead More

  7. UMSocial 2021: A Year in Review

        The year 2021 brought new challenges and delightful surprises for UMSocial and Public Engagement. Our team grew and evolved, as did the needs of our communities, both inRead More

  8. Lessons in Leadership: Re-Establishing Trust Through Transparency

      Throughout the course of the pandemic, with staff, faculty, and students working and learning remotely, the demand for information, resources and reassurance reached unprecedented levels. The scrutiny by aRead More

  9. 2021: Student Accounts

        The @UMichStudents Twitter and Instagram accounts continue to be valuable assets to the overall social media strategy at UMSocial. These accounts focus on ‘takeovers,’ providing students and studentRead More

  10. 2021: A Year of Representation

      Every year, UMSocial elevates conversations with faculty, staff, and students surrounding the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts brought forth by the U-M community. With another challenging year fraught withRead More

  11. 2021: Top Social Posts of the Year

        2021 has been full of significant milestones: students returned to campus — many coming to Ann Arbor for the first time; groundbreaking research discoveries were made to combatRead More

  12. 2021: A Year Of Collaborations

        UMSocial and Public Engagement partner with schools, colleges, groups, organizations, and units across campus and the community every day to elevate a wide array of messaging. These partnershipsRead More

  13. Conversations for Change: Parallel Pandemics

      Byron Brooks, University of Michigan dual degree graduate student, joined the season premiere of the Conversations for Change podcast to discuss the upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021 Summit:Read More

  14. Conversations for Change: Celebrating Pride & Advocating for Acceptance

        As the coronavirus continues to slowly ease its grip on the nation, a celebration of spirit, individuality, and pride is most definitely in order—particularly after a June inRead More

  15. Conversations for Change: Activism, Advocacy & Education

        In this episode of the U-M student podcast Conversations for Change, Class of 2021 Michigan Ross graduate Josh Nichols talked with Andy Schweers, a Class of 2023 studentRead More

  16. Conversations for Change: You’re Not Alone

      The second season of Conversations for Change will feature casual conversations with some of the University of Michigan’s brightest students, faculty, and leaders and best.  Mitchell Salley, rising fifth-yearRead More

  17. My Mental Health Story: A Student Reflects on Her Recovery Journey

    In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I want to share my story in the hope that it resonates with some of you. Hearing other peoples’ stories hasRead More

  18. Career Conversations: Navigating the Recruitment and Interview Process

        Keara Kotten, #UMSocial Intern and Michigan Ross junior, joins Erica Colaianne, #UMSocial Public Engagement Communications Manager, to discuss navigating the recruitment process at U-M.  DOWNLOAD THIS PODCAST EPISODERead More

  19. Career Conversations: Navigating the Career Search Process

        Nikki Sunstrum, Director of Social Media and Public Engagement, joins U-M junior Keara Kotten to discuss her career path and provide perspective for students as they navigate theirRead More

  20. Expect Respect: Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Campus Community

      The second season of Conversations for Change will feature casual conversations with some of the University of Michigan’s brightest students, faculty, and leaders and best.    DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE Read More

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