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The Kinesiology Career Development Center is available to support graduate and undergraduate students through all aspects of career and professional development.

NEW! Virtual advising with Career Development Center staff and Peer Advisors (see below, under Other Kinesiology Career Development Center Resources)

Online resources:

  • Introducing Handshake: The Kinesiology Career Development Center is excited to announce that we are partnering with the University Career Center (UCC) to enhance, optimize, and streamline our job posting system! Beginning Winter 2020 semester, Handshake is replacing our current online job search and career event management system, KINNECTIONS. Learn more on our Handshake page.

  • Kinesiology Career Tools. Please bookmark its new Google Drive link (http://myumi.ch/yKORn)! Kinesiology Career Tools is an expansive online collection of 140+ career resources specific to the needs of Kinesiology disciplines, interests, and goals. Strategize your job, internship, or job--shadow search by making use of tip sheets and previous programs focusing on resumes and cover letters, interviewing, offer negotiations, and much more.

Other Kinesiology Career Development Center Resources:

  • Career Advising Appointments - Movement Science, Athletic Training, Applied Exercise Science, and Health & Fitness: For an initial career advising appointment, resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn profile review, or to review Kinesiology and University Career Center internship/job search strategy resources, please email KinesCareers@umich.edu to meet with a career peer advisor; or stop by for drop-in hours (see below).For a follow-up career appointment, career assessment, or offer negotiation appointment, please email Amy Fredell (afredell@umich.edu) your degree and weekly availability.

  • Career Advising Appointments - Sport Management: Kelli Kearly is the career coordinator for all sport management students. Kelli works closely with employers, students, and faculty to ensure every sport management student is adequately prepared for their career after graduation through networking, training, and personalized career guidance. If you have career needs throughout the year, please contact Kelli at kkearly@umich.edu or 734-764-2733.

  • Career Peer Advising - Now Virtual! Virtual drop-in hours will be held via BlueJeans, and the links and times for each Peer Advisor are below. Click on a link during the drop-in hours below. All drop-in advising slots are available to all Kinesiology students; however, for major-specific advising, it is recommended that you attend drop-in hours for your major.

    If you click on the drop-in hours link and someone is already in an appointment with the Peer Advisor, we ask that you give the advisor your email address and they will message you when they are available.

Career Peer Advising Drop-In Hours for Winter 2020​:

  • Career Coordinator Advising - Now Virtual! After your initial career advising appointment with a Career Peer Advisor, please email Amy Fredell (afredell@umich.edu) or Kelli Kearly (kkearly@umich.edu) to request an appointment. Be sure to include your degree and weekly availability. Amy is available for Athletic Training, Applied Exercise Science, Health & Fitness, and Movement Science majors, and provides career assessments for all majors and degree levels. Kelli is available for Sport Management undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, please visit kines.umich.edu/careers.

    We want to ensure full and equitable participation for virtual career advising. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this resource, please contact Amy Fredell at 734-763-2563 or KinesCareers@umich.edu to indicate your accommodation requirements.

  • Kinesiology Career Fairs: The School of Kinesiology hosts two annual fairs, the Kinesiology Career Fair and the IONM Career Fair. Attend these events to connect with recruiters from a variety of organizations. For more information about the Kinesiology Career Fair, please visit kines.umich.edu/careerfair. Information about the IONM Career Fair can be found at kines.umich.edu/ionm-career-fair.

  • Career Development Programs: The Career Development Center facilitates career-specific workshops focusing on professional development. Carve out time in your schedule to attend these relevant programs.

  • Employer Information Sessions: The Career Development Center hosts employers interested in recruiting Kinesiology students through information sessions. Information sessions can be virtual or in-person.

  • Alumni Speaker Series: The School of Kinesiology has a very engaged alumni base. Alumni post opportunities, present programs, and help support students in their professional development. Attend these presentations to learn more about alumni career paths.

  • Self-assessments: Want to learn more about your strengths, personality, and/or interests? Increasing your self-awareness in these areas will help you make more informed career decisions. Schedule an appointment with Amy Fredell (afredell@umich.edu) to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Gallup's CliftonStrengths, or the Strong Interest Inventory.


The mission of the Kinesiology Career Development Center is to increase U-M Kinesiology students’ career self-efficacy through reflective self-assessment, informed career exploration, deliberate goal-setting, and strategic action.


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