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Kinesiology Career Development Center Student Resources

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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.

  • 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.ed) 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 drop-in hours. Career Peer Advisors are available to help you! For an initial career advising appointment, resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn profile review, or to review Kinesiology and University internship/job search strategy resources, please stop by the Kinesiology Career Development Center during drop-in hours below or email kinescareers@umich.edu to make an appointment. 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. Please note: SM peer advising days/hours may vary from week to week:

10/14 – 10/18
AES/AT/HF/MVS: Wednesday 10am-1pm and Friday 9am-12pm
SM: Thursday 10am-1pm and Friday 12pm-3pm

10/21 – 10/25
AES/AT/HF/MVS: Wednesday and Friday 9am-12pm
SM: Thursday 10am-1pm and Friday 1:30pm-3pm

  • 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.

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  • Job and Internship Opportunities: KINNECTIONS is the one-stop shop for Kinesiology career resources. View postings specific to Kinesiology students, peruse career tools and resources, and schedule a career advising appointment. Visit kines.umich.edu/kinnections for more information.

  • Online Career Resources: Kinesiology Career Tools is an online repository of 140+ resources specific to the needs of Kinesiology disciplines, interests, and career goals. Log on to KINNECTIONS, navigate to the “Resources” tab in the lower right corner, and select “Kinesiology Career Tools”. Check often for tip sheets on everything from resumes and cover letters to LinkedIn and grad school applications. This site also contains previous career presentations presented by the Career Development Center.


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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