Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Average Tuition: $6,220- $18,794 depending on major and residency
*Sweetland Center for Writing (can minor in writing, supports “new media”)
•One of the more unique career services departments we’ve seen: they offer lots of hands-on assistance, encourage informational interviewing, and host events like a “Career Crawl” which is essentially speed dating (except substitute networking for dating) and “Immersion Excursions” which are field trips for college kids.
•Has a great student run fashion magazine called SHEI
•The school, despite being in the Midwest, has a strong NYC/East Coast pipeline, meaning there are alums from the school back east working in the industry, making it potentially easier to land jobs/internships through alumni networking.
•Because it’s far removed from the East and West Coasts, you have to really WANT it and hustle to get the experience you need. But the academics are here and the Career Services department is very strong.
Companies That Have Hired Grads:
•Saks, Hearst, various PR companies, Target, Ann Taylor
•Students last summer did internships at Gucci, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Hearst, Conde Nast
Notable Alum/Former Students:
•Jessica Kleiman, VP of Public Relations for Hearst Magazines
•All industries are well-represented (including a lot of astronauts)