orientation

Leadership Opportunities at U-M

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Description: Interested in leadership training while at U-M? Join this workshop to learn more about M-LEAD and its offerings to students. M-LEAD is the University's collaborative approach to leadership education for students with a focus on social change. M-LEAD can help students find their perfect program based on competencies and interests. To learn more about M-LEAD in advance, you can visit its website.

Technology Services and Resources on Campus by Information and Technology Services (ITS)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Description: Information and Technology Services (ITS) is your campus IT provider. They cover all student tech needs, from registering for classes and course work in Canvas to email, WiFi, Wolverine Access, and videoconferencing.

Join this presentation by two ITS staff members to learn about all of the technology services and resources available on campus!

How to Use the University Health Service (UHS) featuring Legend the Therapy Dog!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Description: From 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM, University Health Service (UHS) staff will describe campus health care services available to students and scholars, how to use services, and how services relate to insurance, followed by a visit from Legend, the therapy dog, from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

This session is being offered as part of International Orientation; however, registration is open to continuing students, as well.

An Introduction to the English Language Institute (ELI) for Graduate and Professional Students

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Description: Anna Eddy from the U-M English Language Institute (ELI) invites you to a Zoom conversation to learn about ELI courses and other resources to support graduate students who speak English as an additional language. 

ELI offers credit-bearing academic English courses (free to full-time students) to support you through all stages of your academic career. ELI classes are small, interactive, and provide students with extensive one-on-one feedback. 

Academic Small Talk by the English Language Institute (ELI)

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Description: Making small talk is one of the most challenging types of speaking to master in a second language. In this workshop, we will explore conversation topics, turn-taking strategies, active listening, and sources for sample conversations. We will consider different varieties of small talk in common graduate student contexts, such as getting to know classmates or seeming friendly and confident at a job interview or as a GSI. Come ready to practice with one another and to identify effective ways to practice on your own.

Writing Effective Emails by the English Language Institute (ELI)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Description: Have you ever struggled to write important email messages? Have you ever wondered whether your email messages hit the right tone and reflect the professional persona you wish to project? Given the importance of email in academic and professional settings, the ability to write effective e-mail messages is an essential skill. In this workshop we will focus on strategies for writing clear, effective and professional email. We will discuss the aspects of email that make it likely to be read, to be easily understood, and to create a good impression. 

U.S. Tax Withholding Forms (for Students only)

Friday, August 19, 2022

Description: This orientation workshop is designed for all U-M international employees (including international students who will work for U-M), and for students who will receive fellowships that pay for living expenses (not just tuition.)

Before you start work, you will be asked to fill out a number of forms, including Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-4, State of Michigan Form W-4, the "Alien Certificate", and perhaps other forms if your country has a tax treaty with the United States.

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