Maintaining Your Car

Friday, November 16, 2018
Maintain a car

Description: After you have bought your car, keeping up on maintenance will help your car last longer. This workshop will give you a sample Car Inspection Checklist and an overview of automobile mechanics to help you understand the purpose for each checklist item as well as when you should get an oil change, tune-ups, brakes checked, etc. Get ready to talk "car talk"!

Social Justice 101

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Description: The University of Michigan is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). In order to prepare yourself for DEI conversations in the classroom and beyond, come to this workshop to get an introductory overview of US perspectives on social justice, learn important vocabulary for inclusion, and learn about helpful campus resources for continuing your social justice education. 

Creating Your Elevator Pitch

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Description: Everyone needs an “elevator pitch” – that brief introduction which tells others who you are and what you do. When asked about yourself, you need to be able tell both experts and non-experts about your training, your research and scholarship, and why this should matter to them. Come to this workshop to learn how to effectively communicate your work and present yourself in a clear, concise, and effective way.

Federal Tax Workshop

Friday, March 10, 2017
Federal Tax

Description: Need help with your federal taxes? Come to the presentation and get your questions answered. To register for this workshop, email

Important: Food and drinks are not allowed in the Amphitheatre. This workshop is specifically designed for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars.

Michigan Tax Workshop

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
MI Tax

Description: Representatives from the Michigan Department of the Treasury will explain the State of Michigan tax form to international students and scholars. This workshop is specifically designed for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars. It will not help permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Individual assistance will be available after the presentation. 

Writing Effective Email

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Description: The ability to write effective email messages is an essential skill in academic and professional settings. Yet email presents special challenges because it shares characteristics with both written and spoken language. This means, for example, that it can be formal or informal, depending on the situation. This workshop focuses on strategies for writing clear, effective, and professional emails which are likely be read and to create a good impression.


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