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Job Summary

The Talent Gateway is an initiative unique to the UM-Dearborn that empowers students to drive their own development by providing opportunities for them to explore the connections among their academic, personal, and professional goals through gameful learning. This virtual community engages students with learning modules, discussion boards, resources and mentors.


Talent Gateway members can earn points by reflecting on a variety of “challenges” that leverage what they are already doing in class, at home and at work, thus enhancing their professional skills. Students who earn enough points and complete required challenges will earn the (M)Talent distinction on their official transcript.


Talent Ambassadors are student workers who help Talent Gateway members navigate the wealth of exceptional academic, experiential learning, and leadership opportunities available both on and off campus. Ambassadors are upper level students who have knowledge, connections, and experiences from their time at UM-Dearborn. They are instrumental in introducing students to the Talent Gateway program through classroom presentations, open houses, “pop up” events at the University Center, career fairs, and other in-person events.


The largest Talent Ambassador duty takes place in a virtual space, - acting as a peer mentor as they award points and provide constructive feedback for challenge submissions. Through this work they help Talent Gateway members identify and articulate their passions, interests, and aspirations and assist them in securing opportunities for personal and professional growth.


Ambassador hiring will be balanced across the four colleges and at a variety of class levels.



  • Review online challenge submissions, provide feedback, and award points

  • Communicate effectively about the Talent Gateway to students, the broader UM-Dearborn community and employers at open houses, career fairs and other events

  • Lead and facilitate presentations about the Talent Gateway

  • Contribute ideas for new challenges, review suggestions by others

  • Mentor participants in the Talent Gateway by supporting them as they identify their interests, reflect on their experiences, and explore new opportunities, and connecting them with resources

  • Serve as role models in the Talent Gateway by actively participating in the online community and submitting challenges

  • Effectively network and partner with student organizations and other campus units

  • Represent the program and University in a respectful and professional manner

  • Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings as well as individual meetings with Executive Director and/or Program Coordinator

Required Qualifications*

  • Familiar with Google Apps for Educations and willingness to learn more

  • Professional demeanor and strong work ethic

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently with high efficiency and productivity, including setting and monitoring own work hours

  • Aptitude to successfully interact with a diverse group of people

  • Attend 1 day fall training/orientation (tentatively scheduled on 9/8/18)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Current participation in the Talent Gateway as a student to have a better understanding of the benefits of the program

Additional Information

  • Develop and enhance leadership, coaching, facilitation and mentoring skills

  • Plan and manage events/workshops/conferences for students

  • Gain valuable work experience and enhancing your own career readiness, skills, and portfolio

  • Learn and use new, interactive technology tools used in today’s workplace

  • Develop public speaking and time management skills

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.