1. Study Abroad
We’re glad you’re here! Now go away! The University of Memphis study abroad programs
are designed to provide students with the opportunity to combine a rigorous academic
program with a cross-cultural learning experience that is not available in the United
An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between a student, the University
of Memphis, and a community partner. Each semester more than 2,000 U of M students
are interning in schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit
3. Undergraduate Research
Get involved in research with a faculty member as an undergraduate student by consulting
the Undergraduate Research Database. The database matches students with researchers
in all fields across the University of Memphis, and the surrounding Memphis area.
You can also inquire about research opportunities in your academic department.
4. Commuter Students
Moved off campus? Adult and Commuter Student Services fosters an atmosphere where
students who are juggling college along with work and family responsibilities can
gather and interact in a supportive environment where they can truly connect with
other adult and commuter students
5. Continuing Connections Learning Communities
In a learning community, students take a packaged schedule of three courses built
around a common theme. Specially selected faculty work together within the community
to integrate the theme into assignments and enrichment activities throughout the semester
Students in the learning communities take the packaged schedule together. Close connections,
study groups, and collaboration in learning usually emerge through this unique learning
6. Participate in Career and Major Selection and Counseling
Still searching for a major that is a good fit for you? The Career and Psychological
Counseling Center provides individualized career planning and job shadowing opportunities,
while Career Services offers tools such as Focus2 for career exploration, along with
tools to improve your resume and interviewing skills.
7. Get involved!
Is there a student organization associated with your major or career? Check out the
list of Registered Student Organizations and sort by Category Type to see all the
Academic/Professional organizations. If you don’t see a good fit for you, consider
starting one! Are you interested in developing your leadership potential? Check out
all the opportunities offered by the Office of Leadership & Involvement, including
The Leadership Institute, LeaderShape, and Lunch with a Leader.
8. Tutoring Services by ESP (Educational Support Program)
ESP provides academic assistance for classes that students are currently taking at
the U of M. Tutoring and other ESP services are free and available both on-line and
in person in Learning Centers located throughout the University, including in Residence
Halls and at Carrier and Millington Centers. Click on the link for a full list of
9. Work on Campus
Most U of M students work, and working a reasonable number of hours (10-20/week) doesn’t
have to detract from school. What better way to combine learning and working than
to work on campus! Eliminate your commute, and learn the behind-the-scenes operations
of the university at the same time.
Be sure to pay attention to when to apply for competitive jobs like Orientation Guide
(Recruiting) and Resident Assistant (Residence Life). Other big student employers
are the Center for Recreation and Intramural Services and the University Center.
You can also check with your academic department for student employment opportunities.
10. Know Your Deadlines
Watch for emails and other notices to meet with your advisor to register for the upcoming
semester. Also, if you plan to utilize scholarships, grants or loans be sure to file
your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on time – the priority deadline
is in mid-February, which means you’ll need to file by then to be eligible for the