About ALA 171

The Journey Starts Here.

Make the Most of it. 


Take advantage of your U-M experience with ALA 171: Making the Most of Michigan.

This one-credit, seven-week course connects you to community, campus, and an array of resources. Not only that, but it’s held right where you live!

Facilitated by upper-level students, ALA 171 helps you navigate your new environment, connect with other first-year students, and build skills for career and leadership opportunities.

In the course, you will:

  • Visit and learn about resources across the university campus
  • Create online portfolios that detail your goals, aspirations, and key experiences and connect you to career networking tools such as LinkedIn, Handshake, and UCAN
  • Explore social identities and build important communication skills across differences
  • Grow as leaders in the diverse Michigan community

This course is recommended for all first-year students.  Ultimately, making the most of Michigan is making Michigan yours!

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