Professional and community engagement

The Office of Professional and Community Engagement (OPCE) launched in 2017 as an initiative to facilitate engaged learning experiences for UMSI students with local and global community partners.

From organizing data for local non-profits to working with human rights lawyers in India, students help solve challenging information problems while gaining hands-on experience in their fields of interest. The OPCE has a wide range of community partners from all industry types and sectors, from Fortune 500 tech companies to grassroots social service non-profits. 

Community partners engage with UMSI students to amplify the impact of their information systems and increase their knowledge of novel information practices.

Learn more about how to work with our students.

Contact us to learn more about partnerships with the Office of Professional and Community Engagement at

Engaged Michigan Partner