May 24, 2023

by Britney Rivers

Are you interested in taking your professional development to the next level? Travel to the vibrant city of Ann Arbor and participate in a Nexus certificate course! Consider joining an in-person course focused on Lean, mobility, or manufacturing this summer. 



When you’re in town, explore some of the fun summer activities in Ann Arbor. The city offers a mix of recreational activities and public events. Review some of your options and consider engaging in some unique events after class hours.

Ann Arbor Art Fair: July 20-22

The largest juried art fair in the United States, the Ann Arbor Art Fair features hundreds of artists and spans 30 city blocks in downtown Ann Arbor.

University of Michigan Football Game: September 16 

Enjoy a University of Michigan football game at the Big House Stadium. The Wolverines play the Bowling Green Falcons on September 16. 


Gallup Park 

Located a few miles away from the University of Michigan North Campus, Gallup Park is a 69-acre park off the Huron River. Rent a canoe or paddle boat, take a walk on the paved trails, and have a cup of coffee in the picnic area with your colleagues. 


Visit one of the museums in Ann Arbor and expand your knowledge in a different way. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a great place to explore STEM exhibits. Learn about natural history and the timeline of life on Earth at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. Free to the public, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology showcases a rich collection of ancient artifacts from cultures around the world. 

Zingerman’s Deli

Zingerman’s is a nationally known business that offers a wide range of delicious food options. On July 21, Zingerman’s is hosting a tasting event. Enjoy a nice dinner or a sweet treat in the heart of Downtown Ann Arbor. 

A unique benefit of participating in a Nexus professional development course is that our programs blend expert lectures from world-class faculty with interactive workshops and networking opportunities. Outside of the classroom, you can continue leaning into your curiosity by finding an activity that piques your interest. Whether you are a Michigan-native or traveling to Ann Arbor for business, there are many things to do in the bustling university town of A2.

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