Events

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November 13, 2014
“Smaller Colleges, Big Opportunities – Exploring Private Higher Education in Michigan”
– A collective college fair for high school guidance and community college transfer counselors

Crowne Plaza Lansing West

October 7, 2013

“Smaller Colleges, Big Opportunities – Exploring Private Higher Education in Michigan” – A collective college fair for high school guidance and community college transfer counselors

Lexington Lansing Hotel

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Think Michigan Career Event

Two charter buses transported job and internship seeking MCA students across the state to meet with major Detroit employers on January 27th, 2012.

Nearly 100 students spent a day getting to know ePrize, an interactive web promotions provider for some of the world’s biggest brand names. At headquarters, ePrize CEO Matt Wise talked about their unique culture, industry trends, and future innovations and various teams presented their contribution to developing and implementing a promotion.

The career fair continued at Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, where students enjoyed dinner, heard presentations from Compuware, Quicken Loans and Blue Cross Blue Shield representatives and networked with company recruiters. They also learned about living and working in the “D” from a Crain’s Detroit Business reporter.

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Detroit and Grand Rapids Speaker Series - Michigan’s Economic Drivers

In the fall of 2010, MCA kicked off a speaker series with two events. Sponsors included the DMC, Priority Health, Warner Norcross & Judd, the Van Andel Institute and Mosaic Wealth Management.

                                    

The first was held at the Detroit Medical Center and focused on the economic impact of healthcare, the Detroit Medical Center, and plans for Detroit’s Midtown development. A panel discussion was moderated by Mary Kramer, Publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business, and featured:

  • Michael Duggan, President and CEO of the Detroit Medical Center
  • David Egner, President of Hudson-Webber Foundation and Executive Director of New Economy Initiative
  • Dr. David Fike, President of Marygrove College. 

The second event, held in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Institute, focused on “The Next Generation.” Speaker David Van Andel discussed the work of the Van Andel Institute, healthcare as a building block for West Michigan’s economy, and the importance of working to retain millennial talent. The Van Andel Millennial Board was featured at this event, as was student talent from the Hope College Jazz Band, Aquinas College vocalists and Alma College choir.

 

                                    

Future events will be held on topics relevant to MCA and our collective efforts to attract, retain and engage millennial talent to help with Michigan’s economic transformation. Visit here again for more details, or contact MCA at 248-356-3114 for more information!