Colleges Collaborate on Detroit Career Opportunities for Students
14 Independent Colleges Partner with ePrize, DTE Energy, Henry Ford Health System, Quicken, Comerica and Compuware to highlight intern and career options in Detroit
SOUTHFIELD, MI – Michigan Colleges Foundation (MCF), an alliance of fourteen independent colleges and universities located throughout Michigan, is partnering with major Detroit employers to showcase the city and intern or career opportunities available to students. The program on Friday, February 1st is part of MCF’s Think Michigan Campaign to help attract and retain college graduates to Michigan. More than 160 students from across MCF campuses (from West Michigan to SE Michigan) have registered and are provided charter transportation to attend the event tomorrow.
Starting at ePrize headquarters and ending at Detroit’s Hard Rock Café, the day-long event will feature presentations by company executives and talent recruiters. Students have an opportunity to network with all participating company recruiters, enjoy dinner together and present their resumes.
Friday, February 1, 2013
1:00 pm – 3:20 pm at ePrize headquarters (Photo and interview opportunities)
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm at Hard Rock Café (Photo and interview opportunities)
ePrize, 1 Eprize Drive,
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Hard Rock Café, 45 Monroe St.
Detroit, MI 48226 (refreshments served)
The Think Michigan initiative is a result of a commissioned study two years ago by MCF in partnership with Next Generation Consulting, a leader in the field of millennial market research and talent retention. The survey indicated that successfully keeping this young talent in SE Michigan will depend upon the ability of businesses and learning institutions to partner together to promote to these students specific quality of life amenities such as good-paying jobs, affordable housing, and easy commutes, the authors of the survey conclude. Recent employer research conducted by MCF and sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund on college graduate preparedness (Talent Assessment Project, TAP) further supported the need for new job seekers to have meaningful internship experience.
“Connecting students in personal and meaningful ways to Michigan’s future before they graduate and plan their lives elsewhere is a critical component to this area’s economic growth. I am appreciative of our corporate partners who recognize how important it is to get out in front of this talent with their internship and career opportunities at this fair,” said MCF President Dr. Robert Bartlett.
MCF is also partnering with organizations working in the state on talent retention and development. For more information about MCF, visit www.michigancolleges.org. To inquire about funding or partnership opportunities with MCF or the Think Michigan campaign, call Karen Mulligan at 248-356-3114.
About Michigan Colleges Foundation
Michigan Colleges Foundation strengthens the shared capacity of 14 leading independent colleges and universities grounded in a liberal arts and sciences tradition to recruit students, support them financially, and connect them to Michigan career opportunities. MCF institutions collectively represent the third largest university in the state, and include: Adrian College; Albion College; Alma College; Andrews University; Aquinas College; Calvin College; Hillsdale College; Hope College; Kalamazoo College; Madonna University; Marygrove College; Olivet College; Siena Heights University; and Spring Arbor University.