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Live.Work.Detroit. offers immersion day in Detroit for college students, recent grads

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kathy Fagan

Lansing, Mich. — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation invites college students and recent graduates from around Michigan and beyond to Live.Work.Detroit., a career event taking place Friday, Feb. 27 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Majestic Theater in Detroit.

“Detroit is buzzing with new energy that is creating a dynamic, vibrant place to showcase to young adults with entrepreneurial spirit,” said Amy Cell, senior vice president for talent enhancement at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “Detroit is making global headlines for its amazing transformation by attracting new businesses, visitors and young professionals, and we encourage college students to take a close look at all the city has to offer.”

Live.Work.Detroit. is an MEDC initiative designed to connect Michigan’s college graduates to Detroit job opportunities and promote the city as a preferred post-graduation talent destination. Since 2011, more than 4,000 college students from universities and colleges across Michigan and surrounding states have participated in Live.Work.Detroit events.

The Feb. 27 event is being hosted by Detroit Experience Factory and sponsored by MEDC. Participating students will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of Detroit employers including General Motors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quicken Loans, and Challenge Detroit, among others. The event will include keynote speaker Jason Hall, Co-Founder of Detroit Bike City, a panel discussion with some of Detroit’s young leaders, networking, and a tour of some of the exciting small businesses, restaurants, museums, and places to live.

Registration is required; cost is $10 if registering before or on Feb. 13 and $15 after. The registration fee covers all activities including transportation, dinner and the tour of the city. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/liveworkdetroit-february-27-2015-tickets-14949451211.

“Bottom line when people ask me Why Detroit? The answer is because Detroit is big enough to matter in the world but small enough where you can matter in it,” said Jeanette Pierce, Executive Director at Detroit Experience Factory and a Detroit native.

For questions or media inquiries regarding Live.Work.Detroit., contact Jeanette at 313.962.4590 or jeanette@weknowdetroit.org.

Pure Michigan is a brand representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit michiganbusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org. Michigan residents interested in seeking employment with any of Michigan’s growing companies should check mitalent.org, where more than 80,000 jobs are currently available in a variety of industries.

As a program of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Detroit Experience Factory creates experiences that are enlightening, entertaining and led by Detroiters in order to demonstrate that Detroit is an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Between 2012 and 2015, DXF took over 30,000 people on tours of the city and has become a go-to resource for visitors and longtime Detroiters alike looking to explore Detroit’s rich history and exciting new developments. DXF offers a wide range of experiences including walking, bus and bar tours, and customized experiences such as scavenger hunts, strolling suppers, and more. Learn more at http://www.weknowdetroit.org.

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