Thursday, September 25, 2003
College Campaign Searching For Best and Brightest Students
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is participating in the Case Western Fall Career Fair today, seeking to draw exceptional high-tech students and graduates to Michigan. The MEDC is working in cooperation with more than 150 Michigan companies to bring talented graduates to the Great Lakes State.
“Michigan has been number one in the nation for new corporate expansions and facilities over the past six years, with over 2,000 more than our nearest competitor,” said Jeff Mason, acting CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “With this growth comes the need for fresh talent and highly skilled workers to meet the demands of Michigan’s new and existing companies.”
The Michigan “recruiters” will work to convince graduates seeking careers in life sciences, microtechnology, alternative energy technology and other emerging fields that Michigan is the ideal location for them. The recruiters will give college officials and students a glimpse of the growing opportunities opening up in Michigan.
The MEDC hosted a continental breakfast for engineering and information technology students this morning. Company representatives and MEDC staff discussed the many high-tech career opportunities Michigan has to offer after graduation. Students are encouraged to search job openings and post their resumes on Michigan Careersite at www.michigan.org.
The MEDC makes annual visits to the Case Western campus, as well as numerous other Midwest university career fairs. This is third of six out-of-state career fairs that Michigan will take part in. The Michigan team was at Purdue last week and the University of Toledo yesterday, and will also visit the Rose-Hulman, Northwestern and Ohio State University campuses.
The MEDC created the Michigan Recruitment Alliance in 2001 as a partnership with Michigan employers seeking to hire the best and brightest students from select Midwest universities. Its primary objective is to increase awareness of the numerous high-tech job opportunities in Michigan.
For more information on the Alliance, contact the MEDC at 517-373-9808 or visit the Web page.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.
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