Wednesday, September 24, 2003
College Campaign Searching For Best and Brightest Students
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is participating in the University of Toledo Engineering Fall Career Expo 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.
Michigan companies attending today’s fair in search of University of Toledo grads include Creative Solutions, Kelly Scientific Resources and Plastipak Packaging.
The MEDC will host a continental breakfast for engineering and information technology students on Wednesday. Company representatives and MEDC staff will discuss the many high-tech career opportunities Michigan has to offer after graduation. Students will be encouraged to search job openings and post their resumes on Michigan Careersite at www.michigan.org.
This is second of five out-of-state career fairs that Michigan will take part in. The Michigan team was at Purdue last week and will also visit the Ohio State, Rose-Hulman and Northwestern campuses.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) created the Michigan Recruitment Alliance in 2001 as a partnership between 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.
The MEDC makes annual visits to the University of Toledo campus, as well as numerous other Midwest university career fairs. More than 550 University of Toledo students and graduates receive MiCareer, a monthly e-newsletter featuring career opportunities with Michigan companies as well as information on the state’s business climate and quality of life.
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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