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Local Updates from Ann Arbor SPARK -- including MiIntern!

Times are tough, no doubt. However, there are some bright spots out there! Be sure to have your graduates keep watch of small, emerging tech-based companies. The best way to learn more about them is to check out the Career Services section on the SPARK website at http://www.annarborspark.org/career-services/. Also, check out the variety of student resources we inserted below!

Other Helpful Student Resources:

(1) Coming Soon, "Manufacturing Jobs Portal"
MiManufacturingJobs.com is a new industry-specific jobs portal that connects job seekers with manufacturers who are looking for the skilled workers they need to be competitive in the global marketplace. Soon, you will be able to search for jobs online and post your resume! Check them out at: www.mimanufacturingjobs.com

(2)Internships in Michigan!
What is Miintern? Miintern is a one-stop online solution to connect student interns to jobs. The site is powered by the Michigan Talent Bank and offers valuable tips for students, employers and educators. There are also Web resources and various internship sites that are linked to the portal at http://www.michigan.gov/miintern.

This search engine allows students to review more than 400 internship opportunities by employer/organization name or location.

The Miintern site includes: An Internship Tool Kit with information on getting the important first job, resume and cover letter writing, and job interviewing; Tips for students on applying and securing an internship in a competitive market; and Tips for educators on writing agreements with faculty and students.

Why an Internship?
It's the best way to stand out in a competitive job market.
It's the next best thing to a job offer.
It applies classroom learning to authentic work experience
It allows exploration of many career options, interests and abilities.
It develops and enhances professional skills.
It increases self-confidence.
It develops job search skills.
It provides networking opportunities with professionals.
It helps build a strong resume.
It shows interest and commitment to a specific field.
It helps earn academic credits
It can help pay for educational expenses.
It develops leadership skills and builds character.
Learn more at http://www.michigan.gov/miintern

(3) Career Portal for Job Seekers - Search for Jobs and Post Resumes
Job seekers can search more than 15,000 new job openings monthly and post resumes so that more than 40,000 employers can find them.

(4) Learn about Jobs and Career Fairs
Click here for more information.

(5) Temporary Employment Agencies - A Place to Start!

(6) Exploring Career Preferences
Click here for more information.

(7) Save the Date
March 13, 2009
The Michigan Collegiate Job Fair (MCJF)
The MCJF is a state-wide job fair held in spring and fall each year. It is a cost-effective means both for companies who want to recruit qualified graduates for primarily degreed, entry-level positions, and for job seekers who want to broaden their job search and network with hiring employers. Throughout Michigan, no other job fair has attracted as many schools, graduates and companies at one time, in one day as demonstrated in MCJF's history. http://www.mcjf.org/index.php.

(8)SPARK's College Connections Career Portal
This is a listing of events and companies that are specifically geared for college students that would like to stay in Michigan after graduation.
Events: Check out local events that are geared towards college students.
Companies: Check out our ever-growing list of companies located in Michigan that regularly hire college graduates into entry level, professional positions. We list information about the company, including links to the web site where they have additional information about their training programs or specific job postings.
General Resources: This is a collection of links to job posting sites and other information that could be a good resource during your job search process.

Best regards,
Amy Cell and Mary Salley
Team Talent
Ann Arbor SPARK
Questions / Comments to: Mary@AnnArborUSA.org

Posted by kkowatch at December 11, 2008 03:22 PM


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