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Michigan Alumni Succeed - October 28, 2010 at Ford Field

Take advantage of the Alumni Association’s networking opportunities at any career stage, and join us for a series of career-focused events across the country. Career events provide U-M alumni with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into today’s professional world through dynamic sessions with some of the best career experts available.

In addition to the information provided by the career event speakers, these networking events give U-M alumni the opportunity to:

* Build networks that will help you advance professionally and personally
* Learn the latest workplace trends and discuss key topics
* Make valuable career connections with fellow alumni

Michigan Alumni Succeed
October 28, 2010
6 p.m. – Networking (light refreshments provided, please bring business cards)
7-9 p.m. – Michigan Alumni Succeed Presentation
Ford Field, Hall of Legends
Detroit, Michigan

University of Michigan and Michigan State University join forces to bring South East Michigan alumni the tools and resources they need to make powerful strides in their career development.

Gain skills that will allow you to:

* Take control of your career development
* Learn the new job search: Your identity online is as relevant as your resume
* Lead as you advance through your job search or career transitions
* Learn the intangibles of leadership
* How to create entrepreneurial opportunities for yourself in Michigan

Speakers include:

Catherine Lilly – Lilly, ’77, MSW’81, is the senior advisor to the U-M executive vice president and chief financial officer, and the director of the U-M Business and Finance Leadership Academy. Lilly has worked fervently on behalf of leadership issues during her years of service at the University, providing organizational development consultation to the CFO executive leadership team and many other senior leadership groups. In her role as head of the Business and Finance Leadership Academy, she prepares the next generation of the most talented business and finance administrative leaders with the strategic skills necessary to support the University of Michigan.

Dr. Bryan Ritchie – As Director of the MSU Entrepreneurship Network, Ritchie works to coordinate the capacity and resources for entrepreneurship at MSU with the communities of Lansing and greater Michigan. Ritchie is an entrepreneur and has started several computer companies. In addition, he has played a leading role in Novell, Inc.’s initiative to network the home.

Ritchie is a professor of international relations and political economy at the James Madison College, Michigan State University. His research focuses on the political economy of innovation, entrepreneurship, technological development, skills education and training, and social capital.

John Hill – Hill, director of Alumni Career Services at Michigan State University, is charged with providing career services to 420,000 MSU alumni. Hill will enhance your understanding of how employers are utilizing tools like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to vet and source candidates they bring into their workforce.

There is no cost to attend this event, registration is required. Parking is facilities adjacent to Ford Field and Comerica Park are available on a first come, first serve basis for a fee.

Register today!

Save the Date! The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is proud to deliver three other complimentary career development events in the state of Michigan. More information to come; please check back soon!

Event dates and locations:

February 17, 2011, in Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 20, 2011, in Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 16, 2011, in Lansing, Michigan

Posted by kkowatch at October 22, 2010 11:07 AM

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