Skip to content

Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Dec 5 / Susan Crowley

Blue Cross Blue Shield looking to fill an entry level position with an upcoming grad

Related image

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Job Opportunity: Technician-OPE000Q6


  1. Assist supervisor and management with resolution of problems; conduct special assignments as requested and prepare reports and/or analysis, documenting the results with recommendations to management.
  2. Assist with the design, development, modification, testing, implementation and maintenance of assigned systems.
  3. Troubleshoot problems in assigned area and submit recommendations.  May be required to interface with other areas, both internal and external, to resolve problems.
  4. Compile and analyze data and produce routine and non-routine reports, presentations, letters, communications and graphics.
  5. Assist personnel (both internal and external) by answering questions, supplying information, training and other technical support.


Two (2) years of college preferred.

High School Graduate or GED equivalent required.

One (1) to three (3) years experience in related field.

Department Requirements: Excellent interpersonal skill necessary to interact with all levels of personnel .Ability to lead and contribute to process improvement programs Advanced analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to various levels of management Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office products Excellent analytical, organization, verbal and written communication skills Ability to multitask and take direction from multiple leaders Demonstrated knowledge/competency in business report design Ability to track status, follow-up, and completion of tasks. Departmental Preferences Advanced skill in MS Excel Demonstrated proficiency in MS Access Financial or accounts payable experience Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting principles (check writing, invoice elements, double entry system, accruals, and others)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other grounds, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Applicants should apply on-line at



Primary Location



Claims, Enrollment & Prog Mgt-7108



The information contained in this communication is highly confidential and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) to whom this communication is directed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information is prohibited. Please notify the sender, by electronic mail or telephone, of any unintended receipt and delete the original message without making any copies.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network of Michigan are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Nov 8 / Susan Crowley

Interviewing Techniques Presentation Sponsored by Career Services

If you want the job, you have to know how to interview well. This presentation will cover the interview process from before, during and after the event to make sure you are covering all the necessary steps to land that job.

Interviewing Techniques
Thursday, November 10th
11:00 am, room 1339 Faculty/Administration Building
Image result for successful interview

Oct 26 / Erin Rook

FORD DAY – Welcomes Eric Wingfield: Ford Mobility Strategist



Ahead of Ford Day on Oct. 28th in the Engineering Building, we’re featuring a guest blog from one of the day’s speakers. Meet Eric Wingfield and learn more about a possible career at Ford!

First of all, I never planned on staying.

Originally a west coast kid, I came to the great state of Michigan for grad school. My plan was to return home to California after my time was over and look for work, but then something changed. I interned at Ford.

Why Ford? It’s because I was inspired by Bill Ford’s approach to sustainability.

During my internship, I gained a new appreciation for the type of work that gets done inside the Blue Oval along with the friendly working environment and the most professional group of folks I had ever worked with. After that internship and right out of school, I was hungry to prove myself. And I never looked back.

Fast forward to today, and you’re probably wondering what exactly it is that I do at Ford. I can really explain it in one word: mobility.

I work in the Mobility Solutions group within Research and Advanced Engineering.  That’s just a fancy way to say that we explore the ways that people move around throughout the world – your car sharing, ride sharing, shuttle business models, etc.  Things you all use every day.

Our group also researches the impact of technology and services for Ford’s business as we look forward in the coming decades.  We have run all sorts of experiments on electric vehicles, car sharing and data logging to support healthcare delivery in rural areas of India and Africa, and digital experiences for bringing mobility to the individual.

This matters to us at Ford because we see consumer experiences being shaped by urbanization, growth in the middle class, air quality, and changing attitudes driven by digital capability. And we want to be a leader in creating transportation solutions addressing these issues.

To sum it all up, in my humble opinion here’s why Ford should be seriously considered by students looking for a great career path:

  • Flexibility to navigate to a wide variety of jobs
  • Ford uses and develops cool technologies to make great products
  • There is an investment in everyone that joins the company when it comes to training and resources to support everyone’s career
  • Rigorous professionalism with a heart.  Ford employees are encouraged to be active in their communities

 See you at #FordDay on Oct. 28!


Eric Wingfield



Friday, October 28, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Engineering Building

11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.  Reception

12:00-12:45 p.m.  Speaking Program to include:

Ray Day, Ford Group Vice President of Communications
Eric Wingfield, Ford Mobility Strategist
Eric James, NA Manufacturing HR Manager: “Careers at Ford”
Sakky  Roberts,WSU GO-GIRL Program
Hongwei Zhang, WSU College of Engineering: “A Wireless World”

1:45-2:30 p.m.  Recruiting Overview

Join us to find out more about Ford Motor Company and the great careers available at Ford.
See some great vehicles.
Refreshments and giveaways will also be available

2:30-4:00 p.m. Recruiters will be on-site for Purchasing, Finance, Engineering, Manufacturing, IT

Oct 26 / Erin Rook

BME Quality Position at Zimmer Biomet


BME Quality Position at Zimmer

Adecco Engineering and Technical has an opening for a Quality Engineer job with a global leader in medical devices located in Warsaw, IN. You will play a key role in a high visibility internal project. Our customer is known for high tech innovation and an outstanding work environment. This role will be responsible for assuring products conform to established requirements and standards through appropriate audit, inspection, and test activities. You will interact with many different functional departments, suppliers, and experts to implement Quality goals.

Typical Responsibilities for the Quality Engineer job include, but are not limited to the following:

Formulating procedures, specifications, and standards for products and processes.
Developing and implementing corrective and preventative action plans.
Collecting and analyzing data for gauge and product evaluation.
Identifying critical personnel, gauges, procedures, and materials needed for the completion of new products.
Ensuring that suppliers have necessary information and facilities to deliver quality products.


B.S. in engineering or an alternative Bachelor’s degree program with certification as a quality engineer (e.g. CQE)
Three years experience in a similar role, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) preferred.
Ability to work within a team environment and build relationships outside of the department as well as outside the company (suppliers, regulatory agencies, etc.).
Able to communicate both orally and in written form to multiple levels of the company.
Demonstrates characteristics of high potential for future development opportunities.
Basic knowledge of blueprint reading and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, basic understanding of QSR/ISO regulations, design assurance, FMEA, and product testing methods, and are able to use optical comparators and CMMs.

To be considered for this Quality Engineer job in Warsaw, IN, please apply online at If you have questions about the position please contact Faith Hoskins at (317) 842-2870 or

Sep 16 / Susan Crowley

Employment Expo Sponsored by Centralized Career Services Office – September 29th


Thursday, September 29th
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom, Wayne State University

Share the news!
If you would like to network with employers for…
A full-time job, a career after graduation, a part-time position or an Internship/Co-op opportunity…
then we will see you there!
WSU Freshman through Alumni are Welcome.
Please visit our webpage for details and a list of the attending employers
This event is sponsored by the Centralized Career Services Office.
Aug 19 / Erin Rook

Kelly Career Services Flier


Aug 1 / Erin Rook

Powertrain Model Integration Manager (MIM)



Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects. Oversees all aspects of projects. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project. Leads and directs the work of others. Responsibilities include program planning, development and maintenance of master timing schedules, project risk assessments, change management, and project integration across the various functional departments. This position is responsible for program management of all Powertrain Engineering assembly plant end-items (focus on the interfaces with Vehicle Engineering). 8+ years of experience.   The Powertrain Model Integration Manager (MIM) will be responsible for managing progress of vehicle powertrain activities. This will include pilot builds and launch support for current and next generation products. The incumbent will coordinate project timing across the enterprise and develop both virtual and physical property plans. The MIM will escalate issues and roadblocks promptly and drive issue resolution. In addition, the MIM is responsible for collecting and monitoring inputs for Engineering Research and Development (ER&D) spending, tooling and facilities investment, and will develop and monitor engineering resources per approved spending plan. The MIM will be responsible for providing program status updates to senior and executive leadership.


Travel and Driving Notes:

May be required to drive a company car.  A valid driver’s license is required as well as a clean driving record.

May be required to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%


BS in Engineering.

Proficiency with MS Office Suite and MS Project software.

Excellent written, verbal and listening skills along with strong interpersonal skills.

7+ years experience in engineering including design/development/program management.

Experience in powertrain functions in any of the following areas: Engine/Trans/Driveline/Packaging/Adaptation/Controls/Calibration.

Demonstrated leadership experience.

Experience giving presentations.

Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Exp in plant support

Preferred Qualifications:

MS Engineering/Management and/or MBA Team building skills Ability to be self-motivated, work with minimal direction (ability to figure out next steps)

Send resumes to: 

Aug 1 / Erin Rook

PDM analyst – Undergraduate students only!



The PDM analyst is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the production bill of material in both the Chrysler EBOM system and Fiat/Chrysler CoDeP system. The system data is extremely critical to the industrial operations of Chrysler. However, the analysis that leads to the input is critical to determining what the input should be. To be effective, the analyst must learn the vehicles by understanding the systems and components that it takes to build them and how they are configured for sale. The analyst must be a skilled communicator as discussions with product engineers, purchasing, manufacturing, product planning, and other organizations’ representatives are critical to doing the job correctly. All of those organizations and many more are effected by the data in the BoM.The change management specialist must possess the same qualities as described above, since there is some overlap in job responsibilities. In fact, some people do both jobs. The change specialist must fully understand the product change management process and is responsible to make certain that changes that fall within their area of responsibility are executed properly. The change specialist will run the change management meetings for the chief engineer of a given vehicle and make certain that the process keeps moving so all proposed changes are dis-positioned in a timely and accurate manner.


Bachelor Degree in Engineering (ME or EE preferred) – completed within last 12 months.

Excellent communication, organization and teamwork skills.  Must be able to effectively communicate and present to all levels of management.

Overtime required (as needed).

Motivated! Strong interest in working within the automotive field.

Looking for candidates who are approachable, open, motivated, confident and who are capable of presenting in front of others. MUST have good interviewing skills!!

Local candidates please!

Master degree candidates are overqualified (please do not submit) – UNDERGRADUATE ONLY PLEASE

Travel Notes: May be required to travel domestically 0% to 20%

Send resumes to: “Theresa Murado

Aug 1 / Erin Rook

Spare Part Customer Service Representative – Quanta


Spare Part Customer Service Representative


Purpose of this position is to facilitate a simple and effective exchange between the customer and customer service representative for the purchase of after-market (spare or replacement) parts. The position requires responding to customer requests for technical information, price, delivery and the order of spare or replacement parts for the complete line and the subsequent processing and management of those orders. Work is typically conducted via telephone.


Perform daily order management functions including:

Determination of customer need

Definition of specific part(s) requirements/number

Check/confirmation of part(s) availability/delivery

Part(s) quoting/pricing

Order confirmation, order entry, data input

Order follow-up/delivery validation/invoicing

Return/warranty claim processing


Positive interaction w/customers to best meet practical and emotional needs.

Ability to follow call structure

High degree of customer sensitivity

Effective at receiving/giving critical information

Courteous and professional phone demeanor

Responsive to call-back requirements

Gather technical information to help customer define specific part/number requirements.

Use of technical parts manuals

Order status

Return authorization

Maintain strong knowledge & keep up-to-date on FRA product lines to provide telephone based troubleshooting support.

Familiarity with technical manuals

Product training

Hotline/SCOPUS training


Other Functions:

Special Projects as required

Support after hours, weekend, & holiday coverage if required.

Actively participate in the ongoing improvement process.

Provide back-up for other employees as circumstances require.



Minimum of Associate Degree in business or related field, or equivalent related work experience.

Minimum of one year customer service or technical work experience.

Can face peak or overload conditions with calls in queue and associated stress, frustration.

Willing to work occasional overtime when required to meet special deadlines in response to customer requirements, must be able to work 8:00am to 5:00pm hours and 11:00am to 8:00pm.

Minimal travel required.

Must be able to work all/any schedule required to support the call center which is subject to change at any time to support customer and business needs.

Send resumes to: Celia Harris

Jul 22 / Susan Crowley

Save the Date – Career Services Employment Expo, September 29, 2016

Career Services’ 2016 Employment Expo  

Date:  Thursday, September 29th
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Student Center Ballroom

Come and network for a job or learn where you want to work. This professional job fair is for Wayne State students/alumni to connect and network with employers about job opportunities and/or company information.

All majors welcome!

For a list of participating companies, please visit