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Nov 21 / Carmen Gamlin

Attention WSU International Students! Today, Nov 21st is the Detroit GTRI Conference with a Few Final Slots Remaining!

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Michigan’s Global Future International Student Conference

November 21, 2014

9:00 am to 5:30 pm

1 Woodward Ave., Detroit (Quicken Loans and Detroit Chamber hosting)

Detroit Conference schedule:

9:00-9:45 Registration
Opening Remarks

Group 1 
10:00-10:45 Resumes and Cover Letters
10:50-11:35 H-1B and Beyond
11:40-12:25 Employer panel
12:30-1:15 Lunch and Employer Booths
1:30-5:00 Industry Tour
5:10-5:30 Closing Remarks and GO Ambassador Rally

Group 2
10:15-1:00 Industry Tour
1:15-2:00 Lunch and Employer Booths
2:15-3:00 Employer Panel
3:15-4:00 H-1B and Beyond or Selling Yourself
4:15-5:00 Investing and Entrepreneurship in the USA or Industry Q&A
5:10-5:30 Closing Remarks and GO Ambassador Rally

Conference sessions included:

Resumes and Cover Letters

Cover letters and resumes are not written the same way in all cultures. Employers in the U.S. have very specific expectations. If they don’t find what they are looking for, you likely will not get an interview. Learn how to make your cover letter and resume stand out from the others and land that interview!

H-1B & Beyond

What happens after your OPT expires?  What options do you have to continue to work in the U.S?  Many employers avoid hiring international students because they don’t know enough about your immigration options.  It is important that you know your options and their impact on the employer so you can help them understand that, with proper planning, the road to H1B and beyond is not as difficult as they may have found.
Presenter: Fakhoury Law

Entrepreneurship & EB-5 Investor Visas

Are you interested in starting your own business? Would you like to utilize the EB-5 program for immigrant investors? Join our panelists to hear about immigration options that are available to foreign national entrepreneurs such as the H-1B, O-1, E-2 and national interest waiver, as well as receive an overview of the immigrant investor program.”
Presenters: Karen Phillippi, Michigan Office for New Americans; Rami Fakhoury, Fakhoury Law Group

Selling Yourself: Interview Strategies for the Experienced International Student

Learn strategies for a successful job search- the resources and approaches necessary to not only get a job offer, but find a company where you feel comfortable and enjoy your work.  What should you say to a potential employer about your immigration status?  What should you not say?  How can you sound confident and not arrogant when speaking about skills you possess?  Learn the answers to these questions and practice some interviewing skills.

In the Eye of the Employer

Learn what employers are looking for in a successful job candidate.  They will talk about working in their industry as well as common mistakes international students make and how to sell yourself to the Michigan employer.
Presenters: Harini Natesan, Laneisha Gunn, Kevin Foreman, Lou Wassel

Industry Specific Q&A

A panel of leaders in different industries will assist in informing and answering questions international students may have in regards to applying for and expectations in engineering/computer tech/social science/business fields.
Presenters: Kathy Fox, Lou Wassel, Scott Phillips

Industry & City Tours

Take a look at the City of Detroit and some of the things it has to offer to newcomers and to people living in the Detroit area.  Also take a look at a specific industry in Detroit to see the American job close up!

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Nov 17 / Carmen Gamlin

DTE Energy Director of Electrical Engineering Addresses WSU Warriors, Tuesday, Nov 18th at 4 pm in Room 1520 EDc

DTE energy Downtown 

Russel Pogats, DTE ENERGY

Director of Electrical Engineering 

addresses WSU Warriors

 Tuesday, November 18, at 4 pm.

 Room 1520 EDC (Ford Activity Center)

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This event will be great for Electrical Engineers or anyone interested in working  for DTE ENERGY.
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Food and Drinks will be provided.
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Event hosted by
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
College of Engineering
Wayne State University
Nov 13 / Carmen Gamlin

LinkedIn Photo-Shoot for WSU College of Engineering Students Friday between 11:00 and 1:00

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LinkedIn Photo Shoot for College of Engineering Students

Picture1 Five minute photo sessions 

Friday, Nov 14th between 11:00 and 1:00 room 1524 EDC

We all know that importance of making a good first impression.  Whether you are in an active job search or networking with professional colleagues know that LinkedIn is the must have online presence to document your professional career. 

A great photo is key for your profile. 

If you are interested in having a great head-shot for your LinkedIn profile 

then come dressed at least from the waist up for your free picture. 

ECRC Career Assistant, Mohammed Ali will take and email the pictures. 


Nov 10 / Susan Crowley

Do you want to drive in the fast lane? Sixt is hiring.

Do you want to drive in the fast lane? Sixt is hiring Rental Sales Agents for their Romulus MI location.



We are Sixt. We have shown what moves us in more than 100 countries around the world. We rent and lease cars, which are like us: fast, modern and known worldwide. But we are much more than that. We are an internationally expanding mobility service provider.

We are one of the market leaders, a facilitator of progress. We love our jobs – as well as our customers. We are innovators, who develop our own ideas in order to react faster than the market. We are both a family and a company.

We reward performance. We are glad to work with people who assume responsibilities. We live the story of free-spirited businesspeople– day in and day out. We are doers. And we are eager to find people who may find their place here, recognizing that we offer a challenging and attractive workplace. We are Sixt.



The Rental Sales Agent is responsible for drafting rental agreements and presenting the customer with optional extras based on his/her needs. As a Rental Sales Agent you are entrusted with serving our customers with the highest level of respect, professionalism and friendliness. We strive to meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations on every opportunity.



  • Greet customers, prepare the rental agreement, provide customers with maps and other information needed.
  • Offer optional extras to the customer according to his/her needs.
  • Handle all telephone and email inquiries in a friendly and helpful manner.
  • Provide excellent customer service in all customer contact situations according to our quality standards.
  • Organize the daily reservations according to the available fleet.
  • Maintain cleanliness in the office area.
  • Complete daily lists and report to the Supervisor and Manager.
  • Other job duties as assigned to meet the business needs.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 1 year customer service experience; previous customer/ escalation support experience preferred.
  • Must have basic computer navigation skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent management skills.
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • Must be willing to wear company uniforms.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Must have the ability to manage stressful or unusual situations in order to maintain good customer service.
  • Must have the ability to adapt in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including day and/or evening hours.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.



We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by an extensive benefits package including paid vacation, medical (100% employer sponsored for employee coverage), dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

The information listed above is intended to describe the general nature and level of this position.  Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require.  Your response to this advertisement may result in your consideration for employment with Sixt Rent a Car, LLC and its subsidiaries.  Offers of employment will be made by Sixt rent a Car, LLC or any of its subsidiaries or brands.

Come join our team! Apply now.



Nov 5 / Carmen Gamlin

American Red Cross Blood Drive Nov 19th and 20th in the College of Engineering

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Attention all Engineering Warriors 

The American Red Cross will be in our building on 

Wed Nov 19th and Thurs Nov 20th
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How long does it take to donate blood?

Do you weigh enough to give blood and change a life?

Can I donate blood as an international student?

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In order to see if you are eligible to donate blood or to schedule an appointment

please call Beth at 313 550-3870 

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Nov 4 / Carmen Gamlin

American Arab Chamber of Commerce Career Event this Saturday featuring the CIA and Google

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The American Arab Chamber of Commerce presents

Future in Focus

Preparing Today’s College Students for Tomorrow’s Career Success

Join them Saturday, November 8th

10:30 am  - 3:00 pm

12740 West Warren Avenue

Dearborn, MI 48126

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Future in focus is an engaging education workshop presented by the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by the US Central Intelligence Agency with interactive session by Google to help build professional skills not found in the classroom. 

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The one day workshop will introduce students to professionals in their fields of choice, as well as providing essential information on subject such as:

The Importance of Networking

What are companies really looking for?

The Power of Collaboration

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Space is Limited, so contact them today to reserve your spot! (313) 945-1700

Nov 4 / Carmen Gamlin

Vector CANtech is Looking to Hire a Computer or Electrical Engineering Co-op Student for the Winter 2015 term.

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Co-op: Embedded Software Engineering

Vector CANtech is an industry leader in Vehicle Networking technology based on the CAN, J1939, LIN, MOST, Ethernet and FlexRay protocols supplying powerful development/analysis tools, software development and quality integration services.
Our solutions are used by in the automotive, heavy-truck, agriculture, medical, aerospace and various other industries throughout the world.

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Vector is seeking a co-op willing to learn about Vector solutions and help us provide excellent support for our customers. This position provides the opportunity for a co-op to gain valuable experience by joining an engineering team, receiving training on Vector products and technologies and then helping to support our customers, in a great work environment.

Position Description:
Gain experience with different micro-controller and compiler combinations. Learn how Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) communication software works. Sharpen your debugging skills. Use our CAN tools to help design and implement test suites and test cases for the OEM software components.

  •  Majors in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
  •  Juniors, or Seniors with a g.p.a. of 3.0 and above
  •  Fundamental understanding of micro-controllers and network technologies.
  •  Knowledge of the CAN protocol a plus.
  •  Knowledge and proficiency in C
  •  The ability to learn independently when provided the necessary resources.
  •  We are interested in students that would commit to more than one semester because of the training that is involved in coming up to speed with our technology. Work sessions may also alternate semesters.

We offer a competitive wage. This is a great opportunity to gain high tech experience in a worker friendly environment. Our U.S. office is located in Novi, Michigan. Check out our website at Send resume to
We are an EEO/AA Employer.

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Oct 22 / Carmen Gamlin

WISE – Washington Internships for Students of Engineering – Warriors Apply Today!

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WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering)

Application Deadline: December 31


SAE is one of the participating societies in the WISE Program and sponsors one intern each summer to spend nine weeks in Washington D.C. to learn about the public policy process including how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions. The program is ranked as one of the best Internship opportunities in the U.S. by the Princeton Review. The program seeks applications from outstanding engineering students who display evidence of leadership skills and have a keen interest in public policy.

  • Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or entering their final year of undergraduate studies in engineering (or computer science).
  • Applicants may also be engineering graduates who are beginning their Masters level of study in a technology policy-related degree.
  • Minority students are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States.

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Visit the WISE web site for further information,

Oct 22 / Carmen Gamlin

Sumitomo Recruits WSU Domestic Engineering Talent for BSME, BSEE Entry Level Engineering Position


  • Support Lead Engineer with all NA customers (GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, and Honda) for Sumitomo wire harness and wire harness component technologies (including PDB, JB’s, SJB’s and high voltage technologies)
  • Coordinate information flow between SEWS, SWS, AN Tech from customer
  • Research and understand customer expectations and requirements related to automotive wire harness and wire harness component technologies (including PDB, JB’s, SJB’s and high voltage technologies)
  • Support Sumitomo technology capability  presentations with customers
  • Support all technology or technology exhibitions with customers—coordinate activities with customer as well as coordinate all internal preparation
  • Coordinate market research related information to automotive technologies (electrical and electronically focused)
  • Benchmark NA vehicles
  • Effectively communicate with Japanese counterparts
  • Work with program teams to develop applications/implementations for technologies and support business case analysis development


Position Requirements                                

  • 4 year degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 1 plus years of experience in Automotive design (Harness/ Component/ and Technology Related)
  • Good communication skills
  • Japanese language skills

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Naomi Jordan

Human Resources Assistant

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.

22300 Haggerty Rd.

Northville, MI 48167

Phone:     248-319-2275

Fax:         248-319-2246

Oct 22 / Carmen Gamlin

Application Engineer Position for OEM – It is Time to Network Your Way Into a New Career!



Career Integration is recruiting domestic WSU Engineering Talent for an Application Engineer Position

Career Integration, Chad Haley

International automotive OEM is seeking an Applications Engineer for location near Farmington Hills, MI.


This is a full time 40+ hour per week position. Seeking a recent graduate up to 4 years of experience with either an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree.



  • Act as a liaison between customers, engineering, and production facilities and manages application engineering projects.
  • Functions as contact person for customer engineers.
  • Performs and/or reviews product planning, testing and analysis activities.
  • Develops, understand and reports customer warranty data.
  • Identifies future business opportunities and potential risks.  Investigates competitor products.



  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external customers to address and resolve daily issues, gather information, focus on customer and competitor trends, relate pertinent information back to management.
  • Assists in cost analysis, tracking and coordination activities as required.
  • Supports business expansion activities; assists in the development of customer and product based strategies for specific products/commodities
  • Assists in development and execution of sales and engineering plans.
  • Assists in the compilation, preparation, review, and submission of request for quotation (RFQ) materials and related information.
  • Assists in negotiating internally and externally regarding pricing, costs and timing.
  • Coordinates pre-production activities including processing orders, quoting pricing, developing new product schedules, coordinating tooling, ensuring part readiness, etc.
  • Maintains program timing and related activities including design changes, build out of vehicle, part number changes, obsolescence claims and packaging approvals.
  • Facilitates PPAP schedule and ensures launch preparedness by managing design changes and ensuring plants meet delivery targets according to customer requirements.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering REQUIRED
  • 0-4 years’ experience
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral)


Qualified individuals please submit resume to: