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May 15 / Carissa Bell

Tuesday Career Tip

Recognize Accomplishments

 

Struggle with creating a powerful resume when job searching.  Very often, we tend to be our own worst enemy, believing that somehow personal accomplishments are “not enough.” Says who? Keep in mind, If you don’t value your own contributions, then others won’t either.

Since an accomplishment can be defined as something achieved, fulfilled, or completed, almost anything could be an accomplishment. To gauge whether something is an accomplishment for you, ask yourself:

  • Did you overcome some kind of challenge – even if it was just a personal victory?
  • Did you receive some kind of benefit from achieving this task – even if it was just feeling good about yourself?

If you answered yes to either of the above questions (and I know you did), then you do have significant accomplishments. The bonus is that accomplishing things has a snowball effect. When you accomplish one task, you build skills and experience that will help you accomplish others. The important thing is to remember and record your accomplishments. Making note of your accomplishments is not only useful for building your resume; it is also useful for career planning.

So, to help you get started, here are a few activities for documenting your significant accomplishments:

  • Write about your top five: Always start with what you know. What are the things for which you are most proud? What did you do? Why is this accomplishment important to you? What did you learn about yourself?
  • Recognize your character: What do you like about yourself? Describe yourself in three words. How do you demonstrate those characteristics in concrete actions? What skills are you demonstrating in these examples?
  • Check out your calendar: When was the last time you lost track of time? What were you doing? Where did you spend your most enjoyable time? What did you accomplish?
  • Look for the thank yous: Maybe it was an email or just a sticky note, but think about the times others took the time to appreciate your efforts. What did you do? How did you impact the outcome?

Reviewing your achievements can reveal forgotten successes, one or more, which may trigger career inspiration. That spur could then motivate you to research and possibly find a career that allows you to accomplish the types of things that make you most happy and proud. Be share your career accomplishment ideas below to help inspire others.

For more help exploring your career-related accomplishments, visit or contact Career Services at www.careerservices.wayne.edu or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor.

 

References & Resources

https://www.livecareer.com/quintessential/career-planning-tips

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/accomplishment

  1. Identify Your Transferrable Skills February 15, 2018

Identifying your skills is probably the most important mission toward achieving your career goals. Why? Because skills are the foundation of the job market. The simple definition of skill is “the ability to do something well; expertise,” and as you might guess, employers are looking to hire that expertise. Yet, like recognizing accomplishments (link to article), many people do not credit their own abilities. The reason accomplishments snowball is that you keep developing skills. So in this week’s tip, let us take the time to appreciate our personal capabilities.

In general, there are three different types of skills employers seek in candidates. The first of these are often called content or technical skills because they deal with the competencies that are specific to the job, employer, industry, etc. For example a nurse would need to know how to change bandages and colostomy bags, while a sales person would need to know the specific return policy and the point-of-sales system at the retail store in which he or she works. It might surprise you to know that of the three types, these skills are considered the least important for a candidate to have prior to employment. This is because most employers agree that content skills can be learned through training – especially if a candidate has transferrable skills.

Transferable or functional skills are those abilities that you can apply to different situations. Imagine that you carry a suitcase with you that contains all the skills you have obtained from all your various activities and accomplishments. When presented with a new task, you are able to use a previously mastered skill to accomplish that task. In other words, you transfer your previous knowledge and abilities to obtain another new skill.

Since we develop skills from our existing skills, knowing and communicating these skills are not only critical for a successful job search, but for successful career planning. Unfortunately, many workers can be myopic about their job titles and do not see other career possibilities. For example, one job-seeker who was trying to accomplish a career transition found herself stuck because she identified herself as a reporter. In order to successfully plan for another career, she had to look beyond that job title to realize that she had a strong collection of transferrable skills such as writing, editing, researching, investigating, interviewing, juggling multiple tasks, meeting goals and deadlines and managing time and information – skills that could easily be applied to a wide variety of jobs in many different careers.

The most important skills employers seek are often called adaptive or self-management. As the name suggests, these skills deal with personal character and are not easily obtained. Ask any recruiter and you will most likely hear a list of descriptive characteristics such as personable, energetic, honest, responsible, quick, contentious, ethical, dependable, etc. Unfortunately, it is insufficient to merely claim these skills in your job search. Character must be observed to be believed. So how does one demonstrate believable adaptive skills on a resume or in an interview, you may ask? Through your transferrable skills – of course!

Every job requires a certain set of skills, and it is much better to categorize yourself in terms of these skill sets. Very often we master skills and then forget the transferable foundations we created.  It is through those foundations, however, that you can construct or reconstruct the path to your career goal. For example, an engineering student seeking that first internship, will want to emphasize relevant abilities such as analytical, problem solving, and knowledge of drafting principles among other transferable skills in his or her application.

Yes, this means that you do have many, many skills. In fact, one estimate is that the average person has hundreds of skills. Not all our skills are created equally, however. Many would agree that we generally have a core set of abilities for which we enjoy and excel. Often called motivated skills, these are the sweet spot for candidates to emphasize in their job searches. Here are some strategies for identifying your motivated skills:

  • Focus on verbs – Action words represent skill. What verbs are you demonstrating right now?
  • Give yourself credit – If you’ve done something at least 3 times it is generally considered a skill.
  • Brainstorm your abilities – Review your daily activities. What did you do? What did you enjoy?
  • Dissect desired skills – Identify the foundation skills necessary for proficiency in the areas for which you want to develop.

When you begin taking stock of abilities, you will quickly realize one simple truth: you do have the skills necessary for that next realistic step in your career plan.  We’d like to hear from you! Share your next step below and for more help identifying your career skills, visit or contact Career Services at www.careerservices.wayne.edu or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor.

References & Resources

https://www.livecareer.com/quintessential/career-planning-tips

https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-a-skill-set-2062103

http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/for-job-hunters

https://www.careerkey.org/identify-your-skills/types-of-skills.html#.WodP4-SWyUk

May 3 / Carissa Bell

Greektown Casino (May 8th 11AM to 2 PM)

 

Greektown Casino-Hotel is coming to campus on Tuesday, May 8, 2018!

 

Representatives from Greektown Casino-Hotel will be hosting an Information Table in the Student Center Building from 11 AM to 2 PM to discuss various opportunities!

 

Greektown Casino-Hotel is looking to fill part-time and full-time job opportunities for the following departments, including:

 

  • Valet
  • Dealer Training Opportunity
  • Housekeeping
  • Environmental Services
  • Security

 

Internship Opportunities are also available in the following departments:

  • Human Resources
  • Internal Audit
  • Hotel Operations

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be 21 years or older
  • Must be able to pass drug and background screening
  • Candidates interested in employment outside of Valet and Housekeeping departments must be able to obtain a Michigan Gaming License

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 11 AM to 2 PM

Location: South Literature Table, Student Center Building

 

For more information, please contact Arlinda Pringle at ac2000@wayne.edu

 

Apr 16 / Susan Crowley

Join Dow Chemical for a Supply Chain & Customer Service Recruitment Fair on April 23rd!

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Dow Chemical Supply Chain & Customer Service Recruitment Fair

Monday, April 23rd 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dow Event Center
303 Johnson Street
Saginaw, MI 48607

Discover the science to your success with a rewarding job at Dow! Job seekers in the Great Lakes Bay Region are invited to a Supply Chain & Customer Service Recruitment Fair, hosted by The Dow Chemical Company on Monday, April 23rd from 4-6 p.m. at The Dow Event Center in downtown Saginaw, MI.

The hiring event focuses on employees with supply chain and customer service expertise. Supply chain employees manage a variety of tasks that help move products from the company to the customer. Customer service employees provide a critical link between the company and its various customers.

Supply chain candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree OR 4 years of military equivalence and 2 or more years of experience.

Customer Service candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree OR be graduating in Spring of 2018.

The event is being offered free of charge. Registration is not required to attend but is strongly recommended. Job candidates are encouraged to bring a resume and related support materials.

For more information and to register, click here!

Apr 12 / Carissa Bell

Internship: Faygo

Quality Control Internship

 

Feelin’ Like a Faygo!

In 1907, two Russian immigrants, Ben and Perry Feigenson, created a piece of Detroit history by opening Faygo’s first facility. More than a century later, Faygo is still located in Detroit and proudly produces such popular soft drinks as Red Pop and Rock and Rye, along with a complete line of carbonated and non-carbonated beverages. Faygo Beverages, Inc. has been part of the National Beverage family since 1987.

 

Job Description

We are seeking a Quality Control Intern that has the desire to learn all processes of production and packaging equipment in a beverage facility. This position consists of testing and analyzing every production batch to ensure that we have a quality product.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least sophomore status from an accredited college or university in engineering (mechanical or chemical), biology, microbiology, chemistry or food science.
  • Action focused, driven, flexible and able to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have math aptitude
  • Good attendance and punctuality a must
  • Previous QC or food production experience a plus
  • Must be able to work in a plant environment with loud noises and varied temperatures
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds repetitively and stand/walk for hours at a time

 

Faygo Beverages, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender, genetics, gender identity or sexual orientation.

 

For additional information and how to apply: 

https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?d=ExternalCareerSite&c=1129707

Apr 12 / Carissa Bell

Internship Alert: Wayne County Airport Authority

College Internship 2018

REQUIREMENTS

The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) is seeking candidates who meet or exceed the following standards to fill the position of College Intern:

  1. Working towards or holds a degree with major course work in Aviation, Finance, Business, Public Administration, Engineering or a related field,
  2. At least two (2) years of college completed (approximately 60 credit hours), and hold a 2.5 grade point average (GPA),
  3. Possess a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software,
  4. Able to qualify for an Airport Security Badge and successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen,
  5. College transcripts must be submitted with application.

 

DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES

The WCAA Internship Program is designed to provide the selected students an opportunity to experience working at a large commercial Airport, gaining an in-depth knowledge of how a major Airport Authority operates.  Intern assignments can be in any one of our functional area’s including but not limited to: Airfield Operations, Engineering, Public Safety, Environmental, Finance/Accounting just to name a few.  Interns work closely with functional leaders on specific projects related to our business objectives.

 

The program is designed to provide each intern a variety of experiences that include developing documents/presentations, functional case studies, and working with various employees at all levels of the organization.  The interns also participate in a variety of site tours, presentations and guest speakers that expose them to the various aspects of the Aviation industry.  Interns will be able to develop and demonstrate communication skills (written and oral), teamwork, creativity/problem solving, motivation, leadership and their passion for their chosen field.

 

SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION

Interns are paid $13.00 per hour and work approximately 30 hours a week, Monday – Thursday.  The program will start in Mid-may and end in mid August (approximately 12 – 13 weeks).

 

To Apply: 

https://wcaa.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=212

Apr 12 / Carissa Bell

Internship Alert: Walgreens

Community Management Internship (CMI) 

*Must be a rising senior (junior) pursuing a Bachelor’s degree**

This is a very exciting time at Walgreens. We’re taking our products and services to the four corners of the world as part of the Retail USA division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Walgreens Boots Alliance was formed through the combination of Walgreens and Europe’s Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services dating back more than 100 years each.

Today, Walgreens is the neighborhood drugstore and retailer that makes health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And, we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Join us at Walgreens and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.

 

Ten weeks that could change your future!  At Walgreens, you have the best of both worlds: the training, support and resources of one of America’s largest retail organizations behind you, plus the encouragement to be a true entrepreneur. Because we want you to succeed in your retail career, we’ve created a comprehensive, step-by-step management development program (LEAP) that will equip you to become a Walgreens store manager, and from there — depending on your career goals — to move into higher levels of retail management at Walgreens.

 

·         The internship program is designed for college students to complete during the summer between their junior and senior years in school, exposes students to management skills and a full range of retail operations at Walgreens.

·         Interns will work with experienced store managers to learn about store operations, management responsibilities, merchandising, advertising, inventory, and human resources.

·         By the end of your ten-week internship, you’ll know just what it means to manage a Walgreens store.

·         It’s also an opportunity for us to seek exceptional students, prior to their senior year of college, to train for future management consideration.

·         Lead, Engage, Advance, Perform. (LEAP) is a comprehensive management development program including workshops, online learning and on the job coaching/mentoring preparing Assist Store Manager Trainees for a store management career path.

 

Get paid to learn!

·         Minimum GPA: 2.75

·         The internship is conducted between the months of May through August.

·         Interns are paid hourly

·         $14.00 per hour

·         Interns are scheduled for 40-hour work week

 

A career at Walgreens offers you the potential for growth and a clear path to advancement. Our innovative spirit means every day is a different opportunity to excel in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Take your first step towards a fulfilling career. Apply now at www.walgreens.jobs.

Apr 12 / Carissa Bell

Detroit Institute of Arts Part-Time Building Attendant

JOB TITLE/DEPARTMENT

Building Attendant

Environmental Services

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary (Employment agreement from May 16, 2018 through September 30, 2018 for duration of Star Wars and The Power of Costume exhibition)

$9.75/hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the Building Attendant performs general cleaning and janitorial work such as clean and disinfect restrooms, cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, cleaning glass and removing rubbish.  Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Sweeps, vacuum, dusts, wet mops floors
  • Operates various equipment used to clean floors and carpets: vacuum cleaners; floor scrubbers; floor buffers; Avenger auto scrubber; carpet shampooers and extractors; other miscellaneous equipment
  • Cleans restrooms and replenishes supplies
  • Collects and disposes of waste, and recyclable products
  • Replenishes materials, equipment and supplies as needed
  • Washes and/or spot clean walls, doors, fixtures, counters, furniture, etc.
  • Clean elevator tracks
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience cleaning in a museum, office, hospital, hotel, or similar setting
  • Ability to work varied shifts including days, afternoons, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime assignments.
  • Ability to move for the majority of a shift
  • Reliable transportation to and from work during all shifts and assignments
  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance
  • Complies with standards established by museum’s general liability insurance provider
  • Ability to read and comprehend signs, labels, job assignments and written instructions
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a crew
  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with all DIA personnel
  • Demonstrates ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail while performing tasks
  • Substantial contact with the public
  • Ability to demonstrate friendly, courteous, professional customer service behaviors and provide service recovery in an accommodating manner consistently, in accordance with the department’s safety and quality goals

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below.  Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on April 25, 2018.

Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.

APPLY(OPENS IN NEW WINDOW)

Apr 11 / Carissa Bell

City of Novi: Part-Time Lifeguard Position

Job Description

CITY OF NOVI seeks Lakeshore Beach Lifeguard (May – Labor Day) for seasonal part-time positions charged with providing a safe environment on Lakeshore Beach and the surrounding areas. The Lifeguard maintains safety at the beach and corrects infractions by patrons and assists in keeping the swimming area clean. This position requires moderate decision making with frequent review and guidance. This position is responsible for constant attention to assigned guarding areas and efficiently performing emergency procedures as necessary. Additional responsibilities include, (including but not limited to), proper guarding posture, skills and procedure. The staff is responsible for competently performing emergency procedures when necessary. Maintain cordial relations with the public and set example in general conduct for staff. The Lifeguards are expected to collect and dispose of all litter, in and around the beach area. They could also provide additional assistance as a Lakeshore Park Booth Attendant. Duties are performed under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor and the Head Lifeguard.

Up to 37.5 hours/week. Starting rate $10 per hour.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 16; must pass a pre-employment physical including drug screen; Must pass a pre-employment background check; must provide copies of both sides of current certification cards; must have references available; must have the ability to work with the public; must be available to work 20-37.5 hours per week Monday-Sunday including holidays as assigned; Must have current Lifeguard certifications.

Compensation:  $10.00/hour

Contact:  Contact: Apply promptly with application to HumanResources@cityofnovi.org or Attn: Human Resources, 45175 West Ten Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375. EOE.

Apr 11 / Carissa Bell

Virtual Career Fair is Here: Today 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Chat with Employers who are looking to hire… right from your device!

Still looking for a full-time, part-time or internship job? On April 11th from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, the WSU Virtual Career Fair will allow you to video chat with employers about their available jobs right from your phone, tablet or computer. WSU students and alumni can register and video chat with any of the participating companies?  To see the list of companies, their jobs that are available and to receive the link to participate, please visit the WSU Virtural Career Fair Web Page and register for the event.

Apr 6 / Carissa Bell

Chegg Tutors Online Position

Job Description

Is your summer internship only providing you with college credit? Want to make a little extra money this spring from the comfort of your dorm room? With Chegg Tutors you can now help students of all ages whenever you have the time. Lessons happen in our state-of-the-art online lesson space, so there’s nothing you need to download.

Simply log in to your account and we’ll direct students in your subjects to you. It’s the perfect part-time contract for college students and busy professionals!


Perks of Being a Chegg Tutor:

  • $20+/hour
  • Log on whenever you want
  • Work from anywhere
  • Bask in good karma of helping others


Signing up is easy! Visit our site to apply: 
https://www.chegg.com/tutors/boards17


Tutor Applicant Must Haves

  • Internet Connection
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or currently pursuing Bachelors)
  • English Fluency
  • A desire to work with students
  • Able to work part time a contractor

Check out our amazing online Lesson Space: https://www.chegg.com/tutors/lesson-demo/

Apr 6 / Carissa Bell

Detroit Medical Center Career Fair

Detroit Medical Center Career Fair

 

Tuesday, April 10th from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sinai-Grace Hospital, 6071 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48235

Thursday, April 12th from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Harper University Hospital, 3990 John R, Detroit, MI 48201
Detroit Receiving Hospital, 4201 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48201
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, 261 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

• On-site interviewing (bring a resume)
• Facility tour and leadership greeting
• CEs for select disciplines (details available)
• Free and easily accessible parking
• Dedicated shuttle providing free transit to all four Midtown campuses

Nursing and Allied Health Positions Available

Registered Nurses: Labor & Delivery, Women’s Health, Telemetry, Behavioral Health, Internal Pool, Rehab, ICU, OR, ED and Med/Surg
• Up to a $25,000 sign on bonus for select specialties

Allied Health: Rad Tech, Ultrasound Tech, CT Tech, Surgical Tech, Respiratory Therapist, Pharmacy Tech, Polysomnographic Tech, PT, OT, SLP, Medical Tech, Central Sterile Tech and Cardiovascular Tech
• Up to a $10,000 sign on bonus for select titles


To Register Visit:

http://www.dmc.rsvp-careerfair.com/#/

Apr 4 / Carissa Bell

PT-Summer Criminal Justice/Caseworker Assistant

Announcement Information

Part-time Non-Eligible  summer employee positions are not part of the Oakland County Merit System.  These positions are limited to 520 hours during the summer months.  

For positions that require 48 credit hours of college coursework, the applicant must upload a copy of college transcripts (required credits must be completed at the time of application to meet the minimum qualifications for the position).

TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED
All applicants for this classification must upload a copy of their college transcript under the attachment section. This section is used for transcripts only. Do not upload any other documents such as reference, cover letter, resume, etc.

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, employees of this class are assigned to one of several County departments or divisions, such as Children’s Village, Medical Examiner, Homeland Security, Sheriff, or Workforce Development.  Assists in performing basic professional level duties.  May coordinate group activities. May prepare reports, progress summaries, and/or statistical analysis. Utilizes current county-wide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED
All applicants for this classification must upload a copy of their college transcript under the attachment section. This section is used for transcripts only. Do not upload any other documents such as reference, cover letter, resume, etc.

At the time of application, applicants must:

1. Have completed at least 48 credit hours from an accredited college or university; with at least 9 credits of course work in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or a related area.

2, Pass the employment physical established for this classification.

Special Requirements

1. WHEN ASSIGNED TO MEDICAL EXAMINER OR CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
Must submit to immunizations as required by the Department of Health & Human Services and submit to a tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray, at County expense.

Before beginning employment candidates will be required to provide Children’s Village with documentation from the Michigan Department of Human Services (previously called Family Independence Agency) that they have not been named in a central registry case as the perpetrator of child abuse or child neglect.  In addition, applicants being considered for hire will be asked to sign a form authorizing Children’s Village to request and receive a criminal history check in accordance with the privacy act of 1974.
Applicants for positions at Children’s Village will not be considered if they have been convicted of either of the following:

a) Child Abuse or Neglect.
b) A felony involving harm or threatened harm to an individual within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of hire.

 

2.  WHEN ASSIGNED TO SHERIFF’S OFFICE

A criminal background check will be conducted before employment begins. Information obtained during the background check will be considered in the hiring decision.

 

To Apply Visit: 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oakgov/jobs/1938822/summer-criminal-justice-casework-assistant

 

Mar 29 / Carissa Bell

Chene Park: Job Fair April 2nd 10am – 2pm

Chene Park is hiring!

Apply now at our website cheneparkdetroit.com

Job Fair

Monday, April 2nd • 10AM – 2PM
Northwest Activity Center
18100 Meyers
Detroit, MI 48235

2018 Summer Positions

  • Bar Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Barbacks
  • Bartender
  • Concessions Manager
  • Food and Beverage Concessions
  • Food and Beverage Server
  • Head Usher
  • Usher
  • Inventory Manager
  • Maintenance

Come prepared to interview
Applications and job descriptions are available at cheneparkdetroit.com/employment-2

Mar 29 / Carissa Bell

Internship: DTX Student Tech Accelerator

 

DTX Launch Detroit accepting applications for
student tech accelerator

what’s better than a summer internship?

getting paid to launch your own tech startup

Detroit Technology Exchange (DTX) is a programmatic partnership between TechTown Detroit, Invest Detroit, DC3 (Detroit Creative Corridor Center), the Henry Ford Innovation Institute, NextEnergy and Grand Circus. DTX was designed to recruit and groom talent for tech entrepreneurship opportunities and convert innovation technologies into Detroit-based startups.

 

Launch Detroit is the summer student accelerator program offered to undergrad, graduate and up to 2-year post grad Michigan students. Michigan residents attending college out of state are also eligible. Launch Detroit is a 10-week intensive summer boot camp for students who have startup ideas in the tech-based/tech-assisted arena.

 

This is a great opportunity for students to use their own business ideas and be paid to do so. Participants will receive a stipend (non –equity) of $2,500 per individual (up to $7,500 per team).  We aim to encourage entrepreneurship and retain innovative talent in SE Michigan. Over 160 students from 27 different colleges and universities have participated in our program over the past five years.

 

DTX Launch Detroit covers all the fundamentals of launching a new enterprise, offering personal mentorship and coaching, development of invaluable skills that are useful inside and outside of the entrepreneurial world, introduction to the core concepts needed to develop and grow a sustainable business venture and much more:

 

v  Designing, testing, and evaluating your value proposition v Developing your business model canvas

 

v  Finding the right product/market fit v Conducting customer discovery

 

v  Pitch coaching v Team building Networking with successful entrepreneurs and subject matter experts

 

 

For full program description CLICK HERE

To APPLY to DTX Launch Detroit, CLICK HERE

Mar 28 / Carissa Bell

Part-Time Sales Associate

Sales Associate (Tucson, Phoenix & Michigan)

Part-time sub-contractor position

We’re looking for a suitable candidate to work approx. 2 outdoor farmers markets per week in Tucson (weekends). There would be a potential for you to work in Phoenix as well. You must be experienced and well-skilled in sales, friendly, customer service oriented, health conscious and enthusiastic. You will be doing a lot of educating your (potential) customers about our products and must therefore have an energetic and extrovert personality. You must be able to set up an EZ up tent, one or two tables and make the display look attractive. Must have a reliable vehicle with room for the aforementioned items. Must be able to lift and move up to 40 lbs.

Please email businessmanager (at) peppermintjim (dot) com with your resume or completed Application.

PJ Market Groups aka: Peppermint Jim provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PJ Market Groups aka:  Peppermint Jim complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

PJ Market Groups, aka: Peppermint Jim expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of PJ Market Groups, aka: Peppermint Jim’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

Mar 22 / Carissa Bell

Learn about the employers for the virtual Career Fair: April 11th

Wayne State University Virtual Career Fair

Fair Description:


This is a private virtual career fair for Wayne State University students. Students are now able learn more about registered employers and will be able to video chat with them on April 11th, 2018 from 1pm-6pm.  After the career fair, employers may invite students for a follow-up virtual interview to be held between April 17th, 2018 and April 19th, 2018.

 **Note: Employers are still registering. As employers register, you will be able to view their company information and job postings. 

 Have a question or need help? Email support@jobsconnected.com

Click Here for list of employers

Mar 20 / Carissa Bell

Tuesday Career Tip: Set Career and Job Goals

Set Career and Job Goals

Develop a roadmap for your job and career success. Can you be successful in your career without setting goals? Of course. Can you be even more successful through goal-setting? Most research says yes.

A major component of career planning is setting short-term (in the coming year) and long-term (beyond a year) career and job goals. Once you initiate this process, another component of career planning becomes reviewing and adjusting those goals as your career plans progress or change – and developing new goals once you accomplish your previous goals.

As you develop goals make sure they meet these criteria:

  • Your goals must be specific.You might say, “I want to be successful.” Well, who doesn’t? But can you define what success means to you?
  • You must be able to measure the outcome of your goals.When you set a goal, include a time frame for achieving it.
  • Don’t be negative.Make sure your goal is something you want rather than something you want to avoid.
  • Keep your goals realistic.Make sure your goals are compatible with your abilities and skills.
  • Is your goal reachable within your time frame? If you have one big goal, break it down into several short-term goals.
  • Tie an action to each goal.For instance, if your goal is to become a writer, sign up for a writing class.
  • Be flexible about your goals.If you encounter barriers that threaten to impede your progress, don’t give up. Instead, modify your goals.  Put your energy into pursuing other objectives.

For more career research resources, visit or contact Career Services at www.careerservices.wayne.edu or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor.

References & Resources

https://www.livecareer.com/quintessent…/career-planning-tips

https://www.thebalance.com/goal-setting

Mar 19 / Carissa Bell

iHeartMedia (Channel 955/WKQI Night Show Host)

 

Channel 955/WKQI Night Show Host- Farmington Hills

 

Responsibilities

  • Performs news, talk, music, comedic or other format shows or program for broadcast entertainment.
  • Establishes relationship with listeners by providing entertainment and/or information of interest consistent with format, genre, and targeted demographic audience.
  • Interviews guests, moderates debates, converses with callers, and hosts live events.
  • Adheres to all guidelines, policies and procedures of the station, iHeartMedia, the FCC and all other federal, state and local laws, including policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity.
  • Prepares for an air shift using creativity, imagination and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting on-air material.
  • Ensures logged commercials, promotions and any other programming essential to the stations operation are aired.
  • Maintains a website personality page.
  • Participates in required station Programming, Promotions, and Sales staff meetings and events.
  • Makes regular approved appearances at paid and non-paid station events; serves as ambassador for the radio station(s) when out in public.
  • Executes only the interviews and events on air that are approved by Program Director; follows designated show format.
  • Assists with voice over and production of paid and non-paid spots required to run on the station.
  • Serves as primary creative voice and directs support staff of show.
  • Researches and gains knowledge of subject matter that facilitates speaking extemporaneously and providing immediate non-scripted analysis/commentary.
  • Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.
  • Prepares written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs, or other social media platforms.
  • Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.
  • Handles emergency inserts (e.g. news updates and breaking stories, emergencies, alert system tests, etc.); is on call for possible disasters, breaking news, or acts of nature.

 

Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking
  • Proficient in media production and broadcast systems; familiar with NexGen, Vox Pro, and Pro Tools
  • Strong knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations
  • Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune daily with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
  • Demonstrated upbeat personality, informative, entertaining and engaging on the air; able to relate to station audience
  • Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills; proficient in grammar; ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air
  • Demonstrated creativity and imagination
  • Able to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations and personalities
  • Can work well in a team environment; collaborative
  • Able to adapt to changes in schedules and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines
  • May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish

 

Work Experience

  • 3+ years of on-air radio experience required
  • Audio demo of on-air interviews, commentary, announcements, etc.

Education

  • 4-year college degree, preferably in Communications or Broadcast Journalism

To Apply:

https://iheartmedia.jobs/michigan/usa/jobs/

Mar 19 / Carissa Bell

DTE Summer Internship: Energy Trading

Summer Intern (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Energy Trading Internship

 

DTE Energy Trading, a subsidiary of DTE Energy Company, is seeking ambitious, energetic, quantitatively adept individuals with an interest in power marketing for an internship based at its Ann Arbor, Michigan headquarters. We provide energy sourcing and management solutions for investor-owned gas and electric utilities, municipalities, electric cooperatives, independent power producers and retail energy suppliers. We manage a significant portfolio of gas transport and storage as well as power generation and transmission assets in the Midwest, Northeast and Texas markets.

_ KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES_

Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year college or university with a major in business, accounting, marketing, economics, finance, engineering, or related field. Must have completed at least two years of college and provide for the following:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Demonstrates strong computer proficiency including a good working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel.
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork, and time management skills while maintaining an attention for detail.
  • Resourceful and proactive in gathering information and sharing ideas.

_ Principal Duties & Responsibilities_

  • Work with Scheduling and Trading teams to collect and analyze data.
  • Facilitates/support Business Unit administrative projects/programs and day-to-day operations.
  • Use problem-solving skills to deal with issues as they arise.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

 

To Apply:

https://www.dteenergy.jobs/michigan/usa/jobs/

Mar 19 / Carissa Bell

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (IT Operations Intern)

 

IT Operations Intern

 

DEPARTMENT: IT

REPORTS TO:  Senior Manager,  Infrastructure & Support

JOB TITLE:  IT Operations Intern

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:  May/June 2018- August 2018

HOURS:  40 hours

PAID:  Yes

 

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust administers health care benefits for nearly 680,000 UAW retirees from GM, Chrysler and Ford and their dependents. As of January 1, 2010, the Trust became the largest non-governmental purchaser of health care benefits in the country.  The  UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust has a great internship opportunity for a highly motivated individual who wants to learn many aspects of information technology.  The intern is responsible for supporting the IT Infrastructure and Support teams in deploying new devices, resolving technical issues, and documenting processes and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the deployment of new laptops to Trust employees, including working with SCCM to image new laptops.
  • Monitor ticketing system and assist users in need of technical support including connectivity issues, printing issues, error resolution  etc.
  • Work with IT Operations team to define and document policies and procedures.
  • Assist with physical audit
  • Identify opportunities to improve Trust policies, procedures, and controls.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES, AND EDUCATION

  • Major in Computer Science or similar discipline
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products (Windows, Server, Office, SCCM, etc.)
  •  Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of VMware and Solarwinds desired, but not required

This internship will be located at:

UAW Center for Human Resources (CHR)

200 Walker Street

Detroit, MI 48207

Interested students should submit their resume to: kblair@rhac.com.

Deadline to apply is May 4, 2018.