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Sep 14 / Carissa Bell

Walgreens – Pharmacy Internship Opportunity



Job Objectives
Learn to provide the best patient experience through assisting the pharmacist and pharmacy team members in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Responsible for using pharmacy systems to obtain patient and drug information and process prescriptions.
Models and delivers a distinctive and delightful customer experience.
Learns and champions pharmacy policy, procedures, and customer service best practices needed to perform as a future pharmacist.
Job Responsibilities/Tasks
Customer Experience
  • Engages customers and patients by greeting them and offering assistance with products and services. Resolves customer issues and answers questions to ensure a positive customer experience.
  • Models and shares customer service best practices with all team members to deliver a distinctive and delightful customer experience, including interpersonal habits (e.g., greeting, eye contact, courtesy, etc.) and Walgreens service traits (e.g., offering help proactively, identifying needs, servicing until satisfied, etc.).
  • Develops strong relationships with customers.
  • Learn from store and pharmacy team members, field leadership, team members and customers/patients
  • Under the supervision by the pharmacist, assist in the practice of pharmacy, in accordance with state, federal, and company policy. Reviews and complies with the Walgreen Co. Pharmacy Code of Conduct.
  • Performs duties as assigned and supervised by the pharmacist in accordance with Walgreens standard operating procedures for entering, third party processing, filling, and dispensing prescriptions.
  • Assists pharmacists and other healthcare providers in delivering patient care and services that are within the state scope of practice for pharmacy interns including patient counseling and other health services (i.e. blood pressure, medication therapy management).
  • Immediately reports prescription errors to pharmacist on duty and adheres to Company policies and procedures in relation to pharmacy errors and the Quality Improvement Program.
  • Strictly adheres to the Walgreen Co. policy regarding Good Faith Dispensing
  • Responsible and accountable for registering all related sales on assigned cash register, collects and handles cash as required. Takes customer to OTC aisle when possible to assist in locating products.
  • Handles telephone calls that do not require personal attention of the pharmacist, including those to physicians.
  • Assists and supports Pharmacy Department on inventory management activities, such as, ordering, unpacking, checking and storing shipment of pharmaceuticals. Maintains knowledge of Company asset protection techniques, and files claims for warehouse overages (merchandise received, but not billed), shortages (merchandise billed, but not received), order errors or damaged goods involving Rx drugs.
  • Assists with exterior and interior maintenance by ensuring the Pharmacy Department is stocked with adequate supplies, clean, neat and orderly in condition and appearance.
  • Complies with all company policies and procedures; maintains respectful relationships with coworkers.
  • Complete special assignments and other tasks as assigned.
Training and Personal Development
  • Complete required training
  • Maintains knowledge and skill in healthcare and pharmacy, including latest news and developments.
Basic Qualifications
  • Must be enrolled in a school of Pharmacy program
  • Must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English (Except in Puerto Rico).
  • Requires willingness to work flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prefer 6 months of experience in a retail environment.
  • Prefer to have prior work experience with Walgreens.
  • Prefer good math skills so they can fill prescriptions accurately, including counting, measuring and weighing medications.
  • Prefer good computer skills.

To Apply: 

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Click on jobs and enter Job ID #1967227

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Applications close on November 1st at 12:00 am

Sep 11 / Carissa Bell

Career Tip

Welcome back, Warriors! Welcome back to Career Tips!  Every new semester represents a new beginning.  No matter what happened in the past, this is a new opportunity to make more informed choices for your academic and career journey.

The Career Services Office can assist you in your discovery and decision making process.  As the new semester has begun, make it a priority to visit Career Services to learn more about the resources that our office provides.  This semester our Career Tips will focus on sustainable careers, career readiness and career development.

Understanding the concept of a “sustainable career” is crucial to the Career Development process.  Who hasn’t heard the advice “Go to college to get a good job”? In general, this is good advice as the U.S. Department of Labor research indicates that obtaining a bachelor’s degree increases a person’s earning power by as much as 66% over a 40-year work life.

What these statistics don’t tell you, however, is what a “good job” means. In previous centuries “good” was often synonymous with “secure.” People all over the country came to Detroit to work in automotive manufacturing assembly lines that provided stable, competitive wages to loyal employees. The nature of work has changed dramatically since then. Today, that traditional 9-5, 40-hour work life is disappearing and temporary, “gig” work is becoming the norm. The average life expectancy of a business or organization is around 10 years and as of September 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average employee tenure as 4.2 years.

In other words, job security no longer comes from the job. Instead, success in today’s economy comes from not only knowing your skills and abilities, but also knowing how to market them to employment opportunities.  This may mean quite possibly redefining what success means to have a sustainable career. The dictionary defines sustainability as “the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level”. Understanding that we all want the same career:  to get paid to do something enjoyable/interesting that matters/makes a difference, engaging in career planning the process for which you can find multiple ways to do this.


References & Resources



Sep 5 / Carissa Bell

Apple is hiring part-time!

Technical Specialist

Troy, MI

Job Summary

After customers purchase our products, you’re the one who helps them get more out of their new Apple technology. Your day in the Apple Store is filled with a range of focused support and service tasks. Whether you’re helping customers get started with the Mac or finding answers to their questions about other Apple devices, you’re ready to share knowledge and provide exceptional assistance. You gain satisfaction from bringing resolution and insight to each customer, elevating his or her relationship with Apple to the next level.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to assess customers’ support needs when they arrive, then provide solutions or refer them to other team members
  • Flexibility to regularly rotate through different technical specialties and skill sets
  • Ability to thrive on change as products evolve


As a Technical Specialist, you help new owners get started and current ones get quick, efficient support — developing strong, positive relationships with Apple. When a customer needs assistance, you quickly assess their situation. Sometimes you take care of customers with advice or a solution on the spot, using your knowledge of current Apple technology to help with iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices. At other times, you refer customers to support team members who get them up and running again. You even provide personal training for new customers, helping them acquire the basic skills they need to get started on photo, video, and music projects. The entire store team benefits from your commitment to providing the best care for customers. By helping Apple maintain strong relationships with customers, you are instrumental to our success.

Additional Requirements

  • You have excellent time management skills and can make decisions quickly. •You maintain composure and customer focus while troubleshooting and solving issues. •You reassure customers when delivering product diagnoses and potential solutions. •You will need to be flexible with your schedule. Your work hours will be based on business needs.

To Apply: 

Click Here To Apply


Sep 4 / Carissa Bell

Red Smoke BBQ: Part-Time Positions





Starting Pay: $9.25/Hour + Tips; 401k Available



Requirements: Integrity, industriousness & excellent interpersonal skills.

Application Available Online:


You can fax your application to (313) 963-2530, email:, or drop it off directly at our restaurant location Monday through Friday between 2 and 4pm.



573 Monroe St.

Detroit, MI 48226


Sep 4 / Carissa Bell

Astoria Pastry Shop: Part-Time Position



Customer Clerk


541 Monroe Avenue

Detroit, MI 48226



Description: Packages pastries for customers, cleans and maintains storefront and operates cash register.


Compensation: $10.00/Hourly


Open daily from 8am to Midnight


Part-Time hours available for day shift and afternoon shift


Application available online:


Bring application, resume and two references of current or former Supervisor.


Sep 4 / Carissa Bell

Part-Time Clerical Assistant

City of Birmingham


Job Description
The City of Birmingham is seeking energetic, organized and dependable applicants for a Part-Time Clerical Assistant position within the Department of Finance. Under management supervision, performs a wide variety of clerical tasks related to the administration of the Finance/Treasurer’s Office including cash handling and acceptance of various payments (i.e. utilities, parking violations, permits, taxes, assessments, invoices, etc.), and responding to inquiries through the application of established policy. Works tactfully with the public in person and on the phone, and utilizes office software and applications to perform general office work. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Key Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
· Knowledge of current office software packages, including Microsoft Office applications and the ability and interest to quickly learn and use new tools and technologies.
· Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and utilize problem-solving skills to assist members of the public and other team members.
· Ability to communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of individuals in carrying out assigned duties.
· Ability to accurately process monetary transactions by receiving payments and issuing receipts and change to customers.
· Professionally interact and provide excellent customer service both in person and over the phone.
Minimum Qualifications
· Possession of a high school diploma, or its equivalent, supplemented with coursework in administrative and/or office procedures. A minimum of 6 months to 1 year of post-secondary education coursework.
· A minimum of 2 years of clerical experience involving substantial public contact and/or customer service. Cash handling experience preferred.
· Proficiency in MS Office and Windows-based applications, and the ability and interest to quickly learn and use new tools and technologies. BS&A module working experience preferred.
· Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing, learn and apply specialized knowledge of department operations, work independently when necessary, and provide excellent customer service.
* Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Schedule & Wages
· This position offers a flexible part-time schedule, 3-4 hours per day, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., up to approximately 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
· Starts at $12.00 per hour depending on qualifications.
Submit Cover Letter, Resume and Completed City of Birmingham Employment Application no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.
Aug 31 / Carissa Bell

Immediate Openings (Aramark) Apply Now!!!


Student – Food Service Worker – Wayne State University

(Subway, Dunkin Donuts,



About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.



Position Summary: The Student Food Service Worker is responsible for preparing and/or building food items while providing customer service and adhering to food safety, food handling, and sanitation procedures.  The Student – Food Service worker must be a student at the Aramark location.  Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by Aramark location based on client requirements and business needs.


Essential Functions:

  • Prepares and builds food items according to standardized recipes and directions
  • Properly stores food by adhering to food safety policies and procedures
  • Sets up work stations including prep tables, service counters, hot wells, steam tables, etc.
  • Breaks down, cleans, and sanitizes work stations
  • Serves food to customers while ensuring guest satisfaction and anticipating the customers’ needs
  • Replenishes food items and ensure product is stocked to appropriate levels
  • Maintains excellent customer service and positive attitude towards guest, customers, clients, co-workers, etc.
  • Adheres to Aramark safety policies and procedures including proper food safety and sanitation
  • Ensures security of company assets
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by manager


  • Previous food service experience preferred
  • Must be able to obtain food safety certification
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
  • Requires occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of up to 25 lbs


To Apply Visit: 

Click Here to Apply

Aug 31 / Carissa Bell

Detroit Tigers Watch Person (Part-Time)

Watch Person – Security


Job Description

The Detroit Tigers Watchperson will be responsible for maintaining established security policies and procedures to create an environment that protects Comerica Park assets, colleagues and guests and

Primary (Essential) Duties:

The Watchperson provides 24/7 security to ensure the safety and welfare of all colleagues and guests inside Comerica Park, including the physical contents of the venue.

During an assigned shift, Watchpersons may have to perform one or more of the following:

  • Regularly inspect protective equipment that provides security to the venue including: doors, fences, locks, and lighting, and report on their condition.
  • Regularly screen guests and guest packages being brought into Comerica Park. Screening is conducted by electronic detectors and/or physical searches of persons and property.
  • Screen and inspect vehicles entering Comerica Park. Screening is conducted using hand-held screening tools and/or physical searches of vehicles and vehicle contents.
  • Daily inspection of the boiler-room, fire pump station, and ventilation rooms for possible mechanical problems.
  • Monitor and patrol on foot, Comerica Park premises, including the adjoining parking garage and grounds, to identify, diagnose and resolve safety concerns in order to maintain and promote a safe and secure environment.
  • Prevent, deter, and deny the opportunity for unlawful or unauthorized activities to occur in or around Comerica Park, including the adjoining parking garage and grounds.
  • Respond to alarms, disturbances, or other incidents occurring inside Comerica Park, including the adjoining parking garage and grounds.
  • Provide escorts to colleagues or guests within Comerica Park and provide personal protection to colleagues or guests when needed.
  • Operate the access and intrusion control system.
  • Operate the fire control system.
  • Operate the credentialing system.
  • Accept deliveries and operate the Pitney Bowes or other package tracking system to account for items and/or packages delivered to Comerica Park.
  • Operate the CCTV, burglary, and other alarm systems.
  • Write an accurate incident report by recording and communicating information, observations, and occurrences in writing (electronic format) so others will understand. Interview witnesses and other persons relevant to a specific incident and attach photographs and other documents to reports as necessary.
  • Notify security management and/or proper authorities as situations dictate.
  • Contribute to the overall security effort by accomplishing other related tasks as needed.

For full job description, requirements and to apply visit: 

Click Here to Apply

Aug 31 / Carissa Bell

Part-Time Studio Assistant

Studio Assistant


Assist visitors in finding personal meaning in art and with each other by facilitating art-making workshops and other public programs, both in the museum and off-site at fairs, festivals and other venues throughout Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County.  Performs related work as required.


  • Represent the DIA through meaningful interactions with museum visitors and the general public.
  • Facilitate both art-making and other museum experiences for the public. Programs can include, but are not limited to, art-making workshops (both at the museum and offsite at fairs, festivals, and other venues throughout the tri-county area), drawing in the museum galleries, assisting with artist demonstrations, guiding visitors through DIA Away (the museum’s mobile experience) and assisting with other non-art-making museum programs.
  • Organize, prepare, and cleanup of studio space and materials, collaborate with museum staff, and participate in professional development activities.
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s in Fine Arts / Art Education or related experience
  • Working knowledge of a variety of art-making media
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to move artwork, supplies, and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, some evenings and/or late nights and holidays.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below.  Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on September 10, 2018. 

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

To Apply Visit:

Aug 27 / Carissa Bell

Delta Global Services (Part-Time Ramp Agent)

Ramp Agent-NK

Job Number: 01CX3


Position Summary :
Under the supervision of the lead agent and/or supervisor on duty, Ramp Agents are responsible for marshalling aircraft in and out of the gate, loading, unloading and sorting freight, mail and baggage in a safe manner while also achieving on-time departures and arrivals. Ramp Agents may also be responsible for servicing aircraft lavatories, cleaning aircraft, restocking items, deicing and other duties as delegated.
Essential Functions:
  • Marshalls aircraft on the ramp including directing, assisting and parking all arriving, departing and towed aircrafts in accordance with safety policy and procedures.
  • Performs wing walker duties to protect the aircraft wing from equipment in the path of pushback and maintains visual contact with the pushback driver to alert the driver of any danger.
  • Lifts, loads/unloads, sorts and transfers passenger baggage, airmail, freight and company material in and out of aircraft bins, belt loader or baggage carts in a safe manner and within specific time constraints.
  • Maintains safety and security of the ramp at all times and complies with safety procedures and station policies.
  • Reads and verifies the city and flight number for every bag to ensure correct loading of customer bags.
  • Communicates with Operations, Flight Crew personnel and other ground personnel concerning arrival/departure information in a professional manner.
  • Drives/operates ramp equipment, including but not limited to bag tugs, belt loaders, aircraft tow tractors and water and lavatory servicing vehicles in a safe manner.
  • Services aircraft as needed to include cleaning lavatories and cabin and restocking items.
  • Arrives to work on time and at assigned post to ensure prompt servicing of the aircraft and on time departures.
  • May work in the baggage make-up area and prioritize baggage load for delivery to the proper aircraft for loading.
  • Ensures GSE equipment is in proper working order.
  • Other duties as assigned.
This description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Particular functions, tasks and requirements may vary or be added depending upon the location and operational requirements. The text on this site does not represent a contract of employment and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.
DAL Global Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Vets/Disabled
To Apply: 
Aug 27 / Carissa Bell

Paid Marketing and Communications Internship

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Compensation at a rate of $13.00 per hour up to 20 hours per week

Job Summary:
The Marketing & Communications Intern at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) will gain valuable experience in content development, branding and communication strategies. The duration of the internship will be the length of a school year, with the potential to be extended. This intern will play an integral role as part of the Marketing, and communications team, developing high-level materials to generate brand awareness for CHMF.  Projects will also include photography and videography and assisting other CHMF departments as needed.
General Expectations:
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge.
  • Exhibit professionalism in dress, attitude, work ethic, and relationships with coworkers.
  • Contribute to the fulfillment of the CHMF mission and values.
  • Attend staff meetings and other relevant events as requested.
  • A proactive attitude demonstrating a desire to be creative and collaborative.
  • Occasional late night and/or weekend hours will be required.
Daily Responsibilities:
  • Grow brand representation in the community through assistance with the planning and implementation of a consistent visual identity for CHMF.
  • Develop and create content for external and internal use to be distributed via the website, emails, and printed materials
  • Create engaging social media content for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, including graphics, video and written content
  • Monitor social channels, including reviews, messages, comments, etc.
  • Assist in the development and execution of the CHMF marketing and communication plan
  • Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and initiatives
  • Collaborate with other interns to complete tasks as needed
  • Drafting press releases, newsletters, blog articles, radio spots, etc.
  • Event planning support
  • Asset management support
  • Assist with donation pick up/drop off when needed
  • Support for other CHMF departments as needed
  • Front desk coverage
  • Proactive and a self-starter
  • Attention to details and organizational skills
  • Able to respond well to pressure
  • An excellent communicator
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Works well in a team and with a wide range of people
  • Photography and video experience preferred
  • Ability to think creatively and critically to identify and solve problems
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Reliable transportation
Educational Qualifications
  •  Currently enrolled as a college sophomore or junior in Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Business or related concentrations
How to apply: 
Please submit cover letter and resume to Gina Jiovani ( if you are interested.

Applications close on September 10th at 5:00 pm

May 29 / Carissa Bell

Network Like a Pro


Some people love networking; it’s a great opportunity to meet all sorts of people and pick their brains about different companies or industries. Other people hate it; it may feel awkward introducing yourself to people and asking them to help you advance (or start) your career. Whether you fall into one of those groups, or somewhere in between, the reality is that networking is essential to any career and it is something you must grow comfortable doing well.


Career Fairs

While the advent of the internet and the skyrocketing popularity of professional social media like LinkedIn have made it easy to hide behind your computer screen, there really is no replacement for face-to-face contact. One of the best places to network in-person is at a career fair. Natesa, a hiring expert from Textron, says, “Career fairs are a great way to network and meet individuals working in your desired industry. You should research a few of the companies that are going to attend, decide who you may want to talk to, and prepare yourself like you’re going into an interview.”1 In order to take full advantage of this opportunity, make sure you are prepared. This will allow you to have smooth and productive conversations with the companies that are most important to you, and you won’t waste time wandering around or doing a last-minute Google search about a company before you go talk to them.


Professional Organizations

Post-college, professional organizations are one of the best ways to get connected with other individuals in your industry that don’t work at your company. Phil, a hiring expert from Merck, says, “One of my biggest pieces of advice is to get involved with any professional organizations or societies that are related to your major or field of study. Many of those organizations are international and can offer networking sessions or opportunities for committee involvement or leadership.”2 And you don’t even have to wait for graduation to join! Most professional organizations have college chapters, giving you the opportunity as a college student to get a jump on networking and potentially make connections that could land you an interview or your first job.


Leave a Good Impression

The most important thing to remember while networking, whether online or in-person, is to always leave a professional impression in others’ minds. If you want someone to help you in your career, you need to prove that you are someone worth helping. One of the easiest things you can do to cultivate your professional image is start with your online presence. Makailyn, a hiring expert from Textron, says, “Make sure that your personal email is a professional address, preferably containing your name. If your personal email is not professional or not the ideal address, then I would recommend using the email provided to you by your school.”3 Ensure that all of your communications are always professional; you want people to take you seriously and think of as a colleague, not a student.


Becoming a networking master is a surefire way to land your dream job and start climbing the corporate ladder. By putting some time and effort into making connections and meeting the right people, you can feel confident you’ll stand out among all other job seekers.


For Additional Career Tips Visit:

May 22 / Susan Crowley

Wolverine Human Services will be conducting open interviews!

Wolverine Human Services will be conducting open interviews for the positions of Youth Care Workers, Case Aides, Case Managers, and Secretaries/Receptionists onsite at their location.

Thursday, May 24
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
15100 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe

Park, MI 48230

Resume and professional attire required.


May 21 / Carissa Bell

Co-Op Opportunity: Non-Metals Materials

Wayne State University

Hello Science and Chemical Engineering Majors,

Please find below, a co-op opportunity starting September 2018.

Tenneco Inc., Monroe, MI

Non-Metals Materials Co-op

Job Description

  •       Set-up tests and evaluations in the Materials Engineering Laboratory
  •       Interpret coating and coating test specifications
  •       Collect, summarize and communicate test data to business units, product engineering, process engineering, Quality and plant operations.
  •       Perform coating analyses.
  •       Perform oil and grease analyses.
  •       Provide technical support of cost reduction programs.
  •       Assist in the maintenance of Materials Engineering Laboratory’s TS16949 and ISO 14001 certification and related procedures.
  •       Maintain Materials Engineering Laboratory equipment and facilities.
  •       Support and adhere to Tenneco EH&S policies and procedures.
  •       Perform tasks as instructed by Materials Engineering Management.

Required Skills

  •       Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
  •       Working knowledge of Windows based word processing and spread sheet programs.
  •       Ability to work independently.
  •       Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  •       Mechanical aptitude for test equipment and measurement operations.

Required Experience

  •       Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field
  •       Experience in a laboratory setting is a plus

Available to work 2 rotations prior to graduation (fall 2018 and summer 2019), starting September 2018,

If you meet the requirements, please submit a resume to, WSU Career Services, 1001 FAB. Deadline: July 11, 2018.

If you are offered this opportunity and accepts, please contact me so that I may officially register you as a  co-op student.

Your resume should reflect relevant courses and/or experiences. Please do not hesitate to call with questions (313-577-3390).

May 21 / Carissa Bell

How to Make A Lasting Impressing During Your Summer Internship

Securing a summer internship is a great way to gain skills and experience during your time off from school. It is also an excellent way make connections within your industry and maybe even find a job after graduation. But in order for that to happen, you’ll need to make sure you leave a lasting impression on your coworkers and superiors


Ask Questions

Your boss doesn’t expect you to know everything; in fact, they know you are there to learn. By demonstrating that you’re dedicated to soaking up as much information as you can, employers will see that not only are you a hard worker, but that you are also passionate about the job, the industry, and their company. Makailyn, a hiring expert from Textron, suggests “To utilize the experience as much as possible, make sure you ask a lot of questions! Really try to dig deep and understand how your company works. You can also ask what makes someone a good leader or qualities they value in employees.”1 Being curious and willing to learn is an impressive quality and will certainly leave an impression on your internship supervisor.

Go Above and Beyond

You may only be an intern, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be willing to take on additional responsibilities. Ashlyn, a hiring expert from Worthington Industries, says “We always like to see interns coming into work with a positive attitude and eagerness to learn. If you prove that you’re willing to go the extra mile and submit the best work possible, we notice that. Overall just being positive and taking on new challenges will make you stick out in your boss’s mind.”2 When hiring, companies often seek candidates that are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful. You have the opportunity to do more than tell them how hardworking you are; you can show them. If you want to stand out as a star intern in your supervisor’s mind, make an effort to always go above and beyond.


Network, Network, Network

Gaining skills and experience is a vital component of internships, but the connections you make during this time may be even more important to you in the long run. Tony, a hiring expert from Hill-Rom, says “It is very important to take time out of your day for meetings with various leaders across the company. Pick their brains and find out what drives them, why they chose this company or profession, and what steps they took to get there. Also, feel free to use this time for any constructive feedback in order to help solidify your commitment to success. This won’t go unnoticed.”3 If your internship supervisor sees that you are making time to network within the company, they will see how dedicated you are to learning and growing in the field, which is certainly impressive. Additionally, by talking with people around the company, you can leave an impression in not only the mind of your direct supervisor but also the minds of other leaders, something that may come to benefit you later on.

Getting the most out of your summer internship means more than showing up every day and checking things off of a to-do list. It means being engaged, eager to learn, and dedicated to growing in the field; showing that you embody these qualities will surely leave a lasting impression in everyone’s mind.

For additional info visit:

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 or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor.


References & Resources

  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 or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor.

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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



  • 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


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.



  • 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:

Apr 12 / Carissa Bell

Internship Alert: Wayne County Airport Authority

College Internship 2018


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.



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.



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: