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State of Michigan to host MiVirtualCareerFair on Wednesday, March 27: The State of Michigan, one of the first states in the nation to bring job seekers and employers together in a live virtual environment, will host a MiVirtualCareerFair  career networking event on Wednesday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MiVirtualCareerFair allows employers to connect with top talent and gives job seekers the opportunity to apply for dozens of available positions without the inconvenience and expense of traditional job fairs. Within MiVirtualCareerFair, employers host exhibitor booths that include links to job postings, company profiles, employee benefits, and employer contact information, and allow job seekers to communicate one-on-one with company representatives. Post-event, employers receive in-depth analytics including candidate resumes, applications, chat transcripts, and booth visit data. All job openings posted during the fair will be accessible to participants for 30 days after the live event. More virtual career fairs are planned for April 24, June 26, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Nov. 13. Employers interested in a hosting a booth in one of the upcoming MiVirtualCareerFair events are encouraged to contact Joe Quick, Manager of Talent Acquisition for the Michigan Economic Development Corp. at quickj@michigan.org.

Forum to promote global citizenship in the worldwide marketplace: With growing use of Internet and other web-based social media, the accelerated pace of change associated with globalization influences the social, cultural, political and economic fabric of every country in the world. This calls upon everyone, as global citizens, to better understand mutual dependencies and address challenges that have no boundaries. Oakland University will host “Citizenship in the Age of the Internet,” a forum on Friday, April 5, designed to offer participants new insight on how the Internet fosters greater global awareness, impacts ethical behavior, drives and or impedes creativity and innovation, enables businesses to be more responsive to social needs, and more. The day-long event will include research presentations by OU students and faculty, an activity on constructive discourse and dialog by Kent Roberts of the National Civility Center, a panel discussion of consular officials from different countries moderated by Tim Anderson of Miller Canfield, and a keynote address by Chad Doyle, a senior manager at Chrysler. There is no charge to attend the forum, but attendees are asked to reserve a spot by visiting oakland.edu/sba. It will take place in Elliott Hall Auditorium on the campus of Oakland University. Interactive and printable campus maps are available at oakland.edu/map. For more information, visit oakland.edu/sba or contact Theo English at (248) 370-4969 or tnenglis@oakland.edu. The forum is sponsored by Oakland University’s Honors College, School of Business Administration, Center for Undergraduate Research and Leadership, and Pi Sigma Alpha; as well as Miller Canfield and The National Civility Center.

Monroe County CC To Host Career, Opportunity Expo: Monroe County Community College will host the third-annual Career and Opportunity Expo on Friday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The expo, which is free and open to the public,  will be held in the Gerald Welch Health Education Building on MCCC’s Main Campus, which is located at 1555 S. Raisinville Road in Monroe. Last year, the event was attended by 400 job seekers and featured 88 exhibitors/employers. Barry Kinsey, director of workforce development and chair of the expo, said the expo will bring together students, MCCC alumni, colleges and universities, employers and community members, with an emphasis on returning service members. Professional dress is required for those who plan to attend.  While resumes are not required, they are encouraged. The event is hosted by MCCC in partnership with Siena Heights University, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology, the Monroe County Employment and Training Department Michigan Works!, South Central Michigan Works! and Pure Michigan Veterans Services Division. Currently, there are nearly 60 companies and more than 20 service and educational organizations registered to be at the expo, and the list is still growing. A complete list of participating organizations can be found at www.monroeccc.edu/careerexpo, and organizations interested in participating can still register to do so. The cost for employers and educational institutions is $50. Organizations that assist veterans or the unemployed will be charged $25.  Registration forms are available through the expo Web site. For more information, contact Kinsey at bkinsey@monroeccc.edu or by phone at (734) 384-4127

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