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LiveWorkDetroit Offers One-Day Immersion In Detroit For College Students, Recent Grads

LANSING (WWJ) — The Michigan Economic Development Corp. invites college students and recent graduates from around Michigan and beyond to LiveWorkDetroit, a career event taking place Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1:30 to 8 p.m. at Ford Field.

“Detroit is buzzing with new energy that is creating a dynamic, vibrant place to showcase to young adults with entrepreneurial spirit,” said MEDC president and CEO Mike Finney. “Detroit is making global headlines for its amazing transformation by attracting new businesses, visitors and young professionals, and we encourage college students to take a close look at all the city has to offer.”

LiveWorkDetroit is an MEDC initiative designed to connect Michigan’s college graduates to Detroit job opportunities and promote the city of Detroit as a preferred post-graduation talent destination. Since 2011, more than 2,500 college students from universities and colleges across Michigan and surrounding states have participated in 12 LiveWorkDetroit events.

The Oct. 19 event is being co-hosted by D:hive and MEDC. Participating students will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of Detroit employers, seasoned professionals and peers already working in sectors of Detroit’s emerging economy. The event will include a keynote address by Moosejaw president and CEO Eoin Comerford, panel discussion with some of Detroit’s young leaders, and a tour of Ford Field. Participants will also learn about Detroit’s high-tech startups, medical researchers, fashion trendsetters, restaurants, museums, and affordable places to live.

Registration is required. The event costs $15, which includes bus transportation and dinner. Register at http://bit.ly/LWDFall13.

For questions regarding LiveWorkDetroit, call (313) 962-4590 or emailinfo@dhivedetroit.org.

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit: MichiganBusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org.

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