WCC President Receives Award from Michigan Works! Southeast for Outstanding Service in Workforce Development

WCC President Receives Award from Michigan Works! Southeast for Outstanding Service in Workforce Development   ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 7, 2017 – Washtenaw Community College President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca has been selected by Michigan Works! Southeast to receive an award for Outstanding Service in Workforce Development in Washtenaw County. Bellanca and other workforce development staff, program alumni, volunteers, and programs from throughout... [Read More...]

United Way of Washtenaw County Announces Cynthia Wilbanks as Woman of the Year

November 14, 2016 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – University of Michigan Vice President for Government Relations, Cynthia Wilbanks, has been selected by Women United (formerly the Women’s Leadership Initiative) of the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) as the 2017 Woman of the Year.  Ms. Wilbanks will be honored at the UWWC’s “Power of the Purse” event on March 15, 2017, at the UM North Campus Research Complex. “Cynthia is a quiet hero in our... [Read More...]

9 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Job Hunt

Do you feel like your job hunt will never end? If it seems like you’ve tried everything you can, here are a handful of tips for keeping your spirits high and maintaining your focus and determination: 1. Refresh your resume First and foremost, make sure you’re up-to-date on the latest resumes advice. A fresh pair of eyes can often generate new ideas for presenting your skills and experience more effectively so ask someone who hasn’t... [Read More...]

Atomic Object Hires 3 Developers Through AI Competition, Grows Ann Arbor Office 25 Percent

Atomic Object’s Ann Arbor office will grow by 25 percent this spring. The custom software design shop hired three new computer science graduates recruited Contestants Working through an artificial intelligence competition. In January, the company hosted the 2017 Atomic Games in its downtown Ann Arbor office, modeled after a similar event held in Atomic’s Grand Rapids office last fall. Seventeen aspiring developers invited to compete each spent... [Read More...]

Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees Reaffirms Commitment to Student Success

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 1, 2017 — The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to update and approve the college’s “Assurance of Student Success” board policy. The Assurance of Student Success Policy is a guarantee that ensures students, employers, and educational partners at four year colleges and universities that all WCC degree graduates will have the knowledge and performance skills required for their major program.... [Read More...]

UMCU, U-M partner to provide financial education for Wolverine Pathways

 UMCU, U-M partner to provide financial education for Wolverine Pathways  ANN ARBOR (February 27, 2017)– More than 100 middle-school and high-school students across southeast Michigan can learn more about setting financial goals and effective budgeting thanks to a new partnership between the University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU) and the University of Michigan. UMCU will help implement a new financial education curriculum for U-M Wolverine... [Read More...]

Washtenaw Community College – Free College Day

  WHAT: Free College Day is a popular biannual event where the community can enjoy the breadth and depth of educational opportunities that students experience every day at Washtenaw Community College. A variety of classes led by WCC faculty and staff will be offered during three sessions (9:30-10:30am, 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-2:00pm). Topics range from “iPhone Photography” to “Cells: The Smallest Living Unit” to “Spices: A Flavor for... [Read More...]

SwRI to receive DOE award for connected and automated vehicle technology

Three-year project aims to reduce fuel consumption 20 percent San Antonio — Feb. 13, 2017 — A team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded up to $2.9 million in funding to develop connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies aimed at improving fuel economy by more than 20 percent. The project is part of ARPA-E’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. The... [Read More...]

Cover Letter Etiquette

When I am working with people that are in a job search, the question of cover letters invariably comes up.  Do the HR people actually read them?  Why should I waste my time doing one?  What does a good one look like? And the list goes on…… The opinions on the value of cover letters vary almost as much as the opinions on a resume.  However, I am definitely in the “pro cover letter” (or “cover email”) camp!   True, many people... [Read More...]

Brenda Jones Helping Keep Talent in Ann Arbor

Brenda Jones is a woman with a passion for keeping talent in Ann Arbor. After she and several members of her team were laid off from a local SaaS marketing company, Brenda took the lead in helping make sure those individuals stayed in this region, with jobs at a range of innovation-based businesses. Brenda used Ann Arbor SPARK’s Job Portal to research career opportunities for her colleagues, and also employed tried and true networking to make headway... [Read More...]

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