While many recent or soon-to-be graduates search for jobs in Michigan, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is offering an opportunity to connect with employers. The MEDC is hosting the Pure Michigan Opportunity West Coast event this Friday.
The goal is to connect new professionals, college students and recent graduates with Muskegon and Grand Haven-area employers. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour Lake Michigan beaches, restaurants, nightspots, and affordable places to live and play.
"Our message to top Michigan grads and students is this: you can find a great job, an affordable place to live, and world-class options for recreation and entertainment all right here on Michigan's West Coast," said Amy Cell, Senior Vice President for Talent Enhancement at the MEDC.
Pure Michigan Opportunity West Coast kicks off Friday, April 13 with an 11 a.m. welcome and luncheon at the Lake House Waterfront Grille on Muskegon Lake in downtown Muskegon. Career networking with Michigan employers follows from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Grand Valley State University Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC), adjacent to the Lake House.
From MAREC, participants will tour affordable places to live and play in both Muskegon and Grand Haven, and end their day with a reception at the Kirby House from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. One lucky participant will even win an Apple iPad.
At least two dozen regional employers will take part in the event, including ADAC Automotive, Alcoa Howmet, Herman Miller, Mercy Health Partners, Michigan Spring and Stamping, and Huntington National Bank.
The event costs $15, with $5 early registration through April 9. Register online at www.regonline.com/pureopportunitywestcoast. The registration fee includes bus transportation to and from the event from several locations in Michigan.