UM-Dearborn student organizations have planned activities that focus on job preparation, career selection and enhancing a candidateís professional worth with local business leaders teaching workshops and seminars.

January 21, 2011

DEARBORN / Jan. 21, 2011---Members of several University of Michigan-Dearborn student organizations have been working together for weeks to plan the annual Professional Development Week.

College of Business students from Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the American Marketing Association (AMA), the ITM Club, Beta Alpha Psi and Phi Chi Theta have developed a variety of events for UM-Dearborn students, alumni and community members kicking off on Monday, Jan. 31 at noon with a Hallway Fair in the Fairlane Center South Building.

Professional Development Week activities focus on job preparation, career selection and enhancing a candidateís professional worth with local business leaders teaching workshops and seminars. Highlights from the week include Speed Networking, Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills, an Ethics Speaker, a session on Entrepreneurship and a closing panel discussing the impact that young adults will play on the re-invention of Michiganís economy.

For a complete list of activities or to register for the sessions visit http://getprofessional.org/.

###

About University of Michigan-Dearborn
Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, UM-Dearborn has been distinguished by its commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities responsive to the needs of southeastern Michigan. The university has 8,700 students pursuing undergraduate, masterís, doctoral and professional degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, education, and public administration. With a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of interaction with business, government and industry in southeastern Michigan, and is committed to responding to the needs of the region in the future.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Beth Marmarelli
Assistant Director of Communications
PHONE: 313-593-5542

Jennifer Thelen
Public Relations Representative
PHONE: 313-593-5644

The Office of Marketing and Communications
Room 1040, Administration Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn