ESD Gets Busy With Fall Tours, Events

SOUTHFIELD — School is back in session, and your Engineering Society of Detroit is getting back into the swing of things with a variety of tours and other events designed to advance the current generation of engineers and technical professionals — and foster the next generation.

Here’s the rundown on a wide variety of events:

* ESD members can get a discount on the Career Development for Young Professionals Webcast Series, Thursdays starting Sept. 4 and ending Nov. 20, from 8 to 9 a.m. Presented by Transformational Leaders International, this event focuses on career development as an ongoing, constant process. Topics include vision planning, getting along with your boss, your personal brand, professional etiquette, communication etiquette, and defeating the technology demon. The cost is $140 for ESD members and $156 for non-members — or join ESD at a 40 percent discount and register for the webcast series for $216. The offer is for new, first-time members only. More at this link.

* ESD hosts the Innovative Orators Toastmaster Club every first and third Wednesday fro noon to 1 p.m. and every second and fourth Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ESD headquarters is at 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450. Join the Innovative Orators Toastmasters Club today to improve your communication skills and open doors in your personal and professional life. Instead of laboring in an academic setting or spending money on costly seminars, you’ll learn in a self-paced atmosphere of fun and fellowship. For more information, contact Fran Mahoney at (248) 353-0735, ext. 116 or

* ESD will host its big Fall Engineering & Technology Job Fair Monday, Nov. 10 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. If you have job openings and looking to recruit your next workforce, then consider exhibiting at ESD’s Job Fair. Enjoy a tailored event for engineering and IT professionals. Meet hundreds of talented professionals with all levels of experience
Join some of Michigan’s leading companies. For complete exhibit package information, as well as the event’s schedule and downloadable forms, contact Leslie Smith, CMP, at (248) 353-0735 ext. 152 or And jobseekers — the event will feature more than 40 companies looking to hire for full, part-time and co-op positions and in various fields. Some of the companies include Ford, Consumers Energy, DASI Solutions, DENSO, DTE Energy, Magna Powertrain and many others. It’s free for jobseeking ESD members, $15 for nonmembers before Oct. 31 and $20 thereafter. Registration includes a one-year membership to ESD. This offer is good for new, first-time members only. More at

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