‘Live.Work.Detroit.’ Offers Up-Close Look At The City For Students, Recent Grads

LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corp. invites college students and recent graduates from around Michigan and beyond to Live.Work.Detroit, a career event taking place Friday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theater in Detroit.

Live.Work.Detroit. is an MEDC initiative designed to connect Michigan’s college graduates to Detroit job opportunities and promote the city as a preferred post-graduation talent destination. Since 2011, more than 4,000 college students from universities and colleges across Michigan and surrounding states have participated in Live.Work.Detroit events.

The Feb. 27 event is being hosted by Detroit Experience Factory and sponsored by MEDC. Participating students will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of Detroit employers including General Motors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quicken Loans, and Challenge Detroit, among others. The event will include keynote speaker Jason Hall, Co-Founder of Detroit Bike City, a panel discussion with some of Detroit’s young leaders, networking, and a tour of some of the exciting small businesses, restaurants, museums, and places to live.

Registration is required; the cost is $10 if registering by Feb. 13 and $15 after. The registration fee covers all activities including transportation, dinner and the tour of the city. Register at this link. 

“Bottom line when people ask me, ‘why Detroit?’ — the answer is because Detroit is big enough to matter in the world but small enough where you can matter in it,” said Jeanette Pierce, executive director at Detroit Experience Factory and a Detroit native.

For questions or media inquiries regarding Live.Work.Detroit., contact Pierce at (313) 962-4590 or jeanette@weknowdetroit.org.

A program of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Detroit Experience Factory creates experiences that are enlightening, entertaining and led by Detroiters in order to demonstrate that Detroit is an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Since 2012, DXF has taken more than 30,000 people on tours of the city, becoming a key resource for both visitors and longtime Detroiters alike to explore Detroit’s rich history and new developments. DXF offers walking, bus and bar tours, as well as customized experiences such as scavenger hunts, strolling suppers, and more. More at www.weknowdetroit.org.

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit michiganbusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org. Michigan residents interested in seeking employment with any of Michigan’s growing companies should check mitalent.org, where more than 80,000 jobs are currently available in a variety of industries.

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