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Career help for Kalamazoo, Southfield alumni

Nov. 2, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University Alumni Association launched a new Web-based service in October called the Alumni Career Network to help WMU graduates meet their personal career-development needs.

The association has scheduled workshops in Kalamazoo and Southfield, Mich., to introduce the new service as well as provide hands-on assistance with resume writing, interviewing and networking. The workshops are designed for WMU alumni who are seeking employment, planning to change careers or simply interested in updating their job-search materials and skills. Both programs are free.

Kalamazoo program

The Kalamazoo event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Fetzer Center on WMU's main campus. Online registration is required by noon Nov. 10. To register online, visit wmich.edu/alumni and click Events.

Southfield program

The Southfield event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Embassy Suites Southfield, 28100 Franklin Road. Online registration is required by noon Nov. 17. To register online, visit wmich.edu/alumni and click Events.

The Alumni Career Network provides career-development resources and tools that WMU graduates can use during today's trying economic times or in the future when the economy improves or their professional goals change. It is a collaboration between the Alumni Association and a consortium of career-related offices that make up the University's student-oriented Career Network.

Along with offering workshops and other events, the new service provides online tools for assessing skills and interests, exploring career options, writing modern resumes and cover letters, and developing strategies for job searches and interviewing. In addition, an employment database allows users to create a personal employment profile, search for as well as post jobs, and obtain as well as offer career-related advice and resources.

For more information, contact Roxie Morris, alumni career specialist, at alumni-career-specialist@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8777.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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