By Karina Stephens

The second Michigan Collegiate Job Fair (MCJF) will be held at the Livonia Burton Manor from 9 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

“Job fairs help potential candidates practice their interviewing skills and increase their confidence in speaking with employers,” said Chris Brant, Director of Career Services.  “Most people attend job fairs for the face-to-face contact with employers and the opportunity to network with many employers at one time.”

So far, 72 employers have registered for this job fair and 132 attended the first one of the year in March. 

Many very well-known companies attend these fairs looking for college students and recent graduates to fill entry-level positions and internships.

Some of the major employers that have registered for the job fair already include the Palace Sports and Entertainment, Consumer’s Energy, the Dearborn Police, and Aerotek, among many others.  They are looking for students and graduates in all majors for entry-level positions.  It also can’t hurt to ‘do your homework’ and research some of these companies before the event.  They will be impressed if you go in knowing some background on the company.

No other job fair in Michigan has brought together so many schools and employers in one place at one time, making this a great opportunity to Madonna students and graduates.

This MCJF is not only a great place for graduates and soon-to-be graduates to go check out local employers, but also a great place to network with some of the most popular businesses in Michigan.  This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door for a future job if you are not yet graduating or even land an internship with a potential future employer! 

“Any time an employer can put a face with a resume, the chances of an interview increase.” Brant said.

If you plan on attending, bring plenty of copies of your resume and cover letter and remember to dress as if you were going to a job interview.  If you need help preparing your resume or practicing for an interview, there will be a workshop offered to students and alumni from 4 to 6 p.m Nov. 12 in Room 1312.

Students can find more helpful resume writing websites, resume information, and interview tips in October’s career newsletter.

Register for this event at the Career Services office, Room 1411.  It cost $10 and cash or checks are accepted.

You can check out for more information on the job fair or contact either Ingrid Kroeger at 734-432-5621 or or Brant at 734-432-5424 or



72 employers seeking employees at Nov. 16 job fair