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October 20, 2020

The Realities of Navigating A Virtual Internship: My Experience with ProsperUS Detroit

On the first day of my virtual internship in June 2020, I was nervous and worried about how I would fulfill my role. Not only was this my first internship ever, but it was remote on top of that. What am I going to do for seven hours straight on my computer? I thought. Will they give me directions on tasks?

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October 16, 2020

Finding Work in a Virtual World

Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a very difficult year and with only 2 months left in the year it may seem like they may never move the needle in what I like to call a “hide and seek game” for jobs. What do I mean by “hide and seek?” Well just like the game […]

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October 14, 2020

Hiring International Talent is Easier Than You Think: A Guide from Global Detroit

Southeast Michigan faces a critical STEM talent gap. Research shows that the U.S. manufacturing industry continues to expand, with job openings growing at double-digit rates. The gap between open jobs and skilled talent, however, does not seem to have narrowed. If anything, it has grown.

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October 13, 2020

Low Cost, High Reward: New Report Shows Midwest Tech Jobs Pay Off

When people think about tech jobs, they tend to think of Silicon Valley or New York City. They don’t think about the Midwest, which is better known for rolling farmland and wide-open spaces than a booming tech scene where startups thrive. But it’s time to think again about the Midwest. This region comprises 19 percent […]

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October 07, 2020

Register Now: AWE Foundation to Support Black and Latinx Women Entrepreneurs

Detroit Regional Chamber Chief Operating Officer Tammy Carnrike will join the AWE Project for When Women Lead, a discussion on supporting Black and Latinx women entrepreneurs, Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. Visit awefoundation.org/projects learn more and register for free. About the AWE Foundation The AWE Foundation’s mission is to empower women economically to create a multi-dimensional impact that spurs inclusive, gender-balanced […]

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October 06, 2020

Level Up Your Podcasting & Storytelling Chops at Detroit Podcast Conference Oct. 16-18

Let’s Detroit Texting Ambassador Erin Allen is the Executive Producer of the upcoming Detroit Podcast Festival’s inaugural conference taking place virtually October 16-18th!   A 3-day conference, created, curated, and led by a majority Black team of Metro Detroit women, the Detroit Podcast Conference will launch new podcasters and storytellers into their craft as well as diversify the skills […]

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October 05, 2020

College Student Perspective Regarding Online Learning this Semester

  Wayne State currently offers a variety of class styles including but not limited to online and hybrid. For me, all my classes are online for the semester, with some of them requiring me to be online at a certain time and others I do not. So far, despite being all online, my classes that have […]

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October 02, 2020

Favorite Fall Activities You Can Still Enjoy in 2020

In a year such as the current one, the arrival of fall feels like one of the more natural and normal things to occur in the last six months. There’s nothing like fall time in Michigan. Do you feel it? Can you see it? Boldly colored trees, a cool caress in the wind, the need […]

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October 01, 2020

Working at the Intersection of Design and Technology

As a Producer at Hook, I work with clients and internal teams to make sure projects run smoothly, meet our standards, and achieve clients’ objectives. Like many of our projects, this one required a lot of collaboration between our design, creative, technology, and motion teams. Hook is a creative production agency organized around the idea […]

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September 28, 2020

Meet Our New Campus Ambassadors!

Let’s Detroit is excited to welcome our new cohort of Campus Ambassadors who will help connect more regional college students to the Let’s Detroit networking and community building resources. Our Campus Ambassadors are talented young people who are passionate about making an impact in our region!   Ten current college students representing six regional institutions will work remotely to engage their […]

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