The University of Michigan-Flint Office of Alumni Relations is holding a panel to connect current students with alumni, and to discuss career advice.
The event will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9 in Clint's Café on third floor of the University Center, with networking and refreshments for the first 30 minutes. This will be followed by an hour-long career panel discussion.
The panelists include Tina Nies, an entrepreneur and author, who received her Bachelor of Business Administration from UM-Flint in 1989; Russ Deutsch, a financial consultant for AXA Advisors who received his Master of Business Administration from the university in 1992; and Genesee Health System Chief Information Officer Mark Childress, who received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from UM-Flint in 2000.
Alumni Relations manager Brent Nickola said the office started the panel series last year and aims to hold the events every semester. The December 9 event will also serve as a break from finals studying.
The event will tackle questions about how to prepare for and land one's first career job, how to handle finances, along with a bevy of other topics. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Deutsch said the event lets students know they have a support system beyond graduation.
"They need to know that alumni are approachable and helping students achieve whatever they want. It's what is important to them," he said.
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