MAC CON: Michigan Alumni Career Conference

Join us May 19 at the Alumni Center to take the first step towards a truly fulfilling career. Over the course of a single day we will take a journey of self discovery to laying out a roadmap of success. The day will begin with a series of personality assessments in order to look introspectively and discover some of our traits and perceptions which may impact career success. With this enlightened understanding, we will then reflect on how personality traits may affect our occupations and identify possible career options. After the self discovery and reflection portions are complete we will assemble a plan of action with input and suggestions by career coaches. Once a clear understanding of needs are established, panel discussions with industry experts will take place and a networking event to put you in contact with employers currently looking to hire will end our day.

This conference is all about getting you the most out of your career and we want you to get the most out of this conference. Take a look at our agenda and set up a schedule that works best for you whether it’s only coming for our networking event or taking full advantage of everything we have to offer.

The conference is complimentary for members of the Alumni Association, and only $25 for non-members. The fee for non-members also includes a one-year annual membership to the Alumni Association.

Registration for MAC CON has closed. 

Conference Agenda

My Next Move – Pre-Conference Workshop (SESSION SOLD OUT)

  • 8 a.m. – Check-in for Pre-Conference
  • 8:30 a.m. – Pre-Conference Workshop

Lunch & Learn – Round Table Industry Discussions

  • 11:30 a.m. – Break/Check-in for Conference
  • 12 p.m. – Alumni Association Welcome and Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. – Round Table Industry Discussions
  • 1:50 p.m. – Break

Panel Discussions

  • 2 p.m. – Panel Discussions (Held at Rackham)
  • 2:50 p.m. – Break
  • 3 p.m. – Panel Discussions (Held at Rackham)
  • 3:50 p.m. – Break

Making Regional Connections – Networking Reception

  • 3:30 p.m. – Check-in begins for Networking Reception
  • 4 p.m. – Networking Reception with Employers that are looking to actively hire

Build Your Agenda

During the registration process you will be able to build your own experience. If you would like to skip a section, you can simply select Opt Out on the registration form. Once you complete the registration form, you will be taken to our event payment page to complete the process.

Step 1: My Next Move – Pre-Conference Workshop (SESSION SOLD OUT)

Step 2: Lunch & Learn – Round Table Industry Discussions

Step 3: Panel Discussions

Step 4: Making Regional Connections – Networking Reception

*UPDATE: Registration for MAC CON is now closed. 

Learn more about MAC CON

The Lunch & Learn round table industry discussions allow you to sit down with industry experts and learn about different career paths you might be interested in. Lunch will be provided.

  • Automotive
  • Business Development/Sales
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Finance/Banking
  • Graduate School/Ph.D.
  • Hospitality/Retail
  • Human Resources
  • IT/Cyber
  • Marketing
  • Non-automotive Manufacturing
  • Policy/Government/Nonprofit
  • Real Estate
  • Research
  • Small Business
  • Startups/VC

Session 1 

Panel 1: Healthcare Panel: Career opportunities for everyone, not just doctors and nurses

Panelists from a range of experiences in the healthcare field will share their view on the types of opportunities that exist in this large and critical industry for people with all types of skills and interests – even if you are the type of person that faints at the sight of blood!

Panel 2: Regional Trends: What are the jobs of the future going to be in the Ann Arbor region

Panelists from a range of perspectives will share their thoughts on up and coming trends in the Ann Arbor area.  We will touch on tech startups, autonomous and connected vehicles, we will also discuss what the region and state are doing to seed and grow these different industries and to attract and retain talent.  And, we will talk about the different skills that these employers are looking for when making hiring decisions.

Session 2

Panel 3: Launching: What does it take to launch a small business, tech business or non-profit organization

Panelists from a variety of organization structures will share insights on what it takes to create.  We will cover similarities and differences in the founding and scaling of technology based businesses, service/retail, as well as non-profits.

Panel 4: Job Search 101: Learn about resources, and hear success stories about how to get that next job

Panelists from AAUM will share resources available to get that next job.   People that have recently landed in new jobs will also share what they did and what tips they would provide.

The following companies are looking to actively hire and will be represented during the networking reception:

  • Betty Brigade
  • Center for Automotive Research
  • Comerica
  • Domino’s
  • Duo
  • GenZe
  • Lear
  • Llamasoft
  • Michigan Medicine
  • Mountain Pass
  • NSF
  • Oxford Properties
  • ProQuest
  • Sakti3
  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • University of Michigan Office of Development
  • and many more!