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How to Connect with Students

Career Services connects employers with students looking for opportunities. We invite employers to engage with our students through industry events, info sessions, workshops, career fairs and our Corporate Partner Program. We help you recruit our Huskies!

Getting Started

"The students we interact with on campus always bring their A-game... [T]hey never fail to impress us. We've said for years, they come to us job-ready, willing and able to tackle challenges. Go Huskies!
John C. Dau, Plant Manager, DTE Energy


Meet our Employer Relations Team


Kevin Manninen, MBA

  • Advisor for Cooperative Education and Employer Relations


  • Collaborates with industry partners, the campus community, and students
  • Advises students, alumni, and prospective students in career exploration, development, and job search skills and strategies
  • Supports and promotes the Cooperative Education Program
Jill Patterson

Jill Patterson

  • Manager for Career and Corporate Events


  • Manages CareerFEST! and Career Fair and other career events
  • Manages Career Services materials and equipment