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Sept. 29 program looks at Michigan job openings

Release Date: September 26, 2011

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –  WWJ Newsradio 950 Technology Editor Matt Roush and a panel of experts will discuss job openings in Michigan on Thursday, Sept. 29, as the opening program of the Last Thursday Coffee series put on by the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report and hosted by Lawrence Technological University.

What kind of industries and careers are growing in Michigan? What kind of skill sets do these employers require? What do you need to do now to get a good job today and tomorrow?

Panelists include Jake Sigal, CEO of Livio Radio, and Erinn O’Connor, co-founder and president of, will be joined on the panel by Peg Pierce, director of Lawrence Tech’s Office of Career Services, and a student entrepreneur.

Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. in the gallery of the University Technology and Learning Center, which is #17 on the campus map. The program begins at 8 a.m. and concludes by 9:30 a.m.

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey, Traverse City and Toronto. Lawrence Tech also partners with universities in Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.