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Lawrence Tech hosts May 20 networking reception for job seekers

Release Date: May 11, 2010

Southfield, Mich.Lawrence Technological University will host a free “Recovery Starts Here” networking reception for displaced college-educated professionals on Thursday, May 20, 5-8:30 p.m. on its campus at 21000 West Ten Mile Road in Southfield.

Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Science Building.  At 5 p.m., university administrators will give a brief welcome, followed by a short presentation by Therese Marie Boldt, career coach and author of “Yes! You Can Land a Job Even in a Crummy Economy.” The networking reception will begin at 5:30 p.m in the A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center.

To register, displaced workers with college degrees should go to ltu.edu/recovery/receptions.asp. These networking events are not restricted to Lawrence Tech alumni and students, and there are no fees for either job seekers or companies.

Employers interested in participating in the networking reception can contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Career Services at (248) 204-3140 or ltuocs@ltu.edu.

“These workshops and the networking reception are an important part of our public outreach and service to the community during these difficult times,” said Lawrence Tech President Lewis Walker. “Our goal is to help match displaced workers with available jobs and help workers retool when necessary to take advantage of opportunities in emerging economic areas.”

Lawrence Technological University, ltu.edu, offers nearly 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in 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 and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.