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Professional Exchange Site Visits


Join your colleagues on a Professional Exchange site visit. Site visits will be held Monday, Jul. 24, 2017 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.


These site visits are free and only open to Midwest ACE college members.  Advance registration is required. Tickets can be added to your conference registration. Transportation will be provided.

Note:  Lunch is on own before session


 General Motors
100 Renaissance Ctr., Detroit, MI


Reaching across the world, GM is dedicated to delivering vehicles that work for the people driving them. Our teams produce cars and trucks in 35 countries, adding a truly global perspective on our designs.Bring your talent to GM – our opportunities for growth span the globe. We will give you the training and opportunities to unleash your ambition. From engineering our latest plants in China and India, to marketing our boldest designs, your journey to the top starts at GM. Building a more sustainable future, we're leading the way in advancing battery-powered vehicles, while we work to make all of our operations greener. We're connecting customers with their vehicles like never before, with enhanced safety features, 4G capability, and on-board diagnostics. Together, there's nothing we can't accomplish.

Brief Agenda of Visit:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Internship Programs (EXCEL)
  • New Hire Programs (TRACK)
  • College Recruitment Process
  • Competencies Managers are Looking for in Candidates
  • Tour in the Renaissance Center (Social Media Lab)
  • Q&A session

What Participants Will Learn:

  • What General Motors looks for in future talent
  • How General Motor’s EXCEL and TRACK program are structured
  • Operation of General Motor’s Social Media Lab

Usual Academic Majors/Degrees Sought:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Finance


Leo Burnett

3310 West Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI


At Leo Burnett, our purpose is to be the world's best creator of ideas that truly move none.  Together with our partners, we strive to put a meaningful human purpose at the center of our clients' brands, to transform the way people think, feel and ultimately behave.  We are a full-service advertising and communications agency.


We are eternal students of human behavior.  We look through a human lens in everything we do, including who we partner with.  We strive to understand people and the purpose brands play in people's lives.  We seek meaningful ways to communicate with people to build long-lasting human connections.

Brief Agenda of Visit:

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Internship Programs
  • New Hire Programs (Leadership Development)
  • College Recruitment Process
  • Competencies Managers are Looking for in Candidates
  • Tour
  • Q&A Session

What Participants Will Learn:

1. Know Leo Burnett and what we strive to do for our partners.

2. Appreciate our office culture.

3. Understand the kinds of people and thinking that make us successful.

Usual Academic Majors/Degrees Sought:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Business
  • Creative
  • Psychology

Directions & Additional Information:

Go to the back of the building, where the flag poles mark the entrance. There is visitor parking in the back. Reception areas is on the 4th floor.


Plante Moran
1098 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI


From day one, experience our difference. Industry expertise, integrity, innovation, and an ongoing commitment to quality are principles that have guided Plante Moran. We’re among the largest US public accounting, consulting and wealth management firms. With 275+ partners and affiliated entity members, 2,200+ staff and a network of 20+ offices, we deliver outstanding services.

We consistently rank as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and we were recently honored as "100 Best Companies for Millennials,” “100 Best Companies for Recent New College Grads” and “20 Best Workplaces.” has cited us as #1 in “Quality of Life” and, in 2014, ranked us as having the “best overall internship.” Our winning “relatively jerk-free” culture translates into strong staff retention, more efficient use of our clients' time, and more opportunity for staff collaboration. As a result, our clients are served by people who enjoy what they do.

Brief Agenda of Visit:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Tour
  • Overview of Plante Moran's Services & Culture
  • Campus Recruiting - Trends and Partnership with Career Services
  • Onboarding/Training Experience
  • Internship/Program Highlights with Student Panel
  • Q&A Session

Participants Will Learn:

  • Insight into Plante Moran’s unique and nationally ranked culture, internship program, and training model
  • A student’s viewpoint on the internship experience and campus recruitment process
  • Additional perspective and discussion on successful partnerships between firms/companies and career services

Usual Academic Majors/Degrees Sought:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain (with IT consulting interest or focus)
  • Engineering (with IT consulting interest or focus)
  • Economics
  • Information Technology

Occasionally we have internships and/or entry level positions in other areas:

  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design

Directions & Additional Information:

  • Transit - Start at the Renaissance Center People Mover stop and exit at the Cadillac Center stop. Exit the terminal and you will be able to enter the building through the side Farmer St. entrance of 1 Campus Martius.
  • Parking - Please use the One Campus Martius Parking structure, entering from the Farmer Street (GPS use 1188 Farmer St, Detroit, MI) entrance, and use the ‘visitor’ entrance to the right. Push the button for a parking ticket. After parking you can take the elevator to the 1st floor and cross Farmer St. to come into the One Campus office. You will be able to exit the parking structure, at no charge, after your parking ticket has been validated inside our suite. Upon entering the One Campus Martius building from the Farmer Street entrance, please head to the center of the main first floor atrium (near the concierge desk) to meet with the group.

 Quicken Loans
1050 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

“Everything we do is ENGINEERED TO AMAZE. Our client-focused culture ignites passion, accelerates results, and leads folks to the right decision with certainty.” The reason Quicken Loans and our Family of Companies are such incredible places to work? That’s easy: Our culture. Greatness is our mission, and we believe in it. And we believe that greatness can only be achieved in an extraordinary environment.The workplace here is a product of many things: wonderful people, marvelous benefits, terrific perks, and a whole lotta love. We strive to create a company where you’ll be excited to come to work every day, and eager to be involved in everything we’re doing. People who work here have the opportunity to accomplish incredible things. Not only do we help thousands with their home loans every day, but we’re also active in our community.There’s more to us than you think; our employees, (who we call team members) perform jobs from mortgage banking to marketing, and event management. Whatever your interest, you’ve got the chance to be a part of something great, and we think that’s really cool.

Brief Agenda of Visit:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Tour

Participants Will Learn:

  • Culture and environment
  • Different team and sister companies
  • Internship opportunities

Usual Academic Majors/Degrees Sought:

  • Business
  • Technology


Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

1001 Woodward Avenue, Ste. 1600, Detroit, MI

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is a voluntary association of local units of government in Southeast Michigan tasked with the primary functions of:
  • Promoting informed decision making to improve Southeast Michigan and its local governments by providing insightful data analysis and direct assistance to member governments;
  • Promoting the efficient use of tax dollars for infrastructure investment and governmental effectiveness;
  • Developing regional solutions that go beyond the boundaries of individual local governments; and
  • Advocating on behalf of Southeast Michigan in Lansing and Washington.

Brief Agenda of Visit:

  • Welcome & Introduction - Kathleen Lomako
  • Hiring Process & Internship Programs (competencies required) - Scott Failla
  • Southeast Michigan's Talent & Economic Development - Naheed Huq
  • Q&A Session
  • Tour

What Participants Will Learn:

  • Understand how SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, operates and its role in Southeast Michigan
  • Learn about the hiring process and skills needed for SEMCOG staff and interns
  • Learn about Southeast Michigan’s economy and talent needs and how SEMCOG is helping to develop these.

Usual Academic Majors/Degrees Sought:

  • Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Marketing/Communications

Skills Sought:

  • GIS

  • Analytical Skills

  • Facilitation

  • Communications

Directions & Additional Information:

  • Transit - 1001 Woodward is closest to the Cadillac Center Detroit People Moverstop, and is located near several downtown bus stops served by DDOT and SMART lines.
  • Parking - The parking garage operates on a cashless entry system. This procedure requires you to pull into the LEFT lane and swipe your credit or debit card to gain entry. To validate your parking, SEMCOG's Welcome Desk will give SEMCOG guests a “QR parking pass” that has a unique code. When exiting the garage, swipe the credit or debit card you used to enter, followed by the QR code when prompted. This will remove the charge from your card.After parking, go to the first floor of the structure, and use the structure's south doors which will take you to the 1001 building lobby. Sign in at the security desk and proceed to the 14th floor.


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