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Ann Arbor Spark

August 2, 2021

SummerWorks Career Sneak Peek Speaker Series Invites Young Adults to Gain Insight from Career Professionals

The SummerWorks Career Sneak Peek Speaker Series, slated for August 9 through August 13, will feature 20 speakers (ages 16-24) from Michigan-based organizations to share their career experiences with southeast Michigan young adults.

The virtual sessions are free, and participants are welcome to attend multiple sessions of their choosing. Each talk will last approximately one hour and give insight into a variety of career trajectories among numerous industries.

“SummerWorks is an incredible program that has been connecting Washtenaw County young adults to internships and mentoring since 2016,” said Amy Cell, president of Amy Cell Talent. “The expansion of the Career Sneak Peek Week can inspire thousands of young adults throughout Michigan to pursue career choices that are rewarding. This is a special opportunity for young adults to learn about exciting career opportunities and hear inspiring stories from these leaders that are giving their time and energy to inspire the next generation of Michigan’s workforce.”

Career Sneak Peek Week is a great way to:
• Connect with employers
• Receive valuable advice
• Learn about career paths
• Ask questions to gain knowledge
• Understand the skills necessary for each career path
• Discover new organizations
• Exercise networking skills

To learn more about each speaker and to register for individual sessions, please visit https://www.summerworks.info/career-sneak-peek.

Career Sneak Peek Week was coordinated by Amy Cell Talent. Amy Cell Talent helps Michigan startups and small businesses have access to high quality and affordable talent acquisition services. We also offer a variety of workshops and one-on-one counseling to help job seekers address their specific needs.

SummerWorks is Washtenaw County’s Summer Youth Employment Program, a 10-week summer employment and mentorship program that pairs local employers with young adults aged 16-24. It connects youth to resources for building professional networks, exploring career opportunities, and developing essential job and leadership skills.

Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) is a government agency committed to stepping out of the traditional government roles to drive long-term system changes that increase equity and opportunity for all residents. For more information, please visit www.washtenaw.org/oced or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @washtenawOCED.