Tue, November 13, 2018

Registration: 9AM - 11:30AM

Special Presentation: 9:15 - 9:45 AM

Hiring Event: 10AM - 12PM


Washtenaw Community College 
Morris Lawrence Building

4800 E. Huron River Dr. 
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Directions to Hiring Event

What You’ll Receive

1. Opportunity to Meet about 30 Veteran-Friendly Local Employers

Employer attendees for Hiring Event 2018 will be announced on this page.

2. Special Presentation

Intelligent Vehicle/ Connected Car Industry

Presenter: Debby Bezzina, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institue (UMTRI)

Debby Bezzina holds a BS in electrical engineering, an MBA, and program management professional certification (PMP). Ms. Bezzina has over thirty years of experience in the automotive industry, and has served as a program manager for eighteen years. She served as Visteon’s program manager on two USDOT-funded field operational tests of automotive advanced-safety-systems research (road departure crash warning FOT and integrated vehicle based safety systems FOT). Prior to Visteon, Debby worked at General Motors on vehicle control modules and audio in the Truck Group, and Ford Motor Company in the Engine Design Division. She was the senior program manager for the Safety Pilot Model Deployment and at present is the senior program manager for the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment at UMTRI.  Concurrently, she is the Connected Working Group lead for M-City and the Managing Director of the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation.
Managing Director
Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
Senior Program Manager
Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment
University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute
2901 Baxter Road
Room 105
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2150

3. Employment Packet and Refreshments

The packet includes:

• Employers list
• HMV folder
• Pen
• Haircut voucher
• Handout of Job interview tips
• VA tote bag

*The contents may be changed or updated without notice.

Attendees Rave about HMV Hiring Event

88% of the attendees were “Satisfied” or “Very satisfied” with our Hiring Event 2017

“I started with two companies to start. I found several more to my delight. I left feeling positive. ”

“Received several interviews and met with a number of companies. ”

“Thank you for having the recruiters. I was able to get answers and find useful resources. I really appreciate this opportunity. ”

More Preparation Opportunities for Hiring Event

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Employment Workshops

We offer Employment Workshops throughout the year.

You'll learn: Resume Writing, Networking, Filling out Job Applications, Interpersonal Skills, Interview Skills, Job Searching, Writing Cover Letters, and Email Creation.

We had a special Prep Day Workshop on Oct. 9 to get everyone ready for the Hiring Event in November.

Hiring Event FAQs


It is beneficial to know something about each employer you plan to speak with. Research companies’ websites and find out what goals they may have.
Please know that each employer may have a different expectation. We recommend that job seekers attend our hiring events in business casual to business attire. The hiring event should be treated as an on-the-spot interview, so dress to impress!
To attend the hiring event, we recommend arriving at 9:00am to check-in and begin speaking with employers at 10:00am. You are also welcome to come any time up until 11:30am if you cannot make it out early.
There is absolutely no cost for jobseekers to register for or attend a Hire MI Vet event.
Employer lists can be found on our website once the employer registers. The lists will also be made available in a jobseeker packet at the time of check-in at the event.
Free Parking. Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Who We Are


A community initiative that helps Veterans gain meaningful employment.

About Hire MI Vet

Hire MI Vet is a non-profit community initiative that provides employment-related services to help open the doors to meaningful employment for Veterans and their families.

Why Hire MI Vet?

A need was identified by community service providers to assist Veterans with job readiness skills and to help empower and equip them to find meaningful employment.

Hire MI Vet – 2018 Sponsors

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