Consumers Energy, Michigan State University Prepare Students for Future Careers in Michigan

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Consumers Energy is proud to support Michigan engineering and technical talent.

The newly renovated space to study and socialize is designed with colorful circles, geometric patterns and charging stations.
The newly renovated space to study and socialize is designed with colorful circles, geometric patterns and charging stations.

On Friday, Michigan State University celebrated a recent contribution of $200,000 from the Consumers Energy Foundation, which includes a redesigned lobby in MSU’s East Wilson Hall and support to students in the College of Engineering’s Cornerstone and Residential Experience Program (CoRe).

CoRe is a first-year academic program that prepares students for a future career in engineering with activities including mock interviews.

Students like James McCormick, senior electrical engineering major at Michigan State University, are sought after by Consumers Energy to keep Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) talent in the Great Lakes State. McCormick has worked as a Consumers Energy Cooperative Assistant for two years, experiencing real, in-the-field work he’s been able to take back to the classroom.

McCormick has accepted a full-time position with Consumers Energy, officially joining our company when he graduates December 2015.

We are pleased to work with Michigan State University to provide exciting career-building opportunities to Michigan students. Last summer, Consumers Energy hired more than 50 MSU students as interns, and we currently employ over 400 MSU graduates.

“Consumers Energy is committed to attracting Michigan’s next generation of talented college graduates to work with us,” said John Butler, senior vice president of Human Resources and Shared Services at Consumers Energy.

We also support the “Get into Energy” campaign, inspiring and educating college students and future employees about the energy industry.

Interested in an exciting career with Consumers Energy? Learn more!