QUICKEN LOANS The Quicken Loans family of companies was an active campus partner in the 2017-2018 academic year. In this year alone, they hired 31 interns from UM-Dearborn, of which 19 were converted to full-time positions at the end of their internships. They also hired an additional 38 full-time staffers from our student body, evenly split between the sales and technology career tracks. UM- Dearborn students were represented across 11 of the Quicken Loans companies including: Quicken Loans, StockX, Rock Connections, Amrock, Rock Ventures, Sift, Zenith, Nexsys, Bedrock, dPOP! and Rock Protect. “UM–Dearborn students are incrediblydriven, constantly curious and remarkably passionate,” said Mickey Maher, university relations manager, Quicken Loans. “Our internship program would not be as strong as it is today without local universities like UM–Dearborn and we are so grateful for these students. “We like to say ‘talent knows talent’ and with UM– Dearborn being close to our downtown offices, most students know someone working at Quicken Loans,” she added. “This helps us strengthen our ties in the community while keeping the family environment true in our offices.” In January, more than 25 students and alumni attended the Quicken Loans’ on-campus Adventures in Sales and Technology panel discussion and presentation, created through a partnership with the Office of Career Services, the Business Engagement Center, and the College of Business’ Internship & Career Management Center. Attendees had an opportunity to learn from software engineers and sales professionals about Quicken Loans’ corporate culture and how to stand out in an interview. Most importantly, theywere able to network directlywith hiring staff and recruiters to gain a competitive edge. 5 | BEC ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Student site visit in April 2018 to Quicken Loans Another noteworthy event was a site visit in April to Quicken Loans’ downtown Detroit campus. Fifteen students toured the facilities and met current employees for an informal roundtable discussion on career opportunities and the college- to-career transition process. DTE In 2018, DTE was honored by UM-Dearborn with an experiential learning award for Dedication and Continual Support in Cooperative Education for their legacy of partnership. UM-Dearborn is DTE’s second highest talent recruitment school with 149 co-op placements in 2017-18, including 13 CECS students who participated in multiple rotations. Five of those co-ops moved into full-time roles. Pictured from DTE are Korina Kasperek, corporate HR manager (left); Aseel Midani, supervising engineer; Jaison Busby, director of information technology; and from UM- Dearborn, Tony DeLaRosa, assistant director, experiential learning, CECS