As you transition into fall, Generation Wayne is here to help you make the most of it. From information on the tax credit for first-time homebuyers to tailgating tips, we've got you covered. Read on for information on a new scholarship program for unemployed Wayne State alumni, find out how to get a job and learn how to get connected with your fellow alumni.

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Career Corner
 
Are you a recent graduate looking for a job or a more seasoned professional searching for a new career? If so, you need to attend the alumni association CareerBoost program “Yes! You Can Land A Job (Even) In A Crummy Economy” with Therese Marie Boldt, career coach and author. This interactive workshop will help you learn new and effective ways to land a job, develop results-oriented job search strategies and design a networking strategy. Click here for more details. The workshop will be available three times throughout October: Monday, Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m., Macomb Community College; Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-noon, WSU Oakland Center; Monday, Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m., WSU McGregor Memorial Conference Center.

Click here for more information and to make your reservation today!
 
The Wayne State University Career Services office offers programs and services that can help you in your career development. Click here for a list of upcoming workshops, events and job fairs. Counselors are available to meet and assist you in a variety of areas such as resume writing, interview skills and networking. To make an appointment and learn more about what Career Services can do for you, visit www.careerservices.wayne.edu.
 
School of Business Administration alumni are welcome to visit the School of Business Administration Career Planning and Placement Office for assistance. Additionally, visit www.WayneBizCareers.com, the custom online recruiting system available to Wayne State business students, alumni and employers. Use it to post resumes and search for potential employers and employment opportunities. It also includes a calendar of workshops, on-campus interviews, annual career fairs and company recruiting events. 

Attend the SBA Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 3-6 p.m. at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. All business alumni are welcome to attend. Visit
www.WayneBizCareers.com to register for the event.
 
Don’t miss out on walk-in career advising appointments for School of Business Administration alumni. They will be held 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays (Main Campus), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 (Main Campus), and Thursday, October 8, 4-7 p.m. Oakland Center (Oakland Center).

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Home Buying Hint: Take Advantage of the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit
 
If you are looking to buy your first home, now may be the time for you! The federal government is offering a tax credit of up to $8,000 for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a home from Jan. 1 to Dec. 1, 2009. Click here to learn more about the program and find out of if you qualify. 

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Become our Friend on Facebook
 
Anyone who is anybody is on Facebook, including the Wayne State University Alumni Association. Visit our page, join our group and start posting on our wall - all while connecting to other Wayne State alumni. Click here to join our group.

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Tailgating Tips
 
Fall means one thing … football. College, professional, high school and even fantasy can dominate your fall weekends. Plan the perfect tailgate to get fueled for the game and keep the prep work to a minimum. Click here for some tailgating tips and easy recipes. Go Team!
 
If you like to go to tailgates, but don’t want to put in the work, look no further than the alumni association tailgates. Stop by before every home Wayne State football game for snacks, giveaways and Warrior spirit! Click here for all of the details.

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Scholarship Support for Unemployed Wayne State Alumni and their Spouses
 
Wayne State University currently is offering the Graduate Alumni Scholarship and Undergraduate Alumni Scholarship to graduates who wish to pursue a new undergraduate degree or graduate degree and have been involuntarily separated from their employment within the last six months, or have a spouse who has lost his or her job within the last six months. The spouse of the graduate also is eligible for the scholarship. Visit www.finaid.wayne.edu for complete information and application materials for both scholarships.

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Volunteer at Grad Expo
 
Grad Expo will be held Nov. 3-5, 2009, at the Welcome Center for new graduates to purchase their caps and gowns, pick up their commencement tickets and most importantly, join the alumni association … all in preparation for their December commencement exercises. Come out, meet new graduates and encourage them to join the alumni association by volunteering for Grad Expo. Click here for all of the details or e-mail Elisabeth Johnston at ap9048@wayne.edu for more information. 

Upcoming Events

Homecoming Pancake Tailgate Breakfast
 - Saturday, Oct. 3

CareerBoost: “Yes! You Can Land A Job (Even) In A Crummy Economy”
 - Monday, Oct. 5
 - Saturday, Oct. 10
 - Monday, Oct. 19

Alumni Tailgates
 - Saturday, Oct. 17

 - Saturday, Oct. 31

Giulio Live! Fall Harvest Fare
 - Wednesday, Oct. 28

An Evening of Food and Wine Harmony
 - Thursday, Nov. 19

Thanksgiving Day Parade Warming Station
 - Thursday, Nov. 26

Click here for reservations.


Keep getting Generation Wayne

Generation Wayne is just one of the many benefits of being an alumni association member. Discounts on campus and in Midtown, networking opportunities and member-only prices for social events are a few others. For a complete list, click here.
Join us today! Visit www.alumni.wayne.edu/join

 


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Generation Wayne is published by the Wayne State University Alumni Association. Questions or comments can be directed to Alumni Association Executive Director Ty Stevenson, at tystevenson@wayne.edu

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