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      NMC students help the community get back to work

      Career Kickstart is happening April 11.

      If you're looking for a job or want to switch careers and maybe you've gotten a bit rusty with your interviewing skills, a group of students from Northwestern Michigan College want to help.

      Professional Communications students at Northwestern Michigan College are teaming up with the Traverse Area Human Resources Association to host a free event called "Career Kickstart."

      It's a class project designed to help people in Grand Traverse County looking for a job with career counseling, mock interviews and resume help. There is also a clothing collection drive happening through March 27 at the Beckett and Osterlin Buildings at NMC's Main campus or the Parson-Stulen Building on the Aero Park campus. The clothing will then be given for free to people in attendance of Career Kickstart.

      Will Bennett is a student in the Professional Communications class hosting the service-learning project. He says this project is a way for the students to help the community while learning a lot themselves.

      "If you're underemployed, unemployed or just looking for help with anything or you're looking to transition from a job to an actual career...we're giving the opportunity for people to present themselves in a more professional manner," Bennett said.

      Career Kickstart is happening April 11 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Welcome Center at NMC's main campus in Traverse City.

      For more information on the one-day event, contact Kristy McDonald, kmcdonald@nmc.edu.