-Students experience unique culture and great jobs in southeast Michigan-
Livonia, Mich. – April 10, 2008 – Quicken Loans (Rock Financial), Fortune Magazine’s 2nd best place to work in America, is hosting 30 students from Detroit’s Cass Tech High School for a Job Shadow Day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10.
The students, sponsored by Southeastern Michigan Junior Achievement (JA), will shadow CEO Bill Emerson and other Quicken Loans employees in various occupations including mortgage banking, information technology, marketing, Fathead, InHouse Reality, leadership training and human resources.
“We are partnering with JA to show area students that there are some really great career opportunities in southeast Michigan,” said Bill Emerson, CEO of Quicken Loans. “We are hiring about 100 people a month, so this is a great opportunity to show off what we believe is a very exciting company and culture. We want these students to understand that, whether they choose a career here or elsewhere, it’s important to be passionate about the work they do and to choose a company that will value their contributions. Of course, at the end of the day, we hope students will consider a career with us in the future.”
The students will begin their day with a resume writing session and an overview of the different teams and jobs within the company. The students will then spend several hours one-on-one with Quicken Loans team members in fields in which the students have expressed interest.
The job shadow day will take place at the Quicken Loans office, located at 20555 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI 48152.
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About Quicken Loans (Rock Financial)
The Quicken Loans family of companies includes Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender; Rock Financial, the company’s southeast Michigan brand; and One Reverse Mortgage, based in San Diego, Calif.
Quicken Loans, which closed $19 billion in home loans in 2007, originates loans in all 50 states via the Internet from centralized locations in Southeast Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; North Scottsdale, Ariz., and San Diego, Calif. For more information about career opportunities at Quicken Loans, visit QuickenLoansCareers.com. To learn about the company’s unique culture and what sets them apart, visit their blog at WhatsTheDiff.com.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest and fastest growing organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. JA programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for additional key economic and workforce issues they will face in the future. In Southeastern Michigan, more than 1,600 JA volunteers reach out to 45,000 students throughout 10 countries in the metropolitan areas of Detroit and Flint.