It took a week.
“People just don’t know (about Career Services),” Maryam said. “I know a lot of people like me, and I try to tell them these opportunities through Macomb are a huge help.”
Maryam moved to Roseville in 2013, fleeing a civil war in her home country. She spoke no English when she arrived, but after six months of learning on the job as a cashier, she enrolled at Macomb to continue the engineering studies she had started in her native country. An avid Zumba dancer, she earned an internship with Grupo Antolin, a global manufacturer of automobile interiors with offices in Warren, which now has offered her a full-time job when she graduates this summer.
One of the other people Maryam encouraged to seek Macomb’s help was her younger brother, Mohamad, who moved here by himself a few months before she did. She had him visit Career Services, which helped him land an internship with the industrial engineering company Fives Group.
“I kind of regret not knowing about it until now,” he said. “This is saving me a lot of time. I would recommend it to anyone.”
And his big sister is glad she knew where to send him for help. “I was more happy than when I got my internship,” she said.