(DETROIT, MI) — The Lebanese Collegiate Network will host more than 150 Lebanese students and working professionals during the eighth annual LCN convention at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from April 10 to April 12.
The convention draws students and professionals from across the country for networking events and professional development workshops, according to the group’s press release.
“When we get all these people on one campus they find innovative ways to collaborate and make lasting friendships,” said Joe Sadek, president of the 501(c)(3) organization. “I’d say most of our members are self-starters, entrepreneurs, and generally thoughtful individuals.”
Sadek says the workshops have included business presentations, resume building seminars, and marketing classes, among others. They’ve also had major keynote speakers including Lebanese Ambassador to the U.S. Antoine Chedid.
“The convention provides a medium for students to connect and collaborate while having a ton of fun,” he said.
Sadek adds that most LCN members are students enrolled in 4-year academic programs.
“We began our alumni track in 2011 and we attract young professionals from across the country to attend,” he said. “I’d say the conference is 65-35, students to alumni.”
This is the second time LCN hosts their convention in Michigan. The group gathered at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. in 2011.
The cost to attend the two-day convention is $80 for LCN members, and $85 for non-members. For more information, visit mylcn.org.