August 12th, 2021

CrossFire Group and MedNational Staffing are pleased to announce the 2021 Internship Academy Scholarship Recipients. The Recipients are as follows:

1st Place: Eric Gohl – University of Michigan – Mechanical Engineering
1st Place: Samantha St. Onge – Oakland University – Health Sciences

2nd Place: Autumn Kaelber – Adelphi University – Mathematics
2nd Place: Jeffrey Deriemacker – Michigan State University – Business

Honorable Mention: Nathan Alford – Ferris State University – Biology
Honorable Mention: Reagan Nehring – Valencia College – Elementary Education

Congratulations to all of our winners and best of luck pursuing higher education!

Completing Remote Internship

March 5th, 2021

Completing an internship was a requirement that I had to complete to graduate from Oakland University with a degree in Human Resources. Finding an internship was a bit of a challenge but with the use of social media and networking with a friend I was able to find an internship. Not long into my internship COVID started to make an appearance and places with in person interactions like Universities and K-12 schools started to close. At that point I started to get a little concerned because there was talk about more things closing and a possible stay at home mandate. I was worried about what would happen with my internship if these things really did happen. I was very fortunate and had the opportunity to continue and complete the rest of my internship remotely with CrossFire. Some of my friends that I went to school with were not so lucky … Read More

Futures For Frontliners

September 21st, 2020

Futures For Frontliners

Michigan’s Gov. Whitmer  has just launched a new – first in nation –  program to offer essential, frontline workers a tuition-free path to community college.  Michigan’s 625,000 COVID-19 essential workers are encouraged to apply now for tuition-free community college.

Futures for Frontliners is a state scholarship program for Michiganders without college degrees who worked in essential industries during the state COVID-19 shutdown in spring 2020 (April 1 – June 30). This scholarship provides these frontline workers with tuition-free access to local community college to pursue an associate degree or a skills certificate, either full-time or part-time while you work.

To be eligible for the program, an applicant must:

Be a Michigan resident
Have worked in an essential industry at least part-time for 11 of the 13 weeks between April 1 — June 30
Have been required to work outside the home at least some of the time between April 1 — June 30
Not have previously earned an associate or bachelor’s degree
Not be … Read More

Do Your Homework!

August 19th, 2020

Do Your Homework!

I know we are all saying to do your homework, in many ways, as everyone struggles with remote learning.  But this is not a phrase solely for kids.  If you are looking for a job, Do Your Homework! By this I mean be prepared for every stage of the search, application, interview and hiring process.

To start, research companies that are intriguing to you.  Find out what they do, how they do it, and what types of jobs they offer.  Maybe you know someone who works there, or maybe it is as simple as a search on the internet. Do people like working there?  What do the Glass Door or Indeed reviews say?

When applying, make sure you have studied the job description and have tailored your resume and cover letter to address the needs of the company.  There is simply no excuse for not knowing what you are applying … Read More