Amanda Bauerschmidt is the Business Partnerships Coordinator at the Workforce Intelligence Network for the Capital Region working with the state initiative known as MI Bright Future. MI Bright Future is a collaboration between students, educators, and employers that aims to introduce young job seekers to the region’s growing occupations by matchmaking through an easy-to-use online platform. Amanda’s focus is with enrolling businesses and professionals in the system, allowing students to have a diverse population of company profiles to view and interact with.
Amanda’s previous experience includes a range of workforce development. Amanda worked for Saginaw Valley State University’s Career Services office for three years, critiquing 3,000 resumes and cover letters, before graduating and working with Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan as a Career Development Specialist. While at Goodwill Industries, Amanda helped individuals with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other barriers to employment find independence and self-sufficiency through work-based learning experiences and training. Most of Amanda’s career post-graduation has been spent working in the workforce development sector in a non-profit setting.
Although originally born in Toledo, Amanda grew up in Michigan and attended Saginaw Valley State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Currently, she lives in Flint with her two cats and plans on moving to the Lansing area this Spring.