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Macomb “couldn’t have been there at a better time”

Billy CraigBilly Craig was already an accomplished musician when he decided he wanted to round out the business skills he had gained from life as an artist. Now he’s got a degree and a promising new job to show for it.

“The resource of Macomb Community College couldn’t have been there at a better time,” Craig said. “I really just kind of fell in love with the whole process and learned a lot.”

Craig said he benefitted from many great teachers on his way to making the Dean’s List, and one of his biggest assists came when he visited the Career Services department. As a student, he was able to utilize free resources including resume review, interview practice and job search advice.

“I can’t say enough nice things about” Lisa Phillips, his counselor at Career Services, Craig said. “She was just amazing.”

Phillips helped Craig secure a communications internship with Advancing Macomb, a business and community leadership group recently created by the county. Craig did so well that he earned a permanent job there.

“If I’d never come back to school,” Craig said from his Mount Clemens office, “I wouldn’t be at this building right now.”