MAT²Application Process

  • How to Apply:

    MAT2 logoCandidates are invited to submit their application at any time. Applicants must successfully complete all of the following steps in order to be considered for the next round of application and company fairs. Please note that these steps may require several days to complete. Please remember to frequently check this site for updated company fair dates and locations.

    Application Process

    2015-16 Application Deadlines

    MAT2 applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis; however, it is recommended that interested individuals apply as early as possible in order to have the best chance to be selected by a participating employer.

    Fall 2015 program application deadline dates:

      -Spring Deadline: April 30, 2015
      -Last Call Deadline: June 15, 2015

    Remember to apply early. 

    Applicants who do not meet the requirements for qualification are advised to contact their local academic provider or community college for additional test preparation and advice. Applicants may also choose to retake the placement test in order to receive higher scores, which would enable them to be placed into the MAT2 candidate pool and eligible for review by employers.  

    *Information regarding the career fair location and interview schedule will be emailed to the invited applicants prior to the event.

    How to be a successful applicant

    Completing the following are crucial steps towards being a successful applicant:
    • Read Student Applicant FAQ's
    • Complete the application in a timely manner
    • Follow the application process
    • Monitor emails for program communications
    • Attend company fairs when invited-RSVP accordingly
    • Feel free to ask questions at any time by emailing: MAT2@michigan.org 

    What to Expect

    Steps Following the Initial Application:

    • Pre-Screening: All applications will be pre-screened for eligibility and qualifications before being passed on to employers. Applicants who have passed all requirements will be placed into the candidate pool and informed about upcoming events and employer review periods. Because program communications normally take place via e-mail, it is critical that applicants monitor their e-mails during the application process.
    • Employer Review: Between January and June 2015, participating employers will have the opportunity to review candidate information through an online portal. Interviews and selections will also take place during this time frame. Learn some helpful tips on job interviews.
    • Company Fairs: Most interviews and selections will be made through the online portal. However, a small handful of Company Fairs will also be scheduled during the spring and summer months to help match qualified candidates with participating employers. Dates and times will be communicated via e-mail to qualified candidates. Company Fair Tips & Information 
    • Accepted Applicants: Accepted applicants into the MAT² program will receive a notification and job offer directly from a participating employer. Student-company matches will consider student and employer preferences. Applicants reserve the right to accept or decline any offers.