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Upcoming Information Sessions for Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain and Operations Management

The School of Business and Economics would like to invite all interested students to an open session to learn more about the opportunities within the two new Management concentrations, ask current students and advisors questions, and learn about career opportunities for each concentration.

Both sessions are being held in the Academic Office Building in conference room 101.

Dates and additional information for each session are provided below:

Supply Chain and Operations Management Concentration:

Wednesday, March 19th @ 4:00 pm

SCOM Info Session

Entrepreneurship Concentration:

Entrepreneurship Info Session

Monday, March 24th @ 3:30 -5:00

Both sessions will provide pizza and pop for attendees.

BUS3900: Business Internship

Internship procedures for BUS 3900 effective Spring 2014.

Procedures:

  • The student seeking BUS 3900 will contact a School of Business and Economics faculty member to support their internship. The student and faculty member will collaborate to complete the Internship or Co-op Project Approval Form and develop a study contract for the project. Note: BUS 3900 is not a substitute for required courses.
  • Projects must involve a minimum of 20 hours of effort for each hour of course credit. This applies to business internships or cooperative education experiences that are 2-3 credits. It does not apply to 1 credit experiences.
  • Required elements and examples of the contract can be provided by Academic Advisor, Carly Harrington.
  • All contracts require review and approval prior to the academic term in which the project is proposed. The semester submission deadlines are:
    • Spring: December 1st
    • Fall/Summer: April 1st
  • Completed forms must be returned to the Academic Advisor by the aforementioned deadlines for final approval by the Undergraduate Programs Committee.
  • Upon approval of internships by the Undergraduate Programs Committee, the Academic Advisor will register the student for the appropriate credit hours in BUS 3900.
  • Students must submit deliverables (as outlined in the contract) to the instructor for grading by the end of final exam week.

Attention Management Majors…and those who might like to be!

New Management Concentration now available in Supply Chain and Operations Management

The Supply Chain and Operations Management concentration, now an option in the B.S. in Management, will give you a tailored set of courses and skills that employers love. When an employer asks you what you are majoring in and you say Management, you can now add Supply Chain and Operations Management.  Students graduating with this major/concentration have some of the top salaries in the School of Business and Economics, as high as $60-70K.  The majority of students in this concentration have at least one internship.

Supply chain and operations management majors are highly sought after.  All it requires is to complete a four course concentration that includes cutting edge courses as Introduction to Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Supply Management, Six Sigma Fundamentals, and Transportation and Logistics.  If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities, you may speak with Dr. Greg Graman or Dr. Dana Johnson.  If you are ready to make the move, Carly Harrington will help you with your schedule.  In Spring 2014, OSM 3150 Intro to Supply Chain Management and OSM4650 Six Sigma Fundamentals are offered and will get you start towards an exciting career!

Hannover International Summer School of Economics and Managment

HISSEMA- Applications due May 15, 2013

The Hannover International Summer School of Economics and Management (HISSEMA) is in its eleventh year of operation taking place from July 8th to August 23th. It is conducted completely in English. Up to now, over 200 US-Students have participated in the HISSEMA. Hannover is a mid-size northern German town of 500,000 inhabitants, not far from Berlin and Hamburg. It is known to be a modern, green, safe secure city. Many company headquarters are located here and the world biggest IT-Fair take place in Hannover. Leibniz University Hannover has over 22.000 students.

Facts

When: July 8th — August 23th, 2013
Where: At the Business and Economics department of the Leibniz University of Hannover.
Program: HISSEMA offers courses in “Business Administration and International Finance”, in “German Economy” and in “German Culture, Business and Language”.
Accommodation: Students will stay in student dormitories close to the Faculty Business and Economics. Accomodation is in single rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens.
Costs in Hannover: Accommodation for six weeks: 400€ Public transport and immat. fee: 130€ Compulsory Excursions: 100€ Additional fees for optional excursions
Credits: All courses are worth 4 Creditpoints (ETCS). However, acknowledgement of credit hours depends on regulations at your home university.
Requirements: Students admitted to this program must be at least in their second year of university or college (sophomores) and be majoring in the fields of Business or Economics.
Trips: A trip to Munich (the city of the “Oktoberfest”) as well as other sightseeing trips in and around Hannover are offered.

Course Description

Business Administration and International Finance: This course will introduce students to the field of international finance, with special focus placed on emerging financial markets. Topics will include: Foreign Exchange Risk – Hedging– Country Risk Analysis – Financial Crisis – Lending Institutions in EM –Banking in EM.

The German Economy: Development, Institution and Regulations: This course will give a description of the performance of the German economy. Areas covered include historical background, the economic system and its sectors, the German labor market, constitutional elements of the social security system, Germany’s integration into the European Union and the World Economy.

German Culture, Business and Language: The course will provide basic German language skills as well as insights in German culture and history. Additionally, there will be four excursions to leading German companies and institutions in order to give insights into German business culture.

Visit the HISSEMA Homepage:
http://www2.wiwi.uni-hannover.de/hissema.html

Further contact Information:
At Leibniz Universität Hannover:
Malte Sandner
guest@wiwi.uni-hannover.de

School of Business and Economics Winter Carnival Statue

The theme for this year is “Heroes & Villains find their powers in these frozen winter hours…”

Some ideas that came about are:
the Superman symbol with $ symbol
Thor’s hammer with “Knowledge” on it, possibly on top of a briefcase

Some quotes to go along with the ideas:
“Give us money, we’ll double it in an hour with our super power”
“Super students have the power to double your money in an hour”

For ideas, a good start is the “Ultimate List of Super Heroes and Villains”:

http://www.comicvine.com/characters/

Also, 1-2 volunteers are needed to help Lynn & Carly with the snow sculpture logistics. This would require a hour meeting every week or so until Winter Carnival; please contact them for more info.

Career Fair Report

1. Employers at Career Fair Hungry for Tech Students
by Jennifer Donovan, director, public relations

Michigan Tech’s fall Career Fair last week attracted 888 recruiters representing 280 companies. They conducted 4,186 interviews for jobs, internships and co-ops.

The Career Fair was the third largest in the history of career fairs at Michigan Tech. “But the factor that made this fair unique was how hungry the employers were for our students,” said Jim Turnquist, director of career services. Prior to the Fair, many companies held special recruitment programs to attract students. Kohler sponsored a picnic on the lawn outside of the Memorial Union. Mercury Marine offered boat rides on Portage Lake, hosting more than 200 students. General Motors and Chrysler conducted “Ride and Drives,” offering students an opportunity to drive a 2013 Camaro, Corvette, Cadillac or other GM or Chrysler vehicle.

The day of the fair, students packed both the basketball gym and the multipurpose room of the SDC. Turnquist estimated that more than 3,000 students turned out, dressed in their best and with hands full of resumes, to meet potential employers.

“Many of the employers mentioned that Michigan Tech students were some of the best prepared students they have met at any job fair,” Turnquist said. “Usually, they said, they see students dressed in jeans, shorts and T-shirts, but not at Michigan Tech. Our students acted and dressed professionally. The employers even commented on how well most of the first-year students were prepared for the Career Fair.”

“Is the excellent turnout at our Career Fair a sign that the economy is turning around?” Turnquist added. “Maybe. Or it is a sign that Michigan Tech students offer the skills the companies want and need?”

Student Organization Information

 Student Organization Presidents and Advisors,

(Organizations in the midst of their officer transitions – please forward this email to your new officers)

Please see the attached memos regarding the 2012/2013 GPA requirements for officers, and student organization transition information that was distributed to all organization mailboxes earlier this week.  Questions about these memos can be directed to mawilcox@mtu.edu, or 906-487-2402.

Secondly, here is a heads-up for two major student organization recruitment events that happen each Fall – K-Day and F’All Nighter – and a new community-wide event sponsored by the Memorial Union Board.

F’all Nighter is an orientation week event sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a service organization at Michigan Tech, and is designed to introduce first-year students to organizations on campus.  F’All Nighter will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 (time TBD) at the SDC and again, organizations set up engaging activities to showcase their organization.  The contact for F’All Nighter is Lydia Brame at lmbrame@mtu.edu.

Keweenaw Day, or K-Day, a longstanding tradition at Michigan Tech sponsored by the InterFraternity Council, will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012 from noon to 4:00 pm at McLain State Park.  Organizations can set up booths to showcase their organization.  Every year at K-Day, there is food, music, and other fun activities.  2012 plans include live band karaoke, water slides and a climbing wall.  Questions about K-Day can be directed to Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu, or call 906-487-1963.

Registration is currently open for both events:
For F’All Nighter, go to https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/9510.
For K-Day, go to https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/9495.

New for 2012, the Memorial Union Board is hosting a community-wide event on Saturday, September 8, 2012 (the day after K-Day) and is asking you to “save the date.”  They are inviting student organizations to set up their booths from 3:00 – 8:00 pm at the Chutes and Ladders Park in Houghton.  Bring yard games, activities, and more to engage community members and showcase what the University has to offer.  Since this event is community-wide, the MUB Board is expecting upwards of 8,000 people to attend!  Information about this event can be directed to David Shull at dshull@mtu.edu.

If you have any questions, or need any assistance regarding your organization transitioning into the new academic year, feel free to contact Mary Wilcox at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu
Maryann Wilcox
Coordinator of Student Activities for
Registered Student Organizations
Memorial Union Building 106
906-487-2402