Last day to drop full semester classes and get a “W” (Nov 9th)

 

THE LAST DAY TO DROP FULL TERM FALL SEMESTER CLASSES IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012 AT 5:00 P.M.
All drops must be done in person, in the Student Service Center.  Drops cannot be done via the web.

The last day to drop track B classes (those classes that began on October 22, 2012) with a refund is Thursday,
October 25, 2012.
The last day to drop track B classes with no grade is Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
The last day to drop track B classes with a “W” grade is Friday, November 23, 2012.

Please encourage your students to reach their decisions on continuation in your class based on realistic assessment of the evidence and mastery of learning in the first half of the course.

According to the University policy on late drops:  “After tenth week of the semester, a student may request a late drop from the Dean of Students Office, which will consider those requests that involve circumstances beyond the student’s control.”  Extenuating circumstances considered are prolonged illness, serious accidents and death in the immediate family or of a close friend, or similar situations beyond the students control.  All requests must be made in writing.  Instructions for late drops are available in the COMPASS office (Wadsworth Hall, G28), the Dean of Students Office (Administration Building 170) or on the web at http://www.admin.mtu.edu/dos/latedrop.htm
No late drops will be granted to avoid poor grades.

A graduate student may request a late drop from the Graduate School. Instructions for late drops for graduate students are available at:
http://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/administration/academics/policies-procedures/withdrawal/

Thank you.
Kathy Pintar

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Kathy Pintar

Senior Coordinator of Student Services
Veteran’s Certifying Official
Registrar’s Office
http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/
Michigan Technological University

kapintar@mtu.edu
906.487.1633

GO HUSKIES!


Co-ops & Internships

"While Michigan Tech opened the doorway to the workforce, Nation Ranch Marketing allowed me to take my first step through it. My internship with Nation Ranch provided me with an education that cannot be obtained in a classroom, and I feel lucky to have been given such a beneficial opportunity." —Rob Devaun, Business Administration, Class of 2007

Why would I want a co-op or internship?

Co-ops and Internships are available for business students at Michigan Tech, and students are encouraged to check them out! Co-ops and Internships can provide students with valuable work experience within their field of study. Students on co-op earn a paycheck and academic credit through Michigan Tech. Most students get internships during the summer to obtain work experience, however even though students do not earn college credit through internships, many of them still get paid for their work

How do I find a co-op or internship?

Many large companies have hired students from Michigan Tech’s business department to work for them on internships and co-ops. A few of these companies include Ernst & Young, Wells Fargo, 3M, Dow Chemical Company, Edward Jones, Liberty Mutual, and Boeing. If you would like to learn more about how to apply or find a Co-op or Internship that would suit you, please visit our Co-Ops and Internships Webpage or contact Brad Wagner. Brad Wagner often knows about unique exciting opportunities available to students, and if you are considering a co-op or internship, the first step should be to contact him.


Fellowship for study in Germany

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany, is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in vocational, technical, engineering, business, agricultural, and scientific fields.  Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. 

The CBYX program annually provides 75 participants with two months of intensive German language training, a semester of study at German University or University of Applied Sciences, a five-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field, housing, transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred.  Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.  Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.

Interested applicants can apply online at www.CBYX.info.  The application deadline for the 2013-2014 program is December 1, 2012


The Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM for Vocationally Qualified People “Work Immersion Study Program” (WISP) is a summer fellowship program offered exclusively to college students in vocational fields and includes funding for one month of intensive German language study, a two-month internship with a German company, housing, transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and a €300 monthly stipend.

Please note that the eligibility criteria for WISP have changed.  WISP is now open to students in vocational fields who have completed at least 4 semesters of study by the start of the program in June 2013.  Applicants must be enrolled at a US college before and after the program and must have completed at least 1 semester of college-level German by the start of the program.  Participants must be between the ages of 18-27 and be US citizens or permanent residents.

WISP is funded by the Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM and is administered by Cultural Vistas in cooperation with the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and their partners.  Interested applicants can find out more and apply online by visiting www.WispGermany.org.


The application deadline for both WISP and CBYX is December 1, 2012.  We look forward to receiving applications from your students, and to answering any questions they may have!

Sincerely,

Beth Uding
Program Manager, CBYX and WISP
Cultural Vistas
440 Park Ave South, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016
buding@culturalvistas.org


International Development Fellowship Opportunity

Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:10:56 -0400
Subject: Announcing the New Payne International Development Fellowship

Students,
 
The following details graduate fellowship opportunity in Interantional Development.
Subject: Announcing the New Payne International Development Fellowship
To: SCHLRSHP@listserv.uark.edu

Dear Colleagues, I wanted to share with you information about a new international development graduate fellowship being funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote excellence and diversity in the USAID Foreign Service.  The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.  Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.   At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org.  The application deadline is January 23, 2013.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University. The Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship ProgramDr. Harold A. Scott, Interim Director Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs CenterHoward Universitywww.paynefellows.org(202) 806-4367; 877-633-0002  Patricia Hanigan ScroggsDirector, Rangel ProgramHoward University202-806-6493pscroggs@howard.eduwww.rangelprogram.org To view the NAFA [SCHLRSHP] listserv archives or to unsubscribe from the listserv, click on (or type) http://listserv.uark.edu/archives/schlrshp.html.


Mary Durfee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Government
Social Sciences Dept.
Rm 216 Academic Offices Bldg
Michigan Tech
Houghton, MI 49931
906-487-2112


Registration Priority for Spring/Summer 2013 scheduling

Students,

Time to begin thinking about the courses you will complete next semester!!

The Spring/Summer 2013 Registration Priority Schedule is now available at:
http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/ under Announcements
*OR* the direct link is: http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/pdfs/registration-priority-schedule.pdf

The Final Exam schedule is also available at:http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/ under Most Viewed Pages
*OR* the direct link is:https://www.banweb.mtu.edu/pls/owa/stu_ctg_utils.p_final_exam_sched?ps_subj_code=

Thanks.


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?”


Travel/study abroad in Costa Rica….12 day program

Students,

The Green Program is an opportunity to gain travel abroad experience in Costa Rica.  Read through the information….looks especially good for those interested in learning about energy specifics.  Those interested in the Natural Resource Economics masters might consider this program.  There are limited openings.

The GREEN Program enhances your understanding of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability industries by taking you outside of the classroom and into the field. By gaining exclusive access to different Renewable Energy facilities in Costa Rica, you will receive the hands-on experience you need to accelerate your career. The GREEN Program provides a perfect balance of interactive online modules, engaging group discussions, and exclusive facility visits to inform, engage, and inspire students of all majors.
The GREEN Program is a 12-day experience which combines education, adventure, and cultural immersion that creates a lasting impact and helps you accelerate your career.
GREEN’s post program benefits allow like-minded students to stay connected through the GREEN Alumni Network. The Network provides Alumni access to internship and job opportunities, as well as industry events.
To gain a better understanding of The GREEN Program visit our website at www.theGREENprogram.com, view our program video, and download our Program Package.
Due to high demand, spots on each program are limited to 20 students. Submit your application for the program dates below.

Program Dates:
12-Day WINTER BREAK Programs
December 12th – December 23rd
December 27th – January 7th (Program Full)
January 3rd – January 14th (Program Full)
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9-Day SPRING BREAK Programs
March 2nd – March 10th
March 9th – March 17th
March 16th – March 24th
March 23rd – March 31st
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Summer 2013 Programs Now Open
12-day programs in May, June, July, August, and September
Apply Now!
We look forward to traveling with you!
 
-The GREEN Team
Brady Halligan

Global Renewable Energy Education Network
Director of University Outreach & Alumni Relations

Brady@thegreenprogram.com

215.796.7860 | www.thegreenprogram.com
“An Educational Breakthrough in a Costa Rican Paradise”


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Technical Marketing Jobs at Caterpillar

Students,

I want to forward you on an email I received about more technical marketing internships with Caterpillar. Please apply if you think it is something that would interest you!

The information is below:
 
Good morning —
I wanted to let each of you know that the 2013 Technical Marketing job postings are live and that you can now go out to the website and apply online.  Please see the instructions below on how to find the openings:
Visit:  http://www.caterpillar.com/careers
Click:  Learn More under ‘Opportunities in the Americas’
Click:  Apply Now under ‘College/University’
Search for the following job number:
120003W0:  2013 Technical Marketing Development Program – Marketing Representative (Full Time)
120003X8:  Corporate Intern: Technical Marketing – Spring/Summer/Fall 2013 Sessions
The full time position would be applicable for anyone graduating in or prior to the end of August 2013.
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,
Rhonda
Rhonda M. Frederking
Marketing Specialist/Recruiter
Global Marketing Talent Division
Tel: 309-675-4088


Chrysler Career Fair Events

Students,

Here is information on events sponsored by Chrysler Corp for the upcoming career fair:

Chrysler will be recruiting on the Michigan Tech campus for a week (September 28th-October 5th), and thye have many exciting events planned including a tailgate at the Tech football game starting @ 4 pm, Saturday, September 29th, Career Day booth (Oct 2), and Ride & Drive event on Sunday, September 30th! Call 248/613-8504 to reserve your seat for this event.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Anne Dancy Mechanical Engineering, M.S. 2014, Oakland University Biomedical Engineering, B.S. 2012,  Michigan Technological UniversityRam Truck HD Program Management CIEE-mail: EAD31@chrysler.com


Evening with Industry

All students are invited to attend the 2012 Evening with Industry (hosted by the Society of Women Engineers) on Monday, October 1 from 5:30-8:30 pm, in the MUB. Evening with Industry is held the night before the career fair and provides an opportunity for students and company representatives to interact and have dinner in a relaxed setting.  There are currently over 120 company representatives registered, and they can’t wait to meet students like you!  Companies also receive an electronic copy of your resume, so they have it before the career fair even starts. 

Student tickets will be sold in the SWE office in MUB 106 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on September 17-21 and 24-26 for $15.  Some of the companies attending the event are also generously sponsoring student tickets, so those who purchase their tickets early will be reimbursed at the event.

For more information, please visit our website at http://swe.students.mtu.edu/ewi/ or contact Jillian at jlbroadb@mtu.edu.  Get your EWI ticket today – there is only one week of ticket sales left!