What Makes a Successful Career Fair?

Michigan Tech has a proud tradition of Career Fairs that are well organized and filled with both companies and well-prepared students.  In order for a Career Fair to be successful, it is imperative that there is a good turnout of both students and employers.

Preparation for an exam always improves performance!  Career Services offers students a variety of ways to get prepared for their future career through offering networking opportunities, practice interviews, resume assistance, and individual counseling.  These experiences are enhanced by our corporate partners who volunteer their time to help our students.

Our Fall Career Fair was record-setting in terms of company attendance.  The atmosphere was electric and the buzz on campus was palpable.  A detailed analysis of the registered companies reveals some interesting information.2014F Michigan Tech Career Fair Company Breakdown

Many of the companies in attendance were new to our Career Fair.  61 companies (almost 18%) of the companies have not been to campus since 2010 or have never been to campus before.

Feedback from our students and employers continues to enhance the career fair experience.  In the spirit of continuous improvement, we hope to make each Career Fair better than the last.  With more events to help increase student preparation and career awareness, we hope you will find that the Michigan Tech Career Fair is the best place to meet your next employees.

Michigan’s Global Future Conference for International Students – 21-November-2014

Webcasting Sessions & Times (Eastern Standard Time):

10:00-10:45 Resumes and Cover Letters
10:50-11:35 H-1B and Beyond
11:40-12:25 Employer Panel
2:15-3:00 Employer Panel
3:15-4:00 Selling Yourself
4:15-5:00 Industry Q&A: Engineering

Session Descriptions & Speakers:

Webcast Connection Information:
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/689276303
Topic: My Meeting
Time: Nov 21, 2014 8:00 AM (GMT-5:00) US Eastern Time

Or join by phone:
+1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
Meeting ID: 689 276 303
Information for those calling from outside the U.S.: https://zoom.us/zoomconference

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Are you still looking for a job? Let Career Services Help!

If you’re looking for an internship, co-op, or full-time position, enjoy gourmet coffee and dessert with students who have been successful getting jobs in ways other than the Career Fair. 

Still Looking Your Internship, Co-op, or Full-time Position?  Career Services Can Help!

Thursday, November 13, 6:30 – 7:30, ME-EM 111

Maybe you want to work near your home, with a company that doesn’t come to the career fair, you want to live and work in a distant location, or are wanting to start your job search now – attend our Still Looking for Your Internship, Co-op, or Full-time Position?  workshop on Thursday, November 13, from 6:30 – 7:30, in ME-EM 111.  Join us for a cup of  gourmet coffee and dessert and hear from students who have been successful getting jobs in ways other than the Career Fair.  They’ll tell you about actions, tools, methods, and resources they used and that can help you work in your field of study this summer, next semester, and beyond.

Tell your friends who may be still looking, too.  See you there!


Leadershape 2015 Applications Open

Applications for the 2015 LeaderShape Institute are now available.  LeaderShape is a premier leadership development institute that is held on campuses across the country every year.  At the core of the LeaderShape experience is teaching students to “lead with integrity.”  The LeaderShape Institute is approaching its 19th consecutive session at Michigan Tech, having first hosted it in 1996.  

LeaderShape 2015 will be held from January 5-10 at the Ford Center in Alberta, MI.  We ask that you please encourage your student leaders, or students with leadership potential, to apply.  This is a fantastic program and each year student participants come back telling us how it has helped shape their leadership style and vision.   More information and applications are available here and they are due by Wednesday, November 12.  

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Career Slam 2014 – 20-Nov-2014

Career Slam 2014: a free event for students interested in a career in hospitality, theme parks, attractions, and/or other related fields. Career Slam provides a unique chance for students to discuss their future careers in a number of industries, such as: theme parks, zoos, aquariums, resorts, hospitality, tourism, and more. This is an incredible networking opportunity that allows hands-on interaction with successful amusement industry professionals who are eager to share their insight and answer questions about career paths and steps to take for a successful future. The event is being offered by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in conjunction with the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo. The Expo is the largest gathering of industry leaders and the manufacturers, designers, consultants, and vendors who cater to this vast industry.

Career Slam is a two-hour event from 3-5 pm. on November 20that the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Registration is required, but there is no registration fee. Registration fills up on a first-come, first-serve basis.

More information about Career Slam 2014 is available at:


Thank you in advance for your time, attention, understanding, help, and support in getting the word out!

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10x Thinking Workshop – 8-Nov-2014

Have you ever wondering how companies like Google come up with their big ideas? We have an awesome opportunity for members of your group of innovative thinkers and learners on Saturday, November 8th from 12 to 4 PM in the Wadsworth Annex. This event will help you gain skills in brainstorming, creative thinking, and prototyping, which are all valuable assets in the workplace. 

Show off your innovative thinking skills, and learn how companies like Google come up with their brilliant ideas. This event is also an excellent opportunity for members of your organization to think of new and exciting project ideas. Anyone interested should register at www.10x.eventbrite.com by November 7th at 7 PM. We can’t wait to see you there!

Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) Job Expo – 5-Nov-2014

Genesee Intermediate School District is a premier service agency who serves over 71, 000 students in various areas of education.   As an educational agency, we have several categories of occupations in the fields of teaching, special education, technology, career-technical, business services, and much more. 

They will be holding a Job Expo on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Flint, Michigan.  Details are shown in the attached flyer.

GISD Job Expo Flyer

Elevator Pitch Competition

The Elevator Pitch Competition will be held on Wednesday, 11/12 at the Continental Fire Company.  Open to public at 6:00, and the competition will begin at 6:30.  Pitchers and performers need to be there by 5:00 pm.  Cash bar.  All ages welcome. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

Please have interested individuals/teams contact Cody Benz: csbenz@mtu.edu

There will be a dress rehearsal the night before (11/11) at the Continental Fire Company at 5:00 pm.

An Information Session will be held on Tuesday, 11/4 from 5-6pm in room 614 – M&M. The second information session will likely occur the weekend before the competition.

For more details, please review the 2014 EPC Flyer.