Category Archives: Presentations

IGNITE NIGHT – Sept 13th

Please join us for a powerful evening of exciting and informative presentations made by successful Michigan Tech Alumnae. Find out more about their journeys to success and what they wished they had known as MTU students. Learn how to prepare for career day and interviews, how to ask for help, how to create your own job, make the best first impression, how to be more professional, how to be an entrepreneur, how to navigate through an international opportunity and MORE!!!

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School of Business and Economics – “Meet Your Major Night”

The following event is being hosted by the School of Business and Economics.  The purpose of “Meet Your Major Night” is to explore the seven majors within the School of Business and Economics.  Faculty members will discuss what you can expect from each major and alumni will be available to describe their Michigan Tech experiences, careers, and plans for the future.  Sessions will be held for three evenings on October 24, 25, 26th starting at 6:00 pm in Fisher 131.

Monday, October 24th
6:00  Management
7:00  Operations and Systems Management
8:00  Marketing

Tuesday, October 25th
6:00  Finance
7:00  Accounting

Wednesday, October 26th
6:00  Economics
7:00  Management Information Systems

(Please see the poster Meet Your Major Night Poster for more details on for each individual session. )


Develop the skills to achieve efficiency, productivity, and profitability of both service and manufacturing operations. In this versatile field, you will have an immediate impact on the operations of a business.

Analyze, design, develop,implement, and mange computer-based information systems which allow business and industry to streamline operations, create effective work environments, and compete in the marketplace.
Coordinate, develop, promote, and deliver goods and services from the producer to the user. Gain skills in analytical thinking, technical communication, and dealing with people, as well as statistical and quantitative skills.

Solve problems in all areas of business using current technology.  Learn supply chain, project, and quality management methodologies and tools, as well as techniques including forecasting and decision-making.

Help firms and other organizations raise and invest money, allocate funds to start or expand operations, manage the cash needed for daily operations, as well as analyze performance, and stimulate growth.

Gain a strong analytical foundation to examine and solve economic, business, and social problems. Understand basic principles, as well as statistics, mathematics, finance, and other disciplines for economic decision making.

Collect, summarize, and communicate important financial information.  Learn skills that combine important tools for investment, financial analysis, management decisions, and the best business planning practices.

Thank you,

Carly Benson
Recruiter and Outreach Coordinator
School of Business and Economics
108 Academic Office Building
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI  49931-1295

Making an Impact in your First Professional Position

The School of Business and Economics will host alumnus Dorthoy (Dot) Proux ’86 as part of the Scott Pattullo Visiting Executive Speaker Series.

Proux will present “Making an Impact in your First Professional Position: Keys to Maximizing your Personal Brand and Securing Career Opportunities in a Globally Diverse Workplace” from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, in Memorial Union Ballroom A.

Proux will be the second speaker invited to campus this year for a series that gives students access to influential alumni in business and engineering fields.

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Concrete Pumping Seminar – NOV. 7, 2011, 7:35pm

SAVE THE DATE – MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011, 7:35pm, DOW 641 – Concrete Pumping Seminar

Imagine pumping concrete to the midspan of the Pat Tilman Memorial Bridge downstream of the Hoover Dam, or to the top of the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero, or even higher. Mr. Jim Bury (MTU’85) Director of Engineering for Putzmeister America, Inc. will present information on concrete pumping, what’s important and how to be successful at it. If you’re a civil or environmental engineer, you won’t want to miss this amazing presentation!

Current Mining Activities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend an informal lunchtime discussion with Kristi Mills from Save the Wild UP ( about current mining efforts in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the organization’s efforts to protect community and environmental well-being. Kristi will offer a presentation and allow time for discussion.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.  This event is being sponsored by the Social Science Department, Program on Environmental Policy, Program on Industrial Archaeology, and Students for Environmental Sustainability.

Current Mining Activities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 12-1:00
Place: Memorial Union Ballrooms B2/B3

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at  Thank you,

Mollie Ruth
President, Students for Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Engineering

CANCELED!! Starbucks coffee with Dr. Savage from the EPA

CANCELED!!  Dr. Savage from the EPA will be available in the Chemistry Learning Center (ChemSci 208) from 9:00 – 10:00 am on Friday, September 30 to talk to students.  She will talk about various EPA opportunities, including “Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship Program” ( file: gro_newsletter_issue1_2011.pdf); the  STAR Fellowship Program  (; and a student competition P3. This is a student competition that provides awards (financial) to student teams with novel ideas for sustainable projects (

One of our students recently won a research fellowship and it provided a generous multi-year scholarship plus some travel funding to attend conferences, etc.  She can also discuss the National Nanotechnology Initiative, and careers in science & environmental engineering.  That will be Friday September 30, from 9-10AM, in the Chemistry Learning Center, room 208, Chem Sci. Starbucks coffee & muffins will be provided.

Also, she will be giving a talk on Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm; details below.

Dr. Nora Savage (click for more information)


Dr. Nora Savage, Environmental Engineer and Nanotechnology Team Lead, US Environmental Protection Agency will present “Nurture the Environment and Promote Public Well Being”. See the attached flyer for the abstract of her seminar. We look forward to seeing all of you at the seminar.

Cookies, muffins, punch and coffee will be served.

Remember, you can always go to our website to see the entire schedule of upcoming seminars at:

Margaret A. Dunstan, Office Assistant
Department of Chemistry
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931
Ph: 906-487-2048