Job Posting: Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking a Transportation Engineer, located in Lansing, Michigan.

This position oversees the development of traffic signing plans developed by the unit and consultants to ensure uniform and comprehensible visual systems for these devices.

Possession of a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or in civil and environmental engineering OR will be obtained by May 31, 2018 is required.

You may view the job posting here:  Transportation Engineer


Job Posting: Construction Internship Summer 2018 | Next Step Ministries

My name is Marissa Martinie; I serve as the Construction Internship Coordinator at Next Step Ministries. Next Step Ministries is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to help high school students grow closer to Christ through life-changing one-week mission trips, while being a part of long term community development in the communities we serve.  We offer college students paid internship positions in construction, youth ministry, worship, and missional leadership.
A Next Step construction internship could be a great fit for your students, as we have hired students studying a variety of degrees such as: construction, engineering, architecture, and design for these positions over the years. This is a valuable, hands-on opportunity to lead community-focused building projects for hundreds of volunteers throughout nine week-long mission trips. Your students would be directly involved in each aspect of construction, including: on-site leadership, planning, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, and management.You may have heard of this internship opportunity before as we have reached out to other departments at Michigan Technological University.  We wanted to reach out to you in the Civil Engineering department as well, as we feel this internship is great opportunity for your students.  We have hired many civil engineering students in the past, and all perform well in this internship. The positions available are Construction Manager and Construction Team Member.  Next Step still has positions available to fill 15 Construction Teams for Summer 2018.

If your students are interested they can visit our website, apply using this link, or email me for more information.   See our construction flyer.  I appreciate your help in spreading the word of this incredible internship opportunity!

Marissa Martinie

Construction Internship Coordinator
608.216.3735 (Direct)
866.534.2009 (Office)
Next Step Ministries
717 Post Road
Madison, WI 53713
Where Short-Term Missions//Collide with Long-Term Community Development

Job Posting: Minnesota Dept of Transportation

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, District 1 – Duluth  is currently accepting applications for Student Worker Paraprofessionals for the 2018 Summer season.   Attached, please find information on how to apply online and a copy of the job postings.  Applications will be accepted through 02/22/2018.

Candidates must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in the Civil Technology Program or Civil Engineering Program with a GPA of at least 2.0.

Interested applicants should go to:  www.mn.gov/careers and search on Job ID# 20227.



Transportation Night: Feb 21, 6-9 pm

The Railroad Engineering & Activities Club (REAC), along with the Michigan Tech chapters of ASCE and ASME, are proud to bring you the first Transportation Careers Night at Michigan Tech! See the flyer.
This event, held in conjunction with the Spring Career Fair, will bring in reps from companies that play major roles in the transportation sector. If you didn’t get a chance to talk to these companies amidst the chaos of Career Fair, this is your opportunity.
Leave your tie and your elevator pitch behind, and join us for a causal evening to get to know these companies and ask about opportunities they might have for you! Show up for the whole thing or stop by for a few minutes; all majors are welcome!
Sub sandwiches and refreshments will be served!
Thank you,
The Michigan Tech Chapters of:
AREMA (REAC)
ASCE
ASME
Any questions about this event can be directed to: reac@mtu.edu

Scholarship: Minnesota Surveyors and Engineers Society

Do you qualify?

At this point, Minnesota residency is still required for our scholarships for At-Large schools. The Minnesota Surveyors and Engineers Society (MSES) provides many scholarships, up to $2,000 each per year to students who will be juniors or seniors in Civil Engineering in the next academic year.

Applicants are expected to have a career interest in transportation. Job examples might include working for:

  • governmental agencies (DOT’s, counties, cities, etc.),
  • private engineering firms providing transportation related services (consultants),
  • materials suppliers for the transportation industry,
  • working for contractors or construction companies who build transportation facilities, etc.

Your work could be in any of the broad-based specialty areas that support transportation like:

  • geotechnical engineering
  • water resources/hydraulics
  • transportation planning
  • structural engineering
  • roadway design
  • environmental engineering
  • ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • pavement design
  • other related fields

See attached scholarship application for more information.  Deadline is Feb 26.

Scholarship Application 2018-19


Career Fair Resources

Career Fair Resources (put forward by Mike Meyer; paraphrased by Jean Kampe):

Faith Morrison (Chemical Engineering) wrote a a nice piece on her advising blog that may serve students well as they prepare for Career Fair:
https://blogs.mtu.edu/chem-eng-undergrad/how-can-i-get-a-job-internship-or-co-op-whats-the-method-these-days/

There are some other resources (the list is still growing) on the event page at Career Services website:


Info Session: Spice Group (TONIGHT 6-8 pm)

Spicer Group will be hosting an Info Session from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Monday, February 19th, in Ballroom A-2 @ the MUB.  This info session will include food and drinks along with a brief presentation on the services provided by Spicer Group.  We will highlight projects that we have been involved with in recent years, as well as Spicer Group’s contributions to the community and employees.  Following the presentation, we will open up for discussion with students who have any questions about Spicer Group.

Please stop by to see what career opportunities are available at Spicer Group.


Mind Trekkers Spring Break/Volunteer Opportunity

Mind Trekkers will be taking 50 volunteers to Charlotte, NC for Spring Break. Not only is this an chance to travel and explore, it is also a volunteer opportunity for students to share their passion of STEM with others!
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WHAT IS MIND TREKKERS?
Mind Trekkers is a student organization that travels both locally and nationally to help promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning with our nearly 200 different interactive science demonstrations! Whether it is a science and engineering festival for thousands of students or a small local event, we aim to show students both the fun and importance of STEM fields. We have already reached 1.9 million students in 15 different states since forming in 2010.
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SPRING BREAK TRIP TO CHARLOTTE, NC
March 10-18
Already sick of the winter, but can’t afford the cost to travel somewhere warm? Have a passion for STEM education? Come travel with Mind Trekkers to Charlotte, NC for Spring Break! For only $100 (+ $50 deposit), you will have your rooming, several meals, and transportation covered! Planned activities include: SkyWildGreensboro Science Center, and the US National Whitewater Center. We will be hosting the Passport to STEM festival on the Thursday and Friday of the trip, where you will have the opportunity to excite over four thousand students about science & engineering with fun and hands-on demonstrations!
If you (and your friends) would like to apply, please fill out this form: MIND TREKKERS SPRING BREAK APPLICATION.  No previous experience with Mind Trekkers is required. Open to all majors.
Please contact the Mind Trekkers President (djpoynor@mtu.edu) if you have any questions about this trip.

General Meeting: Railroad Engineering & Activities Club Monthly Presentation | February 13th, 7 PM

The Railroad Engineering & Activities Club (REAC), an AREMA Student Chapter at Michigan Tech, would like to invite you to attend our monthly presentation and General Business Meeting (GBM) on February 13th at 7:00 PM in Rekhi Hall 214. This month’s presentation will be given by Michigan Tech faculty member Dr. Bill Sproule, who will be talking about the history of streetcar operations in Michigan’s Copper Country. Please see the attached flyer.
Also:
  • We are a multidisciplinary organization. Learn more about career opportunities for students like you in the Rail Industry
  • Find out more about our planned field trip to SE Michigan rail facilities in April
  • Be present for this month’s raffle giveaway prize
  • Free subs & pop!
If you cannot make it in person, we will also be live streaming the presentation on the Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program’s YouTube Channel! The live stream will be available at 7:15 PM EST.
The promo video can be viewed HERE
The live stream can be accessed HERE
Questions? Email us at: reac@mtu.edu
We hope that you can join us!
Best Regards,

 

Aaron J. Dean – REAC President