Category Archives: Career Advising

Workshops for Michigan Tech Students

Research Poster Practice Workshop

Do you know of a student who is registered for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium? Tell them to join us for a lightning round of research presentations. They can practice their poster talk and get valuable feedback from Pavlis Honors College Dean Lorelle Meadows.

Workshop will take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow (March 7) in Library 243. Information on past undergraduate research workshops is available here.

Company Research Workshop

Want to impress a job recruiter with your knowledge of their company? How about finding the perfect information to use as questions for your interviewer? J

oin the Van Pelt & Opie Library’s Company Research Workshop to learn the best resources for company research and how to turn info you find into interview questions that are sure to impress.

The workshop is at 5:05 p.m. Thursday (March 8) in Library 242. Register here.

Library Offers Conference Poster Design Workshop

Making a research poster for a conference or other event? The Library’s Conference Poster Design Workshop covers basic tips and tricks for presenting your research and information in a visual format. We’ll also look at resources and tools available at the library to help you design and print your poster. The workshop will be held at noon today (March 6) in Library 242. Register here.

Michigan Tech CDI Presents Diverse Dialogues – Changing the Conversation: Women in STEM

What is it like to be a woman identified individual aspiring through STEM fields? What is it like to be a woman at Michigan Tech and in the Upper Peninsula?

Join Michigan Tech’s Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to be part of the campus dialogue about the experiences of our students, staff, faculty and community members led by a panel of our student leaders from SWE on International Women’s Day.

The Diverse Dialogues series will provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to have conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and much more. They are designed to be an informal, yet guided gathering to allow participants to educate and learn from one another.

While each dialogue in the series has a centralized theme, we want to encourage participants to determine where the conversations go. This series is meant to start the discussion on difficult topics and implore individuals to push their awareness, knowledge, and action related to themes of diversity and inclusion.

Join us at noon Thursday, March 8 in MUB Ballroom B1 (and at the future Diverse Dialogues) and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity and inclusion. Bring your own lunch, light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

By Amy Howard.

Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Students are eligible to apply if they have two or more years remaining on campus.

Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you know of a student who may be interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us at

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 2. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited. Find out why success means more than GPA:

By Pavlis Honors College.

SWE 2018 Virtual Career Fair for Professionals

Don’t miss SWE’s annual Professional Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT. Attendees will connect directly in a live, one-on-one virtual interface with top employers looking to tap into SWE’s diverse community of engineers to fill open positions. Attendees are required to have at least three years of professional work experience and be authorized to work in the United States.

Here’s what a previous attendee had to say:
“I liked that I was able to get in multiple chat lines at the same time and continue to make connections. Most efficient networking event I’ve ever been to.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with as many as 20 recruiters for first-round interviews and networking online!

This Professional Virtual Career Fair will allow you to:

Interact one-on-one in real-time with recruiters through online chat. You can share your resume and experience, then potentially schedule second-round interviews.
Discover new career opportunities from leading employers eager to hire people with your expertise.
Build your network by continuing conversations with recruiters after the event.

If you have questions, please contact Strategic Partnerships at

Register now for this event!

Michigan Tech Pavlis Research Integrity Workshop Feb. 22

The Pavlis Honors College is hosting another workshop in its Undergraduate Research Workshop Series entitled Research Integrity. The workshop take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 22) in Library 244.

Join Biosafety Officer David Dixon for an interactive session as he introduces and explores our responsibilities as researchers and scholars for ensuring the integrity and value of our findings.

More information on upcoming workshops in the series can be found online.

By Pavlis Honors College.

What are recruiters looking for in 2018?

Summary by Dr. Morrison:


The U.S. Department of Labor recently reported that the economy gained 2.1 million jobs in 2017, bringing the unemployment rate to 4.1 percent. In 2017, STEM focused higher education institutions experienced the most active fall recruiting seasons in years. At Michigan Technological University, recruiting  has increased 28 percent in the last five years and more than 117 percent since 2009. Early indicators of the Spring 2018 recruiting season are that this trend in STEM recruiting will continue. Three leading trends have emerged in the recruiting of STEM students:

  • Continued growth in recruiting at STEM institution-sponsored career fairs,
  • An increase in informal recruiting events on campus, and
  • An increase in corporate involvement across campuses which is breaking down the institutional silos between career services and academic areas across campus.

Read more at NACE, by Sarah Alspaw.

Michigan Tech HuskyLEAD to Focus on Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers

The next workshop in the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 15) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A. Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students. Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

The title of tomorrow’s HuskyLEAD is “Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers.” Participants will learn they don’t have to be in a leadership position to be a leader. They will learn innovative strategies to showcase their best self to future employers.

Presenters are Doug Stage from Kimberly-Clark, Ryan Thompson, fifth year mechanical engineering student and Beth Williams, Michigan Tech’s assistant director of career development education. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end.

HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills. The workshops are free and open to everyone.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website. If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer or Maryann Wilcox or call 7-1963.

Government Internships Available for Summer 2018

Have you ever wondered how our government works? Do you want to make a difference in public policy? Then you may be interested in a government internship.

Internships provide an individual with a monitored or supervised work or service experience where the individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience. These learning goals can include: academic learning, career development, skill development and personal development. Federal or State internship programs are available to students across a wide variety of disciplines while gaining experience in government, politics and international relations.

Applications are being accepted now for Senate and House Washington DC Offices. Federal agencies such as NASA, NSF, DOJ, DOE and others are also accepting applications.

In addition, there are multiple academic/internship programs available in DC and internships through the State of Michigan.

If interested, learn more online. Summer internship deadlines are quickly approaching.

By Brent Burns, Director of Federal Relations.

2018 Dissertation Institute accepting applications!

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Dissertation Institute, an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering, is March 15, 2018. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population. The Institute is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech.

The Dissertation Institute will take place June 10th – 15th on the University of Houston and focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process and provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. Institute participants will build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return to their institutions. Participants will be housed in a private room; will share bathroom with one other participant; receive meals; and be reimbursed for travel costs up to $500. As a part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify barriers that have impeded their progress to completing their dissertation and to provide suggestions for additional topics to be presented.

We seek your assistance in identifying students who might benefit from participating in the Institute. Feel free to share the following link with students, faculty and any other colleagues that might assist us in announcing this wonderful opportunity:

If you have questions, please email them to

Stephanie G. Adams, Ph.D.                                             Holly M. Matusovich, Ph.D.

Old Dominion University                                                 Virginia Tech