Category Archives: Career Advising

GSG SPARK: A Professional Development Workshop


A series of power packed sessions on life building skills that will help make your journey of entrepreneurship, job search, career growth and self–development productive and successful!

WHEN:    January 24th, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  MUB Ballroom B

Register for the sessions via

You can find more details about the schedule and sessions here: (This too has a registration link. )

Sponsored by:

  • College of Engineering
  • Career Services
  • Graduate School
  • Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement

female note writing campaign

Each year the Admissions Office hosts a female note writing campaign in which we send a handwritten card from a current Michigan Tech student to each female student that is admitted for the fall semester. Please join us in encouraging female students to consider Michigan Tech by sharing your story!

You can register for a note writing session at this link.

The sessions are offered on various dates in January and February in two hour blocks. You are welcome to stay the entire time or drop in for the time you register for, as your schedule allows. If you cannot make any of the options and are interested in assisting, please note that on the form and I will reach out to you to arrange a time that works for you.

When you arrive, you’ll be given the names of a few prospective female students and blank cards to write a note of encouragement and share a bit about your experience. We ask that you include your email address in the note in the event the student has a few follow up questions for you. We will take care of mailing the cards after the event.

I will have a sign-in sheet at each session. If you need to track service hours I can forward the sign-in sheet and service hours to your organization contact, by request.

If you have friends who would enjoy assisting with this note writing campaign, please share the registration form with them…the more the merrier!

FE Exam Registration and Fee Subsidy for Chem Eng Seniors

Dear Chemical Engineering Seniors,

As you look for employment, keep in mind that being on track to becoming a “Licensed Professional Engineer” will be a highly visible extra. Licensing may be required for some jobs. It is required in all states before you can enter private practice in engineering.

Graduating with an ABET-approved engineering degree and passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam are your first steps to becoming a Licensed Professional Engineer. The FE Exam covers broad engineering fundamentals, and NOW is when you will be best prepared to pass it.


General information about the FE Exam, the testing location and time, and registration instructions can be found here:

The Department makes study materials available on a “check out” basis to exam registrants. Everyone who registers to take the exam before graduation will receive a $90 subsidy of the $175 fee from the Department. The $175 registration price (reduced from $225) will be available through NCEES starting January 1, 2018, so wait until after that date to register. To receive the registration subsidy, please present your payment receipt to Taana Kalliainen in Room 203 (main CM Office). The receipt should include your full name and address and indicate that the registration payment was made.

Best Regards,

News from Northeastern University (in Boston)

As we have numerous ChemE faculty openings again this year at Northeastern University (in Boston) at all levels, please encourage your outstanding senior PhD students and post-docs to visit us during our AIChE reception (Tuesday night, Rm 200G in the Convention Center at 7 – 9 pm).

We have experienced outstanding growth (over doubling of faculty (now 27), new 120,000 square ft research complex, and tripling of undergraduate and graduate student body (totaling now over 750 students)) over the past 5 years and need highly energetic people to continue such growth.

Please also find an invitation for your outstanding undergraduate researchers to attend our ChemE Research Fair (Engineering Tomorrow Today) in Boston on November 18th (10 – 4 pm).

UCI Graduate Program Visit Day (GO-UCI) Accepting Applications Until November 1st

Graduate Opportunities at UCI (GO-UCI)Visit day to preview graduate programs and labs in Engineering & Information and Computer Sciences and connect with UC Irvine faculty and students to learn more about the graduate admission process. 

When: November 16-17, 2017

Where: University of California, Irvine

Cost: Free, including meals. Travel awards available for applicants outside of Southern CA. 

Fee Waiver: Go-UCI participants receive an application fee waiver to apply to one UCI ICS or Engineering doctoral program (save $105). 

For more information and application, visit:

Final Deadline: Wednesday, November 1st. Student applying for travel awards are encouraged to apply before the final deadline.

Invitation to 10/18 prospective student virtual open house: Arizona State University’s PhD Program in Engineering Education Systems and Design

Arizona State’s PhD Program in Engineering Education Systems and Design (EESD) program is hosting a virtual open house for prospective students
on Wednesday, October 18 at 3:30pm PDT / 6:30pm EDT. Please pass along this announcement and attached flyer to students you know who might be
interested and do feel free to share this invitation widely.

The ASU EESD PhD Program prepares students for their future as difference-makers and scholars in the field of engineering education. For the virtual
open house, EESD faculty and students will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions. We’ll also discuss more about the details of
the program, including how to apply.

Sign up for the 10/18 online webinar here:

Check out the link to the open house flyer:

Visit the EESD program website for more info:

September Opportunities Newsletter

Undergrad Opportunities

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The student prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have tech-based inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare, transportation, food/water and agriculture, and consumer devices. Graduate student winners receive $15,000 each and winning undergraduate teams receive $10,000 each, along with a national media campaign, exposure to investment and business communities, and a trip to MIT for an award celebration in June 2018. Applications are due by September 29, 2017. For more details, visit or contact Janell Ciemiecki, Awards Program Administrator, at

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Pathways Intern Engineering Positions
Various internship opportunities with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI)
The Native American Research Internship is a dynamic summer research opportunity for Native American undergraduate junior and senior students who are interested in Health Science research. The internship is located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship, funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Health Professions Week –Discover The Best Fit For Your Future Career!
Health Professions Week (HPW) is an exciting FREE week-long event for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. Last year, more than 4,000 students participated in one or more of the many events during the week – this year we hope you will join us!

Discover UChicago
The University of Chicago is offering talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations an expenses-paid opportunity to explore graduate education at the University of Chicago. Join us for a weekend of graduate admissions workshops, conversations with world-renowned faculty and their graduate students, and informal socials. Receive advice on submitting a competitive application to graduate programs and learn how to develop your own career as a scientist, academic, or professional.

Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017
CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers. Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.