The Big Day

Hi everyone!

Welcome to one my favorite weeks of the semester. For myself, the job placement this school offers you was one of the main reasons why I transferred. Be sure to go out and take advantage of it! Before heading up to career fair, I just wanted to give you a few last minute tips for the fair or any interviews you might have this week.

  • Be prepared – Look up companies before talking to them and know what they do.
  • Pick out an outfit the day before – Pick something you feel comfortable wearing. The less you have to be nervous about, the better your day will go.
  • Eat before going or bring a light snack – Nothing is worse than being in the middle of a big day and you suddenly realize you forgot breakfast. If this happens, remember that they often have apples, oranges, etc. at the SDC during Career Fair for students.
  • Make a plan – You most likely will not get to talk to every company you want. Make a priority list of companies and make sure to get to your top few first.
  • RELAX – These companies are here to talk to you. They came all the way to Houghton to meet Tech students.
  • Be confident – You are at this school for a reason. Don’t doubt yourself and don’t get discouraged.

Best of luck to all of you!

Prepare for Career Fair

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a fun and safe Winter Carnival. It’s always hard to get back into the swing of classes after such an exciting week. Now is the time to buckle down though, because Career Fair is next week! Be sure to check out the companies attending and get your resume ready. If this is your first Career Fair at Michigan Tech, go check it out! To help students prepare, Career Services is hosting a few events.

Resume Blitz 

Drop in for 15 minute one-on-one resume review sessions. Be sure to bring a copy of your resume.

February 20 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
February 21 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Co-op/Internship Expo – Tuesday, February 21 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
MUB Ballroom A

Stop in to learn about getting an internship or co-op. This is a great chance to meet recruiters before the busy day of the Career Fair. Participating companies include

Accurate Technologies                                    Kimberly Clark

Cummins                                                         Plexus

Diponio Contracting                                       Small Company Internship Award

DTE Energy                                                     Washington DC internships

Greenheck                                                        Career Ambassadors

Husco International                                        Marathon Petroleum

 

Also keep in mind that next week is already the halfway point of the semester. Study hard for those midterms coming up!

Winter Carnival

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Winter Carnival 2017! For those who are experiencing Winter Carnival for their first time, welcome to the greatest tradition here at Michigan Tech. For those who have been here for previous years, it is always just as exciting as the first year. I’m sure you have all noticed statues being built for the past month all over campus. Tonight is the “All-Nighter Statue Competition”. Students will be out finishing up these statues all night. There is also going to be new ones being completely done in just one night! It is an exciting night and I encourage you all to check it out. Remember to dress warm tonight. It will be very cold, wear layers!

Beginning at 8 pm tonight, all buildings will be locked with the exception of Fisher, Walker and the MUB.

There are many events happening all over campus during carnival, try your best to go to a few!

Wednesday
Live Band Karaoke: MUB Commons 8-11 pm

Thursday
Stage Revue Show: Rozsa Center at 7 pm
Bigfoot Glowshoe: Tech Trails at 7 pm (Cost $15)

Friday
Comedy Hypnotist Frederick Winters: MUB Ballroom at 9 pm

Saturday
SnoBall: Rozsa Center at 6 pm
Awards Ceremony: Rozsa Center at 8:30 pm
Torchlight Parade and Fireworks: Mont Ripley at 9 pm

Home Stretch

Hello All!

Welcome back from break and into Week 13! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. I know I enjoyed my time with family and also had some great food. I always feel like break is a way to relax and forget about the semester stresses, even if just for a few days. It gives me the motivation to finish the semester strong and I hope you all feel the same way! We have less than 2 weeks left and I know it’ll go by in the blink of an eye. Actually, I feel like this whole semester has gone by in the blink of an eye. Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that everyone was exploring the Keweenaw or playing in Walker Lawn?

For some of you, this may be your final semester and I wish you the best of luck with your plans after graduation. For the those of you that still have some time left, good luck with finals and semester reports! If you get down or stressed while studying, just remember that you’re almost done and to finish the semester strong.

Have a great rest of your week and keep an eye out for an email about a study break next week!

Week 10

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe it is already week 10. It feels like this semester is flying by! Hopefully you are all ready for the colder weather that we have been starting to get. It won’t be too long before everything is covered in snow and you can’t go outside without bundling up.

By this time, you should have a good handle on how your classes are going and know if you need help. This week should be the time to get help if you still haven’t. With exams and end of semester deadlines approaching, learning centers and office hours are often my most used tools. Keep in mind that this Friday, November 4, is the last day to drop a class with the grade of a W.

There are two great opportunities happening soon that I encourage all of you to take advantage of.

  • LeaderShape Applications are now being accepted – LeaderShape 2017 will be January 2-7 in Alberta, MI. This is a great way to improve your leadership skills! To register and apply, please visit this link. Applications close on Thursday, November 3 at 11:59 pm.
  • MTMC Flow Train Presentation– The MTMC will be offering a presentation exploring methods of writing smoothly; including transitions, structure and vocabulary. This will be on November 10 at 1pm in Walker 107. All students are welcome to attend.

Halfway Done

Can you believe it is already week 8? We are officially half way done with this semester! We all know what comes along with halfway time, and that is midterms. Midterms are a stressful time for almost everyone on campus. Remember to side aside time for studying and get the extra help you need to ace those midterms!

Here are some study tips to keep in mind.

  1. Make a study plan
    – Knowing what you want and need to study can save you valuable time
  2. Take study breaks
    -Reward yourself for working hard with a short break. It could be anything such as making dinner, watching an episode on Netflix or going for a walk.
  3. Review with others
    -Being able to explain something to others is a good way of understanding it yourself.
  4. Get enough sleep
    -Don’t study later than you usually go to bed. Trying to study while you’re tired can do more harm than good.
  5. RELAX
    -Try not to stress yourself out over an exam. Take a few deep breaths and remind yourself that you can handle this.

After your studying and midterms are done, start thinking about next semester. Registration for Spring classes begin next week. If you have not met with an advisor, set up an appointment to help figure out what classes you should be registering for. If you don’t know when you register, you can check on the Spring 2017 Registration Priority Schedule below.
https://www.mtu.edu/registrar/pdfs/registration-priority-schedule.pdf

Have a great week, and best of luck on midterms!

What’s Happening in Week 6

Welcome to Week 6! We are almost halfway done which means midterms are right around the corner. Be sure to set aside time to study but also check out some of the events happening on campus this week.

One event that you don’t want to miss is the P3 Success Summit Leadership Conference happening this Saturday. The day will include a presentation by TJ Sullivan, breakout sessions and lunch will be provided.

Some of the sessions include:
Mental Health Check Up
Mindfulness
Conflict Management
The Career Fair is Over: Now What?
Working with Diverse Learners
Healthy Relationships
Student Organization Management: Recruitment, Retention, Budgeting, Event Planning

Space is limited to 250 students and there is no cost to attend.

Register at:  https://goo.gl/forms/8ZTj9Xj5m4aDGbGV2

I would also recommend checking out an event at the Rozsa this week. Derek Thompson, Sr. Editor of the Atlantic, will be presenting his lecture “What Will Election 2016 Mean to YOUR Future.” This will be Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 PM. Following the lecture will also be a Q&A session.

Homecoming Week

Happy Homecoming Week! Homecoming here at Michigan Tech is one of a kind, much like all of our other traditions here.

This Friday make sure to check out the cardboard boat races. Different organizations have been making cardboard boats all week and will be venturing out into the cold portage waters hoping theirs doesn’t sink! The races will be at Houghton Waterfront Park at 4:00 PM. There will be a shuttle running to the races for those who need a ride. The shuttle will continuously loop from the SDC, to the MUB and then to the Houghton Waterfront Park from 2:00-6:00 PM.

To keep the homecoming weekend going, there will be a homecoming tailgate before the football game on Saturday! The tailgate will be in Lot 24 by the football field and have free food for students with their Tech ID. The tailgate will be from 11:00-1:00 with the game starting at 1:00.

This weekend is also family weekend! If your families are taking a trip up to see you, check out all the awesome events taking place. Some of the events include chair lift color tours, a golf scramble, mine tours and Sunday brunch.

With so much going on this weekend, there is something for everyone to go out and have a great time!

Get Career Fair Ready

Welcome to Week 4!

 

In case you didn’t know, next week is our big Fall Career Fair. I’m sure you have been noticing several Career Services events happening around campus lately. Our Career Services team does a great job at making sure we are all prepared for that big day. They offer help with everything from resume building to practice interviews. Companies come from all around just to meet and talk to Michigan Tech students! I really encourage you to participate in events leading up to the career fair and to definitely attend. Last Fall, there were 371 companies that attended and handed out internships, co-ops and full time jobs!

Here are some events hosted by Career Services this week.

Wednesday, September 21
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM                        #R U Ready? Career Fair 2K16
Resume review, interview tips and lunch! – Career Fest Tent
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM                        Steel Day
Learn how steel is made and meet company reps! – Career Fest Tent

Wednesday  – Friday, September 21 – 23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM                        Interview Skills Week and Mock Interviews
In the career services office.

Wednesday and Thursday, September 21 & 22
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM                      Resume Blitz
Get help improving your resume- In the MUB Commons

Thursday, September 22
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM                        Rail Road Night
Enjoy a night with company reps! – In the Rozsa Center.

Friday, September 23
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM                      Rail Day Student Expo
Campus Mall

 

Career Fair can be one of the most stressful weeks for some students. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, be sure to attend the “To Stress Or Not To Stress” workshop. It will be this Thursday the 22nd from 6-6:30 in Walker 107. You can learn how to manage stress and different campus resources available to you.

 

Best of luck this week!

Welcome!

Hello Transfer Students!

I can’t believe it’s already week three here at Tech! I hope your first couple weeks have gone well and that you are starting to feel adjusted to our beautiful campus.

Now that the excitement from the semester starting has begun to wind down, you can feel everyone starting to relax and getting into routines. However, there are still plenty of exciting opportunities happening around campus.  Hopefully you got a chance to go to K-Day and find a few organizations that interested you. For myself, joining clubs and organizations helped me adapt to being in a new place more than anything.

I also hope you have taken time to enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having. It won’t be long until the ground is covered in snow and everyone will be bundled up. One great way to enjoy the outdoors here is by playing Intramural Sports! I have played in a few and it’s a great way to have fun with friends. There are a few register deadlines coming up, so be sure to sign up soon if you are interested! If you don’t want to show off your sports skills, you can still enjoy the outdoors this weekend with a free concert. The Rozsa Center is putting on “An Old Fashioned Twilight Concert” on Walker Lawn this Sunday the 18th at 7:30pm.

Best of luck this week, study hard and have some fun!