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!

Goodbye and Good Luck!

Hello transfer students,

Thank you to everyone who made it to the Pizza Social yesterday; we had a great turnout, and no leftovers, so I count it as a huge success!

As we all busily prepare for Finals Week, I wanted to take the time to write a few final thoughts, as this will be my last post on this blog.

It has been a pleasure acting as your Transfer Assistant, and I am so happy to have met a great deal of you!  You all seem like terrific people and students, and I have no doubt that you will do great things.

If, like me, you are graduating next Saturday, then congratulations, and well done!  I wish you all the best with everything that you do.  If you will be staying on for another year or two (or three) at Tech, then best of luck with your studies and endeavors!  Enjoy the remainder of your time here; it goes by quickly!

Thanks again for everything!  Good luck on finals!

 

The Home Stretch

Greetings, fellow transfer students!

I hope you are all having a chance to enjoy this beautiful sunshine today.

I know I say this a lot, but I can’t believe how quickly time is passing this semester!  I tell myself that I am about to complete my last couple of weeks at Tech, graduate, and leave, but I don’t think reality has set in.  The idea of graduating is still very surreal.  If you are a graduating senior, I would love to get your perspective on this whole experience, so please feel free to comment on this post, and let me know how you are doing with the approaching events!  And if you’re not a graduating senior, fear not…it comes around before you know it!  So in the mean time, enjoy being a college student.  Take the time to appreciate where you are, and explore the Keweenaw!  Find a student organization, or other activity that you really enjoy, and get involved.  My time at Michigan Tech is coming to a close, and I feel like there is so much I haven’t done!

I hope that those final projects and papers are wrapping up nicely, and that you are ready to tackle the final stretch of the semester!

In the meantime, work hard, and remember to take time for yourself.  Also, watch your inboxes for an update on our final transfer student event of the year!  (Hint: it involves free food!)

See you then!

Some Notes for Week 10

Hi all,

Here we are, Week 10…and it’s almost over!  I hope that the last portion of the semester is going well for you all, and that you are enjoying this confusing Michigan weather.  As things warm up, be sure to take some time to explore the Keweenaw.  Even if it’s just a kike on the Tech Trails, or you want to go all-out with a drive to Copper Harbor, it is worth the time and effort to get outside, breathe some fresh air, and experience what the U.P has to offer.  This really is a beautiful place we are living in, and it’s even easier to appreciate it after the long winter!

Some other things to keep in mind as we progress toward the end of the semester:

  • Tomorrow (Friday) is the last day to drop a  course.  You must go to the Registrar’s Office to do this
  • Singer/Songwriter Javier Colon will be at the MUB Ballroom tomorrow (Friday) at 10pm (https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/LateNight/calendar/details/909750)
  • TONIGHT  is the Found Footage Festival in Fisher 135 (https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/memorial-union-board/calendar/details/912961)
  • Next is Biology Week!  Here’s the flyer:

Biology Week flyer