Archives—February 2013

Study Tips for Midterms!

With Spring Break quickly approaching, it is beneficial to keep up with studying and preparing for upcoming midterm exams. Consider these tips as you prepare for exams.

Utilize a Learning Center

There are numerous learning centers on campus to help with your courses, utilize the learning center coaches to help prepare for your studies.

Professor and Teaching Assistant Office Hours

Attend professor and teaching assistants’ office hours when you have questions about  assignments and lectures.

Review notes

Create a review sheet for your notes, organize and make a list of the areas you should spend more time on.

Practice

Practice previous exams, homework, and quizzes to get familiar with the important concepts.

Avoid Distractions

Choose a quiet study space to help you avoid distractions.

Maintain Regular Sleep and Eating Schedule

Maintain a regular sleep schedule and be sure to eat food that is rich in vitamins and proteins.

Utilize the resources we have in campus, study hard, and good luck on your exams!


2013 Spring Career Fair

The Spring Career Fair 2013 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2013, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the multipurpose room of the SDC.

It is one of the largest Spring Career Fair sponsored by the Career Services. Companies are looking to hire college students like you for co-ops, internships, and full time positions!

Consider these tips when you are preparing for Career Fair.

Develop a brief Info-mercial

Develop a brief overview of who you are and your professional/academic background as it relates to the position for which you are applying

Prepare extra resumes

Make sure that you have enough set of resumes.

Dress Appropriately

Check out and try on your clothing, make sure it fits you well. Make sure it’s clean, and pressed and has all the buttons, and check out the BACK view. For girls, make sure you have a spare pair of nylons.

Interviewing Don’ts

  1. Chew gum
  2. Wear a walkman
  3. Carry a backpack
  4. Brush off anyone you see in the building-from the janitor to the receptionist, to the guy you bumped into getting into the elevator-play nice. You never know who this person is, or what influence they may have over your hiring.
  5. Annoy or flirt with a receptionist who is busy
  6. Take along a friend who will be waiting for you in the lobby
  7. Carry a cell phone that may ring during your interview or introduction
  8. In the interview room, sitting in a chair that was meant for the interviewer. NEVER SIT before getting instructions from the interviewer
  9. Wing it: lie about knowing someone or some term and then getting caught in this lie during the interview
  10. Ask about salary, vacation or office space during the interview

Thank You Note

Write a thank you email to the company representative who interviewed you.

Prepare and present your best at Career Fair!



Student-Veterans Gain a New Ally on Campus!

Student-Veterans Gain a New Ally on Campus   Michigan Tech has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Michigan, establishing a satellite office for a Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs liaison on campus in a part-time capacity. The liaison, Howard Harding, will be on campus a few days per month—with an office in Admin 135—assisting veterans’ move from military life to college life as students and, ultimately, to careers.

Funding for this position is provided by the State of Michigan, and Harding is based out of the MI-VetSuccess regional office at Northern Michigan University. He serves other institutions throughout the Upper Peninsula which have also signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

Assistance with obtaining benefits will be Harding’s primary task, helping student veterans navigate the complex web of benefit availability and enrollment. With liaison assistance, these students can focus on education, knowing they have a helping hand to get there.

If you are a student veteran or have family in the military and would like to help the student vets please contact me at rmmcneil@mtu.edu