Apply for an Internship through STEM Forward

Michigan STEM Forward, is a statewide program that matches students attending Michigan colleges with internship opportunities. The program accepts applications from students attending colleges or universities in the state of Michigan seeking opportunities in STEM fields.

STEM stands for S – Science, (Biological, medical, agricultural, environmental, etc.), T – Technology (Software, coding, IT, programming, computer science, etc.), E – Engineering (Mechanical, civil, manufacturing, technician, etc.), and M – Mathematics (Analytics, data scientist, financial analysis, market research, etc.)

Obtaining an internship from the STEM Forward program is easy. Students must currently be attending a college or university in Michigan. Applicants must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License and Social Security Number in addition to providing contact information and proof of current residency. Prepare to answer questions regarding the area of STEM you are interested in along with companies in Michigan desired for work. Submission of a resume is required.

How does your major and career interest relate to the STEM Categories on the application website?

MAJOR – STEM FIELD:

Accounting – Mathematics 

Economics – Mathematics

Engineering Management – Engineering

Finance – Mathematics or Technology

Management Information Systems – Technology

Management – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (all could apply) 

Marketing – Mathematics

(All STEM opportunities will be subject to your interest, this is just a suggestion)

If you would like to apply for an internship through the STEM program, Apply here: http://a2spark.org/MichiganSTEM. Above links to a Google doc to indicate interest


Summer plans??

Summer class enrollment remains open and available. Taking a summer class can assist with getting pre-reqs complete, freeing up time during your Fall and Spring semesters and getting you closer to graduation.
As you consider your summer options, if taking a class is on your list we have some to offer in the COB. All courses will be taught online (asynchronously).


Track A (runs May 10-June 24)

  • BUS1100:  Introduction to Business (CRN 52288)
  • EC2001:  Principles of Economics (CRN 51143)
  • EC3100:  International Economics (CRN 50302)
  • FIN3000:  Principles of Finance (CRN 51389)
  • MKT3000:  Principles of Marketing (CRN 51398)
  • OSM4300:  Project Management (CRN 51926)

Track B (runs July 28-Aug 12)

  • ACC2000:  Accounting Principles 1 (CRN 52290)
  • MGT3000:  Organizational Behavior (CRN 52291)
  • MGT4600:  Management of Technology and Innovation (CRN 52289)
  • MIS2000:  IS/IT Management (CRN 51647)
  • OSM3000:  Operations and Supply Chain Management (CRN 51399)

MTU offers a variety of summer course options, many general education and math are taught online (asynchronous and synchronous).
The schedule is available here


APMP Applications due March 19 (extended deadline)

High-Tech, Hands-On

Ready to hit the trading room floor to buy, sell, and trade? Michigan Tech’s Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP) is for you.

As a member of the APMP team, you will:

  • Begin working on day one to create a new investment management firm.
  • Access live-streamed financial market reports and price data.
  • Use cutting-edge investment software in Michigan Tech’s LGSI Trading Lab.
  • Compete in the GAME International Investment Challenge—Michigan Tech students won three times in the past nine years, and even had the opportunity to open the New York Stock Exchange!
  • Gain support and information from alumni and advisory board members in high-visibility business positions.


Virtual Appointments with Career Services

As campus continues to be remote learning and operations, we as faculty and staff are here for you. Career Services is an office that is going virtual.

If you go into your Handshake Account there is an area where can select to schedule an appointment with staff from Career Services.

Please reach out to let us know how your employment opportunities are going (internship, co-op, full-time). Some students have had offers rescinded, some delayed while other companies are looking for help and hiring now.

COB (College of Business) academic advisor is also available for virtual appointments through Summer.

To schedule a Virtual COB Advising Appointment with Jodie Filpus-Paakola
– Students select an appointment time through Google Calendar     (be sure to be logged into Google with your mtu email account)


Co-curricular (PE) Repeatability for 0.5 credit courses approved

In effort to provide more options for students at this time, University General Education Council has approved the repeatability of 0.5-unit co-curricular courses up to 1.0 unit to count toward the General Education Co-Curricular requirement.  See co-curricular approved courses online here.

This means that any 0.5-unit co-curricular course on the General Education list may be used twice effective fall 2020 for all undergraduate students.  
1.0 unit co-curricular course may still be used only once for the Co-Curricular requirement; that has not changed.


Drop Deadline Tomorrow-Fri, Nov 9

The deadline to drop any course for the Fall semester with a “W” grade is tomorrow, Fri, Nov 9.  Refer to the academic calendar for more deadlines.

Before dropping a course consult with the professor.

Drops are made by going to the Registrar’s office in the Administration Building on the 1st floor.

If your first year at MTU you will need to see your academic advisor as well as your instructor for signatures.


Internships and Co-ops? But why?

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Internships and Co-0ps are great for a number of reasons, resume builder (make yourself marketable), skill enhancer, career exploration, potential full-time employment and more.   Here is an article about why.

BUS3900 is an SBE course for internship credit.   Learn more about how to get academic credit here.

All of the SBE business programs offer an elective option for internship credit with BUS3900.   The course does require pre-planning, development of a proposal with a faculty member in SBE and committee approval.

Keep in mind the following deadlines if seeking academic credit for internship:

  • Spring Semester by Dec 1
  • Summer Semester by April 1
  • Fall Semester by July 1

Feel free to contact the SBE Academic Advisor, Jodie Filpus-Paakola, to discuss further.

Read emails from SBE and faculty for opportunities to apply to various internships as well as the university’s Handshake account with Career Services