Category: Advising Announcements

Hannover International Summer School of Economics and Managment

HISSEMA- Applications due May 15, 2013

The Hannover International Summer School of Economics and Management (HISSEMA) is in its eleventh year of operation taking place from July 8th to August 23th. It is conducted completely in English. Up to now, over 200 US-Students have participated in the HISSEMA. Hannover is a mid-size northern German town of 500,000 inhabitants, not far from Berlin and Hamburg. It is known to be a modern, green, safe secure city. Many company headquarters are located here and the world biggest IT-Fair take place in Hannover. Leibniz University Hannover has over 22.000 students.

Facts

When: July 8th — August 23th, 2013
Where: At the Business and Economics department of the Leibniz University of Hannover.
Program: HISSEMA offers courses in “Business Administration and International Finance”, in “German Economy” and in “German Culture, Business and Language”.
Accommodation: Students will stay in student dormitories close to the Faculty Business and Economics. Accomodation is in single rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens.
Costs in Hannover: Accommodation for six weeks: 400€ Public transport and immat. fee: 130€ Compulsory Excursions: 100€ Additional fees for optional excursions
Credits: All courses are worth 4 Creditpoints (ETCS). However, acknowledgement of credit hours depends on regulations at your home university.
Requirements: Students admitted to this program must be at least in their second year of university or college (sophomores) and be majoring in the fields of Business or Economics.
Trips: A trip to Munich (the city of the “Oktoberfest”) as well as other sightseeing trips in and around Hannover are offered.

Course Description

Business Administration and International Finance: This course will introduce students to the field of international finance, with special focus placed on emerging financial markets. Topics will include: Foreign Exchange Risk – Hedging– Country Risk Analysis – Financial Crisis – Lending Institutions in EM –Banking in EM.

The German Economy: Development, Institution and Regulations: This course will give a description of the performance of the German economy. Areas covered include historical background, the economic system and its sectors, the German labor market, constitutional elements of the social security system, Germany’s integration into the European Union and the World Economy.

German Culture, Business and Language: The course will provide basic German language skills as well as insights in German culture and history. Additionally, there will be four excursions to leading German companies and institutions in order to give insights into German business culture.

Visit the HISSEMA Homepage:
http://www2.wiwi.uni-hannover.de/hissema.html

Further contact Information:
At Leibniz Universität Hannover:
Malte Sandner
guest@wiwi.uni-hannover.de


School of Business and Economics Winter Carnival Statue

The theme for this year is “Heroes & Villains find their powers in these frozen winter hours…”

Some ideas that came about are:
the Superman symbol with $ symbol
Thor’s hammer with “Knowledge” on it, possibly on top of a briefcase

Some quotes to go along with the ideas:
“Give us money, we’ll double it in an hour with our super power”
“Super students have the power to double your money in an hour”

For ideas, a good start is the “Ultimate List of Super Heroes and Villains”:
http://www.comicvine.com/characters/

Also, 1-2 volunteers are needed to help Lynn & Carly with the snow sculpture logistics. This would require a hour meeting every week or so until Winter Carnival; please contact them for more info.


Last day to drop full semester classes and get a “W” (Nov 9th)

 

THE LAST DAY TO DROP FULL TERM FALL SEMESTER CLASSES IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012 AT 5:00 P.M.
All drops must be done in person, in the Student Service Center.  Drops cannot be done via the web.

The last day to drop track B classes (those classes that began on October 22, 2012) with a refund is Thursday,
October 25, 2012.
The last day to drop track B classes with no grade is Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
The last day to drop track B classes with a “W” grade is Friday, November 23, 2012.

Please encourage your students to reach their decisions on continuation in your class based on realistic assessment of the evidence and mastery of learning in the first half of the course.

According to the University policy on late drops:  “After tenth week of the semester, a student may request a late drop from the Dean of Students Office, which will consider those requests that involve circumstances beyond the student’s control.”  Extenuating circumstances considered are prolonged illness, serious accidents and death in the immediate family or of a close friend, or similar situations beyond the students control.  All requests must be made in writing.  Instructions for late drops are available in the COMPASS office (Wadsworth Hall, G28), the Dean of Students Office (Administration Building 170) or on the web at http://www.admin.mtu.edu/dos/latedrop.htm
No late drops will be granted to avoid poor grades.

A graduate student may request a late drop from the Graduate School. Instructions for late drops for graduate students are available at:
http://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/administration/academics/policies-procedures/withdrawal/

Thank you.
Kathy Pintar

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Kathy Pintar

Senior Coordinator of Student Services
Veteran’s Certifying Official
Registrar’s Office
http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/
Michigan Technological University

kapintar@mtu.edu
906.487.1633

GO HUSKIES!


Co-ops & Internships

"While Michigan Tech opened the doorway to the workforce, Nation Ranch Marketing allowed me to take my first step through it. My internship with Nation Ranch provided me with an education that cannot be obtained in a classroom, and I feel lucky to have been given such a beneficial opportunity." —Rob Devaun, Business Administration, Class of 2007

Why would I want a co-op or internship?

Co-ops and Internships are available for business students at Michigan Tech, and students are encouraged to check them out! Co-ops and Internships can provide students with valuable work experience within their field of study. Students on co-op earn a paycheck and academic credit through Michigan Tech. Most students get internships during the summer to obtain work experience, however even though students do not earn college credit through internships, many of them still get paid for their work

How do I find a co-op or internship?

Many large companies have hired students from Michigan Tech’s business department to work for them on internships and co-ops. A few of these companies include Ernst & Young, Wells Fargo, 3M, Dow Chemical Company, Edward Jones, Liberty Mutual, and Boeing. If you would like to learn more about how to apply or find a Co-op or Internship that would suit you, please visit our Co-Ops and Internships Webpage or contact Brad Wagner. Brad Wagner often knows about unique exciting opportunities available to students, and if you are considering a co-op or internship, the first step should be to contact him.


Fellowship for study in Germany

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany, is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in vocational, technical, engineering, business, agricultural, and scientific fields.  Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. 

The CBYX program annually provides 75 participants with two months of intensive German language training, a semester of study at German University or University of Applied Sciences, a five-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field, housing, transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred.  Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.  Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.

Interested applicants can apply online at www.CBYX.info.  The application deadline for the 2013-2014 program is December 1, 2012


The Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM for Vocationally Qualified People “Work Immersion Study Program” (WISP) is a summer fellowship program offered exclusively to college students in vocational fields and includes funding for one month of intensive German language study, a two-month internship with a German company, housing, transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and a €300 monthly stipend.

Please note that the eligibility criteria for WISP have changed.  WISP is now open to students in vocational fields who have completed at least 4 semesters of study by the start of the program in June 2013.  Applicants must be enrolled at a US college before and after the program and must have completed at least 1 semester of college-level German by the start of the program.  Participants must be between the ages of 18-27 and be US citizens or permanent residents.

WISP is funded by the Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM and is administered by Cultural Vistas in cooperation with the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and their partners.  Interested applicants can find out more and apply online by visiting www.WispGermany.org.


The application deadline for both WISP and CBYX is December 1, 2012.  We look forward to receiving applications from your students, and to answering any questions they may have!

Sincerely,

Beth Uding
Program Manager, CBYX and WISP
Cultural Vistas
440 Park Ave South, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016
buding@culturalvistas.org


Registration Priority for Spring/Summer 2013 scheduling

Students,

Time to begin thinking about the courses you will complete next semester!!

The Spring/Summer 2013 Registration Priority Schedule is now available at:
http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/ under Announcements
*OR* the direct link is: http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/pdfs/registration-priority-schedule.pdf

The Final Exam schedule is also available at:http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/ under Most Viewed Pages
*OR* the direct link is:https://www.banweb.mtu.edu/pls/owa/stu_ctg_utils.p_final_exam_sched?ps_subj_code=

Thanks.


Travel/study abroad in Costa Rica….12 day program

Students,

The Green Program is an opportunity to gain travel abroad experience in Costa Rica.  Read through the information….looks especially good for those interested in learning about energy specifics.  Those interested in the Natural Resource Economics masters might consider this program.  There are limited openings.

The GREEN Program enhances your understanding of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability industries by taking you outside of the classroom and into the field. By gaining exclusive access to different Renewable Energy facilities in Costa Rica, you will receive the hands-on experience you need to accelerate your career. The GREEN Program provides a perfect balance of interactive online modules, engaging group discussions, and exclusive facility visits to inform, engage, and inspire students of all majors.
The GREEN Program is a 12-day experience which combines education, adventure, and cultural immersion that creates a lasting impact and helps you accelerate your career.
GREEN’s post program benefits allow like-minded students to stay connected through the GREEN Alumni Network. The Network provides Alumni access to internship and job opportunities, as well as industry events.
To gain a better understanding of The GREEN Program visit our website at www.theGREENprogram.com, view our program video, and download our Program Package.
Due to high demand, spots on each program are limited to 20 students. Submit your application for the program dates below.

Program Dates:
12-Day WINTER BREAK Programs
December 12th – December 23rd
December 27th – January 7th (Program Full)
January 3rd – January 14th (Program Full)
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9-Day SPRING BREAK Programs
March 2nd – March 10th
March 9th – March 17th
March 16th – March 24th
March 23rd – March 31st
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Summer 2013 Programs Now Open
12-day programs in May, June, July, August, and September
Apply Now!
We look forward to traveling with you!
 
-The GREEN Team
Brady Halligan

Global Renewable Energy Education Network
Director of University Outreach & Alumni Relations

Brady@thegreenprogram.com

215.796.7860 | www.thegreenprogram.com
“An Educational Breakthrough in a Costa Rican Paradise”


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Campus Wide Changes in Computing

Message from Dr. Merz:

I want to take this opportunity to welcome each of you to a new year and to communicate a campus-wide change involving computers. Returning students will  notice that the large computer lab on the ground floor of the Academic Offices building no longer exists. This is the result of a university-wide process to centralize IT activities. Throughout the campus some computer labs have been closed,  some have been redesigned and no doubt new ones will appear; this is an evolving process that will continue. Open access labs are no longer provided, or managed, by individual units, such as the School of Business and Economics. The “computer kiosk” located in room G004 of our building is under the control of IT. In that room, a list is posted of all open labs on the campus, which you as student of the School of Business and Economics  are entitled to use. The recent campus-wide changes affect faculty and staff too. When I have computer issues, I either email it-help@mtu.edu, call 7-1111 or go to the service desk located in the University Library. IT installed several printers on my laptop  allowing me to  print in several buildings; you too can have this capability. Like faculty and staff, students should contact IT to address computer issues they need resolved. Have a good fall semester.

Tom Merz
Associate Dean and Professor of Economics


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Foreign Language Placement Exams

 

Students,

Here is the current and correct link fpr arrnaging for a modern language placement exam:

http://www.mtu.edu/humanities/undergraduate/pdfs/mltestreg2012.pdf

If you have questions or concerns about registration procedures, you may contact Dr. Sandoval.

Her contact information is below.  Go Huskies!
Sandra M. Boschetto-Sandoval, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Spanish Language&  Latin American Studies
Director, Modern Languages&  Literatures Program
Department of Humanities
906 487-3241
906 487-3559 (fax)
smbosche@mtu.edu