Category: Advising Announcements

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

Study Abroad Program

Check out this information for study abroad opportunities in Mexico or Canada.

Some funding is available!!  This program wil have its final offering in Spring 2013.

Hope everyone is having a good summer.  

Apply Now – $5000 stipend – Study Abroad in Mexico or Canada !!
 
Final Semester open for this program:  Spring 2013

Who can apply?  All graduate and undergraduate students from any degree program at Michigan Tech
$5000?  Each accepted student will receive $5000 for travel and living expenses – $2500 will be paid up front, and $2500 will be paid upon the student’s return.
Tuition?  Students will pay their tuition at Michigan Tech, and current financial aid will work in the same way as if they were here.

Name of Program? SustR study abroad program (Sustainable Development for Rural Communities: Social, Health, Economic, and Environmental Advances)
Sponsor?  U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), North American Mobility in Higher Education Program
Deadline to apply?   Contact Alex Mayer (asmayer@mtu.edu) or Carol Asiala (cjasiala@mtu.edu) ASAP to get on the SustR Study Abroad priority list.
 
Application package must be completed by: October 15, 2012 through the Michigan Tech International Programs and Services
 
How do I apply?
1.    Meet with Alex Mayer (asmayer@mtu.edu / 487-3372 / Office: Dow 809)
2.    Submit a 1-page Statement of Purpose for participation in the SustR program (guidelines at: http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~asmayer/sop.pdf) to Alex Mayer (asmayer@mtu.edu)
3.    Complete the Study Abroad application packet found on the International Programs and Services website: http://www.mtu.edu/international/study-abroad/apply/
4.    Once approved through IPS, a separate application provided by the study abroad university must also be filled out.
 
Participating Universities?
Universidad de Sonora
(northwest Mexico, city of Hermosillo, 170 miles south of Arizona border)

Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes
(central Mexico, city of Aguascalientes, 330 miles northwest of Puerto Vallarta)

Lakehead University
(Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, directly across Lake Superior from Michigan Tech)
 
Michigan Tech faculty involved in the project:
Alex Mayer (CEE)
Carol MacLennan (SS)
Blair Orr (SFRES)
 
For more information:
Contact Alex Mayer (asmayer@mtu.edu)  or Carol Asiala (cjasiala@mtu.edu)
Project website:   http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~asmayer/sustr.htm
Review the attached list of Frequently Asked Questions about the SustR program.

Carol J. Asiala, Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer
Dept. of Geological & Mining Engineering & Science, 601 Dow
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI  49931
906/487-2033 (direct line), 906/487-2531 (main office), 906/487-3371 (fax)
cjasiala@mtu.edu

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