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Stock Trading Competition- Jan 31 registration deadline

The Finance Club is hosting a stock trading competition on Investopedia open to all College of Business (COB) majors and minors. 

The competition will run from February 1st through April 12th with a starting cash value of $100,000. 

Prize money awarded to the students with the three highest portfolios:

  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $300
  • 3rd: $200

If interested in participating, please contact Elisabeth Mattson, Finance Club President, at emmattso@mtu.edu no later than January 31st to receive the game name, password, instructions, and rules. No late entries accepted.

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.)

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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)

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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

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)

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

Internship/Co-op? Want academic credit (BUS 3900)???

Have an internship or co-op?  
Want to complete an elective and get academic credit with BUS 3900?

internship-clipart-13-1Now accepting proposals for Spring and Summer Internships

Deadlines for proposal submissions are:
  • Summer Semester: April 1st
  • Fall Semester:  July 1st
Internships or Co-ops for Business and Economics students are becoming a “norm” for professional development.
Industry sees internships as a “trial” run for possible full-time professional employment and it is a chance for you to test the waters with a company or a particular job.
As a part of our curriculum with all of our majors (except Economics) we have “BUS3900: Business Internship” as an elective option.    So how do you get credit?
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Academic credit for internships are contingent upon school approval after you develop a proposal along with support from a faculty member in SBE whom agrees to work with you during your internship semester.
                                                                          *registration is completed by Academic Advisor following proposal approval
Here is our website that contains information about BUS3900  the proposal, employer agreement and more for you to earn credit for your internship.

*NOTE that academic credit MUST be earned during the time you are working for your internship

Summer 2015 SBE Course Offerings

Below is a list of courses being offered this summer in the School of Business and Economics:

  • BUS 2200: Business Law
  • BUS 2300: Quantitative Problem Solving
  • BUS 3900: Business Internship
  • BUS 4910: Global Business Experience
  • EC 2001: Principles of Economics
  • EC 3100: International Economics
  • EC 3400: Economic Decision Analysis
  • EC 4050: Game Theory
  • FIN 3000: Principles of Finance (ONLINE)
  • MGT 4600: Management of Technology and Innovation (ONLINE)
  • MGT 4990: Business Ethics, Resp & Env Sus
  • MIS 2000: IS/IT Management (ONLINE)
  • MKT 3000: Principles of Marketing (ONLINE)
  • OSM 3000: Operations and Supply Chain Management (ONLINE)
  • OSM 3200: Project Management (ONLINE)

View the course offerings online via BanWeb or ask your advisor about your options.