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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 Some students have had offers rescinded, some delayed while other companies are looking for help and hiring now.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.


Transferring Classes to Michigan Tech

If you are going to take classes elsewhere, make sure that the course(s) will transfer to Michigan Tech as the course(s) you need BEFORE you take the class.

Transfer Credits

1) Check for the course on the Transfer Equivalency System.

2) If the course you want is NOT on the Transfer Credit Equivalency list, you may request to have it evaluated by sending information to the Michigan Tech Transfer Services Office.

Transfer Services Coordinator

Ms. Nancy Gagnon
Student Service Center, 110 Admin Bldg
(906) 487-3323
transfer@mtu.edu

Required Information for Transfer Evaluation

University or college name
Course ID and title
Course Catalog Description
Additional information may be required:

  • Syllabus including
  • Textbook(s) used
  • Detailed Description
  • Course Outline

3) Transferring:

a) Register for the course (for other Michigan colleges, use the Guest Application),
b) Earn a grade of “C” or better (the grade will not transfer, but the credit will), and
c) Have your official transcripts sent to Michigan Tech:

Office of Student Records & Registration
Admin Bldg 110
1400 Townsend Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

4) Prereqs: If any course you plan to take off campus is a prerequisite for your next semester on campus, you will need to notify Transfer Services (Ms. Nancy Gagnon, transfer@mtu.edu). She will then enter a prerequisite waiver to prevent any course scheduling issues.

5)  On-line courses may sound easier since you can approach the class in your own time. Though this is true for some classes, on-line classes also require self-motivation and a time commitment on your part. Before taking the class, check into the course requirements, including internet access, exam proctors, etc.


Spring 2015 Registration

Hunting Classes

Registration will open October 31st, 10:00 pm through November 16th, midnight. If you have questions regarding what classes to take, you should make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor.

Registration typically opens each night at 10:00 pm. Due to the large number of students, some days will have two start times, 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm. To find out what day and time you register please check your registration time in BanWeb.

Priority is based on the number of credits earned at the time of registration. This does not include the number of credits the student is currently taking. Students may register anytime on or after their scheduled day. The web will be unavailable for registration from 2:00–2:30 am each day.

Registration closes at midnight Sunday, November 16th and reopens again later December. Students with questions or problems should contact me via email or by appointment.


Upcoming Information Sessions for Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain and Operations Management

The School of Business and Economics would like to invite all interested students to an open session to learn more about the opportunities within the two new Management concentrations, ask current students and advisors questions, and learn about career opportunities for each concentration.

Both sessions are being held in the Academic Office Building in conference room 101.

Dates and additional information for each session are provided below:

Supply Chain and Operations Management Concentration:

Wednesday, March 19th @ 4:00 pm

SCOM Info Session

Entrepreneurship Concentration:

Entrepreneurship Info Session

Monday, March 24th @ 3:30 -5:00

Both sessions will provide pizza and pop for attendees.