Reminder: Last Day to Drop with a “W”

RE:  Last Day to Drop Fall ClassesAll 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 begin on October 17, 2011) with a refund is Thursday, October 20, 2011.
The last day to drop track B classes with no grade is Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
The last day to drop track B classes with a “W” grade is Friday, November 11, 2011.
According to the University policy on late drops:  “After eighth 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
No late drops will be granted to avoid poor grades.


Guest Speaker


Michigan Tech's School of Business and Economics will host alumnus Dorthoy (Dot) Proux '86 on October 17 and 18 as part of the Scott Pattullo Visiting Executive Speaker Series. Proux will be the second speaker invited to campus this year following John Rockwell's visit . The series is designed to give students access to influential alumni in business and engineering fields. 

Dot will present to the community on Monday, October 17th in MUB Ballroom A from 6 - 7:30 pm her presentation is titled, "Making an impact in your first professional position: Keys to maximizing your personal brand and securing career opportunities in a globally diverse workplace." 

More info: 
Please see the attached poster also.

Marketing Intern Position


Here is a marketing internship position that has flexible hours
and the potential for good earnings.  It is not for folks who
are shy.

This is a pretty good “product” and could sell well as it has in the past….

If you are interested, you may send your resume to me.  I will forward these on to the company.

This marketing firm will provide training.  

Read on:
We are considering a student for a part time paid internship to help us facilitate several projects in the Houghton area.  Specifically, the Campus Coupon Book that is distributed to both Michigan Tech University students faculty and staff, and also the same at Finlandia University.   JC Advertising is a creative “out of the box” guerilla marketing company that focuses on helping our customers bottomline through non-traditional low cost per impression marketing strategies and projects.  We print and distribute 10,000 books throughout both campuses by means of dorm mailboxes, orientation, and student bookstores.
The job would include but not be limited to:

    • Customer visitation to renew current advertisers
    • Farm new customers to participate in the upcoming year
    • Enter customer data into a CRM software

This internship will be paid on a commission basis upon collection of customer payment (which is up front).  The selected intern will be trained hands on until comfortable venturing out on their own.  Working hours will be flexible to an extent.
Candidates must be:

    • Self Motivated and able to work without a lot of structure
    • Confident, Friendly and Outgoing
    • Must have a vehicle for transportation
    • Must have a cell phone for communications
    • Have a grasp for marketing principles and advertising basics
    • Be able to learn quickly and develop your own style
    • Computer savvy
    • Able to meet deadlines

The successful candidate will receive:

    • Monetary compensation in the form of commission
    • Invaluable resume experience in the real world of small town marketing and advertising (specifically Guerilla Advertising).
    • CRM software experience
    • Consideration for further projects with JC Adverstising and possible future employment (we are a growing business).

This project will be after the new year begins but could develop earlier with the right candidate.

New Venture Comp. Meeting this Monday: $30,000 Prize Money!!


The New Venture Competition is the $30,000 business plan competition, that some of you may have heard of throughout the past couple of weeks.

Our current participants are looking to formulate teams for the competition, and we are looking for students that have experience, or an interest of obtaining experience in the following areas:

7 students for accounting
5 for marketing
7 for legal
5 for sales
3 for human resources
7 for financing
1 for IT

If you are interested in joining someones team for the competition, please consider attending our event on Monday, October 3rd at 6pm.

The event will be located in the Lakeshore Center, but we will provide busing from, and back to, the MUB at 5:50pm, and ~6:50pm respectfully.

The event will start off with current participants giving a 30 second pitch of the overall goal of their idea, and what kind of partners they are looking for.

If you have any questions, please email Travis at

Recent contacts from the Career Fair


The following provides contact information for personnel at companies seeking talented business majors:

Karen Houdek (  Sentry Insurance.  Seeking MIS and accounting majors.  Internships available.  This company has hired several of our graduated students.

Cheryl Ochodnicky (  Thomson Reuters.  Accounting interns.

Tim DuCharme ( Humana.  Strong need for MIS majors.  20 internships available for summer 2012.

Robert Kraft ( Union Pacific.  Strong demand for management and operations and systems management majors.

Carol Hogsett (  Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Management Information majors.

Project Management Competition


Dr. Dana Johnson will be offering an opportunity for selected students to participate in a Project Managment Competition
during the Spring 2012 semester.  This especially good for management or ops management majors.

Any one interested in participating in the competition should be available spring semester, have completed or concurrently enrolled (during spring) in project management (OSM 3200), and have an interest in working with a company to develop a comprehensive project plan.

This opportunity includes the possibility of taking a three credit independent study course.

Students need to contact Dr. Johnson by noon on Monday.  She needs a total of four to five students.
Two students have shown an interest thus far.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Johnson directly.

Dana M. Johnson, Ph.D., CQE, CQA, CQMgr, CSSGB, CPA, CMA
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
School of Business and Economics
Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
telephone: 906-487-2803
fax: 906-487-2944

Temporary Job….Paid


Paid position (temporary) using your proofreading/formatting skills.

This is not for everyone….needs excellent attention to detail and patience…
but looks like a good way to pick up a few $$s…..

Need to move quickly…..project must be completed by September 30th…

This is a single project requiring excellent proofreading skills, precise attention to detail, and document formatting skills using Microsoft Word (version 2007 or later). There are 19 documents (approx. 2 pages each – some more) that need to be reviewed for accuracy in comparison to a printed document. They also need to be formatted to look identical to the printed document using the correct formatting attributes (example: using the tab key instead of 5 spaces). The text will then be copied and pasted into a pre-existing template where further formatting may be needed.

This project could be completed at an off-site location; however, the candidate will need to stop by the office to pick up the hard copy document and to return the hard copy upon completion of the project. If the candidate intends to work off-site, frequent updates on progress are expected via email or phone and the candidate must have Microsoft Word version 2007 or later. All candidates will need to complete a proofreading/formatting skills test for consideration of hire.

This project must be completed by September 30th. Compensation is $10/hour. Please call Carole Noonan at 906-487-1148 or email for more information.



Carole Noonan

Process Improvement Coordinator

Institutional Systems Development & Analysis

Michigan Technological University


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IT & Project Mgt Opportunities with Boeing


I received the following message from a recent graduate.  Mark was a double major with MIS and accounting. 

As a Michigan Tech School of Business alum (MIS and Accounting, 2009), I wanted to share some information with you that I believe would be useful to students who are trying to decide where to direct their post-collegiate careers.

The three-year Information Technology Career Foundation Program (ITCFP) is designed specifically for recent college graduates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees in information technology and related analytical fields.  The program allows participants to gain knowledge and experience in several key IT-related areas, including:

4 Application development

4 Infrastructure

4 Information security

Participants will gain experience in these and other critical areas while applying their knowledge and skills directly to different aspects of Boeing’s diverse business.   Program graduates will be able to make more informed decisions about where to direct their personal career paths within the company.

Participants will also have the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned IT professionals, meet and network with business and technology leaders across the company (as well as with other newly hired IT professionals and peers), attend special seminars and workshops at various sites, and continue to learn and grow while adding value to Boeing’s business.

Those interested in applying for the program should follow the link below to learn more:

IT Career Foundation Program:  

There are also many additional opportunities in Boeing IT for Internships and Direct Hire positions:

IT Internship:

Programmer Analyst:

Functional Analyst:

Project Management:

Versatile Technologist:

Systems Integration Specialist:

If anyone would like additional information on the ITCFP or Boeing, please have them contact me at .


Mark A. Cruth, Jr.

Michigan Technological University (2009)
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