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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New Venture Competition 2012!!

New Venture Competition 2012 Kickoff Event
Monday, September 19

Have a business idea? Have new technology idea? No idea at all, but like the idea of starting a business? This is for you.

Michigan Technological University and Central Michigan University have partnered to create the New Venture Competition – one of the country’s top business plan competitions. First place winners will take home $30,000 to be used toward launching and growing your business. The cash is going to someone – why not YOU?

Did we mention that second and third place will win, too? Yup! $10,000 and $5,000.

Michigan Tech’s Entrepreneurs and Inventors Club is leading the kickoff on Monday, September 19 in 139 Fisher Hall – free pizza and everything you need to know. Stay tuned for details and important dates on the School of Business and Economics website. This epic event starts at 6pm.
The only question is: who’s going to win $30,000? Call Jonathan Leinonen, Program Director at MTEC SmartZone – 487-7004. He has all the information you need to know to get started in the New Venture  Competition .

Student Picnic Reminder

Hello students:

Here is a fun event with for next Wednesday, September 21st……takes place in front of our building…..or
inside the ROTC building, if the weather doesn’t cooperate… begins at 3:30 and goes to 6:30…
hopefully your schedule will allow your attendance…….good way to meet people or re-connect…

Students of the School of Business and Economics! Join us for the 2012 Fall Picnic on Wednesday, September 21. We’ll have free food, games, tshirts, and prizes! Come mingle, meet faculty and staff, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. See you there!

Career Fair: September 27 12-6 pm SDC


Here is the list of currently registered companies for the upcoming career fair:

Assure your resume is in good shape and look at the companies hiring business majors.  Research those companies.  The railroads continue to express an interest in hiring managers….especially related to operations.  Many of the companies will also have business internships.  Make a good impression…..your initial objective is to try and arrange further follow-up contact.  This is also a good opportunity to get some experience in meeting company representatives.  The link below contains additional information:   Have a good rest of the week.

For undergraduate seniors (domestic) with 3.5 GPA or above

Michigan Tech’s Sponsored Program Enhancement office is offering a series of seminars/workshops to help domestic first year graduate students and senior undergraduate students understand: 1) what external graduate scholarship/fellowship opportunities are available, 2) who is eligible to apply, and 3) how to develop a competitive application. Please encourage students with a 3.5 or above, especially those who already receive University funding, to attend. 

9/8 4:00 – 5:00PM       Overview of Funding Opportunities                Peninsula Rm

9/15 12:00- 1:00PM    Writing the Personal Essay and References    Peninsula Rm

9/22 12:00- 1:00PM    TIPS from Real Panel Reviewers                    Ballrm B3

10/6 4:00- 5:00PM      Writing Research Essays                                 Peninsula Rm

10/13 4:00- 5:00PM    Peer Review Workshop                                   Peninsula Rm

10/20 12:00- 1:00PM Peer Review Workshop                                   Ballrm A-2

Students can register at:

Please email Jodi Lehman ( with any questions.

Department of Defense Opportunities

The Department of Defense has named the new STAR (Student Training and Academic Recruitment) student for the 2011-2012 academic year.  She is Rhea-Ann Moses.  She requested that I pass the following information on to you.

Good Afternoon,

My name is Rhea Moses and I just started as the new STAR student at Michigan Tech. I am a student recruiter for the civilian sector of the Department of Defense (DoD) on our campus. Throughout the year I will be receiving information about internships, co-ops, scholarships and jobs (career opportunities) within the DoD.

This program is extremely important to our campus; facilitating information from DoD recruiters to students could potentially help them get internships or co-ops that can lead to a great job after graduation.  I have a lot of information at my disposal to help students see the benefits of working with the DoD and would love to show them all the opportunities available.

The DoD is not just looking for engineers either! They hire from all different majors and departments. So if a student does not think that they would be suitable for a DoD job just based on their major, that is not true. It never hurts to look into the existing opportunities.

I have an office within Career Services at the new location 220 Administrative Building. If you have students that want to contact me, my email is and my phone number is (703) 501-9673.

Rhea-Ann L Moses
Michigan Technological University STAR Representative
Recruitment Assistance Division
Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
Phone: (703) 501 – 9673