Career Fair Report

1. Employers at Career Fair Hungry for Tech Students
by Jennifer Donovan, director, public relations

Michigan Tech’s fall Career Fair last week attracted 888 recruiters representing 280 companies. They conducted 4,186 interviews for jobs, internships and co-ops.

The Career Fair was the third largest in the history of career fairs at Michigan Tech. “But the factor that made this fair unique was how hungry the employers were for our students,” said Jim Turnquist, director of career services. Prior to the Fair, many companies held special recruitment programs to attract students. Kohler sponsored a picnic on the lawn outside of the Memorial Union. Mercury Marine offered boat rides on Portage Lake, hosting more than 200 students. General Motors and Chrysler conducted “Ride and Drives,” offering students an opportunity to drive a 2013 Camaro, Corvette, Cadillac or other GM or Chrysler vehicle.

The day of the fair, students packed both the basketball gym and the multipurpose room of the SDC. Turnquist estimated that more than 3,000 students turned out, dressed in their best and with hands full of resumes, to meet potential employers.

“Many of the employers mentioned that Michigan Tech students were some of the best prepared students they have met at any job fair,” Turnquist said. “Usually, they said, they see students dressed in jeans, shorts and T-shirts, but not at Michigan Tech. Our students acted and dressed professionally. The employers even commented on how well most of the first-year students were prepared for the Career Fair.”

“Is the excellent turnout at our Career Fair a sign that the economy is turning around?” Turnquist added. “Maybe. Or it is a sign that Michigan Tech students offer the skills the companies want and need?”

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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Technical Marketing Jobs at Caterpillar

Students,

I want to forward you on an email I received about more technical marketing internships with Caterpillar. Please apply if you think it is something that would interest you!

The information is below:
 
Good morning —
I wanted to let each of you know that the 2013 Technical Marketing job postings are live and that you can now go out to the website and apply online.  Please see the instructions below on how to find the openings:
Visit:  http://www.caterpillar.com/careers
Click:  Learn More under ‘Opportunities in the Americas’
Click:  Apply Now under ‘College/University’
Search for the following job number:
120003W0:  2013 Technical Marketing Development Program – Marketing Representative (Full Time)
120003X8:  Corporate Intern: Technical Marketing – Spring/Summer/Fall 2013 Sessions
The full time position would be applicable for anyone graduating in or prior to the end of August 2013.
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,
Rhonda
Rhonda M. Frederking
Marketing Specialist/Recruiter
Global Marketing Talent Division
Tel: 309-675-4088

Chrysler Career Fair Events

Students,

Here is information on events sponsored by Chrysler Corp for the upcoming career fair:

Chrysler will be recruiting on the Michigan Tech campus for a week (September 28th-October 5th), and thye have many exciting events planned including a tailgate at the Tech football game starting @ 4 pm, Saturday, September 29th, Career Day booth (Oct 2), and Ride & Drive event on Sunday, September 30th! Call 248/613-8504 to reserve your seat for this event.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Anne Dancy Mechanical Engineering, M.S. 2014, Oakland University Biomedical Engineering, B.S. 2012,  Michigan Technological UniversityRam Truck HD Program Management CIEE-mail: EAD31@chrysler.com

Evening with Industry

All students are invited to attend the 2012 Evening with Industry (hosted by the Society of Women Engineers) on Monday, October 1 from 5:30-8:30 pm, in the MUB. Evening with Industry is held the night before the career fair and provides an opportunity for students and company representatives to interact and have dinner in a relaxed setting.  There are currently over 120 company representatives registered, and they can’t wait to meet students like you!  Companies also receive an electronic copy of your resume, so they have it before the career fair even starts. 

Student tickets will be sold in the SWE office in MUB 106 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on September 17-21 and 24-26 for $15.  Some of the companies attending the event are also generously sponsoring student tickets, so those who purchase their tickets early will be reimbursed at the event.

For more information, please visit our website at http://swe.students.mtu.edu/ewi/ or contact Jillian at jlbroadb@mtu.edu.  Get your EWI ticket today – there is only one week of ticket sales left!

Part time student worker position LAST CALL

Student Research Assistant
Position: Student Research Assistant (Undergraduate)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
-Collect and analyze data from various sources such as internal data warehouses and state and federal data repositories
-Develop tables, charts, and graphs from student and employee data
-Assist in completing miscellaneous surveys from external sources
-Update the departmental website
 
Hours: 10 to 20 hrs/wk, flexible work schedule, however limited to normal business hours

Starting Wage: $8.80/hr

Skills/Experience: Experience with relational databases and Excel recommended but not required.

Location: Lakeshore Center, Houghton
 
To apply, please send a resume to:
Richard Elenich
Director, Institutional Analysis
Lakeshore Center, Room 213
Houghton, MI  49931

Or by e-mail: rjelenic@mtu.edu

Industry Panel Workshop

INDUSTRY PANEL WORKSHOP – Come to meet recruiting representatives from NUCOR Steel, Caterpillar, Ford, Chrysler, Mercury Marine and Dematic. 
When: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time:   6:00 PM
Where: MUB Commons Area
 
NEW THIS YEAR!  Industry Panel Workshop – Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hear from and meet with a panel of industry recruiting reps with their advise about networking with them in your job search.  This is an excellent opportunity to network with corporate representatives even before the Career Fair.

DOW Chemical Seeks MIS students

Hello Students,

Mr. Lidke is a graduate of our School and provides the following opportunities:

I am recruiting for Dow Chemical and looking for your assistance circulating some information to current students in the Management Information Systems Program.  We have both internships and full time positions available but would like to pre-screen candidates prior to the career fair.   Both Lynda Blake and Matthew Zarazua (’05) will be part of the Information Systems interview team and can discuss the open positions along with future positions with you in more detail when they are in Houghton.  Lynda and/or Matthew will follow up to schedule a meeting with you when they are on campus.     Please have students email their resume to Wilmer Lidke (wblidke@dow.com).   The Dow recruiting team will be in Houghton from October 1 – 3, interviews will be on October 3.  Although students would be sending resumes ahead of time, it is still important to have them introduce themselves to the interview team at the career fair on October 2nd.  GPA requirements are a minimum of 2.70 The detailed postings for additional information are listed below.  The positions available will be in Midland/Saginaw, Michigan or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   Postings at https://corporate.dow.com/en-us/careers/jobs.html: •       1207923 Campus Recruiting  – Information Systems InternshipNew College Grad/Full-time:  •       1207926 Campus Recruiting – Information Systems Analyst Thanks,Wilmer Lidke
The Dow Chemical Company
989.636.7570 | wblidke@dow.com

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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