Andrew Haney to be commissioned into the US Army

Andrew Haney will complete his course requirements for a Bachelor degree in Operations and Systems Management in Fall 2011 semester.  Andrew will also be earning his commission as an officer in the United States Army.  The commissioning ceremony will be held on Dec 10th.  Congratulations Andrew.  We do not have information on his active duty assignment at this time. 

Note: Veterans Day is this Friday….  11/11/11.


Two business students prepare to study abroad: Spring 2012

Nathan Sturos will be traveling south to study spanish in Costa Rica.

Nathan Sturos and Nicholas Vezzetti continue their preparations for a study abroad experience beginning after the New Year.

Nathan will be studying and learning in Costa Rica at the University National.  Nathan will be getting immersion training in the Spanish language.

From Nathan:

I am looking forward to a lot of things when I go to Costa Rica in January:
I am excited to learn the Spanish language and immerse myself in a culture inherently different than my own. I am looking forward to meeting knew people and getting an education experience that I could not get anywhere in the United States. I think this experience will be extremely beneficial, not only in my pursuit of a career, but also in my life in general. I can’t wait to experience the adventure that this tropical climate has to offer. It should be a nice change from winter storms in the U.P.

Nick will attend Shanghai University in China.  He will study business and general education courses while living in one of the fastest growing, modern cities in the world.


Study Abroad in Denmark in Summer of 2012

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

We have a great study abroad opportunity for this summer, 2012, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Our Associate Dean, Dr. Tom Merz, will be teaching at Copenhagen University this summer and he can provide you with more details about this program.  Dr. Merz can be reached at temerz@mtu.edu

Courses will be taught in English.  A study abroad experience will help you gain a greater understanding of cultures.  Applications will be accepted in December.


Study Business in Denmark

We have a great study abroad opportunity for this summer, 2012, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Our Associate Dean, Dr. Tom Merz, will be teaching at Copenhagen University this summer and he can provide you with more details about this program.  Dr. Merz can be reached at temerz@mtu.edu

Courses will be taught in English.  A study abroad experience will help you gain a greater understanding of cultures.  Applications will be accepted in December.



HUSKY GAME DEVELOPMENT

Want to take advantage of your business and technical skills?  Consider joining the Husky Game Development Enterprise.
We provide the opportunity to get experience in management or leadership positions, while also getting a look inside the world of video game development.  Husky Games (HGD) also gives you the ability to increase your technical savvy by working on a diverse team with computer scientists, graphic designers, and business majors.

You can register on Banweb by following the instructions at http://huskygames.com/become-a-member/

For more information about HGD please visit http://huskygames.com/ or email info@huskygames.com.

Come join us at our weekly meetings every Wednesday at 5pm in Fisher 139.
We look forward to seeing you there!



US Department of Transportation Internships

Below is opportunity to apply for internships with various departments of US Department of Transportation. One of the administrations hiring is Federal Railroad Administration.

Below is a link to the Summer Intern Program web site. I would highly recommend any student interested in internships to look into the web site and consider submitting an application. Deadline is December 31, 2011.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.htm


Meet Your Major Nights

 The purpose of “Meet Your Major Night” is to explore the seven majors within the School of Business and Economics.  Faculty members will discuss what you can expect from each major and alumni will be available to describe their Michigan Tech experiences, careers, and plans for the future.  Sessions will be held for three evenings on October 24, 25, 26th starting at 6:00 pm in Fisher 131.  

Monday, October 24th  

6:00  Management

7:00  Operations and Systems Management

8:00  Marketing  

Tuesday, October 25th

6:00  Finance  

7:00  Accounting  

Wednesday, October 26th

6:00  Economics  

7:00  Management Information Systems

MEET YOUR MAJOR NIGHT

MANAGEMENT
Develop the skills to achieve efficiency, productivity, and profitability of both service and manufacturing operations. In this  versatile field, you will have an immediate impact on the operations of a business.  
  
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Analyze, design, develop,implement, and mange computer-based information systems which allow business and industry to streamline operations, create effective work environments, and compete in the marketplace.  

MARKETING
Coordinate, develop, promote, and deliver goods and services from the producer to the user. Gain skills in analytical thinking, technical communication, and dealing with people, as well as statistical and quantitative skills.  

OPERATIONS AND SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT  
Solve problems in all areas of business using current technology. Learn supply chain, project, and quality management methodologies and tools, as well as techniques including forecasting and decision-making.  

FINANCE
Help firms and other organizations raise and invest money, allocate funds to start or expand operations, manage the cash needed for daily operations, as well as analyze performance, and stimulate growth.  

ECONOMICS
Gain a strong analytical foundation to examine and solve economic, business, and social problems. Understand basic principles, as well as statistics, mathematics, finance, and other disciplines for economic decision making.  

ACCOUNTING
Collect, summarize, and communicate important financial information. Learn skills that combine important tools for investment, financial analysis, management decisions, and the best business planning practices.


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 http://www.admin.mtu.edu/dos/latedrop.htm
No late drops will be granted to avoid poor grades.

THE LAST DAY TO DROP FULL TERM FALL SEMESTER CLASSES IS OCTOBER 21, 2011 AT 5:00 P.M.


Guest Speaker

Students,

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: http://blogs.mtu.edu/business/2011/10/11/dot-proux-discusses-workplace-professionalism/ 
Please see the attached poster also.