Day: November 16, 2009

Accounting Club takes on Chicago

At 5am on Thursday, October 29th, thirteen accounting and finance undergraduate students from the Kappa Sigma Iota Accounting Club of Michigan Tech traveled to Chicago, Illinois for their annual fall trip. While there, the group networked with accounting professionals from Kimberly Clark, Crowe Horwath, the IRS, and Barclays Capital.

Kimberly Clark, a manufacturing company; Crowe Horwath, a public accounting firm; the IRS, a governmental entity; and Barclays Capital, a financial bank; each showed the group a wide array of career opportunities that require an accounting or finance degree.

While in Chicago Kappa Sigma Iota also had the chance to network with recruiters, discuss job prospects, and show the companies the terrific business talent that exists at Michigan Tech.

“Kappa Sigma Iota’s trip to Chicago has opened my eyes to the variety of opportunities that come with an accounting degree! I had a blast and I’m glad I went,” said KSI member, Alyson Dreher.

Learn more about Kappa Sigma Iota, Michigan Tech’s accounting organization.

Guest post from William Thiele, president of the Kappa Sigma Iota chapter at Michigan Tech.


Mangement Student Featured in Michigan Tech’s Usability Study

Eric Kinonen
Eric Kinonen

Eric Kinonen, a 5th year Management major within the School of Business and Economics and a member of the Efficiency Through Engineering and Construction (ETEC) group, discussed a project that he worked on with Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad (LS&I), helping to make their iron ore train operations more efficient. The 120-car trains currently need to slow down to get weighed, and one of the team’s solutions was to move them off the main track to get weighed on a side track.

“There’s some abandoned track here from Canadian National,” the business management major said, pointing to his poster. “This is near the Dead River Bridge, and they could pull off to the side to let the empty trains pass.”

Read the article, “But Can You Use It? Usability Day Involves Students Across Campus.”