Author: Lynn Makela

From Students: Michigan Tech is a Learning Playground….

Meet Danielle and Don. Both are students in the School of Business and Economics with different goals, ambitions and experiences. Danielle came to Michigan Tech for the outdoors and Don for his career goals. Hear from them why they chose Michigan Tech and what you have to look forward to as a student.

Danielle Boettger

“The Keweenaw is a playground for people like me. There are people here to help you if you haven’t experienced outdoor adventures before. It’s also one of the reasons I came here.”

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Donald Murray

“Being able to manage an investment portfolio as a senior is one of those opportunities you won’t have at every other school.”


Student Perspective: Career Fair

Travis White, former Michigan Tech student, reading over the resume of a potential new hire!

Campus was buzzing last week with over 170 companies seeking employees and interns.  Hear what a few students had to say and view the photos on facebook!

Jacquie Cowling

President of the American Marketing Association

“It was neat to see at the student organization fair the roles of the potential employers and students roles reversed. They were coming to us and introducing themselves to see what are organizations did on campus. It was really cool to see that different type of interaction in preparation for the career fair the next day.”

Ben Christensen

CCI Team/Ops Squad, ITOxygen Enterprise and Vice President, Association of Information Technology Professionals

“The Student Org Information Fair was extremely helpful to both organizations that I am involved in. AITP was able to talk about the different guest speakers we have each week and the other resources we provide to our members that gives them an extra edge in the Information Technology field.

ITOxygen was able to do the same, and also make some important connections for itself for business in the future.

When we asked members about their experience during the career fair, they said that they had multiple recruiters make a comment about the organization that never had mentioned it when they saw it before.”

Distinguished Teaching Award: Vote for Lecturer Roger Woods!

Roger Woods, Lecturer in Operations Management

Lecturer in Operations Management, Roger Woods, has been nominated for the University’s annual Distinguished Teaching Award, selected by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Faculty Development (CTLFD). This award recognizes outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University.Show your support by sending your comments and voting for Woods through this form on the Center’s website.

Based on over 50,000 student ratings, ten finalists have been identified for the 2012 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty and alumni to aid in its deliberation. Woods has been nominated in the Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Professor of Practice category.

Comments on the nominees are due by Monday, March 30.

The process for determining the recipients from this list of finalists also involves additional surveying of their classes. The selection committee makes the final determination. The recipients will be announced in the fall.

Michigan Tech Approves New Degree in Engineering Management

The Engineering Management degree will bring together technical and business knowledge to advance products, services, and organizations.

At its regular meeting, Michigan Technological University’s Board of Control approved a new Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management degree, to be offered by the University’s School of Business and Economics. This degree is designed to satisfy the growing needs in industry and our economy for individuals with strong skills in both business and engineering.

Students will take courses in engineering, math, and science while completing a comprehensive business curriculum. They will develop a broad and strategic perspective of business, acquire a solid command of the technical fundamentals of engineering, and link their technological skills with their business knowledge through the required senior capstone business development experiences courses.

“Michigan Tech has long been committed to delivering a distinctive and rigorous discovery- based learning experience grounded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),” said Provost Max Seel. “Combine that with hands-on experience in business, and you have just what students will need to prosper in the new economy.”

Published from Michigan Tech News.

Professor Gary Campbell quoted in Copper Investing News

Gary Campbell, Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Michigan Tech

Professor of Natural Resource Economics Gary Campbell was quoted in an article titled “Glencore’s Xstrata Takeover May Lift Copper Juniors’ Finances” that ran this week in Copper Investing News.

His comments focused on business companies looking to gain market share in the mineral market. Read the article.