Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics double major Tom Strome (Management Information Systems and Marketing) is interning with Bemis Company again this summer. Bemis is a flexible packaging company based in Wisconsin, with more than 60 locations in 12 countries. Tom supports their Enterprise Project Management Office, leads a project, and is learning more about project management processes. His relationship with the company began at Career Fair.
Congratulations to the 2018 awardees for the annual MIS Alumni Scholarship.
Paul Torola (JR) Taylor Hedmark (SO)
We could not be prouder of our students. Congratulations to both recipients.
The MIS (Management Information Systems) Alumni Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that created and funded by Alumni of the MIS program within the School of Business and Economics. T he criteria for selection is the following: an MIS major (or dual major) with a strong academic standing, a demonstrated commitment to the MIS degree program, and professional communication skills.
The Student Leadership Awards took place on Friday, April 20. These awards celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. There are awards for student employees, student organizations, programs, and more.
This year, Gina Roose (accounting and finance major) was selected as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service. Once nominated, Gina submitted her resume and an essay (featured below) describing the volunteer/community services she has been involved in while enrolled at Michigan Tech.
As a student, I have worked many places on campus. I started at University Images. The past 3 years, I’ve been a Peer Mentor for the Wahtera Center; helping students adjust to college, develop study skills, and get involved has been one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve had.
My favorite job on campus has been working for Residential Life – as an RA for a year and a half, and this year as Community Coordinator. As an RA, I learned how to create an accepting community, bring people together, and apply creativity in problem-solving. This year, I enjoy fostering RA growth as a mentor in the CC role.
In all my roles, I aim to go beyond what is required. Residential Life, for example, is not about checking the boxes for me. I try to take every opportunity to help improve the lives of students I work with. While supporting students is a job requirement, I do my best to live and breathe that aspect of the job, and to extend beyond just the students in my hall. I also seize opportunities to expand my ability to support students I work with by seeking out optional training. I’ve been certified in Mental Health First Aid, as a Safe Place Ally, and as a facilitator for One Love domestic violence training.
While I’ve poured a great deal of myself into my jobs, I have also maintained a focus on school. I love my studies and have done very well in my classes. I have a passion for education, and balancing education and work allows me to combine what I learn in and out of the classroom.
Each year the School of Business and Economics recognizes two students who bring honor and pride to the school through high scholastic achievement and involvement. Students eligible for this honor went through an intense interview process that included an essay and interview with faculty. This year 4 men and 7 women applied.
Each year Michigan Tech’s OSM4200 Advanced Project Management course competes in the West Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) competition in Grand Rapids Michigan. This year, two Michigan Tech teams competed: “Lettuce Taco ’bout Food Waste” and “Squash the Waste”.
This year’s project plan was to design, create and package an educational program that draws current practical information from the national, state, and municipal levels to show what people can do to reduce food waste. Michigan Tech’s “Squash the Waste” placed 3rd out of 8 teams in THE Project 2018 project management plan competition on Monday, April 9. The team’s mentors were Ginger Connin and Thomas Conquest. Roger Woods, Senior Lecturer was the team’s Project Champion and Faculty Advisor. The team members were:
John Carey: undergraduate student – engineering management major
Shelbie Koenitzer: undergraduate student – management major with a concentration in entrepreneurship
Emma LeFleur: undergraduate student – engineer management major
Austin Riipli: undergraduate student – engineering management major
Nihar Brahmbhatt: graduate student in electrical engineering