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Tech Students Among Smartest in Nation

We already know that our students are among the best in the world; but now it’s official!

Courtesy of MAXQDA

Business Insider recently recognized Michigan Technological University as being one of 20 public institutions in the nation with the smartest students, specifically lucky #11!  “The 20 Public Colleges with the Smartest Students” combined data received from Niche and College Prowler in the fields of academics, computers, parking, weather, and much more.

Michigan Tech's J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library features open-plan study areas, incredible views of campus, and wireless lounges.

Here’s what current students have said about Michigan Tech (posted on Niche):

“I am quite comfortable knowing I will get a great job when I graduate from this school.”

“There are many intern and job opportunities.  They have a very high placement rate, and I’m pretty sure the Career Fairs they have twice a year is one of the biggest for all North American colleges.”

“All of the classes I’ve taken so far have been well-designed and extremely thorough… I’ve never failed to learn something.  Professors are almost always available for questions, and the learning centers are excellent.”

John Lehman, Associate Vice President of Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications at Michigan Tech states, “We see all that our students accomplish here at Michigan Tech and all the companies seeking them out for employment.  It doesn’t take long to see that there is something pretty special about the students here.  They are smart, amazingly smart.  It’s satisfying to know that others see that as well.”

Did YOU graduate from Michigan Tech?
Are YOU a current student?
Are YOU planning on attending Michigan Tech one day?
Let me know in the comments why you think our students are Crazy Smart!

Upcoming How-to Event: Business Attire

Image from Tarleton State University

MTU’s Kappa Sigma Iota (KSI) Accounting Club is hosting a professional development event on Wednesday, March 26th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  The event will be held in Ballroom B3 of the Memorial Union Building (MUB).

Information will be presented on proper business dress for formal and casual situations, with hands-on training for ironing dress clothes and tying ties.  Irons will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own ties, slacks, and/or shirts.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact James Mills at jpmills@mtu.edu.

SBE Senior Opens Own Business

Scott Ramage has just a few months left until he graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Operations and Systems Management from the School of Business and Economics, but that didn’t stop him from celebrating the opening of his new business on February 5.  This unique venture is called 906 Vapor, and is an electronic cigarette lounge and vapor bar.

What is an electronic cigarette?  Often referred to as an e-cigarette, this personal vaporizer often looks much like an “old-fashioned” cigarette with an LED light on the end.  Using one of these satisfies nicotine cravings without most of the chemicals and carcinogens known to typical tobacco products.

Where did Scott find the inspiration to become an entrepreneur before even graduating?  He says that he owes some of his success to his dedicated personality, persistence, and of course, the classes he’s taken as part of his undergraduate career at Michigan Tech!  The idea for 906 Vapor originally began as a homework assignment for Scott’s Management of Technology and Innovation (MGT 4600) course.  His professor, Andre Laplume, encouraged him to keep thinking about ways to make the business into a reality.  Scott also drew inspiration from Michele Loughead’s business courses, as well as BUS 2300: Quantitative Problem Solving, taught by Roger Woods.

After graduation, Scott plans to continue his success with 906 Vapor while furthering his education.  Perhaps he may even be interested in pursuing his MBA through the School of Business and Economics!

For all of SBE’s young entrepreneurs, Scott offers some advice: “If you have an idea and you believe it will work, take the chance and give it all you have.  Even if you fail, keep trying.  The experience and knowledge gained can never be taken away from you.  It can only benefit you in your future endeavors.”

Do you have an idea for a new business venture?  Or have you recently started your own business?  Tell us all about it in the comments!