Category: Info Meetings

Info Meeting: Husky Construction and Design/AGC Michigan Toastmasters

Below is information on a new program that AGC Michigan is starting, AGC Michigan Toastmasters Club. It is our plan to run this though Husky Construction and Design. This club will include people in the industry. This is a great opportunity to not only improve your public presentation skill, but also develop some network connections in the industry. Please click on the link, register for the Toastmasters meeting and join the organizational meeting. I will be participating in the meeting. Please let me know if you have any ideas on how to build our portion of the club at Michigan Tech.

Prof. Lynn Artman
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Good morning and happy New Year to all!

During the SCAN event held in October of 2020 there was a discussion about what students could do to better prepare themselves for their role in the construction industry. One topic that was raised repeatedly was to enhance their communication. To assist students, and others throughout the industry, AGC Michigan will be forming one or more Toastmasters clubs.  Membership in an AGC Michigan Toastmasters club is open to AGC members and student chapter members at Michigan Universities.

Toastmastersis a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Membership in  a club helps improve public speaking skills, build leadership skills, maximize your potential, enjoy personal growth; work on networking in a small and supportive environment; practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting; gain a competitive advantage in the workplace; build self-confidence and self-awareness. In addition, joining an AGC Michigan Toastmasters club will allow you the opportunity to networking with industry professionals at all levels within their organizations.

Toastmaster’s has pathways of study for members that include Dynamic Leadership; Effective Coaching; Engaging Humor; Innovative Planning; Leadership Development; Motivational Strategies; Persuasive Influence; Presentation Mastery; Strategic Relationships; Team Collaboration; and Visionary Communication. Each pathways walks the participant through an online learning deck, plus activities to deliver speeches. Most take a minimum of 6 months to complete. The first pathway is free with membership.

Please join us on Friday, January 15 at 11:30 a.m. for a free introduction to Toastmasters, a demo meeting, and a Q&A session. Find out if this might be the key to reaching your highest potential in the construction industry.

Click here  for additional information and to register. The registration deadline is Thursday, January 14.

Also, please remember that AGC Michigan Scholarship applications are due by January 31, 2021. To date we have received 9 applications. Since we typically award 10 scholarships annually, you have a pretty  good chance of receiving a scholarship!

Please feel free to share this information with other who might be interested in Toastmasters or a scholarship.

Thank you,

Viki


Info Session: Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise (Dec 3)

The Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise will be holding and virtual information session Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM through zoom. The enterprise is actively seeking new students to join the enterprise. All students are encouraged to attend regardless of year or major. Our hope is that all of the students who participate in CPM will leave empowered with the entrepreneurial, technical, and professional skills to conceive, develop, and market successful products in a company setting. Skills learned in manufacturing disposable consumer products will be readily applicable to other types of products and commodities. We actively promote the expectation that some of our students will go on past graduation to start their own successful business ventures

Zoom: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/246764728


Women in Entrepreneurship Day

Join Husky Innovate for a virtual panel discussion with three remarkable entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share how their journey has shaped their perspectives on entrepreneurship, and will reflect on the importance of adaptability and resilience — and how to stay relevant during Covid-19.

November 19th, 12:00 – 1:00

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/WomenInnovate

Zoom registration: http://bit.ly/WomenInnovate


Job Posting: Drinking Water Engineer

The drinking water program currently has openings for 3 engineers for Cadillac, Warren and the position in Bay City. This is an entry level position – no previous experience required, just a basic concept of what it takes to treat and transport potable drinking water.

For more information please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/2904385/environmental-engineer-9-p11-licensed-12-bay-city-district-office?keywords=environmental%20engineer&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Enterprise Day 2020

Are you interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Maybe you are thinking about joining Enterprise, but are not sure which team is right for you? Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place!

Participants are able to visit in-person and virtually with teams between 6:00-6:45 PM and 7:15-8:00 PM. During those times, participants may move between multiple rooms to ask questions, check out current projects, and network with team representatives. Learn more about each team below, and come prepared to have fun and learn about Enterprise.


It is a great way to gain experiential learning, build your resume and learn valuable skills about leading and working in teams while earning academic credit for your “capstone” or electives.


Next Mon, Oct 19th, consider attending Enterprise Day (in person or virtually)

Find out more here…
https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/involved/enterprise-day/


Study in Ireland Summer 2021 – Information Session Tuesday, October 13th 5-6 p.m.

Interested in studying Irish literature, language and music in Ireland? Here’s your chance!
There will be an information session for anyone interested in studying in Ireland (and who wouldn’t?!?!) on Tuesday, October 13th from 5-6 p.m. 


Highlights include:
Irish language study in the Aran Islands

  • Dublin
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Galway
  • Irish pub music sessions
  • The Abbey Theater
  • The Book of Kells
  • The Dingle Peninsula and more!

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  You can use the registration link to sign up and you will be provided with a Zoom link.
If you can’t make the session on the 13th, there will be a second session on October 28th at 12:00.

Ireland 2021 flyer Information Sessions


Please feel free to contact me with questions!

Libby Meyer, DMA Pronouns: she, her, hers
Senior Lecturer, Music Theory and Composition Director, Music Composition Program