Category Archives: Jobs – On Campus

Job Posting: Paid student leadership opportunity in Admissions

Position Information: 
Are you crazy smart?  Maybe you’ve built a 30 foot snow statue for Winter Carnival or worked on developing new technologies through one of our Enterprise teams.  If you’ve enjoyed your time at Michigan Tech, the Undergraduate Admissions Office wants you to apply!  The Undergraduate Admissions Office is hiring students with a passion for Michigan Tech to serve as Campus Tour Guides.  This role provides you with an opportunity to share the Michigan Tech student experience and help prospective students determine if Michigan Tech is the right fit for them.

Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday with shifts available from 8:00-10:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

To apply, you must be an undergraduate student who has completed at least two semesters at Michigan Tech and have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and be in good academic and social standing.

If you want to make a difference for prospective Michigan Tech students, please complete the attached application!  Completed applications, including a summer course schedule (if taking classes), must be submitted by Wednesday, April 18.

Student Tour Guide Application

Thanks!
~Rachel


Job Posting: Undergrad summer work on invasive species management

Weed Team Position for the Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA)

If interested, please reply to Dr. Sigrid Resh, KISMA Coordinator, at this email (kisma.up@gmail.com) with a professional résumé, highlighting your experience and qualifications as related to the job description below.

General Information

KISMA is a partnership with 20 regional partners (Ottawa NF, NPS, DNR (multiple offices), KBIC, MNA, Michigan Tech, KLT, Gratiot Lake Conservancy, TNC, Molpus Timberlands Management, Baraga Iron CD, HKCD, MSU Extension, UPRC&D, Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association). Our mission is to facilitate cooperation and education among federal, state, tribal, and local groups and landowners in prevention and management of invasive species across land ownership boundaries within Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties.

Service Location: Keweenaw, Houghton, and Baraga Counties—working out of Houghton; will also likely travel to Marquette for additional training

Term of Service: ~320 hour term of service (at least 20 hours/week for 16 weeks), from mid-May through mid-September, occasional weekend work required

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep accurate, timely and detailed records of activities
  • Prepare reports on work completed and log data collected
  • Work professionally at all times with team members, community volunteers, and KISMA partners.
  • Map invasive plant species in the tri-county area, using GPS unit, EpiCollect5, and MISIN (Midwest Invasive Species Information Network) app
  • Co-lead invasive removal volunteer work days
  • Conduct independent invasive removals and treatments on partner and private property (with permission) and along hiking trails, including mechanical removal and herbicide application, if licensed
  • Conduct surveys of hiking trails for a targeted set of invasive plants, includes use of hand-held GPS.
  • Assist with training volunteers on invasive plant identification and removal techniques
  • Informally educate the public about invasive plants and recruit volunteers
  • Properly use and care for tools and equipment and follow all safety precautions

Skills and Attributes Required:

  • Must be organized, responsible and detail-oriented
  • Must be able to conduct field work under all normal outdoor conditions (rainy, hot, windy, buggy)
  • Must be able to hike 4 miles carrying up to 30 lbs of equipment over uneven and/or steep terrain
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • Teamwork skills and/or experience leading volunteers
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Access to a reliable vehicle for transportation of self, tools, and supplies to field sites
  • MI licensed pesticide applicator
  • Ability to identify native and invasive vegetation of MI
  • Experience using a hand-held GPS and GIS software
  • Demonstrated outreach skills and teaching experience
  • Backpacking experience, camping experience and/or outdoor field work experience

Benefits for Position:

  • Work in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula for $11/hour
  • Experience with GPS use, invasive species identification
  • Hone teamwork skills and experience leading volunteers
  • Opportunity to network with many local park managers and environmental professionals.
  • Opportunity to serve local communities and the public by making a difference in the environment and improving habitats in a tangible way

Additional Opportunities Possible:

  • CPR certification may be arranged

Waino Wahtera Center – Summer Opportunities

Check out the Summer Opportunities webpage.  This new website is intended to showcase undergraduate students’ options for coursework, international experiences, employment and professional development through Michigan Tech during summer semester and assist students in making informed decisions when developing summer plans. Much of the content is and will continue to be links to existing pages.

 


Job Postings: On Campus Employement

If you are interested in some great on-campus employment opportunities, attend a final information session (required) this or next week!

Wahtera Center Student Staff Information Sessions (OTLs, ExSEL Peer Mentors, Academic Success Coaches, Peer Teaching Assistants)
Friday, January 19 from 3-4 PM in Fisher 135
(http://www.mtu.edu/success/now-hiring/index.html)
Resident Assistant Information Session
Wednesday, January 24 from 7:30-8:30 PM in Fisher 135
(https://www.mtu.edu/housing/staff/employment/selection.html)

Summer Youth Programs Information Session 
Wednesday January 24 from 6-7 PM in MUB Ballroom A1 OR
Thursday, January 25 from 5:30-6:30 PM in MUB Alumni Lounge
(https://www.syp.mtu.edu/about-employment.php)


Job Posting: Paid Student Leadership Opportunity with Admissions

Have you enjoyed your Michigan Tech experience? Maybe you’ve built a 30 foot snow statue for Winter Carnival, held a leadership role in a campus organization related to your interests, or worked on developing new technologies through one of our Enterprise teams. The Undergraduate Admissions Office is hiring students with various campus experiences and a passion for Michigan Tech to serve as Student Telecounselors and Campus Tour Guides. Both roles provide you with an opportunity to share the Michigan Tech student experience and help prospective students determine if Michigan Tech is the right fit for them.
Student Telecounselors:  Calling takes place Monday through Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. in the spring, on the third floor of Rehki Hall. You must work a minimum of two 3-hour shifts each week.

Campus Tour Guides: Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday with shifts available from 8 – 9 a.m.8 – 10 a.m.10 a.m. – 1 p.m.11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.12 – 1 p.m., and 2 – 4 p.m.

To apply, you must be an undergraduate student who has completed at least two semesters at Michigan Tech by the time you begin work and have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.  You must be enrolled in courses for the semester for which you are applying, with the exception of summer.

If you want to make a difference for prospective Michigan Tech students please complete the attached application or apply through Handshake Posting Number #117102!  Completed applications including a copy of your course schedule for the semester you are applying for must be submitted no later than Friday, December 15.

 
Please direct questions to Angela Hoffman, aehoffma@mtu.edu906-487-1855.

Hourly Research Assistants for Traffic Video Annotation

Hourly Research Assistants for Traffic Video Annotation The high-performance computing laboratory for Sustainable Intelligent Transportation Systems (SITSLab) in the Department Civil and Environmental Engineering is looking for hourly research assistants to help a research project on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to monitor traffic flow dynamics. The hourly research assistants will work with a Ph.D. student on using a semi-automatic traffic annotation tool, iATTS (Interactive Annotation Tool for Transportation Surveillance), developed at SITS-Lab to identify and annotate individual vehicle trajectories in UAV videos. The work will be conducted in our research laboratory, Dow 842. The hourly pay rate will be $10/hour.

To qualify for this position you should be familiar with the following computer operations:

  1. Google Earth (Google Maps) software
  2. Windows Paint
  3. Familiar with video play software such as windows media player
  4. Quick learning ability to operate a Windows GUI – iATTS

The successful candidates must be able to show excellent communication skills, demonstrated attention to detail, and a good work ethic. You have to pass a training test in order to do this work.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Kuilin Zhang (klzhang@mtu.edu).