Month: September 2022

Rail Road Night (TONIGHT!)

Railroad Night 2022 will take place September 13, 2022, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Talk with Tech alumni in the rail industry and learn about career opportunities. The event is free for students.

Keynote speaker: Rahim Karmali, Chief Engineer—Advanced Technologies and Engineering Supply Chain, CN Railway

4:00—5:00 PM: Meet the Industry Panel – with Rail Advisory Board Members and Tech Alumni
5:00 — 6:00 PM: Social Hour
6:00—7:30 PM: Railroad Night Dinner and Keynote Address

Student Registration

WSP @ Career Fest & Railroad Night

Hello MTU Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering (CEGE) Department,

WSP wanted to let you and your students know that WSP/Golder will be attending Career Fest – Industry Days on September 13th. You can find us from 11-2 p.m. on campus at our tent (look for the bright red WSP banner) and at the Railroad Night from 4-7:30 in the MUB Ballroom.

WSP and Golder have merged to provide worldwide leadership in the transportation, infrastructure, earth & environment, property & buildings, and power/energy/resources industries; check out the attached document. We have various internships and entry-level positions for all interests open on our career page ( all over the country and the world, and even locally in the Midwest. We would love to chat with students interested in learning more about the consulting industry and will be accepting resumes on campus.  Below are just a few Midwest entry-level positions currently open:

  • Assistant Traffic Engineer (Req ID 6269) – Detroit, Michigan

  • Assistant Consultant, Civil Engineer (Req ID 7158) – Chicago, Illinois

  • Assistant Consultant, Bridge Engineer (Req ID 6620) Cincinnati, OH

  • Civil Engineer – Transportation (Req ID 5882) – Chicago Illinois, Columbus, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Lansing, Michigan, Indianapolis, Indiana or Lexington, Kentucky.

Paige Courtney, 2019 MTU Geological Engineering graduate, and Daniel Becker, 2014 MTU Civil Engineering graduate, will be on campus.  Both Paige and Daniel are based in the Golder/WSP office in Gladstone, MI.  

Job Posting: WI DNR (Wastewater Engineer)

Wastewater Engineer – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Looking for engineers who would like to work with a passionate and friendly team to protect human and environmental health.  The WI DNR is flexible about start dates and have the ability to accommodate alternative schedules and working from home. More information and a link to apply can be found here.  Applications will be accepted through 9/23/22. 

Scholarship: Rail Transportation Program, First Year Scholarship

These scholarships are proudly sponsored by the CN Endowment Fund and by generous donations from our other industry supporters and friends. This year’s program will feature up to four scholarships for Michigan Tech first year students interested in learning more about the rail industry.

Amount of Award: Each scholarship awarded will be in the amount of $500.

Renewable: This scholarship will be renewable in each year that the recipient follows a pathway towards completing a Minor in Rail Transportation, and is active in REAC. We anticipate the renewal amounts will increase by $500 each year.

Eligibility: Applicants for the Railroad Scholarships must be a first-year undergraduate student at Michigan Tech University in good standing and interested in the railroad industry. Scholarship winners will be expected to participate in the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC), and to attend the next American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way (AREMA) conference October 1-3, 2023 The conference trip will be funded by the Rail Transportation Program (RTP). Open to all disciplines.

Scholarship: Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA)

The Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA) is pleased to announce that applications are available for its 2022-23 Scholarship Program. This program offers $2,000 scholarships to engineering students at 4-year universities and $1,000 scholarships for technical college students preparing for careers in the highway construction industry.

The application deadline for this year’s scholarship program is Friday, November 11th 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

Additional information and the link to apply for the scholarship is here.  

For more information, contact Elise Nelson at WTBA at

Scholarship: Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association

The Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association is pleased to announce that it will award at least two students scholarships again in 2022. We are currently accepting applications. Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 3rd.

One Engineering Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000.- The award is open to undergraduate students studying civil engineering or construction engineering enrolled at an accredited Wisconsin university or Michigan Technological University as of fall 2022.- Preference will be given to those applicants who intend to pursue a career in the transportation construction industry (with an interest in asphalt pavements).- Special consideration will be given to Wisconsin residents with sophomore or junior status as of the 2022-2023 academic year.

One Engineering Technical Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.- The award is open to engineering technology students enrolled at a Wisconsin technical college as of fall 2022.- Preference will be given to those applications who intend to pursue a career in the transportation construction industry (with an interest in asphalt pavements).

The criteria for application is similar to previous years and we offer an easy-to-use online application form. Please share with anyone interested in applying. For more information please visit:


Scholarship: AGC Education and Research Foundation

Each year the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. The application opened July 1, 2022 and closes November 1, 2022.  

Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry.  

Students can click here to apply.  

If you have any questions please contact Paige Packard, Program Director, AGC Education and Research Foundation,