BS in Engineering Management (Info Session)

Information Session on BS in Engineering Management

Consider attending the information session on the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management. This is one of the Crazy, hot majors at Michigan Tech.

  • Great degree for those who have an interest in both the technical and business sides of a company
  • Option for primary or dual degree (MEEM, MET, Civil Eng, Materials Eng, and others with approximately 33-42 credits more)
  • Fastest growing major in the School of Business and Economics
  • Increased interest by employers coming to the Career Fair
  • Participate to learn more about the BSEM even if you have declared it as a major
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 4 pm
  • WHERE: 101 Academic Offices Building
  • QUESTIONS: Contact Dana Johnson, PhD; Jodie Filpus-Paakola

Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition – Oct 7th

On Saturday, Oct. 7th, in the library, there will be the annual Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition. Around 20 student teams or individuals will compete for prizes by communicating in just 2 minutes, the best business idea they can come up with.

Elevator Pitch 2017 Info

Sneak peak at the prize lineup:

Most Actionable Business

$5000 Berquist Prize (expense account)

1 year Smartzone space and Smart Start Tuition Waiver

Silicon Valley Experience ticket


Best Elevator Pitch

$1000 cash

Silicon Valley Experience Ticket

Smart Start Tuition Waiver and Smartzone Virtual Client


Best Technological Innovation

$1000 cash Sponsored by MEDC

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

Free patent discovery from Brooks-Kushman ($2500)

Smart Start Program Tuition Waiver


Most Disruptive Technological Innovation

$150 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

Free patent discovery from Brooks-Kushman ($1500)


Best Green Innovation

$250 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket


Best Social Innovation 

$250 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket


Most Economic Impact on the UP

$100 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket


Best Lifestyle Business

$100 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket


Audience Favorite

$200 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

Based on cheers

Job Posting: Strand Associates

Strand Associates will be at Tech to conduct employment interviews on Thursday, October 19th. The job description and interview details are available on the Career Center/Handshake website. They are looking to hire full-time civil and environmental engineers and interns at all of their 10 locations. There will be an information session for Wednesday evening (Oct. 18) which will be on the career center website soon.

Mike Forslund, PE (MTU Class of 2000)
Strand Associates, Inc.(r)
608.251.4843 ext. 1104

2018 CISC Scholarship Competition

The Association of Cuban American Engineers (ACAE) and the Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers (C-AACE) are glad to announce the 2018 Cuba Infrastructure Scholarship Competition

It gives us great pleasure to invite all engineering students from ABET accredited programs to participate in this year’s scholarship competition. Participants will get the chance to win a scholarship of up to $6,000 and the opportunity to network with engineering professionals from both public and private industry sectors. Please distribute the attached information to engineering faculty and students.

The Cuba Infrastructure Scholarship Competition entails that university student teams formulate and present a project of their choice on Cuba’s public infrastructure that relates to the engineering field in transportation, water resources, power, telecommunications, healthcare or agriculture.

For more information contact Regina Rodriguez at or  Sergio Claure  at or (305) 318-7939.

A CISC Participation Form is  due on Sept 29th at 5PM in order to participate in the competition.

Click here to download the guidelines.

BNSF Info Session, Wednesday, Oct 4th

Representatives from BNSF are planning to hold an info session on Wednesday, Oct 4th, after Rail Day, but they need your help!  They want to make sure the space they use is large enough, and they are planning to include food.  In both cases having a feel for the number of students that will attend is crucial.

Bernia Ivey, from BNSF will be the primary presenter.  Among other duties she is responsible for the Management Trainee program for the Railroad, and is responsible working with all levels of the company to hire and retain employees.
 If you think you will show up, please click on this SURVEY LINK, add your name and check the times you might be available in the evening.  Thanks!

Job Posting: Westwood (Career Fair)

My name is Mark Koivisto and I am a MTU Alumni that graduated back in December of 2012.   I am currently employed at a company called Westwood Professional Services and I will be attending the career fair tomorrow to represent them!   Please swing by my station tomorrow and chat with me about potential career opportunities at Westwood!

Westwood is coming to Michigan Tech career fair on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017. Our dynamic team is dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. Our work spans the nation and our professionals are the best in the business. Come visit us!

Join Westwood – Engineer

Mark Koivisto, EIT

Opportunities for students to join SWANA

SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) is now offering FREE Student Membership. By becoming a member of SWANA, students can…

· Meet with current leaders and decision makers working in solid waste, environmental science, composting, and recycling who can lead to potential internships and become future employers

· Interact with peers from across the country and the globe who have similar study and career interests via online forums and local/national events
· Access #MentorMatch – the SWANA online mentoring site
· Learn more about industry trends and new technologies that can guide their course of study and lead to career opportunities
For full-time students (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD candidate) with an interest in environmental sciences, solid waste management or recycling-related professions, FREE SWANA Student Membership is a perfect fit.

Students can also register for only $50 for the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress and SWANA’s WASTECON 2017 which is taking place September 25-27 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 Students can gain first-hand knowledge about the latest developments taking place in solid waste, environmental science, composting, and recycling.
Conference topics include:
– Climate Change
– Circular Economy
– Closing Dumpsites
– Energy Recovery
– Marine Litter
– Resource Management
– Smart Technologies
Full-time undergraduate, graduate, or PhD students can register for only $50 for the ISWA World Congress – WASTECON 2017
Darryl Walter
Director of Membership
Solid Waste Association of North America
direct 240-494-2240