Archives—September 2018

Happy Homecoming!

Hello everyone & welcome back to another edition of.. The Commute

I hope you are all doing well so far this semester, and I hope you’ve been able to take some time to yourself to relax.

As I have said before, Career Fair is coming up on Wednesday, October 3rd, so there will be a lot of events going on in the next two weeks to help you prepare for this. On Monday, September 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be people in the MUB Ballroom helping you with everything Career Fair. Whether it being fixing up your resume, interview tips, or even coming up with a name tag, someone will be there to assist you. Make sure you attend and prepare for Career Fair because it comes up quick, especially since it is around the time of midterms this year. Additionally, there will also be a Resume & Interview Blitz on Thursday, September 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the MUB Commons. Finally, on Friday, September 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the MUB Commons there will Mock Interviews taking place so you can practice before the real thing. These are schedule 30 minute slots, so if you are interested in a spot, there will sign up times on Handshake.

Another thing that is going on is Homecoming! If you are first years, you may have not heard of the homecoming shirt swap. This event is put on to gather clothing to bring to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter and New Beginnings Angel Mission. What you can do is bring a lightly worn piece of clothing, or a winter accessory to the MUB circle on Monday, September 24th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and the staff will trade you for a 2018 Homecoming T-Shirt. Make sure to stop on by as soon as you can because this event is only “while supplies last”!

Again, we also have more companies coming to campus and will be under the CareerFEST tent. This week we have Manufacturing Day on Tuesday, September 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If this is a future career path you are interested in, make sure to stop by. There will be many companies at this event including: AZCO Construction, Inc, Brady Corporation, Greenheck Fan, Georgia Pacific, Plexus, Kimberly-Clark, Winsert, Gentex Corporation, Neenah, Northeast (Brattleboro), Systems Control and Procter & Gamble.

If you are a General Business Major, even a First Year Marketing Major, make sure to attend the BS in Market Information Session. At this event, you can network with current Marketing students and staff, and learn about different career opportunities for this field. This event will be held in the Academic Office Building (AOB 101) on Wednesday, September 26th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

As I said before, this week is Homecoming. One of our annual events that we have as tradition here at Michigan Tech is cardboard boat races. These will be at 4:00 p.m. at the Houghton Waterfront Park (Chutes and Ladders). I would highly recommend going to this, because it is hilarious to watch students and faculty race in cardboard boats in the water. Bonnie Gorman even raced last year! There will also be a Homecoming Tailgate before the Football Game on Saturday, September 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be free food and fun for students before the game kicks off at 1:00, so make sure to stop by and get some lunch and cheer on our Huskies against Saginaw Valley State!

I hope you all have a great week, and keep in mind to start studying for exams and preparing for Career Fair. Next week I’ll give you some study tips to prepare for midterms!

Stay tuned next week for another edition of..

The Commute


Welcome back Commuters to another edition of The Commute..

This week we have some more great events that you should check out! But, before I list off those, I want to remind you guys that we have so many different Learning Centers on campus that you should definitely take advantage of if you feel like you are not 100% understanding your classes. Midterms are coming up in a few weeks, so make sure you are ready for those!

Are you registered to vote? If not, the Secretary of State Mobile Office will be on campus this Monday, September 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the sidewalk outside of Hamar House. So make sure to sign up with them if you are not registered already!

I’m sure most of you have seen the CareerFEST Tents set up outside with different companies on campus lately. This is because Career Fair is coming up and these companies are here to talk to you if you are interested in going into their specific field. This Tuesday, September 18th, is Management & Financial Services Day. The companies attending are as follows: Northern Trust, Walmart, Superior National Bank, and Miners Bank. If you are interested in one of these businesses for a job in the future, or even for an internship this coming summer, make sure to check these companies out in the tent from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Walmart will also be holding its own information session on that same day from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom B2.

Again, if you are interested in studying abroad, there are more information sessions this week that you can attend. On Wednesday, September 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be Study Abroad representatives under the CareerFEST tent, so make sure you talk to them if you have any questions or interest in studying abroad!

If you still haven’t found a student organization to join that really suits you, go on out and attend Outdoor Venture Crew’s meeting. This is on Wednesday, September 19th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Fisher 130. What the Outdoor Venture Crew does is travels to a new location each week to enjoy nature and make some new friends in the process! Their trips range anywhere from a short hike, or even camping trips. So, if you are an outdoors lover, I highly recommend checking out this Student Organization.

Another event to check out to prep for Career Fair is Energy & Environment Day. The companies that you can visit during Energy & Environment Day are: DTE Energy, Wolverine Power Cooperative, Systems Control, and Hemlock Semiconductor. If you are interested in any of these companies, make sure to visit them under the CareerFEST tent on Thursday, September 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Another event that is coming up this weekend is the 19th Annual Michigan Tech Drag Show. Entertainers from all around the country join together to bring their Vegas style impersonation to our small community. I went to this event last year and it was very entertaining, so I highly recommend going. This event is only $3.00 for Michigan Tech students, so make sure you bring your ID and buy your ticket quick, because this is a very popular event. Tickets can be purchased at the SDC ticket office, or the Rozsa Box office will be open 2 hours prior to the show if you would like to wait until then.

Another event that one of our Student Organizations is hosting is an annual Pi Mile 5k for Charity. This event always takes place during Homecoming. This event will be hosted by the Triangle Fraternity and homemade pies will also be available for purchase by the sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta. If you’re not a runner? That’s okay! You are also able to purchase pies to pie one of the brothers of the Triangle Fraternity, so there’s more than one way to enjoy this event. This event is going on Sunday, September 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration is $10 online or $15 at the event. See for more information and to register.

Also, another reminder that on Saturday, September 22nd, I will be attending the Film Board movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at 5:30 p.m. You are all welcome to attend this movie with me and support our very own Film Board! I will be waiting by the old Aftermath Cafe in Fisher until 5:15 p.m. so please try to show up by then if you would like to join myself and other commuter students!

Have a great week and stay tuned for another edition of…


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Career Fair Prep & More!

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of The Commute! I hope you all had a great first week and aren’t too overwhelmed with homework yet. I also hope you had some time to check out some of the great events that were going on last week. We also have some great events coming up for this week.

Are you a business major? If you are, make sure to check out the Business 1100 Mixer on Monday, September 10th at 7:30 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A. This event is put on for the first year business majors to meet some faculty and create bonds with returning SBE students, so I highly recommend that you attend no matter what year you are! It is a great networking opportunity, also.

Are you interested in studying abroad? If you are, there are going to be two Study Abroad 101 sessions that will be held this week to help give you some more information on what you need to do for the process. These sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 11th at 11:00 a.m. and Thursday, September 13th at 2:00 p.m. Both of these sessions will be held in the Administrative Building, Room 200.

Another very beneficial session that will be held this week is a “How to Start Your resume” session on Wednesday, September 11th. It will be very helpful for you to go to if you plan on going to Career Fair this year. Career Fair is Wednesday, October 3rd, so get a start on your resume by going to this workshop.  This session will be at 5:00 p.m. in Admin 220 (Career Services).

There will also be a very important speaker coming onto campus on Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Rozsa. Heather Abbott is coming to campus to speak to everyone about her tragic incident at the Boston Marathon bombing and how that has affected her time in the workforce. This will be a very empowering story, and it will give some insight on what it was like for her to conquer disability in the workplace. I highly recommend going to this event and giving Heather some support for telling her story!

Get on the right track early in the semester and set your health as a priority!  Stop on by the Health Fair, Thursday, September 13 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., for access to complimentary snacks, screenings, campus and local resources, prizes and giveaways, Animal Assisted Therapy Dogs,  and much much more!

If you had a stressful first and second week, make sure to take advantage of Yoga Night on Thursday, September 13th. This will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the lawn between Rekhi and Dow.

If you are a sports fan, we also have some sporting events that are coming up this weekend! If you haven’t heard, our Michigan Tech Football team won an exciting game in overtime this past Saturday! It was a great game to cheer on our Huskies. Make sure to come to their next home game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against Davenport. Our Women’s Volleyball team also has two matches this weekend. On Friday, they play Northwoods at 7:00 p.m. up at the Wood Gym. Saturday, they play against Ferris State at 4:00 p.m. Ferris State ended up placing number one in the conference last season, so this should be a great game to attend!

Finally, if you haven’t heard of the MUB Film Board yet, you have to make sure to check them out. This student organization streams movies each weekend in Fisher 135. Admission to the movies are only $3.00. Can you believe it? Newer movies only $3.00, what a deal! Concessions are also only $1.00. For all of you commuters out there, I plan on scheduling a commuter event for Saturday, September 22nd at 5:30 p.m. The movie for this day is “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”. I would like to invite all of you commuters to join me at the movies this day and hopefully we can get to know each other while enjoying a movie from our very own Film Board! The movie starts at 5:30, so I plan on meeting by Aftermath Cafe in Fisher Hall at 5:00 p.m. I will also send out an email next week for all of those that may be interested in joining me.

I hope you have some time to check out some of these events and I look forward to hopefully meeting some of you at Jurassic World!

Have a great week and stay tuned for another edition of….

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Welcome Back Commuters!

Hello Commuters!

Welcome back to all of our returning commuter students, welcome to campus for our first year commuters and welcome to my first blog post as your commuter assistant! My name is Jamie Sertich, and like all of you, I am also a commuter. I graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 2015. I am now a 4th year Accounting major. I can’t wait to meet a lot of you within the next year and a half!

This week, there is a very important event going on that’ll help you find your place on campus. That’s K-Day! For those of you that don’t know what this is, it is a yearly event where a majority of the student organizations reserve a booth and have more information on their organizations. There will be games, candy and goodies at the tables, and also free food. So make sure to stop on by and get some lunch and meet some of our amazing organizations on campus! This year K-Day will be at Chassell Centennial Park!

Another cool event, that will be taking place on Thursday, September 6, is 906 Night featuring Bob Hiltunen. Since many of you are locals, you may have heard of Bob as he is a local musician (from my hometown of Dollar Bay) and is also known for giving guitar lessons at Good Times Music. Bob will be playing Live Music in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday at 9:06pm. So come on out and show your support for Bob while taking a break from your hectic first week!

A great thing about Michigan Tech is that we have so many creative events going on that most people from other universities don’t really hear about. Did you spend your childhood playing Rock Paper Scissors with your classmates? If you think you are a master Rock Paper Scissors competitor, then head on over to MUB Ballroom B on Saturday, September 8 from 7-8 p.m. and put your skills to the test! You can win some awesome prizes at this event!

Enjoy your first week of classes and make sure to take a study break and check out some of these fun events!


Good luck this semester!