Innovation Week

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This week is known as “Innovation Week” on campus. If you are not sure what this is, there are some events going on this week that is pertaining to innovation week. On Monday, October 15th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. there will be an Idea Pitch Practice. This is a place to bring your innovative ideas and to prepare for the Idea Pitch later in the week. This is also a great networking opportunity. There will be hors d’oeuvres from 5:00-6:00 and then practice pitches will follow from 6:00-7:00. This event will be held at the ICE house (21610 Woodland Rd. Houghton, MI). The actual Idea Pitch event will be held on Wednesday, October 17th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in M&M 113. Cash prizes will also be awarded for the most innovative ideas. You can register online for this event at: The University Innovation Fellows will also be having an event “Coffee Sprints” on Thursday, October 18th from 6:30-7:50 p.m. At this event, you can enjoy some late night coffee and snacks while participating in a design sprint. Here you will learn how to quickly generate ideas and find the best solution.

There are also many other events going on this week. On Monday, October 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Quicken Loans will have information at a table in Fisher by the Aftermath Cafe. If you are interested in talking to them, make sure to stop by.

Again, there will still be some events going on pertaining to Career Fair and job searching since it is now the time when people are starting to get job offers. So, on Tuesday, October 16th from 12:15-1:00 p.m. there will be a “How to job search smarter, not harder” information session. If you are interested in looking for jobs for the summer, or even for after you graduate, make sure to check this information session out and get some beneficial information on smart job searching. This event will be held in Admin 220 (Career Services).

There are also some more information sessions going on for certain majors in the Business field this week. On Wednesday, October 17th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. there will be information sessions for both BS in Finance and BS in Management Information Systems. The finance session will be held in AOB APMP Trading Lab, and the MIS session will be held in AOB Room 101.

After a long week, take a break and spend some time with the International Club for a movie night! Here you can watch some of the best movies from around the world, or even just stop by for some snacks and socialize with friends. This event will take place on Thursday, October 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location of this event is currently TBD, but you can check out this link as the day gets closer for a location:

If a movie night isn’t your thing, you could also participate in Mini Golf Night. There will be door prizes and snacks throughout the night. This event is taking place on Thursday, October 18th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in MUB Ballroom. Stop by and show off your mini golf skills while taking a break from studying.

I hope you have a great week and have a chance to check out some of these events.

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