Month: September 2019

Creativity and Innovation Lecture – October 2nd

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING AND INNOVATION!
Dr. Edmunch Schweitzer Ph.D, President, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology officer of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will provide a presentation about creativity and innovation.  It’s a great opportunity to hear the career path of a very accomplished inventor and entrepreneur.
When: October 2nd at 4:15pm
Where: EERC, Room 103
Please see attached flyer for more information

Diverse Dialogue Series – Begins September 30th

The Diverse Dialogues series provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to have conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and much more. The conversations are designed to be an informal, yet guided gathering to allow participants to educate and learn from one another. While each dialogue in the series has a centralized theme, we want to encourage participants to determine where the conversations go.
This series is meant to start the discussion on difficult topics, elevate the diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts and work being done by our community, and implore individuals to push their awareness, knowledge, and action related to themes of diversity and inclusion.
Please join us and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution.
Light refreshments will be provided
The first series begins on Monday, September 30th from 4:05-5:30pm.  Located in the MUB Ballroom A1
Colonization is a System, not a Color:
More on Unlearning to Relearn presented by Dr. Valoree Gagnon, Dr. Kari Henquinet, Amy L. Howard, and CDI

Programming Competitions – September 26th

Learn what are programming competitions? Why you may want to participate? Are you eligible to participate?  For most undergraduates – YES!  When and how can you participate? What resources are available for practice?
When: Thursday, September 26 from 5-6pm
Where: Rekhi 214
Upcoming Events:
  1. ICPC North American Qualifying (NAQ) Event – Sat. 10/5
    online practice competition
  2. ICPC North Central North America (NCNA) Regionals – Sat. 11/9
    Hosted here at Michigan Tech!
    Top performers in the region advance to the World Finals (MTU last sent a team to Worlds in 2014, consisting of two CS + one math major).
  3. NMU Regional Programming Competition – Spring 2020

If you have questions or can’t make the information session, please send Prof. Laura Brown, lebrown@mtu.edu, an email.


Fellowship Opportunity for Masters, PhDs, and Postdocs seeking careers as Data Scientists

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2020-01-13 to 2020-03-06.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wZW5naW5lZXJpbmdAbXR1LmVkdQo=

Early Deadline: 2019-10-14.
Regular Deadline: 2019-10-21.
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York TimesLinkedInAmazonCapital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture BeatThe Next Web, or Harvard Business Review


Attend the Husky Lead: Bringing in the Bystander

Bystander engagement is highly encouraged through safe and positive intervention techniques and by empowering third party intervention and prevention. Take this opportunity to learn skills in bystander intervention in this peer-to-peer program.
Attend this HuskyLead being held Thursday, September 19 in the MUB Superior Room from 5-6 PM. Presented by Title IX.
To learn more about HuskyLead and our future events visit:  https://www.mtu.edu/student-leadership/leadership/huskylead/.

Auto-Owners IT Division Fall Recruiting

The Auto-Owners IT Division is looking forward to this upcoming fall recruiting season! We continue to seek your assistance in hiring the brightest and best technical talent for software development, security, infrastructure, Project Management, UX, and data warehousing positions and several summer internships for 2020! Our updates for this season include:

· Building a container orchestration system

· Investing in a Project Management career path

· Our annual IT/Actuarial Day! (Fri, Oct 18)

Building Nimble Applications with Containers

For the past couple of years, we’ve been rolling out a new container orchestration system. This has allowed us to run many different types of applications side by side in one unified system. Now we can build a diverse portfolio of small, lean applications which, when combined, make up the feature-rich systems our customers have come to expect.

The use of automated containers means that we are able to use whichever technology is best for the project. This allows the use of some of the newest front-end frameworks, different types of servers based on needs, or even new messaging platforms. As Auto-Owners continues to grow and build, we can be confident that we have the necessary flexibility to ensure that the right tool is being used for the task at hand.

Investing in Project Management Career Paths

Recognizing the increasing need for projects to have dedicated project leadership, Auto-Owners introduced the Project Management career path in January 2018. Since this time, the Project Management Community at Auto-Owners has helped individuals prepare for and grow in this career path. Some provided opportunities include:
· Monthly meetings to learn tools, tricks, and best practices, and to discuss how to handle current challenges

· Mentoring for associates new to the career path or looking to advance to the next job class

· Opportunities to attend Project Management, Agile, and tool-related conferences

· Opportunities to join community groups, such as the Project Management Institute

Having associates dedicated to managing projects saves us money and time and helps avoid the frustration of unmet project expectations. Our PM Community continues to strive to make the projects at Auto-Owners the best that they can be.

IT/Actuarial Day is Friday, October 18!

This year’s IT/Actuarial Day is on Friday, October 18. IT/Actuarial Day is an exciting day where students can come to the Auto-Owners Home Office in Lansing and see how their degree can be used in a career field. There is a networking lunch with management, presentations from our tech and Actuarial areas, and a chance to visit a workspace to see what day-to-day work is like. This is a chance to discover – in person instead of on a website – the many different tech and math fields at Auto-Owners and is a great opportunity for students to connect to a major employer in Michigan. Additional details were sent in a separate email earlier this week. Faculty and staff are also welcome, and we would love to see you there!

Please share these updates and our company information with any of your students who may be seeking a paid internship or full-time tech position. We look forward to working with you this season and wish you a successful semester!

ERIN McLAUGHLIN
Sr. IT & Actuarial Recruiter | HR
p: 800.346.0346, ext. 51855

ADRIENNE KIMBRELL
Manager | Traverse City Remote IT
p: 800.346.0346, ext. 52433