Category: Student Experiences

Silicon Valley Experience Trip – Tonight 5-7pm

Interested in Innovation happening in the Silicon Valley? Want to explore the innovation and entrepreneurship happening in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California? The Silicon Valley Experience Trip could be right for you!

As the Entrepreneurship Club, we want to help support your ability to explore all things Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Tonight from 5-7pm in the Pavlis Honors College Space (M&M 722) we will have a student led Q&A panel. This event will include a half hour open meet and greet to get to know others in the I&E community here on campus. Then, at 5:30, we will have a panel discussion of students who previously participated in the Silicon Valley Experience trip.

This is a time for students to learn from students. Come with questions about what SVE is like, how to get involved in campus I&E, or anything else you’d like to know! This will be a casual event where you can hear other students stories about the trip experience. 

When: Tonight from 5-7pm 

Where: M&M Building Room 722

Hope to see you there!  


International Studies Abroad Start Planning Your Future!

Representatives from International Studies Abroad (ISA) will be visiting Michigan Tech on February 5th and 6th. The ISA representatives will be available to meet with students 1-on-1 to discuss ISA study abroad options.  Please complete this form if you would like to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with an ISA representative.

Learn more about the Michigan Tech study abroad process.  

If you have any questions, please email studyabroad@mtu.edu.

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Spring Break Silicon Valley Experience 2020: Registration Open

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by Husky Innovate

Aspiring student entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to apply for the Michigan Tech Silicon Valley Experience, a Spring Break immersive tour of California Bay Area companies that includes meetings with entrepreneurs and Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 10. Register online. Up to 16 students will be guaranteed a slot on the trip. Priority will be given to students who have been previously engaged with innovation and entrepreneurship and articulate continued engagement on their application.

Major funding for this trip is provided by the 14 Floors alumni group. Husky Innovate—a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business, and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization is co-hosting this with 14 Floors.

Silicon Valley is known for its technology breakthroughs, high-tech startups, innovative companies and Fortune 1000 companies. Its innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem including culture, policies, talent, resources, and networks serve as inspiration for students.

The Silicon Valley Experience will showcase multiple perspectives of a day in the life of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, and business leaders. This tour will provide an interactive opportunity for students to discover more about a variety of industry settings, to sample various innovative corporate cultures through tours and presentations, and to meet and talk with successful alumni entrepreneurs.

Students who apply and are accepted will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour companies like Google, Netflix, Hewlett Packard, Facebook, Ford, as well as the former Michigan Tech student startup company Handshake
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Talk with Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field
  • Get answers to your real-world business, innovation, and leadership questions
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of the enterprises that are revolutionizing global business

Lodging, ground transportation to and from toured companies and some food will be covered. Students will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own air travel.

As part of the student application, students will create a 2-minute video describing how they will share their experience with the Michigan Technological University community upon completion of their travel in order to positively contribute to our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Students who have a demonstrated financial need can apply for a limited travel scholarship.


LEAR Student Innovation Challenge

This is your chance to work alongside industry leaders to define the future of mobility!
 
Lear Corporation is challenging university students from freshman through graduate level to participate in a tournament-style competition. In this two-week program, students will form interdisciplinary teams made up of engineers, business entrepreneurs, designers and more to compete for a three-month position on the Lear Innovation Ventures team.

Jumpstart your career by pitching real solutions to executives and gain hands-on experience to make a difference in the technology sector.

The Rundown
The 2020 Challenge kicks off with a two-day Innovation Jumpstart event on Feb. 8 in Southfield and Feb. 9 in Detroit. This is followed by a two-week incubation period where students will work remotely (or virtually) with their teams to develop a solution proposal. The challenge then concludes with a team pitch on Feb. 22 at the Lear Innovation Center in Detroit.

As a member of the winning team, you have the opportunity to work as a summer intern within Lear Innovation Ventures. This internship is not like most, you will be acting as an independent startup, working to incubate and define a real solution with the help of subject matter experts.

During the Jumpstart Workshop and two-week Sprint, you will:

  • Ideate advanced technology solutions for the future of mobility
  • Receive training from innovation leaders and technical experts
  • Be coached on how to develop business case and pitch a solution
  • Have the opportunity to implement your idea into a Fortune #147 company
  • Receive an exclusive tour of Lear’s Product and Technology Center
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