Category Archives: Career Advising


2018 Dow Diamond Symposium – Action Requested

I am pleased to share that on August 2022, 2018, Dow will host our second Diamond Symposium.  The Diamond Symposium is an exciting, all-expenses-paid event intended for exceptional African American, Latino, and American Indian undergraduate students majoring in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Accounting/Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, and Business Administration/Marketing.  Participants can expect to:

  • Have the opportunity to interact with Dow leaders and each other to begin building a professional network, participate in a “Day in the Life” activity with a participating function (Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Engineering, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing & Sales, Public Affairs, and Human Resources) and give a two minute presentation of a topic of their choice!
  • Hear from Dow leaders from all functions present on topics such as: The Future Dow, Our Sustainability Journey, Inclusion & Diversity at Dow, Networking 101, Creating Executive Presence and many more!

Action requested: Please use the attached information and/or link below to share this opportunity with MTU students whom you may have interacted with that would be an ideal fit for this unique experience!

Link: http://www.dow.com/en-us/careers/diamond-symposium

Dow value’s your commitment to helping build an amazing future for students, we appreciate your recommendations and look forward to an exciting and successful opportunity for these bright minded individuals!


Transgender College Student Resource Guide

Where to Find the Help and Services You Need on Campus

Despite the many advancements made by progressive colleges and universities in the last decade, trans students continue to experience higher-than-usual rates of discrimination and inequitable experiences. In fact, more than 40 percent of trans students reported feeling isolated from campus life during the previous academic year. This guide will help students find answers and resources for common issues experienced on campus while also empowering them to stand up for themselves and know their rights.

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/transgender-college-student-guide/


LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Student Resources

LGBTQ students are looking for universities that promote safe and enriching environments to learn, grow, and participate within their community. The universities listed below have made exceptional strides towards creating a LGBTQ friendly environment by meeting the following criteria: (1) LGBTQ student club/organization, (2) gender inclusive dorms, (3) an affirmative declaration of LGBTQ inclusion policies, (4) LGBT health/counseling services, (5) and has LGBTQ/Gender studies programs available. The schools were then scored according to retention and graduation rate. Discover below who is leading the United States for LGBTQ students in higher education.

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide/



Two More Workshops Offered in Michigan Tech Graduate School’s Professional Development Program

There is space available in the remaining two workshops in the Graduate School’s Professional Development Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Advisors, encourage your students to attend these workshops. Students from the Colorado School of Mines participate via Zoom. The workshops will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursdays in Admin 404.

The topics for the second half of the semester are:

  • Tomorrow (March 22): Sustainability/Ethical STEM culture and social innovation, by David Shonnard (ChE/SFI)
  • April 12: Publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, by a panel of journal editors

The series is coordinated through the Graduate School with funding from NSF. The workshops are most appropriate for postdocs and third and fourth year PhD students but all interested people may attend, space permitting.

Register for each seminar online to reserve your seat and obtain the room location and a reminder prior to the event.

Additional information is found on our blog.

By the Graduate School.


Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Application Workshop and Info Session

The Pavlis Application Workshop is at 6 p.m. tonight (March 21) in Dillman 203. Pavlis Honors Ambassadors will lead an interactive workshop that will guide students through the process of creating their Seelio e-portfolio profile. Afterwards students and staff will be available to answer questions.

The Pavlis Honors College is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. Students are eligible to apply if they have two or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference.

If you know of a student who may be interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 2. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited. Find out why success means more than GPA, visit honors.mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Workshops for Michigan Tech Students

Research Poster Practice Workshop

Do you know of a student who is registered for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium? Tell them to join us for a lightning round of research presentations. They can practice their poster talk and get valuable feedback from Pavlis Honors College Dean Lorelle Meadows.

Workshop will take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow (March 7) in Library 243. Information on past undergraduate research workshops is available here.

Company Research Workshop

Want to impress a job recruiter with your knowledge of their company? How about finding the perfect information to use as questions for your interviewer? J

oin the Van Pelt & Opie Library’s Company Research Workshop to learn the best resources for company research and how to turn info you find into interview questions that are sure to impress.

The workshop is at 5:05 p.m. Thursday (March 8) in Library 242. Register here.

Library Offers Conference Poster Design Workshop

Making a research poster for a conference or other event? The Library’s Conference Poster Design Workshop covers basic tips and tricks for presenting your research and information in a visual format. We’ll also look at resources and tools available at the library to help you design and print your poster. The workshop will be held at noon today (March 6) in Library 242. Register here.



Michigan Tech CDI Presents Diverse Dialogues – Changing the Conversation: Women in STEM

What is it like to be a woman identified individual aspiring through STEM fields? What is it like to be a woman at Michigan Tech and in the Upper Peninsula?

Join Michigan Tech’s Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to be part of the campus dialogue about the experiences of our students, staff, faculty and community members led by a panel of our student leaders from SWE on International Women’s Day.

The Diverse Dialogues series will provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to have conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and much more. They 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 and implore individuals to push their awareness, knowledge, and action related to themes of diversity and inclusion.

Join us at noon Thursday, March 8 in MUB Ballroom B1 (and at the future Diverse Dialogues) and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity and inclusion. Bring your own lunch, light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

By Amy Howard.