Category: Career Advising

Michigan Tech Study Abroad Virtual Fair

Adventure is calling, HOWL back! The Michigan Tech Study Abroad Virtual Fair will be held over Zoom on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 13-15). Students can take advantage of the fair to meet with study abroad professionals and learn about program opportunities and how to plan their adventures. 

Attendees are required to register in advance for each session. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the Michigan Tech Study Abroad YouTube channel. Questions can be sent to studyabroad@mtu.edu.

Study Abroad Virtual Fair Schedule:

MONDAY SESSIONS

  • 12-1 p.m. — Michigan Tech Faculty-Led Study Abroad: Cumbria and Greece
    Explore castles and museums in England and Scotland! Walk the ancient ruins and art of Greece! Attend this session to learn how you can go abroad next summer with professor Carl Blair to England and Greece, and earn HASS credits. Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Discover the World with ISA and TEAN
    Intern, volunteer, research, study — so many options and locations to choose from with International Studies Abroad (ISA) and The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)! Choose from semester, summer and year-long programs across the globe. Options for all majors! Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Explore Cyprus with Global Semesters
    Spend a semester or summer at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, a Mediterranean island country. Course options vary from pre-med, engineering and business to communications and more! This program is ideal for those who plan on going to medical school. Register now.

TUESDAY SESSIONS

  • 4-5 p.m. — Go Somewhere Different with USAC
    Go off the beaten path with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Choose from 50 unique locations throughout the world where you can immerse yourself in a new language, discover different places, and make new friends. Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Japanese Language and Culture with JCMU
    Are you interested in Japanese language and culture? JCMU offers intensive Japanese language programs for all levels. Learn how you can live in Japan and earn HASS credits. Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Michigan Tech Peace Corps Prep
    Attend this session to learn about the Michigan Tech Peace Corps Prep certificate program and opportunities to serve in the Peace Corps! Volunteering in the Peace Corps is an opportunity to live abroad for two years in an underserved community, learn a new language, build partnerships and work on community projects. Register now.

WEDNESDAY SESSIONS

  • 12-1 p.m. — Prosperity by Design: Engineers Without Borders and iDesign
    Travel abroad with your peers to work on economically sustainable engineering projects that improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities. Attend this session to hear from Michigan Tech students who’ve participated in International Senior Design (iDesign) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Operations and Supply Chain in Germany
    Travel abroad to Bremen, Germany, with your peers to observe Germany’s large-scale industrial operations in automotive, processing plants and aerospace. Tour companies such as Volkswagen Autostadt, Mercedes and Becks Brewery. Attend this session to learn more about this Michigan Tech faculty study abroad program. Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Electrical and Computer Engineering in France
    Attention electrical and computer engineering students! Learn how you can study in France and earn Michigan Tech credits in the ENSEA French American Program during your third year, spring semester. Register now.
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. — Michigan Tech Faculty-Led Study Abroad
    Consider participating in a faculty-led study AWAY program to earn Michigan Tech credits and travel with your faculty and peers. This session will highlight programs taking place in the Bahamas, Costa Rica, England, Finland, Greece and Ireland, and along the U.S. Amtrak rail line. Join this session at any time — presentations will take place in Zoom breakout rooms on a rotating schedule. Register now.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech MSGC Graduate Fellowship Application Support

The Graduate School is offering support services to assist graduate students in applying for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Graduate Fellowship, including a workshop and one-on-one writing support.

MSGC’s Graduate Fellowship opportunity supports graduate students from affiliate institutions who are conducting research and public service projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests as expressed in NASA’s 2014 and 2018 Strategic Plans — specifically, research focused on aerospace, space science and earth system science. Graduate students working in other related science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are also eligible to apply. 

Starting this year, MSGC is piloting an expanded definition of STEM to include support for interdisciplinary projects that include art, so graduate students conducting research and projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests in disciplines not traditionally considered STEM, such as the humanities or social sciences, are likewise encouraged to apply.

Fellowship recipients are awarded $5,000. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. nationals, have a good academic record and be in good academic standing. Women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students currently receiving MSGC fellowships are eligible to reapply.

Workshop information:

  • Overview and Tips from an MSGC Fellowship Reviewer 
    Sept. 17, 11-11:50 a.m. — Admin 404
    Presented by Will Cantrell, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School. Hosted by Sarah Isaacson, GLAS program director, sisaacso@mtu.edu.  
    Register online in advance.
    A recording of the workshop will be available beginning Sept. 21.

Deadlines:

  • Nov. 3 at noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals
    Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant

For more information and specific application instructions, visit the MSGC website and the MTU Graduate School’s Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium web page.

By the Graduate School.


Scholarship Opportunities Available for Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs

Do you know an aspiring engineer in grades 9-11? Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is currently accepting applications for 2021 scholarship program cohorts, including NEXT Scholars: Geospatial Engineering, Women in Automotive Engineering, Rail and Intermodal Transportation, and National Summer Transportation Institute.

Applications are available on the SYP website and will be considered on a rolling basis.

More information about available programs:

  • NEXT Scholars: Geospatial Engineering, Aug. 1-7 — Through a partnership with Civil and Environmental Engineering and Atwell Group, NEXT Scholars is a deep dive into the rapidly expanding, highly technical field of geospatial engineering. Participants will learn to apply spatial information to solve real-world problems such as monitoring marine environments, surveying underground mines and measuring the impact of climate change.
  • Women in Automotive Engineering (WIAE), Aug. 1-7 — Thanks to partnerships with Dana Incorporated and Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center, WIAE provides opportunities for talented students to explore careers in the automotive industry. Students will tour student design team labs, hear from role models in engineering fields, work in teams to solve complex engineering problems and complete projects and also learn the expanded basics of engines and other vehicle technology.
  • Rail and Intermodal Transportation, July 11-17 — Do you know why trains are called the “green transportation alternative”? What about how fast a high-speed passenger trail travels or how containers find their way from China to the U.S.? In this program, participants will learn the answer to these questions and many more while exploring the exciting world of rail and intermodal transportation.
  • National Summer Transportation Institute, July 18-31 — Michigan Tech’s National Summer Transportation Institute is a two-week residential program allowing students to explore transportation industries. During the program, students will have the opportunity to tour the Mackinac Bridge Authority, learn firsthand about the Soo Locks shipping canal and engage in group projects and hands-on activities while learning about planes, trains, ships and automobiles. This program is offered through a grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

by Center for Educational Outreach