Category: Career Advising

MTU Hosting Health Professions Mock Interview Day

Michigan Tech Pre-Health Professions is excited to host its annual Health Professions Mock Interview Day on Tuesday (April 12).

Students will have the opportunity to practice and gain experience with common graduate health program interview formats, including traditional interviews and multiple mini interviews. We have recruited volunteers to help out with this event, including current medical/professional students, local providers, and University faculty and staff. The goal is to help better prepare students for these types of interviews with practice and valuable feedback.

Interested students can contact the Director of Pre-Health Professions Nicole Seigneurie at nmseigne@mtu.edu.

By Pre-Health Professions.

Design Expo Support Workshops at Michigan Tech


Prepare for Design Expo and other term-end presentations the right way — with peer support, pizza and support from dedicated library and writing center staff!

All workshops listed below will take place in the library’s East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m. Please register for sessions that interest you so we don’t order too much, or worse, too little pizza!

  • Tuesday, March 29 — Video Creating & Editing
    We’ll provide basic info on creating and editing more professional and accessible videos. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to open work time and questions.
  • Tuesday, April 5 — Explain Your Project to Anybody
    Practice talking about your design in a concise, easy-to-understand way so you’re ready to share at the Expo. Come prepared to answer a few questions about your design!
  • Thursday, April 7 — Communicate with Images & Visualizations
    Co-hosted with the Writing Center! Discover a range of tools and resources that will ensure your images and data are readable and appealing. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to open work time and questions.
  • Wednesday, April 13 — Explain Your Project to Anybody
    A skill so important we are holding the session twice! Come to one or both!

Find registration links at the Van Pelt and Opie Library website.

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.

Fifth International YEAH Virtual Conference


All students are invited to contribute to the fifth International Conference of the Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education (YEAH). The virtual conference will take place from 5-8 p.m. on April 21.

This year’s theme is “Global Actions for Environment, Justice and Sustainability.” We invite contributions from classes, teams or individuals; multiple types of delivery are welcome, e.g., short talk, e-poster, video, slides or other modes. Topics can relate to any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and can take any disciplinary lens.

Please submit your abstract and register to participate by April 13.

Michigan Tech is a YEAH participating institution. Find more information and a registration link at YEAH-net.org.

By Sarah Green, Chemistry.

Michigan Tech Panel: Career Navigation for Scientists, Part III

The Professional Development Committee at the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and MTU’s Career Services are collaborating to bring you a three-part seminar dedicated to navigating careers for scientists. Panels will be made up of professionals across academia and industry within different departments and disciplines. These panels will feature brief speaker introductions, questions about their backgrounds, public Q&A and breakout rooms for discipline-specific questions.

The third panel, which will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow (March 17), will feature MTU affiliates from the Departments of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (CLS), Social Sciences (SS), and Humanities (HU). Our prestigious panelists include:

Cognitive and Learning Sciences:

  • Brandon Perelman earned his Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from MTU and is now the human-autonomy teaming ERP program manager at Army Research Laboratory.
  • Hannah North earned her M.S. in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from MTU and now is a senior UX researcher at Sleep Number Corp. Between her M.S. and current job, she also was employed as a senior human experience researcher at Kohler and a user experience designer/analyst at Imperial Supplies.

Social Sciences:

  • John Arnold earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Heritage and Archeology from MTU and is now the historical architect at the Keweenaw Historical National Park.
  • G. Edzordzi Agbozo earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture from MTU and is now an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.

Humanities:

  • Hua Wang earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from MTU and is now the senior lecturer in the Engineering Communications Program at Cornell University.
  • Maria Bergstrom earned her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and is now a lecturer and academic advisor here at MTU in the Department of Humanities.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Register to attend.

By Graduate Student Government.

Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Accepting Applications for Fall 2022 Soyring Foundation Scholarship

The Soyring Foundation Scholarship is available exclusively for Pavlis Honors College students through the generous gift of an alumnus of Michigan Tech with a passion for education and innovation.

The scholarship is $1,000 and is available to students expressing research and innovation interests in any of these three areas:

  • Water quality management
  • Renewable energy
  • Solutions to prevent and cure cancer

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form. A short essay is required and can be uploaded as an MS Word document or PDF file.

The application submission deadline is midnight on March 13.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech Enterprise Day March 2, 2022


Do you know a student who might be interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Or a student who wants to join an Enterprise, but is not sure which team is right for them? Please take a moment to invite any and all students to Enterprise Day, happening this week on Wednesday (March 2) from 6-8 p.m. in the Rozsa lobby.

During this time, students will learn more about Enterprise by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa lobby and theater stage.

Students will be able to visit with:

Advanced Metalworks • Aerospace • Alternative Energy • Blizzard Baja • Blue Marble Security • BoardSport Technologies • Built World • Consumer Product Manufacturing • Green Campus • H-STEM • Hotforest • Humane Interface Design Enterprise • Husky Game • Innovative Global Solutions • ITOxygen • Multiplanetary Innovation Enterprise (MINE) • Open Source • Robotic Systems • Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences (SENSE) • Supermileage Systems • Velovations • Wireless Communication

For more information about each team, please visit our Enterprise Day webpage. Registration is not required for interested students who would like to attend. Root beer floats will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis during this event.

The use of face coverings and social distancing will be determined by MTU’s Health and Safety Level on Wednesday. Please keep an eye on the Campus Health and Safety Levels information page.

By the The Enterprise Program.

Michigan Tech Husky Connect is Looking for Student Mentors

The Husky Connect Mentorship Program is looking for student mentors for our Peer to Peer Mentoring Program. Mentors will help in aiding first-year incoming students during their transition to Michigan Tech and the surrounding community by providing direct support and resources that will increase students’ success, sense of belonging and engagement with the University.

Each mentor is assigned first-year student mentees to meet with during the summer before they begin their first fall semester. Husky Connect mentors receive compensation for the time they spend with their mentees.

If you know a student who would make an amazing mentor, suggest that they sign up and learn more at our website. Applications close Friday (March 4) at 5 p.m. For more information, visit our Husky Connect website or contact Ashley Curie at ancurie@mtu.edu.

By the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Hiring Orientation Team Leaders at Michigan Tech

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring orientation team leaders (OTLs) for Orientation 2022. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about campus opportunities and resources, refine communication and leadership skills, connect with their peers and help welcome our newest Huskies.

The commitment is for Aug. 13-27 for training and O-Week. Students can learn more and apply online. If you know a student who would be a great fit for this role, please encourage them to apply.

The deadline to apply is March 14.

By Center for Student Success.

Editing Services at Michigan Tech

Professional editing services are available to all members of the Michigan Tech community through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

  • Any academic document (proposals, reports, journal articles, dissertations, etc.).
  • Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, flow and readability.
  • All via email and with quick turnaround.

Editing services are provided by highly qualified English language instructors with expertise in grammar, writing and language instruction. Rates are $25 per hour.

Email ekastamo@mtu.edu to get an estimate and free sample edit. Visit the CTL’s Editing Services webpage for more information.

By Center for Teaching and Learning.

Michigan Tech Career Navigation for Scientists Panel is Feb. 23

The Professional Development Committee at the Graduate Student Government and MTU Career Services are collaborating to bring you a three-part seminar dedicated to navigating careers for scientists. Panels are composed of professionals across academia and industry from different departments and disciplines. Panels will feature brief speaker introductions, questions about their backgrounds, public Q&A and breakout rooms for discipline-specific questions.

The second seminar panel, at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 23), features MTU graduates from the departments of forestry, biology, geology and mining, and chemistry. Our prestigious panelists include:

Adam Coble earned his Ph.D. in forest science and is now manager of forest health and monitoring for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Kelsey Carter earned her Ph.D. in forest science and is now a post-doctoral associate at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Rapsa Basu earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular Biology and is now lead scientist in precision immunotherapy at Humane Genomics.

Aparupa Sengupta earned her master’s in molecular genetics and biotechnology and her Ph.D. in biological sciences, worked as a biosafety officer at Rutgers University and is now a biosafety officer at U of C-MERCED.

Matthew Songer earned a bachelor’s in biological sciences from MTU and an MD from University of Illinois, Chicago and is now an orthopedic spine surgeon and entrepreneur. He also earned a master of business administration from Northwestern University and taught at MTU and MSU.

Elisa Piispa earned a Ph.D. in geophysics from MTU, was an assistant professor at Yachay Tech University and is now research specialist and lab manager at the Paleomagnetism Laboratory of Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland.

Chet Hopp earned a master’s in geophysics from MTU, a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Victoria University of Wellington and is now a post-doctoral scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Energy Geoscience Division.

Bhaskar Halami earned his Ph.D. in chemistry, worked as a senior scientist at PPD in Thermo Fisher Scientific and is now a senior scientist at Sirnaomics, Inc.

Chelsea Nikula earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from MTU and now works as a higher research scientist in the U.K.’s National Physical Laboratory.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss careers with these knowledgeable people! Register for the event.