Category Archives: Career Advising

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Michigan Tech GSG Academic Seminar

Come learn more about the resources provided by Tech’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in a café-style information session from 3 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Admin 404.

This will be followed by an interactive design-thinking workshop. You can register for the event here.

By Graduate Student Government.


DTX Launch Detroit Deadline is April 4

Michigan Tech students from Detroit and the surrounding area have a  unique summertime opportunity through incubator and accelerator, TechTown Detroit. TechTown, a partner of the Detroit Technology Exchange (DTX), connects entrepreneurs to resources, as well as learning and networking events in Detroit.

DTX Launch Detroit is a ten-week paid entrepreneurship program for college students and recent graduates who want to start their own business with an innovative idea. The program runs from May 21 to August 8. Students can expand their entrepreneurship tool box, develop their resume, complete the groundwork for launching their own innovative idea and receive a stipend in the process.

Participants will receive $2,500 upon completing the program (up to $7,500 per team). The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 4. More information about DTX Launch Detroit and how to apply can be found here.

By Amy Karagiannakis, Pavlis Honors College.


Company Research Workshop at the Michigan Tech Library

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? Join 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 will take place from 12:05-12:55 p.m. tomorrow (March 6) in Library 242. To register for the workshop, click here.


Gold Rush TV Show Searching Michigan Tech for STEM Talent

The cable television show “Gold Rush” follows gold miners’ efforts to strike it big in the Klondike. On Wednesday (Feb. 20), a production team from the popular Discovery Channel show will be on the Michigan Tech campus during Spring Career Fair, hoping to hit pay dirt in its search for a STEM graduate.

An ad by the Discovery Channel indicates series star Parker Schnabel is looking for a “talented individual who could conduct an empirical analysis of Little Flake Mine (Dawson, Yukon Territory), to maximize productivity.”

Schnabel is seeking an individual with a “head for numbers” that can identify ways to improve his operation.

Adam Griffis, manager of on-campus recruiting, said a producer on the show, along with an assistant will arrive in Houghton Tuesday to participate in the semi-annual career fair in the SDC.

“They’ll be at the Career Fair with a TV to show episodes of “Gold Rush” and will conduct interviews immediately afterward. No mining experience is necessary and 2019 graduates are welcome to apply.

Michigan Tech is one of just three Universities the production crew will visit in the search for a STEM graduate. The crew will also pay a visit to Princeton and Cornell.

Those interested but unable to attend Career Fair may still apply for this exciting opportunity at Parker.Schnabel@raw.co.uk. The deadline for application is Sunday, Feb. 24.

By Career Services.


Get WISE at Michigan Tech Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for this years Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program. 250 middle school students will be brought to Houghton Middle School for a day of engaging, hands-on STEM activities from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

We need volunteers whenever they are available, whether it’s all day or just an hour. Lunch will be provided to those volunteering at that time and shuttles will be available to and from campus.

Sign up to volunteer by filling out this survey. Email Lauren Kirwin with questions or for more information.

By the Center for Pre-college Outreach.


Students Invited to Apply for Spring Break Trip to Silicon Valley

Aspiring student entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to apply for the Michigan Tech Silicon Valley Experience, a spring break 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 Friday, Feb. 8, and the application form can be found at SVE Experience 2019 Application. Up to fifteen students will be selected for this experience. Major funding for the trip is provided by Michigan Tech alumnus Kanwal Rekhi, as well as the Pavlis Honors College Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Business and Economics in collaboration with 14 Floors.

Silicon Valley is known for its software giants, high-tech startups, Fortune 1,000 companies, innovative culture and entrepreneurial ecosystem—the environment that affects local/regional entrepreneurship, such as culture, policies, talent, entrepreneurial organizations, regional resources, and networks.

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 are accepted will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour companies like Google, Netflix, Hewlett Packard, Facebook, Ford, Clari, BYTON, Twilio, Autodesk, Waymo, the Porter Vineyard, as well as recent Michigan Tech alumnus startup, 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, some food and ground transportation to and from toured companies 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 two-minute video describing how they will share their experience with the 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. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Casper.


Register for Michigan Tech Student Wellness Workshops

Developing good academic, wellness and mental health skills can help improve academic performance and overall well being. These workshops and seminars have been designed to help you find success and enjoy your time more thoroughly during your years at Michigan Tech.

Check out our main workshop series of rotating topics from 6 to 7 p.m. each Thursday in Rekhi G05 or register for one of our specialty workshops offered throughout the semester. Get more information or sign up for one of our workshops, here.

For questions, email workshops@mtu.edu.

Specialty Workshops:

  • Motivation: How to find it and keep it What is motivation? Where does it come from? Why does it seem like some people have it and others don’t? We get it – motivation is not as easy at is sounds. Whether you’re looking to strengthen yours or find it to begin with, this workshop on motivation is a great place to start. Register here for Motivation Series A—1 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb 12 in Admin. 201 Register here for Motivation Series B—1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, March 26, April 4 in Admin 201.
  • Mindful Living: Tired of being tired, overwhelmed and behind? It’s easy to feel drained while you’re a student. Mindfulness can help eliminate this negative cycle and connect you with your inner-self, even in the most stressful of times. Meet with a community of others who are interested in building mindfulness and meditation skills to help reduce stress and increase joy in your life this semester. Register here for Mindful Living Series A—8 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 in Wadsworth G17/19.  Register here for Mindful Living Series B—11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6 in Van Pelt and Opie Library 234. Register herefor Mindful Living Series C—1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11 in Van Pelt and Opie Library 234
  • Building Emotional Resiliency: Life keeps happening even when you’re in school, sometimes bringing situations that cause lots of distress. Learn emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills that can help you feel more in control. This workshop will include information that will help you to better understand your emotions and how to keep them from taking over your life. Offered three times during the semester, this workshop is a three-week series of 60-minute sessions. Register here for Building Resiliency Series A—11 a.m.  Monday, Jan. 28, Feb. 11 in Admin. 311. Register here for Building Resiliency Series B—5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, March 6, March 30 in Wadsworth G12. Register here for Building Resiliency Series C—1 p.m. Friday, April 5, April 12, April 19 in Admin. 201.
  • Stress Less: Ready to lower anxiety and depression? Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practices, this four-week structured workshop will teach you skills to grow mindfulness. Register here for Stress Less Series A: Tuesdays at 3:00 – Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 – Administration Building 311 Register here for Stress Less Series B— 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7 in Wadsworth G12. Register here for Stress Less Series C—10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24 in Admin. 20.1
  • Maximizing Your Connections: Learn how to use resources and relationships to meet your academic and professional goals. Register here for Connections Series A—2 p.m. Thursday,  Jan. 24, Jan. 31 in Fisher 126. Register here for Connections Series B— 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, April 3 in Fisher 126.
  • Committed Action: Take Steps to Make Change in Your Life. This workshop is focused on utilizing the process of “committed action” from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Sign up if you’re not just contemplating but READY to make a change in your life. We will focus our time on utilizing your values and goals and helping you to design steps that you are willing to take to put those into action. Register here for Committed Action Series—7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 in Fisher 125.
  • Learn Well—Setting Learning Goals: Having trouble staying motivated, getting work done, or seeing the benefits of your work? Attend this workshop to explore strategies to help you learn better by setting and tracking learning goals. Register here for Learning Goals Series—6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, April 2 in Wadsworth Cherry Room.
  • Your Major—A Good Fit: Have you ever wondered if you chose the “right” major? Whether you’re looking for other options that Michigan Tech has to offer or simply looking for confirmation that you’re on the right path, this workshop will help you explore your strengths and goals as a learner and help you reflect on your academic and life goals. Dig even deeper by signing up for the Exploring Majors class next semester. Register here for Your Major: A Good Fit Series—5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, April 11 in Fisher 125


Register for the On-Campus Michigan Tech Student Employment Fair

Did you know that more than 60 percent of the University’s employee count falls under Student Employment? Almost half of our enrolled students ended up working as student employees for the 2017 Fall Semester.

Hiring student employees not only helps your department’s employment needs, but also helps students financially and academically. Data shows that students are more likely to retain if they are employed on campus. If your department isn’t utilizing our outstanding student employees—now is your chance.

An On-Campus Student Employment Fair will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Library East Reading Room.

The goal of the On-Campus Student Employment Fair is to connect students with departments that are hiring student employees for the Spring and/or Summer semesters. Departments hiring regular student employees and/or federal work study students are encouraged to participate. Computers will be available for students to complete applications on Handshake.

Whether you need to hire one student employee or 100, we encourage you to participate. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about current and/or future opportunities while also allowing you, the employer, the ability to meet prospects for your student positions. To participate in the On-Campus Student Employment Fair, complete the Google Form by Jan. 11.

By the Student Financial Services Center.