Virtual Fall Career Fair

Fall Career Fair Will Be Virtual
by Beth William, Career Services
Like many areas of campus, Career Services fall events are going to look a little different this year. Due to social distancing on campus, travel restrictions at many recruiting organizations, and the health and safety of our campus community, Career Services will host our fall career fair virtually.The virtual fair will be held on the platform Career Fair Plus; the same career fair app students have been using for the past 5 years. Career Fair Plus allows students to schedule times to meet with recruiters causing less disruption to their course schedule.To allow for student and recruiter flexibility, we have added a second career fair date. The fair dates are Sept. 23 and 24. In the coming months, Career Services will conduct training and demos for both students and employers, so when the big day arrives, everyone will be ready to hit the ground running.We have also pivoted our traditional Industry Days into a few different virtual events, including a Partners Only Preview Fair on Sept. 9, for our corporate partner companies typically present at the Industry Days.Companies will also host information sessions, networking events and more via our virtual platforms. We will also continue to host our events for resume reviews, interview prep and virtual career fair tips.More information is available at mtu.edu/careerfair.


John Irwin is our new MMET Chair

Tech Today article

The College of Engineering at Michigan Tech announces that John Irwin (MMET) has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology beginning today (July 1).

Irwin is a professor and served as associate chair of the MMET department this past year with Walt Milligan (MSE), who was interim chair during the department’s transition from the School of Technology to the College of Engineering.

“I am looking forward to Dr. Irwin’s leadership in the department of MMET. This is one of our strongest hands-on programs, graduating strongly qualified, highly sought for graduates,” stated College of Engineering Dean Janet Callahan. “Dr. Irwin’s extensive experience with continuous improvement of academic programs through ABET is a strong asset he brings to the department.”

Irwin has taught many courses in the MET program. Most recently, courses in Parametric Modeling, Statics and Strength of Materials, Product Design and Development, CAE and FEA Methods, Computer-aided Manufacturing, and Senior Design.

His research interests include problem-based learning methods applied in the areas of CAD/CAM, static and dynamic model simulation, and product and manufacturing work cell verification. Irwin is also an affiliate professor with the Department of Cognitive Learning and Sciences, and Director of the Research and Innovation in STEAM Education (RISE) Institute at Michigan Tech.

Irwin earned an AAS in mechanical design engineering technology from Michigan Tech in 1982, a BS in technical education at Ferris State University in 1984, an MS in occupational education at Ferris State University in 1992, and an EdD in curriculum and instruction at Wayne State University in 2005.

Irwin is a former collegiate cross country and track & field letter winner and later competed as a company-sponsored triathlete. Later he continued his athletic interests as a cross country coach for Mott Community College. John continues to run, swim and bike as an activity. Read more on the College of Engineering Blog.


Enterprise Day – Tuesday, Oct. 22 6-8 pm

Enterprise Day: October 22, 2o19
Wads Annex & G17/19, 6-8pm

Interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Thinking about joining Enterprise, but not sure which team is right for you?

Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Apple cider and donuts will be served! Also at this year’s Enterprise Day, students can get their professional photos taken for free.

Find more information for each team here: https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/teams/. For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu.

Participating Teams:
Robotic Systems
Blue Marble Security
Aerospace
ITOxygen
Consumer Product Manufacturing
Advanced Metalworks
Built World
Clean Snowmobile Challenge
Open Source Hardware
Wireless Communication
MIning INnovation Enterprise- MINE
Innovative Global Solutions- IGS
Green Campus Enterprise
Alternative Energy Enterprise
Husky Game Development
Supermileage Systems
BoardSport Technologies
Blizzard Baja
Formula SAE
Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences- SENSE
General Expedition Adventure Research- GEAR
Velovations
Don’t see an Enterprise team that fits your interests? Come to Enterprise Day to talk to program staff about starting a new Enterprise!