Archives—June 2012

Jackson National Teaches Recruiters, Colleges and Technology Professionals the Value of Working in Financial Services IT

To develop IT professionals with skills that met the firm’s needs, Jackson ($120 billion in assets) began intern and training programs. The insurer was subsequently able to identify schools, such as Michigan Tech in nearby Houghton, Mich., whose [computer science] students were better trained and of a high quality in terms of their intellectual abilities, attitude and work ethic… [read more]

From Detroit to Houghton to Japan

Chanavia Smith won a competitive national Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support a year of study in Japan. A third-year student in Michigan Tech’s College of Science and Arts, Smith is majoring in social sciences with a concentration in law and society and a double minor in diversity studies and international studies… [read more]

Public welcome at mine site

Last year, the crew in Tech’s industrial archaeology program, led by associate professor of social sciences Timothy Scarlett, excavated the Cliff Mine site where they uncovered and studied the foundation of part of the mill. Tour dates are on Saturdays and Sundays, June 16 and 17, June 23 and 24 and June 30 and July 1… [read more]