The Student Scoop – February 17, 2021

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode

This week in history
Recounting the strangeness of 2021’s Winter Carnival
Enjoy a COVID-friendly Valentine’s Day with these fun ideas
A new approach to Valentine’s DayI believe in Stardew Valley superiority
The effects of cold weather on your car
Check out our website to see past articles and more!

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Enterprise Day is coming up!

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! Teams will meet in-person, spread out across various rooms in Fisher Hall, starting at 6pm, March 02, 2021. Teams will also have Zoom links available so interested students may join virtually.
Find more information on Enterprise Day and each team here.

For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker,

The Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive

How much waste can we divert from the landfill as a community?
The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is happy to announce the Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive!  Start saving these six commonly used items that cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw: (1) dental products, (2) razors, (3) plastic film, (4) foil-lined wrappers, (5) plastic bottle caps & rings, (6) egg cartons.  We found a unique recycle/reuse opportunity for each of these items!  Please refer to the official guide for more details on the items we are collecting and drop-off locations.  Let’s work together to divert the amount of waste our community sends to the landfill!

How to Build a Personal Brand that Matters

How to Build a Personal Brand: Explore your personal brand Part I
February 17th, 5:00 pm
Register in advance:
Workshop topics: The why and the how
How to set up an engaging LinkedIn profile
Social media positioning

How to Build a Personal Brand: Explore your personal brand Part II
February 23rd, 5:00 pm
Register in advance:
Workshop topics:How to tell your story 
Content strategy 
Visual messaging

About the Workshops Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to participate in a FREE two-part virtual workshop facilitated by Michigan Tech alum, Hajj Flemings, CEO and Co-Founder of Rebrand/Cities.

Hajj has worked with clients including Cadillac, Walt Disney, Pitney Bowes, Pfizer, the Detroit Lions, and the U.S. Department of Defense, has been an invited speaker at Iowa State University, University of Michigan—Ross School of Business, Davidson College, Fiat Chrysler and others. Hajj has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Mashable and CNN Tech Money on the subjects of startups, digital technology and branding.

Those who attend the workshop will be given the opportunity to meet with Hajj 1:1 for a consultation meeting to discuss their personal brand and answer their questions.
The workshops are free and are sponsored by Husky Innovate and Husky Innovate Bridge.

MUB Board Upcoming Events

Join us in showing off your amazing snowman building skills with us on Saturday, February 20th! Registration will begin at 10:30am that day, at the Upper Soccer Field. Teams will be 1-4 people with masks required at all times. Official rules will be posted on the Facebook event
Follow MUB Board on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.

Bumper Cars are coming to MTU! The location of the event will be announced closer to the event date so check out the MUB facebook or the event on the MTU involvement link! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events

Looking for a pass time? Come on down to MUB Board’s “Snag a Skill” to pick up a new talent! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Interested in other workshops or groups from the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being? Check them out here: 
Workshops: click here
Groups: click here

OAP Upcoming Events

Are you dreaming of summer and those wonderful paddling months? We can’t get you out on the open water, but we can help you work on your skills in the pool! Sign up now for the OAP Kayak Safety Clinics and refine those skills to keep you safe on the water. We try to meet each participant at their level and encourage them to challenge themselves. Topics covered include kayak re-entry, de-watering your kayak, and wet exits. Focus will be on practice and improving technique; the more you do it the better you will get! All equipment will be provided including PFD’s, kayaks, paddle, and paddle floats. Appropriate swimwear required. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event.
February 17, March 24, and April 21 from 8:00-10:00pm, in the SDC Lap Pool. No kayaking experience necessary. Must be at least 8 years old and able to swim at least 15 yards unassisted. A parent must be present for participants under age 14. Michigan Tech Students Free, SDC Members $5/clinic, General Public $10/clinic
Visit OAP Kayak Safety Clinics for more information or to register.

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program next Thursday, February 25, for an evening snowshoe hike through McLain State Park! 6-9pm. Snowshoes provided, limited transportation available. There’s still time to register… sign up today! 
Open to all ages, no experience necessary. A parent must be present for participants under age 14 or anyone under 18 using OAP transportation.
Michigan Tech Students $5/session, General Public $10/session
Visit OAP Evening Snowshoe Hikes for more information or to register.

USG-MWA Benefits Seminar

If you are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to collect $160/week from the State of Michigan (base amount) and $300/week from the federal government in unemployment benefits. This is a seminar on how to apply for state and federal pandemic unemployment benefits and other work/career-related assistance offered by the Michigan Works! Association (MWA). Presented by MWA in conjunction with USG.
If this interests you, please join us on Zoom on February 25 from 6-7 PM!

Spring 2021 Career Fair

Spring 2021 Career Fair is right around the corner, are you ready? Stop by the Campus Store for all of your last minute items such as ties, tie clips, belts, socks, pantyhose, shoe laces, shoe polish, lint rollers, sewing kits, padfolios, resume paper, folders, planners and pens. Land that internship, co-op or job by making sure you are perfectly polished

Updated 2020-2021 SDC Shooting Range Club Hours

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