Final Week

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the last week of the semester! It’s crazy how fast this semester has passed us by. Being busy with friends and schoolwork always make the 14 weeks feel so short. This semester has brought many great memories including Winter Carnival events, spring break trips, days spent at Mt. Ripley and Spring Fling (that is somehow always on a bright, sunny day). Along with these memories, there were many long nights in the library and early morning classes that were hard to wake up for. Whatever you experienced this semester, I hope you made the most of it and gave your best effort. Summer will bring a whole new list of memories and experiences. If you have an internship, are going home for the summer or staying up here; have a great few months and enjoy the (hopefully) warmer weather.

I wish you all the best of luck on finals. Remember to study hard, eat well and get some sleep.

I would also like to send huge congratulations to all of our graduating seniors. You made it to your final week of college. It might be a bittersweet moment but you have finally reached the moment you have been working so hard and long for. Best of luck in all of your future endeavors and never forget your Husky family.

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Week 12

Hi everyone!

I hope you have had a good week and are enjoying the sunshine we have been having. This is always my favorite part of the year. The weather is warming up, classes are almost over and everyone is getting anxious for summer.

If there are any Green Bay Packers fans around Houghton, be sure to head up to the SDC tonight. The “Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour” will be coming to Michigan Tech! Those attending the tour include the Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and players Brett Hundley, Aaron Ripkowski and Jake Ryan. The event starts at 6 pm and tickets are $10.

For those of you who are 21, there is a Food and Wine pairing event at the Memorial Union Building tomorrow night from 6-8. Come out and experience outstanding dishes and even better wines. Tickets will be $10 for students.

Tomorrow there will be a transfer/commuter student event hosted! Stop by library room 111 from 3-5 for a study break and some snacks.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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Week 10

Hi everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying week 10. It is crazy to think only four more weeks of the semester! These last few weeks will fly by as they always do. Whether you are staying on campus this summer, have an internship lined up or are graduating, be sure to enjoy the rest of the semester.

If you are looking for something new or exciting to do this weekend, consider heading up to the SDC. This Friday from 7-9 pm, the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team will be preforming in the wood gym. There will be lots of amazing tricks and flips, so be sure not to miss it!

In addition, this weekend, our Husky Hockey team will be playing in the NCAA tournament. They will be playing the Denver Pioneers on Saturday at 1:00 pm in Cincinnati, OH.  You will be able to watch the game on ESPN3.

Keep an eye out for an email about an upcoming Study Break session in the library. Have a great week!

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to Week 9! I hope you all had a good and relaxing spring break. Hopefully that week gave you the energy to power through the rest of the semester.

Thinking ahead to next semester, registration for Fall 2017 started this week. I encourage you to meet with your advisors and decide what classes you should be registering for. The order of registration time is based on previously earned credits. If you are unsure of your time, you can check on Banweb.

Date                                                      Credits Earned

Sunday, March 12 (NOON)          Graduate students

Monday, March 13 (10PM)          123 or more

Monday, March 13 (11PM)          106.5 – 122.5

Tuesday, March 14 (10PM)          98 – 106

Tuesday, March 14 (11PM)          90 – 97.5

Wednesday, March 15 (10PM)   76 – 89.5

Wednesday, March 15 (11PM)   60 – 75.5

Thursday, March 16 (10PM)        51 – 59.5

Thursday, March 16 (11PM)        42 – 50.5

Friday-Saturday March 17-18      Open to all above groups

Sunday, March 19 (10PM)            30 – 41.5

Sunday, March 19 (11PM)            Transfer students

Monday, March 20 (10PM)          22 – 29.5

Monday, March 20 (11PM)          17 – 21.5

Tuesday, March 21 (10PM)          14 – 16.5

Tuesday, March 21 (11PM)          0 – 13.5

Wednesday, March 22 (10PM) Non-degree seeking

Thursday-Sunday, March 23-26 Open to all groups


There are also some exciting events happening on campus this week. On Friday, the Undergraduate Research Symposium will be in the Rozsa lobby from 1-5. This showcases some of the amazing research done around campus.

In sports news, our Huskies Hockey team is playing in the WCHA championship game this Saturday at 7:07. There will be 500 tickets available for students. Lets all try to show them our support and make it to the game! If you don’t make it into the first 500 students, you can buy a ticket for $10 at the ticket office.

Have a great week!

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The Big Day

Hi everyone!

Welcome to one my favorite weeks of the semester. For myself, the job placement this school offers you was one of the main reasons why I transferred. Be sure to go out and take advantage of it! Before heading up to career fair, I just wanted to give you a few last minute tips for the fair or any interviews you might have this week.

  • Be prepared – Look up companies before talking to them and know what they do.
  • Pick out an outfit the day before – Pick something you feel comfortable wearing. The less you have to be nervous about, the better your day will go.
  • Eat before going or bring a light snack – Nothing is worse than being in the middle of a big day and you suddenly realize you forgot breakfast. If this happens, remember that they often have apples, oranges, etc. at the SDC during Career Fair for students.
  • Make a plan – You most likely will not get to talk to every company you want. Make a priority list of companies and make sure to get to your top few first.
  • RELAX – These companies are here to talk to you. They came all the way to Houghton to meet Tech students.
  • Be confident – You are at this school for a reason. Don’t doubt yourself and don’t get discouraged.

Best of luck to all of you!

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Prepare for Career Fair

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a fun and safe Winter Carnival. It’s always hard to get back into the swing of classes after such an exciting week. Now is the time to buckle down though, because Career Fair is next week! Be sure to check out the companies attending and get your resume ready. If this is your first Career Fair at Michigan Tech, go check it out! To help students prepare, Career Services is hosting a few events.

Resume Blitz 

Drop in for 15 minute one-on-one resume review sessions. Be sure to bring a copy of your resume.

February 20 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
February 21 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Co-op/Internship Expo – Tuesday, February 21 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
MUB Ballroom A

Stop in to learn about getting an internship or co-op. This is a great chance to meet recruiters before the busy day of the Career Fair. Participating companies include

Accurate Technologies                                    Kimberly Clark

Cummins                                                         Plexus

Diponio Contracting                                       Small Company Internship Award

DTE Energy                                                     Washington DC internships

Greenheck                                                        Career Ambassadors

Husco International                                        Marathon Petroleum

Also keep in mind that next week is already the halfway point of the semester. Study hard for those midterms coming up!

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Winter Carnival

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Winter Carnival 2017! For those who are experiencing Winter Carnival for their first time, welcome to the greatest tradition here at Michigan Tech. For those who have been here for previous years, it is always just as exciting as the first year. I’m sure you have all noticed statues being built for the past month all over campus. Tonight is the “All-Nighter Statue Competition”. Students will be out finishing up these statues all night. There is also going to be new ones being completely done in just one night! It is an exciting night and I encourage you all to check it out. Remember to dress warm tonight. It will be very cold, wear layers!

Beginning at 8 pm tonight, all buildings will be locked with the exception of Fisher, Walker and the MUB.

There are many events happening all over campus during carnival, try your best to go to a few!

Live Band Karaoke: MUB Commons 8-11 pm

Stage Revue Show: Rozsa Center at 7 pm
Bigfoot Glowshoe: Tech Trails at 7 pm (Cost $15)

Comedy Hypnotist Frederick Winters: MUB Ballroom at 9 pm

SnoBall: Rozsa Center at 6 pm
Awards Ceremony: Rozsa Center at 8:30 pm
Torchlight Parade and Fireworks: Mont Ripley at 9 pm

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Home Stretch

Hello All!

Welcome back from break and into Week 13! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. I know I enjoyed my time with family and also had some great food. I always feel like break is a way to relax and forget about the semester stresses, even if just for a few days. It gives me the motivation to finish the semester strong and I hope you all feel the same way! We have less than 2 weeks left and I know it’ll go by in the blink of an eye. Actually, I feel like this whole semester has gone by in the blink of an eye. Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that everyone was exploring the Keweenaw or playing in Walker Lawn?

For some of you, this may be your final semester and I wish you the best of luck with your plans after graduation. For the those of you that still have some time left, good luck with finals and semester reports! If you get down or stressed while studying, just remember that you’re almost done and to finish the semester strong.

Have a great rest of your week and keep an eye out for an email about a study break next week!

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Week 10

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe it is already week 10. It feels like this semester is flying by! Hopefully you are all ready for the colder weather that we have been starting to get. It won’t be too long before everything is covered in snow and you can’t go outside without bundling up.

By this time, you should have a good handle on how your classes are going and know if you need help. This week should be the time to get help if you still haven’t. With exams and end of semester deadlines approaching, learning centers and office hours are often my most used tools. Keep in mind that this Friday, November 4, is the last day to drop a class with the grade of a W.

There are two great opportunities happening soon that I encourage all of you to take advantage of.

  • LeaderShape Applications are now being accepted – LeaderShape 2017 will be January 2-7 in Alberta, MI. This is a great way to improve your leadership skills! To register and apply, please visit this link. Applications close on Thursday, November 3 at 11:59 pm.
  • MTMC Flow Train Presentation– The MTMC will be offering a presentation exploring methods of writing smoothly; including transitions, structure and vocabulary. This will be on November 10 at 1pm in Walker 107. All students are welcome to attend.

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Halfway Done

Can you believe it is already week 8? We are officially half way done with this semester! We all know what comes along with halfway time, and that is midterms. Midterms are a stressful time for almost everyone on campus. Remember to side aside time for studying and get the extra help you need to ace those midterms!

Here are some study tips to keep in mind.

  1. Make a study plan
    – Knowing what you want and need to study can save you valuable time
  2. Take study breaks
    -Reward yourself for working hard with a short break. It could be anything such as making dinner, watching an episode on Netflix or going for a walk.
  3. Review with others
    -Being able to explain something to others is a good way of understanding it yourself.
  4. Get enough sleep
    -Don’t study later than you usually go to bed. Trying to study while you’re tired can do more harm than good.
  5. RELAX
    -Try not to stress yourself out over an exam. Take a few deep breaths and remind yourself that you can handle this.

After your studying and midterms are done, start thinking about next semester. Registration for Spring classes begin next week. If you have not met with an advisor, set up an appointment to help figure out what classes you should be registering for. If you don’t know when you register, you can check on the Spring 2017 Registration Priority Schedule below.

Have a great week, and best of luck on midterms!

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