Month: February 2017

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!

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!

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