Open House and Fall Career Fair Prep

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents,

The Skivvies will be performing at the Rozsa Center this Saturday, September 20

The Skivvies will be performing at the Rozsa Center this Saturday, September 20

I hope you’re all having a great week! Things here at Michigan Tech are rolling smoothly along as we embark on Week 3 of classes—the brisk air is growing chillier and the leaves are brightening. Autumn is finally in the air! And as Fall is coming, and other campus activities and events are arriving as well.

Next Saturday, September 27, is Michigan Tech’s annual Open House—an event designed for prospective students to explore what Michigan Tech has to offer. Many of you may have attended with your own students before they enrolled here, and it may very well have been a large contributing factor to their decision to become a  Husky! During Open House, academic departments will be open for prospective students to meet faculty and staff and get their questions answered. There will also be a showcase of many of our student and professional organizations and learning centers. This is a very exciting event for Michigan Tech—we encourage prospective students to learn more about us and hopefully find their fit here at Michigan Tech. It’s also a great opportunity for current students to get involved.

Also this month is Michigan Tech’s 2014 Fall Career Fair! Hosted by Career Services, the Career Fair is a huge event here on campus, with hundreds of companies coming each semester to interview and hire Michigan Tech students for internships, co-ops, and full time positions—nearly 350 companies are registered to attend the fall event! Although the Career Fair is not until Tuesday, September 30, there are a number of workshops and events being held over the next two weeks for students to prepare themselves. Some of these events include resume blitzes and mock interviews, where Career Services staff, industry representatives, and campus and community professionals offer practical resume advice and run 30-minute mock/practice interviews. These are absolutely invaluable opportunities for students to learn more about professionalism, and it’s fantastic practice to prepare for that all-important interview. These workshops help give students the confidence they need to face their potential employers with courage and poise.

In other news, The Skivvies will be playing at the Rozsa Center this Saturday, September 20!  Consisting of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley of New York City, this award-winning musical duo performs arrangements of zany musical compositions and cover eccentric classics . . . all stripped down in their underwear!  Yes, that’s right: they perform in their underwear. Instruments include the cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica, and many more, and they give a unique and entertaining performance that’s not easily forgotten. This group has performed all over the country and has received critical acclaim for their work. Tickets for students are $5.

That’s all I have for your this week! There are a lot of events coming up, and I hope your students are getting excited for them. If you have any questions about Open House, Fall Career Fair Prep events, or the Skivvies, or would like to see more information written on a specific topic, please feel free to email me at vjtaglio@mtu.edu. I hope you all enjoy the remainder of the week and have a fantastic weekend!

-Valerie