An Eventful Weekend
It has been another successful and eventful week here at Michigan Tech. This past Tuesday, September 14, Michigan Tech students had the opportunity to hear poet, novelist, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie, present “Without Reservations: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic, and Highly Irreverent Look at the World” at the Rozsa Center. Sherman Alexie was the author of this year’s Reading for Inquiry Book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian that each first-year student read and discussed as part of Orientation Week. Another big event last week was the twenty-first annual Parade of Nations that took place on Saturday morning. This year’s theme was “Many Nations, One Heart” and included a parade that traveled across the Portage Lift Bridge, as well as food and music at the Dee Stadium in downtown Houghton. The event was a great opportunity for students to celebrate and learn more about the cultures of the 80+ countries that are represented by students here at Michigan Tech.
As for other weekend events, Michigan Tech took on Wayne State University at a football game on Sherman Field. Over 2,400 fans showed up to Sherman Field to watch Michigan Tech’s first home football game of the season. The Michigan Tech Huskies defeated Wayne State University in a 24-7 victory putting the Huskies 2-0 overall. In addition to the victorious win, the football game was a great time with sunny weather, the renowned pep band, and free giveaways. The Huskies second home football game will be our Homecoming Game on Saturday, October 2 at 1 p.m. against Ohio Dominican University.
2010 Career Fair
Come one, come all, come to the Career Fair! The fall semester Career Fair will be held at the Student Development Complex on Tuesday, October 5 from 12-6 p.m. Currently there are 178 companies registered for the Career Fair and with the event two weeks away, more companies are continuing to register every day. To view information about the companies currently registered for the Fall Career Fair check out this Registered Employers link.
Michigan Tech Career Services has been very busy planning this year’s Career Fair as well as helping students prepare for the big day. This last week Career Services held a Resume Blitz in the Memorial Union Building Commons in which students could bring in their resumes and have Career Services staff look them over and give some helpful tips. This week Career Services is hosting Interview Skills Week in which students can schedule appointments to practice interviewing. This is a great opportunity for students to get more familiar with what an interview process may be like and also to get vital feedback.
Some other events coming up this week that are hosted by Career Services include sessions about the Benefits of a Co-op or Internship and Career Fair Prep. The Benefits of a Co-op or Internship Session is going to be held on Tuesday, September 21 at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building. Michigan Tech students who have participated in the co-op or internship program will be on hand to talk about their experiences and representatives from Kimberly Clark Corporation will be there to give tips from their perspective. The Career Fair Prep Session will be held on Wednesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building and will cover what students should expect at the Career Fair, what they should wear, and how they can be successful in landing that co-op, internship, or job.
Michigan Tech Career Services hosts lots of great events throughout the year to help students with career development and job placement. Events range from the Resume Blitz and the Interview Skills Week mentioned above to a Dining Etiquette Dinner, Networking Skills session, and Negotiating Job Offers meeting. A complete list of events offered by Career Services can be found on the Career Center’s Online Calendar.
Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have! Don’t forget to check back for next week’s article in which I will be writing about the Michigan Tech tradition of Homecoming. Homecoming week starts Sunday, September 26 and continues through Saturday, October 2.