Career Services


Career Services offers interactive events, both large and small, that connect students, employers, and alumni. Check out our upcoming events!

Spring 2019 

Third place winners of the 2018 Consumer Products Challenge

Jan 24- Jan 26

Consumer Products Challenge 2019

Develop an innovative idea and win cash prizes. Company sponsors provide the supplies and you create the product.  Build a team of 3 to 5 Michigan Tech students, mark your calendars, and register now- registration link.

Cash prizes:

  • 1st place $2,000
  • 2nd place $1,400 
  • 3rd place $1,000

Company Sponsors:

  • 3M
  • Amway
  • Kimberly-Clark
JANUARY 24, 2019
5-7 pm | Event Kickoff | MUB Ballroom

Meet the company reps that sponsor, supply, and coach students through Consumer Products Challenge. Pick up your information packet and get answers to your questions. *At least one team member is required to attend the Event Kickoff.

JANUARY 25, 2019
10 am-12 pm | Challenge Box Pick-up | MUB Ballroom

Pick up your challenge box and sign up for your Product Pitch time.  All Challenge Boxes contain identical items supplied by our sponsors.

4-6 pm | Product Pitch | MUB Ballroom 

Pitch your product idea in 2-minutes or less. Coaches are looking for unique and feasible products that will benefit the environment, society, health or safety.

JANUARY 26, 2019
10 am - 12 pm | Semi-final Presentations | Fisher Hall 

Each team has 10 minutes to sell their idea and present their prototype/drawing. Each company will choose 2 teams to advance to the finals.

2-5 pm | Final Round | Fisher 139

Cash prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.




Jan 24

Resume Lab for Graduate Students

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Career Services - ADMIN 220

Don't update your resume alone. Bring your laptop and work on your resume during this interactive small group advising session. Get basic formatting and content tips from Career Services staff and learn how to add recent project experience to your developing resume. Come anytime between 11am and 2pm.



Jan 28

Medical Device Day

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | MUB Alumni Lounge

Stop by and meet medical device industry representatives. Learn more about upcoming info sessions and possible interview spots with Philips-Medisize and Plexus.


Jan 29

Health Professionals Day 1

12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Leadership in Healthcare| MUB Ballroom A

Join us for an interactive presentation led by Randy Neiswonger, CEO of UP Health System Portage. Randy will discuss his role as a leader in healthcare, what the future of healthcare looks like, current challenges and his expert advice for students going into the healthcare industry. 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | A Day in the Life| MUB Alumni Lounge

Drop in for a speed networking session with medical personnel from a variety of disciplines.

  • Lisa Myer, MSN, FNP-C | Nurse Practitioner, UP Health System-Portage, and Michigan Tech Counseling Services
  • Dr. Rebecca Vollrath, DVM | Veterinary Physician, Copper Country Veterinary Clinic
  • Melissa Vertin, PA |Physician Assistant, Upper Great Lakes Family Health
  • Dr. Jeffrey Huotari, MD |Family Medicine Physician, Aspirus
  • Dr. Robert Richards, DDS |Dentist, Portage Dental Health
  • Dr. Caren Heath, Pharm.D | Pharmacist, UP Health System-Portage & Aspirus
  • Dr. Timothy LaBonte, MD | Hospitalist, UP Health System-Portage
  • Dr. Tara Robinette, MD | Emergency Physician, UP Health System-Portage
  • Dr. Petio Kotov, MD | Pathologist, UP Health System-Portage
  • Dr. David Hill, DC | Chiropractor, Private Practice


Jan 29 

Design Your Career Path 

for Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors

  • Session dates: Tuesday Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 26*
  • Session time: 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Wadsworth Annex

Register now for this four-week interactive seminar  based on Stanford's most popular course: Designing Your Life. Apply Design Thinking to map out possible career options unique to you!

*To get the most out of this series, please plan on attending all four weeks for the full two hours.


Jan 30

Health Professionals Day 2

12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Keynote Speaker| MUB Alumni Lounge

Attend the keynote address by Karyn Faye, MS, MLS (ASCP)cmSH. She is a Professor of Practice and the Director of the Medical Lab Science Program at Michigan Tech in the Biological Sciences department. 

6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Healthcare Workforce | MUB Alumni Lounge

Hear from practicing professionals whose work is crucial to the healthcare system. From medical laboratory science to forensics and rehabilitation to health care administration, a broad range of professions will be represented.  

  • Lisa Oravetz, Scientist in Biology - Michigan State Police Forensic Lab
  • Jen Heltunen, MT(ASCP), Laboratory Manager, UP Health System Portage
  • Elizabeth Dahlgren, MT(ASCP)CM, Director, ACL Laboratories
  • Claire Danielson, MLS(ASCP)CM, Medical Technologist, BCMH
  • Braden Peterson, MLS(ASCP)CM, Medical Technologist, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital
  • Dr. Anne Cooke, PT, DPT, Aspirus Keweenaw Outpatient Therapies
  • Dr. Caroline Gwaltney, PT, DPT, CWS, CMU/Michigan Tech DPT School Partnership
  • Dr. Jeff Baril, PT, DPT, OMPT, Aspirus Keweenaw Outpatient Therapies
  • Sharon Fisher, OTR/L, CLT, CHT, MHA - Aspirus Keweenaw Rehab Services Director
  • Gregg A. Fisher CNMT, RN(N)(ARRT), CRT, EMT - Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab, Durable Medical Equipment Enterprise, Sleep Disorders Service

Resume Lab

Jan 30

Resume Lab for First-years

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Career Services - ADMIN 220

With your first semester behind you, it’s time to build your college resume and learn how to add project experience, campus involvement, and part-time employment. Bring your laptop and work on your resume during this interactive small group advising session. Come anytime between 11am and 2pm.

Interview Strategies

Feb 12

Interview Strategies

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Career Services - ADMIN 220

Learn how to prepare for and have a successful interview.  We’ll review common interview questions, how to answer them, and introduce you to our newest platform - Interview Stream.

Graduating and Still Looking

Feb 13

Graduating and Still Looking for a Job?

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | MUB Ballroom A1

For graduating seniors still on the job search. Don’t panic! Amplify your search with our useful strategies and tips. Light lunch will be served. Registration required via Handshake.

Prep Yourself

Feb 14

Getting Ready for Career Fair

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Career Services - ADMIN 220

This 45-minute workshop will cover personal introductions, professional dress, and  how to search for companies attending Career Fair.

Resume Blitz

Feb 18

Resume & Interview Blitz

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | MUB Commons

Strengthen your résumé or interview skills with help from industry and campus professionals. Bring a hard copy of your resume to this informal, walk-up event for 15 minutes of invaluable advice.

Co-op expo

Feb 19

Co-op / Internship Expo

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | MUB Ballroom A

Before you hit the career fair lines, meet employers specifically looking to hire co-op students and interns. This casual expo lets you network and discover opportunities a day early.

Resume blitz

Feb 19

Resume & Interview Blitz

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | MUB Ballroom A

Strengthen your résumé or interview skills with help from industry and campus professionals. Bring a hard copy of your resume to this informal, walk-up event for 15 minutes of invaluable advice.

first timers tour

Feb 20

First-Timers Tour

1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. | SDC Main Entrance

Your first Michigan Tech Career Fair can feel overwhelming. Let us show you around! Take a guided tour of Career Fair and get a bird's-eye view of the event, see how it works, and find out what you can do to better prepare for it.

career fair

Feb 20

Career Fair

12 p.m. - 5 p.m. | SDC

Don't miss out on one of the largest career fairs in the country! Put on your suit, grab some resumes, and head to the SDC to network with recruiters and find your next opportunity.

Career Fair

Career Fair

Our biannual Career Fair is open to all students and all majors. It's one of the largest in the country, bringing more than 400 companies and 2,000 recruiters to campus each year.

Students, triumphant after beating the escape room

Escape Room

Recruiters are looking for students with teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Career Services took a creative approach to help students recognize these skills; They engineered an escape room. 

Industry Days

Industry Days

Companies come to campus to show off their latest technologies- like autonomous vehicles and manufacturing robotics. 

Handshake Genius Bar

Handshake Genius Bar

Students establish a Handshake profile, upload their résumé, search for jobs, and prepare for Career Fair at our pop up Handshake Genius Bars.

Students presenting the "SaniStore Kitchen UV Sanitizer Box" at the Consumer Products Challenge

Consumer Products Challenge

Students prototype a new consumer product and pitch it to our corporate sponsors. The top three teams win cash prizes and the chance to represent Michigan Tech at a national competition.

Resume Blitz

Résumé Blitz

Industry representatives and campus professionals review over 300 résumés the week before Career Fair.

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