CareerFEST is a series of events that prepare Huskies for career recruitment. Students explore industries, discover careers, ask questions, and meet employers on campus—all while wearing a backpack, jeans, and a t-shirt.

Prepare for the Fair!


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Consumer Product Challenge

January 25–27 

Do you have what it takes to create a consumer product?

Join the Consumer Product Challenge with a group of 3 to 5 Michigan Tech Students. Compete for cash prizes and the chance to represent Michigan Tech at a national competition. 

Each registered team will receive a Challenge Box full of products supplied by our corporate sponsors – Amway, 3M, and Kimberly-Clark. Teams must use the items provided to develop a new product idea and pitch. Each round, corporate coaches determine which teams will move on. Semi-finalists draw or prototype their design for the Final Round.  

 Cash prizes:

  • 1st place Team: $1,000
  • 2nd place Team: $750
  • 3rd place Team: $500 

Make48, a nationally televised event, will select one of the top 3 teams to represent Michigan Tech at a national college competition. The chosen team will earn an all expense paid trip to compete against 12 other universities in Baltimore, Maryland, August 8–10, 2018.

A bandage becomes a sports grip. Rapid foam becomes an emergency splint. A diaper becomes a sandbag. What will you create?

This event is brought to you by Consumer Products Manufacturing Enterprise


Schedule of Events


January 25

Event Kickoff| 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. | MUB Ballroom 

January 26 

Challenge Box Pick-up |10 a.m. - noon | MUB Ballroom A  

 Product Pitch | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. | MUB Ballroom A

Prototype & Design | Semi-finalists

January 27

Semi-final Presentations | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Fisher Hall Classrooms (1st floor)

 Final Round | 2-5PM | Fisher 138



Medical Careers Week

January 29 - February 1

Explore careers and possibilities in the health care industry.

January 29 - Biotechnology in Healthcare

Learn how biotechnology is developed and used across the healthcare spectrum. Enjoy an informal round-table discussion with researchers who study cancer metabolism, develop vaccines, and create powerful new tools in the burgeoning field of bioinformatics.

Biotechnology in Healthcare | noon - 1:00 p.m.| MUB Alumni Lounge

January 30 - Health Professionals Day 1

Today's events consist of a medical school preparation session and a speed networking discussion with medical professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Med School Prep | 12 - 1 p.m. | MUB Alumni Lounge

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

January 31 - Medical Device Expo

Representatives from six medical device companies want to meet you! Hear about careers at Boston Scientific from our keynote speaker.

Medical Device Company Expo | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | MUB Ballroom A

Keynote speaker - Kate Taylor, Boston Scientific | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. |  MUB Ballroom A

February 1 - Health Professionals Day 2 

Allied Health comprises nearly 60 percent of the health care workforce. Hear from practicing professionals about how their work supports the healthcare system.

Keynote Speaker | 12 - 1 p.m. | MUB Ballroom A  

Speed Networking with Medical Professionals | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | MUB Ballroom A

Students at Career Fair Prep

Prep Yourself 

February 14 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | MUB Ballroom A 

Visit the one-stop, career fair prep shop. Booths include speed interviews, dress for success, personal introductions, career fair nametags, and co-op/internship information.


Résumé Blitz

February 16 and 19 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | MUB Commons 

Strengthen your résumé 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.




Mock Interviews

February 15 and 16

Sign up for a mock interview to prepare for Career Fair. Interviews last approximately 30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for feedback. Interviewers are company reps and campus professionals. Limited capacity.*


*Registration required.


Co-op & Internship Expo

February 20 |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. 


First-year Undergrad Mock Career Fair

February 20 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. | DHH Ballroom

NEW this year! Exclusive for first-year undergraduate students. Meet career fair recruiters and practice networking before the real thing.