Career Services

Events

Career Services offers interactive events, both large and small, that connect students, employers, and alumni. Find additional career events on Handshake and the Michigan Tech Event Calendar

Spring 2019 

linkedin recruiters perspective

Feb 26

LinkedIn: Recruiter's Perspective

12:15p.m. - 1 p.m. | Admin 220

Want insider knowledge? We've got it. Find out how recruiters use LinkedIn to find you.


negotiatingoffers

Feb 27

Negotiating Offers with Confidence

5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. | Admin 220

You got the job. Now what? We're sharing tips and trick on how to negotiate job offers with confidence.


interviewstrategies

Feb 28

Interview Strategies

12:15p.m. - 1p.m. | Admin 220

Learn how you can prepare for and have a successful interview. We'll discuss common questions and how you can answer them with confidence.


negotiatingoffers

March 5

Negotiating Offers with Confidence

5p.m. - 6p.m. | Admin 220

You got the job. Now what? We're sharing tips and tricks on how to negotiate job offers with confidence.


art of networking

March 6

The Art of Networking

4p.m. - 6p.m. | MUB Alumni Lounge

Eighty-five percent of jobs are filled through networking. Come learn when, why, and how to network in-person. Then practice what you learned on each other.


design your career

March 19-April 9

Design Your Career for Seniors

Session Dates: March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9

Session Time: 5p.m. - 7p.m.

Location: Admin 220

Design Your Career is a four-week interactive seminar that applies Design Thinking to create career options unique to you! It's based on Stanford's most popular course: Designing Your Life.

To get the most out of this series, please plan on attending all four weeks for the full two hours. Registration is limited to the first 20 students who sign up. This series is free and open to all majors. Snacks included. 


seniorsendoff

March 20

Senior Send-Off

4p.m. - 6p.m. | MUB Alumni Lounge

For all students scheduled to graduate in 2019. Join us for free food and a crash course in adulting. Get advice on personal finance, building your network, and your first year on the job.


Third place winners of the 2018 Consumer Products Challenge

 March 21-23

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
THURSDAY
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.

 

FRIDAY
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.

 
SATURDAY  
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.

 


linkedin making connections

April 2

 
LinkedIn: Making the Most of Alumni Connections

12:15p.m. - 1p.m. | Admin 220

Connect with Michigan Tech alumni on LinkedIn to explore careers, build relationships, learn about companies or locations, and get help landing a job. Let us show you how!


graduating and still looking

April 3

Graduating and Still Looking

5p.m. - 6p.m. | Admin 220

Are you graduating this semester but still don't have a job lined up? That's okay, we're here to help! We'll give you ideas to figure out your next steps and find success.


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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