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From the President

  It is well known that the quest for employment after graduation has become more challenging. Although we feel the same pressures as most institutions, our students still fare well in comparison. We do, after all, have graduates with the skills that are most in demand in the United States and the world.   Their continued success is due in great part to our excellent Career Services staff that guides Michigan Tech students throughout their time here. Interest inventories, four-year action plans, help with research, résumé and cover letter assistance, mock interviews, and Career Fairs are some of the services provided by the staff.   Of course, internships and co-ops can also give students a big advantage toward securing permanent employment. And, thanks to an internship or coop, students can decide if they truly enjoy the type of work in which they are involved, before making it a career.   Students come to Michigan Tech to learn the latest innovations and stretch their knowledge to its greatest potential. Employers realize this, and that is why our students still average five interviews before they graduate.   Michigan Tech faculty, staff, and students are surviving the latest challenges, as we always have. We continue to investigate new avenues to ensure that our students continue to create the future.

Glenn D. Mroz President Michigan Technological University

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Contents

Letter From President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Recruitment By Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Company Participation Career Fair Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Interviewing Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Placement By Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 By Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 By Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

By Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Undergraduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Graduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Cooperative Education Co-op Average Hourly Salaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Companies Hiring Co-ops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Co-op Assignments by Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Co-op Assignments by State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Co-op Benefits Beyond Salary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 International Co-op Assignments by Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Companies Hiring International Co-ops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Salary Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Companies on Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Career Services Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Career Services Staff Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Career Services Annual Report 2008–2009  n  3


Recruitment

Michigan Tech provides an experiential education. Our signature Enterprise Program involves more than seven hundred students addressing realworld projects for industry sponsors.

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Recruitment on Campus by Industry Industry Automotive Banking/Finance Chemical/Food Computer/Electronics Construction Consulting Defense/Aerospace Education Energy/Utilities/Minerals Government Heavy Equipment Manufacturing Medical/Biomedical Other Paper Railroad/Transportation Retail/Services Sporting Total

Percent 4.2% 1.7% 3.9% 6.4% 6.1% 23.4% 3.1% 1.4% 11.1% 5.8% 3.3% 18.7% 2.8% 1.7% 3.1% 2.5% 0.3% 0.6% 100.0%


Company Participation

Career Fair Statistics Fall Career Fair 2007 Fall Career Fair 2008 Total Increase Spring Career Fair 2008 Spring Career Fair 2009 Total Decrease

Overall

Number 288 295    7 200 124   -76

Percent --2.4% ---38.0%

-69

-14.1%

We educate bright, motivated, and adventurous students to create the future.

Interviewing Statistics 359 499 5,489 5

       

Companies on campus Interview schedules Available interview slots Interviews per student

Career Services Annual Report 2008–2009  n  5


Placement

Michigan Tech is comprised of six units: the College of Engineering, the College of Sciences and Arts, the School of Business and Economics, the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, the School of Technology, and the Graduate School.

Placement by Industry Industry

Percent

Automotive Banking/Finance Chemical/Food Computer/Electronics Construction Consulting Defense/Aerospace Education Energy/Utilities/Minerals Entertainment Forestry Government Heavy Equipment Manufacturing Medical/Biomedical Other Paper Railroad/Transportation Retail/Service Sporting

Placement percentages, based on 67 percent of students responding to the survey, include jobs in field, graduate school, military, and those not entering the workforce.

5.4% 3.2% 5.0% 4.2% 5.0% 14.3% 6.5% 10.5% 8.7% 0.5% 0.6% 7.7% 0.6% 8.3% 4.2% 9.3% 1.0% 1.4% 2.8% 0.8%

Total

100.0%

Placement by Degree Degree AAS

Graduates

Employed

Graduate School

Military

Volunteer

Additional UG work

Unemployed

Contacted

Placement

9

1

7

0

0

1

0

9

100.0%

BA

21

5

2

0

0

1

2

10

80.0%

BS

1,060

378

179

18

5

21

99

700

85.9%

MBA

14

6

1

0

0

0

1

8

87.5%

MEG

7

2

1

0

0

0

0

3

100.0%

MF

1

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

0

NA

MS

149

68

38

0

1

1

7

115

93.9%

PHD

65

40

2

0

0

0

2

44

95.5%

Total

1,326

500

230

18

6

24

111

889

87.5%

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Placement

Placement by Location Region/State Mid-Atlantic   District of Columbia   Maryland   Pennsylvania   Virginia Midwest   Iowa   Illinois   Indiana   Michigan   Minnesota   Missouri   Nebraska   Ohio   South Dakota   Wisconsin Northeast   Connecticut   Massachusetts   New Jersey   New York   Rhode Island   Vermont South   Alabama   Florida   Georgia   Kentucky   Louisiana   Mississippi   North Carolina   South Carolina   Tennessee Southwest   Arizona   Colorado   New Mexico   Texas West   Alaska   California   Idaho   Nevada   Oregon   Utah   Washington   Wyoming

Our students and faculty seek a prosperous and sustainable world through innovative education, scholarship, research, and leadership.

Percent   4.3%   0.2%   0.9%   0.7%   2.5% 75.9%   1.8%   6.8%   3.6% 36.0%   5.6%   0.9%   0.7%   2.3%   0.5% 17.8%   3.8%   0.5%   0.7%   0.5%   1.8%   0.2%   0.2%   3.4%   0.5%   0.7%   0.2%   0.7%   0.2%   0.2%   0.2%   0.2%   0.5%   5.6%   1.6%   1.1%   0.2%   2.7%   7.0%   1.1%   2.3%   0.7%   0.2%   0.9%   0.7%   0.9%   0.2%

In addition to internal record keeping, Career Services solicits self-reported information from all Tech graduates regarding their job placement and salaries offered. All December, May, and August graduates are contacted via email, telephone calls, senior meetings, personal visits, academic departments, and the Career Services website.

Placement by Category Category

Contacted

Placement

Graduate School

230

25.8%

Additional Undergraduate Coursework

  24

    2.7%

Employment

500

56.2%

Military Service

  18

2.0%

Volunteer Activity

   6

0.7%

Total Placement

778

   87.5%

Unemployed

111

   12.5%

Career Services Annual Report 2008–2009  n  7


Undergraduate   Degree

Major

  AAS

Civil Engineering Technology Engineering Technology

100.0% 100.0%

Total

100.0%

Communication and Culture Studies Liberal Arts Liberal Arts—History Scientific and Technical Communication Sound Design Theatre and Entertainment Technology

66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% NA NA

  BA

Total   BS

Anthropology Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences Applied Geophysics Applied Physics Audio Production and Technology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bioinformatics Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Business Administration Chemical Engineering Cheminformatics Chemistry Civil Engineering Clinical Laboratory Science Computer Engineering Computer Network and System Administration Computer Science Computer Systems Science Construction Management Economics Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Technology Engineering Environmental Engineering Exercise Science Forestry Geological Engineering Geology Health and Physical Education Industrial Technology Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Technology Pharmaceutical Chemistry Physics Psychology Scientific and Technical Communication Social Sciences Software Engineering Surveying Surveying Engineering Wildlife Ecology and Management

Total

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Placement

80.0% 66.7% 71.4% 100.0% 75.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 79.3% 89.8% 87.1% 100.0% 50.0% 82.8% 75.0% 92.9% 73.7% 91.7% NA 87.5% 100.0% 91.7% 87.5% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 86.7% 100.0% 50.0% NA 100.0% 81.8% 71.4% 84.2% 81.8% 100.0% 87.5% 80.0% 71.4% 90.0% 100.0% NA 100.0% 80.0%

85.9%


Graduate   Degree

Major

  MBA

Business Administration

87.5%

Total

87.5%

Civil Engineering Engineering

NA 100.0%

  MEG

Placement

Total   MF   MS

  PhD

100.0%

Forestry

NA

Total

NA

Applied Ecology Applied Natural Resource Economics Applied Science Education Biological Sciences Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering Environmental Policy Forest Ecology and Management Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Forestry Geological Engineering Geology Industrial Archaeology Mathematical Sciences Mechanical Engineering Physics Rhetoric and Technical Communication

100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 77.8% 100.0% 92.9% 87.5% 100.0% 100.0% NA 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0% 94.3% 100.0% NA

Total

93.9%

Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Engineering-Environmental Engineering Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Forest Science Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Materials Science and Engineering Mathematical Sciences Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Physics Rhetoric and Technical Communication

100.0% 100.0% 100.0% NA 100.0% NA 100.0% 100.0% NA 100.0% NA 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 75.0%

Total

95.5%

Career Services Annual Report 2008–2009  n  9


Cooperative Education

Average Hourly Co-op Salaries Major

Overall

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Graduate

Number Number Number Number Number Number Average Reported Average Reported Average Reported Average Reported Average Reported Average Reported Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences

$25.00

Biomedical Engineering

1

$25.00

1 2

3

$18.00

1

$20.56

Business Administration

$15.93

4

$16.17

2

$15.69

2

Chemical Engineering

$18.03

38

$17.45

4

$18.41

16

$17.81

18

Civil Engineering

$13.58

28

$13.98

3

$12.55

10

$14.05

13

Communication and Culture Studies

$7.15

2

$7.15

2

Computer Engineering

$18.93

11

$19.32

5

$16.03

4

Computer Network and System Administration

$15.50

1

$15.50

1

Computer Science

$24.42

17

$16.84

8

Construction Management

$15.84

5

Electrical Engineering

$21.40

53

Electrical Engineering Technology

$17.88

9

Engineering Physics

$33.00

2

Environmental Engineering

$13.50

6

Forest Molecular Genetics

$18.13

3

Forestry

$16.00

1

Humanities

$14.46

2

Materials Science and Engineering

$17.00

7

Mathematical Sciences

$25.00

1

$25.00

1

$22.50

$21.08

$16.13

1

$12.79

1

3

$14.00

2

$17.07

3

$17.34

14

$19.06

17

$17.15

5

$18.80

4

$16.25

2

$12.13

4

$16.00

1

$16.75

4

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

$25.62

6

$18.47

123

Mechanical Engineering Technology

$17.86

8

Scientific and Technical Communication (BA)

$11.37

1

Scientific and Technical Communication (BS)

$8.20

2

$8.20

2

Software Engineering

$20.10

2

$16.50

1

Total Number Reported: 336

2

$31.16

9

$26.54

19

$33.00

2

$18.13

3

$25.00

1

1

Mechanical Engineering

$14.90

$15.00

5

$17.33

3

$17.33

54

$19.23

53

$16.32

2

$18.37

6

$11.37

1

$23.70

1

$25.62

6

$22.02

11

Overall Average Hourly Salary: $18.65

Companies Hiring Co-ops AGN Enterprise Alcan Packaging—Neenah Plant Alger County Road Commission Alliance Laundry Systems Alliant Energy Amazon.com American Transmission Co. Ansul/Tyco Fire & Security Appleton Ideas Argonne National Laboratory BASF Corporation—Wyandotte Bemis Co. Inc. Bionorica

Black & Veatch Boise Cascade Bonestroo Brady Corp. Briggs & Stratton Broadcom CalsonicKansei Caterpillar Inc. City of Edina Consistacom Inc. Consumers Energy Co. Cooper Power Systems Daktronics

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Delphi Customer Tech Center Denso Int’l America—Southfield Department of the Air Force Detroit Edison Co. Dominion Domtar—Hawesville Domtar—Rothschild Dow Chemical—LA Dow Corning Corp. DTE Energy Eastman Chemical Co. Enders Machining Innovations Enterforce

Epic Systems Corp. Etta Projects Excell Data Finlandia University Ford Motor Co.—Houghton Freeport-McMoran GE Aviation GE Energy GE Oil and Gas General Motors Georgia Pacific Golder Associates Inc. Graminex Inc.

Greenheck GS Engineering Hamilton Sundstrand Hardman Construction Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Hitachi Global Storage Tech Howmet Corp. IBM INEK Technologies Integrys Energy Jacobs Technology Kellogg Co. Kiewit Construction Co.


Co-op Assignments by Major Major

Summer 2008 Fr

So

Jr

Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Fall 2008

Sr Grad Total Fr 1

So

Jr

1

1

Chemical Engineering

1

3

3

Civil Engineering

1

1

1

Communication and Culture Studies Computer Engineering

Sr Grad Total

1

2

2

1

1

2

1

1

2

21

1

8

3

12

1

2

3

6

6

13

4

2

9

12

4

1

1

5

Electrical Engineering Technology

3

1

2

2

4

4

1

1

2

5

3

13

6

6

3

1

2

1

1

2

Engineering Physics

4

8

11

23

1

Forest Molecular Genetics Humanities

1

Materials Science and Engineering

1

6

1

2

2

1

10

4

1

2

1

25

32

1

3

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Mechanical Engineering Technology

2

2

Scientific and Technical Communication (BA)

2

6

65

4

4

4

4

1 3 1

19

17

1

1

2 1

1

4

44

2

2 2

1

1

1

1

1 1

Software Engineering

Kimberly-Clark Kohler Co. L&T Infotech L.E. Jones Co. LHP Software LMS North America M J Electric Inc. Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC Mercury Marine Metso Minerals Michigan Department of Transportation Michigan Tech

3

2

Social Sciences Total

1

1

4

1

Scientific and Technical Communication (BS)

17

2 3

15

5 1

Mathematical Sciences Mechanical Engineering

5

1

1

1

3

1 3

1

3

1 3

3

2

Forestry

2

3

1

Environmental Engineering

1

24 5

1 1

Sr Grad Total

2 2

1

Electrical Engineering

Jr

2

1

Construction Management

So

1

7

Computer Network and System Administration Computer Science

Fr

1

Biomedical Engineering Business Administration

Spring 2009

1 1

Mindware Engineering Minnesota DNR Mosaic Motorola—Libertyville, IL NewPage Corp. Northern Star Industries Nucor Steel Oldenburg Group Inc. Oshkosh Truck Corp. Packaging Corp. of America Panda Computer Services Paper Converting Machine Co. Peninsula Copper Industries

2

28

1 19

7

57

Pieper Power Plum Creek Marketing Inc. Polaris Industries—MN Qualcomm Incorporated R.A. Smith National River Valley Testing Corp. RMT Inc. Rockwell Collins Inc. Rosemount Inc. SCA Tissue North America Seagate Technology Sentry Insurance Soil & Materials Engineers

1

7

61

82

29

180

Spartan Chassis Inc. SSOE Inc. Stora Enso North America STS Consultants, LTD-Gr Bay Sun Chemical ThermoAnalytics Inc. TN & Associates Toyota Technical Center Union Pacific Railroad University of Georgia University of Maine US Steel Vermont Yankee/Entergy

0

9

39

1

1

1

41

17 106

Verso Paper Vertin Gallery Waterman Boreham Wausau Paper Weyerhaeuser Wisconsin Public Service (WPS)

Career Services Annual Report 2008–2009  n  11


Co-op Assignments by State State

Summer 2008

Fall 2008

Arkansas

2

1

Arizona

1

3 1

2

2

Florida

2

2

Georgia

2

Iowa

1

Illinois

3

Kansas

1

Kentucky

1

Louisiana

2

4 1

20

15

2

1

3

4

4

9

1

2

1

Maine

53

26

97

Minnesota

5

12

2

19

1

New York

1

1

1

2

1

Ohio

1

1

2

3

6

Pennsylvania

2

2

South Carolina

1

1

South Dakota

1

1

Tennessee

1

Texas

1

Utah

1

AGN Enterprise Amazon.com BASF Corporation—Wyandotte Black & Veatch Broadcom Caterpillar Inc. Cooper Power Systems Delphi Customer Tech Center Detroit Edison Co. Enders Machining Innovations Epic Systems Corp. Excell Data Finlandia University Harley-Davidson Motor Co. INEK Technologies

1

18

New Jersey

Companies Hiring International Co-ops

1

1

1

1

Medical insurance Living stipend Two weeks paid vacation Steel toe boots/safety shoes provided

38

Michigan Nebraska

Reimbursement of co-op credit Reimbursement of moving expenses Low cost co-op housing Housing stipend Company housing provided Transportation expenses Signing bonus Paid holidays

Spring Totals 2009

California

Indiana

Co-op Benefits Beyond Salary

Kohler Co. Kohler Engines Division L&T Infotech LHP Software LMS North America Mindware Engineering Motorola—Libertyville, Illinois Panda Computer Services Polaris Industries—Minnesota Qualcomm Inc. Seagate Technology Toyota Technical Center University of Georgia University of Maine Vermont Yankee/Entergy

2 1

Virginia

1

1

Vermont

1

1

2

Washington

2

2

4

Wisconsin

22

65

46

133

Total

57

179

105

341

International Co-op Assignments by Major Major

Summer 2008 Fr

Computer Engineering

So

Jr

Sr

Fall 2008

Grad Total

1

Fr

So

Jr

Sr

Spring 2009 Grad Total

So

Jr

Sr

11

11

6

7

Forest Molecular Genetics

2

Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics

3

2 1

Computer Science

3

5

1

2

2

1

2

5

5

4

5

2

1

1

3

1

1

4

4

3

3

1

1

1

1

27

28

1

Mathematical Sciences Engineering Physics Total

1

Grad Total

1

Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Fr

1

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2

6

10

1

1

1

1

16

17


Salary Information

Permanent Job Salary Survey Major

Number of Offers

Average Salary

High Salary

Low Salary

Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences

1

$52,000

$52,000

$52,000

Biological Sciences

3

$25,587

$31,000

$22,880

Biomedical Engineering

6

$57,397

$74,880

$50,000

Business Administration

20

$40,260

$64,762

$22,880

Chemical Engineering

20

$63,182

$75,000

$42,000

Chemistry

2

$54,000

$54,000

$54,000

33

$52,476

$63,600

$41,600

2

$42,640

$43,680

$41,600

Computer Engineering

16

$56,826

$80,000

$39,912

Computer Network and System Administration

13

$46,571

$59,000

$29,120

Computer Science

11

$60,718

$65,000

$50,000

4

$49,300

$57,000

$31,200

49

$53,756

$70,000

$20,800

6

$47,967

$56,000

$20,800

Civil Engineering Clinical Laboratory Science

Construction Management Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Technology Engineering

7

$58,886

$85,000

$39,520

Environmental Engineering

9

$41,172

$50,050

$25,200

Exercise Science

1

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000

Forestry

8

$29,295

$37,000

$22,880

Geological Engineering

9

$53,616

$62,000

$41,700

Industrial Technology

1

$60,000

$60,000

$60,000

Materials Science and Engineering

5

$52,700

$60,000

$41,600

Mathematics

1

$46,000

$46,000

$46,000

Mechanical Engineering

72

$56,951

$80,000

$41,600

Mechanical Engineering Technology

11

$46,338

$61,000

$20,800

Physics

2

$49,067

$59,333

$38,800

Scientific and Technical Communication

1

$41,600

$41,600

$41,600

Software Engineering

1

$56,900

$56,900

$56,900

Surveying Engineering

1

$41,600

$41,600

$41,600

Career Services Annual Report 2008–2009  n  13


Companies on Campus 3M A&B Process Systems Corp. AECOM Aerotek Air Force Alcan Packaging Alcoa Alliance Laundry Systems Alliant Energy Alstom Power Inc. AMEC American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. American Electric Power American Engineering Testing American Transmission Co. Amtrak Amway Anchor Coupling Applied Manufacturing Technologies Arbor Networks ARCADIS US Inc. ArcelorMittal Archer Daniels Midland Aristeo Construction Co. Army Health Care Recruiting ATS Auto-Owners Insurance Co. AVL North America Ayres Associates Babcock & Wilcox BAE Systems Baker Hughes Inc. Barr Engineering Co. BASF Bechtel Corp. Beckman Coulter Inc. Bemis Co. Inc. Benham Cos. LLC Bering Strait School Bettis Laboratory BJ Services Black & Veatch Black River Systems Co. Inc. BNSF Railway Boise Inc. Boldt Co. Bonestroo Boston Scientific Brady Corp. Brillion Iron Works Bucyrus International Inc. Burton Industries Cable Constructors Inc. Caterpillar CB&I Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Corridor CG Schmidt CH2M Hill Charter Manufacturing Christman Co. Chrysler LLC Cirrus Design Cliffs Natural Resources Clover Industries Inc. CN-North America’s Railroad ComAp LLC Commonwealth Associates Inc. Compuware Corp. Conoco Inc. Consistacom Construction Resources Management Consumers Energy Continental AG Converteam Cooper Industries CorVal Group Inc. CPI Engineering Services Inc. CSX Transportation

CTI and Associates Inc. Cummins Inc. Cumulus Media Inc./RPI Cybernet Systems Corp. Dan’s Excavating Inc. Delphi Steering Delta Consultants DENSO International America DENSO Manufacturing, Tennessee Department of Defense/ Civilian Personnel Management Service Dirks Group LLC Dominion Resources Inc. Domtar Paper Co. Dow Chemical Dow Corning Dragun Corp. DTE Energy Eagle Alloy Inc. Earth Tech AECOM Electrical Consultants Inc. Elektrobit Emerson Process/Rosemount Emphasys Software Enbridge Energy Inc. Epic Systems Corp. Ese Inc. Essroc Cement Corp. Extreme Tool & Engineering Faurecia Feeco International Inc. Fisher Division of Emerson Process Management Flatiron Flint Hills Resources FM Global Ford Motor Co. FPL Energy Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Garmin International GE Aviation GE Healthcare GE Oil & Gas Gehl Co. General Dynamics Land Systems General Electric General Motors Gentex Corp. Georgia-Pacific GeoSyntec Consultants Gerdau Ameristeel Global Prior Art Golder Associates Inc. Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer, & Associates Inc. Grain Processing Corp. Granite Construction Great Lakes Dock & Dredge Great River Energy Grede Foundries Inc. Green Hills Software Inc. Greenheck Fan Corp. GS Engineering Inc. Guardian Industries GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. Halliburton Hamilton Sundstrand Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Harmon Inc. Hazen and Sawyer HDR-Cummins & Barnard Heartland Business Systems/ Avastone Technologies Hercules Incorporated Hitachi Global Storage Technologies HNTB Holcim (US) Inc. Honda R&D Americas Inc.

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Humana Inc. Hutchinson Technology Inc. HydraForce IBM Corp. Indian Health Service— USPHS Infrasource-Dashiell Innotec Integrys Energy Group International Precision Components Corp. IPC ISP Minerals Inc. ITC Holdings ITT—Sanitaire & ABJ ITW Engineered Fasteners Jackson National Life Insurance Co. Jacobs Engineering JELD-WEN Windows & Doors Jim Walter Resources J.M. Smucker Co. John Deere Johnson Controls Kiewit Eastern District Kiewit Engineering Kimberly-Clark Corp. Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. Klenzoid Co. Ltd. Kohler Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Krech Ojard & Associates P.A. Ladish Forging Lafarge North America LHP Software LLC Liberty Mutual Group Loadmaster Loram Los Alamos National Laboratory M.C. Dean Inc. M.J. Electric LLC Manitowoc Co. Marathon Petroleum Co. Mario Sinacola and Sons Excavating Inc. Marshfield Clinic Mead & Hunt Mears Mercury Marine MetalTek International Metso Minerals Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Michigan Tech Army ROTC Michigan Technological University—Graduate School Michigan Technological University—School of Business and Economics MBA Program Microsoft Midwest ISO Minnesota Power/ALLETE MIT Lincoln Laboratory Mosaic MSA Professional Services Inc. MTS Systems Corp. Mustang Engineering Nalco Co. Navistar NAVSEA Warfare Centers Newkirk Electric NewPage Corp. Nicholson Construction Co. Nissan North American Norfolk Naval Shipyard Norfolk Southern

Northern Star Industries Inc. Northrop Grumman Northwest Design Group Inc. n-Space Inc. NTH Consultants Ltd. Nucor Steel Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak River Technologies Oldcastle APG Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment Inc. Oshkosh Corp. Packaging Corp. of America Pall Corp. Paper Converting Machine Co. Parker Hannifin Corp. Parsons Brinckerhoff Patrick Engineering Peace Corps Peninsula Copper Industries Inc. Performance Software Inc. Permasteelisa North America Peter Basso Associates Inc. Petroleum Geo-Services Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC Pieper Electric Inc. Pioneer Surgical Technology Plexus Corp. PMPC Civil Engineers Polaris Industries Power System Engineering Inc. PPG Industries Inc. Praxair Inc. Procter & Gamble Professional Services Industries (PSI) Quadra Mining Ltd. R.A. Smith National Inc. Raytheon Realtime Utility Engineers Inc. ReGENco LLC Rice Engineering Inc. Ric-Man Construction Inc. Rieth-Riley Construction Co Inc. Rio Tinto Ritchie Automation Inc. River Valley Testing Corp. RMS LLC RMT Inc. Roehl Transport Rogers Group Rowe Inc. RS&H Ruby+Associates RW Armstrong Sappi Fine Paper SC Johnson SCA Tissue North America LLC Schlumberger Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. SEH Inc. Sensata Technologies Sentry Insurance Shallbetter Inc. Siemens Water Technologies Corp. Skanska USA Building Inc. Smurfit-Stone Enterprises Inc. Social Security Administration Soil and Materials Engineers (SME) Somero Enterprises Inc. Spang & Co. Spicer Group Inc. SSOE Inc. St. of Michigan, Department of Labor & Economic Growth (DLEG) Stanley Works

Steel Dynamics Inc. Steel King Industries Inc. Strand Associates Inc. Structural Associates Inc. Structural Group Stryker Instruments Stryker Medical STS Sun Chemical Superior Diesel Surface Combustion Inc. Symbiont Syracuse Research Corp. Systems Control & Boss Snowplow Target TechSmith Corp. Terex Handlers Terumo Heart Inc. ThermoAnalytics Inc. Thilmany Papers Thomson Reuters TKDA Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. Toyota Technical Center TranSystems Corp. Traverse City Light and Power TRC Engineers Triangle Associates Inc. Trinity Consultants TS Tech North America Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products (ANSUL) Ulteig Engineers Unimin Corp. Union Pacific Railroad United Solar Ovonics United States Fire Protection United States Steel Corp. University of Michigan, College of Engineering URS Corp. US Army Corps of Engineers US Army Medical Department Recruiting US Customs and Border Protection US Department of State— Bureau of Diplomatic Security US Marine Corps US Marine Corps Officer Programs US Navy US Patent and Trademark Office USDA—Natural Resources Conservation Service USG Corp. VA Medical Center Vector Marketing Verso Paper Virent Energy Systems Inc. Walbro Engine Management LLC Waterstone Group Waukesha Electric Systems Wausau Paper Weir Minerals North America Whirlpool Corp. Wilcox Professional Services LLC William Beaumont Hospital Wisconsin Department of Transportation Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. Wolverine Power Cooperative Woodward Xcel Energy


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  US News &World Report ranks Michigan Tech in the top tier of national universities and ranks the environmental engineering program number thirteen in the nation.   In 2008–09, Tech student-athletes (97) ranked first in the nation as recipients of the Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award, which recognizes those with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.   The Princeton Review cites Tech for quality of life,

academics, career preparation, library services, computing, and athletic facilities.   Incoming first-year students have a composite ACT of 26.0; the national average is 21.1.   Michigan Tech has top-ten national enrollments in mechanical and environmental engineering.   Tech’s research expenditures have doubled over the past five years and totaled $55 million in 2008–09.

Staff Information Director James Turnquist jaturnqu@mtu.edu

Career Advisor Julie Way jaway@mtu.edu

Assistant Director Jeffery Kangas jakangas@mtu.edu

Coordinator of Career Services Programs Gina Goudge gmgoudge@mtu.edu

Manager of Job Development Tina Giachino tgiachin@mtu.edu

Analyst/Programmer Matthew McCormick mjmccorm@mtu.edu

Staff Assistant, On-campus Recruiting Rita Smith rsmith@mtu.edu Office Assistant Co-op Program Adam Griffis agriffis@mtu.edu Office Assistant Laura Givens lgivens@mtu.edu Career Services Annual Report 2008–2009  n  15


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