Advising Announcement for Wednesday, February 07, 2007 Happy Winter Carnival! Stay warm…

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Advising Announcement for Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Happy Winter Carnival! Stay warm…
1. SSC Hours and Coaches Needed!
2. Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

3. Upcoming Career Center Events (Including Winter Job Fair)

4. Scholarships – American Public Transportation Foundation

5. Study Abroad Fair

6. Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) – China (Clarkson University)

7. Meeting – Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

8. National Student Leadership Conference – Teaching Assistants Needed

9. Information Meeting – ITT Corporation

10. Job Posting, Intern – Larson Engineering, Inc.

11. Job Posting, Full-time – Wilbur Smith Associates (Lansing)

12. Job Posting, Full-time – Cleveland Cliffs Inc. (Ishpeming)

13. Job Postings, Interns - TranSystems

14. Job Opportunities, CN “North America’s Railroad”

15. Job Opportuniy, BNSF Railway

16. Job Opportunity (Entry-level Design Staff Engineer – Lansing)

17. Job Opportunities (Kimley-Horn, US-wide)


1. SSC Hours and Coaches Needed!

The SSC needs coaches for this coming semester!  The SSC is looking for coaches who have successfully completed ENG3200 (Thermo/Fluids), CE2201 (Structures I), CE3201 (Structures II), CE3101 (Civil Materials), CE3620 (Water Resources) and CE3501/3503 (Environmental Engineering).
Applications can be found outside of the Student Success Center (102 Dillman) and can be dropped off in mailbox 47 across from the SSC in front of the Engineering Fundamentals office.
Being a coach is a great opportunity to help other students, looks good on a resume, and is a great way to brush up on skills used on the FE.  If there are any questions you can contact Elise Nyland at
Hours for the SSC:

6-7pm CE2201, CE3101, CE3201, CE3503

7-8pm CE2201, CE3101, CE3201, CE3503

8-9pm CE2201, CE3101, CE3201, CE3503


6-7pm CE2201, CE3101, CE3201, CE3503

7-8pm CE2201, CE3101, CE3201, CE3503, CE3620, ENG3200

8-9pm CE2201, CE3101, CE3201, CE3620, ENG3200


6-7pm CE2201, CE3101, CE3201, CE3503, ENG3200

7-8pm CE2201, CE3101, CE3503, ENG3200

8-9pm ENG3200


6-7pm CE2201, CE3101, CE3201, CE3503

7-8pm CE3201

8-9pm CE3201


2. Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

There have been several questions regarding the upcoming April FE exam. Please visit or for details.
Deadline to register: March 1, 2007 (you may confirm your registration status by going to
Exam date: Saturday, April 21, 2007
Cost: $155.00
Who can take the exam? From the registration website “There are no prerequisites for the FE exam”. However you should be a Spring, Summer or Fall 2007 graduate (or earlier) if you intend to take the April exam.

3. Upcoming Career Center Events (Including Winter Job Fair)

MOCK INTERVIEW WEEK--Monday February 12-16

Harold Meese Center, Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Practice interviewing and get vital feedback to strengthen your interview skills. Visit the Career Center to schedule an appointment.

The Career Center is hosting a round table discussion between students and our Corporate Advisory Board. It is a very good opportunity to meet with different company recruiters that will be attending the Career Fair and discuss issues the students feel are important.  If you are interested, please contact Gina Goudge ( or Jim Turnquist (

Location: Memorial Union Ballroom B1 & B2; Time: 1:00 p.m.


Fisher Hall, Room:135, Time: 6:00 PM

An open panel discussion with company representatives. Ask questions, get advice, and learn about what companies look for in students.

WINTER JOB FAIR--Tuesday February 20

Student Development Complex, Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


4. Scholarships – American Public Transportation Foundation

The American Public Transportation Foundation provides scholarships for professional pursuing careers in public transportation. 

Application forms can be found outside Julie’s office (Dillman 103). The deadline is June 15, 2007.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact.

Yvette E. Conley

American Public Transportation Foundation
Phone (202) 496-4868
Fax (202) 496-4323

5. Study Abroad Fair

The spring study abroad fair will take place from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Alumni lounge at the MUB.  As we are all aware, but perhaps some of our students are not yet aware study abroad is increasingly seen as a necessity in the modern world, not a luxury.  Our student's future success is very directly impacted by their activities at Michigan Tech and study abroad is certainly one of the most useful ones for them to take part in.

6. Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) – China (Clarkson University)

Undergraduate Research in China - Summer 2007

Dear Colleagues:

Clarkson University is seeking junior or sophomore science or engineering students for the NSF-REU program in Marine Science and Engineering in China. The program is an 11-week program with research based in China. Selected students will receive a financial support package of about $7,500. (All engineering and science majors are eligible.)

Deadline of Application: March 10, 2007.

For more information about the program and the procedure for application, please see

Please post or distribute the attached flyer to prospective applicants.

Thank you for your assistance.

Hung Tao Shen

Professor and Chair
Department of Civil & Environ. Engrg.
Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY 13699-5710
Phone: (315)-268-6606
Fax: (315)-268-7985

7. Meeting – Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Engineers Without Borders will be having a meeting February 15, at 7 pm in

Dow 642.
Sue Ellen, from the Copper Country Guatemalan Accompaniment Project, will be speaking about Guatemalan culture. This presentation is just part of the preparation that our Guatemala implementation team has been involved with. The implementation trip will be in March and will focus on reducing water shortage and increasing water quality in two villages. We will provide updates on the team's activities as well.

There will also be a presentation about a possible project in Honduras. The project is a nutrition center in El Povenir, which is just outside of La Ceiba, Honduras.
All majors and grades are needed in EWB, so come to our meeting this week to find out how you can get involved!

Kari Klaboe

Civil Engineering

Michigan Technological University

EWB-Public Relations

8. National Student Leadership Conference – Teaching Assistants Needed

National Student Leadership Conference - Engineering
Sarah Brewster, Program Director

University of Maryland

Alexis Lessard, Program Director

UC Berkeley

National Student Leadership Conference on Engineering

Since 1989, thousands of outstanding high school students from across the United States and more than 45 countries have come to the NSLC to explore the qualities of leadership and get an insider’s perspective on some of today’s most exciting and important professions. This 10-day conference provides high school students with hands on engineering experience and opportunities to meet working professionals and to visit engineering schools and facilities in the D.C. or San Francisco area. Examining the ethical dilemmas that arise in the engineering profession, exploring the different subfields of engineering and building a design project are among the many activities that students will experience with the guidance of their Team Advisors.

The Role of the Team Advisor

Team Advisors (TA) will act as leadership facilitators, simulation monitors and resident advisors. The job of a TA encompasses the role of a chaperone, teacher, mentor, and policy enforcer. As a TA you will facilitate and supervise your TA group of 12-16 students. As their TA, you will be their role model throughout the session. Working with your group is an amazing experience as you watch your students make friends for life and experience the world of engineering in a personal way. Team Advisors arrive on-site three days before students arrive in order to participate in orientation and training and stay for at least two 10-day sessions in Washington, D.C. or San Francisco.

Requirements for Employment

Team Advisors must be current college students with a background in some discipline of engineering. The most qualified candidates will have participated in leadership programs, workshops, or classes, and will have experience working with high school students.

Dates & Compensation

Team Advisors will be paid $800 at the end of each session. The NSLC pays for room & board, as well as transportation to and from the conference.

111 W. Jackson Blvd, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 800-994-6752

Fax: 312-765-0081
University of Maryland:

June 24- July 3, 2007

July 7-July 16, 2007

July 20-July 29, 2007

UC Berkeley:

July 18- July 27, 2007

July 31- August 9, 2007

August 2-August 11, 2007


Please email a cover letter and resume to Sarah Brewster at for the University of Maryland sessions or to Alexis Lessard at for the Berkeley, California sessions. Information about the NSLC can be found at and Feel free to e-mail with questions.

Applications are now being accepted.


9. Information Meeting – ITT Corporation

ITT – Sanitaire

Milwaukee Office
Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Engineering Case Histories and Employment Opportunities

Monday, February 26th

5-7 PM, Room 202 Dillman Hall

Pizza and Pop Will Be Served
ITT Corporation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Application Engineer for the Biological Treatment Division (Sanitaire Group) in their Milwaukee, Wisconsin office. The candidate will be responsible for designing biological treatment and diffused aeration systems, preparing project proposals and price estimates, and working with team members, consulting engineers, plant operators and contractors on a daily basis. As an Application Engineer, the candidate must be willing to travel throughout North America as needed.

Candidate must possess the following:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering

Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification (or intent to obtain)

Fundamental Knowledge of Engineering Principles in the Area of Wastewater Treatment

Proficient Problem Solving Skills

Ability to Read Specifications and Interpret Complex Engineering Drawings

Communication and Interpersonal Skills to be an Effective Team Member

Motivation to Complete Successful Projects and Reach Goals for Career Advancement
Over thirty-five years of ongoing research and development combined with ITT’s enormous resources allows ITT (Sanitaire Group) to be a world leader in aeration and biological treatment systems. As part of the Fluid Technology Group of ITT, the Sanitaire Group has focused on creating innovative wastewater treatment technologies for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. ITT’s equipment & technologies are the industry standard and have been installed in thousands of communities & industries throughout the world. We see wastewater treatment projects from initial design through installation, start up and training.
At ITT, we’re proud of our heritage as a world power in engineering and manufacturing. Our employees bring a passionate focus to the solutions we create for our customers. We provide products and services in many fields, including electrical connectors and switches; pumps, valves, mixers, and other fluid technology products; defense systems and services; and industrial components. We're constantly setting new standards for reliability, with services, products and systems that help people and the environment in important ways around the world. Look us up on the web at
When we make something at ITT Corporation, it's truly engineered for life.

Jessie Noegel (2000 MTU Grad;

Scott Mulinix (2004 MTU Grad;

ITT Corporation

9333 N. 49th Street

Brown Deer, WI 53223

414-365-2200 (tel)

414-365-2210 (fax)

10. Job Posting, Intern – Larson Engineering, Inc.

Larson Engineering, Inc.

3524 Labore Road

White Bear Lake, MN 55110-5100

651.481.9120 Fax: 651.481.9201

Re: Full Time Summer Intern Position with Part Time Opportunity in Spring, Fall and Winter

This position is open to one (1) person possibly starting part time in the Spring of 2007 and/or full time employment for the Summer of 2007. Please apply by sending in a cover letter and resume to Qualified applicants will be contacted for the interviewing process.
Salary range: $10.00 - $12.00 per hour depending on education and experience.

This position is a temporary seasonal position and does not include benefits.

Duties may include the following:

• Assist in a variety of entry-level civil engineering work relating to surveying, design, and construction of projects.

• Assist Engineering staff in measuring, inspecting, and documenting construction activities.

• Assist in pavement management reporting by collecting data from field observations.

• Drive personal vehicle to various construction. Mileage will be reimbursed at IRS rate.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Ideal candidate would have:

• Strong oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to work independently.

• Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and AutoCAD

• Ability to learn how to use engineering equipment.

• Attention to detail; ability to collect data, maintain records, and report information for multiple projects simultaneously.

• Previous construction field inspection experience preferred

• Personal vehicle in working condition, able to commute to jobsites.

• Valid driver’s license.

For more information, call Michael Murphy at (651) 255-0355 or email at

11. Job Posting, Full-time – Wilbur Smith Associates (Lansing)

Entry-level Design Staff Engineer (2 positions)

Wilbur Smith Associates

Lansing, Michigan Office
Essential Tasks:

Assist in the design of major highway transportation projects in Michigan and surrounding states. Tasks include roadway and freeway geometric design, storm sewer & open channel design, traffic signalization, signing, traffic analyses and major transportation planning efforts. Software we use includes Microsoft Office, Microstation, GeoPak, various hydraulic and hydrologic software and others.

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, with a Transportation or Construction Emphasis. Public or private professional civil engineering experience desired. Additional cooperative education or internship experience a huge plus.

Wilbur Smith Associates is an employee-owned consulting firm with over 900 employees worldwide. We are leaders in Transportation Engineering, Planning, and Economics in the U.S. and abroad. We offer an enjoyable work environment with dedicated staff, competitive salaries and benefits, and flexible schedules.

Salary: $46,000-$55,000

John A. Stevenson, P.E.

Wilbur Smith Associates

w: 517.323.0500 f: 517.323.9200


12. Job Posting, Full-time – Cleveland Cliffs Inc. (Ishpeming)
CCI Company Cliffs Technology Group

Industry Mining

Department Engineering-Civil

City Ishpeming

State Michigan [MI]

Position Title Civil Engineer-3
About Us

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the largest producer of iron ore pellets in North America and sells the majority of its pellets to integrated steel companies in the United States and Canada. The Company operates six iron ore mines located in Michigan, Minnesota and Eastern Canada.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Principal Functions

The candidate will be involved in the planning, management, operation, geotechnical monitoring and oversight of multiple mine mill tailings containment storage basins. The containment storage basins also includes water retention structures and related appurtenant hydraulic outlet works. Direction of specialty engineering consultants and contractors as required.

Construction management assistance providing planning, design, development and administration of major earthwork construction including computer aided land development, survey alignments, earthwork volumes, payment volumes, geotechnical issues, project budgeting, cost forecasting and contract administration assistance.
Specific Responsibilities by Priority The responsibilities of the position include; tailings management planning, road design/routing, soil investigation, geotechnical instrumentation recording, interface with on-site contractors, interface with regulatory agencies and quality control of construction projects.
Education Needed B.S. Degree-Civil Engineering or related field.
Experience Needed

Preferably 2-5 years with Civil Engineering is preferred but not required. Civil construction background in Solid Waste Design, Transportation Design desirable.

Reports To (Title) Directly Technical Manager-Geotechnical/Civil
If interested, please visit their webpage:

13. Job Postings, Interns - TranSystems

I just received the internship postings below from Bob Nastal. There are also some additional opportunities on their web site. TranSystems has already hired one of our students for summer internship and they have two more positions open. If you are interested, please apply on-line as it speeds up the contact and interview process. Bob is also planning to contact some of our Summer in Finland program students regarding the positions.



Summer Intern Civil Engineer

Job Type: Part-Time

Location: Chicago, IL

Last Updated 09/19/2006
Job Description:

Summer Intern Engineer (T1):

Undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering; transportation focus preferred. Experience in Microstation or AutoCAD a plus (Microstation preferred). Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to work in a design team environment. Duties will include roadway, transit, and rail design and CAD assignments. Position available for summer 2007. Bottom of Form

Job Type: Part-Time

Location: Schaumburg, IL

Last Updated: 01/18/2007 Top of Form

Job Description:
Intern Civil Engineers - This Intern opportunity will give you hands on experience working on a variety of projects which could include Civil/ Site development, Structural Bridge Design, Traffic Engineering, Railroad track design, Road and Highway design, Airport Runway design. Through your internship experience, you will be able to have a direct impact on our nation’s transportation infrastructure and will be working with many of the most talented design engineers, planners, scientists, architects, and construction engineers in the United States. As an intern your days can be spent utilizing state of the art design software, participating in the management of construction on an actual project site, or planning and designing projects while learning from senior transportation experts. All applicants must be working on a BA or BS in Civil Engineering from a 4 year accredited college.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, and have an interest in the Transportation industry, we encourage you to create a profile and submit your resume so that we can contact you. Please describe, in your cover letter, your specific area of interest, and office locations that you would be interested in working.Bottom of Form


14. Job Opportunities, CN “North America’s Railroad”

Visit CN’s website ( for opportunities in the rail industry throughout the US.

15. Job Opportuniy, BNSF Railway

BNSF Railway offers a 6-12 month management trainee program for recent college graduates. See their website ( for details. Positions are located throughout the US.

16. Job Opportunity (Entry-level Design Staff Engineer – Lansing)

Wilbur Smith Associates
Assist in the design of major highway transportation projects in Michigan and surrounding states. Tasks include roadway and freeway geometric design, storm sewer and open channel design, traffic signalization, signing, traffic analyses and major transportation planning efforts. (See job board for more info.)
Salary: $46,000-55,000
John A. Stevenson, P.E.

Wilbur Smith Associates

517.323.0500 (tel) 517.323.9200 (fax)


17. Job Opportunities (Kimley-Horn, US-wide)

Full-time positions and internships in multiple areas of civil and environmental engineering. Kimley-Horn was rated the “#1 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work For” by CE News Magazine (2006).
Kimley-Horn is scheduled to be here on Feb. 20th for the Job Fair.

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