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Career Fair Tips from the MTMC

With Michigan Tech’s Fall Career Fair just around the corner this Wednesday, the MTMC is proud to present some tips from both corporate recruiters as well as our writing coaches to help improve your resume, feel confident about your elevator pitches and interactions at Career Fair, and land a sweet job! The Fall Career Fair…
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MTMC Coach Totally Destroys Procrastination with this One Crazy Tip!

So you’ve got a big assignment due in two weeks. You know that it’s going to take a lot of time and effort, but you also know that you are the master of procrastination and probably won’t start working on it until the day before it’s due. There has to be some way to overcome…
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What to Expect in an MTMC Session

Hi there! So you’ve just made an appointment at the Multiliteracies Center – what happens now? Although every session is different depending on the needs of the student, here’s a general breakdown of what to expect: The first step is signing in. When you walk into the MTMC, there will be a computer station immediately…
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This One Weird Trick Will Make Your Writing Flow

A piece of writing has “flow” when it reads naturally and its ideas are easy to follow. Writing teachers often treat flow as a mystical, unteachable property of good writing. In fact there is nothing mystical about it; it has to do with connections. When we write, we discover, create and illustrate connections among ideas.…
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23 Things You Didn’t Know Your Writing Coach Could Do for You (You’ll never guess number 17).

1. Provide you with unlimited access to mints.  A bowl of mints sits next to the sign-in station, silently luring you into the writing center. Beware, this isn’t a trap. Mints are actually an integral part of being a writer or a student and without them we wouldn’t be the awesome people we are. Even…
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41N Film Festival: Sonita

Sonita, directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, was shown at the 41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech. Sonita followed the life of an Afghan refugee, Sonita, who is living in Iran with her sister and niece. Sonita is an aspiring rapper who wishes her parents were Michael Jackson and Rihanna. Sonita, only being 14 when…
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41N Film Festival: Shorts Program #2

Territory The first short film that was shown on Saturday, 5th November, during the 41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech was Territory directed by Eleanor Mortimer. Territory captured the interactions between the humans and monkeys that inhabit the rock of Gibraltar. The monkeys were there before people began to move into the area. The…
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41N Film Festival: Operator

The film Operator, directed by Logan Kibens, was about a programmer working to create the “perfect” voice for the company’s automated answering system. Programmer, Joe, is happily married to his wife, Emily. Emily works as a hostess at a hotel. During one of Joe’s calls to Emily, he realizes that Emily has that “perfect” voice.…
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41 N Film Review: Predator/Prey– Prefaced with Counting Wolves

Isle Royale’s striking landscape, features, and qualities render it a place not easily forgotten. One of these notable features includes being home to the, now famous, longest running predator prey study in recorded history. Unfortunately, negative factors have caused a decline in the number of wolves on the island; putting the predator prey study, and…
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