NDSU Events

September holds a plethora of events for students

Innovation Challenge

Throughout the rest of September there are plenty of events being hosted at North Dakota State University that students can attend.

Students can start to develop their ideas for the Innovation Challenge as hype night is scheduled for Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Hype night will be the start of the Innovation Challenge that lasts throughout April. Students who attend will receive info about the challenge and can start to plan out what they want to work on. The purpose of the innovation challenge is to encourage students to work on entrepreneurial ideas and projects while they become aware of the resources that are offered to them at NDSU. Throughout the challenge students can also become acquainted with business leaders in the area and improve their resume.

Greek week

Sept. 14 to Sept. 20 is recruitment week (rush week) for the fraternities and sororities at NDSU. Any students interested in joining greek life can participate in the various recruitment events that are being held around campus. Some of the events students can attend are open houses where they can learn more about the specific sororities and fraternities NDSU has. Tours around the sorority and fraternity houses are also being offered to interested students. Bidding will take place on Sept. 20 in the Memorial Union to end rush week. There are posters from the sorority and fraternity organizations poster around campus for students to see where to meet.

Biomedical engineering symposium

The college of engineering is set to host the third annual North Dakota State University-University of North Dakota’s biomedical engineering symposium on Sept. 30 in the Memorial Union. The event will focus on the field of biomedical engineering and will offer students a view of a graduate program that utilizes both strengths from NDSU and UND’s research. The symposium will have biomedical researchers from NDSU and UND along with leaders from the biomedical and healthcare industries for students to meet. Bill Plombon, the vice president of engineering at Medtronic Corporation, will be the main keynote speker of the event along with eight other speakers. Though the event is free to students, registration is needed.

Pitch Perfect

On Sept. 19 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. students of every degree level can stop by the Hidasta room in the Memorial Union to practice introducing themselves and pitching to employers. The event is hosted by the NDSU Career and Advising Center and is designed to help students get prepared for the Career Expo. Students will practice the ways they can introduce themselves on their skill levels and work experiences. There will be a variety of employers from different industries present to give suggestions and feedback on how students can approach employers when they are seeking job opportunities.

Career Expo

The career expo is a two-day event that is held in the Fargodome and is open to students in all majors. The event is hosted by the Career and Advising Center and allows students to meet with employers to either interview for a job or talk about job and internship opportunities for the future. On Sept. 24 the Agriculture and Business Career Expo along with Marketing and Sales Hiring Fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. On Sept. 25 the Engineering and Technology Career Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested can stop by the Career and Advising Center in Ceres Hall for resume help and practice interviewing.

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