Cultivating a talent pipeline for tomorrow

Michigan Tech students tour Indiana Harbor and Museum of Science and Industry


At ArcelorMittal, we are looking for the best and brightest minds to help us transform the future of steel.

We seek to develop and recruit professionals in engineering, finance, business management and other areas. We have created partnerships with nine accredited four-year colleges and universities focused on engineering and business programs. Through our Campus Partnership Program, ArcelorMittal USA focuses on equipping students with the skills needed to succeed in the global marketplace and increasing opportunities for women and minorities.

Michigan Tech is one such university with which ArcelorMittal partners. In March, nearly 30 students from Michigan Tech travelled to Chicago and Northwest Indiana for a special program with ArcelorMittal. Joe Nowosad, lead recruiter for Michigan Tech and employee at Burns Harbor, explained, "We initiated this tour in conjunction with AIST and Michigan Tech in an effort to raise awareness of what the steel industry has to offer young engineers. We targeted first and second year engineering students to give them an opportunity to see what we do and how we make steel in the hopes that they will become natural ambassadors on campus and hopefully help us recruit future talent to our industry."

The students boarded a bus from campus and visited the Museum of Science and Industry msiwhere they toured the exhibits and enjoyed dinner and a presentation on leadership from Allen Waitkins, senior division manager, hot rolling and finishing at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor and Michigan Tech Executive Sponsor.

The following day the group was taken on a tour of Indiana Harbor. They saw the hot strip mill, No. 2 steel producing, East finishing and No. 7 blast furnace. They then gathered for lunch where Bill Dalzotto, senior division manager, MEU at Indiana Harbor, presented to the students along with a peer panel composed of Michigan Tech graduates working for ArcelorMittal (Gretchen Hensler, Emily Teasley, Matt Dazell, Collin Tether, and Mehulkumar Patel). They capped off the trip with dinner at Gino’s East in Chicago, enjoying Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza and reflecting on what they saw and heard at ArcelorMittal.


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