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Alumni Advice

In my position as alumni and student relations officer, I am lucky enough to get to know many of the business leaders who call Walsh College their alma mater. I ask them to pass along their secrets to success so that I can share them with you.

Read advice from chief innovative officer of Citi, director and CFO of Buffalo Bills Inc., CEO of Fifth Third Bank, and other alumni.

To read the full story, visit Alumni Advice.


Visit Alumni-in-Action to discover Walsh's elite alumni -- elected chairman of the Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc., named chair of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP's Tax Practice Group, joined Interstate Billing Service as vice president, Midwest Region.

To read this month's Alumni-in-Action, visit Alumni-in-Action September.

Submit news about your life and career at walshcollege.edu/alumniinaction.

Applauding Alumni

Jeff Farrington, BBA '88, MSM '93

Jeff Farrington

Walsh alumnus and State Representative Jeff Farrington is demonstrating leadership in Lansing, business, and the local community. He is serving his second term representing the 30th House District, which covers parts of Sterling Heights, Utica, and Shelby Township. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1988 and Master of Science in Management in 1993 from Walsh College. He has worked hard to eliminate burdensome regulation in Lansing, create a positive economic environment for business, and provide good jobs for the citizens of Michigan. Prior to his election as a State Representative, Jeff owned his own staffing company.

Read more about Applauding Alumni: State Representative Jeff Farrington

To be featured in Applauding Alumni or nominate an alumnus, contact Duc Abrahamson at (248) 823-1298.

Upcoming Events

Walsh College features many opportunities, resources, and benefits for alumni involvement. View the complete Event Calendar.

Groundbreaking Event

Troy Campus
Friday, September 5, 2014
9-10:00 am

Join Walsh College President Stephanie Bergeron and the rest of the Walsh College community for the Troy Campus groundbreaking.

Kathryn Baker

Business Renewal Series

Session One: 1% Vision and 99% Alignment: Strategic Planning that Works!

Presented by Dr. Kathryn Baker, MBA '04, DM '14, Owner of AdviCoach of Michigan
Friday, September 12, 2014
8:30-10:30 am
Novi Campus

The One Page Strategic Plan creates a unique framework that everything else is built upon, providing a common language so your entire team is clear on priorities. Learn more at Professional Development/Hot Topics Workshops.

This session is free to attend, however registration is required.

Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Exam Prep

Distinguish yourself as a treasury expert. Invest in your professional future. Enroll in the Walsh College AFP Treasury Learning System course to prepare of the CTP exam. Learn more at Professional Development/Certifications/CTP Exam Prep.

Fall, 2014 Class Schedule: Mondays from 6-9 p.m. beginning September 22 and ending December 8.

PHR & SPHR Exam Prep

The Walsh Institute is proud to offer the PHR/SPHR Exam preparation program in partnership with SHRM. Classes start September 24, 2014. Protect and advance your HR career. Earn a nationally respected human resources certification.

Studies consistently show that education and specialized skills translate into higher salaries, increased job security, and career flexibility. Whether you’re looking to safeguard your career, seeking a promotion, or want to break into the growing field of human resources. Education from a respected source like the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) can open a variety of doors, regardless of the economic climate.

Learn more at Professional Development/Certifications/PHR Exam Prep.

Featured Job Posting

Assistant Production Manager

United Lighting Standards
Warren, Michigan

DESCRIPTION: Assist the plant manager with: Overseeing the production process, Ensuring that production is cost effective, Ensuring that all products are manufactured and finished in a timely manner based on the production schedule and produced within the quality guidelines set forth by the Quality Assurance Manager, Ensuring that the health and safety guidelines are followed, Supervising and motivating shop employees, Identifying training needs, Ensuring proper training is provided.. 

For requirements on this featured Job Posting or for other job postings available to alumni login to the Walsh Portal to access eRcruiting. For more information on Portal Access visit walshcollege.edu/AlumniPortalAccess.

Contact Liz Gawel in Career Services at (248) 823-1625.

Career Fair

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
1-4 pm
Troy Campus

There is no registration required for this event. Professional attire is required. Exclusively for current, for-credit Walsh College students and degreed alumni. Learn more at walshcollege.edu/careerfair.

Blackstone LaunchPad/Walsh Institute

Blackstone Launchpad

Picasso Grapevine is Open for Business

Walsh College alumna Leanna Haun wants you to be impressed … with yourself. While enjoying a successful 20-something year career in the world of accounting, the 1996 business grad tapped into her artistic side to open Picasso’s Grapevine in Clarkston, an art studio offering private and open session painting parties.

Read the article found in the Troy Patch at Picasso Grapevine Opens.

Small Talk Radio

On July 5th, Carol Glynn and Bill Volz, directors of the Walsh College Blackstone LaunchPad and Wayne State University Blackstone LaunchPad respectively, were guests on Small Talk Radio with Mark S. Lee.

Listen to Small Talk Radio featuring Carol Glynn here.

Blackstone LaunchPad provides free mentoring service to current students, faculty/staff or degreed alumni. Learn more at: walshcollege.edu/blackstonelaunchpad.

The Walsh Institute

 Customized Employee Training Just For Your Company

The Walsh Institute develops training programs for local companies. Each company is unique and can be developed to suit your organization's needs. 

Most popular training programs: 
  • Leadership
  • Business Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership Series for Managers

Visit thewalshinstitute.com/customtraining for more information. 


We'll come to your desk during lunch hour! Most webinars are offered from 12:15-1 p.m. ET. These information-packed sessions are designed for busy working professionals.

Learn more at walshcollege.edu/webinars.

Other Resources


Improve your public speaking and leadership skills, or remain competitive during a job search. walshcollege.edu/toastmasters


Michigan's largest professional organization for women. walshcollege.edu/inforum

Walsh College Open Source
Share and educate the group on all facets of web development tools and techniques, as well as initiate and publish open source web-based software projects.

Walsh College Press Releases

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