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Dressing for the Office AND the Holiday Party

Time – there’s just never enough. I have a few style tips to help you transition from day to night effortlessly, without having one more thing to worry about – or wasting any more of your precious time. After all, we’re all Walsh grads. Juggling multiple responsibilities is what we do!

To read Julie's tips, visit Dressing for the Office and Holiday Party.


Visit Alumni-in-Action to discover Walsh's elite alumni, including -- the senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for Federal Mogul Motorparts; the director of events for Women in Defense; and the appointed member to the Police and Fire Retirement System investment committee of the City of Detroit.

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

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

Applauding Alumni

Carla Sarti

Applauding Alumni: Carla Sarti, MBA '02

Carla Sarti, MBA ’02, Walsh alumna and a director of Global Shared Services and Business Process Optimization for Lear Corporation, is demonstrating leadership in business, locally and globally.  Prior to joining Lear, Carla served as Account Executive at ACS, a Xerox company, for six years, where she acted as Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Sales for many large accounts in the Finance and Accounting Outsourcing area.  She spent five years at Delphi Corporation in numerous roles of increasing responsibility including managing the SAP environment after implementation and work as a Lean expert for the Cockpits business. 

Read the interview: Carla Sarti, MBA '02.

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.

Leadership Awards Dinner

Saturday, November 22, 2014
6:30pm Cocktail Reception
MGM Grand Detroit

Register Now

Join Walsh College on Saturday, November 22, 2014 as we celebrate the achievements of alumni and community leaders. Matthew Simoncini, President & CEO, Lear Corporation, will receive the Jeffery W. Barry Award for Educational Excellence & Community Service; Jeffrey Groen, BAC '76, MST '81, will receive the Walsh College Distinguished Alumni Award; and George and Elizabeth Seifert will receive the Walsh College Distinguished Service Award.

For more information, visit walshcollege.edu/leadershipawards.

Walsh College Alumni Association Meeting

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Columbia Building Conference Room 190

More Information

In recognition of the amount of effort required to complete a Walsh degree, graduates are automatically enrolled in the Walsh College Alumni Association (WCAA) at no cost. This bi-monthly Board Meeting is open for all WCAA members to attend, network and participate in the leadership of the Alumni Association.

Open to all Walsh College alumni and student leaders. Committee positions available.

Learn more about the Alumni Association at walshcollege.edu/wcaa.

Featured Job Posting

Director III Finance

Illitch Holdings, Inc
Detroit, Michigan

DESCRIPTION: Ilitch Holdings, Inc., a family owned and operated company, provides the various Ilitch companies with professional services and support. The Ilitch companies represent leading brands in the food, sports and entertainment industries and include Little Caesars Pizza, the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers*, MotorCity Casino Hotel*, Olympia Entertainment, Uptown Entertainment, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program and Olympia Development. (*Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.) As the Director III of Finance at Ilitch Holdings, you will be responsible for a full range of accounting and finance functions including financial planning and analysis, period end accounting, financial reporting, preparation of financial statements and accounting reports for Ilitch Holdings and other Ilitch companies. You will work with all Ilitch Holdings companies in the planning, preparation and management of annual budgets, and serve as back up to Chief Financial Officer.

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.

Blackstone LaunchPad

Congratulations to the following Blackstone LaunchPad ventures who won the 1st Annual Best of MichBusiness Awards:  Motor City Brew Tours, other Fun Stuff!Picasso’s Grapevine, Read with Max, and Ruma Organics and The Work.  The winners will be recognized at a reception at the Greektown International Banquet Center in Detroit on November 18th.

Member Mingle

On Friday, October 17th from 5:00pm-6:00pm, the Troy Campus cafeteria was transformed into a quaint “bistro” atmosphere as the Blackstone LaunchPad team along with alumni relations officer, Duc Abrahamson, hosted a special Champagne and Chocolates VIP Member Mingle for active LaunchPad members with ventures.  Blackstone LaunchPad member and Walsh alumna, Danielle Cecconi of Doce Brigadeiro provided the Brazilian chocolates for the event.  Many laughs and stories were shared among the members and lasting business connections and friendships were forged.

Upcoming Blackstone LaunchPad Events:

Register Now for the 4th Annual Walshpreneur Fair is on Monday, November 17th from 5:00pm-7:30pm, Troy Campus, with Paul Glantz, Founder and Chairman of Emagine Entertainment, Inc. as the keynote speaker.  If you’re a Blackstone LaunchPad member who would like to showcase your business, please send an email to dfishe4@walshcollege.edu and place Walshpreneur Fair in the subject line.  Space is limited.  Highlights from last year’s event available here

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

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 Custom Training for more information. 

Consider joining a Walsh Business Leadership Center Affinity Group

Join a group of your peers of business owners, service providers and business development professionals for a confidential educational meeting to solve issues, discuss the latest trends, and share best practices.

For more information, visit Affinity Groups.

Walsh College Press Releases

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