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A Message from the Editor

The last several mornings, as I've been driving into the Troy campus, I find myself drawn to the American flag for many reasons.  Primarily because the flag represents so much:  patriotism, our military service men and women, service sacrifice, freedom, and pride. 

Watching the Olympics each night over the past couple of weeks got me thinking about the qualities Olympians and business people share.  Though typical Walsh business students are not overachieving athletes, they do share a few key traits with Olympians.  Continue reading to find out how the two relate.

Sincerely,



Jessica Knapik, MSM '04
Program Analyst, Records, Registration & Veteran Services

 

Featured Story

A MBA Student and Launchpad Member's Life Changing Decision

News

Building Hours: Labor Day Weekend
Academic Dates
Scholarships
Launchpad Member News 
Voter Registration         

Events

Finishing Degrees in Fall
Student ID Photos     
Career Services Workshops
Company Presentations
WCAA Golf Outing
Volunteerisum Opportunity:  #HashtagLunchbag
Volunteers Needed:  Career Fair
Career Fair
Welcome Week
Volunteers Needed:  Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
Save the Date:  Walshpreneur Showcase and Forum

Student Organizations within Student Life

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
International Student Organization (ISO)
Information Technology Student Association (ITSA) 
Investment Club (WCIC)
MBA Association (WCMBA)
Student Government (SGA)
Student Management Association (SMA)
Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)
Veteran Room

Networking Groups

Inforum
Toastmasters

 

Featured Stories

A MBA Student and LaunchPad Member's Life Changing Decision

Crystal Trupiano's graduate school decision proved life changing.  A financial analyst and CPA, Trupiano wanted to pursue her advanced degree to acquire the business knowledge to help her pharmacist husband Dave launch a business streamlining and automating the process of administering continuing education (CE) credits for pharmacists.

"Before I enrolled, I researched the Walsh Launchpad program; it was one of the major reasons I decided to attend," said Crystal, who began working with the college's entrepreneurship initiative within the first month of attending classes in September 2014.

Read more on this story.

News

Building Hours

The College will observe the following hours for the Labor Day weekend.  For more details, check the hours web page.

*Note:  The Novi campus will be closed September 2-5.

Friday, September 2 CLOSED
Saturday, September 3* OPEN
September 4-5 CLOSED


Academic Dates

Summer Semester

Final exams:  September 6-12
Grades posted:  September 15

Fall Semester

Graduation application deadline:  August 1
Priority registration:  August 8-14
Regular registration:  August 15-September 27
Semester begins:  September 21


Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available. Eligibility requirements range from: majors, minorities, GPAs, military status, and more. We encourage you to take a look on our scholarship web page for a complete list.


 

LaunchPad Member News

Secure Beginnings Products Added to More Stores

The business is excited to announce that their breathable crib mattress product is now available in Buy Buy Baby, Overstock.com and Wayfair.com!  Congratulations to co-founder, Julie Andreae.  The SafeSleep Breathable Crib Mattress is tested as a safer alternative to conventionally designed crib mattresses with fiber fill, based on a CPSC approved testing lab’s findings.  This mattress features an extra-firm, breathable comfort-contour design that both alleviates potential pressure on your baby's head and creates a safe, breathable surface for a baby sleeping face-down.

Picasso’s Grapevine
Leanna Haun, owner of Picasso’s Grapevine, will be at the Michigan Renaissance Festival (Aug. 20 – Oct. 2), offering a daily Royal Painting event.  Participants will have the opportunity to paint a unique piece of art that is related to the Renaissance Festival.  Each weekend the artwork will feature different themes.  Each patron will receive wine and food parings, while painting their own masterpiece. Purchase tickets today.


 

Voter Registration

If you plan to vote in the upcoming November presidential election, the voter registration deadline is October 11.  Visit this web site for more details.

Events

Finishing Degrees in Fall

If you are planning to graduate at the end of the fall semester, be sure to complete the graduation application now on WebAdvisor. 


 

Student ID Photos

September 21-22, 26-27
Troy Student Services and Novi/UC administrative offices
5-6 p.m. 

Student ID cards are issued to students who are currently enrolled.  Please bring state ID with you.  The cards can be used as your library card and at various discounts in the area.  If you’d like a list of businesses that offer student discounts, contact Jessica Knapik.  Photos are also taken during first Thursday of the month and fall/winter welcome week events.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik  

 

 


 

Career Services Workshops

Career Fair Prep

Tuesday, August 30
Troy campus, Room 123
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 31
Novi campus, Room 501
4:30-5:30 p.m.

On-campus recruiting season is quickly approaching.  Make sure you’re prepared for the interviews and ready for the competition!  Career Services will be hosting several workshops in August.


 

Company Meet & Greets and Presentations

August 30:  Clayton-McKervey
August 31:  Plante Moran
September 1:  Accountemps
September 21:  UHY
Barry Center Lobby
4-6 p.m.

August 23:  BDO
September 8:  Plante Moran
Troy campus, Success Center (Room 123)
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Employers hold company presentations at Walsh College to network with our students and alumni in a casual, yet professional, atmosphere. Students and alumni can learn more about the industry, the company and its culture, employment opportunities, and hiring practices.


WCAA Golf Outing

Friday, August 26
Greystone Golf Club
67500 Mound Road
Washington, MI
Registration 7:30-9:15 a.m.
Shotgun start 9:30 a.m.
$135 individual golfers, $500 foursome, $550 foursome and hole sponsor
Register

The golf outing includes: Practice Range, 18 Holes with Cart, Continental Breakfast, Lunch at the Turn, Prizes, WCAA Golf Trophy for 1st place, 50/50 Raffle, Hole-in-one Contest, Longest Putt, Silent Auction, Steak Dinner, Open Bar (one hour during dinner). 


Volunteerism Opportunity:  #HashtagLunchbag

August 28 and September 25
Marygrove College
8425 West McNichols Road
Madame Cadillac Building - Main Dining Hall
Detroit, MI  48221
Assembly 10:30 a.m.
Distribution at noon
Register
$10 donation (suggested)

If you have always wanted to do some volunteer work for the community, here’s a great opportunity!  #HashtagLunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to utilizing social media to bring awareness and eliminate hunger. The organization prepares and distributes lunches for those less fortunate. A local group meets on the last Sunday of every month at Marygrove College in Detroit. 

Volunteers will pack lunches until the total number of bags are completed and distribute them to the community. They request that volunteers offer a $10 donation to cover the cost of groceries for upcoming events. However, it is not mandatory.


Volunteers Needed:  Career Fair

Wednesday, September 14
Troy campus
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Career Services is in need of student volunteers to help carry displays, employer materials, and guiding recruiters to their tables in preparation for the Career Fair.  This is a great opportunity to meet the employers beforehand and chat informally before the fair starts.  The assignments will be done by 1 p.m., which will give you time to participate in the fair.

If you’re interested in helping, call Liz Gawel at 248-823-1237.


Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, September 14
Troy Campus
1-4 p.m.

The employers that will be the Fall Career Fair are listed online and updated weekly until the event .


Welcome Week

September 21, 22, 26, 27
Troy, Novi and UC
5-6 p.m.

Before you head to class, make sure to stop by at the Welcome Week festivities.  During this event, you will have the opportunity to get your ID photo taken, chat with student clubs, and much more!

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik


Volunteers Needed:  Oktoberfest

Friday, October 14
Troy campus

An event with 300 people takes a lot of work to put together and execute night of!  We are in need of volunteers to help at Oktoberfest.  Shifts are available in two- hour increments.  Volunteers will also be given break time to enjoy the event.  Tasks include:  set/clean up, food delivery, table cleaners, door checker, and more.  Volunteering is an excellent way to network with fellow students, alumni, staff and faculty.  If you're interested, please complete the event registration form online and check the appropriate volunteer buttons.

Questions?  Contact MiVida Burrus 248-823-1298.


Oktoberfest

Friday, October 14
Troy campus
Rooms 111-113
6-9 p.m.

Mark your calendar for the fifth annual Oktoberfest!  It will be held Friday, October 14 at the Troy campus from 6-9 p.m.  The event features: beer, wine, food, music, raffle drawing, networking, and much more.  This is always a very popular event with over 300 attendees and surely not to be missed.  Best of all it's free!  If you're interested in attending or volunteering, complete the registration form.


Save the Date:  Walshpreneur Showcase and Forum

Thursday, October 27
Troy campus
4:30-6:30 p.m.

More details coming soon.

Student Organizations within Student Life

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)

ATSO encourages accounting and tax students to volunteer their time to various non-profit activities and efforts. Activities focus on the use of accounting and business expertise. Open to all Walsh students.


American Marketing Association (AMA)

The Walsh College American Marketing Association (AMA) was founded in the fall of 2013 by students who are passionate about marketing. We are a fully chartered affiliate of the AMA Detroit. As a team, we develop personal and professional skills that will lead to a dynamic and impactful career in marketing.


International Student Organization (ISO)

Learn from your fellow students. Experience a diversified atmosphere. Grow friendships and enhance personal development through cultural and social activities and collaboration with the surrounding community. All are welcome.  After each meeting, ISO hosts a Lunch and Chat at a nearby international restaurant.  Meetings are occasionally held at the Novi campus.

Questions? Contact the ISO


Information Technology Student Association (ITSA)

The association enhances core skills as well as the personal and professional development of the student body beyond the classroom. 


Investment Club (WCIC)

Provide hands-on educational experience in investment management, and to allow students and alumni to develop their teamwork, communication, presentation, and analytical skills to gain superior knowledge in the investment management industry.


MBA Association (WCMA)

Enhances core skills as well as the personal and professional experiences of the MBA student body beyond the classroom. The experiences, knowledge, and social skills acquired will position graduate students a step ahead in the business world as they seek continued career advancement. This organization will provide a conduit for the dissemination of information and support among its members.  E-mail the MBA Association for meeting information.

Board elections are coming up in April.  Nominations and voting will start soon.  Check the MBA Association web page for updates.


Student Government (SGA)

The Walsh College Student Government Association represents the interests of the student body through active and open involvement with students, student organizations, faculty, and administrators.


Student Management Association (SMA)

Encourages a healthy learning environment where you can obtain the knowledge, skills and aptitude needed to thrive in managerial roles in your life. 


Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)

Offers a sense of community and networking for veterans and the surrounding community. The WCSVO represents the views of student veterans to the College and explores the population's needs in order to implement needed programs.

Questions? Contact Veteran Services


Veteran Room

Veterans, service members, and their families and friends are welcome to visit, study, and relax.  The room is located by the dining room in the hallway leading to Student Services and the Helpdesk.

Questions? Contact Veteran Services

 

Networking Groups

Inforum

Michigan’s largest professional organization for women invites you to network over coffee. Available to working professionals, workers in transition, students, and alumni.

2nd Thursday of each month
Troy Campus
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Details | Register

3rd Wednesday of each month
Novi Campus
8 - 9 a.m.
Details | Register


Toastmasters

Toastmasters is an international organization focused on improving communication and leadership skills, Toastmasters provides education programs and resources to each of its members. Beginners and experienced speakers are welcome to join.

2nd and 4th Monday each month
Troy Campus
8 - 9:45 a.m.
DetailsRegister

1st and 3rd Friday each month
Novi Campus
Noon - 1 p.m. (arrive by 11:45 a.m.)
Details | Register