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A Message from the Editor

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching.  Traditionally it is known as the day to proclaim your love to your better half.  It can also be a day to wrap your arms around someone else that is in need of a smile.  Recently a few Walsh staff members extended their hearts to show love for a complete stranger in North Carolina!


Pictured left to right:  Cindy Rush, Liz Gawel, Beth Connop, Jennifer Cosper, Jessica Knapik

Continue reading to learn more how these Walsh ladies are helping women facing medical challenges "sparkle" with jewelry and accessories. 

Sincerely,



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

 

Featured Stories

Let's Help Flint:  The Water Crisis
Find Your Next Job
Protecting the Stars and Stripes

 

Points of Pride

Walsh Alumni  

News

Business Office & Student Services Hours
Student Copier Update
Emergency Notification
Michigan Tuition Grant for Undergraduate Students
Spring Classes & Registration
Valentine's Hearts
Featured LaunchPad Member
Academic Dates
Scholarships

Events

Student ID Photos
USA Jobs Navigation and Federal Resume Writing Workshop
Volunteers Needed:  Kindergarten Tutoring
Trip to San Francisco
Learn How to Make Better Decisions in the Business World hosted by Student Management Association
Fireside Chat with Trustee Jerry Schafer hosted by MBA Association
"The Team Behind the Team" The Business Side of Basketball hosted by Student Life and Career Services
Annual Bowling Fundraiser hosted by American Marketing Association
Casino Night

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 Story

Let's Help Flint:  The Water Crisis

Written by Jessica Knapik

As U.S. citizens, we are very blessed and fortunate to have the basic necessities that are needed to survive.  However, we sometimes take the daily necessities like food, water, shelter, and clothing for granted.  I had an eye-opening experience the first time I went to the Caribbean shortly after graduating from College.  No one should have to struggle with the very simple necessities.  However, the reality is that many people do.

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Find Your Next Job

Written by Liz Gawel

It's hard to believe we are already closing in on the end of January 2016.  Where did this month go?  Career Services has been busy organizing many events that will take place in the upcoming months.  We don't want you to miss any of them!

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Protecting the Stars and Stripes

Written by Jessica Knapik

Did you know that Walsh has a Veteran student population?  Yes in fact, you could be sitting next to one of our nation’s heroes in one of your classes.  Or you could be on active duty or a Veteran yourself.  Walsh offers a variety of services for this student population.

Read More

 

Points of Pride

Walsh Students

Our student body of nearly 4,000 is almost evenly balanced between men (49 percent) and women (51 percent).  Learn more about our Points of Pride.

 

News

 

Business Office & Student Services Hours

The following offices have new office hours.

Department  Monday-Thursday Hours  Friday Hours 
Admissions & Academic Advising 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Business Office* 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Career Services 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Financial Aid 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Records, Registration, & Veteran Services 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

**Please note the Business Office has different closure dates on Monday-Thursday.  They are located in this same area but not part of Student Services.


Emergency Notification

In the event of an emergency or campus closure, you will receive an e-mail via your Walsh College account.  Register your cell phone number via the Portal to receive text messages.


Student Copier Update

The student copy machines are being replaced and integrated with your PaperCut balance, rather than pre-paid cards.  The same funds that you currently use for printing may also be used for copying.  Copiers will continue to be located in the Troy and Novi libraries, as well as the new Student Services area.

Important!  Before February 1, contact the Helpdesk to have your current card balance transferred to your PaperCut account.  After this date, funds that have not been transferred will be unusable.

Questions?  Contact the IT Helpdesk 248-823-1350


Troy Renovation Update

By now you've probably noticed quite a bit changed.  Many of the departments have moved into their permanent homes.  The Dining Room is set to reopen soon.  View current campus map for accessibility.


Spring Classes & Registration

The spring registration packet is now available online.  The schedule of classes can be found on WebAdvisor by logging into the Portal, visiting WebAdvisor for Students, and clicking “Search for Classes.”

Priority registration starts 9 a.m. on Monday, February 15.  New, graduating, and Veteran students are eligible to take advantage of this perk.  Regular registration starts Monday, February 22.


Valentine's Hearts

Look for special Valentine’s giveaways this week through February 12 at all three campuses!  We encourage you to take a picture with your giveaway and post it to social media using the hashtag #WalshPride.  We love Walsh students! 

Note:  Prizes may vary by campus.  Staff and faculty are ineligible for this contest.


Michigan Tuition Grant for Undergraduate Students

Priority consideration for next year’s Michigan Tuition Grant is given to undergraduate students.  Interested students must submit their 2016-2017 FASFA to the federal processor on or before March 1, 2016.  To complete the FAFSA, the form can be submitted online, listing Walsh College as the first school, and entering the Federal School Code of 004071.  For more information about the Michigan Tuition Grant please contact Student Scholarships and Grants at 888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687). 


Featured LaunchPad Member:  Avaneer Dental Studio

Congratulations to LaunchPad entrepreneur Armando Doku who is expanding his business.  This month Avaneer Dental Studio will be moving from a 1,200 square foot facility in Utica to a 3,200 square foot building in Farmington Hills, MI.  That is almost doubling the space!  We are thrilled to have another entrepreneur grow their business with the help of the LaunchPad.  If you have an idea that you’d like to turn into a business, become a member today and sign up online.


Winter Semester

Last day for 100% refund:  January 11
Last day to drop and 50% refund:  January 17
Withdrawal period:  January 18-February 28
Finals:  March 15-21

Spring Semester

Priority registration:  February 15-21
Regular registration:  February 22-April 7
Semester begins:  April 1
Last day to register or add classes:  April 7
Last day for 100% tuition refund:  April 8
Last day to drop classes/50% tuition refund:  April 14


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.

Adcraft Club of Detroit

Several scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate marketing and advertising students from Michigan colleges and universities.  Application deadline is February 19. 

Events

Student ID Photos

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 various discounts in the area.  If you’d like a list of businesses that offer student discounts, contact Jessica Knapik.  Photos will also be taken be during welcome week.

Thursday, February 4 & March 3
Troy Student Services and Novi/UC administrative offices
5-6 p.m.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik

 

 

 

 

 

 


USA Jobs Navigation and Federal Resume Writing Workshop

Thursday, February 11
Troy campus, Room 123
4-5:30 p.m.
Register

If you’d like to have a job with the federal government, this workshop is for YOU!  Career Services and TACOM Human Resources experts will help provide you with the necessary tools and helpful tips.  Topics include:  navigating USA Jobs, how the federal application works, and writing an appropriate resume that specifically targets federal jobs.

There are many reasons to work for the federal government. First, it is hiring, with jobs for virtually every interest in just about every area of the world. Second, the jobs usually pay well and have great benefits including tuition assistance. And, finally, you can make a difference in the lives of Americans.  In the United States there are more than 5,000 current federal job openings. A key- word search on USAJobs, the database for all federal jobs, yielded the following number of jobs for each Walsh College academic major:

  • Business 1,438
  • Business Administration 781
  • Business Management 1,154
  • Accounting 431
  • Finance 281
  • Marketing 184
  • Cyber Security 36
  • IT Leadership 1,150

The application process for federal jobs is very specific and resumes must be tailored to fit the requirements. Help is on the way. 

Career Services will be hosting a workshop featuring two Human Resources specialists from TACOM. They will be presenting useful information on how to write a federal resume that gets noticed and how to effectively navigate the USAJobs system. Whether you are a veteran or civilian, this workshop will be extremely helpful in helping you get your dream job with the federal government.


Volunteers Needed:  Kindergarten Tutoring

Thursday, February 11
Blackwell Institute
9330 Shoemaker
Detroit, MI 
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Register

Volunteers are needed to work with the students in small groups or individually with students.  Carpooling from the Troy campus is available.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik


Trip to San Francisco:  August 7-11, 2016

Information Session

Thursday, February 11
Troy campus, Room 101
6:30 p.m.

Trip

August 7-11, 2016
Single $2,999
Double $2,499 pp
Triple $2,369 pp
More Details

Note:  If book before February 8, there is a $100 discount.  Price includes round trip air from Detroit Metro, air taxes, fees, surcharges, and hotel transfers.  Does not include cancellation waiver and insurance of $100 per person.  Brochures are available in the Student and Alumni Office.

Travel Agent Lisa Mattern is hosting an informational session about the upcoming August 2016 Walsh trip to San Francisco.  The five day, four night trip includes: six meals, incredible sightseeing, and fabulous adventures!  Perched on the edge of the continent, this cultural outpost has always had a free spirit. 

The tour will start with a dinner overlooking the picture-perfect bay on Pier 39, framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and the island of Alcatraz.  Choose from a city tour or a cruise on San Francisco Bay.  Enjoy free time to explore San Francisco’s diverse culinary delights and hop aboard one of its famed cable cars.  Get to know region better with trips to nearby Napa and Monterey.  Ride the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train and take a ride along the beautiful 17-Mile Drive.  In Old Monterey, shop at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck.  From the Twin Peaks to the Seal Rocks to Fisherman’s Wharf, savor all this great American city has to offer.

Questions?  Contact the Alumni Travel Committee Chair, Lisa Mattern at 586-822-5705.


Learn How to Make Better Decisions in the Business World hosted by Student Management Association

Thursday, February 11
Troy Campus, Room 201
5-6 p.m.
Register

Speaker Dr. Sheila Ronis will discuss the business climate in local and global markets can be volatile, complex, and ambiguous. This talk will provide you - the leaders of tomorrow - with critical thinking and a proven tool to make better decisions in the business world.

 

 


Fireside Chat with Trustee Jerry Schafer hosted by MBA Association

Tuesday, February 16
Troy campus
Student Lounge, Fireplace
5-6 p.m.
Register

Our guest speaker provides ample proof that a Walsh College education, personal integrity, and passion for business can accelerate career success. Jerry Schafer, recent corporate Vice President, worldwide development, McDonald's Corporation, is semi-retired and does strategic development consulting for McDonald's in Latin America, Canada, and the U.S. In addition, he is also the current president of the Board of Trustees for the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, N.C.

Jerry earned a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Walsh in 1975. His affinity for Walsh remains strong today. He was appointed to the Walsh College Foundation Board of Directors in 2009, and was elected to the Walsh College Board of Directors for a three-year term in 2014. Jerry grew up on the east side of Detroit and later moved to Eastpointe as part of a working-class family. He began working at a McDonald's six blocks from his house at age 16 to earn what he called "a little pocket change." His hard work was noted and he began a series of increasingly responsible management positions.

When McDonald's leadership sought someone to help oversee operations in the world's fastest-growing market--China and its 1.3 billion people--Jerry was selected. He moved to Hong Kong in 2003 and Shanghai in 2004 with his wife, Brenda, whom he met in South Carolina, where they worked in a McDonald's regional office.

Help us welcome a distinguished alumnus and a true business professional.


"The Team Behind the Team" The Business Side of Basketball hosted by Student Life and Career Services

Wednesday, February 17
Troy campus
4:30- 6 p.m.
Register

Join Walsh alumna Natalie Kosal, Manager of Membership Development, and Elizabeth Godek, Senior Director, Fan & Member Experience, as they share the in's and out's of business in sports. There will be a special networking opportunity at 4:30 p.m. prior to the presentation. Get a first-hand look at the business behind a professional basketball team. Learn how to create unforgettable experiences that create long-lasting memories and drive brand loyalty.


Annual Bowling Fundraiser hosted by American Marketing Association

Saturday, February 20
Five Star Lanes
2666 Metropolitan Parkway
Sterling Heights, MI
Register
Bring $15 with you (cash only)

Network and have fun for a great cause!  The cost includes three games of bowling and shoes.


Casino Night

Friday, March 18
Star Lanes at Emagine Theatre
Royal Oak, MI
6-11 p.m.
VIP $100 | General $50*
Register

The Alumni Association invites you for an exciting evening with gaming on professional tables*, March Madness Tournaments on big screens, cash bar, strolling appetizers, chance to win fabulous prizes, and so much more!

*Note:  These early bird rates good until February 15.  Chips have no cash value.

 

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.


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 new Veteran Room is now completed!  Future meeting dates are yet to be determined.

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