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A Message from the Editor

By now I'm sure you've noticed something going on at the Troy campus.  The west side of the building (near Livernois) is under renovation.  The construction project encompasses distinct pavilions with a business-communication focused Student Success Center, a student lounge, welcome center, updated student services/administrative work space, and refreshed look for portions of the existing building.

I've had some experience with project management.  Few things to keep in mind:  be organized, time is of the essence, and be prepared for the unexpected.  As our facilities department and management team are heavily involved with the planning process and working with architects and designers, I'm sure this is ringing especially true for them.  We started the process of packing in the middle of 2014.  Wow!... the progress we've made so far:

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Sincerely,

Jessica Knapik, MSM '04
Database Analyst, Records & Registration

Troy Renovation:  We Want Your Feedback!

The Walsh College Troy Campus is currently undergoing a renovation.  We would like to know your awareness level of the project and opinion of how it will benefit future students.  Please take a short 10-question survey.  All data will be anonymous and will be used as part of a QM 520 project.  Survey will remain open until March 13.  For updates on the construction project, please visit this web page.

Featured Story

Spinach Pancakes Featuring MBA student, Danielle Miller
Summer Leadership Program

Points of Pride

Lifetime Members of WCAA

News

Michigan Tuition Grant Deadline Now March 1
Summer Leadership with Top Accounting Firms
Winter 2015 Lab Schedule
Scholarships
Emergency Alert Notification
WebAdvisor Features
Academic Dates            
Direct Deposit
"Make It Better" Competition for Cash Prizes
Troy Renovation Update (as of 10/28/14)
Department Relocation   

Events

Spring Regular Registration
Certified Professional in Human Resources Exam Prep in partnership with SHRM
Certified Treasury Professional Exam Prep
Entrepreneur-YOU
Casino Night
On Campus Interviews
Spring Career Fair

Student/Alumni/Networking Organization Meetings

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Inforum
International Student Organization (ISO)
Investment Club
MBA Association (WCMBA)
Student Council
Student Government
Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)
Toastmasters
Veteran Room

 

Featured Stories

Spinach Pancakes Featuring MBA Student, Danielle Miller

Written by Mari Pionk

I walked into the cafeteria looking for what I thought an Olympic Trials qualifier might look like. What was that exactly? I’m not sure. Instead, I saw a smiley, wide eyed, blonde haired girl sitting patiently at a table waiting for me. “Are you Dani?” “Sure am,” she replied. Little did I know that the next hour would fly by with a lot of laughs, while she taught me a few things about life.
 
The conversation began with me asking the typical question, “Why Walsh College?” But then things quickly shifted all over the place. I had so many questions to ask her, and she had so much she wanted to tell me. We began talking about life before becoming an Olympic Trials qualifier, life before Walsh, and life at Northwood. “Northwood taught me to have a love for business, this is what has prepared me for life at Walsh.”

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Summer Leadership Programs

Written by Liz Gawel

If you are even considering a career in accounting, this is something you don’t want to miss. Right now some of the top accounting firms who recruit from Walsh College have their upcoming Summer Leadership programs posted with Career Services. These programs are one- or two- day events, geared toward students at the junior level who are interested in a career in accounting. There are a lot of reasons you should consider applying as well as many benefits of being chosen and participating.

Interaction with firm leadership and other client service professionals

This is a great opportunity to meet team members at all levels of the organization. Tours of the offices are usually included so you can get a clear picture of the whole operation. A good fit is important in choosing where you want to work. Experiencing the company culture first-hand is invaluable.

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Points of Pride

WCAA Members for Life

When you graduate, you automatically become lifetime members of the alumni association.  The benefits include access to the library and career services' resources.

Learn more about our Points of Pride.

 

News

Michigan Tuition Grant Deadline Now March 1

Priority consideration for the Michigan Tuition Grant for next year is given to undergraduate students who submit their 2015-2016 FASFA to the federal processor on or before March 1, 2015.  The FAFSA can be completed online and make sure to list Walsh College first.  Our Federal School Code is 004071.  For more information about the Michigan Tuition Grant please contact Student Scholarships and Grants at 888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687). 


Summer Leadership with Top Accounting Firms

Some of our top accounting firms have posted their upcoming Summer Leadership programs with Career Services.  These programs are geared toward students at the junior level who are interested in a career in accounting.  Some of the benefits of being chosen and participarting include:

  • Skill building - leadership, team building and professional development
  • Interaction with firm leadership and other client service professionals
  • Hearing professionals share their stories and offer advice
  • Getting to know the Campus Recruiters
  • Networking with peers from other top accounting programs
  • Working on team projects and make group presentations
  • Participating in student social activities

These summer leadership programs can be a pre-cursor to an internship and/or full time employment.  To be considered, please apply through eRecruiting.

Questions?  Contact Career Services 248-823-1625.


Winter 2015 Lab Schedule

If you know you're going to struggle with a class this semester, we recommend that you utilize one of the labs.  They're a great resource, available for a variety of classes, and best of all it's free!  For schedule and details, please check the schedule.


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.

It is not too early to start thinking about financial aid for next year.  If you plan to attend Walsh College from Fall 2015 to Summer 2016 the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available. Undergraduate students wishing to be considered for a Michigan Tuition Grant from the State of Michigan will want to make sure their 2015-16 FAFSA is received by the federal processor no later than March 1, 2015. We will begin mailing award letters in July.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for undergraduate students who have a passion to succeed – especially in fields of study related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Eligibility requirements and application.   Application deadline:  5 p.m. EST on February 27, 2015.

Scholarship opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Marketing.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  April 15, 2015.

The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in accounting.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  March 31, 2015.

The Adcraft Club of Detroit awards several scholarships to marketing and advertising students from Michigan colleges and universities.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  March 13, 2015.


Emergency Alert Notification

In case of campus weather closures and emergencies, we recommend that you sign up for text messaging/e-mail alerts.  Login to the Portal to set it up today.  Once logged in, click Student Home and "Campus Alert System" image at the top of the page.  It will then ask for your username and Portal password.  At that point, you can submit your cell phone number and/or e-mail address. 


WebAdvisor Features

To access WebAdvisor, login to the Portal, click Student Home, and WebAdvisor for Students.  You can use this tool to register for classes, pay your account, check Financial Aid status, review your program plan, requrest a transcript, and much more.  Login today to discover more!


Winter Dates

Last day to withdraw:  March 3
Finals:  March 18-24
Grades posted:  March 27

Spring Dates

Regular registration:  February 23-April 9
Drop/add period begins:  February 23
Semester begins:  April 3


Direct Deposit

Are you tired of having to go to the bank and cash your refund checks?  Consider using direct deposit instead.  It is now available and easy to set up.  

Questions?  Contact the Business Office at 248-823-1620.


"Make it Better" Competition for Cash Prizes

High School students, community college students along with Walsh College students and alumni, are eligible to apply for a chance to win cash prizes. 


Troy Renovation Update (as of 10/28/14)

Construction has started! Portions of the Troy campus is closed during the renovation and accessing certain areas has changed. For continuous construction updates visit www.walshcollege.edu/TroyRenovation.

  • The temporary entrance for Student Services is in the hallway near Bookstore, which is just past the Blackstone LaunchPad offices.
  • The temporary access to the faculty offices and computer labs is the door just past Student Services.
  • Skylight lounge and nearby hallway is CLOSED.
  • Restrooms near classrooms 114/115 and the boardroom are CLOSED.
  • Livernois (west) entrance door is CLOSED.
  • Both hallways on either side of classrooms 114 and 115 will remain OPEN.


Department Relocation

Due to the renovation, Troy campus student services and other departments have been temporarily relocated. Phone numbers and mailing addresses for all personnel remain the same. Relocated departments include:  

Department New Location
Admissions & Advising Former space of Division of Online Learning
Business Office Receptionist desk
Career Services Former space of Division of Online Learning
Development* Offsite location
Division of Online Learning* Offsite location
Financial Aid Former space of Division of Online Learning
Human Resources* Offsite location
IT Helpdesk Library
Marketing* Offsite location
President's Office* Offsite location
Records & Registration Former space of Division of Online Learning
Testing Center Room 106

*Note: If you need to meet with a staff member from one of these departments, please call to set up an appointment at the Troy campus.  

 

Events

Spring Regular Registration

February 23-April 9
Schedule of Classes

Registration is now in progress.  All outstanding balances must be paid in full prior to registering.

Questions?  Contact Records & Registration 248-823-1660. 


Certified Professional in Human Resources Exam Prep in partnership with SHRM

Protect and advance your HR career.  Earn a nationally-respected 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, seek a promotion, or break into the growing field of human resources, education from a respected source like SHRM can open a variety of doors, regardless of the economic climate.  Weekly classes begin March 11 at the Troy Campus.

Questions?  Contact Jan Hubbard at 248-823-1392.


Certified Treasury Professional Exam Prep

Distinguish yourself as a treasury expert and invest in your professional future.  Enroll in the Walsh College AFP Treasury Learning System™ course to prepare for the CTP® exam.

Walsh College is now offering a Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP) exam preparation course at the Troy campus beginning March 12. This unique classroom-based program is the only one of its kind in Michigan taught with the official AFP Treasury Learning System™.

Questions? Contact Jan Hubbard at 248-823-1392.


Entrepreneur-YOU

Friday, March 20
Troy Campus
Tickets $45
Register

A day of education and resources for Women Entrepreneurs.  Keynote speaker for EYOU4 is Alison Vaughn, CEO, Jackets for Jobs an award-winning entrepreneur, an international speaker, and co-author of the book, Inspired Style.  This sought-after speaker is the founder and CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc., a non-profit organization providing employment etiquette, career skills training, and professional clothes to low-income individuals.  Since opening the doors in 2000, the organization has assisted over 15,000 individuals with employment and has been featured on "The View," the "Today Show," and in Oprah's O Magazine.  Alison received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and graduated from The Women's Campaign School at Yale University, sponsored by Yale Law School.


Casino Night

Friday, March 20
Star Lanes at Emagine Theatre
Royal Oak, Mich.
Special New Year Pricing (limited time offer)
VIP $100 | General admission $50
Register

The Alumni Association invites you to join them at Star Lanes at Emagine Royal Oak for a fun-filled night of gaming on professional tables, March Madness Tournaments on big screens, cash bar, strolling appetizers, the chance to win fabulous prizes, and much more!  Chips have no cash value.  Attire is "trendy nightlife."


On Campus Interviews

A variety of employers will be on campus in February and March for interviews.  Log in to eRecruiting to view and apply for opportunities.

  • Robert Half Accountemps is seeking candidates for a variety of open positions.
  • Rehmann is seeking candidates for Discover Rehmann, a one-day event geared towards students interested in future internship opportunities.
  • UHY is seeking candidates for its Connect Program, a two-day exclusive program that focuses on leadership, team building, and professional development.

Save the Date:  Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, May 13
Novi Campus
1-4:00 p.m.

Student/Alumni Organization Meetings

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.

2nd Friday each month
Troy Campus, Room 199
6-7 p.m.
Details


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.

Troy Campus, Room 102
1:30-3 p.m
Details


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


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.

Troy Campus, Room 115
4:30 p.m.
Details

International Day 2015 Committee Planning Meeting

Thursday, February 26
Troy campus, Room 102
4:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact the ISO


Investment Club

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.

Troy Campus, Finance Lab
6-8 p.m.
Details


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.

Troy Campus, Cafeteria
5:30 p.m.
Details


Student Council

Come and learn about what’s happening with Student Life and the various student organizations on campus.

Tuesday, March 3
Troy Campus, Room 201
5:15-5:45 p.m.
Snacks and giveaways


Student Government

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.

Troy Campus, Room 201
5 p.m.


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.

Moose Winooski's
38 South Main Street
Clawson, Mich.
5-6 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lauren Mileto at 248-823-1210


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


Veteran Room

Veterans, service members, and their families and friends are welcome to visit, study, and relax.  The Veteran Room is currently suspended.  Future dates are yet to be determined during the Troy campus construction.

Questions? Contact Lauren Mileto at 248-823-1210