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A Message from the Editor

Learning does not stop once you graduate and are out of the classroom.  It is a lifelong journey.  Even though it has been 12 years since I graduated with my master degree from Walsh, it is important for me to continue expanding my knowledge. 

Learning takes all different forms:  on the job, from other people, webinars, reading books, and attending conferences.  Last week I was privileged to attend a higher education database conference in Denver, Colorado.

Continue reading to learn more about my Denver experience.

Sincerely,



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

 

Featured Stories

Detroit Pride

News

Bookstore Price Matching 
Academic Dates
Scholarships

Events

Student ID Photos
Success Center Technology Demo
Utilizing LinkedIn and Connecting with the Business World Hosted by MBA Association
Student Government Fundraiser
Career Fair Prep Workshops
Troy Campus Open House
Student Speaker Nominations
Wine Gala
Grad Fairs
Career Fair

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

Detroit Pride by Jessica Knapik

We are proud of being a metro Detroit business college.  On Friday, April 15, several of the staff showed their Detroit pride on campus by wearing their favorite sports team gear from head to toe… literally.  There was a lot of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings gear.  One staff member even put on his jersey, skates, and hockey stick for a photo!

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News

Bookstore Price Matching

The campus bookstore now price matches textbooks!  If you find a lower price within seven days of purchase date, they will refund you the difference.  Here are more of the specifics of the program:

  1. The bookstore will match the exact text, same edition and format, including all accompanying materials.  Item needs to be in stock on competitor’s web site at time of request. 
  2. Amazon, Chegg, BN.com are eligible for price matching.  However, online market places and peer-to-peer pricing are not eligible. 
  3. Additional membership discounts and offers are not valid.

Questions?  Contact the Bookstore


Spring Semester

Withdrawal period:  April 15-May 26
Holiday recess:  May 30
Finals:  June 10-16


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.

HighGround

This company offers a $2,000 scholarship for an undergraduate student going towards a business, marketing, and/or HR degree.  Submission requirements include writing an essay and including a resume.  The application is due by August 16.

Oakland County Joan McFern & Steve Fetterman Memorial

Oakland County Local/Steve Fetterman/MI Future Scholarship offers a $2,500 scholarship to a student from Oakland County studying for a career in the independent agency system.  Courses could be in insurance, business, finance, marketing, etc.  Open to entering sophomore, junior or senior beginning September 2016. 

Accounting Students

You can search this web site by state and type of need (merit-based, need-based, etc.).

 

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, May 5, June 2, and July 7
Troy Student Services and Novi/UC administrative offices
5-6 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik


Utilizing LinkedIn and Connecting with the Business World hosted by MBA Association

Tuesday, April 26
Troy campus, Student Success Center
4:30-6 p.m.
Register

Two Career Services staff members will review tactics on ways to best utilize your network and ways to build a professional profile.  At the end of the session, you will also have the opportunity to network with attendees.  Be sure to ask new connections for their business cards and follow up with a LinkedIn invitation after the session. 


Student Government Fundraiser

Thursday, April 28
Zoyo
3067 Rochester Road
Troy, MI
Noon-10 p.m.

Student Government's vision is to increase awareness and participation of student organizations, activities on campus, and networking events. They act as a liaison between you the student and the Walsh administration to address YOUR concerns, suggestions, and improvements.  To continue offering these great programs, SG is hosting a fundraiser.

On April 28, the Troy Zoyo Yogurt will donate 20% of the sales to Student Government!  Treat yourself to some of the best frozen yogurt in town and help provide additional funding to the group.  It’s a win-win for you and Student Government.  When at the register be sure to mention the “Walsh College Student Government fundraiser.” 


Career Fair Prep Workshops

Get all the tips that you need to be successful at the upcoming spring career fair.  If you're interested, please register in the WalshCareerLink.com under "Events."

Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3
Troy campus
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4
Novi campus
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Questions?  Contact Career Services 248-823-1625


Troy Open House

Thursday, May 5
Troy Campus
4-7 p.m.
Register

Have a family member or friend that is looking to attend Walsh?  Let them know about the upcoming Troy Open House!  It is a free event to learn more about Walsh College experience and opportunities, including a tour of the newly renovated campus. In addition, they’ll have the chance to meet with an academic advisor to discuss academic programs and admission requirements. The application fee is waived for attendees.


Student Speaker Nominations Deadline:  May 6

If you finished your degree in March or will be in June 2016, you are eligible to nominate yourself as the commencement student speaker!  We are now accepting nominations through May 6.  If you are in good standing, a dynamic speaker, and have a special story to tell about your Walsh experience – we want to hear from you! 

All nominees will be required to submit an audition videos by May 16.  The pool will be narrowed down to the top candidates for round two and will include a live audition with a panel of judges at the Troy campus.  Submit your name today!  Upon receipt of nomination submission, nominees will be contacted by the marketing department with further instruction.


Wine Gala

Friday, May 6
GM Heritage Center
7 p.m.
Tickets $175
Register

The event will once again celebrate the Kentucky Derby, and Derby attire is encouraged. Guests will enjoy wine tasting, delectable cuisine catered by Forte Belanger, mint juleps, bourbon pie, and full access to the museum. 


Grad Fairs

Wednesday, May 11
Novi Campus
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 12
Troy Campus
4:30-6:30 p.m.

This is the place to be for March and June 2016 candidates!  It is basically a one-stop shop to get everything you need for commencement: cap and gown, guest tickets, class ring, announcements, and so much more.  Caps and gowns and diploma frames purchased during the grad fair are eligible for a 10% discount.


Spring Career Fair

Over 80 employers are expected to be at the spring career fair.  This event is exclusive for Walsh students and alumni.  We recommend that you come well prepared with several copies of your resume, wear professional attire, have your elevator pitch rehearsed and attend a workshop. 

Friday, May 13
Novi campus
1-4 p.m.

Questions?  Contact Career Services 248-823-1625

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