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A Message from the Editor

We often hear that a picture tells a thousand words.  It is so true.  During the last few months I've been taking photos of our construction journey.  It's similar to building a house.  Someone can verbally describe what they went through with a renovation or construction project.  But seeing the photos with your own eyes tells the complete story.  Keep reading to see new photos of the Troy renovation project.

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Sincerely,

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

 

Featured Stories

Walsh Career Link

Troy Renovation Update

Troy Campus Access as of July 2015
Department Relocation
Moving Forward June 2015 Update
Our Progress:  Video of Past Year

Points of Pride

Communication skills emphasis 

News

Independence Day Holiday Hours
Building Hours: July 17 & 31
Troy Road Construction
Business Office Hours
Direct Deposit
Academic Dates
Financial Aid Award Letters
Scholarships
Managing Your Student Loans
Nominate Your Favorite Family Business
LaunchPad News
LaunchPad Entrepreneurs
LaunchPad Businesses

Events

Summer Registration
AMA Presents the 2015 Students vs. Faculty/Staff Softball Game
Student Life Leadership Workshop
Save the Date:  Career Fair
Save the Date:  Oktoberfest

Student Discounts

Follow the Student Life Facebook page for discount announcements.  For a complete list, contact Jessica Knapik.

Student/Alumni/Networking Organization Meetings

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

 

Featured Stories

"Walsh Career Link" Can Help with Your Job Search

Written by Liz Gawel

In case you haven’t heard, Career Services has switched to a new job and resume posting system. In mid-May we made the change from eRecruiting by Experience to WalshCareerLink.com by Symplicity. After a few bumps and potholes during the transition week, WalshCareerLink.com is now up and running smoothly! Here is a little more information for you:

What is WalshCareerLink.com?

WalshCareerLink.com is an online job and resume posting system powered by Symplicity. It is available 24/7 for use by current students and degreed alumni of Walsh College and is open to employers who wish to post positions to Walsh College. There are links to WalshCareerLink.com on Walsh College Career Services’ web pages and in the portal, or you can access the system directly at WalshCareerLink.com.

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Troy Renovation

Troy Campus Access (as of July 2015)

Portions of the Troy campus is closed during the renovation and accessing certain areas has changed. Visit the Troy Renovation web page for regular construction updates.

  • 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 are OPEN.
  • The Frankel Lobby/restrooms and classrooms 111-113 are CLOSED for the summer semester. 
    Note:  Business Office has been relocated to the Faculty Office service counter.  A greeter is in the Barry Center Lobby.  Evening administrators are available in the Barry Center lobby and cafeteria.  Troy campus restrooms will still be available on the first and second floor of the Barry Center.

    A temporary construction hallway was built between the Barry Center connector extending to the Finance lab.  This is to ensure your safety for entry to the Finance lab, rooms 101-110, bookstore, student services, and remainder of the accessible west side of the campus.


 

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 Faculty Office service counter
Career Services Former space of Division of Online Learning
Development* Offsite location
Division of Online Learning* Offsite location
Evening Administrator Desk Cafeteria
Financial Aid Former space of Division of Online Learning
Human Resources* Offsite location
IT Helpdesk Library
Marketing* Offsite location
President's Office* Offsite location
Receptionist/Greeter Barry Center Lobby
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.


Our Progress:  Video of Past Year

You'd be amazed by the progress we've made in just under a year!  Take a look at the video for a collage of photos.

 

 

Points of Pride

Communication skills emphasis

Walsh believes success in the business world comes not only from a person's technical ability, but the way one communicates and interacts with others.  Learn more about our Points of Pride.

 

News

Independence Day Holiday Hours

The College will be closed July 3-5.  For more information, visit the building hours web page.


Building Hours: July 17 & 31

The College will be closed Friday, July 17 for staff in-service training and Friday, July 31 for a team building event.

Visit the building hours web page for current campus hours.


Troy Road Construction

The City of Troy will be doing some road construction the next few weeks on Big Beaver.  For more details, please visit the Troy road construction web page.


Business Office Hours

The Business Office recently changed its hours.  The office encourages you to submit payments online via WebAdvisor.  If you stop by after business hours, feel free to use the drop box for checks.  (Note:  cash and credit cards will not be accepted via drop box.)

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday  9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday  8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed daily from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Questions?  Contact the Business Office 248-823-1620


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.  


 

Summer Dates

Regular registration:  May 18-July 2
Last day for 100% tuition refund:  July 3
Last day to drop classes/50% tuition refund:  July 9
Withdrawal period:  July 10-August 20
First payment due/first deferred payment due:  July 13
Second deferred payment due/full tuition due for FA recipients:  August 6
Finals:  September 8-14
Grades posted:  September 17


Financial Aid Award Letters

Award letters for the 2015-2016 academic year (fall 2015 – summer 2016) will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service by the end of July. If you have not already done so and you wish to be considered for financial aid, be sure to complete the 2015–2016 FAFSA.

In addition to completing the FAFSA, you will receive a request for additional information if more information is needed from you before your financial aid eligibility can be determined. It is important that you respond to any request for additional information upon receipt.

Questions? E-mail finaid@walshcollege.edu or call 248-823-1665


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.

Remote DBA, a leading provider of remote dba services, will award a scholarship of $3,500 to an outstanding college student pursuing studies in computer science or computer engineering with an interest in the fields of database administration or data science.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  July 1, 2015

Tungsten Rings & Co. is offering a $1,000 scholarship award to the applicant with the most thought provoking and well-written application.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  October 15, 2015.

The American Red Cross is giving away $14,000 in scholarships.  To qualify for a scholarship drawing, students should be between the ages of 16 and 24 and hold a lifesaving blood drive between June 1 and August 31, 2015.  Eligibility requirements and application.


Managing Your Student Loans

If you have a federal student loan, you are welcome to join a webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Education.  It is free and topic will be about student loan repayment.

Thursday, June 25
5-6 p.m.
Details and Register 


Nominate your Favorite Family Business

Walsh College is proud to announce the Succession Success Award, a new recognition for family owned and operated businesses. The Walsh College Leadership Center, in partnership with DKSS CPAs + Advisors, is presenting this award through the Best of Michigan Business awards program. Nominations can be submitted until August 20, 2015. The Succession Success Award honors family businesses that have successfully transitioned leadership and ownership from one generation to the next.  Read More

 


LaunchPad News

LaunchPad has a new logo and name.  We are now known as Walsh College LaunchPad!  Name change only, services remain the same.   Walsh College LaunchPad has assisted nearly 300 Walsh students or alumni who have wanted to explore entrepreneurship as a career choice.


LaunchPad Entrepreneurs

Walsh College LaunchPad member and Alumnia Julie Andreae, co-founder of Secure Beginnings, has advanced to the next round of consideration to ultimately appear on ABC's Shark Tank, and Secure Beginnings sales have tripled in the past few months!  More details about her success can be found in the dbusiness article.  Learn more about Secure Beginnings’ products.


LaunchPad Businesses

Searching for a unique gift for a special graduate?  Consider supporting some of our Walsh LaunchPad entrepreneurs by visiting their websites/businesses for a variety of gift ideas, and best of all, you can be shopping from the comforts of your home or office:  325BLVD, Motor City Brew Tours, Other Fun Stuff!Picasso’s GrapevineRuma Organics, and The Garden Hoard.

Events

Summer Registration

Regular registration is in progress until Thursday, July 2.  Check the registration packet for course offerings.  Balances must be paid in full prior to registering.

Questions?  Contact Records & Registration 248-823-1660


AMA Presents the 2015 Students vs. Faculty/Staff Softball Game

Join the American Marketing Association, students, faculty and staff as they bat it out on the field! Concessions will be available for purchase. Spectators are encouraged. Registration is FREE and no experience is necessary.

Saturday, July 11
Jaycee Park, Field 2
1755 East Long Lake Road
Troy, MI  48083
Register


Save the Date:  Career Fair

Wednesday, September 16
Troy Campus
1-4 p.m.


Student Life Leadership Workshop

Join members and non-members of Student Life as we celebrate the life of the college, and learn about leadership on and off campus. Featuring guest speaker and Walsh Professor, Dr. Lee Meadows. Registration will open in August.

Friday, September 18
Troy Campus
9 a.m.-noon


Save the Date:  Oktoberfest

This is an event surely not to be missed!  Mark your calendar.  More details and registration coming soon.

Friday, October 16
Troy campus
6-9 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


Information Technology Student Association

1st Friday of each month
Troy Campus
6 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.

3rd Thursday of the month
Novi Campus
Noon
Details 

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, July 7
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 Veteran Services


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 Veteran Services