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A Message from the Editor

It's September and that means back to school... shopping for kids clothing, getting school supplies, organizing binders/folders, scheduling haircuts, purchasing new backpacks, and so much more.  Besides your kids, you should also be preparing for back to school!  There are a few key things you'll want to include on your check list.  Keep reading to find out what should be on the list.

Sincerely,

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

 

Featured Stories

Tutoring Fund Helps Students Find Success
Free Resource to Guide Successful Careers

Troy Renovation Update

Troy Campus Access as of August 13, 2015
Department Relocation
Moving Forward August 2015 Update

Points of Pride

Leading All-Business College  

News

Labor Day Holiday Building Hours
Troy Road Construction
What are the Kiosks?
NEW!  On Campus Wireless Printing with PaperCut
Student Org Elections
Student Government Elections
AMA Elections
Direct Deposit
New Business Office Hours
Academic Dates
Scholarships
Launchpad News:  Five Year Anniversary

Events

Interview Prep Workshops for On-Campus Recruiting
Career Fair Prep Workshops
Fall Priority Registration
Student Life Leadership Workshop
Fall Welcome Week
Student ID Photos
Success Series hosted by Student Life & Career Services
Save the Date:  Career Fair
Save the Date:  Oktoberfest
Fifth Annual Walshpreneur Fair

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

Tutoring Fund Helps Students Find Success

Written by Adam Anderson

At Walsh College, our greatest priority is helping students achieve academic success. There are many factors that determine that success.

For some students, coursework comes naturally; for others, it can be demanding. When presented with challenging material, many students seek additional help through one-on-one tutoring.

The personal attention these students receive can be a critical factor in their overall education. It may be the difference between a successful learning experience and a failure.  Read More


Free Resource to Guide Successful Careers

Written by Brenda Paine

The job market is becoming increasingly dynamic. Those about to enter or currently in the workforce can anticipate having 15-20 jobs before retiring - and each one will require a unique set of talents, knowledge base, credentials, and connections. This complex new reality makes it more important than ever to gather all of the education, training, experiences, and contacts possible to drive success.

Read More

Troy Renovation

Troy Campus Access (as of August 13, 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.
  • The hallway between classrooms 114 and 115 is CLOSED.
  • 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
Leadership Center* Offsite location 
Marketing* Offsite location
President's Office* Offsite location
Professional Development* 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.  

 

Points of Pride

Leading All-Business College

We balance the campus experience with the business experience offered by exceptional partners.  Learn more about our Points of Pride.

 

News

Labor Day Holiday Building Hours

Troy CLOSED September 4, 6-7 
Troy OPEN Saturday, September 5
Novi/UC CLOSED September 4-7

For more details on hours, visit this web page.


Troy Road Construction

The City of Troy is undergoing construction on various roads.  Wattles between Rochester and Coolidge Roads is undergoing pavement resurfacing until the end of October.  For more details, please visit the Troy road construction web page.


What are the Kiosks?

These computer stations are located near the student services at the Troy and Novi campuses.  They are designed for your convenience if you need to complete College-related business in a secure environment.  You can access items such as:  PIN reset, admission application, and WebAdvisor, and make electronic payments if the Business Office is closed.

Note:  For your security, the kiosks are locked down to just WebAdvisor and College related web forms. 

 


NEW!  On Campus Wireless Printing with PaperCut

The College recently launched a new campus wireless printing service through PaperCut.  This gives you the ability to print your homework and class projects from your personal laptop at the Troy and Novi campuses. Currently only black/white printouts can be printed via your laptop.  Additional capabilities include:  checking your balance, reviewing past print jobs, sending funds to fellow students using their username, and more.
 
How do I print?

  1. Visit www.walshcollege.edu/papercut
  2. Login with username and password
  3. Select Web Print and Submit a Job
  4. Select a printer name/campus
  5. Follow the prompts

Note:   Currently handheld mobile device printing is not fully supported and certain documents may not print from iOS and Android platforms.   If you are printing documents that contain personal and sensitive information, stand by the printer as it is processing.  We are not responsible for missing or lost documents.  This feature is intended for on-campus use only.  Each semester $20 is deposited into your PaperCut account.

Questions?  Contact the Helpdesk 248-823-1350


Student Org Elections

'Tis the season for elections!  Learn about all the Walsh student organizations holding elections.


Student Government Elections

Voting is now open for your new Student Government Association Board.  Take a look at their bios and VOTE.  These students represent you and every vote counts.  The polls close September 1.  Spread the word and your #WalshPride!


AMA Elections

The American Marketing Association is holding elections at their September 12 meeting.  For position descriptions or more information e-mail the organization.  Various leadership positions are open.

Saturday, September 12
Troy Campus
Noon


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


New Business Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fridays 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


Summer Semester

Labor Day recess:  September 7
Finals:  September 8-14
Grades posted:  September 17

Fall Semester

Semester begins:  September 23
Last day to drop for 100% refund:  September 30
Last day to drop/50% refund/Financial Aid bookstore purchases:  October 6
Withdrawal period:  October 7-November 17
First payment due/first deferred payment due:  October 7
Second deferred payment due/full tuition due for FA recipients:  October 29
Thanksgiving recess:  November 25-29
Finals:  December 7-12


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.

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.


Launchpad News:  Five Year Anniversary

Walsh College LaunchPad will soon celebrate its five-year anniversary.  Since opening in September 2010, more than 500 Walsh students and alumni have become members.  Over 300 have submitted a business idea and met with the LaunchPad advisors. 

Walsh College alumus, Zoran Ploscar is a current LaunchPad member with a successful business.   Zoran Ploscar has gone back to basics and it’s working.  Since opening Trillium Facility Solutions in January of 2014, his facilities management company has employed more than 150 contractors, expanded operations to include more than 17 states and became immediately profitable day one.

“Every customer has been acquired through a cold call,” said Ploscar, who emphasizes that communication, follow-through and consistency are the building blocks for developing the trust necessary to retain and grow a solid customer base.  In 2013, Zoran met with Walsh College LaunchPad Director Carol Glynn.  “I knew I needed someone other than my wife to review my business plan. Carol was a real good sounding board for getting my business going. She helped me think through strategy, presented ideas for going after vertical markets, brainstormed ideas and gave me the encouragement to become successful,” said Ploscar. “Being an entrepreneur can sometimes be lonely and I needed someone to keep me on task.”   The entrepreneur’s success has allowed him to fulfill his dream of effecting missionary work as he contributes one percent of every company deposit to efforts in Peru.  

Events

Interview Prep Workshops for On-Campus Recruiting

Career Services will be offering workshops to help guide you through the fall On Campus Recruiting season. Attendance at one of the OCR/Interview Workshops OR a Career Advisor Appointment is REQUIRED to participate in OCR. The workshops will be held at the Troy and Novi campuses in August.


Career Fair Prep Workshops

If you will be going to the September 16 Troy campus Career Fair, plan to also attend a workshop.   Details will cover: what it takes to create a winning resume, develop a 60- second sell, answer interview questions like a pro, and network with ease. The workshops will be held at the Troy and Novi campuses in August.


Fall  Registration

Registration is now in progress.  For a listing of offering check the schedule of classes.  Balances must be paid in full prior to registering.

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


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. The workshop features guest speaker and Walsh Professor, Dr. Lee Meadows. Registration will open in August.

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


Fall Welcome Week

Student Life invites you to celebrate the beginning of the semester!  Learn more about the various resources you have available at the College.  Plus, network with students, staff, and student organizations.  A variety of great giveaways will be available, including an ice cream social!

Note:  Prizes are while supplies last.  Participation in activities may be required for prize eligibility.  Giveaways and club/department representation may vary at campuses.

September 23-24 and 28-29
Troy, Novi and UC
5-6 p.m.
FREE

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik 


Success Series hosted by Student Life & Career Services

This series offers students, and alumni educational resources and information relevant to business topics, while cultivating meaningful and sustainable relationships. Those relationships stem from learning and meeting with successful business leaders and industry professionals who can help you build your network, and personal brand.

This series is aimed at enhancing life at Walsh College inside and outside of the classroom, by connecting students and alumni on an intimate and professional level.

Wednesday, September 30
Ethics & Your Personal Brand
Troy campus, Room 199
5-6 p.m.
Register

October 29
Marketing, Selling and Customer Service
Troy campus, Room 199
5-6 p.m.
Register

November 12
Backpacks to Briefcases:  Making the transition from the classroom to the boardroom
Troy campus, Room 199
5-6 p.m.
Register


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, October 1 and November 5
Troy Records Office and Novi/UC administrative offices
5-6 p.m.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik


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.


Fifth Annual Walshpreneur Fair

Join President Stephanie Bergeron and the LaunchPad Team as we celebrate our five year anniversary at the Walshpreneur Fair.  We’re excited to announce that Jack Aronson, Founder and John Latella, COO of Garden Fresh Salsa are the keynote speakers.  They are ager to share their incredible entrepreneurial journey.  This is a fun, informative, interactive and free event. 

Monday, November 16
5-7 p.m.
Register

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.

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