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A Message from the Editor

Starting the fall semester makes me think about continuous learning.  Even after a semester is complete, learning extends past the classroom. Learning can take place during meetings, a new project at work, and conferences. 
 
 Last week, I presented at a conference called Great Lakes Users’ Group held at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. It is a regional group that discusses one commonality in our industry, which is the database we all use.  Continue reading to find out my top three tips while attending a conference.

Sincerely,



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

 

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News

Academic Dates
Scholarships
New Features for 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)           
Launchpad Member News 
Voter Registration         

Events

Finishing Degrees in Fall
Student ID Photos                 
Student Success Series
LinkedIn for Career Changers and Job Seekers
Writing Wednesdays
Eleanor's Walk for Hope and 5K Run
Volunteers Needed:  Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
Walshpreneur Showcase and Forum
Movie Night hosted by Academic Administration
Facebook for Professionals

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

Top 10 Social Media Tips You Should be Doing by Hali Fortuna

If you use social media often, you know images and videos are popular, especially if there is a viral video.  These get shared more often than text and adds more to a story.  It also makes "for more diverse readership," as Carol Ladwig from the Snoqualmie Valley Record says.

Read more on this story.

 

News

Academic Dates

Fall Semester

Regular registration:  August 15-September 27
Semester begins:  September 21
Last day to register or add:  September 27
Last day for 100% tuition refund:  September 28
Last day to drop classes/50% tuition refund:  October 4
Full tuition due/first deferred payment due/last day to submit employer vouchers: October 5
Second deferred payment due/full tuition due for Financial Aid recipients:  October 31
Withdrawal period:  October 5-November 15
Holiday recess:  November 23-27
Finals:  December 5-10
Grades posted:  December 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.

American Association of University Women

Graduate students can apply for a fellowship or grant.  Funding ranges from $2,000 to $30,000.  A variety of programs are available.


 

New Features for 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you are a financial aid recipient, please note two important changes that are coming to the FAFSA submission process:

  1. The FAFSA can be submitted earlier.
    Starting for the 2017-18 academic year, you will be able to file a FAFSA starting October 1, 2016.  The government made this a permanent change, which will enable you to complete future FAFSA forms starting October 1 every year.
  2. Earlier income information will be requested.
    Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, you will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year.  For example:  On the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than 2016 income information.

Questions?  Contact Financial Aid


 

LaunchPad Member News

Buck Baits

Congratulations to Walsh College LaunchPad member and serial entrepreneur Anthony Majewski, who has created a new holding company and endeavor, Buck Baits, LLC.  This manufacturer specializes in selling a variety of premium hunting related accessories and consumer goods products. One of the specialty products Majewski has created is called Deer Camp Coffee.

As with his other ventures, such as Read with Max, he donates a portion of his proceeds to charities. Hunting education for youth, hunting management and conservation, as well as charitable organizations that assist hunters with disabilities, will receive a portion of the proceeds from each coffee purchase. Deer Camp Coffee can be purchased on their website or on Amazon.


 

Voter Registration

If you plan to vote in the upcoming November presidential election, the voter registration deadline is October 11.  Visit this web site for more details.

Events

Finishing Degrees in Fall

If you are planning to graduate at the end of the fall semester, be sure to complete the graduation application now on WebAdvisor. 


 

Student ID Photos

September 21-22, 26-27
October 6, November 3, and December 1
Troy Student Services and Novi/UC administrative offices
5-6 p.m. 

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 at various discounts in the area.  If you’d like a list of businesses that offer student discounts, contact Jessica Knapik.  Photos are also taken during first Thursday of the month and fall/winter welcome week events.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik  

 

 


Student Success Series

Wednesday, September 28 
Kaufman Financial
“College to Career Transitions:  Dos and Don’ts”

Wednesday October 19
Link Engineering
“How to Fit While Standing Out at a New Job”

Troy campus
Success Center, Room 123
5-6 p.m.
Register

These free presentations for alumni and students provide educational resources relevant to business topics.  Attendees have an excellent opportunity to cultivate meaningful and sustainable relationships with successful business leaders and industry professionals.


LinkedIn for Career Changes and Job Seekers

Tuesday, October 4
1-2 p.m.
More details and register

Do you feel like your career has a hit a dead end and you need to change direction?  Or worse, maybe you have been forced to find another job.  Not many people enjoy job searching, but LinkedIn can help alleviate your stress.  In this one-hour webinar, we will discuss how to use LinkedIn, the largest professional networking site in the world, to take you to the next level in your career.


 

Writing Wednesdays

October 5:  Writing with Style
October 12:  Writing from an IT Manager's Perspective
October 26:  PowerPoint Workshop
November 9:  APA Workshop

Troy campus
Success Center, Room 123
4:30-5:30 p.m.


 

Eleanor's Walk for Hope and 5K Run

Focus: HOPE
Sunday, October 9
1355 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, Mich.
Event Details

10 a.m. 5K run
11 a.m. Entertainment
1 p.m. Walk

You’re invited to gather at Focus: HOPE's campus to celebrate diversity and demonstrate our unity by walking/running through the HOPE Village neighborhood.  The annual event has raised thousands of dollars in an effort to help the nonprofit continue its work towards helping those in need.

By participating in the 2016 WALK, you are supporting numerous programs at Focus: HOPE that includes preparing children to young adults for a successful future, feeding expectant mothers, babies and the elderly, revitalizing our communities, and more.  All that is needed is your presence in Walsh Wear to show solidarity with our longtime partner. You can participate in the Walk or just come for the pre-Walk festivities.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Bradford


Volunteers Needed:  Oktoberfest

Friday, October 14
Troy campus

An event with 300 people takes a lot of work to put together and execute.  We are in need of volunteers to help at Oktoberfest.  Shifts are available in two-hour increments.  Volunteers will also be given break time to enjoy the event.  Tasks include:  set/clean up, food delivery, table cleaners, door checker, and more.  Volunteering is an excellent way to network with fellow students, alumni, staff and faculty.  If you're interested, please complete the event registration form online and check the appropriate volunteer buttons.

Questions?  Contact MiVida Burrus 248-823-1298.


 

Oktoberfest

Friday, October 14
Troy campus
Rooms 111-113
6-9 p.m.

Mark your calendar for the fifth annual Oktoberfest!  It will be held Friday, October 14 at the Troy campus from 6-9 p.m.  The event features: beer, wine, food, music, raffle drawing, networking, and much more.  A variety of great prizes will be raffled, including an overnight stay at the Bavarian Inn.  A value of over $200!  Funds raised will go to support Student Life programming and activities.

This is always a very popular event with over 300 attendees and surely not to be missed.  Best of all it's free!  If you're interested in attending or volunteering, complete the registration form.  Sponsorship is available starting as low as $100!  Contact Jessica Knapik for details.


 

Save the Date:  Walshpreneur Showcase and Forum

Thursday, October 27
Troy campus
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration required

Walsh College President and CEO Stephanie Bergeron and the College LaunchPad Team are excited to showcase our entrepreneurs, as well as our new Success Center and surrounding areas.  The format has been changed a bit this year, which will include Q&A sessions with startup companies, a fireside chat with an entrepreneur that has written a book, a chance to hear an elevator pitch by an upcoming Entrepreneur-YOU business plan competitor, as well as other interactive activities.  The formal presentation and breakout sessions will begin at 5:15 p.m.


 

Movie Night hosted by Academic Administration

Friday, November 4
Troy campus, Small Auditorium, Room 124
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Movie starts 7:00 p.m.
Register by October 27

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to attend a showing of the movie “Too Big to Fail.”  Popcorn and beverages will be provided.  A Q&A session will follow the movie.


Facebook for Professionals

Tuesday, November 8
1-2 p.m.
Details and register

The social media tool is a huge part of our social culture with over 1.5 billion active users worldwide.  How can we use it as a professional tool?  In this one-hour webinar, we will discuss how to use Facebook to create and maintain a professional image and grow professionally.​

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