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A Message from the Editor

It is only April, but I'm already thinking about June.  The June 20 commencement ceremony is a little over two months away and we are gearing up for it already.  So much goes into the planning of the ceremony: the invitation mailers, number of eligible students, number of tickets we can give out, cap & gown ordering, seating charts, reading cards, and a TON of work behind the scenes on the day. There are some things you should be working on too.  Even if you’re not graduating yet, I’d suggest you take a few moments to read the tips.  It will be very helpful to avoid unnecessary stressors down the road.

Sincerely,

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

 

Featured Stories

Center for Cybersecurity Leadership Conference
Are You Ready to Meet Employers Face-to-Face?  Written by Liz Gawel
Student Happenings - Spring has Sprung 2015! Written by Mari Pionk

Troy Renovation Update

Troy Campus Access as of March 2015
Department Relocation

Points of Pride

Communication Skills Focus 

News

Summer Leadership with Top Accounting Firms
Academic Dates
Scholarships
Direct Deposit

Events

Spring Registration
Money Smart GeoCache for Cash
Not in My Backyard:  Conquering Human Trafficking in Michigan
High Tech Tours
Top 7 Estate Planning Issues presented by Daniel J. Hoops
Career Fair Prep Workshops
Grad Fairs

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

Center for Cybersecurity Leadership Conference

The College is hosting Brigadier General Michael A. Stone, assistant adjutant general – Army, Michigan National Guard.
 
General Stone is a recognized expert and leader on security topics.  Among several important cybersecurity issues, Stone will address opportunities presented to the state of Michigan as host of one of the first three cyber protection teams (CPT) recently established by the National Guard.  When fully trained, CPT members will be responsible for conducting defensive cyberspace operations, readiness inspections, and vulnerability assessments as well as a variety of other cyber roles and missions.

Stone serves as Michigan’s dual status commander for domestic response situations. He is responsible for Army armories and installations, strategic communications, strategic level cyber, and National Guard employment initiatives.
 
The CCL, one of four Walsh College research centers, was established through collaboration between the Management and Information Technology Departments of Walsh College with strong support from business, military, and government leaders.

Wednesday, April 15
Troy Campus, Room 199
6-7:30 p.m.
Free and open to public
Registration requested


Are You Ready to Meet employers Face-to-Face?

Written by Liz Gawel

As a Career Services professional, I have hosted and attended many Career Fairs, Career Recruiting Events, Networking Occasions, and Interviewing Opportunities. Each and every time there has been one resounding theme heard from employers: Attendees are not prepared!
 
If Career Services had a motto it would echo that of the Boy Scouts: Be Prepared! The result of preparation is undeniable and will make you stand out in a positive way, leaving a great impression with employers.

Here are some things you should do to prepare for Career Events:

Read More


Spring Happenings - Spring Has Sprung 2015!

Written by Mari Pionk

It’s taken awhile for Spring to grace us with its presence… hopefully warmer temperatures, rainy days, and green grass make their way here soon! If you’re a new student, current student, or even an alum, there are plenty of events to look forward to this spring semester. There’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on being a part of the Walsh Pride. Student Life at Walsh College is where you want to be.  Read More

Plus, learn how you can have the opportunity to attend a Fox Detroit Sports Station Tour on Thursday, May 7!

 

Troy Renovation

Troy Campus Access (as of March 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. 
    Note:  Due to very extensive work that needs to be done to the structure, the computer classroom hallway will be closed and labs relocated while it is being remodeled.  Work is slated to start in late March and last through the spring semester.
  • 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.

 

Points of Pride

Communication Skills Focus

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

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 participating 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.


Spring Dates

Last day to register or add: April 9
Last day to drop for 100% tuition refund: April 10
Last day to drop classes/50% tuition refund/FA bookstore purchases: April 16
Withdrawal period: April 17-May 28
Full tuition due: April 20
Second deferred tuition due: May 7
Finals: June 12-18


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.

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

The Michigan Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest will award three $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing an internship in Germnay in 2015.  Eligiblity requirements and application.  Application deadline:  April 30, 2015.


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. 

Events

Spring Registration

Now-April 9
Schedule of Classes

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

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


Money Smart GeoCache for Cash

Be on the lookout for Money Smart Week posters on campus April 18-25.  To play, find the seven posters on campus.  Topics include:  budgeting, credit scores, paychecks, identity theft, car loans, college loans, and debt card transactions.  Scan the QR code on these posters to access quiz questions and submit your answers with an e-mail address.  If you respond to all seven questions correctly, you will be entered to win a $1,000 prize! 


Not in My Backyard:  Conquering Human Trafficking in Michigan sponsored by Metro Detroit Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women

Tuesday, April 28
Troy campus, Room 199
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$25 per person | $10 college students | Free middle and high school students & PTO Reps
Register

Keynote speaker Attorney General Bill Schuettee and moderator Paul W. Smith will speak about the human trafficking issue.  Distinguished panel includes:  Jane White, Exective Director of the Staet of Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, Dan Tewilliager/Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security, Theresa Flores, Founder of S.O.A.P. and author of "The Slave Across the Street" and Edee Franklin, Founder and Executive Director of Sanctum House.


High Tech Tours hosted by Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD)

The Engineering Society of Detroit will be hosting a variety of technology tours in the next upcoming months.  A good opportunity if you’re a technology major.  This is not a Walsh College sponsored event.

Mobility Transformation Center / M City Tour

Thursday, April 23
2:30-3:30 Registration
3-4:00 Tour
University of Michigan
2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor
Register or call 248-353-0735 ext. 222
$25 ESD Members; non-members can join for $75 and attend tour for free (offer is for new, first-time members only)

The University of Michigan (UM) is building M City, a real-world environment simulating cities and highways, to test autonomous and connected vehicle technology. Join ESD for this exclusive, members-only presentation on M City and tour of the test area.
 
Testing new technologies in a realistic off-roadway environment is an essential step before automated vehicles can be deployed safely on roadways. Working with the Michigan Department of Transportation, UM researchers have designed M City, a test center for evaluating the capabilities of connected and automated vehicles and systems.
 
Roadway construction was completed in December, and the facility is expected to be operational in spring 2015, with a formal opening planned for July.

Technology Behind Leader Dogs for the Blind Tour

Thursday, May 14
2:30-3 Registration
3-4:00 p.m. Tour
1039 South Rochester Road
Rochester Hills
Register or call 248-353-0735 ext. 222
$25 ESD Members; non-members can join for $75 and attend tour for free (offer is for new, first-time members only)

Leader Dogs for the Blind has adopted high-tech GPS technology along with its traditional trained dog techniques to give mobility and personal freedom to the visually impaired.
 
On this tour you'll get an overview of how Leader Dogs uses GPS and tablet computing in its program. You'll also tour Leader Dogs' residence center, where clients and their service dogs undergo training  and, weather and conditions permitting, tour the new Leader Dogs Canine Center, now under construction.


Top 7 Estate Planning Issues presented by Daniel J. Hoops

Friday, April 24
Novi Campus
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Free but registration required

These seminars will be held in conjuction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Money Smart Week public awareness campaign.  Free and open to the public.


Career Fair Prep Workshops

Get prepared and ahead of the competition for the Career Fair in May!  Career Services can assist you with all the techniques and skills needed to navigate the fair successfully:  brushing up on your elevator pitch, reviewing your resume, ways to improve interviewing/networking skills, how to dress professionally, and techniques to researching a company.

April 21 & 23
Troy Campus, Room 102
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Register

Wednesday, April 22
Novi Campus, Room 501
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Register

Questions?  Contact Career Services


Grad Fairs

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

Tuesday, May 5
Novi Campus
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Everything you need for the commencement ceremony, all in one place!

  • Purchase your cap & gown and/or diploma frame and receive 10% discount!  (Discount does not apply to doctoral rentals.)
  • Complete your graduation participation form.
  • Receive your guest tickets.
  • Order your class ring from Balfour.
  • Order your graduation announcements.
  • Learn about the Blackstone LaunchPad's entrepreneur resources available.
  • Speak with a WCAA member.
  • Get information about the Career Services department.

Questions? Contact the Bookstore at 248-823-1343.

 

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

2nd Annual Anniversary Party
Friday, April 24

Saturday, May 2
CPA Mock Exam & Talks with Alex Drost
This is your opportunity to take a shortened version of the Uniform CPA Exam.
RSVP before April 25


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.

April 11
Troy Campus, Room 102
1:30-3 p.m
Details

Saturday, April 25
Bowling Meet & Greet

Saturday, May 30
Forgotten Harvest


Information Technology Student Association

1st Friday of each month
Troy Campus
6 p.m.
Details

On Tuesday, April 21, guest speaker Ryan Kane from General Motors will speak about Digital Forensics.  Presentation will be at the Troy campus from 6-8 p.m.


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.

April 20
Troy Campus, Finance Lab
6-8 p.m.
Details

Guest speaker Stephen Carter will discuss financial derivative options.


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

Executive Board Nominations

Election Meeting
Wednesday, March 25
Novi Campus
5 p.m.

All MBA Association executive board positions are now open for nomination.  If you're unable to attend this meeting, email Stephanie Bremenour with your proxy vote. Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, March 15. 


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.

Earth Day

Student Government will be passing out seeds to raise awareness about protecting our planet.  Packets can be found on campus on Wednesday, April 22.


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