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A Message from the Editor

There are a lot of perks to working here at Walsh... annual picnic, yearly training session, occasional free swag, and so much more.  Recently, the College offered staff an opportunity to take three 45-minute meditation classes.  Being that I tend to over commit myself and take on too much, figured this would be a good idea to sign up!  Just within the first session I found it beneficial and already felt relaxed once I left the classroom.

Continue reading to learn about a free conference!

Sincerely,



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

 

Featured Story

New LinkedIn App
May 2016 LaunchPad News

News

Holiday Hours
Summer Registration
Cap & Gown Ordering
SVO Appoints New Officers
Academic Dates
Scholarships

Events

Student ID Photos
Grad Fairs
Career Fair
ATSO 3rd Annual Birthday Celebration
VIP Registration
FAFSA Workshop
Grand Opening
Travel Thursdays
International Day Hosted by International Student Organization
Movie Night
Commencement
Summer Volunteer Day Hosted by Student Life
Hydrocephalus Association Detroit Walk

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

New LinkedIn App by Brenda Meller

Sitting with my husband Chris Meller in a Starbucks today and helping him to use the new LinkedIn for Students app as he kicks his dream job search into overdrive. We're both finding the new app to be interesting. As an advanced LinkedIn user (and self-proclaimed LinkedIn advocate), I'm helping to guide him through the process. We're both learning a bit as we go. Here are some key takeaways…

1.  The App is Pretty Slick.

It serves up alumni from your alumni from your alma mater, suggests careers (by job title), plus there's a "swipe for extra credit" where you can continue to read suggestions.

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May 2016 LaunchPad News

The LaunchPad team was thrilled with the results of the 2016 "Make It Better" competition!  Over 160 essays and 96 marketing flyers were submitted. That is double the amount received last year!  The competition was open to Michigan high school students, community college students residing in Michigan and Walsh College student and alumni.  During the past few weeks, Walsh College staff has been busy traveling and presenting cash prizes to the winning students from:

  • Troy High School
  • Clarkston High School
  • Lakeview High School
  • East Detroit High School
  • Frankenmuth High School
  • St. Clair Community College

Congratulations to the students that won and thank you to those who submitted entries.

Read More

 

News

Holiday Hours

The College will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and closed May 29-30.  The College is open on Saturday, May 28.  Check this page for more details on building hours.


Summer Registration

The summer registration packet is available and classes are searchable on WebAdvisor. 

Priority registration is open for new, graduating and Veteran students and runs May 16-22.  Regular registration starts 9 a.m. on Monday, May 23.  Classes begin June 27.

Questions?  E-mail Records, Registration, & Veteran Services


Cap & Gown Ordering 

Winter 2016 graduates and spring 2016 candidates are eligible to attend the June 18 commencement ceremony.  If you wish to participate, caps & gowns can be purchased online or in the bookstore.

Questions?  Call the Bookstore 248-823-1343


SVO Appoints New Officers

The Student Veteran Organization has recently appointed new officers. Joshua Findlay will be heading up the organization as President in the months to come. He will be joined by Vice President, Jordan Buckland; Secretary, Kyle Richardson; and Treasurer, Edward Curry.

New members are always welcome.  If you are interested in joining, please complete the inquiry form online. “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WCSVO.


Spring Semester

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

Summer Semester

Priority registration:  May 16-22
Regular registration:  May 23-July 3
Semester begins:  June 27


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.

Slant Marketing

This company is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a student that writes an essay of 1500 words or less, their idea for a promotional experience created by a favorite brand.

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 card can be used as your library card and you'll be eligible for 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, June 2 and July 7
Troy Student Services and Novi/UC administrative offices
5-6 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik

 


 

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


ATSO 3rd Annual Birthday Celebration

Friday, May 13
Troy campus, Frankel lobby
6-8 p.m.
Register

Join the Accounting & Tax Student Organization for food, music, games, and networking!


 

VIP Registration

Tuesday, May 17
Troy, Novi, and UC 
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Register

A great opportunity for new students to learn relevant information and personal guidance.  Activities include:  hands on registration assistance, campus tours, student ID photos, visit the bookstore and more.

Questions?  Call Admissions & Advising at 248-823-1610

 


FAFSA Workshop

Wednesday, May 18
Troy campus, Room 121
4-5:30 p.m.

If you wish to receive aid for next academic year, the FAFSA can be completed online now.  We understand the process can seem daunting and we are here to help you!  During the workshop, a financial aid representative will be available to help you complete the FAFSA form on the spot.  To ensure a smooth application process, please come prepared with:

  1. Visiting the FAFSA web page beforehand.
  2. Bring a list of items listed under "Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply"

This workshop is a walk-in basis and no appointment is necessary.  However, if you can't attend on May 18, call 248-823-1665 to set a meeting date with a financial aid rep.

Questions?  Call Financial Aid at 248-823-1665


Grand Opening

Friday, May 20
Troy campus
6-9 p.m.
FREE
Register

Celebrate the opening and completion of the Troy campus renovation!  This event will feature:  food stations from local restaurants, a hosted bar, full access to the campus, and more.  Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Questions?  Contact Andrea Richards 248-823-1204.


Travel Thursdays

Thursday, May 26
Troy campus, Success Center
4:30-5:30 p.m.

You can travel (virtually) abroad on May 26 to meet a group of Nigerian students!  During this hour long panel discussion they will explain “What’s in a Name?”.  Learn what their name means, how they got it, and how it relates to the different tribes in the country.  There will also an opportunity for Q and A.

Travel Thursdays is open to all, and counts as a Success Center session.  Refreshments will be served.

Questions?  E-mail Liesl Scullen


International Day Hosted by International Student Organization

Thursday, June 2
Troy campus, Courtyard (weather permitting)
4-7 p.m.
Register

A night full of fun, diversity, culture and food.  You will not want to miss one of the College's most exciting and celebrated events!

Questions?  E-mail Liesl Scullen


Movie Night Hosted by Academic Administration

Friday, June 3
Troy campus
Small auditorium, Room 124
7 p.m.
Register

Academic Administration is hosting a Movie Night featuring "The Big Short."  The 2015 movie was based on a non-fiction book about the 2007-08 financial crisis that involved the housing market.  The movie stars include:  Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt.  Popcorn and beverages will be provided!  A question and answer session will follow the movie.


Commencement

Saturday, June 18
Zion Christian Church
3668 Livernois
Troy, MI

March graduates and June candidates are eligible to participate in the June ceremony.  If you'd like to attend, be sure to attend the Grad Fair.  If you can't make the Grad Fair, order your cap and gown online starting May 13 or in the bookstore starting May 16.

Questions?  Call 248-823-1650


Summer Volunteer Day Hosted by Student Life

Saturday, June 25
LifeBUILDERS
20141 Kelly Road
Detroit, MI 48225
9-11 a.m.
Register

Join members of various student organizations as we come together to volunteer for LifeBUILDERS. Their mission is to restore dignity and provide hope to the residents of Regent Park by empowering youth with life skills that will lead to good decisions and a bright future, reclaiming an entire neighborhood from the effects of disinvestment by providing safe, high quality affordable housing, and building a community of shared values, trust and hope for the future, all grounded in the truth of God’s Word. 


Hydrocephalus Association Detroit Walk

Sunday, August 28
Rose Senior Living
Providence Park Hospital
Novi, MI 48038
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register | Event Details

A Walsh student recently learned of a family with a young son that is facing a rare medical condition called hydrocephalus.  This disease is a build-up of fluid in the cavities deep within the brain.  The extra fluid causes pressure and can lead to brain damage.  The young boy was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 6 months and his first brain surgery was in September 2015. 

The student was so touched by the story and found it important to share the story as part of a class project.  The project included writing a blog where she could bring awareness to the Walsh community.  Help support the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) by participating in the 2016 Walk.  The goal of the event is to raise awareness and funds critically needed for research.  There are no fees for participating walkers, however, those who raise $75 or more will receive a free t-shirt.

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