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I love writing.  Besides basic sentence structure and grammar, it can be pretty subjective as to whether people think you are a good writer or not.  I recall taking two composition classes in my undergraduate studies, levels one and two. Continue reading about my past experience in the classroom and our Wednesday Writing Workshops available here at Walsh.   

 

Featured Story

New Year. New Beginnings. by Jessica Knapik

Club Spotlight

MBA Association's Tax Tips

News

Formal Complaint Policy
Academic Dates
Scholarships
LaunchPad News

Events

Student ID Photos
Writing Wednesday Workshops
Lunch and Learn:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Success Series:  How to Get Hired, A Recruiter's Perspective
Tax Tips:  Claiming Your Educational Expenses
New Year, New Resume Webinar
Internship Connection Workshops
Save the Date:  4th Annual Internship Connection

Student Organizations within Student Life

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)
Delta Mu Delta
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
Walsh College American Marketing Association (WCAMA)

Networking Groups

Inforum
Toastmasters

 

Featured Story

New Year. New Beginnings.

Written by Jessica Knapik

A new year usually means resolutions and new beginnings.  Sometimes it's related to getting more active, eating healthier, or making other life changes.  If you are planning to make some big career changes in the following year, there are a lot of free resources available at Walsh.

Read more on this story. 

Club Spotlight

MBA Association's Tax Tips

The MBA Association is dedicated to helping you gain professional experience, networking skills, and business connections.  This year, the group would like to become involved in hands-on projects where members can meaningfully and creatively apply their knowledge, skills and abilities directly to companies, non-profits and communities. 

The organization will be hosting a Tax Tips presentation on Thursday, January 19.  The session will cover benefits you can get as a student: the American Tax Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, tuition and fees deduction, scholarship income, loan interest deduction, and more.  Register online today.

If you are involved in a student club and would like your organization to be featured, send Jessica Knapik an e-mail.

News

Formal Complaint Policy

If you have a concern that you'd like to address with the College, you now have an opportunity to submit your concerns via a form.  Please first read the policy procedure before submitting the complaint form

Note: Staff, faculty and visitors are excluded from this policy.


Academic Dates

Winter Semester

Last day to register or add classes:  January 10
Last day for 100% tuition refund:  January 11
Last day to drop for 50% tuition refund:  January 17
Withdrawal period:  January 18-February 28
Full tuition due/First deferred payment due/last day to submit employer vouchers:  January 18
Second deferred payment due/full tuition due for Financial Aid recipients:  February 9
Holiday recess:  January 16
Finals:  March 15-21
Grades posted:  March 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. 

Crain's Detroit offers a $2,000 scholarship to an undergraduate business student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation, proven active member in the community, and has financial need.

SeniorAdvice.com and SeniorHomes offer a $1,000 scholarship to a student who have been an adult caregiver for a relative.  Open to students attending a college or university in the spring 2017.

Study Soup offers a $1,000 scholarship to a undergraduate or graduate female student that plans to go into computer science and/or computer programming.


LaunchPad News

The Traveling Pants Company

Deidra Hogue, the third-place winner for the 2016 Entrepreneur-You Dolphin Tank competition, has moved her business into a brick and mortar retail called, The North End Collective.  The new site is located in the New Center area.  The grand opening will take place later this month.  Her mobile fashion boutique truck is still available for private parties and events.

Save the Date Women's Entrepreneurship Conference

March 15, 2017
Troy campus, Barry Center
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Register

 

Events

Student ID Photos

February 2, March 2
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 for 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. 


Writing Wednesday Workshops

If you struggle with writing, citing, and presenting, consider attending a Writing Wednesday workshop.  Sessions are free for students.  The January 11 workshop will focus on writing with style and opportunity to review the Style Guide to avoid common errors.

January 25:  APA Format
February 1:  Clear, Concise, and Precise
February 8:  PowerPoint Basics
March 1:  APA Format

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


Lunch and Learn:  Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Diversity and Inclusion committee is celebrating the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and national holiday.  Michael Geeter will be presenting a live oration of the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.  There will also be a lively and interactive session on civil rights.  You are welcome to bring your lunch during this Lunch and Learn session.  Beverages and desserts will be provided.

Monday, January 16
Troy campus, room 124
Noon-1 p.m.
Register  


Success Series:  How to Get Hired, A Recruiter's Perspective

This presentation will feature guest speaker Paul Haynes, who is an executive recruiter at Randstad Professionals.  From resume to interviews, learn what top local companies are looking for in candidates. 

Wednesday, January 18
Troy campus
Success Center, Room 123
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration required


Tax Tips: Claiming Your Educational Expenses

Guest speaker, Christine McCoy, CPA, is a tax manager at Partyka & Company, P.C., a Walsh alumna, and alumni association treasurer.  Learn about the American Opportunity Tax Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, tuition and fees deduction, scholarship income, and loan interest deduction.

Thursday, January 19
Troy campus
Success Center, Room 123
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration required 


Tax Training for Volunteering with Accounting Aid Society

The Accounting Aid Society provides free income tax preparation services for low and middle-income households in southeast Michigan.  As a Walsh student, you have an opportunity to help struggling families with preparing their taxes.  If you’d like to volunteer, we ask that you attend a free training session.  Following the January 21 session, you will become an IRS-Certified Volunteer Tax Preparer.  Volunteers are allowed to select a location/time available to prepare the taxes, but asked that you serve 24 hours anytime between January and April.  All students are welcome!

Saturday, January 21
Troy campus, Room 199
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Register


New Year, New Resume Webinar

Whether you’re actively looking for a job or just want to keep your options open in case that “dream job” comes along, having a strong, relevant resume is a crucial tool for any professional.  This webinar will cover how to create a resume that is visually appealing, has strong content, and is Applicant Tracking System (ATS) friendly.

Thursday, January 26
12:30 p.m.
Register


Internship Connection Workshops

If you are considering attending the February 8 Internship Connection event, plan on attending one of the preparation workshops.  The workshop will include helpful information on how to create a winning résumé, develop a 60-second sell, ways to answer interview questions professionally, and how to network with ease.

Tuesday, January 31
Troy campus, Room 123
4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Details

Wednesday, Jan. 25
Novi campus, Room 501
4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Details


The MBA Experience

Tuesday, February 7
Troy campus
6-7 p.m.
Register

Tuesday, March 14
Novi campus
6-7 p.m.
Register

If you or someone you know is interested in earning a Walsh MBA, consider attending an informational session about the experience.  Topics covered will include:

  • ​Structure your thinking
  • Develop strategic insight and judgment
  • Develop leadership and managerial skills
  • Network with faculty and peers while learning the importance of teamwork
  • Take action on ideas, problem-solving methods, and experiences shared in the classroom

Save the Date:  4th Annual Internship Connection

Troy Campus
Wednesday, February 8
4:00–6:00 p.m.
 
Internships provide valuable work experience, opportunity to use your classroom knowledge in real-world settings, and expand your network of professional contacts.  The Internship Connection offers you an opportunity to network with 50 employers from a variety of fields.  You will have a chance to have face-to-face contact with company representatives.  It is a perfect time ask questions and exchange information about internship positions.  A list of registered employers will be online and will be updated as new registrations come in.  Light refreshments will be provided. Business attire is recommended.

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.


Delta Mu Delta

This is a national honor society in Business Administration.  Membership is by invitation only.  Four times a year, qualifying students are mailed an application to join.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in special invitation only graduation celebrations and community service activities.


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


 

Walsh College American Marketing Association (WCAMA)

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 can lead to a dynamic and impactful career in marketing.

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