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A Message from the Editor

This week, there is a good chance that you will be doing grocery shopping, preparing a large meal, and gathering with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving.  The holiday is a good time to reflect on our blessings and think of those in need.  You can make a quick, easy and positive impact on a fellow classmate who is in need of a little help.  It is as easy as donating a few dollars to our Giving Tuesday campaign.  Continue reading to learn more how you can make a huge difference.

 

Sincerely,



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

 

Featured Story

Winter 2017 Semester by Jessica Knapik
12 Social Media Tips

News

Holiday Hours
Academic Dates
Winter Registration
We Want Your Feedback:  Student Survey
Student Speaker and Flag Bearer Nominations
Scholarships
LaunchPad News

Events

Student ID Photos    
Support your Classmates by Participating in Giving Tuesday:  Now-December 2      
Professional Clothing Drive & Free Clothing Shop
Veteran Collection Drive:  Honoring Our Nation's Heroes
Cap & Gown Purchases
Welcome Week

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

Winter 2017 Semester

Written by Jessica Knapik

I am sure you're probably thinking about Turkey Day and the start of the holiday shopping season, but don't forget that this week is also the start of registration for the winter semester.

Read more on this story.


12 Social Media Tips

Written by Brenda Meller

This semester, my final class in the MSMKT degree is MKT 541: Public Relations Strategies by Dr. Linda Hagan. One of our class assignments was to create a blog about social media for public relations professionals. My role heavily involves social media and I also have a personal interest in the topic. Here are 12 tips on social media use for public relations professionals, or for anyone in the field of marketing. 

Read more on this story.

News

Holiday Hours

The College will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving weekend.  We will re-open for business on Monday, November 28.  Have a safe holiday weekend!

 


Academic Dates

Fall Semester

Finals:  December 5-10
Grades posted:  December 14

Winter Semester

Semester Begins:  January 4
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


 

Winter Registration

The winter 2017 registration packet is available online.  For a complete list of class offerings, please view the schedule on WebAdvisor

Priority Registration:  Nov. 21-27

Priority registration starts at 9 a.m. Monday, November 21.  It is open for new, graduating, and veteran students.  If you are completing your degree in March, please submit your graduation application on WebAdvisor.  If you are a veteran and have not been coded in the system, contact Patrick Forystek to ensure eligibility. 

Regular Registration:  Nov. 28-Jan. 10

All students can register for winter starting 9 a.m. Monday, November 28. 

Questions?  Contact Records, Registration, & Veteran Services


We Want Your Feedback:  Student Survey

In an effort to learn about your satisfaction, Walsh conducts an annual survey.  The College uses a national online instrument through Noel-Levitz, a leading education firm.  If you have been enrolled for more than one semester, you will receive an invitation to participate in the survey.  Check your academic e-mail account for details.  Based on past survey results, the College has made the following improvements:

Questions?  E-mail Renee Kreun


Student Speaker and Flag Bearer Nominations

Students participating in the January 2017 ceremony can nominate themselves to be a student speaker or flag bearer at commencement. 

Student speakers need to submit an audition tape and top candidates will audition in front of a panel at the Troy campus.  One student will be selected. 

Flag bearers carry country flags into the auditorium prior to the ceremony.  Submit your nomination online by early December.


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.


 

LaunchPad News 

Third Place Winner at Entrepreneur-You

Congratulations to Deidra Hogue, owner of The Traveling Pants Company, LLC!  She won $2,500 and placed third for the Entrepreneur-You Business Plan and Pitch competition.  During the past few months, Hogue has been meeting wit the Launchpad team to finalize her business plan and prepare a three-minute elevator pitch.  Her perseverance and dedication paid off!  Read more about Hogue and other winners in Crain's Detroit Business.

Winner for Best of MichBusiness in Manufacturing Inspiration

Congratulations to Julie Andreae, co-founder of Secure Beginnings.  She won the 2016 Manufacturing Inspiration category for Best of MichBusiness.  She will be honored at an awards banquet in December at the MGM Grand Hotel.

Also, together with her sister, Dr. Margie Andreae, a pediatrician, are proud to announce that after rigorous testing, the company’s air permeable crib mattress exceeds all the safety standards described in the guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Safe Sleep.  It is the preferred crib mattress for any parent whothat has an infant prone to rolling.  The official press release can be found here.

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

December 1, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik  

 


 

Support Your Classmates by Participating in Giving Tuesday:  Now-December 2

The College is committed to giving all Walsh students an equal opportunity to earn a business degree.  Most of our student population juggle several responsibilities.  Balancing family priorities and a full-time career, all while attending classes and working towards their degree.  Money can be tight when unexpected obstacles arise.  Walsh tries to do everything possible help those of you in need.

The holiday season is quickly approaching.  It is a time to reflect and think of those less fortunate.  Giving Tuesday was a day started to remind the community to think of those in need and support their favorite non-profit organizations.  Walsh is hosting an online giving campaign to financially support our students that are in need.

A little can go a long way to help a student who has had a major, unexpected life-changing event.  Listen to this recent graduate's personal story of how she was able to continue her education by being a recipient of the Hardship Fund.

Contributions can be as little as $5 to help someone who is in a similar case like her or possibly one of your fellow classmates in need.  Funds raised will go toward the Student Hardship Fund*.  We encourage you to donate today!

*More about the Hardship Fund

If you are a student who has an unexpected, life-changing event such as the loss of a job, death of immediate family member or other financial crisis, you may qualify for the Hardship Fund.  Eligible current students, need to be enrolled at least half-time, and have the minimum GPA for their course of study.  For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, contact Janet Baker in the Financial Aid Office


 

Professional Clothing Drive & Free Clothing Shop

Clothing Drive:  November 1-30

We understand that with student loans and other expenses, it can be difficult purchasing a professional wardrobe.  Student Life is sponsoring a collection drive to help Walsh students that need appropriate clothing for interviews and daily attire that meets company dress code policies.  The ultimate goal is to make them feel confident as they take the next steps towards launching their professional careers. 

The following gently-used, clean, men's & women's items are accepted: 

  • Suits
  • Blazers
  • Blouses/shirts
  • Dresses/skirts
  • Dress pants
  • Shoes
  • Accessories

A representative at each collection location will be able to provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.

Troy campus Office of Student Life & Alumni Relations

Monday-Thursday

​Friday

9 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-6 p.m.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Novi campus Admissions & Advising Office

Monday-Thursday

​Friday

9 a.m.-2 p.m.& 4-6 p.m.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

UC campus UC1, Room 202-1

Monday-Thursday

​Friday

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-7 p.m.

​8:30 a.m.-Noon

Clothing Shop:  December 5-9

If you are a student in need of an outfit to jumpstart your professional career, stop in for a personal shopping experience!  You’ll have an opportunity to select items from the above list… for free.  The number of items you can select, will depend on amount that is donated this month. 

For the best selection, we recommend you stop in at the beginning of the week.  Items will be limited and while supplies last.  Other times available by scheduling appointment via e-mail.

Troy campus Student Organization Room

December 5-8

​December 9​

9 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-6 p.m.

9 a.m.-2 p.m

Questions?  Contact Julie Battani  


 

Veteran Collection Drive:  Honoring Our Nation's Heroes

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Records, Registration, & Veteran Services Office will be hosting a collection drive to benefit Vets Returning Home, Inc (VRH).  The organization is a nonprofit agency whose objective is to provide a clean, safe, sober living environment for veterans in crisis.  The VRH relies heavily on volunteers and donations to house and train the veterans that use the facility.

November 10-23
Troy campus, Frankel Lobby and Barry Center
Novi campus

The following items will be collected on campus:

  • Non-perishable food:  Ramen noodles, Mac & Cheese, large juice containers, canned food, breakfast bars, cereal
  • New necessities:  full size shampoo/deodorant and socks*, underwear*, pillows/cases*, twin size sheets*, bath towels*, washcloths*  

*Note:  These items should all be solid white.

Questions?  Contact Patrick Forystek​  


Cap & Gown Purchases

Wednesday, December 14
Novi campus
4-6 p.m.

Thursday, December 15
Troy campus
4-6 p.m.

Attend the Grad Fair, where you can get everything you need for the commencement ceremony all in one place!  You will have an opportunity to purchase your cap & gown and/or diploma frame with a 10% discount.  While at the fair, you will receive your seven guest tickets, can order a class ring/graduation announcements, and much more.

Note:  Caps & gowns can also be ordered online or purchased in the bookstore starting December 16.

Questions?  Contact the Bookstore


 

Welcome Week

January 4-5 and 9-10
Troy Frankel Lobby, Novi lobby and UC administrative office
5-6 p.m.

You are invited to celebrate the beginning of the semester!  Learn more about the various resources you have available at Walsh.  Plus, network with students, staff, and student organizations.  It is also an opportunity to get your photo ID taken.  Giveaways will also be available.  Free for all students.

*Note:  Giveaways are limited and club/department representation may vary at campuses.

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 will 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