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A Message from the Editor

Everyone has it at one point in their educational or professional careers... Writer's Block.  it could be that you're writing that paper at 3 a.m. for a final group project or you are writing a very technical document for work.  Occasionally I have this problem.  It tends to happen when I'm trying to write the "Message from the Editor" piece.  Usually I need some inspiration for a topic.  Once I have the Light Bulb moment, the rest is easy!  (P.S. If you have any suggestions for upcoming topics you'd like to see in the near future, message me!)

Continue reading to learn about free upcoming writing workshops.

Sincerely,



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

 

Featured Story

New Books

News

Building Hours
New Resource for Career and Employment
Academic Dates
Scholarships
Launchpad Member News 
Voter Registration 

Events

Student ID Photos
Writing Wednesday Workshops       
Food Fight to Tackle Childhood Hunger" Supporting Gleaners
Tiger Baseball Outing hosted by WCAA
The MBA Experience
Career Services Workshops
Company Presentations

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 Stories

 

New Books by Dianne White

Looking for a good book to read this summer?  Check out the Walsh College Library.

You’ll find several new books on a wide range of topics. Here’s just a small selection of what’s available:

“Alibaba: The house that Jack Ma built.” Author Duncan Clark discusses the founding of Alibaba, the world's second largest Internet company. Did you know Ma was an English teacher from humble origins?

Read more on this story.

 

News

Building Hours

The College will be closed Friday, August 5 for an employee in-service training.  For more details on building hours, please check this page.


 

New Resource for Career and Employment

Career Services is excited to announce that CareerSpots Videos is now available!  It is a repository of short videos (1-3 minutes long) with quick career tips and expert advice on several topics.  Subjects include, but are not limited to:

  • Interview preparation
  • Professional dress
  • Networking
  • E-mail etiquette
  • Social media
  • Salary negotiation

 


 

Summer Semester

Withdrawal period:  July 11-August 21


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 Member News

Summer is finally upon us and the warm sunny days are so welcoming.  If you are looking for an opportunity to "beat the heat," there are a few indoor activities available.  

Meet and Greet
Stephen Johnson of Motor City Brew Tours and author of “Detroit Beer - A History of Brewing in the Motor City” will be at local breweries for his upcoming book signing events.  Meet him in person and purchase signed copies of the book while enjoying a fine malted beverage in the process.

Friday, July 29 - Dearborn Brewing - Dearborn – 5:00pm

 

Jacob Ryan Entertainment
Samuel Shamayev and his brother, Jacob, started Jacob Ryan Entertainment, LLC. On the morning of Monday, July 4, Jacob appeared on WJBK - Fox 2 News and entertained the news staff and viewers with his magic tricks. If you’re looking to ‘wow’ your guests at an event, contact Jacob Ryan.

Picasso’s Grapevine
Leanna Haun, owner of Picasso’s Grapevine, will be at the Michigan Renaissance Festival (Aug. 20 – Oct. 2), offering a daily Royal Painting event. A wee bit of paint and a wee bit of wine. Join Picasso's Grapevine to create paintings fit for the Queen. Each patron will receive wine and food parings, while making their very own masterpiece to take home. Purchase tickets today.


 

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

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, August 4
September 21-22, 26-27
Troy Student Services and Novi/UC administrative offices
5-6 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik 

 

 


 

Writing Wednesday Workshops

July 27 - "Clear, Concise, and Precise:  Writing from an IT Project Manager's Perspective"
August 3:  APA Workshop
August 10:  Writing from an Accountant's Perspective
Troy campus, Success Center (Room 123)
4:30-5:30 p.m.

If you struggle with writing, want to brush up on a few topics, or need help with citing, the Success Center is hosting a variety of free workshops in July and August.  These are excellent free resources if you plan to take classes that will require writing in the fall semester.


 

"Food Fight to Tackle Childhood Hunger" supporting Gleaners Community Food Bank

July 18-29
Troy Student Services, Barry Center, Frankel Lobby
Novi/UC

When school is out, more than 300,000 children in southeast Michigan go without free and reduced-fee school lunches.  In an effort to keep kids fed thru the summer, "Food Fight to Tackle Childhood Hunger" collects food and money donations to feed local children. This is a contest between local businesses who can collect the most food.  Companies are split into four categories based on number of employees.  Last year the drive raised nearly $43,000 and 27,685 pounds of food!

Help us win the competition by donating today!  Collection boxes are at all three campuses.  Monetary donations can be made online or in the Troy cafeteria near the cash register.

 


 

Tiger Baseball Outing hosted by WCAA

Tuesday, August 2
Comerica Park
Detroit, MI
Dinner buffet 5:45-6:45 p.m.
First pitch 7:10 p.m.
Tickets $47
Register

Head to Comerica Park for America’s favorite summer pass time – Baseball!  Meet the alumni association for a fun evening of networking and watching Detroit Tiger baseball.  A buffet dinner will be served before the game.


 

Travel Thursday

Thursday, August 4
Troy campus, Success Center (Room 123)
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Take a virtual African safari to Tanzania, without all of the expense! An international student will share information about his home country, blending history, wildlife, outfitters, and much more.




 

The MBA Experience

Tuesday, August 9
Troy campus
6-7:30 p.m.
Register

  • Learn how earning a Walsh MBA will help you:
  • 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.

 

Career Services Workshops

On-Campus Recruiting & Interview Prep

Wednesday, August 10
Novi campus, room 501
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 11
Troy campus, Room 123
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16
Troy campus, Room 123
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Career Fair Prep

Tuesday, August 30
Troy campus, Room 123
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 31
Novi campus, Room 501
4:30-5:30 p.m.

On campus recruiting season is quickly approaching.  Make sure you’re prepared for the interviews and ready for the competition!  Career Services will be hosting several workshops in August.


 

Company Meet & Greets and Presentations

August 15:  Clear Rate Communications
August 17:  Sedgwick
August 30:  Clayton-McKervey
August 31:  Plante Moran
September 1:  Accountemps
September 21:  UHY
Barry Center Lobby
4-6 p.m.

August 18:  Accountemps
August 23:  BDO
September 8:  Plante Moran
Troy campus, Success Center (Room 123)
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Employers hold presentations to network with our students and alumni in a casual, yet professional atmosphere. Students and alumni can learn more about the industry, the company and its culture, employment opportunities, and hiring practices.


Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, September 14
Troy Campus
1-4 p.m.

The employers that will be the Walsh College Career Fair are listed online, with the schedule updated weekly until the event on September 14.

Volunteers are needed to assist companies in carrying their displays and finding their tables.  If you're interested, contact Liz Gawel at 248-823-1237.

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