Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Events acquaint students with business programs

Western Michigan University invites new and returning students to attend two Haworth College of Business successive events to learn more about programs and organizations offered through the Haworth College of Business. 
Major Info Night will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. A brief presentation from each of the business college's academic departments will acquaint students with all five departments and 15 business majors. Activities will be held in Room 1120 of Schneider Hall. Immediately after the presentations, students, faculty and staff are invited for pizza and refreshments in the Schneider Hall Lobby.

Business Bash, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Schneider Hall Courtyard. This is an opportunity for students to drop in at any time to learn about business-related professional student organizations, majors, study-abroad opportunities and career services. 

Event organizers say this is an excellent opportunity for new students to become acquainted with business majors and meet faculty and student organization leaders.

"Deciding on a major is an important decision in a student's career development," says Linda Ickes, Career Center director and co-advisor of the Student Leadership Advisory Board. "Employers want to hire students for internships who are confident in discussing their interests and motivators, are self-directed and work well with others. Business Bash provides a fun, interactive environment to do just that with representatives from student organizations, academic majors, study abroad and the Career Center!"

The premier partners of the Career Center support Business Bash by sponsoring the T-shirts. Thanks to CH Robinson, Kraft Foods, Coyote Logistics, Stryker, Meijer, Walmart and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

For more information on Major Info Night or Business Bash, contact the Haworth College of Business Career Center at (269) 387-2711.