Students at Finlandia University with a business idea are highly encouraged to apply for the free MTEC SmartStart SmartZone program to develop essential entrepreneurial skills. The SmartZone’s approach is designed to educate and guide entrepreneurs through the process of validating and growing their idea. Upon completion of the program, students will have a more in-depth understanding of what it takes to create a manage a sustainable business.
“For Finlandia students or students in general, this program does a great job of [...]
On Thursday, February 13 the International School of Business hosted 60 students from six area high schools for a “Business Day at Finlandia.” The event, held at the Finnish American Heritage Center, was organized to introduce high school students to the world of business and to give them a taste of the opportunities that a career in business provides. Business Day at Finlandia was organized by the Finlandia chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) to coincide [...]
On Thursday, November 21, first-year business students participated in a networking workshop with local business people and other working professionals. The event was part of assistant professor of sports managementSteve Nordstrom’s BUS 138 Fundamentals of Business course. The purpose of the exercise was to allow students to practice their networking skills and to learn to communicate and converse with business professionals.
“In addition to making me feel more comfortable in approaching and talking to business people, it [...]
The annual Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity for Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties is now accepting applications.
“Partnerships like this are part of what makes the Copper Country such an incredible place to live, learn and grow up in,” said Sandra Turnquist, Director of Student Financial Services, and herself a graduate of Calumet High School. “We will have at least two open scholarships in this program, which is unique in that [...]
For many students, summer is just as important of a time of learning as the school year is. That includes sophomore Ryan Bain, who is completing an internship at Lac Vieux Desert Health Center Chiropractic. Below is an article that was posted in Wiindamaagewin, Lac View Desert’s bi-monthly eNewsletter. It has been reposted with permission from LVD Tribal Communications.
Meet Ryan Bain, LVD Health Center Intern and College Student
Ryan Bain is the first one to admit he didn’t always take his [...]
The ability to build a personal and professional network is a vitally important skill that is rarely taught in business schools. According to a study by the Adler Group, 85 percent of all jobs are landed via networking. In addition, the contacts made through networking can be valuable connections later on in one’s career.
First year ISB student Bryan Matheson meets with Randy Heinonen, owner of Superior Claims Adjusters, during Tuesdays Networking Workshop.
Marketing and Human Resources in a Global Enterprise
Diana Olkowski, Marketing Coordinator
Angie Dreifuerst, Human Resources and Benefits Administrator
Ponsse North America, Inc.
Established in Vieremä, Finland in 1970 by Einari Vidgrén, Ponsse now has 11 subsidiaries around the world and does business in 40 countries. The family of Einari Vidgrén, initially a forest machine entrepreneur, is still involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. Ponsse is a family company whose roots are deep in the Finnish countryside. Ponsse North [...]
For the second time Finlandia University participated in THE Project 2016, a project management competition sponsored by the Western Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute. This year’s competition featured 12 teams from eight Michigan universities. All teams spent the spring semester developing a project plan aimed at solving or improving a major challenge facing the state of Michigan. This year the task of all the participating teams was to select a county in Michigan and [...]