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December 8, 2020

Business students reflect on value of internship experiences

Sara Bendix (’20, Healthcare Management) talks about her experience as an intern at Aspirus Keweenaw

Some of the most important lessons Finlandia’s International School of Business students learn don’t come from the classroom. They happen during internships.

According to one source, only 12 percent of American business schools require their students to participate in an internship. Finlandia BBA students are in this unique group as most complete an internship during their junior or senior year. In some cases, if [...]

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November 23, 2020

Student Spotlight: Lillian Johnson, Management & Entrepreneurship Major

Lillian Johnson is a local to the Hancock area, is majoring in Entrepreneurship and Management at Finlandia and will graduate in December 2020. Amanda Staege recently interviewed her about her time at Finlandia.

Why did you choose to major in Entrepreneurship and Management?

After high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my career. However, Hancock offered all graduating students the Hancock Promise as a chance to get a college degree at minimal costs. The Hancock Promise [...]

March 27, 2020

Students Encouraged To Grow Entrepreneurial Skills with the SmartZone SmartStart Program

 

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 [...]

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February 18, 2020

Area High School Students Experience Business Day at Finlandia

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 [...]

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February 7, 2020

Leading the Pride learns about becoming your own hero with Schwartzen Précil (‘17)

Leading the Pride kicks off 2020 with Management and Entrepreneurship alumnus Schwartzen Précil (‘17). Located in Buffalo,NY, Précil is currently a site director at the Boys and Girls Club of America.On campus, Précil was a member of the men’s basketball team, helped students as a resident assistant, assisted with orientation as an orientation leader and led the Black Student Union as president.

Taking into account his life experiences and using his on-campus leadership experiences,  Précil recently wrote and published a [...]

February 3, 2020

FinnU Business Professionals of America to Host Business Day event for local students

The Finlandia Business Professionals of America (BPA) is inviting all local high school and college students to attend its Business Day event on Thursday February 13 from 10am-2pm at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

The day is part of Business Professionals of America week, which seeks to raise awareness about BPA and encourage more students to become involved.

“BPA Week, February 10-14, is celebrated around the country where members of the Business Professionals of America host events where students can [...]

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December 4, 2019

Business Students Practice Networking Skills with Local Business Professionals

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 management Steve 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 [...]

October 4, 2019

Lindsey Johnson’s Finnish Adventures

This week on Finlandia Fridays, management and entrepreneurship Senior, Lindsey Johnson joins hosts Olivia Myers and Devin O’Neill to discuss her summer marketing internship here in Hancock and her study abroad experience in Finland. 

Johnson, no stranger to Finlandia Fridays, was a guest last spring previewing her upcoming plans for the summer. Now that she’s back she was excited to share her experience.

Over the summer, Johnson had the opportunity to intern with Marko Luoma, who opened [...]

December 3, 2018

Microsoft manager speaks about remote working and change management

One major way in which the work environment has changed over the past few years is in the number of managers and professionals working from their homes or small offices. Often they are employed by larger companies located thousands of miles away.  Jim Lavallee works for Microsoft as Director of Delivery Management from his home here in the Keweenaw.  Lavallee recently spoke to Finlandia business students about remote working. He also spoke about the importance of understanding change management, [...]

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