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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 [...]

Business Professional's of America Group of five students smiling
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 [...]

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 [...]

Business Networking Students
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 [...]

Robert & Stephanie Lake
August 27, 2019

Art & Design Alumni, Robert & Stephanie Lake (’07), Provide Unique Freelancing Opportunity for Students

For Robert Lake (BFA, ’07), design has always been an important part of his life.

“I grew up liking art and drawing, and when I got to high school, I was unsure of what direction to go,” said Lake. “I began looking into Finlandia’s Industrial and Product Design program and decided to come here because I liked to draw vehicles.”

For Lake, the small class sizes and opportunities to work on projects enhanced his learning experience.

“I was [...]

Paul Werner
August 13, 2018

Introducing Paul Werner, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Finlandia University is happy to welcome Paul Werner as its new Assistant Professor in Marketing in the International School of Business.

“Finlandia is the premier college in the Upper Peninsula, so I am very glad to have the opportunity to work here,” said Werner. “The students are more focused and have the desire to work to their highest level.”

Werner’s past experience includes Senior Marketing Manager at Ho-Chunk Casino Resort and Convention Center in Baraboo, WI, Marketing [...]

Laura Sieders
May 31, 2018

Business department adds pair of key faculty members

FInlandia University is pleased to welcome Laura Sieders and Paul Werner to their new positions in the International School of Business.

Sieders, who has served as FinnU’s Adjunct Professor in Intermediate Accounting for the past two years, will become the new Instructor of Accounting. Werner will be the Assistant Professor in Marketing.

Both will begin in their new roles in August.

About Laura Sieders

Before coming to Finlandia two years ago as an adjunct, Sieders worked and lived in and around Washington [...]

November 21, 2016

Finlandia business graduates experiencing job market success

Kirsten Berg, an accounting major from Hancock, is looking forward to completing her BBA this fall semester. Although she is still busy finishing her courses, she has already found employment with the Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union in Houghton. Kirsten has accepted a job as an accountant and will be following a career path to transition into the Manager of Accounting and Finance for the MTEFCU.

Soon-to-be graduate Kirsten Berg has already found employment as an [...]

November 3, 2016

ISB students learn the importance of networking

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.

A key ingredient of effective networking [...]

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