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June 10, 2021

Preparing for the job hunt: students experience employment search through mock job search and interviews

During the 2021 spring semester, the International School of Business collaborated with Finlandia’s new Seaton Center for Vocation & Career to equip graduating seniors with the skills they need to prepare competitive job applications and interview successfully. Director of Career Services, Emma Dorst, partnered with Assistant Professor of Management Nathan Perreault and Dean Kevin Manninen to restructure the Business Senior Seminar course, with opportunities for students to put their job search skills into practice and receive individual feedback. Ms. Dorst delivered [...]

June 9, 2021

Working remotely, no longer the future – it’s already here!

Over the past year and a half, the number of workers working from home, or even far from their place of employment, known as working remotely or working virtually has become commonplace. While COVID resulted in a revolutionary shift towards employees working remotely, this was a movement that was already occurring at a rapid rate before the pandemic hit.  New and improved communication technologies have played a major role in this movement. The result is that companies and individuals [...]

May 3, 2021

FinnU Overview Episode 3: What’s there to do in Hancock, anyway? Part 2

FinnU Overview have released their third episode! If you haven’t already listened, head over to our Finlandia Podcast Network and tune-in to hosts Jakob Vettori (Marketing) and Joe Watson (Accounting) who pick up where they left off last episode on the topic of things to do in the Keweenaw. This time winter activities are highlighted and in an action-packed episode the hosts feature the “building of the week”, Mannerheim Hall. Vettori and Watson also find time to [...]

April 8, 2021

FinnU Overview Episode 2: What’s there to do in Hancock, anyway?

In their second episode, FinnU Overview hosts and International School of Business students Jakob Vettori (Marketing) and Joe Watson (Accounting) make the case for staying in the Keweenaw over the summer. The pair also highlighted Finlandia Hall as the ‘Building of the Week’ and talked about the amenities it provides students, as well as #CrushCOVID Week, happening now.

“In the summer you can go on a hike and see the views,” said Vettori about Hungarian Falls. [...]

March 29, 2021

Business students to present at next XES Helsinki Testing Day event

The next XES Helsinki entrepreneur presentations will be held on Wednesday, March 31st at 9am EDT. Three innovative entrepreneurs from the Helsinki, Finland area and one group of Finlandia students will give short presentations on their businesses and receive feedback from a panel of experts from the US. Everyone is welcome to join this exciting free trans-Atlantic event! Register to attend here. We are pleased to welcome Tom Adolphs, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Finlandia, as a panel member.     One [...]

March 26, 2021

Finlandia Fridays Welcomes FinnU Overview to Finlandia Podcast Network

This week on Finlandia Fridays, International School of Business students Jakob Vettori (Marketing) and Joseph Watson (Accounting) talk about their new student-run podcast, FinnU Overview.

Vettori and Watson talk about how a business class project led to this exciting opportunity to be featured on the official Finlandia University Podcast Network after being discovered by Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers. The pair, who are both originally from Hancock, hope the new student-run podcast will provide insight into [...]

March 25, 2021

Business students launch new student-run podcast, FinnU Overview

The Finlandia Podcast Network is adding a new show to it’s repertoire thanks to two International School of Business students.

FinnU Overview will share what it’s like to be a student at Finlandia University. The show is completely student-run and recorded and edited by hosts Jakob Vettori (Marketing) and Joe Watson (Accounting). In the first episode of FinnU Overview, which dropped March 25, Vettori and Watson, two life-long friends and Hancock natives, introduce themselves, the show [...]

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 [...]

November 25, 2020

Scholarship Spotlight: River Shumate, Accounting Major

River Shumate, far right, at the 2020 BPA Day in February.

River Shumate is a junior at Finlandia studying Accounting from Ishpeming, Mich. Shumate is a member of the Business Professionals of America group, TRIO and men’s basketball team. He is a recipient of the Finlandia Merit Scholarship and the UP Commitment Scholarship. Below is a piece written by him about his experience at FinnU and how the scholarships have helped him and his family [...]