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Testing Tuesday
January 29, 2021

Finlandia Fridays talks ‘Testing Tuesday’ with international business student Kevin Danks

A presenter from the January 2021 “Testing Tuesday: US Edition” event

International business student Kevin Danks joined host Olivia Myers on this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays to talk about the new ‘Testing Tuesday: US Edition’ events that give business students real-world experience in international business relations.

International Business major, Kevin Danks

The initiative, launched in November, have been a collaboration between the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied [...]

January 12, 2021

FinnU BPA + XES Helsinki “Testing Tuesday”

Finlandia University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter and FinnZone have launched a new initiative with the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. The second Testing Tuesday: U.S. Edition is scheduled for January 12 at 9 a.m. EST and will feature live video business plan presentations by XES and other Helsinki-based entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs will then receive feedback and advice from a panel of business experts from FinnZone and the Keweenaw’s business [...]

January 6, 2021

Second XES Helsinki “Testing Tuesday” Event Slated for Jan. 12

Finlandia University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter and FinnZone have launched a new initiative with the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. The second Testing Tuesday: U.S. Edition is scheduled for January 12 at 9 a.m. EST and will feature live video business plan presentations by XES and other Helsinki-based entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs will then receive feedback and advice from a panel of business [...]

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 [...]

November 4, 2020

FinnU BPA and FinnZone launch cooperation with XES Helsinki Student Entrepreneurial Community

The XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland.

First transatlantic entrepreneurial presentations scheduled for November 17

Finlandia University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter and FinnZone have launched a new initiative with the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. The first Testing Tuesday: US Edition is scheduled for November 17 at 9 a.m. EST and will feature live video business [...]

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 [...]

March 29, 2019

Haley Makela Named 2019 Student Representative for Finlandia University

Finlandia University’s 2019 graduating class will hear from marketing major Haley Makela during this year’s commencement ceremony as the local student was selected as Student Representative. Makela has succeeded in and out of the classroom, all while being a dual-sport athlete in basketball and soccer.

“As a freshman I was always working to be the Student Representative,” she recalled, thinking back to her first days on campus. “It was a goal for myself [...]

March 2, 2018

Marketing major Kyle Niemi and his internship with Mesensei mobile mentoring

Senior marketing major Kyle Niemi stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss his internship with Finnish mobile mentoring company Mesensei. Tuukka Ylälahti, the creator of Mesensei, was in an earlier episode this season, where he previewed the app and his inspiration behind it.

Tuukka Ylälahti on Finlandia Fridays Mesensei at Finlandia

Niemi has been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with Mesensei and create a mentoring app specifically for FinnU. Niemi is the project coordinator for this endeavor. [...]

February 13, 2018

Schedule change for Wednesday’s BPA Day

Due to a scheduling conflict, there has been a change to the schedule for the inaugural Business Professionals of America Day at Finlandia University. Below is the updated schedule. Please contact Kevin Manninen, BPA Chapter Advisor and Dean of FinnU’s International School of Business with any questions.

SCHEDULE FOR 2018 BPA DAY 9 – 10 a.m. – 1 Million Cups entrepreneurial presentations (optional) 10 – 10:30 a.m. – Arrival, registration and networking 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Welcome from Finlandia University President Philip [...]

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