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Tag Archive: International School of Business

Stephanie Ollila
February 1, 2023

Student Spotlight: Getting creative with Marketing major Stephanie Ollila

Stephanie Ollila is a junior Marketing major from Ontonagon, MI. The International School of Business at Finlandia University recently interviewed Ollila to learn more about her time at FinnU.

Tell us a little about yourself!

My name is Stephanie, but my nicknames are Stevie or Steph. I enjoy spending time outside hiking and downhill skiing. I love creating artwork and making new friends.

Why did you choose Finlandia University?

I chose Finlandia because of the beautiful location and the small class size. [...]

Fredi deYampert
January 31, 2023

De Yampert joins Superior Health Foundation’s board of directors

Dr. Fredi de Yampert will represent Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties on the Superior Health Foundation’s board of directors. De Yampert currently serves as VP of Academic Affairs and dean of the  College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University.

“I look forward to being part of the great work of the Foundation. Being that the UP is rather remote, our healthcare needs are specific to our region,” de Yampert said. “As a nurse, I strongly believe access to adequate, [...]

Abdi Bekele
January 24, 2023

Exchange Student Spotlight: Abdi Bekele, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Small class sizes and faculty mentoring reward business student with invaluable experience studying abroad at Finlandia University

The International Exchange Program at Finlandia University allows students who study at partner institutions to attend Finlandia for a semester abroad. These students can immerse themselves in American culture while earning credit toward their degree.

In this Q&A, Abdi Bekele, an aviation business student from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Porvoo, Finland, details his experience attending FinnU and living in Michigan’s Upper [...]

Jesper Hagelberg
January 2, 2023

Exchange Student Spotlight: Jesper Hagelberg, Business College Helsinki

International partnership offers unique experience in return of study abroad programs

Taking advantage of a student-exchange program between Business College Helsinki and Finlandia University, Jesper Hagelberg set off to Hancock, MI, from Finland in the fall of 2022 with an opportunity to compete in NCAA DIII athletics while expanding the boundaries of his education.

An opportunity afforded by one of Finlandia University’s eight international partnerships with colleges and universities around the world, Hagelberg earned credit toward [...]

Austin Cover - Lions Football
December 14, 2022

Student Spotlight: Beyond the gridiron with Austin Cover

Finlandia Lions Austin Cover (9) prepares for a block during a game against Benedictine College.

Austin Cover is a senior Management and Entrepreneurship major from Brown City, MI. He is also a linebacker for the Finlandia University NCAA Division III Football Team. The International School of Business at Finlandia University recently interviewed Cover to learn more about his time at FinnU. 

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m from Brown City, Michigan and was raised by my grandparents, [...]

ISB Dean Kevin Manninen with busines student
December 9, 2022

Finlandia Fridays explore exclusive Ponsse internship for FinnU students

This week on Finlandia Fridays, marketing and management professor Kevin Manninen stopped by to talk about Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) and an upcoming internship opportunity for Finlandia students.

Following an announcement earlier this week, the Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship application period is now open. The internship, exclusive to Finlandia students, features two to three weeks each spent at Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and Ponsse Plc headquarters in Vieremä, Finland, in May and June 2023.

With [...]

Ponsse Plc Logo
December 7, 2022

Applications now open for 2023 Ponsse Internship

Application deadline is Friday, January 27, 2023

Finlandia University students can now apply for the Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship. The internship will consist of approximately two weeks spent at Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and approximately three weeks at Ponsse Plc headquarters in Vieremä, Finland, in May and June 2023. 

The internship will include accommodation while at Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, plus accommodation and two daily meals while at Ponsse Plc in Vieremä, Finland. In addition, the student will [...]

Brendan Christian
November 22, 2022

Student Spotlight: Brendan Christian, Accounting; Management and Entrepreneurship

Brendan, tell us a little about yourself.

I am 21 years old. I come from a small town, which made the transition to Finlandia pretty easy, but I still had to adjust to not having some of the luxuries I have back home. I have played four years of soccer here at Finlandia and captained the team for my Junior and Senior year. I was a Resident Assistant for two years and I currently tutor students in general business subjects, specifically [...]

Graduation at Finlandia University
November 7, 2022

First Destination Outcomes for the Class of 2022

Finlandia University’s Class of ’22 graduates are off to a great start! The Seaton Center for Vocation & Career has completed its inaugural First Destination Survey, a new tool to collect and summarize data on graduate employment outcomes and continuing education enrollment.

With an overall knowledge rate of 76.5%, the survey captures information on the activities of 52 of the 68 students who completed their studies in the Spring or Summer of 2022. Of this cohort, encompassing both associate and bachelor’s [...]

Shark Day Nov 2022
November 3, 2022

Local students show entrepreneurial skills at FinnU’s Shark Day competition

Finlandia University held its second annual Shark Day on Wednesday with teams of high school juniors and seniors from Calumet, Baraga Area and Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College’s career technical education program. Students competed to win a $2,500 scholarship to attend Finlandia University.

A play on the hit T.V. show Shark Tank, Finlandia’s Shark Day teaches students about entrepreneurship, creativity, working in a team and public speaking. Hosting the event was Lauren Huested, education partner manager and dual enrollment advisor [...]