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Santeri Seppinen
May 14, 2021

Santeri Seppinen named Finlandia International School of Business Outstanding Senior

Finlandia University’s International School of Business has named Santeri Seppinen its Outstanding Senior in Business for the academic year 2020-21. Seppinen, an International Business major from Turku, Finland, was given this honor based on his overall academic record, including a 3.83 GPA, as well as his achievements outside of the classroom. 

Transferring to Finlandia in 2018 to play hockey, Seppinen quickly settled and effectively balanced his studies with the rigors of being a varsity goaltender. According to management professor Nathan Perreault [...]

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 30, 2021

Student Spotlight: Phil Schader, International Business

Phil Schader is a sophomore transfer student from Austria majoring in International Business. Schader left Austria when he was 16 and graduated from a Canadian high school before playing junior hockey. He is a member of the Men’s Hockey team. 

When did you first hear about Finlandia and why did you decide to come here? 

During the end of my junior hockey career playing in Minnesota. I found out about Finlandia through the hockey program. For me as an international, [...]

April 8, 2021

Student Spotlight: McEwen Stapleton, Management & Entrepreneurship

When McEwen Stapleton transferred to Finlandia University from Hope College, he was looking for a place where he could be himself. 

“Overall, I’m an outdoor-oriented individual and Hope College is dead-center in Holland,” said Stapleton, who is originally from Frankfort, Mich. “I am thankful for my experiences there, but it just didn’t feel like me. The city air starts to feel heavy after a while, and Finlandia felt more like me and just better since it’s in a rural setting.” 

In his [...]

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 31, 2021

FinnU BPA + XES Helsinki Testing Day

The next XES Helsinki entrepreneur presentations will be held on Wednesday, March 31st at 9am EDT. Three innovative entrepreneurs from the Helsinki, Finland area 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 no later than Friday, March 26.

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 [...]

March 17, 2021

Student Spotlight: Erika Lambert, Healthcare Management

Erika Lambert is a senior from Munford, Tenn. studying Healthcare Management. Lambert transferred to Finlandia from Bethel University and talks about her transfer and FinnU experience.

What influenced your decision to transfer from Bethel to FinnU? My decision to go to Finlandia University was partly because I did not want to be so close to home. Being from a military background, I am very independent and have moved around a lot so the process wasn’t hard. In October 2017, I visited an old friend [...]

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