Copper Country’s 1 Million Cups (1MC) allows entrepreneurs to share business ideas and get feedback before, during and after launch. 1MC community organizers like Kevin Manninen, dean of Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) and associate professor of Management & Marketing, offer valuable advice to presenters at these one-of-a-kind networking events. In turn, Finlandia business students benefit from the context and curricula shared by Manninen through an experiential approach and quality internship opportunities.
Daniel Zuchak, from Rittman, Ohio, transferred to Finlandia University to get his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and play for the Men’s Basketball team. One of the main reasons Zuchak chose Liberal Studies as his major is because it allows him to learn about various subjects and become a more well-rounded individual.
“I have gotten to take courses ranging from business, sports management, religion and psychology. It is fun getting to learn about different things,” said Zuchak.
Finlandia University’s International School of Business (ISB) lives up to its name by maintaining strong international partnerships, teaching students from a variety of countries, and overseeing internships and a range of business activities with an international flavor. However, our faculty also have strong connections to our local area. Five of the six full-time faculty are graduates of local high schools including Calumet, Houghton, Jeffers, and Ontonagon. Additionally, three of our faculty members have extensive work experience from living [...]
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, [...]
Good things come to those who wait. For 21-year-old freshman Chris Beyer, that meant waiting for the right college.
Beyer, a sports management major from Appleton, Wis. spent his first three years out of high school playing junior hockey in Minnesota. The then 18-year-old originally had offers to play college baseball and seriously considered attending Central Michigan University, but ultimately decided to focus on his hockey career. He signed a contract with a junior team based in St. Cloud and [...]
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 [...]
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.