Young Entrepreneurs!

17 Nov

What’s in it for me?

• Start your business right out of school or find a business to purchase

entren• Receive incentives from communities who want your business located there

• No cost business consulting from the day you sign up, through your business launch, and as you grow

What can I expect?

• Young Entrepreneur Expo on April 17, 2014

Pitch your idea to Indiana business decision-makers

Meet one-on-one with community leaders who want to help

Demonstrate the impact you can make in a community with your business

• Assistance in preparing your business plan – critiques from professionals and college faculty

• Information about buying an already established and thriving business

How do I sign up?

• Find us on Facebook – facebook.com/youngentrepreneursprogram

• Check out our website – isbdc.org/yep

• Contact Noelle Dunckel – ndunckel@isbdc.org

Community Engagement Week

11 Nov

November 18-22 is Community Engagement Week at IPFW.  The goals of the week are to increase opportunities for the community to engage and connect with the campus community.  Here are some of the events going on:

1) Community Service Fair, Tuesday Nov 19 in Walb  ballroom from 12-2.   Come learn about how you can volunteer in the community.  Remember you earn passport points for community volunteer activities that are done on a regular basis!  (Earn 20 points just for going to the fair.  Remember to take your form to have someone sign.)

2 ) NOH8 Campaign (in support of equality and fair treatment for all) on Wednesday, November 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Walb Student Union Ballroom.   Free food and photographs and give-aways.

3) Diversity Showcase on Thursday, November 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Walb Student Union Ballroom

4) Dance Marathon on Friday, November 22 from 7 to 11 p.m. in Walb Union International Ballroom. For more information about the Dance Marathon, please stop by IPSGA office, Walb 225. (20 passport points for participation)

2014 Indianapolis Sports Industry Career Conference

24 Oct

February 28, 2014

NCAA Headquarters

Indianapolis, Indiana 

Sports

 

This is your opportunity to network with, learn from and earn an internship or job with the top professionals in Indianapolis who work in college, professional and corporate sports.  Last year’s event sold out and received high evaluations.  Participating sports organizations include Colts, Pacers, Indians, Ice, Fever, Tornados, Indianapolis 11, Butler University Athletics, IUPUI Athletics, NCAA, Horizon League, Sunrise Sports Marketing, Indiana Sports Corporation, Indianapolis Speedway, USA Track & Field, Black Coaches and Administrators Association, Lucas Oil Stadium, Conseco Fieldhouse, IHSAA, Exclusive Sports Group (sports agents). 

To learn more please visit:

https://2014indysportscareerconf.eventbrite.com

 

Accounting Society Bus Trip!

21 Oct

Spend a day learning about multiple career paths in accounting (Public Accounting, Private Accounting, and others) for only $5 by signing up to join us on our annual Indianapolis Bus Trip. It is never too early (or too late) to learn more about different career paths.

We will be taking a bus trip to Indy on Friday November 8th. We will be making three stops but will be interacting with most likely five different employers that will cover a wide range of accounting career paths.

Our stops will include

1) Remy International http://www.remyinc.com/. Remy is a large manufacturer of motors, starters and alternators. We will hear from one of their accountants who is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and take a tour of their manufacturing facility. This is a great chance to hear about private accounting, see a manufacturing facility and learn more about being a CMA.

2) Blue and Company http://www.blueandco.com/. Blue is a public accounting firm, which means they perform audit and tax work for multiple different clients. They have offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

3) The Indiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Society where two or three speakers will discuss the importance of the CPA license in various industries.

The CPA and CMA designations are two of the most recognized designations in the accounting field so make sure to attend and learn more about both.

We strongly encourage students to attend this trip regardless of how far you are in the program. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Indy job market, several career paths and potentially begin a relationship that could help you attain a job in the near or not so near future. Although we will try to maintain this trip as an annual tradition, there is no guarantee where we will stop in the future. So please make every effort to go this year and in future years so you don’t miss out.  Although is not explicitly a job interviewing trip, it is a great opportunity to start building relationships that may lead you to future job opportunities. Or at least learn more ways to expand your job search beyond Fort Wayne.

We will begin boarding a bus that will be parked outside in the Neff Hall parking lot at 7:00 AM and will leave at 7:15 sharp. We will stop for a light dinner before leaving Indianapolis and should arrive back at IPFW around 8:00 or so in the evening.

If you are interested in going on the trip, please stop by the Department of Accounting & Finance in Neff 350 to sign up. Our secretary, Jane Hirschbiel, will have the sign-up sheet, a required waiver form that each student going must sign, and will collect the $5 fee.

 

Networking 101!

14 Oct
Learn How to Network!
Being a Good Steward of Your Connections: Networking 101!

We have all be told, “its not what you know, its who you know!” This being said you need to learn all the skills involved with networking and the benefits that result from its use.

Take advantage of this online workshop and learn the necessary tools that will help you navigate the job market and create opportunities for you now and later!

This Webinar will be held on October 17, 2013 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST.

Presenters: Amy Johnson – Shurley, Northwestern Mutual & Pone Vongphachanh, Government Affairs Director at Fort Wayne Area Association of REALTORS

Pi Sigma Epsilon Chapter!

6 Oct

There will be an organizational meeting to start a chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon a national Sales fraternity at IPFW.     Students in this group will have the chance to perfect their sales skills and compete in sales competitions with teams from other universities.   It will also give you the chance to get noticed by major employers who are looking for members of this organization.    This is open to all majors.  Want to learn more about it?   Come to Neff 333 on Monday October 21 at Noon.   We will be selecting officers and figuring out what days/times work best for meetings.

Dining Etiquette Dinner

6 Oct

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – 6 pm – Holiday Inn at IPFW

REGISTER NOW for Fall 2013 IPFW Students Only 75 spots available! ($5) Non-IPFW Students Only 25 spots available! ($25)DiningEtiquetteDinnerlogo

WHY? Proper etiquette is part of a well-rounded education and is vital for making a great first impression. The skills learned at the Dining Etiquette Dinner will be useful not only for business occasions, but in every first impression! Register Today!

About the Evening: Join us at the Holiday Inn at IPFW for a mocktail reception where you’ll learn proper ‘cocktail hour’ etiquette; hear a presentation on proper Social Media and Business Attire Etiquette ; enjoy a four-course meal, created by Chef James Martin, where we’ll explain the dos and don’ts of dining etiquette and how to eat difficult foods without looking like a fool. Chair of consumer and family sciences, Dr. John Niser, will entertainingly guide you through this evening of fun … and a little learning.

Space is limited. Business attire encouraged. Event PDF

What to Wear? Business attire is required. Not sure on what to wear? E-mail us and we’ll help you out

Accounting Society Bus Trip to Indianapolis, Sign Up Now!

24 Sep

All students (Freshman to graduating seniors) are strongly encouraged to spend a day learning about multiple career paths (Public Accounting, Private Accounting, and others) in accounting for only $5 by signing up to join us on our annual Indianapolis Bus Trip. It is never too early (or too late) to learn more about different career paths.

We will be taking a bus trip to Indy on Friday November 8th. We will be making three stops but will be interacting with most likely five different employers that will cover a wide range of accounting career paths.

Stops will include

1) Remy International http://www.remyinc.com/. Remy is a large manufacturer of motors, starters and alternators. We will hear from one of their accountants who is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and take a tour of their manufacturing facility. This is a great chance to hear about private accounting, see a manufacturing facility and learn more about being a CMA.

2) Blue and Company http://www.blueandco.com/. Blue is a public accounting firm, which means they perform audit and tax work for multiple different clients. They have offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

3) The Indiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Society where two or three speakers will discuss the importance of the CPA license in various industries.

The CPA and CMA designations are two of the most recognized designations in the accounting field so make sure to attend and learn more about both.
I want to strongly encourage students to attend this trip regardless of how far you are in the program. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Indy job market, several career paths and potentially begin a relationship that could help you attain a job in the near or not so near future. Although we will try to maintain this trip as an annual tradition, there is no guarantee where we will stop in the future. So please make every effort to go this year and in future years so you don’t miss out.

We will begin boarding a bus that will be parked outside in the Neff Hall parking lot at 7:00 AMand will leave at 7:15 sharp.

We will stop for a light dinner before leaving Indianapolis and should arrive back at IPFW around 8:00 or so in the evening.

The cost for this entire trip is only $5.

I will send out further details about the presenters at the IN CPA Society when they become available.

In the meantime, you can e-mail me at Hankes@ipfw.edu if you have any questions.

Although is not explicitly a job interviewing trip, it is a great opportunity to start building relationships that may lead you to future job opportunities. Or at least learn more ways to expand your job search beyond Fort Wayne.

If you are interested in going on the trip, please stop by the Department of Accounting & Finance in Neff 350. Our secretary, Jane Hirschbiel, will have the sign-up sheet, a required waiver form that each student going must sign, and will collect the $5 fee.

Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research Call-out Session!

23 Sep

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR) is sponsoring a call-out session for anyone

study

interested in undergraduate research.

• Learn about the benefits of publishing, JPUR, and the submission process.

• Get practical advice on submitting an abstract of your research to JPUR.

The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, between 2 and 3:30 pm in the Learning Commons on the second floor of Helmke library.

The call-out is free and open to the public; coffee and dessert will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Todor Cooklev, member of the JPUR faculty advisory board, at 260-481-0151 or cooklevt@ipfw.edu.

The Gift of the Mastodon

14 Sep

By: Andrew T. Hendrick 

            Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne has taught me a valuable lesson on what education truly means.  I’m currently of senior class standing, and I was a transfer from Ivy Tech Community College through the Crossroads Program.  Education is of vast importance in the world today, but for me this was not always a valued belief.  It was all seen as an expensive hassle, and I started off wanted to just start a career without first pursuing educational paths.  It didn’t take long to realize I could not achieve my goals without  a degree.  Like most people who didn’t go straight from high school to college, I had no idea where to begin.  I learned of the Crossroad’s program that connected Ivy Tech Community College to IPFW, and the reason I fell into it was because Ivy Tech allowed me to get back into the swing of things before attending the more challenging university setting college.  From where I was, I realize now more than ever; that no matter what age, education can become a benefit in opening doors never imagined.

My move into IPFW has taught me it takes hard work when striving for something you truly want, and you can’t just sit on the side lines waiting for opportunity.  You have to be willing to capture it, and the Crossroad’s program was my opportunity that I was forced to work hard to be where I am today.  For the most part, school has never really challenged me.  It has always come rather too easy, and I always thought it was the difficulty of the material.  I was inspired by my Ivy Tech teachers, but my IPFW professors and instructors combined my passion with a challenge that makes me work harder every semester.  It is true, new material can be challenging, but the true challenge is when a teacher integrates critical thinking that forces you to bring an understanding of the material.  I know now college education is about teaching the mind higher levels of critical thinking.  Anyone can study a set of material and regurgitate it out for an exam, but it is the ones who analyze critically that are to write detailed essays.

To conclude my experience, I will express opportunity, passion, and the willingness to accept challenges are all a person needs to earn collegiate education.  Undereducated is just describing someone with a broad focus.  As a business student, IPFW has fine-tuned my focus, and has showed me educated people can give reasons on why they believe something; not just give an unsupported opinion.  A teacher’s role is to show a student where to look, but they can’t show them how to see.  A student should be willing and eager to learn.  I found IPFW has an arsenal of teachers willing to show a student where to look, but they give the student the opportunity to develop their own thoughts and ideas.  Although I wish to pursue education beyond a Bachelors of Science, the opportunity given to me by Ivy Tech and IPFW made it all possible.  To anyone wishing to pursue higher forms of thinking, little by little and day by day you can achieve your goals to their greatest potential, and Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne has your opportunity.

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