Tag Archives: IPFW

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 – [email protected]

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)

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

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.

The Blog!

14 Sep

ipfwWe are well into the first semester of the 2013-2014 school year. For those of you who are new to the blog, this page will allow you to see what is going on at IPFW that can be beneficial and of good interest to you. We strongly recommend that you keep in touch with our newsletter and blog in order to stay up to date with important activities and chances to excel here at IPFW. We look forward to helping you grow as a student and as a productive member of the community!

Stay tuned for more!

- Doermer Dispatch

Internship Opportunity!

18 Apr
SycamoreHills_5_L-e1358532302534PAID INTERNSHIP – Marketing & Ticketing Assistant for the Western Golf Association / Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club
RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary roles of the Marketing & Tickets Assistant are listed below. Other responsibilities will develop through the course of this internship as needed.
Marketing: • Assist with execution of advertising plan including development of creative elements as needed • Collect, review, and submit all ads for the Championship Program • Organize and submit signage list for all on-course advertisements and hole signs • Assist with fulfillment of marketing partners trade packages • Communicate with all expo village vendors and manage pre and post tournament delivery schedules • Serve as liaison to Sycamore Hills neighborhood residents, managing ticket and parking pass distribution • Assist Dittoe PR with Media Day preparation, set-up and tear down
Tickets: • Manage the championship ticketing system – Ticket Tapp – processing phone orders and managing data • Inventory and organize printed tickets • Provide customer service to those inquiring about tickets or spectator information • Prepare credential boards and admissions policy documents for Championship Week • Serve as liaison to Admissions volunteers and supervise training • Manage the Tickets & Will Call office throughout Championship Week • Supervise all front gate operations including security and expo village
Promotions: • Assist with management of off-site promotions (speaking engagements, sporting events, community events) • Assist development and distribution of promotional materials.
REQUIREMENTS: • Excellent people skills are a must • Self motivated team player • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Comfort with public speaking • Computer skills are mandatory (PowerPoint, Word, Excel and website management) • Bachelor’s degree (complete or to be completed by June 2013)
APPLICATION: Send cover letter & résumé to Sally White at [email protected] / Refer to JobZone posting on IPFW Career Services website for more information – www.ipfw.edu/jobzone

Congratulations IPFW Students!

15 Apr

P1010673The DSB Enactus (formerly SIFE) students won the regional competition in Chicago last week.  They will now compete in the nationals to take place in Kansas City in May.

A big thanks to the students for their hard work.  Also, want to acknowledge the superb mentoring  by their advisor Nan Suntornpithug.  Without her dedication and leadership this would not have been possible.


Other good news!!!  Nicholas Lawrence, our Business student who works with Nan Suntornpithug on his independent study, won the

People’s Choice award at the IPFW Research Symposium. Way to go… Doermer School of Business!!

National Professional Business Organizations

10 Apr
ipfwDid you know most national professional business organizations offer student memberships?   For a very small cost you can get the inside scoop on the latest news in your field and possibly leads on career positions.  A great way to begin networking as a student and it looks great on your resume too!
It’s also worth Passport Points – 30 points per organization up to  max of 90.  Here is just a partial list of organizations you might want to investigate and their student rates:
Your professors may know of other professional organizations.  Talk with them about which ones they think are most beneficial.

How Hard Are You Knocking!

3 Apr

20111004_StudentServices_JW-45Tim Augustine will be speaking of ways to find a job. He will discuss the best practices used to find a job and how to search for jobs effectively. Tim is a well-known business speaker. For more information regarding Tim Augustine please visit http://timaugustine.com/

This will be held in LA 159 on April 10, from 6:pm – 8:00pm.
The event will be worth 40 passport points.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 38 other followers