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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)

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

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 [email protected] 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


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 [email protected]

More Passport Point Opportunities!

8 Feb
20120327_Arabic-Culture-Language_ED-008February 13, 2013 12:00 – 1:00
STEPS Workshop Microsoft Word
KT G20A – 10 points
February 13, 2013 6:00 – 6:50
STEPS Workshop Using your Calculator Effectively
KT G20A – 10 points
February 14, 2013 1:30 – 2:30
STEPS Workshop Microsoft PowerPoint
KT G20A – 10 points

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