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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)

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 [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.

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

Marketing Internship!

1 May
Summer Marketing position in Wabash through the Interns for Indiana program.    $4500 fellowship for 400 hours.
Position details:  This intern would be directly communicating with our Twitter/Facebook/Pinterst followers and would add content daily to each of these sites.  The purpose of this position is to increase company brand and awareness and to get a social buzz on our service.  Company would like intern to engage professional bloggers that we have gained a relationship with on LinkedIn and also multiple blogs per week on the company website.
Must have a 2.8 or higher GPA and US citizen.
Please contact Deb Barrick at 481-5471, [email protected] or Neff 337.

Submission by Hannah Janssen!

29 Apr

Hey there fellow Doermer Dons!

My name is Hannah Janssen, and I am a sophomore studying accounting. I’m actually writing this from Whitewater, Wisconsin thanks to the National Student Exchange!

Now, I know all of you business students have heard about NSE; they make presentations in the J100 classes and there are signs are all over campus. But I am writing this blog to give you my personal testimony about what an exchange can do for a business student.

A couple of things about signing up for your exchange: choose schools that have the AACSB accreditation (not membership, two different things), and make sure you know how much your housing will cost.

Like I said, I’m in Whitewater, Wisconsin, at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Oh, you never heard of it? Well, neither had I. Until I found out it was well-known for its accounting area and it’s the closest Wisconsin school to Fort Wayne. The school itself actually isn’t that big; enrollment is a little less than IPFW’s. If you can, I highly suggest visiting your school once you know where you are going. Whitewater is a pretty small town, but once I found out it had a Wal-Mart in walking distance (I wasn’t going to have a car), I was fine.

I only signed up to spend a semester here, but honestly, I could’ve stayed a year. I love my exchange. I get along with all of my roommates (I have 3), and I’ve actually made friends in my short time here. It’s like they say at every college, you have to get involved.  Seriously, getting involved in groups, especially on your exchange, is the best thing you can do for yourself, particularly when you’re a business student. I joined a group called IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), and today, I’m going to a Brewer’s game; last week, I found an internship I’m really interested in, and if I get it, they will pay for my housing and transportation! The opportunities I’ve had here are endless; all I had to do was put in effort and participate in meetings.  Also, thanks to technology like Skype, I can still participate in my group at IPFW too. I’m in Delta Sigma Pi, and I just got elected VP of Community Service for next year!

Going on this exchange was one of the best decisions I’ve made so far in college. I made new friends, and some new contacts for networking, and I got to do things I could have never done at IPFW (scuba diving!) I highly recommend an exchange to all business students, especially those who know where they want to go after college. It’s truly an experience you’ll never forget.

Want to know more about NSE?  – National Student Exchange

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