CWUBusiness NewsBusiness Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/business/newsen-usCollege of Business Participates in the "Eastern Region Wildcat Day Tabling!" http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3316Thu, 18 May 2017 14:32:07<p style="text-align: center;"><br>The College of Business participated in the Eastern Region Wildcat Day Tabling event that required our student ambassadors to travel to multiple community colleges. Our student ambassadors were able to connect with future business wildcats at all three Community Colleges. The College of Business visited Big Bend Community College, Wenatchee Valley College, and Yakima Valley College.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/tabling.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 515px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">"It is important because it allows us (the College of Business) to be present and accessible to students who are still in the decision process of what 4-year university to transfer to."- Lupe Campos</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/tabling%202.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 515px;"><br>The College of Business connected with frehsmand and sophomores at each Community College.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">"It is effective way to promote not only the College of Business but Central Washington University as well."- Javier Blanco</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;">College of Business Students Attend Mt. Stuart Elementary Fifth Grade Camp http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3314Wed, 17 May 2017 13:01:52<p>Last week, CWU had three College of Business students, Cailyn Hegland, Wyatt Shelton, and Jackson Wollan attend the Mount Stuart Elementary fifth grade camp as counselors! These counselors had camp names: Cailyn went by Hollywood, Wyatt went by Cowman, and Jackson went by Action. This was a three day adventure where the students were able to utilize their leadership skills.</p><p>&nbsp;"Being a business major and not an education major, going into this experience I didn't think it would be as beneficial to me as it actually was. There were moments that tested my patience. Sometimes it was tough keeping track of all 6 girls at once, but it was such a great and humbling experience. I'm very thankful that I was able to be a kid at camp again, with my group of girls from Mt. Stuart. I plan on coming back next year to be a camp counselor!" -Cailyn, a Human Resources</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/18519497_1535539386477961_1576983705925007144_n.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 289px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br>Wyatt, an Economics major, said "As business majors, we understand the importance of wise investment decisions. I would argue that among the best is investing in the next generation of kids. By doing so, you can change the life of an individual, and affect our culture for the better".</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/18491677_1535523563146210_3206889633665111027_o.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 344px;"></p><p><br>"This experience showed me that I was capable of managing people. I had to deal with some stressful situations, but was able to control the situation. Overall I gained great insight from attending this fifth grade camp and hope to attend next year". -Jackson, Supply Chain Management&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/18527665_1535523566479543_3262153021263620739_n.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p><br>The College of Business was thrilled to hear that students were expanding on their experiences. These three students took advantage of an opportunity and excelled at doing it!</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br>YoPro Networking eventhttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3312Mon, 15 May 2017 15:01:59<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Student and professional networking event</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; background: white;">YoPro was a recent event hosted in the Wellington Event Center here at CWU. The event brought in professionals from Boeing, Amazon, our local Iron Horse Brewery, along with others. The event started off with time for students and professionals to network with each other.&nbsp;</span><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/picture%201%20edits.jpg" style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; width: 515px; height: 379px;"></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; background: white;">Next on the agenda was the question and answer for the panel. Students asked intriguing questions and the panel followed with heartfelt answers. Along with the panel having an impressive professional career, there were a handful of CWU alumni in the mix. The alumni on the panel were Jared Vallejo, Matt McCorkle, Austin Allemand, and Robyn Stewart. This event was hosted by the Student Alumni Association, Career Services, CWU Latinx, and the College of Business. The moderator of the event from Student Alumni Association, Nicholas Birkenfeld, said that "YoPro was a great success in my opinion, the students were very engaged and asked great questions to our panelists. I also believe that our panelists provided a lot of useful insight to our students regarding what it's like in the professional world."</span> Students also got the opportunity to learn firsthand from professionals who are currently in the workforce about what it takes to be successful.&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/picture%205%20edit.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></span></p></p style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; background: white;"></p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; background: white;"></p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Yakima Cinco de Mayo Festival!http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3308Wed, 10 May 2017 15:23:12<p style="text-align: center;">Yakima had their annual Cinco De Mayo Festival from Saturday May 6th through Sunday May 7th. This event was located in Downtown Yakima, it is the largest culture festival in the Yakima valley celebrating Latin heritage and culture. The festival brings the authenticity of the culture by the homemade food, with all different types of street vendors such as making homemade tamales, tortillas, etoles (corn on the cob with mayo, cheese, tajin), one of the vendors was making fresh churros.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/cinco%202.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">Not only did the festival have food, but they had live music, a car show, sports game, and the Miss Cinco De Mayo pageant. The College of Business had the opportunity to team up with CWU admission and talk with students about the many programs we offer here at central. The ambassadors for the College of Business shared with them about how diverse our college is, and the many activities we hold as a community.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/Cinco%201.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"><br>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br>Freshman & Sophomore End of Year Celebration on Campus! http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3307Wed, 10 May 2017 14:57:16<p style="text-align: center;">Friday May 5th was our annual Freshman &amp; Sophomore End of the Year Celebration. Students came out and enjoy the spring sunshine to celebrate graduation and discover their new career direction.&nbsp; Students stopped by the College of Business to eat donuts, take Polaroid’s, and most importantly connect with our student’s ambassadors.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_1203.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">We had the opportunity to connect with new faces around campus and celebrate with current student in the College of Business.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_1143.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;"><br>“The End of Year Celebration was a great way to discuss the College of Business with new underclassman, and connect with new faces around campus” – Tiara Curow</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br>Boeing Visits the College of Business!http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3306Wed, 10 May 2017 13:02:59<p style="text-align: center;">The College of Business was happy to have Boeing Representatives come to Central Washington University on May 2, 2017 to discuss internship opportunities with students. The Boeing representatives held an information session where their goal was to promote and encourage underclassman to register for their upcoming 2018 internship opportunities. Boeing will be back on campus in the fall hosting interviews with students in regards to their internship program. This opportunity gave students the chance to know what to expect and how to prepare for this upcoming fall recruitment.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/IMG_1057.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">“A great opportunity for underclassman to prepare for your future with a great company” &nbsp;-Kelley McClung</p><p style="text-align: center;">Three Boeing executives visited accounting and economics classrooms, filled primarily with freshman and sophomore business students. A brief presentation on the proper steps to take when applying for an internship at Boeing was given.<br><br><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/picture%20.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">An information session was held in the afternoon, where they gave a more detailed presentation on their internship opportunities. They provided pizza and a PowerPoint for the interested students who attended. Students were able to engage and interact with the Boeing representatives during this information session, asking them what specifically they look for in an intern, when to apply, etc.</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></p style="text-align: center;">Student Spotlight: Miya Mukaihttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3305Wed, 10 May 2017 11:46:09<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/18342290_1529084853790081_7408585471302671692_n.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 413px;"></p><h2 style="text-align: center;">Miya Mukai, Junior, Makerting Major&nbsp;</h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Her Campus, Women's Soccer Club, Department of World Languages&nbsp;</h2><p style="text-align: center;">Miya Mukai, is a junior here at the CWU College of Business; she is majoring in marketing and minoring in Spanish. Miya plans to pursue a career in marketing, because it incorporates numbers and creativity. After college, she wants to be a marketing manager for a fashion or media company in California.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Miya is the President of the CWU Women’s Club Soccer Team, The Social Media and Marketing Intern at CWU Department of World Languages and she will be the Marketing and PR Director at Her Campus CWU, fall 2018. She believes it is important to be involved on campus because it allows you to make valuable connections with likeminded individuals. Showing interest in organization and gaining experience while in college is a great resume builder.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>“Working hard now will pay off later. When I do something, I never want it to be mediocre. My attention to detail, I believe is what makes my work stand out.”</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><br>Miya will be working at Nordstrom in a Retail Management Internship position this summer. She will be interning at an LA store where she will be increasing her experience in sales and higher level management. She hopes to gain a lot of experience and make more connections during her time in LA. Clearly, Miya’s hard work is paying off; we cannot wait to see where her work ethic will take her next!</p></p style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br>Student Spotlight: Julie Penwell http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3297Wed, 03 May 2017 12:16:02<h2 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/18157569_1518693158162584_1677782499630295855_n.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 349px;"></h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Julie Penwell</h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Personal Financial Planning Major, Accounting Minor</h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Women In Business, Investment Club</h2><p style="text-align: center;">Julie Penwell is a first year Personal Finance Major and an Accounting minor here at CWU College of business. Julie is involved in multiple organizations here at CWU. She is the Vice President of Women in Business, a member of Investment Club, and she is in the process of creating a Personal Financial Planning Club. Julie believes it is important to be involved in her campus community because “You can learn so much any connect with so many like-minded individuals you wouldn’t otherwise meet.”<br>CWU was the perfect choice for Julie because she wanted to attend a school with a low student to faculty ratio with an outstanding college of business. She was interested in all of the involvement opportunities just within the College of Business alone and she continues to take advantage of all of the opportunities she has to get involved!<br>Julie decided to pursue a career in financial planning because of the positive experience she had while taking a finance class in high school. While volunteering at a homeless shelter, she learned that a common factor that leads to homelessness is people’s lack of financial literacy. She is passionate about giving people the tools to make themselves financially stable and providing for their children’s future.<br>Qualities she believes a personal financial planner should have are patience and empathy. “Finance is very personal and your decisions will affect your client’s long term financial future."<br>Eventually, Julie would like to have her own financial planning firm targeted towards the millennial generation. She believes this generation has a lack of financial literacy and awareness and wants to contribute to the success of her generation!</p></h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></br></br>The LAUNCH Conference 2017http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3258Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:21:58<h3 style="text-align: center;"><br>The College of Business here at Central Washington University, hosted the first annual LAUNCH Conference at the Seattle Center Armory on April 7, 2017. The LAUNCH Conference objective was to give graduating business majors, breaking out into the business world to ask questions, gain advice and meet employers in the field they are pursuing. CWU College of Business gathered CWU Faculty, graduating seniors, CWU alumni and local, leading business professionals in the Washington area.</h3><h3 style="font-size: 17.6px; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_3863.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 317px;"></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">The day started with round table discussions, with CWU Alumni and business professionals engaging in conversation with CWU students. There were conversation topics from, how to gain employment by using LinkedIn, with a recent College of Business graduate, Sam Smith, to Navigating the Interview Process from Start to End with Kyle Munson, a Director at Expedia, Inc.</h3><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_3876.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><h3 style="text-align: center;">Also on the schedule, was a panel discussion, hosted by Accounting Professor, Jenny Cravens, as well as a Key Note Speaker, Paul Angone, a Bestselling author specializing in reaching out and relating to the “20 something” demographic.<br>“Talking about careers with professionals before you start or find your first job after CWU is incredibly important.&nbsp; Launch was perfect for doing just that in an engaging and energizing way. “– Jenny Cravens</h3><p>&nbsp;</p><h3 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_3894.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">The day ended with a Career Exposition, recruiters from companies such as Wells Fargo, Axa, Sherwin Williams and more. Students were encouraged to attend resume workshops so that they were prepared if a career opportunity came along, which a few students were lucky enough to get just by attending round tables!</h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br>The second LAUNCH Conference is scheduled for May 4, 2018 in Seattle. CWU College of Business is looking forward to creating the same opportunity for their 2018 graduates.</h3></h3 style="text-align: center;"></br></h3 style="font-size: 17.6px; text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></br></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></br>Wildcat Day 2017http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3253Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:15:57<p style="text-align: center;">Saturday, April 22, marked the second Wildcat Day spring quarter for our future Wildcats. Several hundred students, and their families, gathered at the SURC to check out the Wildcat Shop, attend tours of the Campus, and discover the possibilities available to them here at CWU. The SURC was full of life as future Wildcats walked amongst the tables filled with Clubs and Organizations engaging with future members. As the dust settled, from the morning rush, students moved onto their programs of choice for presentations put on by their respected Colleges.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/wildcat%20day.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 321px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">“Being a part of the Student Ambassador Team and presenting the College of Business on Wildcat Day has been the highlight of my time at Central.” - Nathan Zuidema, Student Ambassador</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_0994.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">The College of Business hosted future business students in Shaw-Smyser for their presentation put on by the Student Ambassadors. After Dean Stinson’s wonderful welcome message to the students, the ambassador team took the floor to speak about what the College of Business has to offer. The presentation highlighted the Majors, Minors, Clubs, and organizations the College of Business offers to its students. Ambassadors spoke of their personal experiences as a CWU Business Student. After the presentation, students sat and spoke with ambassadors individually and had the opportunity to ask specific questions about clubs and different ways to get involved as a first year Wildcat.</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">