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employer interviews

Employers On Campus: Upcoming Interview Schedule as of 10/05

The date listed below is the date the employer will be on campus for interviews. NOTE: The interview schedule is SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Check Blugold CareerLink for up-to-date information. Log into Blugold CareerLink AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to view last date for interview sign-up.

Questions? Contact Jessica Gardner, career & employment manager by email at gardnejj@uwec.edu or by phone at 715. 836.2927.

05   LarsonAllen
06   Cargill, Target
07   Cargill; McGladrey; Thomson Reuters
11   Citizens Community Federal; UnitedHealth Group
12   Ecolab; Kohls Department Store; KPMG LLP; UnitedHealth Group
13   Allstate; Liberty Mutual Insurance Co; Travelers
17   Federated Mutual Insurance; Securian Financial Group
18   Allstate
20   3M; Allianz Life Insurance of North America; Target
21   LSS Data Systems
26   Enterprise Rent-A-Car
27   HB Fuller; Menards

04   Toro Company
18   Ameriprise Financial

HCAD Admissions

Health Care Administration Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2011

The Health Care Administration Program is accepting applications for Fall 2011. Prospective students should attend one of the Priority HCAD application informational meetings on:

• Monday, October 17th, 4:30-5:30pm, Schneider 315 OR
• Friday, October 21st, 12-1pm, Schneider 315

Applications are due on Friday, October 28th, 2011, by 4pm. Application materials are available here. Students should submit their application materials to Pam Blanchette in Schneider 400C. Acceptances will be determined by November 7th, prior to spring registration.

Admissions information may be found here and pre-HCAD students are encouraged to meet with Dr. Meg Devine in CADE for assistance with HCAD degree planning.

Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer Johs-Artisensi.


Memory Walk a Success

Memory Walk

Helping those with Alzheimer's disease. Members of the UW-Eau Claire student chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators volunteered at the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's Memory Walk on September 18th in Carson Park. Students set-up the event, and enjoyed activities and lunch with residents from Dove Health Care. Over 500 individuals participated in this year's walk, which generated over $72,000 for the Alzheimer's Association—a $30,000 increase over last year!

AMA Update: Members attend Career Conference

Members of the student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) members networked with employers and other corporate representatives at the 2011 Career Conference held September 29th in the UW-Eau Claire Zorn Arena. About 106 companies attended the event, which was co-sponsored by BUS and Career Services.  

Rebecca Fisher, a representative from the Buckle Inc who attended Career Conference, was invited back to campus to speak to AMA members at their general meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2011.
 AMA is a student-run professional business organization that offers students the opportunity to learn essential skills and leadership to prepare for a future in business. For more information about AMA, contact President Christina Kubitschek at kubitscm@uwec.edu or visit AMA’s website at www.uwec.edu/ama.

Promote Your Organization!

Send your pictures, articles, news and events to Gretchen Hutterli, COB assistant dean-external affairs.

We may post your photos on our social media sites to help promote your organization's activities.

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homecoming news

Homecoming message from the Chancellor: Have fun, but be safe and responsible

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Gropp and Shimon 2011 Homecoming royalty candidates

Good luck to the following College of Business students nominated for 2011 Homecoming King and Queen. Homecoming King and Queen voting ends at 3pm on Friday, October 7.

» Vote here

Brad GroppBrad Gropp, a junior accounting and information systems double major from Marshsfield, WI, was nominated by Beta Upsilon Sigma (BUS).

Cara ShimonCara Shimon, a senior operations/materials management major from Hudson, WI, was nominated by Alpha Xi Delta and Delta Tau Delta. Shimon is active in APICS.

Good luck Blugolds; Go COB majors on the football team

footballThe University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds and the UW-Oshkosh Titans will meet for the 63rd time for UW-Eau Claire's Homecoming game. Kickoff is set for Saturday, October 8th at 2 p.m. at Carson Park in Eau Claire.

COB students on the 2011 Blugold football team are as follows: Clint Larson, a senior business major from Eau Claire, WI; David Goodman, a senior accounting major from Neenah, WI; Jordon Rolland, a sophomore from Lancaster, WI; Josh Metzger, a senior accounting major from Green Bay, WI; Nathan Bollinger, a junior business student from Eau Claire, WI; Ryan Moertel, a senior business administration major from Rochester, MN; Jy Corbett, a sophomore management major from Port Edwards, WI; Matthew Anderson, a freshman business major from Hastings, MN; Connor Meloy, a senior marketing major from Madison, WI; Matt Jaskowiak, a senior marketing/sales major from Pewaukee, WI; Joel Kornhoff, a freshman marketing major from Franklin, WI; Zack Zuidema, a senior business major from Crystal Lake, IL.; Taylor Hoff, a freshman business major from Whitefish Bay, WI; Jake Holterman, a junior management major from Muskego, WI; Ben Van Geffen, a senior management major from Shiocton, WI; Taylor Hotchkiss, a freshman business major from Oconomowoc, WI, Billy Emanuel, a sophomore finance major from Owatonna, MN; Andrew King, a junior business administration major from Plover, WI; Eric Nieman, a sophomore business administration major from Evansville, WI; Matt Zellmer, a freshman management major from Lakeville, MN; Nevin Smith, a freshman business administration major from Edger, WI; Kyle Severson, a sophomore accounting major from Eau Claire, WI; Mark Munger, a freshman finance major from Eau Claire, WI.

People • places • things

Congratulations Alexis Wong!

Alexis WongAlexis Wong, a freshman accounting student from Maple Grove, MN, was the lucky winner of the COB iPod nano! Alexis was selected from a group of freshmen students who took the online survey found in the Success Starts Here College of Business newsletters.

Marketing major Catherine Wagner named WIACA Athlete of the Week

UW-Eau Claire women's golfer Catherine Wagner, a junior marketing major from Austin, MN, captured medalist honors, helping guide the Blugolds to a second-place finish at the Southwest Minnesota State University Mustang Invitational, on September 21, 2011. She finished with 144 strokes for the tournament, an even score, and had 70 strokes on day two, the lowest single-day total of the event.

Wagner was named a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week on September 27th for her performance.

Other COB students on the UW-Eau Claire women’s golf team are Stephanie Dvorsak, a freshman accounting and international business major from Corcoran, MN; Lauren Gault, a senior marketing/professional sales major from Shorewood, WI; Jamie Hauser, a senior marketing major from Hartland, WI; and Emily Swift, a senior accounting student from Onalaska, WI.

IS student's printer proposal saves money and energy

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will save paper and electricity thanks to the purchase of duplex printers for residence halls. The printers, which allow the automatic printing of paper on both sides, were purchased with grant dollars provided by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate's Student Office of Sustainability (SOS).

The SOS sought student proposals for environmentally sustainable initiatives. Among the projects selected for funding was the $12,380 Housing and Residence Life proposal developed by Matthew Sias, a senior information systems major from Hudson.

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New COB Faculty and Staff

New Faculty and Staff

Mark your calendar

October 5-7
HCAD practicum students back on campus

Thursday, October 6
CADE Seminar: Keys to Academic Success
Schneider Hall 100
3:30-4:45 pm

October 7-8
Homecoming 2011

Thursday, October 13
Study Abroad Fair
Council Fire Room, Davies Center
3:00-5:30 pm

October 17-21
Explore Your Possibilities Week
Davies Center
10:00 am-3:00pm

Thursday, October 20
Blugold Spotlight Majors Fair

Friday, October 21
Fall 2011 Final Exams available on MyBlugold

Thursday, October 27
Blugold Spotlight Majors Fair

Thursday, October 27
CHAASE Fall Forum
The Value of Mentoring: A key professional practice for health care administration
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Davies Center Tamarack Room

Sunday, October 30
International Fall Folk Fair
Davies Center
12:00-4:00 pm

registration calendar

Monday, October 3
Spring Semester schedule of classes available on MyBlugold & Web

October 3-14
Winterim priority registration; $100 down payment required; PACs not required

Week of October 10
Enrollment appointment times for Spring Semester registration sent to students via e-mail

laptop support

FREE Tech Support Offered for Laptop Requirement

Upper-level IS students are offering tech support in the Schneider Hall Lobby to make sure your laptop meets College of Business laptop requirements.

Their fall 2011 schedule is as follows:
• Mondays: 9-11am
• Tuesdays: 11am-1pm
• Wednesdays: 12-2pm
• Thursdays: 12:30-2:30pm
• Fridays: 9-11am

For more information, contact:
COB Laptop Tech Support

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Etiquette Tip for the Month: Should I Stand or Should I Sit?

When you have an interview, wait until the interviewer (the host) tells you where to sit. Remain standing in front of your chair, until the interviewer moves to take his or her seat. Lower yourself into your seat at the same time. If someone walks in and the interviewer introduces you, stand up to greet that person.

The same is true for a sales call or any business meeting. Wait until your host tells you where to sit. Sit when your host sits and stand to greet any newcomers.

Courtesy of the Culture and Manners Institute

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