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Business Cafe sessions look at accounting, My Degree Path, Ferris State University programs

Business Department faculty discuss various topics throughout the semester in the Business Cafe series. All the sessions are drop-in — and open to all students, not just those in business majors — so stay for 10 minutes or the entire time. Snacks are provided!

Here’s the schedule for October:

  • Check on Your Own Progress with My Degree Path — From 4:30-5:30 p.m. October 2 in the Business Tutorial Lab (room 201 of Cook), assistant professor Erin Busscher will walk you through My Degree Path, a web-based tool that helps you keep track of which degree requirements have been completed and which remain to be completed.
  • Accounting Careers — What to Consider — Assistant professor Mark Jasonowicz will discuss careers in accounting, educational requirements and job opportunities in West Michigan from 2-3 p.m. October 3 in the Business Tutorial Lab (room 201 of Cook).
  • FSU 3+1=4 You — From 8:30-10 a.m. October 11 in the Business Tutorial Lab (room 201 of Cook), Professor Jeff Spoelman and Ferris State University representatives will discuss business programs and the classes you can take at GRCC to ensure a seamless transfer.
  • I Want to Major in Accounting: Now What? — Professor Richard Barnhart will cover getting an Associate of Business with an accounting major at GRCC as well as how to seamlessly transfer to a four-year school in a session from 5-6 p.m. October 19 in room 201 of Cook (Business Tutorial Lab).

Advice from Alumni: Make use of GRCC resources

Rena Curtis
Rena Curtis

Rena Curtis graduated this spring from GRCC with plans to transfer to Davenport University. She advises students to make use of campus resources: “While I was at GRCC, I spent a lot of time at the Business and Computer Lab. I would not be at the place where I am today without the tutors’ help. At times, subjects or concepts were a struggle for me to grasp, and yet they were very accommodating in finding new ways to clarify them.”

GRCC In the News, 9-19-17

Juan Palacios: ‘We are not stealing these jobs’

Sept. 18, 2017; Bridge magazine (newsletter for The Center of Michigan)

DACA status: Expires August 2019. “It means I have two years to figure it out, to talk to lawmakers and as many people as I can,” Palacios said.

… Ambitions: Palacios said he’s putting $6,000 aside to become a certified electrician in a six-month program offered by Grand Rapids Community College. “They hook you up with a job,” he said. “My goal is to eventually buy a house.”

Monserrat Velazquez: She canceled her flight to Mexico when DACA was announced

Sept. 18, 2017; Bridge magazine

DACA status: Expires in December. She will seek a two-year extension.

… Achievements: She is a manager in a suburban Grand Rapids restaurant. She earned an associate degree in business administration from Grand Rapids Community College.

Denis Martinez: ‘Sometimes, I feel like America doesn’t want me.’

Sept. 18, 2017; Bridge magazine

DACA status: Expires in January 2020.

… Achievements: He graduated from Godwin Heights High School, joining in wrestling, football, track and cross-country. He now attends Grand Rapids Community College. He also works a part-time job at a mall and lifts weights six days a week to stay fit.

The Rapid seeks patron feedback for possible transit improvements

Sept. 18, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Rapid has announced the launch of an online feedback tool aiming to gather information from the community on the area’s transit system.

… Although she had not heard of the study, Grand Rapids Community College nursing sophomore Anna Peterman said improvements are needed at bus stops.

Business Cafe sessions cover Study Away, Meijer internships, interview tips

Business Department faculty discuss various topics throughout the semester in the Business Cafe series. All the sessions are drop-in — and open to all students, not just those in business majors — so stay for 10 minutes or the entire time. Snacks are provided!

Here’s the schedule for September:

  • Study Away — From 11 a.m. to noon or 1-2 p.m. September 18 in room 201 of Cook, assistant professor Matheta Righa will talk about GRCC’s Study Away program, a short-term learning experience that’s part of a credit-bearing course.
  • Meijer Internships — Summer 2018 — Assistant professor Jennifer Knauf and Meijer Inc. representatives will talk about paid internships available to students interested in retail industry careers who have GPAs of 3.0 or higher. You must register in advance for this session, which will take place 2-4 p.m. September 25 in the ATC auditorium.
  • Acing the Interview — Professor Ann Alexander will share tips from 10-11 a.m. September 27 in room 201 of Cook.

Advice from Alumni: Get organized

Monica Hale stands near a covered bridge
Monica Hale

Monica Hale planned to transfer to Ferris State University after graduating from GRCC this past spring. She advises students to set a schedule for completing assignments and reviewing for tests. She adds some wisdom she received from business instructor Dawn Mumford: “If you find yourself wanting to procrastinate, dedicate 15 minutes of time to a task and that will help you realize that it’s achievable.”