The Cofrin School of Business is excited to announce Business Week 2022!
The events offered during Business Week ensure that our students leave with experiences that prepare them to impact businesses from day one. Key experiential learning opportunities for this year’s Business Week are:
Elevator Pitch – February 22nd – Students have 60 seconds to pitch why they would be a great hire. Community members and potential employers are welcome to attend and network.
Keynote Address and Networking Dinner – March 1st – Held on the stage of the Weidner Center. We are excited to announce that our speaker this year will be Koenraad Driessens. Koenraad is a UW-Green Bay alum and former student athlete. He is a director at Denham Capital, a global energy and resources (oil and gas, power and mining) private equity firm.
Student Innovation pitch competition, in partnership with WiSys – March 4th – Stay tuned for more details!
Additional events include visiting lectures, presentations, workshops
Further information will be posted over the coming months on our social media pages, so be sure to follow us:
UW-Green Bay has partnered with the Career Leadership Collective, a higher education solutions group, to conduct a national online survey to collect career pathway data from alumni. The National Alumni Career Mobility Survey (NACM) will be open from November 1, 2021 through January 15, 2022, seeking career satisfaction and insights from college and university alumni who completed bachelor’s degrees in calendar years 2011 and 2016. The data collected by this survey will be used to help our institution better understand the professional pathways of our graduates and prepare future alumni for continued and improved career success. If you are a 2011 or 2016 graduate, please watch for more information on this important survey.
About the Career Leadership Collective:
The Career Leadership Collective is a higher education solutions group that provides advisory and data services to assist campuses in building capacity around career development effectiveness. The National Alumni Career Mobility Survey is their signature survey.
The Center for Personal Financial Planning (CPFP) launched our Phoenix Personal Financial Planning Student Association and held our first-ever kick-off event, and we have membership in the teens. We organized for student members to attend a local Green Bay Current Young Professionals Chamber event in which a BMO Harris presented timely retirement planning education to professionals. Opportunities like these elevate our student’s professional development spirits and welcome them into the world of financial planning. Currently, our Personal Financial Planning Minor enrollment is approaching double digits. The CPFP will also host its first community outreach financial education (FinEd) presentations to two groups. One student group and one local community group. Excitingly, there is more to come!
Photo caption: Junior nursing students show UW System President Thompson and Chancellor Alexander what they are learning in an advanced nursing skills course. Also pictured, assistant professor Dr. Susan Hopkinson and Director of Nursing Dr. Christine Vandenhouten.
While on campus for the investiture of Chancellor Alexander on September 30, 2021, Interim UW System President Tommy Thompson made a visit to the Aurora BayCare Medical Center Nursing Skills Center. The former Wisconsin Governor added this stop to his itinerary when offered the chance to visit with nursing students in an advanced nursing skills course in the newly renovated facility. Once on site, he met each student, asking where they were from, what inspired them to be nurses, and why they chose UW-Green Bay. He praised the students for their desire become nurses and soon fill critically needed positions in the Wisconsin nursing workforce.
The newly renovated Aurora BayCare Medical Center Nursing Skills Center serves as a hub for learning clinical skills including clinical courses with hands-on learning (e.g., IV insertion) and simulation of clinical events using hi-tech patient mannequins, and open lab student practice time. The Center is in Wood Hall (3rd floor).
Join us on Thursday, July 15 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the next Phoenix Forum virtual speaker event, How to Foster a True Love of Lifelong Learning, and learn from focused and passionate UW-Green Bay’s experts.
Learning shouldn’t end after graduation. In fact, one of the most valuable skills you can take from college is the ability to acquire knowledge and grow on your own. In this panel discussion, Kelli Strickland, Chuck Rybak, and Ryan Martin will discuss approaches to lifelong learning rooted in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. From continuing to read after college, to engaging with the performing arts, to harnessing the power of your brain’s natural motivation to learn, the speakers will offer concrete strategies on how your education can continue even when you’re no longer in school.
The presenters will speak on the following lifelong learning topics:
Chuck: “Books as meditation: Why you should keep reading after college.
Kelli: “The Arts As Escapism, Unifier and Provocateur.”
Ryan: Curiosity as an Exploration Bonus: Our Built-in Desire to Know Stuff
Once registered, you will be emailed a link to the event.
Nursing students at UW-Green Bay were enlisted to help rollout the state’s COVID-19 vaccination effort at 13 sites in Northeast Wisconsin. With the leadership of Professor Chris Vandenhouten and nursing faculty, nursing students have provided more than 700 hours vaccinating and educating at COVID vaccination sites in February and March alone. Additionally, nursing faculty have contributed 77 hours toward vaccination efforts during this period. Students were eligible for academic credit for their participation, as well as real-world experience.
• The UW System offered $500 tuition credits to nursing students who provided 16 hours of work in vaccine and rapid testing clinics at the state’s 13 universities, allowing an opportunity for the more than 4,000 nursing students statewide to
receive real-world experience during a time when traditional clinical experiences were limited because of the virus.
• UW-Green Bay hosted one of the state’s COVID-19 surge-testing sites—a partnership between the UW System’s 13 universities and the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
• Prevea Health partnered with UW-Green Bay to launch four community COVID-19 vaccine clinics at its campuses in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan. As of mid-May, more than 105,000 vaccinations had been administered at the University campuses.