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Kickstart Your Career WITH the ONE-STOP SUPPORT in the Anderson center

The Sentry School of Business helps you become a career-ready graduate and leader through applied learning. The Keith and Tammy Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center provides you with a single location to learn about majors, receive career and financial support, and discover internship and professional development opportunities. The Anderson C2C Center also serves as a hub for business outreach and event planning.

Anderson Classroom to Career Center

​Location

128 College of Professional Studies (CPS)
1901 Fourth Ave.
Anderson Classroom to Career Center

Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: 715-346-2112

BECOME CAREER-READY WITH ACTIVITIES AND SPEAKERS

We provide you with ideas, tools, connections and—most importantly—real-world practice in one location on campus. You’ll graduate ready to begin their professional journeys with confidence!
Networking

Pro Events

Pro Events offer a diverse range of speakers and events, allowing you to learn outside the classroom and enhance your skills.
Internship Group

Internships

Our Mundt Internship Program gives students professional work experience before they graduate.
School of Business and Economics Advising

Advising

Academic and career advisers help students develop plans to meet their educational, career and life goals.

​Financial Coaching

If you are interested in becoming financially fit, we can help!

By the Numbers

100Percent
of students complete an internship
300+
Pro Events each year
95Percent
of grads agree that the School of Business and Economics prepared them well for their career
Anderson Classroom to Career Center Staff and Students

Meet our Staff and Students

Our team is ready to build a customized plan to kickstart your career.

Anderson Center History

In 2018, Keith and Tammy Anderson committed $1 million to establish the Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center. The center equips School of Business and Economics students with the tools and strategies needed to launch their careers and follow their dreams. The C2C Center officially opened its doors on Oct. 4, 2019, on the first floor of the College of Professional Studies Building.

Read more about the C2C Center opening here.

We have on a wall in the Anderson Center a quote from Keith which reads, in part, “No dream is too big for a Pointer.” Not only is that the spirit we want to embed in our students, it’s also how we approach our job of constantly improving the education of our students.

In 2010, then-Dean Joan North invited Prof. Elizabeth Martin to dedicate part of her time to programming that would improve School of Business and Economics students’ professional development. We started with some straight-forward goals, such as encouraging our students to attend Career Services workshops on campus. We didn’t stop there, however! We now have many outstanding programs housed in the Anderson Classroom to Career Center, all of which would have initially seemed out of reach:

  • Smiley Professional Events series, offering students a choice of over 300 speakers, workshops and activities per year.
  • About 70 students per semester completing internships, including our program providing stipends to students completing internships at nonprofit organizations, thereby helping the students, the organizations and the community.
  • Our peer-to-peer financial coaching program, helping all UWSP students gain confidence and knowledge about making financial decisions.

School of Business and Economics students have provided important input throughout the development of our co-curricular programming; their continued input via activities such as our Pro Events Advisory Board will help shape our programs in the future. Some of the ways our students have provided input include:

  • In summer 2010, students in Prof. Elizabeth Martin’s Market Research class researched co-curricular programs across the country; we used many of their recommendations when we launched our Events program that very next September.
  • Some of our most popular Events were suggested by students, such as our “Lunch with a Leader” program.
  • In fall 2018, a group of students contributed ideas for the layout of the Anderson C2C Center, including a conference room available to student groups and teams.

From the beginning, our co-curricular programming has been developed with the support of, and guidance from, our incredibly strong alumni and employer community.

Before the start of our program, some of our largest local employers told us they wanted more ways–beyond the typical career fair visits–to connect with our students. Knowing how much our students could benefit from enhanced connections with employers, we saw how a vibrant co-curricular program could bring students and employers together.

Once our programming began, countless Corporate Partners, Business Advisory Council members and Pointer alumni have spoken at events, given feedback on student presentations and attended networking receptions and banquets. While we sometimes worry about overloading them with requests, the most frequent feedback we get is, “What else can we do?” Their generosity towards our students has been truly heartwarming.

We owe a special thank you to one particular alumnus, Keith Anderson, and one particular business, Northwestern Mutual. In 2015, these two supporters challenged us to do even more to improve the career-readiness of our students. In response, we developed our “Kickstart Your Career!” program which runs in the early part of every semester and includes special speakers, senior banquets, an etiquette dinner and a networking reception.

Visionaries

Our donors help us provide unique experiences for our students and bring valuable expertise to our programs. This support gives our students the skills to excel. In the Sentry School of Business and Economics our donors truly do make a difference!

In 2018, Keith and Tammy Anderson committed $1 million to establish the Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center. The center equips Sentry School of Business and Economics students with the tools and strategies needed to launch their careers and follow their dreams. The C2C Center officially opened its doors on Oct. 4, 2019, on the first floor of the College of Professional Studies Building.

A 1985 business administration graduate, Keith had a successful career as a top executive with companies all over the United States. Keith recently retired as executive vice president of operations from NVR, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilding and mortgage- banking companies.

Keith serves on the Sentry School of Business and Economics Business Advisory Council. Keith and Tammy return to Stevens Point a few times each year to participate in our Senior Banquets.

School of Business and Economics Keith and Tammy Anderson

Mark and Julie Smiley met while attending UW-Stevens Point in the early 1980s. Mark is a 1985 business administration alumnus and Julie is a 1987 communication alumna. Since their time at UWSP, the Smileys settled in Baraboo and founded a manufacturing company headquartered in Port Washington called Badger Paperboard Inc., which continues to grow and expand to new locations throughout the U.S. Mark and Julie also raised a daughter and a son, both of whom now take active leadership roles in the family business.

Mark traveled back to Stevens Point to participate in a School of Business and Economics alumni panel discussion in 2014 as part of what is now known as the Smiley Professional Events. Since then, Mark and Julie have established two UWSP scholarships in business and communication as well as a program fund to support a variety of student opportunities relating to soft-skill development and professionalism.

School of Business and Economics Mark and Julie Smiley

Ray Mundt graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1953 with a degree in mathematics. Later he attended Harvard Business School. He married Ruth Stanchik and in 1953 went to work for Kimberly-Clark as a paper salesman where he later became a vice president and general manager. In 1970, he was recruited by ALCO Standard Corporation and eventually become COO, president, CEO and chairman of the board. Ray retired in 1994, but returned to take Unisource Worldwide public in 1996.

A board member of many corporations and civic organizations, he was also a Global Jewish Advocacy Honoree, a Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Inductee and a UW-Stevens Point Distinguished Alumnus Award winner.

A generous estate gift from Ray and Ruth Mundt helps provide internship and career-readiness experiences for School of Business and Economics students.

School of Business and Economics Ray Mundt

“No dream is too big for a Pointer, but it is up to you to make that dream tangible.”
UWSP Anderson Classroom to Career Center