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University of Chicago Professor of Economics and UW-Stevens Point alumnus John List ’92 spoke to students about his recent book, “The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale.” All great ideas have one thing in common: They are not guaranteed to succeed. Why do some ideas make it big while others fail to take off? Prof. List says it comes down to a single question: Can the idea scale? “There’s only one way to change the world: at scale.”
Ki Mobility was founded in Stevens Point 15 years ago and now designs and manufactures customized wheelchairs that are sold around the world. Hear the head of Human Resources, Katie Keeley, talk about the sense of pride employees take in producing products that contribute to improving their customers’ quality of life. Katie also shares valuable advice for beginning your career. Guest: Katie Keeley, talent manager. Email Katie
At this panel discussion, you will hear how some local businesses were impacted by COVID-19, how they have responded to the crisis and what long-term effects they see for their businesses. With representatives from Delta Dental, Roehl Transport and Sentry Insurance.
The mission of the Portage County Business Council is to attract and retain both businesses and talent. The council runs numerous programs to make Portage County ”a great place to live, work and play.” One program of special interest to UWSP students is the Ignite Young Professionals group, which welcomes UWSP students to its networking, professional development and community service events. The guests at this event shared how they discovered their respective passions for non-profit and community-building work, as well as offered advice for students as they launch their careers.Guests at this event were Todd Kuckkahn, PCBC executive director; Kayla Rombalski, PCBC director of talent development and UWSP grad; and Kevin Kirschbaum, Ignite Young Professionals group board member, co-owner of D1 Training and UWSP grad. For more information, email Portage County Business Counci or visit Ignite Young Professionals on Facebook.
S.C. Swiderski designs, plans, constructs, owns, and operates an extensive real estate portfolio in Wisconsin. They currently have 21 multi-family developments across the state and many new developments in the works. They have also recently expanded into building and selling single-family homes. Our guests discussed the many career paths available within the construction and real estate fields and emphasized that success in these fields does not depend upon having a specific degree. Guests at this event were Samantha Cricks, managing real estate broker; Jacqui (Miller) McElroy, director of business development; and Pat McElroy ’08, senior lease up property manager. For more information about opportunities at S.C. Swiderski, please contact Jacqui.
Northwestern Mutual is a national insurance, investment and financial-planning company based in Wisconsin. They offer internships to continuing students as well as post-graduate internships for those who have already completed their degrees. Interns are provided with extensive training and mentoring to maximize the chances for success. The speakers at this event highlighted the flexibility and freedom of the financial-planning career path, as well as the rewards of helping other people achieve important life goals.Guests at this event were Monica Abraham, campus and career recruiter, and Cale Jakusz, financial advisor and UW-Madison senior. For more information about opportunities at Northwestern Mutual, please contact Monica.
Delta Dental of Wisconsin, a non-profit organization, is part of a network of the largest provider of dental insurance in the US. Its headquarters is located in Stevens Point. More info. Guests at this event were Paula Erickson, Human Resources manager, and Sharon Waterson, Human Resources business partner manager.
AROW Global is the leading designer and manufacturer of window and glazing systems for the mass transit industry in North America. Its headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Mosinee, Wisconsin. There are career opportunities in multiple departments, including customer service, operations, purchasing, accounting and human resources. If you are interested in internship opportunities with AROW Global, contact HR Director Matt Garske. In addition to Matt Garske, guests at this event included Brenda Halama, Director of Operations; Zack Washatko, Manufacturing Manager and Amber Stieber, Customer Relations Manager.
Roehl Transport is one of the 100-largest transportation and logistics companies in the US, with its corporate headquarters in nearby Marshfield. In this discussion, you’ll learn about Roehl’s safety-centered culture, interview process and career opportunities for students of all majors. Guest: Joe Gustafson, recruiting and staffing manager. For more info, please contact Joe Gustafson via email or LinkedIn.
Did you know? With more than 4,000 associates in 41 states, Sentry is one of the largest and strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. Learn about Sentry’s outstanding summer internship program, strong promote-from-within culture and interview process. Guests: SBE grad Brittany Kellnhofer, senior claims representative; UWSP grad Jeremy Kleifgen, director of IT claims; and UWSP grad Hannah Krueger, college recruitment and programs pecialist. For more info, visit jobs.sentry.com and take advantage of the feature allowing you to set alerts for new postings!
Fastenal is known for distributing industrial and construction supplies. The company is growing rapidly and looking for both current students to work part-time and new grads to work full-time. Guest: UWSP grad Patrick Duffy, district manager. For more info, visit fastenal.com.
Skyward is a home-grown educational software company serving school districts across the U.S. and abroad. If you enjoy new challenges and constant learning, Skyward could be an excellent fit for you! Guests include Karen Glinski, recruiter; Joe Jensen, 2018 SBE grad and account manager; and Scott Whitney, head of the Customer Support unit. To see current job postings, both internships and full-time, visit www.skyward.com/uwsp. If you have questions, please reach out to Karen Glinski.
Klismith Accounting & Tax Group is a local accounting firm founded by an SBE grad in 1988. Since then, they have taken pride in hiring many SBE grads, both as interns during tax “season” in spring semester and as full-time hires. Guests include Karli Klismith, Office and HR Manager and UWSP grad Andrea Retzki, CPA and Engagement Manager; and Brad Kruger, CPS and SBE grad.
Learn about an exciting medical-technology company in Marshfield. Guests include Amy Nystrom, Chief Business Officer; Emily Pasciak, Controller; and Rachel Reed, Marketing Manager. Hear why internships can be more important than GPA!
Find out about this growing company with lots of opportunities for students of all majors. Currently recruiting for summer 2021 internships and Think Insurance retreat/conference on Jan. 7, 2021.
Wayne Breitbarth, author of the #1-selling LinkedIn book on Amazon.com, on using your unique experiences & relationships to harness the full power of LinkedIn. Part 1 | Part 2
In the 2020 Business and Society Lecture, New York Times best-selling author and business journalist Bethany McLean shares her observations on why “Business Goes Bad.”
Ms. McLean takes questions from a panel of School of Business and Economics students and the audience at the inaugural Business and Society Lecture.
Could a career in sales be right for you? Hear about exciting sales-related career paths in a variety of industries: software (Skyward), produce (Wysocki Family of Companies) and real estate (Next Home Priority).
A panel discussion on the wide variety of career paths available within the banking industry. With representatives from three local financial institutions (Associated Bank, Forward Bank, River Cities Bank) plus the Wisconsin Bankers’ Association and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (federal agency responsible for examining all banks).
At this event, SBE students take the lead in asking local employers what YOU want to know about internships, career opportunities and company culture.
Author, entrepreneur and hunger-relief advocate, Wayne Kostroski. Founded “Taste of the NFL” non-profit organization; raised over $25 million for hunger relief.Part 1: Wayne Kostroski presents “Giving is Good Business”Part 2: Wayne Kostroski is interviewed by UWSP students
Hear about KwikTrip’s history, growth and strategy–a great Wisconsin success story! Carl Rick, part of the third generation of family owners, has responsibility for company PR.