Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx) is hiring students to work part time (20 hrs/week) at their downtown Grand Rapids campus location. IPEx is the corporate training and professional development arm of Davenport University and work with local, regional, and national companies and businesses to deliver training to their employees.
Davenport University has been identified as one of the most affordable online Master’s in Finance degree programs by The Best Masters’ Degrees. The Best Master’s Degrees’ mission is to help prospective graduate students make informed decisions about what kind of degree to pursue and where to study. Their editors noted that, “The highly affordable online master’s in finance degree program at Davenport is available to students who want to combine studies in business and finance.”
Preparation for success in today’s global workforce means acquiring the combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes often referred to as “global competencies.” Students must become knowledgeable about other countries, develop cross-cultural communication skills and acquire the sensitivity that enables them to appreciate and work with diverse cultures. One of the best ways to become more globally competent is to experience day-to-day life in another country with the preparation and guidance that enables insights and understanding.
Construction has begun on the site of the new Donald W. Maine College of Business building with the construction fencing being installed this week. The south entrance will be the main construction entrance and while it will be open, it will no longer continue straight toward South Hall. Drivers will be forced to turn at the first right. It is recommended that you use the north entrance when possible as there could be occasional backups due to heavy equipment coming and going from the site.
We are proud to feature Annie Olds as our Alumni Success Story this week. Annie serves as the Northwest Regional Director and Certified Small Business Consultant at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). She has been with the SBDC for four years and an even larger part with Networks Northwest since 2006.
This year’s Etiquette Dinner was a resounding success. Eighty-eight guests attended, including students, employers, faculty and staff, and special guests from Grand Rapids Community College. The hallmark of the evening was the captivating presentation by Cindy Brown from Hello West Michigan.
DU’s College of Health Professions is developing a new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at its W.A. Lettinga Campus. The program is working toward Candidacy Status from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The first class of physical therapy students will begin in January 2017 and Dr. Sue Klappa, Founding Chair, is searching out faculty members with a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) for teaching positions.