Free Networking Opportunity
Evening Networking & Learning Series
Event sponsored by the St. Andrews Society of Detroit
Wed., Jan. 25, 2012
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Kilgour Scottish Centre
2360 Rochester Court, Troy
Free for students and alumni

Featuring Anne Doyle's special presentation
The Next Frontier for American Women: Leadership

About the Speaker:
Anne Doyle has been on the front lines and the battle lines of women's progress for nearly four decades. She began her career as a pioneering TV News and the TV Sports broadcaster in the 1970's and 80's. She then moved to the corporate world, rising through the ranks at Ford Motor Company. Most recently she's been working on her recently-released book Powering Up! How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders. For more information on Anne Doyle visit Anne's book will be available for purchase during the event.

Email the Office of Alumni Relations or call 248-823-1298.
Career Services

Currently Hiring
Title: Finance Intern
Company: Dialogue Marketing
Location: Troy, MI
Description: Dialogue Marketing is actively seeking a recent college graduate with a degree in Accounting or Finance. This is an opportunity to gain great experience in the field of accounting/ finance, and to learn with a growing company.
Duties: Provides assistance to the corporate financial associates. Prepares business reports, proposals, and presentations, financial planning, business analysis, preparation of budgets and forecasts. Responsible for preparation of pro forma financial statements. Generate financial reports from various financial systems. Manage expense commitments with various vendors.
Qualifications: Bachelors in Accounting or Finance. Graduated with a 3.3 minimum GPA, and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Must have thorough knowledge of pro forma's.

To view a more detailed description, interested and qualified Walsh College alumni should log onto eRecruiting. For more information on Walsh College Career Services contact 248-823-1625.

Check back every month for a  job posting in our new section, "Currently Hiring" brought to you by Walsh College Career Services.

Upcoming Events & Information

A Celebration of Freedom
Honoring the Spirit and Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sponsored by Walsh College
Mon., January 16, 2012
8:30 a.m.
Athens High School
4333 John R Road, Troy
This is a free event open to the public.

The program includes a welcome and unity walk with Ray C. Johnson, a performance by the Troy Honor Choir, and much more. Breakfast will follow the program. For more information contact Rose Zook at 248-823-1232

Webinars at Walsh College
We'll be offering a variety of webinars for job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs. Upcoming webinars include:

LinkedIn 101: Employers and Recruiters

Tues., Jan. 17, 12:15 - 1 p.m.
LinkedIn 101: Job Seekers and Networking
Wed., Jan. 18, 12:15 - 1 p.m.
What is Blackstone LaunchPad
Wed., Jan. 18, 4:45 - 6 p.m.

Register or learn more at

Blackstone LaunchPad Entrepreneurial Chats
Leveraging the Power of Social Media
Tues., Jan. 17, 4:45 - 6 p.m.
Troy Campus
Speaker: Lauren Ziskie, Walsh Adjunct Faculty

Customer Research: Where Do You Start?
Tues., Jan. 31, 5 - 6 p.m.

To register email Blackstone LaunchPad or call 248-823-1670.

98th Walsh College Commencement
Sat., Jan. 28, 2012
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Zion Christian Church, Troy


The Walsh College Alumni Association is seeking alumni volunteers to help distribute padfolios to newly minted alumni at our annual commencement ceremony.  Three volunteer positions remain for this event. To register, e-mail Savannah Lee or call 248-823-1298.

A Day of Education and Resources for Women Entrepreneurs
Wed., Feb 8, 2012
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A first-of-its kind event designed to help any woman that has a passion for entrepreneurship. Register:

Casino Night
Sat., Mar. 31, 2012
Red Run Golf Club
Royal Oak, MI
Tickets $75

Join the Walsh College Alumni Association for the 3rd Annual Casino Night! This is a fundraiser to benefit alumni programming and student scholarships. The event includes food, raffles prizes, and gaming on professional tables.
*Please note that cash will not be awarded.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Various opportunities are available. You can review them HERE.

Contact Savannah Lee for more info. For additional info on Casino Night visit,

Register now for CE and Certification Classes in 2012

Classes include AINS, PHR and Business 360.

Details on the web at The

Innovation Starts Here Competition - What Bugs You?
The purpose of this competition is to get future entrepreneurs thinking about new products and services that fill a void, and how they can bring those products and services to the marketplace.

Submissions are due by January 31, 2012 at 5 p.m. For more information and to register visit

The Walsh College Office of Development & Alumni Relations is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2012 Graduate of the Last Decade Award. These prestigious awards are given to high achieving alumni who have done great things not only in their career but in the community as well. For complete award criteria please visit If you have someone you would like to nominate please e-mail their name to and specify which award you are nominating them for.
Need to update your skills and want the PMP or CISSP certifications? A study group will be forming in January for those interested in taking the PMP and the CISSP exams. Please contact Jessica Bradford if you are interested in joining the group. We will collectively decide on a meeting time and place once we have the group formed.
January 2012

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Cristine Berns, MSF 1992, joined Deloitte as an audit staff member.

Elaine Chang
, BBA 2001, was promoted at Novogradac & Company LLP.

Diana Webb, MSM 1996, received her PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University in
Minneapolis, MN.

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Monthly Networking

Novi Group    

1st and 3rd Friday of every month

Jan. 27, 2012

8-9 a.m. (7:45 a.m.  sign-in) 
Novi Campus

Registration: E-mail Bruce Fette  


Troy Group
2nd and 4th Mon. of the month
Jan. 9 & 23, 2012
8:15 – 9:45 a.m.  (8 a.m. sign-in )
Troy Campus, Room 208
Registration: E-mail Caleb Bellow


Looking to improve your public speaking and leadership skills, or to remain competitive during a job search? Learn more here.

Novi Affinity Group
3rd Wed. of each month
Jan. 18, 2012
Novi campus, Cafeteria
8-9 a.m.
Registration: E-mail Lynn Valade

Troy Affinity Group
2nd Thurs. of each month
Jan. 12, 2012    
Troy campus, Cafeteria    
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Registration: E-mail Brenda Meller

To learn more about Inforum, Michigan's largest professional organization for women, visit


Walsh College Open Source

Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
10 a.m.

Troy Campus, Room 199

Share and educate the group on all facets of web development tools and techniques, as well as initiate and publish open source web-based software projects. For more information, visit