Calendar of SPuRS-Approved Events

Upcoming events

* Events with an (*) require registration. Click on the event link for details.
Event dates and times are subject to change.

Thursday, September 7

Beta Alpha Psi Resume Workshop - 1360 Schneider Hall, 6 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13

*ISM Interview Workshop - A prep event for ISM Career Night where supply chain professionals edit resumes and provide interviewing tips, 2150 Schneider Hall, 6 to 8 p.m.

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - Building Intersectional Awareness, Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Friday, September 15

*Entrepreneurship Forum - Idris Rashid, franchise owner, Chick-fil-A, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Monday, September 18

Multicultural Meet & Greet - An opportunity to build relationships with other WMU students of color, connect with multicultural RSO's, hear success strategies from faculty and alumni who look like you, and finally, link to the Kalamazoo community and learn about your local resources, Bernhard Center, 6 to 9 p.m.

Monday, September 18 - Friday, October 6

Resume ReVamp - An opportunity for business students to drop off a resume in order to receive written recommendations for improvement, within three days, weekdays in the Zhang Career Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19

*Peer to Peer Talk Fest - RSO Champions, Zhang Career Center, 5 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20

Quicken Loans' Leadership Academy - "The Ante to Lead."  Join the Quicken Loans' Leadership Academy for an interactive, inspiring course on the behaviors of leadership and leading with trust. 1160 Schneider Hall, 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - Legal Issues for the LGBTQ+ Community: A Panel Presentation," Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 21

Financial Planning Speaker Series - Speakers will talk about their education, career path, how they became financial advisors and what kind of challenges they have running their business. This speaker series is designed to raise awareness of the personal financial planning program and keep PFP majors engaged with the industry, 2150 Schneider Hall, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Meet the Firms - An event that acquaints new and returning accountancy students with the accounting firms actively recruiting WMU students, Fetzer Center, 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, September 22

Lunch & Learn w/L'Oreal - LowerLevel Schneider Hall, TBD

Tuesday, September 26

*Real Talk Diversity Series - "Being Seen: Discussion of Janet Mock's 'Surpassing Certainty,'" Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*ISM Career Night -A night of networking for students pursuing internships and entry level positions in supply chain management. Attend employer presentations and network with supply chain companies. Some employers will schedule on-campus interviews for Wednesday, September 27. Bernhard Center, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27

*Resume Building Workshop, 1160 Schneider Hall, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - The Queer Transformation of College Campuses, 1950 to Present", Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Friday, September 29

*Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series -  Dr. Doug Lepisto, assistant professor of management, Western Michigan University, "Leading Institutions in Unsettled Times," 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

*Resume Critique Day - This event assists business students in editing their professional resume for the upcoming recruiting season. Students meet with an employer for a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment to receive feedback. Space is limited; students must sign up on BroncoJobs for an appointment. Zhang Career Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, October 2

*Starting Gate Workshop - "Business Planning #1" with guest speaker Jon Schmitt from the Small Business Development Center. Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - LGBTQ+ Representation in Children's Literature," Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Career Day Prep Event - The Zhang Career Center invites local professionals and recruiters to talk to business students about networking strategies, resumes, professional introductions and interview tips. In addition, pre-business students seeking internships may choose to attend an internship panel as a breakout session and learn from upper-level students who have completed an internship. Fetzer Center, 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Real Talk Diversity Series - "Imagining Inclusion," Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Friday, October 6

*Practice Interview Day - This event assists business students practice their interview skills for the upcoming recruiting season. Students meet with an employer for a 40-minute, one-on-one appointment to receive feedback. Space is limited; students must sign up on BroncoJobs for an appointment. Zhang Career Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, October 9

*Starting Gate Workshop - "Business Planning #2" with guest speaker Jon Schmitt from the Small Business Development Center. Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10

*Real Talk Diversity Series - "Being Seen: Discussion of Janet Mock's 'Surpassing Certainty,'" Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Marketing, Sales and Food Marketing Career Night - A networking event for students pursuing internships and entry level positions in marketing, with a focus on careers in food marketing, marketing and sales. Attend a keynote speaker presentation followed by networking. Some employers will schedule on-campus interviews for Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the Zhang Career Center. Fetzer Center, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - National Coming Out Day: Trans and Immigrant Rights in the Fight for Liberation," Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

*Business Career Day - Business Career Day attracts more than 100 organizations to campus each October. The event offers all students an opportunity to meet with employer representatives to discuss internships and professional employment opportunities in business. Bernhard Center, noon to 4 p.m. Many employers conduct interviews on the day after Career Day, Thursday, Oct. 12. 

Monday, October 16

*Bring Your "A" Game to Work - All Western Michigan University business students are invited to apply to participate in three interactive workshops (October 16, 23 and 30) sponsored by Lacks Enterprises. The series introduces and explores seven “A” behaviors of work ethic. Students will learn to identify and recognize these work ethic behaviors and will engage in practical application of the material. 3150 Schneider each Monday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

*Starting Gate Workshop - "Customer Discovery" with guest speaker Bob Armbrister from CSM Group. Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17

*Peer to Peer Talk Fest - Student Strategies for Career Fair Success, Zhang Career Center, 5 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18

Women in Leadership Panel  - The Zhang Career Center at Haworth College of Business is hosting its 4th annual Women in Leadership event, which continues to grow in its reach and impact every year! This will be our second day-long conference with the same underlying goal of bringing men and women together to learn about the causation and related challenges of the unbalanced workforce. Last year, the presentations and discussion focused on gender equality. This year we’d like to “unite at the next level” by also considering how equity, the direct access to resources and equal opportunities, plays a role in women being able to compete for and secure high functioning influential leadership positions. Fetzer Center, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality," 1920 Sangren, 7 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 19

Financial Planning Speaker Series - Speakers will talk about their education, career path, how they became financial advisors and what kind of challenges they have running their business. This speaker series is designed to raise awareness of the PFP program among all students and keep PFP majors engaged with the industry, 2150 Schneider Hall, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 20

*Entrepreneurship Forum - Noel Corwin, founder, Gorilla Gourmet, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Monday, October 23

*Bring Your "A" Game to Work - All Western Michigan University business students are invited to apply to participate in three interactive workshops (October 16, 23 and 30) sponsored by Lacks Enterprises. The series introduces and explores seven “A” behaviors of work ethic. Students will learn to identify and recognize these work ethic behaviors and will engage in practical application of the material. 3150 Schneider each Monday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

*Starting Gate Workshop - "Intellectual Property for Startups" with guest speaker James Leonard, Patent Attorney at Price Heneveld.  Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25

*The 5 P's of Presenting Professionally Workshop - All WMU students majoring in business are invited to this career preparation workshop. Students who attend and contribute to this dynamic discussion on presenting yourself and projects or information will not only learn how to best approach and give a presentation but how to do so confidently and professionally. 2345 Schneider Hall, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - Intersectional Coalition Building," Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 26

Real Talk Diversity Series - "Disability at the Intersections", Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 8 p.m.

Finance Career Night - A night of networking for students pursuing internships and entry level positions with a focus in finance. Hear from industry professionals representing different career paths in the finance industry, followed by networking, Fetzer Center, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Friday, October 27

*Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series - Aaron Zeigler, president and CEO, Zeigler Auto Group, "Development of Zeigler Motorsports", 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Monday, October 30

*Bring Your "A" Game to Work - All Western Michigan University business students are invited to apply to participate in three interactive workshops (October 16, 23 and 30) sponsored by Lacks Enterprises. The series introduces and explores seven “A” behaviors of work ethicStudents will learn to identify and recognize these work ethic behaviors and will engage in practical application of the material. 3150 Schneider each Monday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

*Starting Gate Workshop - "Business Model Canvas" with guest speaker Lara Hobson, WMU Starting Gate. Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 1

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - Little Word, Big Impact: Negotiating Gender-Neutral Pronouns in Education," Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 2 - Friday, November 3

*ICHITA-IT Forum Joint Conference - Exploring Health IT Innovation and Cyber Security in the Digital Era, Fetzer Center, noon to 6 p.m. (Thursday), 7:15 to 5 p.m. (Friday)

Thursday, November 2

Real Talk Diversity Series - "Racial Socialization and the Power of Narrative", Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 8 p.m.

Monday, November 6

*Starting Gate Workshop - "Business Research" with guest speaker LuMarie Guth, Business Librarian, Waldo Library Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - Promoting Resilience in Individuals and Couples with LGBTQ+ Identities", Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Friday, November 10

*Entrepreneurship Forum - Charles Grantier and Tim Davis, co-owners, Territorial Brewing Company, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Monday, November 13

*Starting Gate Workshop - "Insurance and Liability Basics" with guest speaker Stewart Nelson, Entrepreneur, Investor and Insurance Expert. Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Monday, November 13 through Wednesday, November 15

Major Match-Up - An event for all students wishing to explore Haworth College of Business majors. You can explore two majors each evening with senior level students who are knowledgeable and engaged. You will be able to learn what it takes to be successful in the major, what the coursework is like, who the faculty are, which employers come to campus to hire students for internships and full time positions in this major, which organizations are aligned with the major, which events are best to attend, and any other questions that you may have. This is a peer to peer event, designed to provide information to first and second year students who are exploring options in order to select a major. Lower level of Schneider Hall each day, 4:45 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - Transgender Stories: A Panel Discussion", Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 16

Financial Planning Speaker Series - Speakers will talk about their education, career path, how they became financial advisors and what kind of challenges they have running their business. This speaker series is designed to raise awareness of the PFP program among all students and keep PFP majors engaged with the industry, 2150 Schneider Hall, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, November 17

*Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series - Kevin Brozovich, founder and chief people officer, HRM Innovations,"Generational Differences at Work", 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Monday, November 20

*The 5 P's of Presenting Professionally Workshop - All WMU students majoring in business are invited to this career preparation workshop. Students who attend and contribute to this dynamic discussion on presenting yourself and projects or information will not only learn how to best approach and give a presentation but how to do so confidently and professionally. 1220 Schneider Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21

*Peer to Peer Talk Fest - Personal Branding, Zhang Career Center, 5 to 6 p.m.

Monday, November 27

*Starting Gate Workshop - "Marketing & Social Media" with guest speaker Heather Isch, Marketing and Branding Consultant at LFK Marketing.  Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - Resisting Reconiliation: Queer Muslim Identity in America," Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, December 4

*Starting Gate Workshop - "Motivation: Even When the Critics Get You Down!" with guest speaker Michelle Mollard, Instructional Designer at Imperial Beverage.  Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6

Lyceum Lecture Series - "LGBTQ+ At the Intersections - The Life and Death of Latisha King," Lee Honors College, noon to 1 p.m.

Friday, December 8

*Entrepreneurship Forum - Kristin Fiore, founder, Down Dog Yoga Center, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Friday, January 12

*Entrepreneurship Forum - Adam McFarlin, owner, Kalamazoo Candle Company, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Friday, January 26

*Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series - Peter Gistelinck, president and CEO, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Friday, February 9

*Entrepreneurship Forum - Kevin Romeo, creative director, Rhino Media, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Thursday, February 15

Real Talk Diversity Series - "Unlikely Allies: The Case for Aligning Business and Social Justice," Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, February 23

*Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series -  Tim Lester, WMU football head coach, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m

Friday, March 16

*Entrepreneurship Forum - Roxanne Leder, owner, Decadent Dog, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Real Talk Diversity Series - "Systemic Change at WMU", Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 1 to 3 p.m.

Friday, March 30

*Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series - Chris Burns, fixed income analyst, Greenleaf Trust, "Special Topics in Finance," 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m

Wednesday, April 11

Real Talk Diversity Series - "Enviromental Justice," Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, April 13

*Entrepreneurship Forum - Regi Kurien, president, Amhawk, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Friday, April 27

*Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series - Jim Ritsema, Kalamazoo city manager, "Kalamazoo's Foundation for Excellence," 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m

Friday, May 18

*Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series - Dr. Edward Montgomery, president, Western Michigan University, 2150 Schneider Hall, 7:30 to 9 a.m