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The need for students to self-promote, the art of networking

October 10

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The instability of the current job market means relying strictly on a stellar academic record or a gleaming résumé alone might not land that dream job. Networking is a valuable skill, regardless of career path, and connections...

Now: Adaptive institution

October 10

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The college of business and economics (CoBE) has seen dramatic change in the last few decades. Teleprompters, green screens and smart boards have replaced typewritters and main frames.  The reputation of the college has led...

Then: Forerunner of business education

October 10

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The College of Business and Economics today is much different than its predecessor, commercial education. From fringe curriculum to an international entity, the university’s business school was launched from humble beginnings,...

Students’ phone repair business offers 24-hour deadline

October 3

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In February, a mobile web conference in Johannesburg revealed that the average person stares at their phone 150 times per day. That is roughly once every six and a half minutes during the time a person is awake. For some...

Gasland – Thousands of Americans have sold their land to energy companies; the documentary ‘Gasland’ shows the risks of fracking

October 3

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Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process by which companies forcibly extract fossil fuels from underground deposits. Experts say the process pumps several million gallons of water and metric tons of chemicals and sand into...

Student uses experience as bag boy for invention

September 26

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Senior Andrew Hoeft used to wander the aisles of the grocery store he worked at checking for expiring products. Tired of roaming, he decided to simplify the process. Hoeft created Date Check Pro, an expiration management...

Address serves as bridge between students and college

September 26

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After considering a student body request to view the big picture, the College of Business and Economics hosted its first State of the College Address last Wednesday. It was organized by the Dean’s Advisory Council to inform...

Sales Institute to bring jobs to campus

September 26

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When asked what the Sales Institute of Excellence will offer students, Professor of Marketing James Pletier spelled it out, “J-O-B-S.” Since its approval in February, the Institute has established certification programs...

Google project spawns web application

September 19

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A giant, featureless shape. That is what represented UW-Whitewater on Google maps before a team of four students transformed it. Last spring alumni Chris Berryman, Jimmy Gardner, Amanda Kretschmer and Audrey Salerno placed...

Dougan describes the business mind

September 19

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Ask professor and Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization faculty adviser William Dougan to describe the entrepreneurial spirit and he will compare it to architecture and evangelism. Dougan said it compares to architecture in...

Web entrepreneurs fill niche market

September 12

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  In 2010, Nicole Kringer and Erin Manders founded KnotaGeek LLC, a small web-based business that specializes in producing handmade accessories. The co-founders pursued this venture with no business background and make...

In the know with CEO: Fink reflects on team building

September 12

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President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, CEO, sophomore Dan Fink, has been a businessman for years. From a chain of lemonade stands in his youth to refurbishing MacBooks in high school with a partner at Mac Bros.,...

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