Calendar of SPuRS-Approved Events

Upcoming events

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

September 9

  • Multicultural Meet and Greet: This event takes place in the Bernhard Center from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level  event.

 September 9 - September 27

  • Resume ReVamp: An opportunity for business students to drop off a resume in order to receive written recommendations for improvement, within three days.  This event takes place in the Zhang Career Center, 3020 Schneider Hall,  daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

September 10

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

September 13

  • Entrepreneurship Forum: David Wheatley from Humanergy will be speaking. This event takes place in 1120 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.
  • *Leveraging LinkedIn w/ Personal Branding sponsored by Kellogg's: RSVP required! This event takes place in 2345 Schneider Hall from noon to 2:00 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

September 17

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

September 18

  • *What's Next? Beyond the Bachelor's Degree: In this interactive workshop. we will discuss opportunities for you after finishing your bachelor's degree. Our topics will include:  searching for graduate schools, working/traveling abroad, participating in a Gap Year program, and volunteering. RSVP required. For more information on this event, please contact Beth Ernst: beth.ernst@wmich.edu. This event requires a separate follow-up appointment in the Communication Center. This event takes place in 1360 Schneider Hall   from 11 a.m. to noon. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

September 19

  • Meet the Firms: This event acquaints new and returning accountancy students with the accounting firms actively recruiting WMU students. This event takes place in the Bernhard Center from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

September 20

  • *Careers in Consulting w/ Baker Tilly: This event takes place in 2345 Schneider Hall from noon to 1:30 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.
  • *Resume Critique Day: An event that assists business students in editing their professional documents for the upcoming recruiting season. Students meet with an for employer a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment to receive resume feedback. Space is limited; sign up for an appointment on Handshake. This event takes place in the Zhang Career Center, 3020 Schneider Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

September 24

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

September 25

  • Career Day Prep Event:  A keynote speaker will present business students with advice about what to do at a career fair and how to achieve your career fair goals, followed by breakout sessions covering topics related to job/internship search and personal branding. This event takes place in 2000 Schneider Hall from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.

September 27

  • Mercantile Bank Speaker Series: Luke Kujacznski, Executive Director of the Urban Alliance, will be speaking. RSVP required. This event takes place in 1120 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.
  • *Practice Interview Day: An event that 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 Handshake for an appointment. This event takes place in the Zhang Career Center, 3020 Schneider Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

October 1

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.
  • ISM Career Night: A night of networking for students pursuing internships and entry level positions in supply chain management. This event takes place in the Bernhard Center from 5 to 8:30 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

October 2

  • Marketing, Sales & Food Marketing Career Night: This networking event is for students pursuing internships and entry-level professional positions in sales. This event takes place in the Bernhard Center from 5 to 8:30 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

October 3

  • Business Career Day: An afternoon of networking for students pursuing internships and entry level positions in business. This career fair is open to all students across campus as well as the public. Business professional dress is recommended. This event takes place in the Bernhard Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

October 5

  • *Leadership & Involvement Conference: The Leadership and Involvement Conference aims to provide students the environment and tools necessary to learn new skills, connect with other student leaders and to plan for their upcoming leadership commitments on campus. Students can expect great keynote speakers, a variety of breakout sessions and opportunities to network with other students and community members. The event is open to all WMU students as well as students from institutions throughout Michigan. This event is a collaboration between Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University. This event takes place in the Bernhard Center from TBD. This is a Leadership & Service - Advanced Level event.
  • West by West Michigan: This event takes place in the Bernhard Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a Leadership & Service - Advanced Level event.

October 7

October 8

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.
  • Accounting and Finance Career Night: This event takes place in the Fetzer Center from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

October 10

  • *Writing Killer Scholarship Essays: Want to get money to pay for school? Come to this workshop and find out tips and strategies for writing the strongest, most effective scholarship essays, internship narratives and graduate school application essays. RSVP required. For more information on this event, please contact Beth Ernst: beth.ernst@wmich.edu. This event requires a separate follow-up appointment in the Communication Center. This event takes place in 1355 Schneider Hall from 11 a.m. to noon. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

October 14

October 15

  • *Starting Gate Workshop - Customer Discovery: This event takes place in the Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, located at 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave from 4 to 5 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

October 16 - October 18

October 18

  • Entrepreneurship Forum: Rhonda Ethridge from LIfeCycle Studios will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m.  RSVP required. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.

October 21

October 22

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

October 23

  • *The 5 P's of  Presenting Professionally: This workshop identifies and provides examples of the "5 P's" necessary for developing and delivering a powerful, professional presentation. This event takes place in 1275 Schneider Hall from 2 to 3 p.m. This is a Leadership & Service - Foundational Level event.

October 25

  • Mercantile Bank Speaker Series: Kimberly Earnshaw fron the American Heart Association will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m.. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

October 28

October 29

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

November 4

November 5

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

November 6

  • *Women in Leadership: This event takes place in TBD from TBD. This is a Leadership & Service - Advanced Level event.

November 7

  • Presidential Leadership Series: WMU Trustee William D. Johnston will be speaking. This event takes place in the President's Dining room, Bernhard Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is a Leadership & Service - Foundational Level event.

November 8

  • Entrepreneurship Forum: Kristen Chesak from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.
  • *Bring Your "A- Game" to Work: Learn to define, discuss, practice and apply the seven behaviors of work ethic. This event takes place in TBD Schneider Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a Leadership & Service - Advanced Level event.

November 8 - November 9

  • *Exploring Leadership Retreat:The Exploring Leadership Retreat is a two-day program designed to serve the needs of developing student leaders. The Exploring Leadership Retreat consists of a wide variety of activities that touch on the following topics: leadership, problem solving, risk-taking, team-building and multicultural mindedness. This event takes place at the Sherman Lake YMCA Camp. This is a Leadership & Service - Advanced Level event. Register now: https://wmich.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/277843 

November 11

  • *Starting Gate Workshop - Business Research: This event takes place in the Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, located at 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave from 4 to 5 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

November 12

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

November 13

  • *Visual Communication Strategies: Experience the difference that color  & font choice, graphics & images, and layout & design elements make in the clarity of your resumes, written reports and presentation visuals. This event takes place in 1275 Schneider Hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Major Match Up: Major Match-Up is an event for all students wishing to explore Haworth College of Business Majors. Students 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/or 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. This event takes place TBD from TBD. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.

November 14

  • IT Career Day:  IT Career Day is a professional development and networking event for students interested in information technology. Attend a keynote address delivered by an IT professional and network with employers interested in hiring our business information systems students. This event takes place TBD from TBD. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

November 18 - December 6

  • *Escape Room: Put your critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills to the test with four of your friends. This event runs daily, with designated sign-up times. Watch for the sign up link coming soon! This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advance Level event.

November 19

November 22

  • Mercantile Bank Speaker Series: Dr. Alan Rea of Western Michigan University will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This is a Personal  & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.
  • *Critical Thinking through CLUE w/ Lacks Enterprises: Participate in this interactive workshop introducing, exploring, and applying critical thinking and problem solving techniques through the famous board game, Clue. Presented by Lacks Enterprises and hosted by SPuRS, student participants will learn to identify and recognize critical thinking strategies and will engage in practical application of the material. This event takes place in 1360 Schneider Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

November 25

December 2

December 3

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

December 6

  • Entrepreneurship Forum: Mike Klok from Stuffed Brain Studios will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.