Events

The Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University strives to add value to the lives of its learners and continuously improve the quality of its programming to meet the needs and expectations of the communities it serves. Join us for events that are tailored to your academic interests and help prepare you for the future.

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Upcoming events

October 1, 2019

Ted Talk Tuesday. Lee Honors College, 12 to 1 p.m.

ISM Career Night. Bernhard Center, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

October 2, 2019

HCOB Study Abroad Fair. Dean's Conference Room (Plan "B" Student Study Lounge), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Marketing, Sales, and Food Marketing Career Night. Bernhard Center, 5 to 8 p.m.

October 3, 2019

Business Career Day. Bernhard Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Real Talk Panel: Inclusive Careers - LGBTQ Identity and Gender Expression During the Job Search Process.Multicultural Center, Trimpe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

October 4, 2019

Career Day Interviews. TBD, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 5, 2019

West by West Michigan: A Leadership and Involvement Conference. Bernhard Center, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

October 7, 2019

Starting Gate Workshop: Business Planning Basics. Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

October 8, 2019

Ted Talk Tuesday. Lee honors College, 12 to 1 p.m.

Accounting and Finance Career Night. Fetzer Center, 5 to 8 p.m.

October 10, 2019

Writing Killer Scholarship Essays. 1355 Schneider, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

October 14, 2019

Starting Gate Workshop: Business Planning Advanced. Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

October 15, 2019

Starting Gate workshop: Customer Discovery. Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

October 16 to 18, 2019

Fall Leaders Unplugged Backpacking Trip (Overnight). Manistee National Forest. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

October 18, 2019

Entrepreneurship Forum—Rhonda Ethridge, founder, LifeCycles Studios. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

October 21, 2019

Starting Gate Workshop: Intellectual Property for Startups. Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

Real Talk Dialogue: Appropriation vs. Appreciation - Why It Matters. Multicultural Center, Trimpe, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The 30 Application Deadline. Applications submitted online by 11:59 p.m. 

October 22, 2019

Ted Talk Tuesday. Lee honors College, 12 to 1 p.m.

October 23, 2019

The 5 P's of Presenting Professionally. 1275 Schneider, 2 to 3 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

October 24, 2019

Financial Planning Speaker Series. Sanford Center for Financial Planning & Wellness, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

October 25, 2019

Mercantile Breakfast Series—Kimberly Earnshaw, executive director, American Heart Association. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

October 26, 2019

Fort Custer Service Event. Fort Custer, Battle Creek, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

October 28, 2019

Starting Gate Workshop: Business Model Canvas. Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

October 29, 2019

Ted Talk Tuesday. Lee Honors College, 12 to 1 p.m.

October 31, 2019

ICHITA Pre-Conference Event. Fetzer Center, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

November 1, 2019

ICHITA Conference. Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

IT Career Day, Fetzer Center, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

November 4, 2019

Starting Gate Workshop: Insurance and Liability Basics. Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

November 5, 2019

Ted Talk Tuesday. Lee Honors College, 12 to 1 p.m.

November 6, 2019

Women in Leadership. Fetzer Center, 5 to 8 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

November 7, 2019

1:1 with Quicken Loans: A Meet and Greet Event. Zhang Career Center, TBD. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

Presidential Leadership Series: Guest Trustee, William D. Johnston. Prsident's Dining Room, Bernhard Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

November 8, 2019

Entrepreneurship Forum—Kristen Chesak, executive director,  Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

Bring Your "A-Game" to Work. 2345 Schneider, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

Real Talk: RaceTalk Workshop. Multicultural Center, Trimpe, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

November 8 to 9, 2019

Exploring Leadership Retreat (Overnight). Sherman Lake YMCA Camp, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

November 11, 2019

Starting Gate Workshop: Business Research. Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

November 12, 2019

Ted Talk Tuesday. Lee Honors College, 12 to 1 p.m.

November 13, 2019

Visual Communication Strategies. 1275 Schneider, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

Major Match Up. Lower level Schneider, TBD.

November 14, 2019

IT Career Day.

Novermber 15, 2019

BBA Orientation, 2000 Schneider, 1 to 3 p.m.

November 18 to December 6, 2019

Escape Room. Zhang Career Center Conference Room, various sign up times.

November 19, 2019

Ted Talk Tuesday. Lee Honors College, 12 to 1 p.m.

Starting Gate Workshop: Digital Marketing Tools for Entrepreneurs. Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

November 21, 2019

Financial Planning Speaker Series. Sanford Center for Financial Planning & Wellness, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Real Talk: Identity, Privilege and Power Workshop. Multicultural Center, Trimpe, 6 to 8 p.m.

November 22, 2019

Mercantile Breakfast Series—Dr. Alan Rea, professor of business information systems, Western Michigan University. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

Critical thinking Through CLUE with Lacks Enterprises. 1360 Schneider, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 25, 2019

Starting Gate Workshop: Startup Fundamentals (An Insider Perspective). Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

December 2, 2019

Starting Gate Workshop: In Search of Greatness. Park Trades Center Building, Suite 321, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Reservations required, see ExperienceWMU for details.

December 3, 2019

Ted Talk Tuesday. Lee Honors College, 12 to 1 p.m.

December 6, 2019

Entrepreneurship Forum—Mike Klok, owner and creative director, Stuffed Brain Studios. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

December 9 to 12, 2019

Exam Week.

January 10, 2020

BBA Orientation, 2000 Schneider, 9 to 11 a.m.

January 17, 2020

Entrepreneurship Forum—Tim Krone, CEO, Pedal Bicycle. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

January 31, 2020

Mercantile Breakfast Series—Connor Field, CEO and Sam Field, CFO, Helios Solar. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

February 14, 2020

Entrepreneurship Forum—Nathan Harte, chief sales officer, Inovelli. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

February 28, 2020

Mercantile Breakfast Series—Bjorn Green, president and CEO, TowerPinkster. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

March 13, 2020

Entrepreneurship Forum—Brett Vanderkamp, president, and Amy Kenny, CFO, New Holland Brewing. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

March 27, 2020

Mercantile Breakfast Series—Matt Neale, principal, Miller Canfield. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

March 31 to April 1, 2020

Food Marketing Conference. DeVos Place, Grand Rapids.

April 10, 2020

Entrepreneurship Forum—Kiar Gamsho, CEO,  Midtown Fresh Market and Park Street Market. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

April 13, 2020

BBA Orientation, 2000 Schneider, 1 to 3 p.m.

April 24, 2020

Mercantile Breakfast Series—Mary Lynn Foster, regional CEO, American Red Cross. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

May 15, 2020

Mercantile Breakfast Series—Todd Sanford, president and CEO, Sanford Financial Services. 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.