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Archive for February, 2012

Members of the Economics E-board

The Economics and Finance Club is going through a great time.

We currently have a trip set up to visit CNBC to speak with Jim Crammer and view the recording of his daily show. We are also planning to also visit the NY Federal Reserve Bank later in the spring. The club has recently established a new subgroup called “The Economic Forum”.

In this group, students research different countries within the global economy and pay close attention to macroeconomic factors and policies relevant to their particular country. This group of students come together Monday nights to discuss their write ups for these countries and also discuss chosen “Hot Topics” for that week.

The Economics and Finance club is also in the process of planning their 3rd Annual Golf Outing for late April.

It’s been a great year for the club. For further updates follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QUEconomicsandFinanceClub

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CIS Club

The Computer Information Systems Club has many upcoming activities.  From March 29 through April 1, we will have a delegation at Association of Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  We are in the process of planning a community service trip to a local senior center to teach senior citizens how to use social media to stay connected with their family and friends. 

We are also working with our club to set-up a mentorship program to assist underclassmen in their CIS studies.  In addition, we are working with our upperclassmen to ensure that our members have summer internships and full-time jobs lined up.

Our meetings are open to any and all who wish to attend.  Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 6 at 5pm in the Faculty Office Building basement, Room 44.

You can follow us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quinnipiac-University-CIS-Club/158588270846910 or on Do You QU.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please email us at CISClub@quinnipiac.edu!

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Both the Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi are providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to all taxpayers who are eligible. This assistance is provided at the School of Business, and will be available every weekend from 10:00am – 2:00pm between now and April 7, 2011, excluding March 12-16 . Professor Alino, who is coordinating the VITA program, and two student volunteers, appeared on News 8 television recently to talk about this program – their talk is available at http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/on_air/gmc_weekend/qu-students-offer-tax-assistance.

The Accountng Society and Beta Alpha Psi will also have a presentation from Ernst & Young on Tuesday April 3rd at 6:30 P.M. in the Mancheski Room at the School of Business.

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Introducing Guido Lang

Introducing Guido Lang, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems

Introducing Guido Lang

Guido Lang will be joining the CIS department this fall as Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems. Guido has a unique entrepreneurial and international educational background. Guido is originally from Düsseldorf, Germany. He started his first company in 1999, during his senior year in high school. By that time, the Internet was just about to take off. Companies were eager to establish a presence on the web and ride the upcoming e-commerce wave. To take advantage of that opportunity, Guido founded 1ZWO Web Design together with two friends. It was a great experience and he learned a lot. After a few years the market slowed down and all decided to move on to something else.

Guido moved to California, and got his BS in Management at California State University in Long Beach. Afterwards, he decided to continue graduate studies towards an MS in Information Systems at University of Bern in Switzerland. In Bern. He started working as a research assistant at the Institute of Information Systems. Soon, he was able to combine his passion for entrepreneurship with academia as he took over the management of the TEWI, a joint research center of the Institute of Information Systems and the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences. He realized that he wanted to stay in academia and applied to the PhD in Information Systems at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Guido became involved with another startup – this time in the digital publishing industry. MintRight is a global ebook distribution platform, providing comprehensive ebook conversion, distribution, and sales reporting solutions for major international publishers. He is fascinated by social media and its implications for businesses and consumer behavior.experience? What’s being in a class of yours like?

 For me, it’s really all about creating a relaxed atmosphere in the classroom that allows everyone to engage in an open and critical discussion of the material. And if a student comes up with a great idea for a startup – I’m always happy to help out!

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Zebegeny, Annual Alumni and Executive Retreat, Friday, June 2, 2011.

Professor Christopher Ball, Istavan Szechenyl Chair in International Ecomincas, will lead eighteen MBA students on an  excursion to Hungary, May 27-June 8.  Students will meet with Hungarian business executives and have a hands-on experience learning the challenges of  local  and global marketing, managing,  and negotiating.

Also, from April 23-27 students from one of QU’s partner universities, Corvinus University, School of Management, will join us in the Hamden and surrounding area.  The students from Hungary will attend lectures by School of Business faculty, visit companies throughout Connecticut, and finish their excursion with an all-day case competition where they are paired with QU students.

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Panelists and faculty members of QWMBA and B-WISE

Greetings from the Quinnipiac Women MBAs! In our second year of existence, our group strives to inspire and motivate women in business. Our officer board is made up of: Mary-Catherine Dolan as the CEO, Meaghan Murray as CFO, Elizabeth Albanese as CMO, Katelyn Kirby as CIO and Kaitlin Bauer as our Senior Liaison.

In the fall 2011 semester, QWMBA has invited several prominent female business speakers to come speak about current issues in the workplace, has held fundraisers to raise money for Alianza Americana, the school in Nicaragua and has participated in a Harvard Women’s Business Conference. Gearing up for the spring semester 2012, we have several other events to engage our female MBA students on campus and in the community. On March 5, we will be having a member meeting in Mancheski from 4-5 p.m. where we will be discussing our upcoming events and upcoming officer positions for the 2012-2013. Tentatively on Friday March 23, we will be hosting a Happy Hour Social at Mickey’s Restaurant from 5-9 p.m. On Tuesday April 3, QWMBA will be teaming up with B-WISE (Business Women in Search of Excellence) to present “Unique Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Women Professionals,” a panel event from 7-9 p.m.  On Wednesday April 18, QWMBA will be hosting the second annual “Ladies Night Event” from 4-9 p.m. in the Albert Schweitzer Institute. Stop by for wine, snacks and massages given by QU PT students!

Stay tuned for our other upcoming events through our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/QWMBA

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Lauren Berger, CEO of Intern Queen, Inc., February 8, 2012.

By Jospeh Catrono, Assistant Dean of Career Services, School of Communications

As career services professionals, we often serve as the sounding board and outlet for many students beyond the advice and guidance from parents.

In career services, we offer students the opportunity for resume/cover letter writing and review, networking, interview training and job/internship search tips among other things.

Those other things include inviting guest lecturers and experienced professionals to come to campus to impart information on their profession, specialty and expertise upon the students here at Quinnipiac University.

This allows for career information to come from yet another source beyond our offices and the students’ parents.

One of those speakers is Lauren Berger, or to some of you, The Intern Queen.

Quinnipiac University is pleased to welcome the Intern Queen to our Mount Carmel Campus on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. on Burt Kahn Court.

In our line of work, we encourage students to do multiple internships to gain experience in their selected fields.

My tagline in the School of Communications has been, “One internship is required, two is good, three is ideal.”  Who better to guide students on this journey, but the person who did 15 internships during her four years of college? Yes, the Intern Queen!!!

Having such a high profile person, like The Intern Queen, come to campus demonstrates how committed Quinnipiac is to the development of the students’ job and internship preparedness.

Berger will offer internship advice to students.  She will also discuss how she made the most of her internships while studying at the University of Central Florida.

Berger will offer advice on the internship application process, resumes, cover letters, interview, social media, internship trends, managing a job and internship, handling paid versus unpaid internships, making the most of an internship, and turning an internship into a full-time job.

Berger’s presentation aligns nicely with the goals and objectives of career services at Quinnipiac University, which is why this is a wonderful opportunity for students.  This event is open to the public.

For more information on the Intern Queen, visit www.internqueen.com or follow her on Twitter, @InternQueen.

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