KICKSTART YOUR CAREER
LAUNCH YOUR FUTURE
P S W U ANDERSON CLASSROOM TO CAREER CENTER
KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH OUR ONE-STOP SUPPORT
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In the School of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, we pride ourselves on our mission of creating career-ready graduates and leaders through applied learning. The Anderson Classroom to Career Center connects our campus to our community and thereby connects our students to success. Our team is ready to build a customized plan to kickstart your career . We promise to help you: • become career-ready with activities and speakers • gain experience with internships • build your degree and manage your money with student coaches.
Learn how to shine in professional settings.
With so much support, you’ll soon be ready to be hired before graduation!
Make sure to check out all the exciting opportunities available through the Anderson Classroom to Career Center . You won’t find a more outstanding set of services and programs at any other campus!
“No dream is too big for a Pointer, but it is up to you to make that dream tangible.” –KEITH ANDERSON ’85 FOUNDING DONOR, ANDERSON CLASSROOM TO CAREER CENTER
Be inspired by leaders such as Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame member Craig Culver.
Earn a share of $100,000 in scholarships awarded each year. 3
SMILEY PROFESSIONAL EVENTS
WITH ACTIVITIES AND SPEAKERS
SBE offers more than 300 activities and speakers for students each year
We provide ideas, tools, connections and—most importantly—real-world practice, so our students graduate ready to begin their professional journeys with confidence! Smiley Professional Events is our ongoing schedule of speakers, workshops and special activities outside of classes. Students earn academic credit by choosing events that fit their schedules and interests such as etiquette dinners, networking banquets and local company tours. With over 300 Smiley Professional Events each year , there’s always something exciting happening! Our Mundt Career-Readiness Program is a collection of special experiences for all students within our classes. Highlights include: • hearing about exciting career paths for all first-year students • chatting with employers over coffee for all second-year students • learning how to make a great in-person impression for all third-year students • connecting with local leaders at Senior Banquets for all fourth-year students.
LUNCH WITH A LEADER
leaders available to connect with students for a mentorship lunch
$50 budget for students who shop at Goodwill every semester with our professionalism expert Lyn Zimmermann
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Students gain valuable advice on transforming their LinkedIn profiles from expert Wayne Breitbarth.
speakers come each year to panel discussions, classes and networking receptions
“The Senior Banquet was the most impactful moment of my time in the program. I gained both insight and skills from an event put on to celebrate us.” –JACKSON CLARK MAJOR: MARKETING Budget for a new interviewing outfit for students who went shopping at Goodwill with our professionalism expert Lyn Hulgan DRESS FOR SUCCESS
“Smiley Professional Events were the most beneficial professional development activities throughout my college career. I realized the importance of networking and stepping outside of my comfort zone.” –MIKKALYN HAFNER MAJORS: MANAGEMENT; MARKETING
Over 300 students and business guests per year enjoy attending Senior Banquets.
“Having an internship in college is essential to learning and getting a job. If I had not had an internship, I wouldn’t have been prepared to get a full-time job after college. Internships can help you decipher what you do and do not like about your major or what career field you
of interns receive full-time job offers after completing their internship
Our Mundt Internship Program gives students professional work experience before they graduate. This allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom, while also providing real world context for their academic work. Every year, students complete over 140 internships ! Students complete internships in for-profit and non-profit organizations, in Fortune-500 and small family companies, in Central Wisconsin and across the United States. Students can find their own internships or can use our networking events and contacts to find the right internship for their interests and career goals.
want to go into.” –ERICA FROST
of students intern at Fortune 1000 companies
Majors: Accounting; Business Administration Organization: Wisconsin Valley Tax & Accounting
Interns develop valuable communication skills presenting their experiences to fellow students and guests at our Internship Expo.
WHERE ARE OUR INTERNS? School of Business and Economics interns are placed throughout the region, state and nation, including:
“I was tasked with improving shipping operations and providing recommendations for inventory improvements. I liked having the responsibility to drive my own success. I helped improve our on-time shipping scores tremendously and that is something I will be proud of for a very long time.” –SPENCER MILLER Major: Finance Organization: Greenheck
“As an intern, I liked how I was exposed to the wide range of tasks that need to be accomplished in the HR office on a daily basis. I also learned how to use their payroll system and other databases.”
of students intern at publicly traded companies
California Colorado Delaware Florida Hawaii Illinois Michigan Minnesota
67% IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN
Missouri New York Pennsylvania Tennessee
–JULIA CHENG Majors: Accounting; Management Organization: Stevens Point Area YMCA
BUILD YOUR DEGREE
659 students have
MANAGE YOUR MONEY
one-on-one time with our advising director each year
The Academic and Financial Coaching Programs help students achieve success. Our friendly peer coaches guide their fellow students towards their goals. Academic coaches work alongside students throughout their academic careers, from meeting prospective students on visits to campus to assisting with selecting majors and developing graduation plans. Financial coaches help students develop essential personal finance skills, such as making a budget, managing student loan debt, and planning for financial goals. Academic and financial coaches also help students fit valuable study abroad experiences into their graduation plans and financial budgets.
hours available to meet with students each year
Students hear from national speakers and experts like Colin Ryan, author of “A Comedic Guide to Money,” who was named one of the top 10 money presenters in the U.S.
students attend financial literacy programs each year
Students in our month-long China Internship program.
15 trained financial coaches each semester STUDY ABROAD 20
“Academic coaches are the first line of contact for students and make it easy to get a good read on programs, classes, organizations and events. You can get the perspective of a peer and are given honest answers from someone who has gone through the same thing.”
different study abroad programs attended by our students since 2016
Academic and financial coaches work with students to keep them on track to graduate on time and leave with as little debt as possible.
–JENNIFER WEISER MAJORS: ACCOUNTING; MANAGEMENT
STARTING SALARY median starting salary for graduates $41,302
MAKING THEIR MARK
The School of Business and Economics takes pride in the success of our alumni. Preparing and placing career-ready graduates are the end goals of our events, career-readiness and internship programs. Our career-exploration events help students find the right path for their academic studies, while our professional-development activities , such as LinkedIn seminars and etiquette dinners, build students’ confidence. Employer events , including networking receptions and industry panels, connect our students with organizations and help them land internships and full-time positions. By participating in our numerous events and programs, many of our students get hired before graduation and leave the university to start their professional careers immediately upon completing their degrees!
MAKENZIE WOZNIAK ’20 Majors: Finance; Marketing Nelson Jameson Web Marketing Coordinator
TYLER HILLERY ’19 Majors: Business Admin; Finance Sentry Insurance Investments Workflow & Systems Analyst
JOB OFFERS BEFORE GRADUATION
AMY PLIER ’17 Owner Wausau Container Corporation
RAY ACKERLUND ’96 President Skyward, Inc.
of job-seeking 2020 grads received at least one job offer prior to graduation
LOCAL WORKFORCE & BEYOND
of recent graduates work in Central Wisconsin with 14.7% outside of Wisconsin
DAVID COLBY ’19 Majors: Finance; Management Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor
BETH FRAZER ’20 Majors: Accounting; Business Admin Wipfli LLP Staff Accountant
TRAVIS KEMPF ’08 Growth and Development Director Northwestern Mutual
YANG XIONG ’07 Learning and Development Manager The Greenheck Group
of grads agree that the School of Business and Economics prepared them well for their career
HAWKIN SAEGER ’21 Major: Data Analytics Lucid Software Analyst for Strategy and Analytics
KEIANA JAMES ’21 Major: Management Emergency Specialist American Red Cross
JENNIFER SOBOTTA ’95 Vice-President, Marketing Forward Bank
JEFF POLZER ’88 Professor Harvard Business School
STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
HAWKIN SAEGER ’21 MAJOR: DATA ANALYTICS ANALYST FOR STRATEGY AND ANALYTICS LUCID IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
“UW-Stevens Point is a great university to attend if you are looking to grow as a well-rounded professional and a better individual. The faculty challenged me every day to think critically and creatively about real-world applications. Not only do they have an incredible curriculum, but I was introduced to many business leaders.” BRENDYN FORD ’19 MAJORS: BUSINESS ADMIN; ECONOMICS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE SALESFORCE IN BATAVIA, ILLINOIS
“I was drawn to the data analytics program at UW-Stevens Point because of the chance to join an exciting and exploding field. The combination of courses in business, statistics and coding/analytics really helped me become a well-rounded professional. The professors relay the content with real-world examples and datasets to dive into. Not to mention UW-Stevens Point has a great multitude of options outside of courses. This program helped me land a full-time position as data analyst prior to even graduating!”
KEIANA “KAE” JAMES ’21 MAJOR: MANAGEMENT EMERGENCY DISASTER RELIEF SPECIALIST AMERICAN RED CROSS IN MILWAUKEE
Keiana “Kae” James didn’t even know UW-Stevens Point was an option until a campus recruiter arrived at her high school in Milwaukee. That visit turned out to be game-changer. “Had I gone to my school of choice, I never would have graduated,”
“Faculty cared so much about me, not just as a student but as a person.” She also met with her adviser to discuss dropping out, but the response Kae received shifted to what could UWSP do to help her succeed. “Had I been at one of the larger schools I originally planned to attend, I would have been lost in the crowd. No one would have been invested in my success like the faculty and staff at UW-Stevens Point.”
23+ 17% of SBE students are over the age of 23, compared to 83% are 22 years or younger
equaling 794 majors
CORPORATE PARTNERS organizations across 24 industry groups 32
WHO WE ARE
HOW WE CONNECT
AT A GLANCE
awarded to students every year
Through the Corporate Partners Program , the School of Business and Economics has developed a network of contacts across all industries and sectors. Our Corporate Partners are eager to engage with our students and to help them make valuable industry connections during their academic careers. Our partners also actively recruit students for both internship and full-time positions. By plugging into our diverse network, our students build strong professional relationships that ensure successful starts to their careers.
29% UNDERGRAD MAJORS 976 Finance 13% 3%
794 Many of the 659 SBE students double major, equaling 794 majors Accounting Business Administration Data Analytics Economics Finance Management M rketing
43.5% of students are first-generation college students
visits by business partners to campus each year
Marketing DEGREES 7
47% MOST ACTIVE CORPORATE PARTNERS
of employed graduates are working in Central Wisconsin with 14.7% working outside Wisconsin
of students come from Central Wisconsin
students representing 50 different businesses and organizations INTERN TO HIRED 60% of interns received full-time job offers OPTIONS 4+1 path to SCHOLARSHIPS $90,000 complete MBA right after undergrad
of graduates agree the UWSP School of Business and Economics prepared them well for their career
of students come from 20 different states and 23 different countries
“Through Corporate Partners I met several amazing professionals, but the experience that stands out the most was working with HR specialist Nyra Lind from ABR to fine-tune my résumé. Thanks to her help I got my top-choice internship last summer!” –LYDIA ENGELBRETH MAJORS: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; MARKETING
17% of students are over the age of 23
months to completion with full-time and part-time options
UNDERGRAD MAJORS 794
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Our donors help us provide unique experiences for our students and bring valuable expertise to our programs. This support gives our students the skills to excel. In the School of Business and Economics our donors truly do make a difference! KEITH AND TAMMY ANDERSON In 2018, Keith and Tammy Anderson committed $1 million to establish the Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center . The center equips School of Business and Economics students with the tools and strategies needed to launch their careers and follow their dreams. The C2C Center officially opened its doors on Oct. 4, 2019, on the first floor of the College of Professional Studies Building. A 1985 business administration graduate, Keith had a successful career as a top executive with companies all over the United States. Keith recently retired as executive vice president of operations from NVR, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilding and mortgage- banking companies. Keith serves on the School of Business and Economics Business Advisory Council. Keith and Tammy return to Stevens Point a few times each year to participate in our Senior Banquets.
Keith and Tammy Anderson cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center.
RAY MUNDT Alum Ray Mundt graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1953 with a degree in mathematics. His career included serving as president, CEO and COO at ALCO Standard Corporation. A generous estate gift from Ray and Ruth Mundt created the Mundt Career-Readiness Program for School of Business and Economics students.
MARK AND JULIE SMILEY UW-Stevens Point alumni Mark ’85 (business administration) and
Julie ’87 (communication) Smiley founded Badger Paperboard Inc., a manufacturing company headquartered in Port Washington. Mark has participated in many alumni panel discussions, which led to the Smileys’ support of student programming now known as the Smiley Professional Events .
OUR TEAM IS READY
TO LAUNCH YOUR FUTURE
uwsp.edu/andersoncenter SBE.Anderson.C2C.Center@uwsp.edu 715-346-2112 128 College of Professional Studies 1901 Fourth Ave. Stevens Point, WI 54481
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