Career Services workshops for February

UW-Green Bay Career Services has plenty of workshops scheduled for February 2020. Workshops are free and do not require registration. Below is the schedule. All students are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Feb. 5: LinkedIn – The Basics to Get Started, 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6: Creating a Resume 101, Alumni Room, 2 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13: Interviewing Basics: Make a Great Impression, Alumni Room, 2 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Interviewing Basics: Make a Great Impression, Alumni Room, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m



Mock Interview Days for Spring 2020

UW-Green Bay Career Services wants to help students practice their interview skills before it impacts a hiring decision! Students have the opportunity to sign up for Mock Interview Days though Handshake. A resume is required to participate, and the workshop consists of a 30-minute interview with an employer. Below are the scheduled days. All mock interview days are in the Career Services office, Room SS1600, Green Bay Campus. All students from all four campuses are encouraged to participate.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Linda Peacock-Landrum receives Impact Award

The organization, Women in Technology Wisconsin (WIT), announced its Impact Award winners for the 2018-2019 season at an annual meeting, July 11, 2019. Receiving an award was UW-Green Bay Director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum, for her involvement with WITOnCampus at UW-Green Bay. The non-profit organization, founded in 2014, focuses on collaborating with the community of Northeast Wisconsin to help encourage girls and retain women in technology careers. Their involvement reaches more than 16 counties in Northeast Wisconsin and has impacted more than 11,000 students. An Impact Award recognized WIT member role models who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication.



Thanks Schreiber Foods for hosting UW-Green Bay interns

UW-Green Bay Director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum, submitted a photo of the summer interns at Schreiber Foods. Top, left to right: Ashlyn Schnell, Mackenzie Johnson, Taylor Seidel, Karli Mertins, Danae Srnka. Bottom, left to right: Jack Urmann, Alex Alberts, Tuan Tran, Melissa Alvarez, Lindsey Michlig, Mailee Her, Aaron Vue, Chris Hopkins, Nick Manis, Kyle Gross, Ethan Ahnen and Chris Morse.

Interviews for a programming coordinator for Career Services end this week

Candidates seeking the position as the programming coordinator for Outreach & Programming, Career Services Office, are on campus this month. The final candidate presentation will be  Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in the Alumni Room (UU 103) at 10:45 a.m. The candidate is Katie Kramer, a graduate assistant for the Center for Community Services, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. For more information, please contact Lynn Niemi, Director of Disability Services (Chair, Search & Screen) at Candidates interviewing earlier this month were:

-Whitney Boucher, career engagement specialist, Concordia University, Mequon, WI
-Abigail Drapalik, academic advisor, UW-Eau Claire



Wipfli named Recruitment Partner of the Year

Missed with the busyness of the year, but still important to the campus community, is the announcement that Wipfli was named recruitment partner of the year. Since 2007, Career Services at UW-Green Bay has recognized an employer partner, which shows exceptional commitment evidenced by support and opportunities for our students and graduates. This employer partner also demonstrates comprehensive support for the mission of Career Services. This year that recognition went to Wipfli CPA and Consultants.

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Left to right: Karen Monfre, Sheila Fisher ’07, Dan Pichler, Breann Woodruff, Jay Totzke

Wipfli joins past recipients that include Dental City, Baker Tilly, Associated Bank, ACUITY, Schneider, Humana, Schreiber Foods, Glen Tilot with Brown County Human Services, the Arthritis Foundation-Northeast District, Schenck and Integrys/WEC Energy Group.

…”Our partnership continued to grow with Wipfli’s consistent presence at our job fairs and on-campus interviews for the past 22 years,” said UW-Green Bay Director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum. “Wipfli has been a continuous eight-year Sponsor of Business Week with the Cofrin School of Business and has established an endowed scholarship for students at UW-Green Bay. The organization has hosted student events and receptions on campus, as well as frequent meetings with faculty and staff to maintain our strong partnership.”

UW-Green Bay has also benefited from the engagement and dedication of our alumni who work at Wipfli. These alumni return to campus to speak to classes, make presentations to student organizations and attend events such as today’s Dine Like a Professional Etiquette Lunch to support and engage our students.

“Our records indicate that 60 plus alumni have worked during their accounting careers with Wipfli and at least 15 students have served as interns with the organization. Currently at least 18 alumni work at Wipfli and four students were interns for the 2019 tax season…” Peacock-Landrum said.

Accepting the award from Wipfli were Dan Pichler, Karen Monfre, Sheila Fisher’07, Breann Woodruff and Jay Totzke.


UW-Green Bay student provides networking tips

In an article for College Magazine, UW-Green Bay student Dorothy Metz (English) provides students with five ways to successfully network. The article features tips from Director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum, New Student Program Coordinator, Grant Winslow, Assistant Prof. Emily Ransom (English) and Prof. and Associate Dean, Ryan Martin (Psychology, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences). Read more.

PTI formalizes internship program and gives a shout-out to UW-Green Bay interns

Five UW-Green Bay students were given a Facebook shout-out from their internship host, Paper Transport, Inc (PTI). All of PTI’s current interns are enrolled at UW-Green Bay: Dylon Pokorny (Business Administration) and Brianna Westenberger (Business Administration), operations support interns; Alan Burkart (Business Administration), a supply chain intern; Marianna Sadownikow (Business Administration), driver recruiting intern and Ma Xiong (Computer Science), an IT intern. Unknown[1]

PTI has recently announced that its internship program will be expanded. Most interns at the company work for about four months with the potential of being able to stay longer with the company.

“I think it’s extremely important for college students to participate in an internship because it gives them hands on experience,” said Sadownikow. UW-Green Bay Career Services works with business and organizations to set-up these important opportunities.

PTI is a local cargo and freight company with more than 1,000 employees and more than 730 trucks and 2,400 trailers. UW-Green Bay Career Services works with business and organizations to set-up these opportunities.


Stuart McKee speaks at the Business Week Dinner

Photos: Klumb twins, Festival Foods, DeLeers, take home top honors for 2019 Business Week

The annual Business Week Keynote and Networking Dinner, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 was the culmination of a series of events over the course of a number of weeks organized by the Cofrin School of Business and UW-Green Bay Career Services. The standing-room only event is held on the Weidner Center stage, and is a venue where business leaders, UW-Green Bay business students, faculty and staff, and community members unite for an evening of networking and celebration.

Weyenberg Prize for Excellence in Business
The prize for business excellence is named in recognition of Tim Weyenberg, former CEO and Executive Chair of the Board of Directors for Foth Companies, and first-ever executive-in-residence for the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. The 2019 Weyenberg Prize is awarded to two deserving companies that demonstrate the three essential elements for business excellence — leadership transformation, strategy and execution. In addition, two separate scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded in the name of the winning companies. The awards go to the UW-Green Bay business students who best exemplify the spirit of the Weyenberg Prize.

Weyenberg Prize Winner, Festival Foods

With only $500 of borrowed money and a lot of enthusiasm, Paul and Jane Skogen opened a grocery store in Onalaska, Wisconsin, in 1946. That enthusiasm, along with a service-focused business plan, helped the fledgling company to grow until beginning operations as Festival Foods in 1990. Today, the family-and employee-owned company operates 32 full-service, state-of-the-art supermarkets and employs more than 7,500 associates. Accepting the award for Festival Foods was Vice President of Store Operations, Frank Abnet. The award includes an accompanying named scholarship to a UW-Green Bay student.

Festival Scholarship recipient, Kody Klumb
Kody Klumb is a junior from Marinette, Wis. studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. His goal is to become a Certified Financial Planner. He serves as the vice president of the UW-Green Bay Student Finance Association and he is also a Midwest Regional Conference coordinator for the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. In his free time, he participates in intramural sports and volunteers at local nursing homes.

Weyenberg Prize Winner, DeLeers Construction
Joseph “Jake” DeLeers began building homes in 1945. It did not take long for homes built by DeLeers to earn a reputation for precise construction “with no corners cut and no excuses given.” That dedication to quality workmanship inspired Jake’s son, Jerry, to carry on the tradition of quality, ethics and service. Today, Jerry’s sons, Jim and Paul, operate DeLeers Construction in its third generation with the help of more than 100 employees. The award includes an accompanying named scholarship to a UW-Green Bay student.

DeLeers Construction Scholarship recipient, Kyle Klumb
Kyle Klumb is the twin brother of previous recipient Kody Klumb. Kyle is a junior from Marinette, Wis. studying Accounting with the goal of becoming a CPA. He serves as President of the UW-Green Bay. Student Finance Association and is a Midwest Regional Conference Coordinator for the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. In his free time, he participates in intramural sports and volunteers at the Salvation Army.

About keynote speaker, Stuart McKee
Stuart McKee joined Microsoft as the first U.S. national technology officer in June 2004 and continues his focus as the chief technology officer (CTO) for U.S. state and local government business. As CTO, he is responsible for driving a comprehensive set of technical and business strategies with both an internal and external focus — shaping and articulating Microsoft’s technology vision and strategy. In his tenure Stuart has helped create effective solutions from cybersecurity to public records.

60-Second Elevator Pitch Competition
Savvy job seekers have a personal elevator pitch to use during quick encounters with hiring officials at job fairs, during networking events or a chance meeting someplace else. An elevator pitch is a carefully crafted message designed to explain strengths, abilities and goals to a professional or business executive. The catch — it must be given in the time that it takes to ride up an elevator — 60 seconds or less! Students prepared and competed for top honors and prizes in the elevator pitch competition and network night. Congratulations to:

First place, Laura Van Remortel
Second place, Vanessa Buman
Third place (tie) Jolyn Schleis and Jordyn Vanden Heuvel

Phoenix Trading Competition
The Phoenix Trader of the Year is a simulated trading competition organized by the Student Finance Association (SFA). The competition is open to all UW-Green Bay students. Traders started with initial capital of $1,000,000 on November 1, 2018. They were able to trade equities, futures, options, currencies, futures options and bonds on the StockTrak Trading Simulation software until March 1, 2019. The top three traders with the highest portfolio value at the end of the trading period were selected as winners. By the end of the competition period, the top three traders have generated a combined trading profit of $395,253 on their initial total capital of $3,000,000. That translates to an annualized return of 49.2% over the trading period. Congratulations to:

First place, DeAndre Theisen
Second place, Ryan Mead
Third place, Logan Kinsella

Business Week thanks its sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors
Bay Industries
Pomp’s Tire

Gold Sponsor
Wisconsin Public Service

Silver Sponsors
Associated Bank
Bank First
Camera Corner Connecting Point
DeLeers Construction
Terry & Kris Fulwiler
Green Bay Packers
The Marq Banquet & Catering

Bronze Sponsors
American National Bank
Baker Tilly
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
Dental City
Global Recognition
Imperial Supplies
Johnson Financial Group
Proctor & Gamble
WS Packaging Group

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Business Week Dinner 2019

UW-Green Bay students spend an hour with Microsoft’s Stuart McKee

Microsoft CTO Stuart McKee

Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for U.S. State and Local Government, Stuart McKee, met with about 30 students, faculty and staff on Wednesday. McKee was a also the keynote presenter at the Business Week dinner, Tuesday, April 11, 2019. Students said they appreciated the opportunity to hear from McKee and said they learned “to seize opportunities when they are presented to you because you never know where they might take you.”