Business Week 2019 presents opportunities for all UW-Green Bay students

One didn’t have to be a business student to take advantage of a number of “Business Week” events the past few weeks including Dine Like a Professional Etiquette Lunch, the Spring Job and Internship Fair, business and elevator pitches contests, networking receptions, and more. Business Week 2019, is co-presented by the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business and Career Services and is in its ninth year. The success of Business Week depends on the outstanding community and business support which as enabled more than 1,000 UW-Green Bay students to network with business leaders and learn the finer points of interacting as business professionals. Business Week 2019 culminates with the keynote address and Networking Dinner at the Weidner Center on April 9, when business leaders and top students engage in an evening of conversation and learning. Stuart McKee, chief technology officer, state/local government for Microsoft, is the featured speaker.

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Business Week 2019

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney and Kimberly Vlies, Marketing and University Communication

Campus Cupboard accepting donations

Please consider picking up one or a few of the needed items below to provide for students through the Campus Cupboard. Donations may be dropped off at marked boxes located in Student Life, Dean of Students office in the University Union, seventh floor of Cofrin Library, Disability Services, Health and Counseling, third floor Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Suite C, GBOSS and Career Services. If you would like to make a donation to the Campus Cupboard Fund, please visit the online donation page to do so. Make sure to select Campus Cupboard from the drop down menu. You can also drop off a check to the Advancement Office, located in CL805.

Food items in need:

  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Pastas
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned meals/soups (vegetarian and meat)
  • Rice and brown beans
  • Pancake mix and syrup (including sugar-free)
  • Jams/jellies
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned low syrup fruits

 Hygiene items in need:

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap

Thank you to Trick or Treat Challenge supply drive participants

Here are the results from the Tick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard:

  • First place: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with 425 items collected
  • Second place: University Union with 344 items collected
  • Third place: UREC with 272 items collected

The Disability Services Offices thanks the following offices who participated in the Trick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard: College of Science, Engineering and Technology, College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University Union, URec,  Cofrin Library, Human Resources, Student Life, Career Services and the Pride Center. In total, 1,931 food and household items were collected!

Veteran employment workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 14

A veteran employment workshop will be taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Steve Newton from Career Services will be present to give an overview of the assistance Career Services can provide. Jeff Orlowski from the Department of Workforce Development will go over resume translation from military to civilian. Recruiters from Associated Bank and Bellin Health will also be on hand to provide interview tips, networking advice and more. This event is one of many taking place during UW-Green Bay’s Veterans Week.

Job and Internship Fair set for Wednesday (Oct. 3)

The Job and Internship Fair will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. This event provides an excellent opportunity for students to visit face-to-face with employers who are seeking candidates for full-time jobs and internship opportunities. Learn more.

Software platform transitions from ‘PRO’ to ‘Handshake’

Last year our campus transitioned Phoenix Recruitment Online (PRO) to a new software platform called Handshake and branded the system ‘”PRO powered by Handshake” for the transition year. During this past year, students, on-campus department users and employer partners made the transition successfully to the new platform. Handshake is a platform used nationally by over 500 schools, and in Wisconsin 12 of the 13 UW System institutions are users. This system houses jobs and internships posted by employers, student/alumni profiles/resumes, event and job fair information and other resources related to employment. As of July 1, 2018, the system is officially Handshake at UW-Green Bay.  As a reminder, student accounts are created upon enrollment for classes at UW-Green Bay.  Alumni accounts in Handshake will remain active as long as users update their email addresses in the system.  Questions about Handshake can be directed to Career Services (465-2163 or or to Student Employment (465-2556 or

Join the Global and International Careers discussion, April 23

Area professionals and UW-Green Bay alumni working in a global or international context will discuss their career paths and options for students. The event is Monday, April 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in MAC 210. The event is sponsored by Modern Languages, Global Studies, International Education and Career Services.

Alumni hold first clothing drive for Career Closet

GEI Consultants held the first alumni-organized clothing drive for UW-Green Bay’s Career Closet. Alumna Cassie Halbach (pictured) led the drive and engaged other alumni to help as well. A total of IMG_272633 items were donated and added to the Career Closet collection. The Career Closet provides current students with donated professional attire and needs help keeping the closet stocked with new and gently-used suits, pants, dress shirts, blouses, suit/sport jackets, skirts, dresses, scarves, neckties and belts. Clothing drives and individual donations are always encouraged.

In the photo, left to right: Kyle Sandmire ’14 (Masters of Environmental Science and Policy), Cassie Halbach ’05 (History), Tom Prestby’ 16 (Masters of Environmental Science and Policy) and Tim Flood ’14 (Masters of Environmental Science and Policy).


Dental City recognized as UW-Green Bay’s 2017 Recruitment Partner of the Year

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Office of Career Services has named Dental City as its 2017 Recruitment Partner of the Year, continuing a tradition of community partnership that emphasizes hands-on learning. Dental City received the award at UW-Green Bay’s Etiquette Luncheon, Feb. 19, 2018.

Over the past five years, the alumni at Dental City have been engaged with the campus and students in numerous ways. They return to campus to speak to classes, make presentations to student organizations and regularly attend events like the “Dine Like a Professional Etiquette Lunch” to support and engage our students. Dental City has been a four-time job fair sponsor, a three-time PRO sponsor and a two-year sponsor of Business Week with the Cofrin School of Business. This organization was also instrumental in the first Communication Week, established in 2017, with the co-owners, both alumni, serving as keynote speakers for the banquet.

Dental City has a strong affiliation with alumni, with both co-owners of the company and 17 other employees being UW-Green Bay graduates. They also have employed seven student interns, with three still interning there today.

Headquartered in Green Bay, Dental City was founded in 1993 by John Mathys ’87 (Business Administration), Dave Withbroe ’87 (Business Administration and Communication Processes), and Roy Stumpf. Built from scratch, they pride themselves on gaining their customers the old fashioned way, with superior customer service and fair prices. The organization serves more than 10,000 dentists, buying groups and other individuals straight out of their corporate headquarters and 40,000 square foot distribution center.

UW-Green Bay Career Services chooses an organization or community member to receive the annual award based on their exceptional commitment to Career Services’ mission of creating learning opportunities for UW-Green Bay students in their fields of study, whether through internships or other hands-on experiences. The award was established in 2006 and first awarded in 2007, with past recipients including Baker Tilly, Associated Bank, ACUITY, Schneider, Humana, Schreiber Foods, Glen Tilot with BrowCSOB Lunch 8-1n County Human Services, the Arthritis Foundation-Northeast District, Schenck and Integrys/ WEC Energy Group.

In the photo, left to right: Jordan Lorenz ’12 (History), Eric Pigo ’03 (Communication Processes) and Angie Hertel ’07 (Business Administration) — all UW-Green Bay alumni.

For more information about UW-Green Bay Career Services, visit

Kim Metzger and Lynn Niemi in front of toilet paper

Disability Services wipes out competition in Toilet Paper Challenge

The 2018 Great Toilet Paper Challenge at UW-Green Bay ended with a small office of two — Disability Services — making big contributions and wiping out the competition.

"Because that's how we roll!"

TP on display in the window Counseling and Health Center
TP on display in the window
Counseling and Health Center

In early January, the Student Affairs and Campus Climate and Enrollment Services divisions met to better acquaint employees from both divisions and update all on what is new in each department. As part of those updates, Stacie Christian reported the Campus Cupboard was most in need of toilet paper. Thus began The Great 2018 TP Challenge.

The teams (Admissions, Financial Aid/Bursar, Registrar/GBOSS, Disability Services, Counseling and Health, and Academic Advising/Career Services) rose to the challenge and spent two weeks bringing in donations and taunting the competition. The motivation — serving UW-Green Bay students. The prize — a King Cake on Mardi Gras, recognition in the Log.

“Team Disability Services, insisted they were the little office with a big impact,” reported Academic Advisor Stephanie Murphy. “Counseling and Health drew attention to their efforts with an at-home port-a-potty outside its door, and Advising and Career Service’s pile grew steadily.”

On Feb.13 (2018), participants gathered to share food and celebrate. The Little Office that Could beat out Team Academic Advising/Career Services by a mere 12 rolls with a total of 451 rolls. Their reaction? “We knew we could wipe out the competition.”

Donated toilet paper packages
Bath tissue donation piled in CK One

A total of 1,486 rolls of toilet paper were collected for the Campus Cupboard, which is always in need of personal health items like toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and soap. Please consider a “fun” drive of your own to help out students in need.