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Show your Bulldog Pride, Win an iPad.

Ferris State College of Business students are all over the world this summer and we want to hear what everyone is up to.

Do you have an awesome internship? Did you start your first job? Maybe you’re spending the summer overseas or even just in Big Rapids. Whatever it may be, we want to share it with the world.

All you have to do is submit a video that is no longer than a minute on Facebook telling us a little about yourself. There are 2 iPads and a whole lot of Starbucks coffee involved with this contest.

Rules and Prizes

You must submit a video on Facebook using the hashtag #COBPride and email your submission to ferrisstatecob@gmail.com along with your name, hometown, and program to enter.  Remember your parents are on Facebook too, keep the videos appropriate. 

  •  iPad Mini Winner # 1: You Choose- Most Facebook likes on video
  •  iPad Mini Winner #2:  We Choose- College of Business faculty chooses the video they like best
  • Each person who enters will receive a free cup of Starbucks coffee

Just answer these questions:

  • What’s your name?
  • Where are you from?
  • What year are you?
  • What are you doing this summer?
  • What program/RSO are you in and why do you love it?

Film it from your phone, webcam, or camera. If your video receives more than 25 likes we will share it on the COB Facebook page. Share the video on your Twitter, Facebook, or whichever platform you would like, but only likes on your original Facebook post count. Make sure you email a copy as well.

The deadline to submit your video is June 16th. If you have any questions please email: ferrisstatecob@gmail.com


Program Spotlight: Graphic Media Management

Pat Klarecki shares his thoughts on the Graphic Media management Program:
There is nothing like being part of a growing, changing, and diverse industry that has the power to influence people and the choices they make. That is what the graphic media industry is all about. What started as print, or ink on paper hundreds of years ago has evolved into a science and technological business unlike any other. What other business brings together some of the most creative visual images, with some of the most technological systems and processes to solve a range of communication challenges that range and are delivered via a multitude of different media. 
Students are attracted to Graphic Media Management in the College of Business Marketing Department for several reasons. Some have experienced the thrills of creating and producing graphic images and products during their high school experiences. Maybe they worked on the school newspaper or yearbook or took graphics or advertising design classes. Others have come into Graphic Media Management because they enjoy being part of a graphics industry or they do not  know the potential for success or the level of diversity in talent required in the industry. And then there are those that are pulled into the College of Business because they know the US economy is reliant upon business, but do not know what segment they want to begin a career in.
The Graphic Media Management program has been at Ferris for nearly 50 years. Until recently it was know as Printing Management and was part of the College of Technology. With over 1,000 alumni world wide, graduates of the GMAN program are highly sought and paid for their broad business knowledge and their industry focused knowledge of processes and systems. Ferris GMAN grads are currently CEO’s or senior managers of small, medium and large graphics companies. Some are very highly compensated to use their relationship skills in sales to solve complex costumer problems. Some graduates tend to gravitate towards project management and customer relationships, while others have found great success and demand for their technical skills including; computer networks systems, graphic image editing and manipulations,  cost estimating and purchasing. The bottom line is that the graphics industry is one of the worlds largest industries that needs a very wide range of motivated and talented people doing a variety of things to keep it growing and moving forward.
Employers from around the USA know a Ferris Graphic Media Management graduate will have the solid foundation, knowledge, and hands on skills of graphics processes, principles and unique business characteristics to fit in where they are needed. Most graduates are employed prior to graduation while almost all graduates are employed within six months of graduation. The starting salaries range from $34,000 a year to $48,000 a year. The most recent alumni survey data available shows after five years of employment most have doubled their starting salary.
If you enjoy working in a fast paced, deadline driven industry that is always utilizing the latest computer hardware and software, working with people and have good communication skills come by BUS 120 and check us out. Professor Klarecki and Professor Conati would love to talk to you about your unique situation and how that might fit into the Graphic Media industry. Visithttp://www.ferris.edu/business/programs/graphic-management to learn more about the program. 

Business Bulldogs Abroad: Adrienne McCormick and The Netherlands

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Seventy-three percent of employers agree that education abroad is important when evaluating resumes, and only three percent of students study abroad in college. The students that choose to study abroad have a huge competitive advantage over their peers when applying for jobs and internships. Most students rule out study abroad as an option based on the sticker price, but Ferris State University is hard at work to make studying abroad a realistic option for every student.

Adrienne McCormick, College of Business senior, had the experience of a lifetime last summer when she studied abroad in The Netherlands. She is studying Advertising/Integrated Marketing Techniques at Ferris State, but she was able to take several of her classes across the globe.

AdrienneAbroadAdrienne studied at Hogeschool Utrech, one of Ferris State’s many partner universities around the world. She spent three weeks in the Netherlands studying European Business Skills and Corporate Branding Design. She took a “field trip” to Milan, Italy with one of her courses and visited Germany for fun.

“I gained patience, confidence, and communication skills that are going to help me both in my work in the office and in my future career,” said Adrienne about her experience abroad.

Adrienne’s Advice:“My advice would be to get started on making plans and working towards scholarships as soon as possible! I earned $2,000 towards my trip in scholarships which totally paid for my tuition.”

Ferris State University has several other exchange programs across the globe including Dankook University in South Korea and Yasar University in Turkey

There are many scholarships available for COB students to make study abroad accessible for all students. For example, The Gilman scholarship awards $1,000 to a business major with plans to study abroad.

Studying abroad doesn’t have to be a distant dream; it can be a reality. For more information or to get started on your application visit ferris.edu/studyabroad.