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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


COB Go Beyond: Hogeschool Utrecht

Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, or simply see a new place? If you answered yes to any of those questions it is time you consider studying abroad. Traveling changes one’s whole outlook on life and students who study abroad have a huge advantage when it come’s to finding their first job. The College of Business offers many programs around the globe for students to take advantage of. Studying abroad may not be as out of reach as one may think. Studying abroad can easily become a reality.


Advertising and Integrated Marketing major Adrienne McCormick took advantage of Ferris State’s study abroad program last summer. McCormick studied business 3,962 miles away at Hogeschool Utrecht in the Netherlands. McCormick is currently a senior in the College of Business. During her time abroad she was able to take two classes: European Business Skills and Corporate Branding Design. Her classes took weekly field trips to places around Holland. She even had the opportunity to spend a week in Italy for her course.


“I took a trip that gave me some of the most significant lessons of my life. Yes, I took courses that were pertinent to my interests and applicable to my major. Yes, I earned scholarship money from the University to fund my trip. However, those reasons to go abroad only scratch the surface. I gained my value from more than academics and running around the streets of Amsterdam and Harlem,” said McCormick of her experience abroad.


Hogeschool Utrecht is one Ferris State’s partner schools around the globe. Adrienne was able to take several business credits at Utrecht for Ferris State tuition. Adrienne advises students who are interested in studying abroad to make plans early and look for scholarships right away. McCormick earned $2,000 to cover her tuition with the help of College of Business scholarships and a program called MyPlace offered at the International Office of Education. McCormick gained patience, confidence, and communication skills that are going to help her in her career.


For more information on the study abroad opportunities offered at Ferris State stop in the Office of International Education located in IRC 134 or visit their website http://www.ferris.edu/international. You can also email Adrienne: mccorma7@ferris.edu.

Bulldogs Abroad Golf Outing

The Bulldogs Abroad College of Business Golf Outing and Dinner will be held Friday, May 2 at the Highlands Golf Course in Grand Rapids. The funds raised from this event will help business students study/intern abroad.  Tea off times will be between Noon and 1 p.m. Dinner will be served at approximately 6 p.m. 

There are several ways to participate:

  • Golf and Dinner: $75; includes $19 donation to the Bulldogs Abroad Fund
  • Dinner only: $25; includes $4 donation to the Bulldogs Abroad Fund
  • Donation only: Any amount you would like to give 

It will be a four-person scramble format. The winning team will be the 2014 winner of the Joseph A. Leone Memorial “Golden Bucket.” The Golden Bucket is considered by some to be the almost as prestigious as a green jacket from the Masters of the claret jug from the British open. 

To register, please send an email to Lucian Leone at leonel@ferris.edu

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.