December 9 - Honors Reception

When: Dec. 9th, 2016 beginning at 6pm

Where: Riverfront Banquet Center, 1st Floor

At the Honors Reception, the School of Management will recognize students accomplishments of graduating with honors. They will be presented with your honors cords to be worn during the Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, December 18th, and will be welcomed into the University of Michigan Alumni Association at the end of the program!

To RSVP, email Kristin Arntz at or call (810) 762-3253 prior to Dec 2nd.
Please include the number of guests you are bringing should you submit your RSVP by email.




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December 9 - Economic Forum

Download December 2016's Economic Forum Presentation 



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The Economic Forum

presented by the School of Management and The Rotary Club of Flint

When: December 9, 2016 from 12:00-1:30pm (Buffet opens at 11:30am)

Where: Northbank Center Ballroom / 432 N. Saginaw Street, Flint

Featured Speakers:

Steve Chenenko, MBA
Chief Risk Officer, Nationwide Bank

Yener Kandogan, Ph.D
Associate Dean & Professor of International Business, UM-Flint School of Management

Christopher Douglas, Ph.D
Associate Professor & Department Chair, UM-Flint Department of Economics

FREE for all UM-Flint students, faculty, staff and alumni! 
$10 for all other attendees. 

To reserve your spot at the event, please contact Kristin Arntz of the School of Management at (810) 762-3253 or


December 1 - Lunch With An Entrepreneur

Lunch with An Entrepreneur 
with Steve Whitener

When: Dec. 1st from 12:15 - 1:15pm
Where: RF 2325

Come get lunch and listen to a short presentation by Steve Whitener, an UM-Flint Alumni and 
entrepreneur. We will also have a Q&A session.

About Steve Whitener

Started Real Estate Company as a UM-Flint Student
In 1973, while attending UM-Flint, Mr. Whitener purchased an apartment 
building.  Upon graduating in 1977, he went on to acquire several 
additional rental properties. While managing several real estate holdings, he led  
a highly successful career in sales. This led to Mr. Whitener founding National 
Systems Installers. 

Became a Technology Entrepreneur 
In 1993, he founded National Systems Installers (NSI), a company that 
provides infrastructure cabling services to corporations. Six years later, he
formed Nuspire Networks, which designs and offers monitoring and security systems.   His business works with Fortune 500 companies and has 300-plus 
retail operations.  He is Chairman of the Board  for NSI and is a former 
Chairman of Nuspire, a multimillion dollar company he recently sold.   

Students can informally talk to him after the presentation. 

Hosted by: the Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Entrepreneurs Society

November 2 - Lunch & Learn with Wes Denney

Entrepreneurship Through Real Estate

When: November 2nd from 12pm - 2pm

Where: Riverfront Center, RF 2317

Wes Denney will be on campus to talk about Buying Homes Made Easy! Denney, a recent graduate, started Denney Real Estate in 2014 at the young age of 24!


Come out and have lunch on us!



Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680.

October 21 - Domino's Pizza Open House

Domino's Pizza Open House

When: October 21, 2016

Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm 

Domino’s is hosting its third annual College Recruiting Event and would like to invite you to our state-of-the-art global headquarters. You will have the opportunity to learn how we ensure our business is successful and how you can be a part of that success!

Register for this event by October 7th and be entered in a drawing to winn $100 gift card.

Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680.

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October 20 - Lunch & Learn / Enterprise

Lunch & Learn, Manager in Training Program with Enterprise

When: October 20th from 12pm - 1pm

Where: Riverfront Center, RF 2325

Briar Brelinski, recent SOM graduate, will be on campus to talk about the oppurtunities though Enterprise!

Come out and have lunch on us!



Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680.

October 20 - Career Day at Auto-Owners

Career Day At Auto-Owners Insurance

Many majors, many opportunities

When: October 20, 2016 from 1 - 4pm


Auto-Owners Insurance Home Office
6101 Anacapri Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48917

Details:  We will set up Open House-style with representatives from many divisions within the company to speak with students about our noble industry and what 
a career with us would be like. 

Divisions that will be available:

  • Claims
  • Underwriting
  • IT
  • Actuarial
  • Live
  • Underwriting System
  • Accounting
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Information Table

Other opportunities that will be offered to the students are:

  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume critiques
  • Professional headshots
  • Building tours

Auto-Owners is looking to fill open full-time positions company wide, along with internships for Summer 2017 in our 26 operating states.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact Sara Franks, Recruiter at 517.323.1201 ext. 3604 or

Register by 10/7/2016 -

Apply online:

October 11 - Professional Mock Interview Sessions

Professional Mock Interview Sessions

When: Tuesday October 11th at 8am

Where: SOM Study Rooms

Do you get nervous before an interview?
Do you need practice answering traditional or behavioral questions?
Having trouble thinking of questions to ask in your interview?
Would you like to practice that 60 second elevator pitch on someone?

  • Come PRACTICE your interview skills with a professional. 
  • Get feedback as soon as you complete your mock interview.
  • Gain insight on answering those tough interview questions.
  • Interact with SOM Alumni and HR professionals.
  • Network with UM-Flint alumni andlocal professionals.


Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs by email at or by phone at 810.237.6680

October 5 - Fall Career Fair

2016 Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Riverfront Center

Career fairs are a great way for students and alumni to meet and network with potential employers. Attending career fairs will allow job seekers the chance to create a positive first impression, engage in a brief introductory interview, and submit resumes for open positions.

Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680.

October 4 - Plante Moran Interviews

Plante Moran Interviews

When: October 4th, 2016

Time: TBA

Plante Moran is seeking candidates for the Audit & Tax Staff and Internship opportunities. If you are interested in these opportunities submit your resume on Career Connection.

Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680. 

September 29 - Yeo & Yeo On-Campus Interviews

When: Sept. 29th

Time: TBA

Yeo & Yeo is seeking candidates for the Accounting Internship and Staff Accountant. If you are interested in these opportunities submit your resume on Career Connection.

Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680. 

Accounting Job Description Intern Job Description

September 28 - Lunch & Learn / Two Men and a Truck

Lunch & Learn with Two Men and a Truck
Advice and Tips to Secure a Job

When: September 28th from 12pm - 1pm

Where: 2nd floor of Riverfront Center, Student Lounge

Brittney Saultman, Two Men and a Truck, Human Resource Manager gives insight in how to secure a job in your field!



Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680. 

September 22 - Welcome Reception


When: September 22, 2016

Time: 1:45pm - 3pm

Expand your network of friends, learn about their countries, and get information on how you can study abraod in any one of the UM-Flint's partner institutions.

Refreshment's and beverages will be served.

September 20 - Granola Bar Stand


When: September 20, 2016

From: 1pm - 3pm

Where: School of Management

Plante Moran is hosting a meet and greet in the School of Management. Representatives are seeking to network with potential candidates who may be interested in applying for the Audit & Tax Staff and Internship.

Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680. 

September 19 - Inside the Industry

Inside the Industry

When: Monday, September 19th from 12pm - 1pm

Where: Riverfront Center

Panel Discussion from 12:15pm - 1pm

Companies: Andrew Hooper Pavlik, Plante Moran, Edward James, and Yeo & Yeo.

Employer Networking and Meet & Greet from 1pm - 2pm


Andrew Hooper Pavlik PLC

Auto Owners Insurance

Chemical Bank

City of Flint

Plante Moran

Polk and Associates, PLC 

Robert Half

State of Michigan Civil Service Commission

Yeo & Yeo

Western & Southern Financial Group

Flint Auto Auction and Affiliated Companies 

Register Online:

Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680. 

September 13 - Beta Alpha Psi Presentation


When: September 13, 2016

From: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: School of Management, RF 2337

Plante Moran will be on-campus to meet and inform students about careers in accounting and internship opportunities within the company. If you are interested in learning more about a company that has been recognized  by Fortune Magazine as “One of Best Workplaces for Millennials”, attend this  presentation.

Job Description

Questions? Contact Antonio Riggs at or at 810.237.6680. 

April 29 - Graduate Student Reception

Date: April 29th, 2016
Time: 6-8pm
Where: 501 Bar and Grille

April 22 - Graduation Celebration Honors Reception

We invite our Honors Graduates and their guests to attend our Graduation Celebration. Join us in honoring your achievements on April 22, 2016 in the Riverfront Banquet Center. Dinner begins at 6:15pm and the program starts at 7pm.

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April 19 - Pizza With An Entrepreneur


Date: Tuesday, April 19
Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm
Student Lounge (Located just outside the Finance LaB on the 2nd floor of Riverfront)

Come and get lunch and listen to a short presentation by Rick Tromble, an entrepreneur, a successful business owner and a gentleman farmer. We will also have a Q&A session.


Rick Tromble is an entrepreneur, a successful business owner and a gentleman farmer. Tromble’s business journey began with an idea, a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan—Flint. After graduation, he implemented his plan to build a drive-thru convenience store in Lapeer, called “Pop Stop,” where people could buy drinks and snacks. He secured an SBA loan, and after successfully operating the business for just six months he sold it for a considerable profit.
He went on to purchase a cluster of retail stores after is success with his Pop Stop store. Tromble went on to sell these stores to several of the employees. After selling his second store, he went on to purchase a Taco Bell in Venice, Florida in 1988. After some struggle, his franchise was successful which lead him to add 65 more locations. Tromble and his wife went on to purchase more failing franchises and turn their story around.

In 2005 Rick and Michele embarked on another business idea: hay for horses. Michele Tromble, an equestrian, began to board horses as they sold off several of their restaurants.   The Tromble’s began to grow hay on their property in Cheboygan with the hopes of getting high quality hay to Florida. 
Over the years, Tromble hadn’t given up on his original idea to own a car dealership. He’d investigated buying dealerships in Michigan and Florida, but nothing worked out. Finally, in 2005, while shopping for some trucks for his farm, he made contact with his local Ford dealership.   While negotiating with the dealer over the price of several trucks, Tromble made an inquiry about buying part of the dealership.  Before it was over, he had purchased one third of the dealership.  Five years later, in 2010, he became a partner in a Toyota and 
Chrysler dealership. 

April 11 - International Forum & Career Fair

Get ready for the Spring International Forum & Career Fair!

Date: April 11, 2016

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Location: Riverfront Center

International Forum begins @ 12:00pm, 1st Floor Lobby

Speaker: Milan Stevanovich, Vice President of Global Strategy, Detroit Chinese Business Association

Topic: International Business Operations, Hiring Practices, and Gaining the Competitive Advantage in a Global Market


Networking for Employer Marketplace begins @ 12:45pm, 2nd Floor Foyer


This is a great opportunity for you to network with companies and identify future internship and employment opportunities.

April 11 - Etiquette Luncheon

2016 School of Management Etiquette Luncheon

Mon, April 11th from 12pm - 2pm

Northbank Center

Free for Students

Special guest speaker, Roxanne Caine, Vice President of the McClaren Foundation,
will instruct students on improving their “soft skills”, understanding the importance of getting to know people at your table, and how to make the most out networking opportunities in any setting.

Space is limited to the first 50 students who are registered
RSVP to Kristin Arntz by email at
Registration is closed at this time. 


Photos from the 2016 Etiquette Luncheon


March 30 - Pizza With An Entrepreneur

When: Wednesday, March 30th from 11:30-12:30
Where: The Student Lounge, located just outside of the Finance Lab on the 2nd floor of Riverfront

Come out and have free pizza with Kevin Shaw, VP of Franchise Sales at Coffee Beanery!

About Kevin Shaw

Kevin started fixing coffee machines in the kitchen at the age of 6, he had to stand on a milk crate because like most 6 year olds he was short. He had a brief encounter at Central Michigan University cementing his entrepreneurial direction, where he started several successful seasonal businesses.  He formally joined the family business (1986) as a manager of the Ren Cen store in Detroit and soon after moved back to corporate to develop the roasting, flavoring and packaging processes that have evolved into what you see today.  He also began selling franchises in 1989. Kevin believes the glass is always half full…..if you aren’t laughing within minutes of meeting him give him more coffee and wait.

March 17 - Business Plan Competition

Come out and watch our competition finalists compete for the $10,000 grand prize to help fund their venture. The event is open and free to the public. A second place prize of $5,000
will be awarded as well. Light refreshments will be provided.

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