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Beyond the Resume, is Student Involvement Worth My Time?

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We’ve all been encouraged to join student organizations from the second we stepped on campus. However, college students are busy and our time is valuable. Most students join organizations just so they can put it on their resume. However, there are so many other reasons why YOU should get involved. I asked four students who […]

HR Management majors set the bar with 100% pass rate on SHRM-CP exam

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The SHRM-CP exam is a certification for HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve has a point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services, and perform operational HR functions. To be eligible to take this exam individuals are required to have various years of experience based on the completion of their degree […]

DECA Dominates Disney

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In February 2019, UND DECA competed in Fargo, ND for a chance to advance to the International Career Development (ICDC) in Orlando, FL. 16 UND DECA members qualified and made their way to Florida for ICDC April 12-16th. The conference was filled with networking, seminars, and intense competition. The first day of the conference, students […]

Government & Business: A Trip to D.C.

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Over Spring Break students enrolled in the CoBPA’s Government and Business graduate class took a trip to Washington D.C. The trip tied together class work with real-life experiences, which supports the CoBPA’s commitment to experiential learning opportunities.  “The trip to Washington DC for the Government and Business course made clear the real-world implications of concepts […]

Michelle Nguyen: 2018-2019 Scholarship America Dream Award Recipient

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“You don’t even know the amount of impact that you have had on my life.” Last month a dream came true for PSPA student Michelle Nguyen. Nguyen was notified that she is a 2018-2019 recipient for Scholarship America’s Dream Award. Nguyen says that the Dream award has helped other recipients in the past that are […]

FedEx Awards UND Aviation Students $100,000 in Scholarships

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This week, FedEx sent nine representatives to personally deliver $100,000 worth of scholarships to UND aviation students. The $100,000 is the first installment of the $500,000 that FedEx has agreed to award UND students over the next 5 years. The scholarships were awarded to 29 students who have committed to becoming certified flight instructors. The […]

2018-19 Faculty Lecture Series: Managing Ethics in Organizations: Current Issues, Opportunities and Challenges

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2018-19 Faculty Lecture Series Managing Ethics in Organizations: Current Issues, Opportunities and Challenges Featuring: Sean Valentine, Department of Management Wednesday, March 27 4 p.m. – Reception | 4:30 p.m. – Lecture Memorial Union Lecture Bowl Employees in various work settings and professions face different issues that have ethical implications, such as self-interest and honesty, workplace bullying […]

UND DECA Students to Prepare for Nationals

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UND DECA member, Izzy Swenson, competed in the North Dakota State DECA competition in February. Swenson placed 2nd & 3rd in her two team events and now has the opportunity to participate in nationals. UND will be sending Swenson and many other UND DECA members to nationals in Florida this April. “I had such a […]

Giving Hearts Day 2019

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The CoBPA would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to the UND Alumni Association for putting on an incredible Giving Hearts Day 2019. Many students were given scholarships that will positively impact their education. Abbie Sheehy is this year’s recipient of the Gate City Bank Scholarship.   “Receiving one of the scholarships it just […]

Kyle Thorson: Making Grand Forks a Better Place

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UND alumnus, Kyle Thorson, received a B.A. in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Social Business. Thorson is now the owner of Archives Coffee House on campus and also works for Amazon. “UND helped me understand my place in the world and prepared me to run a business […]