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Monday, May 10th, 2010 - 11:45 am
Purdue University Calumet’s Mgmt 433 Personal Selling course taught by Dr. Claudia Costiuc, is being developed into an Experiential Learning course through a PUC Title III grant. The course requires students to compete with their classmates in a graded Sales Competition similar in structure to competitions at fellow universities.
The Sales Competition runs the second half of the semester, and each student prepares for a “mock sell” that is evaluated by the instructor, fellow classmates, and the student himself/herself. As individuals, each student’s score contributes to his team’s overall ranking in the competition.
We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Spring 2010 PUC Personal Selling Competition are:
- David Claussen
- Joel Perez
- Kristen Wilk
- Andrew Zrnchik
Congratulations to all of you!
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Monday, April 26th, 2010 - 11:30 am
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We are very proud to tell you that our MGMT/COM 429 Advertising Campaigns students took FIRST place at the American Advertising Federation’s Sixth District National Student Advertising Competition last weekend. They beat out advertising powerhouses such as Michigan State, U of Illinois, and Columbia College in Chicago. They will be heading to Orlando in June to participate in the national competition. They will be one of only 18 schools from around the country to compete there. They will present to State Farm executives, their advertising agency executives and other executives of that caliber. The entire team, along with Professor Matt Hanson (second from left) are pictured below.
For this cross listed class our students were presented in September with a case study of State Farm and were challenged to create an integrated marketing campaign to change students’ (age 18-25) attitudes toward State Farm. Our students spent two semesters analyzing, conducting research, developing a comprehensive strategy and plan, and preparing a professional presentation. Their hard work paid off as they wowed the judges. The judges for the competition are all advertising industry executives – many of whom participated in this campaign themselves in the past.
The students involved in this amazing accomplishment are the presenters Sara Keilman, Stephanie Cavanaugh, Neil Wahlberg, Melissa Ferrara, and Dominic Cordilla along with the rest of the team Tracy Johnson, Holly Muha, Andrea Valle, James Westerfield, Bryan Redeagle, Joel Perez, Dwayne Washington, Nikki Kimbrough, Kristina Metric, Xavier Jackson, Antonio Porter, and Jake Saczawa.
Leading this team of students to their victory was Professor Matt Hanson. Preparing students for this competition takes an enormous amount of time, energy, perseverance, and patience. However, winning first place takes an extraordinary teaching presence and competence. We are extremely fortunate to have Matt on our PUC team. So, thank you Matt for all of your hard work, dedication and time. You have our respect and appreciation.
This fantastic win for the School of Management, the School of LASS, and Purdue Calumet is an example of what can come from a close working relationship between two departments. It is also an outstanding example of experiential learning.
Finally, this win is 20 years in the making. This was Prof. Hugh Daubek’s class for many, many years and it was his dream to win this competition. Many of you know he passed away this semester. This would have made him so very happy.
Please join me in congratulating Matt and his students on their fantastic accomplishment and in wishing them luck in Orlando in June.
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Saturday, March 27th, 2010 - 11:39 am
We are pleased to announce that Thaung Han (MBA ’09) has been accepted into the doctoral program at the University of Texas at El Paso for the Fall 2010 semester. He will be studying Management with an emphasis on International Business.
Thaung is also the author of ”Economic Sanctions Revisited: Additional Reasons Why They Fail,” with C. Rarick which is scheduled for publication in June issue of Economic Affairs.
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 - 12:48 pm
The Department of Marketing, Human Resources, and Management was pleased to honor this year’s outstanding students at the Chancellor’s reception on Sunday, February 28th.
Senior – Sarah Bugajski – Sarah is a Human Resource Management major who has demonstrated both a record of academic accomplishment and spirit of engagement. She creates a positive, intellectually-stimulating, and fun environment for her professors and for everyone in the class. In spite of her physical challenges, Sarah never complains and always strives to do better. Sarah captures the essence of what it means to be an outstanding student in human resource management. We challenge each of you to meet your challenges with the same bright spirit and commitment to succeed that Sarah has.
Senior – Sara Keilman – Sara is a marketing major who has excelled academically while also competing as a center on our women’s Peregrine Basketball team and working outside of school. She has demonstrated her leadership in one of the most rigorous courses at Purdue Calumet, the Advertising Campaigns course as one of the Account Executives. Leadership, learning, extra-curricular – Sara is a person who constantly strives to improve herself and her team.
Senior – Kyle Harkema – Kyle is a marketing major who is an excellent example of being able to multi-task and do it all with grace and success. His professors note that his work is always far beyond expectations. Additionally, he is heavily involved in his family’s business and doing very well in his recent internship. Overall, he is hard-working, diligent, and capable of juggling more than one activity successfully.
Freshman – Jackie Rex is a second semester freshman in the equine business management degree program. She is an excellent student enrolled in an honors course and scholarship recipient. Jackie also participates in the Boots and Bridle club and competes as a member of the Purdue Calumet Equestrian team.
Certificate Student – Herbert Brown is an equine business management student completing the certificate via distance learning. He is an excellent student and well respected by his classmates. Herbert is an equine business owner breeding Paso Fino horses.
Senior – Jeremy Marek – Jeremy is a senior double major in Marketing and Human Resources and serves as the President of the Purdue University Marketing Association. He has been instrumental in building a social networking program for School of Management alumni. He has achieved all this while operating his own successful business. He is best described as a student who is incredibly dedicated, composed modest, and a great friend to many.
Senior – Ryan Van Prooyen – Ryan is a senior marketing major able to excel in both individual and team settings. Ryan is a hardworking, disciplined student who is an encouragement to his teammates. His effectiveness in using adaptive listening techniques, both as an individual seller and as part of a selling team, proved his observant, attentive-to-detail nature. Ryan works in his family’s car dealership – Schepel of Merrillville – and he hopes to own and manage a car dealership some day. In his spare time races cars in SCCA Motorcross
Senior – Maricela Rico – Maricela Rico is a very dedicated and hard working student who strives to do her very best in every aspect of her life. She has a truly outstanding academic record as a undergraduate student which reflects the passion that she demonstrates in each of her classes. She has an excellent work ethic and grasp of her personal and career goals. Maricela has a very bright future as a HR professional.
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - 3:06 pm
“Being busy is not work; it’s fun,” Bryan Lazorik says.
Like many Purdue University Calumet students, Lazorik has worn many hats. In addition to pursuing a double major in human resources and marketing, the 32-year-old Merrillville resident works at running a business, Bryco Services, Inc., a Merrillville-based janitorial services company.
As busy as being a double major and employer of 14 workers can be, Lazorik is not too busy to give back. He voluntarily has served as a mentor to the Purdue Calumet chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO Club), informing prospective business owners of the challenges he has faced as a business owner.
He also has been active in church music ministry-at multiple churches, if fact. He plays organ for mass, directs a choir, has served as music director at St. Joseph’s Church of Hammond, and is staff organist and choir director at a Chicago church. Additionally, he has been a parochial school teacher, resigning last year to spend more time with his business.
A recipient earlier this year of the Chancellor’s Outstanding Student Award for the Department of Marketing, Human Resources and Management, Lazorik is a candidate to receive his baccalaureate degree Sunday (5/17) during Purdue Calumet Spring Commencement Exercises at the Radisson Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
While employed after high school as an office manager, he enrolled in night classes at Purdue Calumet, where “I was impressed with the quality reputation of (the) management program and the fact that most of the instructors have actually worked in the field and could share real work experiences,” he said.
Initially an accounting major, he changed his focus to human resources and marketing. The concepts he learned in his classes also encouraged him, he said, to take a leap of faith and start his janitorial business more than eight years ago.
“My education has been really useful to my business,” he said. “I most value the opportunity I had to learn something one day in class and immediately apply it to my business. Though it was tough starting a business and attending classes, I feel the experience of being able to apply my learned knowledge immediately and then seeing the results helped me to be a better student and a better business owner.”
Professors in Purdue Calumet’s School of Management have encouraged Lazorik to take advantage of opportunities to help other students.
“Bryan was a mentor in Management 450, an experiential learning class,” Assistant Professor of Management Arifin Angriawan said. “He helped students write strategic plans of simulated firms, and he attended and gave feedback to their strategic plan presentations.”
After graduation, Lazorik plans to continue to grow his business, which he says has experienced controlled growth throughout his student years at Purdue Calumet. He also has his sights set on earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
Note: Originally published at http://webs.purduecal.edu/news/2009/05/13/lazorik/
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