Business students are constantly on the go, completing internships, class assignments, and other hands-on projects that introduce them to the world of business. Learn about a few of these student projects and accomplishments, as well as upcoming business events.
Tyler Schultz, a senior business administration and computer science major from Lakefield, Minn., recently created a post-Boston Marathon police Twitter use infographic for Bright Planet. This work was part of his final marketing course project. Tyler also completed a finance internship with LifeTouch, Inc.
- In the face of stark economic challenges and bucking the national trend, 98 percent of 2013 Augustana graduates reported landing jobs within eight months of graduation. Nearly 21 percent opted to continue their education through graduate programs.
- Sophomore Erin Williams won a prestigious Sales and Marketing Executives scholarship through the creative use of a new product — outerspace travel. Check out her website, designed to feature her new travel product, which earned her $1,000.
- Brooke Bitker, an accounting major from Redwood Falls, Minn., has been named as a recipient of the 2012-2013 Sophomore Honors Award. Sophomore Honors are awarded to students who have earned a GPA of 3.9 or higher by the end of their sophomore year and are on their way to achieving summa cum laude status. The award acknowledges the hard work and dedication needed to attain this level of academic excellence
- Great news for Augie business students from CNBC and Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines! CNBC named South Dakota the top state in the nation in which to do business. Forbes cited Sioux Falls as the best small city for business and careers, and Entrepreneur magazine placed Sioux Falls in the Top 10 list of U.S. metro areas for tech startups. And Congratulations to Sioux Falls, named by Google as the digital capital of the state.
- Advanced marketing students are continuing Augustana College's tradition of service learning by working this fall with the City of Sioux Falls, Raven Industries, Children's Miracle Network and Shop Dog Boutique. Researching, writing and producing promotion plans for real-life clients enhances students' understanding of business challenges while showcasing student talent and professionalism among the business community.