Randy Pilkington

Executive Director, BCS

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Amy Dutton

Director, Small Business Development Center
 
 
 
 
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Catherine Zeman

Director, Recycling Reuse Tech Transfer Center
 

Drew Conrad

Director, Institute for Decision Making
 
 
 
 
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Jerry Thiel

Director, Metal Casting Center
 

Joe Bolick

Director, IA Waste Reduction Center
 
 
 
 
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John DeGroote

Director, Geoinformatics Training, Research, Education & Extension Center
 

Kamyar Enshayan

Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Education
 
 
 
 
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Laura Jackson

Director, Tallgrass Prairie Center
 

Paul Kinghorn

Director, Center for Business Growth & Innovation

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UNI business college leads the way at No. 1 Northwestern Mutual office

Thanks to some UNI business college influence, the Waterloo office of Northwestern Mutual had the No. 1 internship program out of all 214 offices across the country from summer 2019 to summer 2020. Two UNI interns led the way. Caleb Meinders (’21) and Kayla Hoeger (’20) were the No. 21 and No. 32 interns (out of 100s) in the 2019-20 Northwestern Mutual internship class, respectively. Zach Fischels (’19), Clay Meinders (’19) and Owen Ward (’19) also played key roles before graduating.

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The anxiety young people have about maturing in their twenties has lead to the word "adulting" becoming quite popular. It's a useful, albeit somewhat glib, catch-all term for taking care of yourself. Doing your laundry? Adulting. Scrambling an egg? Adulting. In truth, the real sign of adulthood is living a life that's within your control, and for that, there are several iOS apps to help. With these five apps, anyone can "adult" -- or at least fake it when they need to. 

 

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Do you use Gmail for your business or personal email correspondence? Do you want to improve your email experience, rather than rely on Google's standard email interface? Thanks to developers within the email productivity space, there are a growing number of productivity apps available for Gmail users. Following are five powerful Gmail productivity tools to consider adding to your email routine:

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Business pitch competition intertwines UNIBusiness and international students

Creating international partnerships has long been a goal for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Back in the summer of 2017, JPEC partnered with UNI’s International Recruitment and Admissions office to create a Panther Cage Challenge — a Shark Tank-style business pitch competition — for international students touring Midwest universities as a part of EdTour.

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Is puffery ethical in an interview?

I was looking at a cereal box while I munched on the goodness of oats. The box proclaimed that the cereal was “heart-healthy.” Since the cereal was pure oats, instead of a lot of sugar with a few oats thrown in, the claim was plausible.

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New UNI business college course mixes marketing and entrepreneurship

A new class at UNI's business college is allowing students to create a business and drive revenue. Called Marketing Strategy in Practice, the course integrates education with practice and strengthens the department's marketing and entrepreneurship focus.

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