Spring 2017 Tour Guides Needed

Northwood Students

Job Title: 

Tour Student Ambassador

Job Description:

  1. Responsible for giving campus tours to prospective students and their families during campus visits i.e. Faculty Visits, Classroom Visits, Athletic Visits, Financial Aid Appointments, Academic Advising Appointments, and/or Lunch.
  2. Responsible for escorting the prospective student and their guests to set appointments while also giving a guided tour describing campus and student life along the way.
  3. Assist with student panels and/or group campus tours during Bus Trips, Open Houses and other Admissions events as assigned.


  • Have an outgoing personality
  • Be able to hold a conversation with integrity.
  • Have good academic standing must act in a professional manner.
  • Be reliable and timely to show-up to all assigned campus tours and/or events.

How to Apply:
Visit the Admissions Office located in the Herbert D. Doan Center, Welcome Center – Office of Admissions located near the Main Street entrance to campus and speak with Katie Bischel or request an application to be sent electronically at

If your application is selected, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. The position will not begin until the Spring 2017 semester.

Sounds like too much responsibility? Well, fret not!
This is an as-available position; thus, you sign-up for what you are available for.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for the dynamic admissions team today!


Meet Your Timberwolf Learning Center Tutor, Marlon!

Marlon Hairston in football uniformName: Marlon Hairston

TLC tutor: 4 years

Major: MBA Management

Home town: Southfield, Michigan

Year in School: First year graduate student

Dream Job: Nascar Driver or Pro Rubik’s Cuber

Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

I am a proud member of the NU Football team!

Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

I believe it has!  Helping people learn has been so fulfilling.  The look someone gives when they finally understand something they’ve struggled with is amazing.

Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

Of course! The TLC has flexible hours and great pay!

“Marlon is a first class young man, an outstanding citizen, man, and person.  He is very team oriented.  I see him as more of a serving leader… always willing to help others.”
-Head Football Coach Leonard Haynes

In addition to excelling on the football field, he is also a standout in the classroom.  Marlon received GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Honors in 2014 and 2015.  He wears number 89 on the gridiron, but he is number one in the TLC!

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A Taste of Culture Fall 2016

Taste of Culture PlatesThe A Taste of Culture dinners has finally come to an end this Fall. This semester was the first time A Taste of Culture was introduced and we have successfully brought in the local taste from countries like China, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

These food has opened our horizons to the different cultural practices and styles by other countries.  Students and faculties sent in recipes from their home countries and the adventurous Sodexo team prepared the food. While the process of preparation was tough, the team managed to whip up a wonderful meal. Indeed, it was a great time for the domestic students to learn about the cultures of other countries by filling up their stomach; it was also a time for the international students to reunite with a little taste of home.

Here at Northwood where cultural diversity is strongly valued, we love when different ideas come together and create many great ideas. Together, let us create a community through our food. After all, food is the tool which helps us express and connect with others. If you are an international student who would love to spread your culture and its food, do email your recipes to 

Missing your grandma’s food? Send us the recipe and we will try whipping it up.

A Taste of Culture will resume in the Spring Semester on the third Wednesday of every month. Don’t forget to join A Taste of Culture next semester and learn more about the different cultures and values.


Meet Your Timberwolf Learning Center Tutor, Krystal!

KrystalName: Krystal Kohlman

TLC tutor: For 1 year

Major: Accounting

Home town: Howell, Michigan

Year in School: Senior

Dream Job: CFO or start my own business

Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

Yes! I am on the Honor’s E-Board, part of BPA and Team Jeep for the Auto Show.  In addition, I am the HASNU President.

Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

Yes, it has taught me how to better explain problems and concepts in different ways for students.  It has also improved my understanding of other people. It really feels great to help other people!

Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

Absolutely! It is a flexible and rewarding job.  It benefits you as well as others.  This position helps you gain confidence, teaches you how to work with different personalities, and is a great way to meet new people.

Krystal will finish her bachelor degree in three years flat and is considering either the University of Michigan or the University of Texas for her graduate studies.  She was awarded both The Edgar A. Madden Award for writing as well as The Institute of Management Accountant Award! She may be leaving us soon for the Lone Star State, so come on down to the TLC and learn from one of our best!

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Go M.A.D. Thank You Selfies

iPad Thank You SelfieNorthwood University donors “GO M.A.D.” every day by contributing financially to your on-campus experience! They provide the support necessary for new buildings, campus enhancements, and scholarships. We want them to see and hear directly from you! So go ahead, take a selfie on your own or with friends, and write a message letting them know how much you care and appreciate their support! Just follow the instructions below!

Selfie Instructions:

  1. Use the iPad’s provided to take your photo! We’ve already downloaded the app for you!
  2. If you want, use the Northwood props located in the blue bin! Have fun with this!
  3. Locate the “Instant” app icon. It looks like this
  4. Be sure to hold the Ipad in the horizontal position, with the “home button” located on the right.
  5. Choose “Camera” located on the top of the screen.
  6. Remember, the donors want to see you!
  7. Shake your digital Polaroid!
  8. Double tap the Polaroid picture. Write a message using the in-app tool. Be creative, succinct, yet respectful.
  9. Once the picture and text are to your satisfaction, click on the arrow next to the trash can in the upper right corner to save your picture.
  10. Click on the arrow in the upper left corner, swipe your photo away, and hit the camera button in the lower right corner. That’s it!
  11. Each night all appropriate photos will be enlarged, printed, and posted the following day!

The first 50 individuals to submit a respectful, appropriate and creative “thank you” photo will receive a Northwood University selfie stick that can be picked up from the scholarship office located on the first floor of the Church Family Administration Building. We will contact you the moment it is available!

At the end a video will be created from footage caught throughout the week that will be shared with all of our Northwood University donors.




I’m a Student, Do I Need to Attend Networking Events?

Hands exchanging business cardNetworking! Everyone seems to be telling you that is just so important! Your teachers are telling you to meet more people from the industry, seniors are telling you to start building your own network, even your dad gives you lectures on the importance of networking. It sounds easy. Right? Yet, when you attend social networking events, the pressure builds up on what you can say or how you should act.

If you are still wondering what are the benefits of joining a social networking event as a college/university student, here are some good reasons why you should just go for it:

  1. It is free!

Most college networking sessions are free of charge and are a platform for you to practice talking to people from the industry. It is a free workshop for you to practice how you should present yourself. Free food, free lessons… sounds good to me.

  1. You meet people

Sure, you meet a lot of people on a daily basis, but networking events are a great avenue for you to meet people from different industries and understand how business works from varying perspectives of experienced individuals.

  1. You discover yourself

You probably already know that by networking, you get to know and understand more people. What you may not realize is that you also get to know yourself better. You start to understand which aspects of the economy or industry you lack knowledge in. In addition, you also get to know what really interest you and you can use that information to craft your future job choices.

  1. You can brand yourself

As students, branding yourself in the market cannot be further emphasized. At social networking events, you position yourself to create an impression for your future employers. Start by introducing yourself and be proud of who you are. Don’t forget to mention your name. It is your biggest brand asset! Remember, you are your very own brand.

  1. It increases your visibility

Going for social networking events as a student shouts, “Hey, I am about to graduate and I’m ready to join the workforce! Hire me!” Of course, this doesn’t mean that once you attend a social networking event you will immediately secure that dream job. However, you are proving to your future employers that you are interested and keen. That itself speaks volume.


Let’s face it: what you learn in class or the experiences you write on your résumé are not sufficient to teach you how to present yourself well in front of employers. It requires practice, practice, practice! So, what are you waiting, RSVP today for the upcoming Michigan Connection Networking Event on October 20th from 6 – 8p.m. at Dow Diamond, The Great Lakes Reserve. What is great about this networking event is that many of the employers attending are Northwood alumni who are willing to teach you the ropes on how to socialize and network.



Meet Your Timberwolf Learning Center Tutor, Nina!

Nina JacobName: Nina Jacob

TLC tutor: This is my first year.

Major: Economics

Home town: Sterling Hts., Michigan

Year in School: Senior

Dream Job: Conducting market research and economic forecasting

Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

In the past I was involved in DECA and Emerging Leaders.  Both are great clubs.  During my freshman year, being a part of Emerging Leaders got me involved in events on campus.  We hosted several community and student events.  It was nice to be in a leadership position my first year in college.

Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

Yes! Tutoring students helps me understand the material better.  Being in this environment keeps me on track with my own studies.

Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

Yes, I would recommend working at the TLC to my friends.  It is a great on campus job.  I’ve become friends with the other tutors.  Also, helping others is a great feeling!

Nina Jacob, the 2016 Honors Leadership Award Recipient, is a standout student.   Associate Professor of Economics, Clifford Harris, sang her praises. “Nina is very good at finding different ways to explain to her students to help them understand. She is an excellent student herself; very thorough knowledge of Economics.” If you need help in Econ this semester, Nina’s TLC tutoring skills are right on the money!

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Meet Your Timberwolf Learning Center Tutor, Natalie!

Natalie LumsdenName: Natalie Lumsden

TLC tutor:  This is my third year.

Major: Accounting & ESM

Home town: Rochester Hills, Michigan

Year in School: Senior

Dream Job: Controller of a professional sports team

Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

Yes, I am the Vice President of Operations for Alpha Gamma Delta and am involved in Delta Mu Delta.

Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

I love being a tutor!  It has really helped me not only as a student, but also just as a person.  It has improved my people skills and patience.

Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

Yes! You get to meet a lot of people.  There are always people in the TLC doing homework and having a great time.  I love working in the TLC!

Teresa George, Director of Student Life, had high praise when asked about Natalie, “She is a true role model and continues to be a leader outside the classroom and a wonderful student in the classroom!” In addition to being highly involved in Greek Life on campus, not to mention a top notch student, Natalie is a huge asset in the TLC.  She works our front desk, tutors numerous subjects and is a valued mentor to our new tutors. Natalie is another great reason to visit us in the TLC!

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Meet Your Timberwolf Learning Center Tutor, Matt!

Matt GarlandName: Matt Garland

TLC tutor:  2 years

Major: ESPM

Home town: Battle Creek, Michigan

Year in School: Senior

Dream Job: Professional Badminton Player

Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

Yes, I am on the men’s golf team and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

Yes, it has been a very rewarding experience!

Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

Yes, I would highly recommend working at the TLC.

 A couple of Matt’s many highlights on the golf course for the T-Wolves are being ranked fourth in 2013-14 on the team in scoring and three top-10 finishes.  When Matt is not on the links for Northwood University, he is an absolute ace of a Tutor for the TLC.  

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Meet Our 2016 F&I Innovator Competitors!

northwoodaward_cmyk-2016For the second year in a row, Northwood University is partnering with EFG Companies for the F&I Innovator of the Year Award! The exciting opportunity allows NU students to compete to create a new F&I product using out-of-the box thinking, The students will be mentored throughout the process by professionals from the automotive industry and will be updating us on their progress throughout the semester with weekly videos!

At the end of the semester, a team of judges consisting of leading dealership principals and executives from publicly-traded auto groups will score each team’s business case. The winning team will win $25,000 and will see their F&I product launched in the marketplace by EFG!

Check out the videos below to learn more about this awesome partnership and meet this year’s competing teams!


Meet Six Our Teams!