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Compass Week 2013

WELCOME TO COMPASS WEEK 2013

Compass Week is the first week of school.  All incoming students to the Full-Time Early Career and Career Change MBA program participate. 

Compass Week is an academic, professional, and social experience that introduces you to fellow classmates, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as introduces programs and procedures to help you succeed in the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.  This week also includes a professional meeting with your PACE team and client, as well as a team-building retreat off campus.

Download a PDF copy of the detailed Compass Week schedule

COMPASS WEEK OVERVIEW - August 13-16, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - Dress is Casual

3:30pm

4:00pm

Optional: Arrive early for a Campus Tour

Compass Week Begins

Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor (#41 on Campus Map)

4:15pm

Welcome from Compass Week Coordinators

Cat Cavern

4:45pm

Get to Know Your Fellow MBAs

Cat Cavern

5:30pm

Break

Cat Cavern

5:45pm

The Willamette MBA Experience

Cat Cavern

6:45pm

Introduction to PACE

Cat Cavern

7:00pm

Conclude

Cat Cavern

7:30pm

Optional: Dinner Around Town

Various Local Restaurants

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - Dress is Business Formal

8:45am

9:00am

Arrive

Welcome from Willamette’s President

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center – Hudson Hall (#31 on Campus Map)

9:30am

Willamette MBA Expectations

Mary Stuart Rogers – Hudson
10:00am

Knowledge, Experiential Learning and Career Management

Mary Stuart Rogers – Hudson
11:00am Break Mary Stuart Rogers – Hudson

11:15am

Faculty & Staff Introductions

Montag Center - The Den (#35 on Campus Map)

11:30pm

Lunch with Your Faculty Advisor

Montag Center - The Den

12:30pm

Break:

  • Professional Individual Photo (required)
  • Immunizations (if needed)
Montag Center - The Den
1:30pm

Meet and Board Buses

Hatfield Fountain, Near Sparks Permit Parking Lot (Near #41 on Campus Map)
2:00pm Meet PACE Team, TA, and choose PACE Project Creekside Country Club - Salem, Oregon
3:00pm Meet PACE Client Creekside Country Club
4:30pm

Break:

  • Professional PACE Team Photo
Creekside Country Club
5:00pm

Etiquette Dinner & Training

Creekside Country Club

7:00pm

Board Buses for Departure

Creekside Country Club

7:30pm

Arrive back at Willamette

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Dress is Business Casual

8:45am

9:00am

Arrive

Career Management & Your Peer Career Advisor

Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor (#41 on the Campus Map)
11:00am Break Cat Cavern
11:15am Introduction to Technology Resources On Campus Cat Cavern

11:45pm

12:30pm

Lunch & Introductions to Student Associations

Open Table Fair:

  • Student Associations
  • Technology set up
  • ID Cards

Cat Cavern

Cat Cavern

1:30pm

Break

2:00pm

Career Learning Panels

Choose to attend one learning panel in each of the following hour blocks

Atkinson Mudd Bldg (#5 on Campus Map) & Atkinson Annex (#4 on Campus Map)

2:00pm

  • Project Management & Operations
  • Global Management
  • Marketing

Mudd 201
Mudd 204
Annex 101

3:00pm

  • Human Resources
  • Not-for-Profit Management & Public Administration Management
  • Finance & Accounting
Mudd 201
Mudd 204
Annex 101

4:00pm

  • Consulting
  • Career Change
  • Entrepreneurship
Mudd 201
Mudd 204
Annex 101
4:45pm Wrap up Mudd Bldg. Patio
5:00pm

AGSM Community BBQ Dinner

You may also bring your family or a guest - RSVP if you are bringing a guest to the Community BBQ.

Mudd Bldg. Patio & Lawn

Friday, August 16, 2013 - Dress is  Athletic Wear

7:45am

8:00am

Arrive

Board Buses

Mudd Bldg., Student Lounge, 1st Floor (#5 on Campus Map)
8:30am PACE Team Development & Activities YWAM Ropes Course - Salem, Oregon
12:00pm Lunch YWAM Ropes Course
3:30pm Board Buses for Departure YWAM Ropes Course
4:00pm

Arrive back at Willamette

Note: Schedule Details May Be Subject to Change

Definitions of Dress

  • Business Formal: Business formal attire typically means a jacket for both men and women. A tie for men, button down shirt, matching slacks and dress shoes. For women, business attire would typically mean a skirt or slacks, jacket, button down shirt or shell with clear or solid color nylons and close toed shoes.
  • Business Casual: Business casual typically means men and women can leave the jacket, tie and nylons at home. Men can wear polo or golf shirts and slacks. Women can wear slacks or skirt and a professional looking shirt. Everyone should avoid sweat suits, jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes and flip-flops.
  • Athletic Wear: Sports clothing (no jeans) with tennis shoes and comfortable, loose clothing for physical activity (to your level of comfort).

Click here to download the AGSM Professional Attire General Guidelines

For questions, please contact Desiree Vorhees, Assistant Director of Career Management at dvorhees@willamette.edu.