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October 2019 News

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Networking tips from CJ Walker MBA’20

09.25.2019 | Jennifer Bush

CJ credits Career Management for always encouraging students to go out and network in landing his summer internship at famed advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy.

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Prof Gary Knight elected Vice President of the Academy of International Business

09.26.2019 | MBA Marketing

Prof Gary Knight was elected VP of the Academy of International Business, the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business.

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Forbes ranks Willamette MBA #57 nationwide for return on investment

09.27.2019 | Jennifer Bush

Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management has once again landed on Forbes magazine’s biannual “Best Business Schools” list.

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Willamette MBA students will head to Germany, Singapore and Vietnam for 2020 Study Abroad

09.28.2019 | MBA Marketing

WMBA students will head to Singapore and Germany for 2020 Study Abroad

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Career Management implements Handshake, giving students access to thousands more employers

09.29.2019 | MBA Marketing

Discover Handshake, the new system replacing GradLeaders at Willamette MBA, offering students access to more employers, event RSVPs and job applications.

Willamette MBA students and employers

Fall 2019 Career Close-up Recap

09.29.2019 | Jarin Kobashigawa MBA'21

"This Career Close-up was a great opportunity for us to practice interviewing with real employers and apply for internships or jobs."

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President Thorsett featured in New York Times


Willamette University President Steve Thorsett discusses what the university is doing to counter the nationwide decline in college enrollment.

Pat Keys ’05

Biology alum gives keynote at United Nations General Assembly

10.14.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Pat Keys' speech to the second committee focused on climate change, global wealth inequality and sustainability.

Professor's research featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

10.14.2019 | Marketing Communications

Tim Johnson co-authors a paper examining the effect of military service on public employment.

Tips to win college scholarships

10.16.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Few things in life are better than free money.

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Willamette Debate Starts Strong

10.17.2019 | Cassidy Brennan

Congrats Cassidy Brennan ('21) and Natalie Lyell ('20) on winning first place at the Oregon State Penitentiary Debate Tournament! Great job, team!

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Family Weekend & Homecoming highlights the best of Willamette

10.17.2019 | Paul McKean ’11

Willamette University's Family Weekend & Homecoming was a hit with nearly 1,000 visitors enjoying events like ZenaFest, athletics, and alumni reunions.

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How to make extracurriculars stand out on a college app

10.22.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Have you volunteered at a local food shelter, played soccer or practice an instrument?

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Remembering James Thompson

10.30.2019 | Office of the Chaplains

We mourn the loss of Prof. James Thompson, an esteemed artist and dedicated educator. Join us in honoring his memory on Nov. 5 at 4 pm in Cone Chapel.

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How to apply for financial aid


Financial aid is the best way to lower the sticker price of a college, and a few small steps can make the process more manageable.

Finding college scholarships

03.16.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

A dizzying array of college scholarships exist for students in just about every imaginable circumstance — you just need to find the right ones.

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