|MBASA leadership seminar is Oct. 16|
On behalf of the Master of Business Administration Student Association (MBASA), I would like to invite you to a special leadership seminar at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union, featuring UND alumni Brenda Jo Gillund and Jennifer Thorson.
Gillund is a UND alumnus with extensive professional experience in leadership, management, and human resource functions. She currently works at Altru Health System and is involved in the American Cancer Society. Along with another ACS partner, she set up "Filling the Gap," a program designed to assist cancer patients with the costs associated with treatment.
Thorson graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in English. She went on to receive her master of arts in human resource development from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. She is the vice president of AIG's Private Client Group leading up strategic projects. Thorson works with the executive management team to provide guidance, support and direction to strategic projects that span across multiple areas in PCG. Additionally, she is a senior advisor for strategic initiatives that involve project teams and outside strategic relationships that may become partners of PCG.
We are very fortunate to have these two successful, talented people attend our event during Homecoming Week. Gillund will speak on "How to be Compassionate yet Competitive at the Same Time," while Thorson will address "Making Connections and Networking," two important subjects that apply across industries and to students of every major.
The MBASA would like you to experience two of UND's own talk about their careers and how each has sustained a passion for her work while succeeding in a competitive business environment.
Please direct any questions you have regarding the event to Jonathon Anderson, events programming, MBASA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Michelle Garske, Graduate Advisor/Accreditation Coordinator, CoBPA, email@example.com, 7-2397