Business Administration at Aquinas College

Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development Program Hosts Résumé Workshop With The Highland Group

Aquinas College students were invited to pair up and work with Aquinas College faculty, The Highland Group members, and Leadership members to discuss the importance of a good résumé. Students could receive guidance on creating a résumé and advice and tips to keep their current one looking fresh and neat. These students know the importance of a résumé when applying for jobs. "There are plenty of applicants. How am I going to stand out?" This workshop, along with some other courses offered to students for credit, allow Aquinas students to be able to stand out with their résumés.

Leadership Development Program

group photo As part of the Aquinas College Leadership Development Program, students had the opportunity to visit Grand Rapids Foam Technologies. As part of the experience, Aquinas students met with their President and CEO, Ben Amman.

The LDP runs every other week in the fall semester. Students at Aquinas get to meet with executives and other business leaders in the Grand Rapids Community at their places of business. We tour their office complex or manufacturing facilities and students get to ask questions of the executives about business insights, expectations, and how these leaders used failure as a platform for future success. Goals for the students include internships to full-time employment. Past members of our Leadership Development Program have earned Internships and full-time positions with IBM, the NBA, Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring, Brewery Vivant, Notions Marketing, and Grand Rapids Foam Technologies.

Beginning in the Spring Semester, the Leadership Development Program Officers will introduce a 2018 speaking series on topics such as “Personal Branding” and Entrepreneurship.