Globe University-Minneapolis Partners with Local Business and Community Leaders

business professional dressBy Tom Stoltz, Globe University faculty

A group of business and community leaders from Minneapolis gathered at Globe University-Minneapolis for dinner, networking and to discuss ways the business community can support the academic and professional goals of undergraduate and graduate students while also benefiting employers.

Angie Norbeck, the business management program chair at Globe University-Minneapolis, provided the dinner presentation during which she outlined the numerous ways the business community delivers cooperative efforts to the campus.

“There are so many ways our business partners can bring vital job training and employment opportunities for our students,” said Norbeck.  “Business representatives offering mentorships, internships and volunteer opportunities open the doors for our students who will soon enter the job market.”

The community resource group also discussed how business representatives engage in Program Advisory Committees at Globe University-Minneapolis that are designed to review course curriculum ensuring that Globe’s students are learning skills that are important for today’s employment requirements.

“Our business partners are tremendous resources for us as educators,” said Globe University-Minneapolis Campus Director Jim Decker. “By unlocking community resources for our students, we make outstanding gains in providing skilled and capable employees for the region.”

This was the first Community Resources Networking Event at the downtown Minneapolis campus, and more are being planned throughout the coming year.