MS Excel Workshop Sessions – 30 spots available

To all BComm Degree students,
 
I’m delighted to announce the first in a series of Microsoft Office Excel Workshop sessions being held for Bachelor of Commerce students.  These hands-on workshops, held as three 6-hour Saturday sessions for beginners, intermediate, and advanced level students respectively, will be spread over the winter semester and will be taught by a certified Microsoft Office Excel instructor. 
The next available workshop for beginners will be held on campus on Saturday Jan. 30 (9:00 AM – 3:30 PM) in L3012 (includes 30 minutes lunch break – please bring your own lunch)
 
Target students for the beginner session are students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2013. Particulars for the beginner workshop, including course content, are included at the end of this message.
 
There are 30 spots available and the cost for the first beginner session is $10 (non-refundable), payable by cash at the Business School office in H214.
 
To register, please email Hanadi Alnawab at hanadi.alnawab@humber.ca with the subject line “Excel Workshop Part 1”, include your full name and your program in your message. You will then be asked to see Stephanie in H214 between Jan 11 and Jan 13, 2016 to pay the $10 to confirm your registration. 
 
Below are the concepts that will be covered in the first beginner-level session. There will be manuals available for students to borrow and share during the workshop, and the data files will be available on a shared drive.
 
 

Workshop Content (Part 1: beginner)

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface

Topic B: Use Excel Commands

Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook

Topic D: Enter Cell Data

Topic E: Use Excel Help

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations

Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas

Topic B: Insert Functions

Topic C: Reuse Formulas

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

Topic A: Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows

Topic B: Search for and Replace Data

Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools

Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet

Topic A: Modify Fonts

Topic B: Add Borders and Colors to Worksheets

Topic C: Apply Number Formats

Topic D: Align Cell Contents

Topic E: Apply Styles and Themes

Topic F: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting

Topic G: Create and Use Templates

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook

Topic B: Define the Page Layout

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

Topic A: Manage Worksheets

Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views

Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420

Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428

Appendix C: Microsoft Excel 2013 Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Awards Night 2015

The Business School celebrated the 2014/2015 Student Awards and Scholarships on Thursday Nov 19, 2015. Awards and scholarship recipients were invited to celebrate with their families and Humber faculty and administrators the Awards Night at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall.

Congratulations to our award winners!

  • e-Business Excellence Award: Lauren Ashmore & Michelle Conrad
  • Bachelor of Commerce Leadership Award: Martin Perez, Chad Fernandez, Courtney Coon, Rebecca Clement, and Faria Islam
  • Mayor’s Award for Marketing: Rhys Ottaway
  • HSBC Bank Canada Scholarships: Michelle Conrad, Hilda Egharevba, and Mankaran Singh
  • e-Business Marketing Faculty Award: Kyle Geoffrey Greiner
  • Illumiti SAP Award: Faria Islam
  • Nelson Education Publishing Award: Joseph Rodulfo

 

 

Google Breakfast

A group of our Digital Business Management students attended Google Breakfast on Thursday Nov. 19, 2015, and kindly shared their notes with us: GoogleDocs

Visit the event website for future opportunities.

Digital Business Management students attend IBM Watson Analytics workshop

Our Digital Business Management students, Christine Hagen and Irina Gorea attended the IBM Watson Analytics Workshop on Nov 16, 2015 and shared the post below with us.

Presenters: Khush Gill & Gandolfo “Randy” Messina (Global Academic Program Leader)

 

Kush provided the audience with a hand book with step by step instructions on how to use Watson Analytics. He showed us an overview of Watson Analytics and what we can accomplish using this program, which is based on the cloud, so no downloading necessary. We focused our attention on adding data into the program, and learning how to explore, refine, predict and assemble a dashboard. Watson Analytics is very user friendly, and is one of the only programs that allows you to ask it simple questions such as “How do the values of Satisfaction compare by Airline Name”? It is a great tool to use to gain some immediate information on where to focus future marketing efforts, or improve areas of the business.

 

Randy also has offered students who are interested free access to this product. So, for those students who would still like the opportunity to explore Watson Analytics are more then welcome to contact Randy (randymessina@us.ibm.com) in regards to trying out the program.

Thanks to Lauren Ashmore for facilitating the “Photoshop Skills” workshop

Thanks to Lauren Ashmore (LinkedIn profile), our third year Digital Business Management student for facilitating the “Photoshop Skills” student-led seminar at the Lakeshore campus. Students from all four years of the program attended the hands-on workshop, learned and practised basic Photoshop skills. Read more on the e-BSA website

e-BSA Networking and Placement Experience – Great event!

Congratulations to the e-Business Student Association on the great success of their first event of the academic year 2015/2016!

The following are the slides used during the event:

  • Unbounce presentation (Lauren, Martin, Essra) view PDF
  • Digifest presentation (Chad) view PDF
  • Main event slides (President and Exec Team) view PDF

To read more about the event please visit the e-BSA website

OCE Funding – VEBTA Program

I am very pleased to share that we received a grant from Ontario Centres of Excellence. The grant will provide funding for five e-business solutions with industry partners, to be completed by end of March 2016. Please read below about the VEBTA program.

VEBTA Program / Website Development

 

At Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Ontario’s small and medium sized enterprises have access to student skills, faculty expertise, and lab facilities to support the development and implementation of e-business and technology solutions that drive innovation.

Through the Voucher for E-Business and Technology Adoption program, Humber students and faculty will work directly with companies on projects that include e-business solutions and social media strategies. Students will develop information websites, set-up social media platforms based on the business needs, and provide companies with user manuals and one-on-one training sessions on how to maintain and update their websites.

Through the program, students will gain industrial experience that relates directly to their fields of study and will develop essential soft skills as they engage partners and work in multidisciplinary teams. Company partners will work with these skilled, motivated students to solve their business and innovation challenges using Humber’s facilities. The program will contribute to the training of highly qualified personnel and will result in new market opportunities and exposure for Ontario businesses.

To apply, please contact Hanadi Alnawab, Professor and Program Coordinator of the e-Business Marketing degree program at Humber college.

Email: hanadi.alnawab@humber.ca
https://hanadialnawab.com/

Student-led Seminar: Photoshop

Our third year e-Business Marketing student, Lauren Ashmore, will be facilitating a hands-on workshop on Photoshop skills. The workshop will be focused around preparing photos for posting via social media, including:

  • Setting up the canvas
  • Overview of basic tools with an emphasis on cropping and text
  • Resolutions and dimensions used in different social media platforms
  • How to adjust an image in order to emphasize your “look”
  • How to export the image properly for web usage

Where & When:

  • Location: Lakeshore campus L3014
  • Time: Thursday October 1, 2015 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

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