Opportunity: Sponsored Workshops

The Business School will be sponsoring two students to attend half-day Camp Tech workshops during the summer.

Please visit CampTech and email me (hanadi.alnawab@humber.ca) if you’re interested in attending a workshop.

Students who attend a workshop are required to share their experience with their colleagues through a short blog post with pictures, and contribute to a student-led seminar in Sept 2016.

Digital Media Summit

The Business School is offering four students from The Digital Business Management degree program the opportunity to attend the following event at a cost of $50.

http://digitalmediasummit.ca/

If you are interested, please email me (hanadi.alnawab@humber.ca) with the subject line “Digital Media Summit”.

Below is more info about the event.

 

The Digital Media Summit is a one-day social media and interactive marketing conference bringing together the biggest brands to examine the growth and innovation of social and digital content. Professionals from all around the world will gather to discuss the business of content – from mobile to gaming and social media.

The Academic Registration Package includes access to all events at the Digital Media Summit including:

  •       Workshops
  •       Panel discussions
  •       Presentations
  •       Keynotes
  •       Interviews
  •       Networking opportunities

Bonus: Students will receive a 7-day Canadian Music Week Festival Wristband granting access to the Music, Film and Comedy Festivals during Canadian Music Week.

Digital Media at the Crossroads

The Business School will be offering five students the opportunity to attend the following conference at the University of Toronto:

Digital Media at the Crossroads; An Annual Conference on the Future of Content in Digital Media

Visit the following link for more details:

http://www.digitalmediaatthecrossroads.ca

Please note that the cost of attending is $10 (non-refundable). To register, email hanadi.alnawab@humber.ca with the following:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Student number
  • Program

You will then be asked to see Stephanie in H214 to pay the fees and confirm registration.

 

e-BSA Mentorship Program

Our e-Business Student Association is proud to launch its new mentorship program “Digi-Connect”, offering our students the opportunity to connect with a colleague from an upper year or a grad.

Visit the e-BSA Mentorship Program and connect with a colleague!

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

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.

Watson Analytics Workshop

Please see below for a great free opportunity:

When and Where:

  • Monday, November 16, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre. 150 King Street West, 27th Floor, S1, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9 Canada

To register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watson-analytics-academic-workshop-toronto-tickets-18660093843

Event Details:

The Watson Analytics Hands-On Workshop is a live event running in Toronto on November 16 designed for professors and students as a way to introduce you to the revolutionary approach to analytics that is smart data discovery. Industry is demanding it and here is an opportunity to learn from Watson Analytics experts how you and your students can benefit from learning about guided exploration, automated predictive analysis, and effortless dashboard creation. We will work hands-on with the software and discover the power of collaborative analysis combining data from Twitter, Cognos Enterprise Reporting systems, standard relational databases and cloud data storage sources. The goal of this workshop is to begin to enable you to teach Watson Analytics in the classroom.

Following the workshop, spend some time speaking with our experts and learning more about our Academic Program offering. Please bring your own laptop.

Agenda

8:30-9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00-12:00 pm Hands-on with Watson Analytics
12:00-12:30pm Ask the Experts and available no-cost Academic Programs

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