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Business Trips

Business Club takes trips every year to directly major companies in order to network with representatives from these companies and learn about the culture in different workplaces. The trip for the 2013-2014 school year will take place on December 5-6, 2013. Contact Paul Kleinhans-Schulz if you have any questions!

In the 2012-2013 school year, the club went to Chicago and met with the representatives from:

JMS Capital Management
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Chicago Cubs
LinkedIn

Here are some pictures of our Business Trip to Chicago!

Breakfast Jack Susin
Alvin Fonseca showing off his delicious breakfast at Einstein Bagels as Jason Koski laughs along. Jack Susin, Founding Partner of JMS Capital Management and Augustana College alum.
Tour of Office Arnold Baratz
Jack giving students a tour of the office. Arnold Baratz, Senior Managing Partner and CFO of JMS Capital Management, explains intricacies of the business.
Jack and Arnold Shaking Hands with Jack
Jack and Arnie discuss the nature of their business with the students. (From Left to Right): Aaron Shuff, Paul Kleinhans-Schulz, Jack Susin, Ryan Husmann, and Kyle Snow
Portillo's Simon
The man who seated us at Portillo's said that we were leaders. Alvin decided that we needed to show this off. Simon Granner, Financial Associate at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Augustana College alum.
Thrivent Dorothy
Students listen in as Simon goes into detail about working at Thrivent. Dorothy Douglas, Recruiting Specialist at Thrivent, describes what it takes to work at Thrivent.
Wrigley Field Exec Board
Students outside of Wrigley Field. Members of the Executive Board who made the trip (Left to Right, Top to Bottom): Ryan Husmann, Paul Kleinhans-Schulz, Jason Koski, Alvin Fonseca, Blaire Theuerkauf, Alejandra Campos, and Hannah Sundwall.
PNC Club Piper
Everyone hanging out in the PNC Club down the left field line. Piper Mead (Right), Account Executive for the Chicago Cubs and Augustana College alum, with Jim Oboikowitch, Senior Account Executive.
Group at Wrigley With Piper
The group by the field. Ryan Husmann and Paul Kleinhans-Schulz (Co-Presidents) with Piper.
Tour of Office Piper's Desk
Piper giving a tour of the executive offices away from the stadium. Piper pointing out the fun things on her desk.
LinkedIn Mural
Nicci Bosco, Senior Account Executive at LinkedIn and Augustana College alum, giving a presentation about her work. Posing in front of a mural in the office. (From Left to Right): John Peters, Mike Anderson, and Lauren Mentado.
Offices Ping Pong Table
Overlooking the winding offices of LinkedIn.  Who doesn't like a ping pong table in the cafeteria?
IT Desk Riding Scooters
Swinging by the IT Desk, where employees can have all of their electronic problems solved. See the scooter Nicci is riding? They have those all over the office