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Compass Week 2014

WELCOME TO COMPASS WEEK 2014

Compass Week is the first week of school.  All incoming students to the Full-Time Early Career and Career Change MBA program participate. 

Compass Week is an academic, professional, and social experience that introduces you to fellow classmates, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as introduces programs and procedures to help you succeed in the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.  This week includes a professional meeting with your PACE team and client, as well as a team-building retreat off campus.

Important Note:

While Compass Week officially begins on Tuesday, August 19 at 4:00pm and concludes on Friday, August 22 at 1:30pm, there are several recommended activities available for Early Arrivals on Monday and Tuesday, as well as following Compass Week on Friday.  Download a PDF copy of the detailed Compass Week Schedule to see description and details of these activities.

COMPASS WEEK OVERVIEW - August 19-22, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Dress is Casual

4:00pm Arrive, Compass Week Begins Willamette Heritage Center, Spinning Room
1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR
Circled on campus map
4:15pm Welcome & Overview of Compass Week
4:45pm Get to Know Your Fellow MBAs
5:30pm Break
6:00pm The Willamette MBA: Knowledge, Experiential Learning, Career Management
7:00pm Conclude
7:30pm Optional: Dinner Around Town Various Local Restaurants

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Dress is Athletic

8:15am Arrive, Board Buses Meet at Mudd Building, First Floor Lounge
#5 on campus map
8:45am Arrive at YWAM Youth With A Mission
7085 Battlecreek Rd. SE,
Salem, OR
9:00am PACE: Your Team, TA, & Project
10:00am Break
10:15am Communication & Teamwork Workshop
12:00pm Lunch YWAM Dining Hall
12:30pm Team Building on Activity Course YWAM Outdoor Course
4:30pm Board Buses, Depart for Willamette
4:45pm Optional: Family/Spouse/Partner Meet-Up Mudd Building, First Floor Lounge
#5 on campus map
5:00pm AGSM Community & Family BBQ Dinner Mudd Building, Patio and Lawn
#5 on campus map
7:00pm Conclude

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Dress is Business Formal

8:15am

Arrive

Montag Center - The Den
#33 on campus map
8:20am Student & Alumni Perspectives
Professional Individual Photos
9:45am Welcome from Willamette’s Dean, President, and Chaplain

10:00am

Willamette MBA Experience & Expectations

10:45am

Introduction to Professional Communication

11:15am

Break

11:30am

Faculty and Staff Introductions
Lunch with your Faculty Advisor

12:30pm

Break

1:00pm

Board Buses

Hatfield ("Chicken") Fountain
Circled on campus map
1:30pm Arrive at Willamette Valley Vineyards

Willamette Valley Vineyards
8800 Enchanted Way SE,
Turner, OR

2:00pm Meeting with PACE Client
3:30pm Networking Reception
Professional PACE Team Photos
4:30pm Board Buses, Depart for Willamette
5:00pm

Conclude       

Friday, August 22, 2014 - Dress is Business Casual

8:15am

Arrive

Willamette Heritage Center, Spinning Room
1313 Mill St. SE,
Salem, OR
Circled on campus map
8:30am Career Management & Your PCA
10:45am Break
11:00am Recruiter’s Perspective Panel         
12:30pm

Lunch & Introductions to Student Organizations

1:30pm

Compass Week Concludes*

*Important Note:

While Compass Week officially concludes on Friday, August 22 at 1:30pm, there are several recommended activities available on Friday, 2:00-4:00pm, following Compass Week.  Download a PDF copy of the detailed Compass Week Schedule to see description and details of these activities.

Schedule details may be subject to change


Definitions of Dress
  • Business Formal: Business formal attire typically means a business suit - matching jacket and pants/skirt - for both men and women.  Additionally for men, a tie, button down shirt, and dress shoes.  Additionally for women, a button down shirt/shell/blouse, with clear or solid color nylons and close toed shoes.
  • Business Casual: Business casual attire typically means men and women can leave the jacket, tie and nylons at home. Men can wear polo or golf shirts and slacks. Women can wear slacks/skirt/dress and a professional shirt/blouse/shell/sweater.  Everyone should avoid sweat suits, jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes and flip-flops.
  • Athletic Wear: Sports clothing (no jeans) with tennis shoes and comfortable, loose clothing for physical activity (to your level of comfort).

Questions? Please contact your Compass Week Coordinators, Desiree Vorhees (dvorhees@willamette.edu) and Katie Hamburg (khamburg@willamette.edu).