Friday, November 11, 2011

We've Moved!

To better support the growing needs of our students, friends, supporters, and members of the community. The School of Business blog has moved to as of 11/11/11. Please join us on this new site to continue following the latest updates, opportunities, and discussion in the La Sierra University School of Business.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Featured Firms Series: Paychex

Beginning with our 28th Annual Meet the Firms Night this evening, we will continue to feature a number of attending organizations and their available jobs and internships in the coming weeks on this blog. Today, we are taking a look at Paychex, a Human Resources Solutions business headquartered in Rochester, NY and with offices in our local area.

Founded by B. Thomas Golisano in 1971, Paychex started with just $3,000 and a great idea — to make payroll outsourcing easy and affordable for small businesses. Golisano saw the huge untapped market of American businesses with fewer than 100 employees. He went to his employer at the time, a regional payroll processor for big businesses, with his plan. The company wasn't interested, so Golisano struck out on his own. He launched Paychex with just one employee. [Souce: Paychex]

Today, Paychex serves over 570,000 businesses in the United States providing a range of services including Payroll Services, Time and Labor Management, HR Administration & Compliance, 401(k) Employee Benefits, Group Health Insurance, and Paychex HR Solutions. And as Paychex has been listed seven times since 2002 as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For," we are excited to have its representatives engage with our students regarding job and internship opportunities.

Interested in applying for an opportunity with Paychex? You could join the crowd of other applicants online, or you could take advantage of the fact that Paychex Recruiter Felicia Ortiz is a member of our growing School of Business group on Linkedin. Click here to join us, and start connecting with potential employers today.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Computer Lab Open for Business

We were pleased this week to reopen our School of Business computer lab this week to our students after several upgrades to the computers and other equipment. In addition to the work this summer improving wireless access in our building, these upgrades reflect our commitment to providing our students with up-to-date tools and technology during their experience here at La Sierra University.

We have also added ID card access to the lab for students, eliminating the need for a staff member or student worker to be present to allow them in. Special thanks to Eduardo Brugman, eLearning & Technology Coordinator in the School of Business (and soon-to-be father), his staff, and our campus Information Technology Department for their work on all of this over the summer.

Photo Credit Leif K-Brooks
Due to these improvements and changes, please observe the following guidelines and requirements when using our computer lab.  
  • No food or drinks are allowed at anytime in the Lab as you will be held liable for any damage caused to the equipment.
  • Check the Alarm Panel on the right before swiping your card. If the light is red don't open the door for the alarm will sound. 
  • Please find Cheryl or Vernell before continuing to enter.
  • Tap your ID on the sensor to the right of the Door to enter the lab. Pull the door open quickly and close the door behind you. 
  • If your card does not open the door please take your card down to Student Life and ask for Fain and he will help reactivate your card.
  • Do not let anyone else in with you as you will be held liable for any damage or missing equipment that they may cause.
  • If you are unable to login to the computer(s) please go to MICOL in AMBS HALL for login troubleshooting. We CANNOT solve this problem in the School of Business.
  • If the printer is jammed or out of paper, please see Cheryl or Vernell. DO NOT attempt to fix the problem yourself. 
  • The lab will be available to you from Sunday thru Friday, there are no posted times, BUT please check to see if there is a class meeting in the lab before entering. 
  • When security comes to lock the building down after 9PM, you will be requested to leave.
  • Please save your work immediately and do not attempt to reenter the lab after the alarm has been set. 
  • If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please come see Cheryl and she will direct you to the appropriate person.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Need a Tutor?

If you find yourselves struggling in any of the accounting/statistics classes, help has arrived! For the undergraduate accounting classes in financial accounting, intermediate, managerial statistics, or government and non-profit, the people listed below will be available to work with you to understand the concepts. Please take advantage of them right away. Don't let yourselves get behind! See the tutoring hours below:
1. Joseph Santos - Tuesdays 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesdays, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon (financial accounting, intermediate accounting and government and non-profit). His contact information is
2. Emily Johnson - Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 - 8:00 PM (financial accounting). Her contact information is
3. Jonathan Pinedo Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM and 5:00 - 6:00 PM. These times are right before and right after the managerial statistics class.
Tutoring for statistics will take place in the computer lab in the SB, all other tutoring will take place at the table in the downstairs lobby, unless other arrangements are made individually.