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Corporate partnerships give students experience and an advantage

Paul Hunt
Paul Hunt ’13

Its location in the heart of the city is one reason many students choose to study at Augsburg College. Being in the city offers distinct advantages to students, including opportunities to gain important career exposure and earn valuable experience that distinguishes them in the marketplace.

One example is that of Paul Hunt ’13, a professional chef turned accounting and finance major who secured an internship through his participation in the Thrivent Leadership Fellows program. The program gave Hunt professional knowledge and the confidence to explore a new vocation in the world of corporate finance.

Augsburg’s location provides access to 19 Fortune 500 companies and some of the country’s most dynamic professional fields. The College currently partners with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Travelers, and Target Corp. in programs that provide learning opportunities and scholarships for students. Continue reading “Corporate partnerships give students experience and an advantage”

Thrivent sponsors Eye-Opener Breakfast Series

thrivent_breakfastThrivent Financial for Lutherans will be the lead corporate sponsor of the Augsburg College 2011-12 Eye-Opener Breakfast Series. The series, which is managed by Corporate and Foundation Relations and Alumni and Constituent Relations, provides networking and professional development opportunities for Augsburg alumni.

The 2011-12 series resumes on October 18 with featured speaker Brad Hewitt, president and CEO of Thrivent Financial, as the series-opening speaker.

To read about the most recent Eye-Opener Breakfast, see the May 9 Inside Augsburg story featuring

Clayton McNeff ’91, chief science officer and chief financial officer for Ever Cat Fuels.)


Thrivent CEO to speak at chapel

thriventBruce J. Nicholson, president and CEO of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, comes to Augsburg to speak about what it means to be an authentic person in today’s vulnerable financial world. Nicholson will speak at 10:20 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 in the Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has more than 2.5 million members nationwide and $71.5 billion in assets under management (March 31, 2008). In 1990, Nicholson was appointed executive vice president and CFO of Lutheran Brotherhood (now Thrivent Financial) and, in 1997, he was named chief operating officer. Prior to joining Thrivent Financial, Nicholson was a principal with Tillinghast-Towers Perrin and was senior vice president for Ministers Life and Casualty Company. Continue reading “Thrivent CEO to speak at chapel”