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William C. Gast was a compassionate businessman who believed in bringing the high ideals he lived by to the family-run business he managed for more than 40 years. A leader in the southwestern Michigan business community, Mr. Gast led his company to prosperity by following the simple tenets of life's most basic rule - treat others as you might hope to be treated.
Mr. Gast was a student at Michigan State University when, in 1925, his father called him home to help oversee the family's growing manufacturing business. Mr. Gast would eventually see the company through 40 years of...Continue reading "Do you know where the Gast Business Library gets its name?"...
Get ahead now so you don’t fall behind later! MSUFCU has created an app Financial 4.0 that will help you with your financial journey. The app features financial calculators, budget trackers, and the opportunity to chat with an expert. Check out the website and download the app today!
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about credit reports!
With the success of recent podcasts such as NPR’s Serial, it appears this medium has finally hit its stride and is finally delivering on its earlier promise. People are increasingly listening to podcasts and they can also be valuable as an educational tool. With their rising popularity, there is a podcast for everyone’s taste. Business Insider recently released an article titled “17 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter.” This list includes Ira Glass’ wildly popular “This American Life”, “Freakanomics Radio”, based on the New York Times Bestselling book Freakanomics, and “WTF” a podcast...Continue reading "Get Smarter with Podcasts"...
We have access to BCC Research until 9/30/15. BCC Research is a market research database that has reports in the industrial, pharmaceutical, and technological fields.
Summertime is a great time to catch up on the sleep you missed during the school year, relax by the pool, or swim in the Great Lakes. Many students forget that summer is also a great time to devote to your professional development. Spending time on professional development doesn’t have to be all resume reviewing and reading stagnant articles. In fact, the Business Library has put together a list of summer reads just for you! Check out our list here and come into the Business Library to check one of these books out from our display case. The Business Library also has a collection of popular...Continue reading "Summer Reading"...
The Gast Business Library will be offering events to help you get through finals!
Therapy dogs will be available for stress relief. These trained, certified therapy dogs give students an opportunity to “paws” for a fun break!
When: Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 from 1-3pm
Where: Room 13 in the Business Library
We will also be hosting a Night of A Thousand Donuts on Monday, May 4 at 8pm. Get excited for tasty treats and coffee.
The Main Library will also be providing events to help you survive finals!
Questions? Contact Laura Leavitt.
All MSU students are invited to attend the Money Smart Week Financial Resource Fair, designed specifically for college students!
When: April 23, 2015 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Room 300 Human Ecology
Speak to financial professionals about Student Loan Repayment, Credit and Debt Management.
Participate in the Geocache for College Cash competition for a chance to win a statewide scholarship and other prizes, including a football signed by Mark Dantonio!
Snacks will be provided. No pre-registration necessary!
Questions? Email Emily...Continue reading "Money Smart Financial Resource Fair"...
The Gast Business Library is now on YouTube. Subscribe to our channel for videos on business concepts, accessing databases and using library databases for research. Thanks to the hard work of Terence O'Neil, additional videos will be added to the current company research series in the coming year.
Questions? Suggestions? Ask a Business Librarian.
The Gast Business Library is conducting a survey to learn more about the use of library services and resources by international business students at MSU.
All responses are completely anonymous. Responses cannot be traced back to the respondent. No personal information is captured unless you voluntarily offer personal or contact information in any of the comment fields.
If you have any questions, please ask Emily Treptow. This survey is 13 questions and should take 5-10 minutes to complete:
Survey link: http://svy.mk/19fyFC9
Please fill out the survey before...Continue reading "International Business Student Survey"...
BUS 291: Business Intelligence Resources is a three-credit course being offered in the Fall of 2015. In the course, students will learn how to use advanced web search techniques and specialized business databases and how to critically evaluate information regardless of the source.
Students will be able to significantly reduce the time they spend searching for quality information and gain a competitive edge in class assignments, projects and job searches by taking this course. Designed to more fully prepare sophomores for 300 and 400 level business coursework, the course is also...Continue reading "Fall 2015 - BUS 291 Business Intelligence Resources"...