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Fisher Students to Attend 2017 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Bootcamp

April 13, 2017

Forty-five students from the St. John Fisher College School of Business will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of Microsoft products, thanks to the efforts of the Accounting, Investment, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship club executive boards.

The four student clubs spent the spring semester fundraising to offset the cost of attending the 2017 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Bootcamp, which will be held in Florida this May.

Fisher students who have attended past bootcamps were able to secure outstanding management consulting positions in Boston, Tampa, Rochester, and Minneapolis. And, three students from the 2015 bootcamp, which was held at Fisher, were featured as “Microsoft Student Success Stories,” a publication sent to companies and universities throughout the world.

“Fisher students quickly appreciated the value of adding this credential to their resume,” said Dr. Mary Kay Copeland, assistant professor of accounting, who collaborated with other Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance schools and Microsoft partners throughout the U.S. to resurrect the student bootcamp offering in 2017 and to encourage students to participate.

At the bootcamp, students will receive exemplary training on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Operations (ERP) and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales (CRM) software solutions at a 90 percent discount over other professional bootcamps held throughout the country.

A number of employers will also be on site with the goal of meeting and potentially hiring students for full-time positions and internships upon completion of the weeklong course. For students who already have positions, the coursework provides an outstanding credential for their resume and future professional opportunities.

“I really commend the clubs for collaborating and having the vision to support opportunities to connect Fisher students with excellent career opportunities,” added Copeland, noting that she continues to receive calls from 2015 bootcamp graduates who outline the great professional success they have experienced as a result of participating in the training.

Anyone interested in participating in 2017 should contact Professor Copeland or the officers of the involved clubs.