The Pancratz Career Development Center is proud to work with Nistler College of Business and Public Administration alumni. Nistler College alums are leaders in every kind of business and industry worldwide. Our graduates build and lead companies, serve on boards of directors, conduct international business, work in public administration roles, and contribute time to their communities. Below are a few of our notable alumni.
Landon Bahl, '16
Director of Development, University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation
"I selected the University of North Dakota because of their Entrepreneurship major. Once I started attending UND I really enjoyed the marketing classes, resulting in me getting a degree in both Entrepreneurship & Marketing. While in the CoBPA I also received a minor in Sport Business. Sport Business had always interested me and I worked for the UND Athletic Department the majority of my undergrad and the Sport Business minor simply made complete sense.
Since graduation in 2016, I have been focused on a career in the music entertainment world. Post college I returned to Nashville after an internship with Country Music Television, and was offered a job with Creative Artists Agency (CAA). CAA is the largest talent agency in the world representing artists from all genres, comedians, athletes, speakers, etc. During my time at the agency I quickly found that I wanted to be on the other side booking shows myself. Following CAA I was offered the Booking Manager role at Chesapeake Energy Arena - Home to the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder. Being a booking manager for a venue is all about relationships. From there I decided I wanted to build meaningful relationships with individuals that share similar interests as me, this led me back to my home turf, UND!
As a student leaving the Nistler you are equipped with the necessary knowledge to complete the task at hand for the career of your choosing. However, just as important as the classroom knowledge are the soft skills needed to procure internships and full time jobs. The Pancratz Center can assist students with those skills that aren’t necessarily taught in the classroom. There is no class to fine tune your resume, cover letter, or learn interviewing skills. The Pancratz Center is your one stop shop for all of those very vital skills. Their experienced and well trained staff will ensure you are ready to conquer the next stage in life after college. The Pancratz Center is truly a one of a kind Nistler resource."
Allison Bauman '18
SOX Analyst, 3M
"I received my degree in Supply Chain Management during my time at the University of North Dakota. I was lost on what major I wanted in college, and was very interested in numbers and problem solving, but wanted applicable business experience. After working with Kathy in the Pancratz Center she led me to Supply Chain Management!
Throughout my college career I had 3 different internships that taught me the value of learning what to look for in a future company as well as what I was not interested in doing. I think identifying what I was not interested in was the most underrated takeaways from these experiences. Throughout my time at UND I held multiple leadership positions for various clubs and it was a great chance to build my network as well as work on soft skills that would be applicable for a being a leader in my current role.
Students can learn how to connect with potential employers, build their resume, beef up their LinkedIn and learn how to properly interview. These skills are invaluable and will be crucial for the student to practice. Start going to the Pancratz Center sooner than you think you need to, and continue to practice."
Shannah Henk, MBA '17
Staff Project Manager, Tesla
"During my time at the University of North Dakota I received my bachelor's degree in Management with a minor in Leadership, and then continued my education to complete my MBA. Involvement in student organizations and internship experiences helped me determine what I wanted to focus on. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I changed my major multiple times based on experience I was gaining that was helping me better understand potential career paths. I chose to continue my studies by pursuing my MBA to deepen my education and open up more opportunities down the road.
College is the best time to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone. The Nistler College of Business & Public Administration has so many opportunities to learn and grow and I’m confident I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t taken full advantage of those opportunities. Embrace new challenges and reflect often so you can identify your strengths and leverage them throughout your life.
When I reflect back on my time at UND, some of the biggest impacts came from the support I received from staff, faculty, and alumni. I’m humbled to contribute my time to enhancing the experience of current students however I can. I’m a mentor in the Pancratz Career Development Center Mentor Program, have come back to campus to speak in classes, and done internship recruiting for my employer through the Pancratz Center.