Scholarships Available for Students Attending Excel Workshops

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a series of workshops on Excel for students starting June 3. Students who attend will learn everything from Excel basics (first session) to the more advanced things that Excel can do (last session).

For those students who do attend these workshops there are scholarships available. The Center for Entrepreneurship will provide a $150 scholarship to one of the students who attends (contact Charlesetta Medina at cymedina [at] fullerton [dot] edu for more information]. Additionally, there is a fantastic opportunity for students who attend all three sessions: the SBDC will provide up to 10 scholarships to those students attending all three sessions so that they may take the Microsoft Excel Certification test; which is a great certification to add to resumes when job seeking.

To register for these events go here:

We use it all the time in our day-to-day work lives. Charlesetta, especially so:

You Can Do Anything With a Spreadsheet
Using Excel for business has almost no limits for applications. Here are some examples:
  • When planning a team outing to a baseball game, you can use Excel to track the RSVP list and costs.
  • Excel creates revenue growth models for new products based on new customer forecasts.
  • When planning an editorial calendar for a website, you can list out dates and topics in a spreadsheet.
  • When creating a budget for a small product, you can list expense categories in a spreadsheet, update it monthly and create a chart to show how close the product is to budget across each category.
  • You can calculate customer discounts based on monthly purchase volume by product.
  • Users can summarize customer revenue by product to find areas where to build a stronger customer relationships.
This is a very short list to give you an idea of the diverse uses for Excel. On a typical day at the office, I have Excel open 4-8 hours. I could not do my job effectively without it.

This is a great opportunity and we hope that you can make it. For more details about these events please click the links above or click on the flyers below.

SBDC Excel Beginner

SBDC Excel Intermediate

SBDC Excel Advanced

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