With MBS Systems’ free Training Fall Forums fast approaching, so is your opportunity to trade course materials wisdom with other adventurers at the cutting edge of college retail. Register now on your choice of dates: Oct. 3-5 or Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
Forums attendees travel to MBS headquarters in Columbia, MO for the chance to learn new system tips and tricks, new ways to save time and money — and new ways to take the stress out of textbooks. They also come for the chance to tour our state-of-the-art warehouse facility.
But one of the most popular Forums features has nothing to do with the teaching MBS trainers provide. Rather, it’s the education trainees give each other that stands out as most thrilling.
The dialog and discussion that takes place among college store professionals from across the country helps establish lasting relationships, which go far beyond the three-day sessions.
“A big reason why you should attend Forums would be the networking,” said Wayne Jones, MBS Systems Customer Education Manager. “Being able to be around other industry experts, being able to hear their feedback and questions and have them answer yours.”
This year brings a chance to network with a host of industry trailblazers. University of Minnesota Duluth will be present. Ask about UMD Store’s green initiatives, the success of their loyalty program and more. The University of Central Missouri University Store will also send at team. Get the lowdown about the MBS Systems Microsoft® Surface Pro and about director Charlie Rutt’s efforts to win student hearts at orientation.
Vassar College Store will attend for the second year in a row. Talk to director Steve Glasgow about how his team manages a lively social media presence. The folks from Skyline College Bookstore and Cañada College Bookstore are also on their way. Talk to them about the rewards and challenges of bringing affordable course materials to a diverse campus like San Mateo County Community College.
This is just a sampling of the industry insights and expertise that will be available around the discussion tables at this year’s Fall forums, where your stories from the wild world of college retail will be warmly welcomed. Don’t wait to register. Sign up now.