Graduate Assistantship Opportunity: IT Department

*The following GA position posting is for the Information Technology department at UMass Boston, not the College of Management. Interested applicants should click the link below and follow the instructions to apply*

The Research Computing office within the university’s IT department is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year. T

The RA will provide general scientific applications support and Linux systems administration support to end users.  Supported applications will likely include scripting (Python, Perl, Bash) and scientific applications such as Matlab, R, SPSS, SAS, etc.  The RA will also provide additional support to research computing initiatives as needed.

Click here to view the official job posting and apply.

Internship Opportunity: Marketplace (American Public Media)

*This is an external internship opportunity. Applications should not be sent to the College of Management. Interested applicants should follow the instructions below. Although journalism experience is preferred, marketing/advertising experience may also be considered.*

Company: American Public Media
Job Title: Intern, Marketplace (New York)
Job #: 526-14
Application deadline: May 5, 2014

Award-winning Marketplace is public radio’s daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program in the U.S. on radio, cable, or network television.  To check out information about the program, go to: http://marketplace.org/.

The New York bureau of Marketplace has an excellent internship opportunity for students and recent grads who have an active interest in journalism.  Marketplace Interns will be compensated on an hourly basis.

This is a minimum 20 hour a week internship for students still taking courses through the spring semester. Upon graduation or completion of spring semester, the internship will be 40 hours a week. The internship will run June through August 2014.

Applicants:

For a complete job description and to apply online, please follow this link:

https://americanpublicmedia.applicantpro.com/jobs/92729.html

Would you like to speak at Commencement? Submit a speech proposal by May 5

Graduating Students: would you like the honor of addressing your fellow graduates at the College of Management ceremony?

We invite you to submit student speech proposals for the 2014 College of Management commencement ceremony.

As the student speaker at the ceremony, your speech represents the student perspective and should reflect on your time at the College of Management.  Please keep in mind that your speech is a reflection of your own personal experience and should be relatable to all students (graduate and undergraduate). The time allotted for the speech is 3-6 minutes.

The College of Management commencement ceremony will be held following the main University commencement ceremony on Friday, May 30, 2014.  The audience at the College of Management commencement ceremony is approximately 2,500 people, which includes your fellow graduates, family, guests, faculty, and staff.

Submit your speech via e-mail to richard.wong@umb.edu  by 12:00pm on Monday, May 5, 2014.

Be sure to include the following information in your e-mail:

  • E-Mail Subject: CM Student Speaker Submission
  • First and Last Name
  • UMS Number
  • E-Mail
  • Phone

Finalists will be asked to deliver their speech to a committee of CM staff on either Thursday, May 8, or Friday, May 9, 2014.

The CM Student Speaker will be named the week of May 12th.

This Thursday: Distinguished International Lecture Series

The next Spring Semester Speaker Presentation in the Distinguished International Lecture Series, will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 2:00 pm in room 3545 Campus Center.   A reception to meet and chat with our speaker will follow at 3:00 pm.

The speaker for this presentation is Maureen McLaughlin, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education and Director of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education.  

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Withdrawal Deadline is Tomorrow

Please be advised that tomorrow, April 10, is the final deadline to withdraw from a course and receive a grade of W on your transcript. Withdrawing from a course can be done through the WISER self-service system.

If you are considering withdrawing from a class, we strongly recommend that you talk both with your professor and advisor (if you have not already done so). Questions about withdrawing from classes can be sent to Tara.Norton@umb.edu or Jeffrey.Masse@umb.edu.

Internship Opportunity: Hasbro (DEADLINE APRIL 9)

*This is an external internship opportunity. Applications should not be sent to the College of Management. Interested applicants should visit  http://jobs.hasbro.com/job/Pawtucket-MBA-Summer-Associates-2014-Global-and-US-Marketing-Job-RI-02860/29490700/ to apply. Thank you!*

Hasbro is looking for MBA candidates to apply for their summer internship program and would love to hire a diverse candidate. This is a marketing rotation program so preference will be given to marketing and management MBA degree majors. The deadline is April 9 – so please apply as soon as possible!

 

Reminder Re: Registration for MBAMGT 689

This is a reminder that to register for the MBA capstone, MBAMGT 689-Strategic Management, you will need to fill out the online registration request form located at www.umb.edu/academics/cm/student_resources/cm_graduate_registration_request. Although WISER asks for instructor permission to register for this course, you should fill out the registration request form and the Graduate Programs Office will register you if you are eligible to take the class.

The registration request form should also be used for any other class that requires instructor permission.

Summer/Fall Registration Starts Tomorrow!

This is a reminder that registration for the summer and fall semesters starts tomorrow at 7:30 AM. All students can register starting tomorrow for the summer semester. Registration dates for the fall semester are determined by how many credits you have completed. You can view your fall registration date by logging into WISER and viewing the “Enrollment Dates” box on the right side of the screen.

If you are not able to self-register for a class through the WISER system, you can request to be enrolled through the online registration request form. This is typically necessary if you have satisfied a pre-requisite by waiving a class as opposed to completing the class at UMass Boston. Registration requests are typically processed within 24 hours. 

To prepare for registration, please be sure that all holds on your account have been cleared. The most common holds are Immunization holds, Past Due Balance holds, and Emergency Contact Verification holds. These holds must be lifted by the appropriate department (Bursar’s Office for past due balance, Health Services for immunization, etc.) – they cannot be lifted by the College of Management.

Feel free to contact us at GradCM@umb.edu with any questions about registration or scheduling. You can also email an advisor at Tara.Norton@umb.edu or Jeffrey.Masse@umb.edu.

Environmental Management Courses for Fall 2014

For Registration assistance, be sure to use the online registration request form. The form will become active once registration official begins.
MBAMGT 671  Environmental Management and Organizational Sustainability (Mondays, 5:30-8:15 pm)
This course gives students an understanding of current environmental issues as they relate to managerial decision-making. The issues are examined from the worldwide perspectives of business and society. The course focuses on issues of waste and recycling, air quality (including ozone depletion, global warming, and acid rain), water quality, resource management, biodiversity, and sustainable economic growth.

EEOS 684L/MGT 674  Climate and Energy: Law, Policy and Management (Wednesdays, 5:30-8:15 pm)
This course examines legal, public policy and management issues related to Climate Change as well as those related to the siting, development and distribution of renewable energy. It begins with an on international overview of the socio-economic forces shown to influence climate change, the legal and economic mechanisms that have emerged to address such change and the evolving global energy portfolio (particularly efforts to develop renewable energy). Current laws as well as evolving energy and climate change associated policies and regulations will be considered. Students participate in discussion of readings in the climate change and energy management literature, select and critically review an environmental or energy program from a climate change management perspective, and present their findings to the seminar.
MBAMGT 697/669 Sustainability and Clean Tech Entrepreneurship (Thursdays, 7-9:45 pm)
Entrepreneurship is about inventing and implementing; creating a vision and organizing an initiative or venture to make it happen. Some of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures today revolve around new technologies for the sustainable production of clean energy including solar, biofuels, smart-grid, wind, and advanced transportation.  In each of these arenas, entrepreneurial companies are forwarding innovations in technology, business models, and organizational forms that have the potential to develop an economy which is sustainable environmentally, economically, and socially.   Learning about these companies and how they achieve these goals is the goal of the course.
This course assumes no prior experience or knowledge about entrepreneurship, while also being an elective for students in the MBA Entrepreneurship Specialization.  Thus, we will summarize that course and introduce how ‘entreprenurial behavior’ is the driving force behind most corporate endeavors around sustainability. Entrepreneurial topics will include opportunity creation, business-model generation, the ecology of innovation, and modes of organizing such as effectuation, bricolage, and emergence.  On the sustainability side, students will study one of its core economic sectors, and develop a case study about a leading entrepreneurial company in that space.

2014 Commencement Awards: Send Your Nomination Today!

As many of you are already aware, the University is gearing up for the 2014 commencement ceremony in May. We are searching for nominations for a few awards. Please take a moment to consider nominating a faculty member, staff member, or student that you feel is deserving of the award. All nominations will be taken into consideration and final decisions will be made by the Dean of the College of Management. You may submit all nominations to gradcm@umb.edu - please provide the name & include the reason why you have selected the nominee, by April 4th.

We are accepting nominations for the following awards:

1) Betty Diener Graduate Teaching Award- recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates excellence and enthusiasm in teaching, fairness, and sensitivity to students

2) Liem Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Awards - recognizes attention to the important work done by faculty and staff on behalf of graduate students. Three awards are issued:

  1. an award for outstanding graduate student mentoring in a master’s program;
  2. an award for outstanding graduate student mentoring in a doctoral program;
  3. an award for outstanding staff support of graduate students in either a doctoral or masters program.

3) Dean’s award for Graduate Service - recognizes a student completing their degree whose leadership and service have improved life for all graduate students in CM.