MAP Events for the week of 4/20

These are the MAP events for the week of April 20, 2014.

4/22/14:

Cover/Thank you Letter Workshop: Starts at 1:00 PM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles earned: 50.

MSBDC– Getting Started in Business: Starts at 6:00 PM in Central Library, Copley Square 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, in Conference Room 05/06 (lower level of library). A response is required for this event. MAP Miles earned: 100.

4/24/14:

Resume Presentation: Starts at 1:00 PM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles earned: 50.

Change Management and Resilience: Starts at 3:00 PM in CC-3-3540. MAP Miles earned: 50.

Global Supply Chain at Target: Starts at 7:00 PM, location to be determined. MAP Miles earned: 50.

 

MAP Tip of the week: 

MAP ID’s can make signing in and out of events much faster, and you’ll get your miles faster! Don’t have one? Come to the Undergraduate Program Office (M-5-610) to get one for free! You can come during any of these hours:

Mondays 9am – 6pm

Tuesdays 11am – 6pm

Wednesdays 9am – 6pm

Thursdays 11am – 6pm

Friday 12pm – 5pm

 

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MAP Events for the week of 4/13

These are the MAP events for the week of April 13, 2014.

4/14/14:

Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Exam Preparation: Starts at 11:00 AM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles earned: 50.

Career Services: Green Career Search: Starts at 1:00 PM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles earned: 50.

4/15/14:

Personal Market Pitch: Starts at 1:00 PM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles earned: 50.

4/16/14:

Hailo: The Taxi Heaven: Starts at 3:00 PM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles earned: 50.

SERC Green Careers Forum: Starts at 3:30 PM in CC-3-Ballroom 3. There is a response required for this event. MAP Miles earned: 100.

4/17/14:

Sales Career Opportunities Information Session: Starts at 4:00 PM in the Venture Development Center. MAP Miles earned: 50.

 

MAP Tip of the Week:

Be Active!  The speaker is here to help you build knowledge, and who knows, be interviewing you in the future!  Ask questions, participate in discussions, show your skills!

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Green Careers Forum – April 16

2014 Green careers forum flyer 4-4-2014

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New Internship/Co-op Postings Available with Vertex and CVP Career Academy

Check out the latest opportunities with the following companies on the Career Services page!

Vertex Accounting and Accounts Payable Summer Co-op positions

Paid Summer Internships for UMass Boston Students – CVP Career Academy

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Sales Career Opportunities Info Session – April 17

April 17th Final Flyer

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MAP Events for the week of 4/6

These are the MAP Events for the week of April 6, 2014.

4/7/14:

MSBDC–Business Finance and Accounting Basics: Starts at 4:00 PM in the Quincy Center for Innovation, 180 Old Colony Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169. A response is required for this event. MAP Miles earned: 100.

4/8/14:

State Street Company Tour: Starts at 10:00 AM in State Street HQ, South Station, Boston, MA. A response is required for this event. MAP Miles earned: 75.

On Campus Interviewing Prep: Starts at 2:00 PM in CC-1-1110. MAP Miles earned: 50.

4/9/14:

Developing Essential Networking Skills: Starts at 11:00 AM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles earned: 50.

4/10/14:

Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Exam Preparation: Starts at 9:30 AM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles earned: 50.

Linked-In–What you need to know, and how to make the social network work for you: Starts at 11:00 AM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles earned: 50.

 

MAP Tip of the Week: 

Start, continue and finish early!  Don’t wait till the last minute to complete your MAP mile requirement.  Check the calendar regularly, and look at the Ongoing Opportunities page, because items are added on a regular basis!

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New Job Postings Available on the Career Services Page

Check out the latest opportunities with the following companies on the Career Services page!

Administrator Bookkeeper – Spotless New England

Website Administrator & Content Coordinator – John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

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What the What? My class is full ALREADY?

Have you said or thought that this week? If so, you’re probably not alone. Every registration period one section or one course seems to fill up much faster than others. When that happens, there are a few things that we do to help students. First, when all the seats in the entire course are full, we ALWAYS encourage students to add to the waitlist. This helps us get a true sense of how many students want to take the course and it gives us a case for trying to add another section or increasing the enrollment limit in the current section.

Naturally, there are many logistical elements that go into this process that impact our ultimate success in being able to offer more seats of a certain course. First, we need a place to teach it – so we consult with the appropriate people to find a room that will work for the class. If we decide to just increase the size of the current section, we need to be sure the room assigned can handle it. We also need someone to teach and additional section of the course if we go that route – so we look through the ranks of full time instructors, adjuncts and others to find a qualified person. Then, we go through the process of getting the course posted on Wiser and thus available for student enrollment. This can whole process can be quite lengthy. When we’ve been able to confirm additional seats, we then send an email (through Wiser, to your UMB account) to all enrolled and waitlisted students to notify them of the new seats. When a new section is made available, anyone can swap into or add the new section. When additional seats are added to the existing section, students are moved off the waitlist in order. There is no really way to know how long all of this will take, so we appreciate patience with the process.

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are times when we cannot offer additional seats in a given term for a variety of reasons. When this happens, we look to add another section for the following term. You should also note that we only consider adding extra seats when an entire course is full – so if your first choice for MGT 330 is full, for example, but there are seats in other sections of the course, you should try to take one of those instead. We encourage students who are having scheduling difficulty to see an advisor as we can talk with individual students about specific options for staying on track for graduation and completing certain requirements.

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Last Day to Withdraw from a Spring Course is Right Around the Corner!

April 10 is the last day for course withdrawal (this means you are dropping at least one course while also staying enrolled in at least one course this semester). Before you decide to take a W in a course, there are a few things to consider and steps to take.

- Talk with your instructor: while you might have been keeping track of grades and the weight each one has in your course grade, it is always a good idea to confirm with the instructor that your grade expectations are the same as his or hers. This is especially helpful if part of your grade consists of class participation or unreturned assignments that you don’t have enough information about yourself to calculate into your course grade. Your instructor may have also provided mid-semester warning grade information, which might help guide your decision. Once you have idea from the instructor directly where you stand, you will be well informed to make a decision about withdrawing from that course.
- Talk with you advisor: there could be longer term effects on your graduation plan if you withdraw from certain courses. You should check with an advisor to see what impact, if any, a W would have now.
- Talk with International Students and Scholars Services if you are at UMass Boston on a student visa, as there could be serious ramifications if you drop below full time status at any point in the semester. Full time is considered 12 or more credits.
- Check your financial aid: Federal guidelines require that students not only have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, but also that 2/3 of your course work is successfully completed. A W, INC, or F is not considered satisfactory completion. If you drop below either of these standards, you can lose your financial aid. So, dropping one course while you are enrolled in just 2 your first semester, for example, would be harmful, dropping one course while enrolled in 5 courses in your first semester would keep you in good standing as far as this completion rate goes. Remember, you are also financially responsible for any course you withdraw from at this point.

Dropping a course is an important decision, and one you are encouraged to think about thoroughly. The APRIL 10 deadline is also very strict – so gather all the information you’ll need to make this decision now, so that you can take action, if necessary, in time.

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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute Internship Program

PAID Fall 2014 Internships

Overview

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute offers a limited number of semester-long internships for students in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston. Interns are ambassadors for the Institute, who gain mentorship and professional experience by facilitating the visitor experience, and assisting in policy research and content development for interactive educational platforms. Through two program divisions, interns contribute to the operations of a new non-profit center dedicated to civic learning and engagement.

The internship program aims to promote leadership, teaching and professional career skills for students. Students receive training in the interactive exhibits, tablet experience and simulations of senate debates. They will learn how to support and mentor expected visitor groups including high school and university classes, government officials, families, overseas visitors, and the general public. In addition to research tasks for programs relating to public policy and the legislative process, interns can receive specific assignments in operations, development, communications and outreach.

DIVISION 1 INTERNSHIPS
“MENTOR/AMBASSADOR/TEACHER”

·         Lead and facilitate the visitor experience, acting as “ambassadors” to interactive exhibits, tablet experience, and simulations of senate debates
·         [Sample simulation that you will guide/moderate: the Senate Simulations which mimics real Senate floor activities (meetings, debates, voting) using digital projections, handheld tablets, etc.]
·         Answer questions from visitors, facilitate interactions with technology, assist visitor engagement
·         Guide visiting groups including high school/university students, government officials, families, overseas visitors, tourist groups, and the general public
·         Gain professional teaching and research experience, learn about the Institute, acquire intermediate understanding of the US Senate

DIVISION 2 INTERNSHIPS
“RESEARCHER/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL”

·         Help conduct policy research
·         Assist content and media development for all educational platforms
·         Support areas of operations, development, communications, and outreach
·         Monitor program run-throughs (such as the Senate Simulations) and provide technical assistance to participants, as well as report performance details to supervisors
·         Aid with presentations given in the Institute’s classroom spaces
·         Remain on-call for troubleshooting all general technical questions asked by visitors or staff

Applicant Background

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is very interested in receiving applications from different academic disciplines. So UMass Boston students from all academic majors are strongly encouraged to apply.
·      Enrolled as an undergraduate with at least 30 credits towards major
·      Good academic standing (preferably 3.0+GPA)
·      Interest in: Government/Public Policy/Democracies, History/International Relations/Political Science, Museum Sciences/Digital Media/Educational Technology, Communications/Outreach, Business/Development, Education/Public Programs, Data Visualization/Game Design
·      Basic knowledge of the US federal government

Apply:
UMass Boston students can apply through the Office of Career Services and Internships online job database My Career Online at www.careers.umb.edu.
All applications must submit the completed internship application form, resume, cover letter, and writing sample.

Deadline: Friday, April 11th by 4:00 pm

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