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MAP Events for the week of 11/23/2015

These are the MAP events for the week of 11/23/2015

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Group Dynamics

CC-3-3540 11/23/2015 1:00PM – 2:00PM 50 miles

  • Introduction to LinkedIn: Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at

H-UL-41 (Gold Lab) 11/23/2015 2:00PM – 3:30PM 50 miles

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Women’s Leadership Forum – November 19

Join the College of Management for the launch of UMass Boston’s new Women’s Leadership Forum in celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on Thursday, November 19 at 5:30pm. The keynote speaker will be Erin McCormick, the new Director of the Entrepreneurship Center for the College of Management.  Register >


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MAP Events for the Week of 11/16/2015

These are the MAP events for the week of 11/16/2015

  • Leadership Development with Target Stores Inc

CC-3-3545 11/16/2015 2:30PM – 3:30PM 50 miles

  • Fundamental Laws of Investing: 529 College Planning

W-1-0031 11/16/2015 2:00PM – 4:00PM 50 miles

  • Supply chain at Target

W-1-0004 11/16/2015 5:00PM – 6:00PM 75 miles

  • Financial Education Institute

CC-3-3540 11/16/2015 6:00PM – 7:00PM 50 miles

  • Informational Interviewing – Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at

CC-3-3540 11/17/2015 12:00PM – 1:00PM 50 miles

  • Federal Careers Forum – Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at

Ryan Lounge, McCormack 11/17/2015 1:00PM – 4:00PM 100 miles

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Professional Goal Setting

CC-3-3545 11/17/2015 1:30PM – 2:30PM 50 miles

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Time Management Workshop

M-2-214 11/18/2015 11:00AM – 12:00PM 50 miles

  • Preparing for the Networking Event, Tips and Strategies for Success –Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at

M-1-210 11/18/2015 1:00PM – 2:00PM 50 miles

  • Fundamental Laws of Investing: Life Insurance and Annuities

W-1-0031 11/18/2015 2:00PM – 4:00PM 50 miles

  • Career Success Strategies for International Students: Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at

M-3-430 11/18/2015 3:00PM – 4:00PM 50 miles

  • Delta Sigma Pi presents: Manage a Business the “Enterprise Way”

M-2-204 11/18/2015 3:00PM – 4:00PM 50 miles

  • Work Authorization Workshop for International Students

CC-3-3540 11/19/2015 11:00AM – 12:00PM 50 miles

  • Resume Workshop: Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at

CC-3-3540 11/19/2015 1:00PM – 2:00PM 50 miles

  • Addressing divers in the workplace

TBD 11/19/2015 3:00PM – 4:00PM 50 miles


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Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

This is a reminder that our office will be closed, along with the rest of campus, tomorrow, Wednesday November 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans Day.  We will re-open on Thursday morning at 8:30 AM.  To all of our Veterans, especially those studying in the College of Management, we extend a heartfelt thank you to you, for your service and sacrifice.

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MAP Events for the week of 11/09/2015

These are the MAP events for the week of 11/09/2015

  • On campus interview prep – Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at

CC-2-2540 11/09/2015 2:00PM – 3:30PM 50 miles

  • Fundamental Laws of Investing: Option Strategies

W-1-0031 11/09/2015 2:00PM – 4:00PM 50 miles

  • Effective Networking Strategies –Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at

CC-3-3540 11/09/2015 4:00PM – 5:00PM 50 miles

  • The Association for Supply Chain Professionals

CC-3-3540 11/09/2015 4:00PM – 5:30PM 50 miles

  • How to work for a jerk

CC-3 Ballrooms A 11/12/2015 2:00PM – 4:00PM 75 miles

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Group Dynamics

CC-3-3545 11/13/2015 10:00AM – 11:00AM 50 miles


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

November 25 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 your 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 NOVEMBER 25 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. Please note that this is also the day before the Thanksgiving break, and staff availability around campus is likely to be very limited – so you are urged to talk with your advisor or instructor well before this date!

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Walk-In advising updates

On Monday, November 9 we will return to our regular walk-in schedule for the fall semester.  However, on Monday November 9 only, our afternoon walk-ins will be 2:30-4:00 instead of 2:00-3:30.  We look forward to seeing you!

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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 an 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. Once 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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Can’t get into a CM course on Wiser? Try our ONLINE form

If you are a College of Management student and cannot add into a CM class on Wiser that you think you should be able to add to, you have an online form to help. This allows advisors to look into the situation, and manually add you the course, if possible.


Please bear in mind that when you have a hold, are missing pre-requisites, have a time conflict with another course, or are already registered for the maximum allowable credits for the semester, completing this form will still not allow us to add you to the course.


This form, and others that might be useful to you can be found under the Student Resources link on the CM website.