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REGISTRATION REMINDERS

If you are planning to enroll in summer or fall courses, there are some important timelines and deadlines you should be aware of so you can plan accordingly.

SUMMER SESSION ONE: The College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) runs the summer session enrollment process and has informed us that any course that has low enrollment might be cancelled. If you are considering adding a summer session one course please do so by Monday, May 18, 2015 so that the university can have a better idea of enrollment interest and plans. Not all low enrolled courses will be cancelled, and if you are in a section that gets cancelled, you will be notified once a decision has been made (sometime next week, presumably).

FALL REGISTRATION: All students should initiate registration for the fall semester by May 31, 2015 to avoid the $100.00 late registration fee. Initiating your registration simply means you enroll in something for the fall – anything. You can drop that course, add others and makes swaps right up through the end of add drop – but you have to have enrolled in at least one course by May 31 to avoid this late fee.

If you are unsure about taking summer or fall courses, please contact your assigned academic advisor.


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End of Semester Extension

While it is certainly warmer this week, the effects of snow days early in the semester are still being felt. Due to the multiple cancellations in January and February, the following changes have been made to the end of the semester, impacting deadlines and activities that occur this week, specifically:

 

  • The last day of classes was changed from Wednesday, May 13 to Friday, May 15.

 

  • Friday, May 15 is also the last day to for university withdrawal from the spring 2015 semester. If you wish to withdraw from the entire semester (all current courses), you should see your academic advisor before Friday. Withdrawing from all of your classes has serious academic and financial consequences and we want to help you if you are in this situation.  You should also consult with the Bursar’s Office (http://www.umb.edu/bursar) regarding the financial implications of this decision and the Office of Financial Aid, if applicable (http://www.umb.edu/admissions/financial_aid_scholarships).

 

  • Thursday, May 14th will serve as a make-up day for classes that ordinarily meet on Tuesdays & Friday, May 15th will serve as a make-up day for classes that ordinarily meet on Mondays. The make-up days are optional, and may be used at the discretion of each course faculty member, who should notify students if the days will or will not be used.

 

  • All campus services, including dining and shuttle buses, will operate during their usual hours until May 15. Healey Library will be open from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm.

 

Best of luck during this last week of the semester and during finals!

 

 

 


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MAP Events for the Week of May 10, 2015

Below are the MAP Events for the week of May 10, 2015.

Event MAP Miles Date Time Location
Business Etiquette with Enterprise Rent-A-Car – Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student Check out “resource library” in My Career Online, presentations are located here for your reference. 50 5/12/15 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CC-2-2545
Work Authorization Workshop for International Students 50 5/12/15 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CC-2-2545
Putting it All Together / Next Steps – Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/ Check out “resource library” in My Career Online, presentations are located here for your reference. 50 5/13/15 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM M-3-430


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MAP Events for the Week of May 3, 2015

Below are the MAP Events for the week of May 3, 2015.

Event MAP Miles Date Time Location
Delta Sigma Pi presents: International Business and Outsourcing–The guest speaker will be talking about his 30 years of international business experience, as well as his company’s outsourced factories in China, providing pictures and first-hand information about how an international business functions and how students can get involved. 50 5/4/15 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM M-1-213
Business Etiquette – Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/ STUDENTS This is a 1 hour event. Please plan a 15 minute window, at both the beginning and end, to ensure travel time and your ability to stay for the entire event. MAP credit attaches for full attendance and engagement in the session only. Check out “resource library” in My Career Online, presentations are located here for your reference. 50 5/4/15 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CC-3-3545
Questions about the CPA exam? Join professor Tom Hogan as he discusses all the “tricks of the trade” to both prepare and take the CPA exam! 50 5/4/15 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM TBD
Putting it All Together / Next Steps – Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/ Check out “resource library” in My Career Online, presentations are located here for your reference. 50 5/5/15 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CC-3-3545
Women & Finance: Creating Financial Independence Seminar 75 5/6/15 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CC-3-3540
Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Stress Management and Relaxation – As a student and as a professional, there will be times of increased stress. How you manage stress will set you apart from the rest. Attend this 1 hour workshop to find some ways to make stress management strategies a part of your regular routine. 50 5/6/15 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CC-2-2540
MSBDC Getting Started in Business – RSVP: www.sbdc.umb.edu/training FREE This popular workshop provides a complete overview of business start-up and plan- ning considerations. Topics include business plan preparation, marketing, financing, and additional resources. Time: 6:00-8:00pm (Check-in registration will begin at 5:30pm). Location: Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, in the Com- monwealth Salon. Co-sponsor: Kirstein Business Library. 100 5/7/15 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, in the Commonwealth Salon
Delta Sigma Pi Presents: “Opportunities at Schneider Electric”–Maria Johansson, Global Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty Development Manager at Schneider Electric, will be sharing her career experiences and tell more about job and internship opportunities in Schneider Electric 75 5/4/2015 3-4pm Point Lounge-Campus Center, 3rd floor above the catwalk


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Reminder: Student Leadership Applications Are Due This Friday, May 1!

Four fantastic opportunities to be a student leader in the College of Management for the 2015-2016 Academic Year!

CM Ambassador,  Peer LEADer, TRAIL Peer Mentor, and MASTer

Click here to apply!

If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Program Office at upo@umb.edu.

Applications are due this Friday, May 1!


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MAP Events for the Week of April 26, 2015

Below are the MAP events for the week of April 26, 2015.

Event MAP Miles Date Time Location
Financial Education Institute – Rentals and Real Estate 50 04/27/15 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CC-3-3540
Effective Networking Strategies for the Networking Night–Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/ 50 04/27/15 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CC-3-3540
Job Search Strategies and the Application process What’s your strategy for searching for jobs? Do you have a plan, understand which online sites are recommended, and have you created job alerts yet? If you’re not maximizing some of the latest tools out there then come to this workshop and learn how to search for jobs effectively. Also, learn how the Office of Career Services can assist you in your career path. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student Check out “resource library” in My Career Online, presentations are located here for your reference. 50 04/27/15 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM CC-3-3540
Fundamental Laws of Investing: 529 College Saving Plan 50 04/27/15 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM W-1-31
Effective Networking Strategies –Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/ Check out “resource library” in My Career Online, presentations are located here for your reference. 50 04/28/15 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM M-3-201C
ADDRESSING diversity in the workplace 50 04/28/15 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CC-2-2540
Employer Networking Event– Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/ 100 04/29/15 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Alumni Lounge CC-2-2
Supply Chain and Service Management information session–Heard about supply chain, but not sure what it is? Interested in jobs in one of the fastest growing disciplines in the country? Want to have all your questions answered about declaring or adding a concentration of SCSM? Then come to this session and find out more! 50 04/29/15 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM W-1-0004
Fundamental Laws of Investing: Medicare & Medicaid 50 04/29/15 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM W-1-0031
Hear “Right from the Recruiter”–Join us and hear from Susan Plunkett from Hologic to hear about exactly what you’d need to know when applying and interviewing for jobs! Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/ 50 04/30/15 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CC-3-3545
Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Stress Management and Relaxation – As a student and as a professional, there will be times of increased stress. How you manage stress will set you apart from the rest. Attend this 1 hour workshop to find some ways to make stress management strategies a part of your regular routine. 50 04/30/15 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CC-2-2540


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Graduating? Or know someone who is?

If you are graduating this spring, or want to celebrate a member of the UMass Boston Class of 2015  – consider a Senior Shout Out!  For a $15.00 contribution to the Class of 2015 gift, you can record a 10 second message that will be played on the Jumbotron at commencement at the TD Garden.  It’s a great way to thank parents, family and friends who have supported you as a student.  Underclassmen and loved ones can also make a message too. This is being coordinated by the Alumni Office – please contact them, or better yet, check out this web page for more details: http://www.alumni.umb.edu/s/1355/boston/index.aspx?sid=1355&gid=3&pgid=2689

We hope to see YOU on the Garden’s Jumbortron on May 29!

For more commencement related information, please visit: umb.edu/commencement


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The Entrepreneurship Center Presents: “You Need a PHD to be a Successful Entrepreneur”

The Entrepreneurship Center at the College of Management Presents: “You Need a PHD to be a Successful Entrepreneur”

Thursday, April 23

Integrated Sciences Complex, third floor, room 3300B

Networking reception: 3-4pm

Guest presentation: 4-5pm

50 MAP miles

  Register on the MAP Portal.

  The Entrepreneurship Center at the College of Management at UMass Boston presents guest speaker, George Chamoun. He will present his lecture entitled, “You Need a PHD to be a Successful Entrepreneur.” Recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership by Ernst & Young as an “Entrepreneur of the Year,” George Chamoun has been critical to Synacor’s success since its inception. Currently as president of sales & marketing, he has been instrumental in creating a company that helps cable operators differentiate their broadband offerings in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Chamoun co-founded Synacor in 2000 through the merger of MyPersonal, a portal infrastructure company, with Chek.com, a messaging infrastructure provider. He has been recognized for his accomplishments throughout the cable and telecommunications industry, most notably in 2009 when Multichannel News named him one of the publication’s “40-under-40″ most influential innovators in the industry. George has a simple philosophy to success- “pursue your dreams with Passion, devote thousands of Hours and have the Discipline to stay focused no matter what happens. Three simple principles to Success; PHD!”

 

 


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

April 22 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 APRIL 22 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.