Since the campus is closed today, Tuesday January 27 due to the blizzard, the add/drop deadline will be extended. However, the University has not determined what the new date will be yet, since there is still some uncertainty about exactly when we will re-open. Once the new add/drop deadline has been determined, we will post it here on this blog. In addition, the College of Management all day advising schedule will also be extended to the end of the add/drop period and we will update the schedule on our Walk-Ins page as well. You can still make schedule changes on Wiser and complete our online registration request form in the meantime (though we will not be able to attend to those until campus reopens). Stay safe and warm in this storm.
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We are currently experiencing an issue with the security certificate for the MAP Portal. This has no effect on your data or miles, however, it will give you an error message if you try to log in saying that the certificate has expired. The message is different depending on your web browsing program, so we have included screenshots below. In order to get to the log in screen you will need to do the following:
Click advanced, then proceed
In Internet Explorer:
Click “continue to this website”
Click “I understand the risks” then “add exception”
If you have a browser other than the ones listed, the process should be similar to the above steps. If you have questions, please email email@example.com. We hope to have this fixed soon!
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The Career Fair is TOMORROW from 1 to 4pm in the Campus Center Ballrooms! Are you prepared? Have you registered and researched the companies who will be attending, and have a game plan for talking with each of them? Have you polished your resume? Do you have an elevator pitch (15-30 seconds on who you are and what you’re looking for?) Are you planning to bring something professional to collect things in? (A bag or pad-folio can go a long way!) And, last but not least, are you prepared to be professionally dressed?
Business etiquette for professional attire can vary based on gender. Here are some helpful tips when considering attire for the Career Fair.
Men: Your suit should fit, be ironed, nicely tailored, and conservative regarding color choices. A tie is almost always a good idea, and make sure you have shined, closed-toed shoes (with matching socks) as well. Your shoes and belt should match if you choose to wear one, be careful of too much cologne, and make sure your facial hair is kept neat. Piercings and tattoos should be minimized or covered if possible.
Women: Your suit should fit, be nicely tailored, avoid overpowering patterns, and be conservative regarding color choices. Avoid distracting jewelry, revealing clothing, overpowering perfume, and makeup that could be considered distasteful. Shined, closed toes shoes with low heels are recommended (you will be standing for some time).
All students: Make sure your hair is neat, choose mints over gum, and leave your phone in your pocket/bag unless you’re using it to take down some employer information! And remember…the best thing you can wear is a smile!
Reminder, check IN with Career Services at the elevators for the Campus Center 3rd floor, and check OUT for MAP miles at the elevators after you’re finished. We will start checking out at approximately 1:45pm, so you should plan to spend some time with all the employers in the room!
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Have you registered, and are you planning to attend the Career Fair this Wednesday? It will be here before you know it! Make sure you’ve signed up in advance under “Career Fairs and Events“. While you’re there, upload your newest resume, check out the employers who are planning to be there, and RESEARCH them! The more you know about the employers, the more they will want to know about you!
What: The 2015 Spring Career Expo
Who: More than 90 employers from large and small firms, US and International Companies/Organizations
When: Wednesday March 4th 2015
Where: Campus Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Why: Because employers are here to recruit UMass Boston students! Let our connections work for you!
Don’t delay, register today!
P.S. On Wednesday, make sure you come to the third floor check in table before you go to the ballroom. It will be right outside the elevator on the 3rd floor. When you’re done, make sure you come back by, and see the MAP program to check out for miles! In addition, we will be offering a Graduation Quick Check Session there as well, so if you have questions about graduation, we’re there to help!
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Please see below for MAP Events this week: see the MAP Portal for more information.
|Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Exam Preparation
|Fundamental Laws of Investing – Understanding the Living Trust
|Student Focus Group–In an effort to evaluate and improve Career Services, we are conducting a series of focus groups with UMass Boston students. Students will meet for one hour with 4 – 8 of their classmates and a representative from Career Services to discuss your on-campus experience. We are interested in your honest impression of the career services – what works and what doesn’t work. Please be assured that your participation in the focus group will remain confidential. As a thank you, pizza and sodas will be provided.
||Venture Development Center Wheatley 3rd Floor
|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.
|Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness presents: Fuel Cells–Cars of the future? Fuel cell technology has experienced rapid development in recent years and offers clean, cool, quiet, efficient and reliable energy generation. Fuel cells are used in a wide range of markets including defense, electric power, and automobiles. Join this discussion to learn how fuel cell technology might transform several sectors, creating business opportunities and reducing carbon emissions. Speakers: Charlie Myers is the President of the Massachusetts Hydrogen Association and Gami Maislin leads the Power Enterprise Campaign at Raytheon
|Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Group Dynamics
|Career Expo–Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/. Students will be required to check OUT before leaving the Career Expo in order to receive MAP miles.
||Campus Center Ballrooms
|Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Time Management Workshop – The ability to manage your time effectively and efficiently will open up opportunities for success as a student as a professional. This workshop will help you analyze how you spend your time and if you should manage your time differently
|Follow up after the career fair. 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.
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Please see below for the MAP events for the week of February 23rd 2015.
|How to prepare for the Career Fair
|Fundamental Laws of Investing–529 College Savings Plan
|BGS Goal Setting
|Financial Education Institute-Rentals and real estate
|BGS Exam Prep
|Fundamental Laws of Investing- Medicare and Medicaid
|Career Success Strategies for International Students
|How to Prepare for the Career Fair
|BGS Goal Setting
See the MAP Portal for more details.
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Are you graduating in May 2015 or August 2015?
Are you looking to check that you are on track to graduate?
Submit a request for a Graduation Quick Check online! You can find the request form on our Student Resources page.
Prefer to have a Graduation Quick Check in person? You can do that too, coming up at the beginning of March! Stay tuned to the Blog for more information!
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The State Street Scholars program deadline is fast approaching! Interested in a paid year long internship? Interested in learning about the financial services industry? Check out the program and apply! Deadline is February 19th, so don’t delay!
State Street Scholars Internship Program-
Is a full-year program (September through May) offering paid work experience in State Street Investment Services, internship credit, and an academic scholarship
- Currently enrolled UMass Boston undergraduate majoring in Finance, Accounting, Management or Economics
- Current Junior or Senior with expected graduation date of May 2016 and December 2017
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Availability to work 20 hours per week while completing 2 classes per semester for duration of internship (September through May)
- Ability to complete a 10-day period of full-time training in August 2015
- U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident of the U.S.
- Paid $15.00 per hour
- Apply through My Career Online (Job ID# 22350) by February 19, 2015
- Please note, State Street Scholars are required to take a specific section of AF 480 (the internship course), in Spring of 2016. This course has been historically offered at night or on Saturdays, so please plan ahead.
Questions? Contact The Office of Career Services & Internships
Campus Center -1-1300 – firstname.lastname@example.org – (617) 287-5519
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The MassMutual Scholars Program is a national scholarship program for high-achieving college students interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry. The application deadline is March 31, 2015 4:30pm, Central Time.
- Open to students of all majors.
- Will be entering sophomore, junior, senior or 5th-year senior year in pursuit of an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university.
- Plan to attend a degree-seeking program, full-time at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2015-2016 academic year.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Preference will be given to students who demonstrate:
- An interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry.
- Leadership and participation in extracurricular activities.
- Must complete and submit for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Must show proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (if selected).
- A total of $150,000 in scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-2016 school year.
- Selected students attending accredited 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities will be awarded $2,500 or $5,000 respectively.
If you meet this criteria, please consider submitting your application before the deadline. To learn more, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.
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