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MAP Workshops Week of 4/23/18

Good afternoon everyone,

Please find next week’s MAP workshops below:

Financial Literacy with Professor Callahan: Monday 4/23/18 @11am-12pm

Networking/Interviewing: Monday 4/23/18 @2-3pm

Exam Preparation by Beta Gamma Sigma: Tuesday 4/24/18 @11am-12pm

How to Prepare for the Networking Event: Tuesday 4/24/18 @2-3pm

UMass Boston Professional Etiquette Dinner: Tuesday 4/24/18 @4-6:30pm

Using Social Media for Networking: Wednesday 4/25/18 @12:30-1:30pm

Job Search Strategies: Thursday 4/26/18 @11am-12pm

Supply Chain Lunch and Learn: Proactive Risk and Opportunity Awareness, Partnering with Critical Suppliers: Thursday 4/26/18 @12:30-1:30pm

Resume and Cover Letter: Your Marketing Tools: Thursday 4/26/18 @2-3pm

Alumni Networking Event: Thursday 4/26/18 @6-8pm

Hill Holliday Tour: Friday 4/27/18 @10am-12pm

 

Please direct any questions to mapcm@umb.edu.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

-The Undergraduate Program Office


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CM Student Leadership Positions — Application Now Available

We are excited to announce that there are multiple student leadership positions available in the College of Management for the 2018-2019 academic year. You can check out this link for a single application that will allow you to apply to be a CM Ambassador, a CM MASTer,  a Peer LEADer, and/or a TRAIL Peer Mentor.

Applications are due 4/30/18 at 11:59pm.

Click on the application to learn more!

Questions? Email upo@umb.edu or call 617.287.7760.


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

April 20 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 20 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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MAP Workshops Week of 4/16/18 and Wall Street Financial Crisis Tour

Happy Friday all,

Please find next week’s MAP workshops below:

 

Financial Education Institute: Financial Transitions: 4/17/18, 9:30am-10:30am

Navigating your Identity in the Workplace: 4/17/18, 11am-12pm

Fundamental Laws of Investing: Medicare and Medicaid: 4/17/18, 2pm-4pm

Stress Management by Beta Gamma Sigma: 4/17/18, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Mental Health at work: 4/17/18, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Leadership/Thinking Outside the Box with S&T Philosophies: 4/18/18, 11am-12pm

How to Work for a Jerk: 4/18/18, 2pm-4pm

Internship Search Strategies: 4/19/18, 9:30am-10:45am

Ace that Interview!: 4/19/18, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Supply Chain Speaker Series-Six Steps for Successful Supply Chain Automation: 4/19/18, 4pm-5pm

 

The Investment Club at UMass Boston is planning a trip to NYC to learn about the Financial Crisis right from Wall Street! Students can earn one MAP mile for participating in this educational tour. Learn more here. Please see below for event information and contact Jose Lopes, Investment Club President, to sign up. You can email him at jose.lopes001@umb.edu.

 

When: April 28th, leave for NYC at 8:30am, depart NYC at 8pm

Cost: $30 for transportation plus any food, etc. you choose to purchase (cost of the tour will be covered by UMB)

 

Feel free to email Jose with questions.

 

 

Please direct any questions to mapcm@umb.edu.

Have a great weekend!

-The Undergraduate Program Office

 


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MAP Workshops Week of 4/9/18 and Supply Chain Scholarship

Happy Friday all,

Please see below for next week’s MAP workshops as well as some information about a scholarship for declared Supply Chain and Service Management concentrators (bottom of email).

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Services Providers Lunch and Learn: 4/9/18, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Writing Effective Personal Statements for Graduate School: 4/9/18, 1pm-2pm

Introduction to LinkedIn: 4/9/18, 2pm-3pm

Raytheon Zero Waste Journey with Frank Marino: 4/9/18, 5:30pm-7pm

Achieving Balance: Your Health, Work, and Social Life: 4/10/18, 11am-12pm

Fundamental Laws of Investing: Life Insurance and Annuities: 4/10/18, 2pm-4pm

What Can I Do with my Major?: 4/11/18, 11am-1pm

Writing Effective Personal Statements for Graduate School: 4/11/18, 2pm-3pm

On-Campus Interview Preparation: 4/11/18, 2pm-3:30pm

Time Management by Beta Gamma Sigma: 4/12/18, 11am-12pm

Fundamental Laws of Investing: 529 College Saving Plan: 4/12/18, 2pm-4pm

Group Dynamics by Beta Gamma Sigma: 4/13/2018, 9am-10am

Supply Chain Scholarship: 2018-Advisory Board Scholarship-17rdcak

Feel free to email mapcm@umb.edu with any questions.

Best,
The Undergraduate Program Office


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Full Class? Fear Not!

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.

Submitting this form before your assigned enrollment registration date will not get you into the course any faster as we must also wait for your enrollment appointment to arrive before we can review these forms.

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


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When is YOUR Enrollment Appointment?

So by now you’ve heard that fall registration starts on Monday, April 2. But does really? Does it for YOU? And what about the summer? Are those dates the same as the fall or different?  Read on for answers to all these questions.

FALL REGISTRATION

All UMB students are given access to the registration system for fall courses in a staggered fashion – with the students who have earned 100 or more credits getting access to the system first. The date that you are allowed access to the registration system is called your “Enrollment Appointment” – and you can find your personal appointment time on your Wiser account.

April 2: students with 100+ credits
April 4: students with less than 100 credits but at least 75 credits
April 6: students with less than 75 credits but at least 55 credits
April 9: students with less than 55 credits but at least 30 credits
April 11: students with less than 30 credits

These dates are assigned by the Registrar’s Office. If you have any questions about when your enrollment appointment is, please contact the Registrar’s Office directly.

SUMMER REGISTRATION

This summer, the College of Management is piloting staggered registration system for summer CM classes as well, much like the fall access dates.

On April 2, all UMB students can register for non-CM classes for the summer, regardless of credits earned.  However, CM students will have access to CM courses on the following schedule:

April 2: students with 100+ credits
April 4: students with less than 100 credits but at least 75 credits
April 6: students with less than 75 credits but at least 55 credits
April 9: students with less than 55 credits but at least 30 credits
April 11: students with less than 30 credits

Students outside of the College of Management will have to wait until at least May 14 to enroll in any CM summer course; most will have to wait until the first day of the summer course.  Our goal with this staggered access schedule is to allow students who plan on graduating this summer or who have a high number of credits, a chance to enroll in their final CM courses before students who might have fewer credits and therefore more time to take requirements.

If you have any questions, contact your academic advisor.

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