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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 https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student

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 https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/

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

 

More information is available by clicking here: https://cmstudents.umb.edu


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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.


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MAP Events for the Week of 11/02/2015

These are the MAP events for the week of 11/02/2015

  • Internship Search Strategies: What’s your strategy for searching for internships? Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/

CC-3-3540 11/02/2015 1:00PM – 2:00PM 50 miles

  • Fundamental Laws of Investing: Mutual Fund Basics

W-1-0031 11/02/2015 2:00PM – 4:00PM 50 miles

  • From Disruption to Collaboration:  Innovation in FinTech and Building an Ecosystem to Support It Join veteran and emerging financial services CEOs

Venture Development 11/02/2015 4:00PM – 5:30PM 100 miles

  • Financial Education Institute

CC-3-3545 11/02/2015 6:00PM – 7:00PM 50 miles

  • Effective Networking Strategies –Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/

CC-3-3540 11/03/2015 12:30PM – 1:30PM 50 miles

  • The Dream Share Project: This workshop will feature the documentary followed by an activity to help students identify career goals and essential steps to work toward those goals. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/

CC-3-3550-A 11/03/2015 2:00PM – 4:00PM 75 miles

  • Fundamental Laws of Investing: Stock Investing Strategies

W-1-0031 11/04/2015  2:00PM – 4:00PM 50 miles

  • Introduction to LinkedIn: Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/

H-UL-42 11/05/2015 11:00AM – 12:30PM 50 miles

  • On campus interview prep – Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student

CC-2-2540 11/05/2015 2:00PM – 3:30PM 50 miles

 

More information is available by clicking here: https://cmstudents.umb.edu

 


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When is YOUR Enrollment Appointment?

So by now you’ve heard that spring registration starts on November 2. But does really? Does it for YOU? Students are given access to the registration system 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.

Here is how the enrollment appointments roll out for UMB undergraduates:
November 2: students with 100+ credits
November 4: students with less than 100 credits but at least 75 credits
November 6: students with less than 75 credits but at least 55 credits
November 9: students with less than 55 credits but at least 30 credits
November 12: students with less than 30 credits

As always, we recommend that you register as soon as possible, once your enrollment appointment arrives.

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.


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TOMORROW is the Graduation Application DEADLINE!

Tomorrow, October 30 is the deadline to apply for December graduation.  Students interested in graduating in May or August of 2016 have until March 11, 2016 to apply for graduation.  To apply, visit the Registrar’s web page: https://www.umb.edu/registrar/graduation. Don’t delay – apply NOW!

And, if you are a College of Management student with 90+ credits, you can submit an online graduation quick check to be sure you are on track.


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Who’s Your Advisor?

All College of Management students have and advising hold on their registration record each semester, which makes advising mandatory.

 

CM students with 60 or more credits see an advisor in the CM Undergraduate Program Office. CM UPO advisors are assigned to students with the following alphabetical split:

– Mara Sidman: sees students with last names A-De
– Rebecca Folsom: sees students with last names Df-La
– David Earnhardt: sees students with last names Lb-Ra
– Ben McNamee or John Applebee: sees students with last names Rb-Z

CM students with fewer than 60 credits see an advisor in the University Advising Center (UAC). UAC advisors are assigned to students with the following alphabetical split:
– Christyn Carey: sees students with last names A-G
– Michael Mahan: sees students with last names H-O
– Fatmata Jah: sees students with last names P-Z

Students in special programs such as Management LEAD, the honors program, or student athletics may have an additional advisor as well.

The name of your academic advisor can also be found on your student center on Wiser.


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Test Before the Rest

As you start to think about your schedule for the upcoming term, you should also be sure that you have completed all necessary placement exams.

If you plan to take a BC course (either BC 230 or BC 290), you will need to take the College of Management Writing Assessment (CMWA).

If you plan to take your first math course at UMB, or your first math course in over a year, you will need to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam (MPE). This testing format was introduced in May 2014 and can now be done at home – or any where you have computer access – not just the UMB Testing Center. If you have not yet taken a placement exam, we’d encourage you to do so as soon as possible – and if you want to improve your score or further your understanding of certain math concepts, use the learning modules in ALEKS. This is great resource for students.

If you plan to take a foreign language course, you may also need to take a placement exam. It is wise to consult with the department offering the language to assess if you need a test, and which test to take, especially if you have any previous experience of any kind with the language. If you are specifically interested in the Spanish Placement exam, please visit this site.

The CMWA, MPE and Spanish placement exams are offered through the UMass Boston Testing Center.

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