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"Our aim at Isenberg is to offer our students the best possible tool kit of job search resources and preparation," emphasizes Melissa Salva, Director of Recruiting Operations at the School's Chase Career Center. Taking that advice to heart, Melissa Smith '13 recently deployed LinkedIn and other job-search resources to land her first job after graduation--as an Ecommerce Marketing Assistant with MedPort LLC in Providence.
Isenberg graduates made their mark in ceremonies and celebrations on Commencement weekend, May 9-10. Isenberg graduates included 1,014 seniors, 370 MBA students, and 12 Ph.D. candidates.
Isenberg's annual Awards Banquet on April 29 at the Log Cabin Meeting House in Holyoke was a celebration of stellar students and the generous alumni and friends who helped create scholarships for 190 of them. If you include scholarships awarded at Isenberg's accounting banquet on April 18 and its Mark H. McCormack Sport Management banquet on May 1, Isenberg alumni and friends funded $305,000 in scholarships this year.
Held on April 27 on fields adjoining McGuirk Football Stadium and coordinated by a 24-person student management team, mostly from the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, Supercuts SoccerFest reigns as the largest grassroots soccer tournament in Western Massachusetts. This year, with ideal weather, the day-long event attracted 81 teams and nearly 3,000 attendees, including local residents, students, and their families. For the Isenberg student team, the event was a true test of planning, execution, and resilience.
The Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management's annual Stephen Elmont Award Dinner on April 23 at the Boston Harbor Hotel recognized leaders in the hospitality industry and raised more than $100,000 toward student scholarships. This year's winner of the prestigious Elmont Award was Paul Carbone '88, Chief Financial Officer of Dunkin' Brands.
Isenberg has moved decisively with tuition assistance scholarships for students in the U.S. Coast Guard (USGS) who have lost their assistance from that service branch due to the federal sequester. Initially, Isenberg coverage will apply to USCG participants in the MBA Program for the coming academic year beginning Summer 2013.
"We're a company of teams; a company that models teamwork," observed Susan M. Schor, a 1989 Isenberg Ph.D. graduate who is Facilitating Leader and Chief Culture Officer with EILEEN FISHER Inc., the high-profile, perennially profitable designer and retailer of women's clothing. In her visit to Isenberg as Executive in Residence from April1-4, Schor gave an open lecture/presentation to the Isenberg community and shared insights in undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. classes.
Anna Nagurney, Isenberg's John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management, will be a panelist at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference on April 25 in New York City. Professor Nagurney's panel, moderated by Times Op-Ed columnist Joe Nocera, will explore the future of transport and traffic.
Isenberg Freshmen Spearhead Fundraiser for Marathon Victims
April 19, 2013
Chris Weyant, a freshman in Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management was the lead organizer of a 2.62 mile run on campus that raised $3,000 for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Nearly 1,000 members of the UMass Amherst community participated in the run on April 18.
Isenberg student entrepreneurs were among the top winners in the final round of the 2013 Innovation Challenge, the UMass Amherst campus-wide business plan competition that encourages interdisciplinary student teams to transform innovations-many of them generated on campus-into viable businesses.
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