“Leadership is a state of mind. Take responsibility—you don’t need a title,” urged keynote speaker Karyn Schoenbart ’78 at Isenberg’s annual student-run Women of Isenberg Conference, on February 25. The UMass alumna is President and Chief Operating Officer of The NPD Group, a top 25 marketing research company, based in Port Washington, New York. “[After graduation] you’ll be the youngest person in the room,” she told Isenberg students in the well-attended gathering of 350. “Age doesn’t matter. Get over it.”
Alumni, Masters, MBA Full time, MBA Online, Networking (+)
Alumni, Masters, MBA Full time, MBA Online, Networking, Student Club, Undergraduate
The Spring 2017 Boston Isenberg Alumni Night brought out over 170 alums, faculty and friends of Isenberg to the Top of the Hub—our highest attendance for an alumni night yet. Dean Fuller spoke about the new Business Innovation Hub, and alums also heard from Finance Professor Robert Feingold and MBA Associate Dean John Wells on recent news in both departments.
Isenberg Citizens First, Dean Fuller, and Dean Shea, along with other Isenberg faculty and staff members, raised almost $4000 to support Safe Passage, who provide services for victims of domestic abuse.
On November 14th, 115 alumni, faculty, students, and industry leaders, gathered in the elegant Sofitel Hotel in Manhattan for the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM)’s annual New York City Reception.
Risk management and other analytical strategies in the finance profession’s tool kit can make a positive difference in the battle against climate change. That was one of many insights at the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets’ (CISDM) Annual Research Conference on October 28. During the daylong event, four featured speakers explored the event’s signature theme, “Investment Strategies, Market Liquidity, and Climate Change”, featuring keynote speaker Robert Litterman.
The annual Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management Career Fair, created and managed by The Association of Diversity in Sport (ADS) student club, drew a record number of attendees to the Campus Center Auditorium on Wednesday Nov 9. The event, presented by Comcast Spectacor, drew over 35 sport organizations, provided a platform for students and recruiters alike to connect and build professional relationships for future employment. The event also included a very successful case study competition.
On a sun-drenched fall semester afternoon on September 16, Isenberg alumni, students, faculty, and staff celebrated ground breaking for the school’s $62 million Business Innovation Hub. Beneath a tent on Isenberg’s northwest lawn and with construction equipment in the background, the audience heard enthusiastic remarks from Dean Fuller and three Isenberg alumni—Ed Shirley ’78, Stephanie Berenson ’16, and Martin Boyle ’15. Emceed by Associate Dean Lisa Pike Masteralexis, the ceremony also offered messages from Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg ’77, Chancellor Subbaswamy, and several UMass officials.
Hundreds of Isenberg students came out to celebrate the ground breaking of the Isenberg Business Innovation Hub. Students enjoyed local ice cream, tee shirts, music and participated in a group photo with Dean Fuller and Chancellor Subbaswamy in front of the construction site. This year's freshman and sophomores will be the first classes in the Hub, set to open in Spring 2019.