Two years ago, Red Sox General Manager and Isenberg Sport Management graduate Ben Cherington ’97 M.S. defied extremely long odds with strategic moves that helped bring the team from the cellar to a World Series championship. Now, following an injury-plagued season, he is positioning the team through adept acquisitions and negotiations for a similar ascent.
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Name: Tony Jordan
Position: Partner Ernst & Young
With his extensive experience in forensic accounting, Tony Jordan ’95 has never had to look for work; instead, "employers have come to me," he told students in a visit to Isenberg in 2013. A partner with Ernst & Young in its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice, Tony specializes in forensic accounting investigations, issues surrounding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and general business-related disputes.
Isenberg Management major Curtis Owen’s passion for entrepreneurship and applied research made him an obvious choice as one of UMass Amherst’s five undergraduate Rising Researchers. A technology enthusiast and serial entrepreneur, Curtis is currently involved in three start-ups.
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Isenberg undergraduates are giving high points to their interactions and appointments with the school's Undergraduate Programs Office. Gone are the sometimes lengthy wait times and hurried advising of previous years. In their place is a deftly designed process reflecting a strategic investment in both technology and people.
Name: Rishi Bahl Location: Connecticut Current Profession: Financial Management Program, GE Capital Program: Undergraduate On-Campus Major: Finance
Rishi Bahl ’14, a corporate finance major, got his job with GE Capital through what he calls a “networking dream story.”
While attending an Isenberg-affiliated Net Impact talk, Rishi met a panelist from GE Power & Water. Rishi expressed his interest in the company, and the panelist put him in touch with a colleague at GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP). The rest is history.
Name: Alyssa Masterson Location: New Jersey Current Profession: Member Relations and Marketing Manager, Ramsey Golf and Country Club Program: Undergraduate Online Major: Marketing
Alyssa Masterson ’14 wanted to take her career to the next level. That meant completing her undergraduate degree while keeping her full-time job. Could she do both?
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On December 4, the campus welcomed the family of the late Gene Isenberg '50, '00H, including his wife Ronnie, their daughter Diane and husband David and their three children Dylan, Carolyn, and Stefan. A tribute was held to honor Gene and Ronnie's leadership and generosity at UMass Amherst and Isenberg.
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"I don't know what the next thing in sports media is going to be," observed former ESPN president and executive chairman George Bodenheimer during his November 17-19 visit to Isenberg as Mark H. McCormack Executive in Residence. "But I do know that we have 7000 employees who will help figure that out," he told his audience in a campus-wide address. Those views reflected Bodenheimer's emphasis on employee empowerment and teamwork, strategic simplicity, and clear cultural values.
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Reinventing IBM. Now over 100 years old, IBM continues to reinvent itself by embracing change. "How do you stay relevant?" asked Hanny. "It takes really tough decisions. You have to get rid of things." At the same time, IBM has broadened its skills base through acquisitions and alliances. One thing though has remained constant at the firm: "Everyone is focused on customer success. We have a real culture here."
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UMAdLab, a student-run advertising agency and extension of Isenberg's Marketing Club, is vying against teams from 19 other schools in the Credit Karma Campus Challenge. The national competition, sponsored by the credit-management education firm, Credit Karma, and hosted by EdVenture Partners, challenges teams to develop a multimedia marketing campaign to help consumers manage their credit ratings using free tools on Credit Karma's website.
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Wong, a professor in the McCormack Department of Sport Management, reflects on his 35-year career at UMass Amherst. He will be retiring from Isenberg at the end of the current academic year and was recently interviewed by Sports Business Daily about his career as an educator, sport law practitioner, athletic director, and administrator.
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October 31 conference "Financial Innovations, Sustainable Investments, & Social Entrepreneurship" coordinated by the Center for International Securities & Derivative Markets (CISDM) features four speakers, including Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation.
On October 20, four Hospitality & Tourism Management students received scholarships at the New England Club Managers Association's (NECMA) annual awards Ceremony. Isenberg HTM students also played a key role in the October 7 David Meador Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament, a NECMA-run event that raises money for these student scholarships.
After being interviewed by BusinessWeek at the annual Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference, first-year full-time MBA student (and former Navy lieutenant Corey Hodges spoke to us further about what it's like to be a LGBT person in the world of business.
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Developed by Isenberg's Director of Internships Kim Figueroa and her colleagues at the school's Chase Career Center, the course "Career and Professional Development," is equipping students with a roadmap for professional development success, giving them a competitive edge in job interviewing, networking, and skills for researching employers and industries.