Automated Controversy Detection, a startup business founded by UMass Amherst computer science 4th-year Ph.D. candidate Shiri Dori-Hacohen earned top honors of $35,000 in seed money on April 7th at the campus’s 2016 Innovation Challenge business plan competition. Coordinated by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, an Isenberg-based initiative that promotes entrepreneurship across the UMass Amherst campus, the multi-stage Challenge, in its culminating event of the year, featured six student teams that vied for $65,000 in awards.
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More than 250 alumni, students, faculty, and friends from the industry attended the HTM Annual Awards Dinner in Boston, which was preceded by an hour of convivial networking. Alumni represented every age group in the program’s history and every subsector in the hospitality industry.
Laurie Stroll ’83 went from a single mother in college to the President and Owner of Newport Hospitality and she cites the strong network she built through UMass and the Isenberg HTM program as one of the keys to her success.
This year's Accounting Alumni of the Year is John Micalizzi '94, Director of Human Resources at RSM-Boston. Micalizzi will be honored on April 14th at Isenberg's Annual Accounting Banquet at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA.
After two seasons with the Minutemen, Frohnapfel led the program to six wins while throwing for 6,264 passing yards and 39 touchdowns. Along with his rigorous schedule for football, Frohnapfel also maintained a 3.67 cumulative GPA in the UMass Isenberg School of Management's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management master's program.
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When asked to account for her recent appointment as Douglas and Diana Berthiaume Endowed Professor of Information Systems, Traci Hess replies with characteristic modesty: “More than anything else, it reflects Isenberg’s growing national footprint in the Information Systems field." That is evidenced, she says, by her program’s national prominence in iconic rankings* based on publications in her discipline’s top research journals.
A business school’s reputation has an impact on everything from admissions to development to faculty recruitment. Often times that reputation goes hand in hand with a school’s seat in various national and international rankings. Many business school deans find this ranking’s game challenging, but there's no denying their importance in the industry. So how does a school move the needle?
The third annual Women of Isenberg Conference took place on February 28th in the UMass Amherst Campus Center. Put on by student organization Isenberg Women in Business, the event attracted 310 attendees and offered a full day of speakers, panel discussions, and networking
The annual Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) Career Day on March 2nd attracted 300 students and 68 companies. Dressed in their finest business attire, students attended the networking event with hopes of meeting potential employers. That included scheduled interviews with recruiters the next day.
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Organizational management is a lot like tailoring a suit. Stitch two pieces of cloth together randomly, and you’ll get nowhere. Do the exact same thing with a design in mind, and you’ll end up with a well-made product. Marc recently visited campus to talk about his career and his advice for current students.
At the second annual McCormack Future Leaders Conference, industry speakers advised McCormack students on career avenues and issues. In separate sessions, specialists helped students explore challenges in marketing, sales and sponsorship, event and facilities management, finance, and athlete representation.
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Second-year MBA candidate Alexa Rozelle talks about the analytical skills that she's gained through the program that will help her transition into corporate and commercial real estate after graduation.
The UMass chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) received honors at this year's national conference in Washington, D.C., including Chapter Presidents of the Year and Best Publicity Award.
“For many of our students, risk-free feedback from recruiters can be a valuable learning experience and confidence builder,” observes Melissa Salva, Director of Recruiting and Operations at Isenberg’s Chase Career Center. “That is why we bring students and recruiters together twice each year for practice and advising through our Employer Resume Review & Practice Interview Day.”
In a new partnership with the J.League, Asia's premier professional soccer league, the McCormack Department of Sport Management will teach online courses in sport marketing and finance. "We aim to share the best in sport management practices in the U.S.," remarks McCormack professor Steve McKelvey.
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Four Isenberg finance professors who recently attended a showing of “The Big Short” applauded the movie for its accurate portrayal of the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis and for its clear explanation of complex financial concepts. In a discussion following the movie, several of the professors expressed approval for regulations that focus on interrelationships among different segments of the financial system.
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At Isenberg, we’re making business education work harder by defining the “made-to-measure” MBA. Dean Fuller and current student Alexandra Maider recently sat down with business education website Poets & Quants to talk about Isenberg’s unique approach.
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