Continuous improvement in an organization's systems and performance go hand in glove with a company's people and culture. "If you can't work with people, you're sunk," insists Mike Chludzinski '92, a change agent with Royal Philips N.V.
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The campus-wide Innovation Challenge business plan competition's new seed pitch component is propelling student teams, through mentoring, workshops, and targeted financial seeding. “We introduced the new phase to elevate and accelerate the larger event’s already high level of competition," notes Isenberg professor William Wooldridge, executive director of Isenberg's Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, which coordinates the Challenge.
In a visit to WEBS, "America's Yarn Store," students in Marc Weinberger's class, Managerial Perspectives on Marketing Strategy," talked business strategy with owners Steve and Kathy Elkins. Founded by Steve's parents, Art '57 and Barbara Elkins, WEBS is the nation's largest retailer of knitting supplies and services.
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HTM’s annual NYC Reception on November 12th at the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel attracted an enthusiastic gathering of alumni, students, faculty, and industry leaders. Ashley Goodhue '08 was honored with alumni award for her work at her successful start-up Ashley G. Productions.
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Coordinated by Isenberg’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, the daylong event on November 17th at the Campus Center offered separate panels on global and local entrepreneurship. It featured a third panel that explored financing mechanisms for social entrepreneurs. And it offered a dynamic networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, and academics (including students).
An MBA faculty panel on gender challenges in the workplace and the sports industry recounted obstacles in mobility and biases in interpersonal relations. The panel also noted progress, including leveraging gender allies and advocates.
Recently retired director of USD swaps at J.P. Morgan Gary Cameron '89 explored financial cycles, trading tactics, and financial bubbles in a talk with Isenberg students. A derivatives trader throughout his career, he also examined the psychology and skill sets of successful traders.
In an address to the UMass Amherst campus, McCormack Executive-in-Residence Val Ackerman described her leadership challenges and successful start-up strategies for the WNMA and the rebirth of the Big East Conference. In 2016, the WNBA will enter its 20th year. With Ackerman at the helm, the Big East has secured a basketball-centric future.
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How is Nick Marchiselli ’16 approaching his job search for life after graduation? “I’m reaching out to my network. Those internships come with contacts and experiences that can get you places,” remarks the McCormack Sport Management major.
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We all know that social media profiles can do a lot of harm; we censor our Facebooks, protect our tweets, and privatize our Instagrams. But there’s one social media outlet that deserves publicity. It’s your LinkedIn profile and it needs some serious TLC.
I am working for State Street’s Hadley branch in the Global Transaction Processing department as a Global Operations Processing Analyst. This position requires me to process trade tickets sent to State Street by our clients in order to successfully transfer their assets.
I interned at TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing), a popular European fine-dining restaurant located in Beijing that also leads TRB Catering, TRB Wine, and Copper (a newly opened event space). As a Marketing Intern, I was responsible for writing advertisements such as flyers and press releases for promotions and special events distributed by social media, email, and mail.
An HTM alumni panel offered career development advice and insights to freshmen and transfer students at the 14th annual HTM Welcome Reception for New Students. The panelists underscored the importance of internships and other experiential learning, personal adaptability, and networking.
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Nassim Taleb and other financial pundits headlined the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM)’s annual Research Day. The speakers explored financial fragility, bubbles, and credit markets, including the current crisis in Greece.
John F. Smith Professor of Operations Management Anna Nagurney was one of 34 top academics invited by Amazon to attend its first faculty conference devoted to supply chain optimization. During her visit, she attended a variety of "ops talks" by Amazon cognoscenti. She got a first hand look at the company's operations at a sprawling fulfillment center and introduced Isenberg to Amazon officials and visiting scholars.
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In a guest lecture in the Isenberg course, Real Estate Principles, Tom Nolan '79 described milestones in a career of financial innovation in real estate. A veteran of diverse commercial and residential ventures, Nolan is CEO of Spirit Realty Capital, which includes over 2500 properties, with commercial tenants like Applebee's, Shopko, and car dealerships.
In a visit to Isenberg, Pat Whelan '80, described an innovative career in big-picture real estate, including 25+ years of executive management with investments and operations in large public and private and companies. Whelan's current market involves preowned rental homes. He's also been a top executive with an apartment REIT, a real estate media and technology firm, and a company with extensive recreational, residential, and golf community assets.