I am interning for TJX as a Merchandising Allocation Intern in Planning. Every day I go into work excited to see how my department’s business did the previous day and week, and I love tracking that progress.
Janet S. Fink is a consummate academician, receiving critical acclaim for her research, teaching, and service. Her scholarship has exposed the flaws in marketing of women athletes and has contributed to a new era where female players are celebrated in advertisements for their athleticism rather than beauty.
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During her day-long visit to Isenberg, HTM graduate Victoria Vega ’88, a division vice president with the food and dining management firm Unidine, explored human resources and food management issues, in the classroom. In a schoolwide presentation, she shared insights in and personal stories devoted to crisis management.
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You’re a freshman, and you’ve got 4 fantastic years ahead of you to make the most of your time here in Isenberg and at UMass. Believe it or not, but many seniors yearn to be in your very position right now, and this isn’t because they’ve messed up in any sense: it’s because these are about to be some of the very best 4 years of your life.
In order to make the most out of freshman year, consider the tips below:
In August, accounting professor Bradley Bennett and a coauthor were honored by the American Accounting Association with the 2015 AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal for a paper that made "the most significant contribution to the practice of public accountancy." The paper explored the implications of mismatches in age, knowledge, and experience between staff-level auditors and the more experienced managers at clients with whom those auditors interact.
Finance professor Mila Getmansky Sherman and two colleagues have garnered considerable media attention for their broad survey of the hedge fund industry. The study, which contends that hedge fund earnings have been overstated, nevertheless offers a strong endorsement of their enduring value to the financial system.
From August 31-September 2, Isenberg's first-year class of Full-time MBA students participated in the second annual David C. O'Leary MBA Orientation Program. During the three-day "bootcamp," the students honed professional development skills, including networking, resume writing, improvising, interviewing, and making elevator pitches. The program's culminating event was a panel of senior-level executives, moderated by David O'Leary, who shared insights and advice with the students.
I interned for The Madison Square Garden Company this summer. I work for one of their three business segments, MSG Sports. I report to the group sales team and get to assist the team's sales reps daily as they sell lounges, suites, and group tickets for the Rangers, Knicks, and Liberty.
A study by Isenberg finance professor Nikolaos Artavanis documents widespread tax evasion in Greece's restaurant industry. The fiscal impact of a recent VAT tax increase in Greece "could be zero or negative because tax evasion will increase," he cautions.
A two-day simulation workshop attracted Online MBA students to Isenberg from as far away as Idaho, Ohio, and Virginia. The students squared off in five teams with decision-making authority for real-time simulations of a company's product sourcing, scheduling, and pricing decisions.
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After 17 years of exceptional leadership of the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, Professor Lisa Masteralexis has been appointed as Associate Dean for Administration in the Isenberg School of Management.
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Thirty students in the Isenberg course, Ubuntu & Business in South Africa, visited Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Soweto during a three-week class trip to South Africa in May. The students explored business and cultural venues and participated in several community service projects during their stay.