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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There are some key differences between in-person interviews and phone interviews: The length of the interview, the style of questions that are asked, and the feel of the interview itself. Most phone interview rounds are used to screen many candidates to fill a few in-person interview spots, and so it’s very important that you make sure to approach the phone interview strategically. This will help you maximize your chances of advancing to the next round of interviews.
How should you tackle the phone interview?
1) Show that you fit the job description Considering the phone interview is usually the first of several interviews, your interviewer isn’t usually looking for an intense amount of technical know-how. Instead, you should study the job description of the position for which you are applying, and be able to discuss your relevant skills/experience for each part of it.
Haven’t connected with any UMass or Isenberg alumni on LinkedIn? No problem. Don’t have a Premium LinkedIn account? No problem. Don’t have a LinkedIn account at all? You should make one right now.
There is a quick and easy trick to finding and connecting with UMass and Isenberg alumni on LinkedIn that most people aren’t aware of. Here’s what you have to do:
"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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Interviews can be stressful, overwhelming, and nerve-wracking. On the other hand, they can also be interesting, fun, and self-fulfilling. Employers interview hundreds of thousands of candidates, and if you’ve landed an interview, you are another number in that bunch. Want to be more than just a number? Here are 6 ways to be interesting and stand out during your “generic” interview:
Get Your Interviewer Talking. People love to talk about themselves, and when you show a genuine interest in someone else’s life, skills, and accomplishments, they have a fond memory of who you are, and they are more likely to remember you.
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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I’ll be the one to say it: freshmen, you have a huge advantage over sophomores, juniors, and even seniors. It’s true that upperclassmen have a better shot at getting top internships, especially in accounting/finance. Often, companies don’t open applications to sophomores or freshmen, but that’s not because they’re not interested in you.
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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You’ve probably heard it a million times: Do your research on the company before you walk into an interview!
But what does that mean? Does that mean memorize a bunch of stuff that you can regurgitate during an interview in order to impress the interviewer with how you know every little thing the company has ever done or every foreign acquisition it has made in the last 6 months? Nope.
Key aspects to research and why include…
1) Skills and Experience that are important to a company
What better way to find out what a company is looking for than to do some digging? Key places to look include 1) job postings by the organization and 2) its career website.