On April 23, UMass Amherst hosted a final regional summit in this year’s $1 million Hult Foundation startup competition. Now in its twelfth year, the international competition challenges student entrepreneurs to solve social issues such as food security (the theme of this year’s challenge), water access, energy, education, and other priorities.
Isenberg’s Anna Nagurney has been getting calls from media outlets since it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic was leading to unusual supply chain shortages. Now that vaccines are being distributed, her knowledge of transportation logistics is making her a sought-after expert for national media outlets from NPR to the Wall Street Journal.
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Each Isenberg department has chosen a senior from the Class of 2021 to share a video speech for the May 14 online graduation celebration. Read about all seven outstanding senior speakers here:
Thomas Colucci, Accounting
Lindsey Guenther, Management
Lauren Markey, Finance
Wong, who is from Hillsborough, New Jersey, recently started working as the cabana manager at Travers Island, the New York Athletic Club’s property in Pelham, New York. She is currently working on building her team and getting the club prepped for a busy and fun summer.
Suchecki, who is from Groton, Mass., is graduating with dual degrees in marketing and political science. He’s planning to move to Washington, D.C., this summer to look for work on a communications team for a member of Congress.
Welter, who is from Lynnfield, Mass., recently accepted a short-term position as a digital platform consultant for Rachel's Table, a food redistribution center in Springfield. The grant-funded position was a result of her honors thesis case study focused on the organization. Starting in July, she will be starting full-time as a technology risk consultant in EY's Boston office.
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