Going into my senior year I knew I wanted to find an internship that will give me a new set of experiences that I can take with me post graduation. I was very interested in the Lord Jeffery Inn because I’ve stayed there before and I knew they always held different kinds of events throughout the year.
FILTER BY:Students, Chase: Isenberg Interns, Career
Nefertiti Walker, assistant professor with the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, will lead Isenberg’s diversity initiatives as its first Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Professor Walker will bring experience and proactivity to the school’s commitment to an increasingly inclusive culture. That includes greater diversity and inclusiveness among students, faculty, and staff.
Family, friends, faculty, and donors gathered in the Mullins Center to celebrate a group of extraordinary scholarship and award recipients. Honorees included stand out students and alumni with notable professional and academic careers. “Year after year, our students and alumni continue to exceed our expectations” said Janet Fink, Department Chair. “The [recipient’s] collective list of accomplishments is astounding.”
Department News, Students, Sport Management, Sport Management, Alumni (+)
Department News, Students, Sport Management, Sport Management, Alumni, Events, Dept Only
ElectroPure, a student team and developer of a water treatment/purification device for homes, schools, and other small-scale water systems, took first-place honors in the finals of the 2017 Innovation Challenge business plan competition on April 6th.
A recent article in the leading industry trade journal SportsBusiness Journal by McCormack senior lecturer and internship director Tony Lachowetz underscores the value of experiential learning for sport management students.
Experiential Learning, Sport Management, Student Organizations, Undergraduate, Faculty (+)
Experiential Learning, Sport Management, Student Organizations, Undergraduate, Faculty, Leadership
In February, 350 students, alumni, faculty, and staff attended the fourth annual Women of Isenberg conference, which brings together women from all career levels to talk about their unique experiences and challenges as women in business.
MBA Online, UG Online, Students, Operations & Information Management, Alumni (+)
MBA Online, UG Online, Students, Operations & Information Management, Alumni, Events & Activities, Doctoral, Speakers, Faculty, Sport Management, Student Organizations, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Management, MBA, Marketing, MBA, Undergraduate, Operations & Information Management, Masters, Sport Management, Alumni, Student Experience, Events, Undergraduate, Career, Doctoral, Marketing, Faculty, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Leadership, Management
Professor Charles Schewe’s course, Tools for Professional Success, gives students the opportunity to explore real business challenges for different clients and propose solutions during a final presentation. Peter Warren '17, Liz Imbrogna '17 and Rachel Kirshtein '17 were assigned to Peter Pan Bus Lines. Their research targeted the Northeast's college student population along with opportunities for Peter Pan's charter services and general ridership.
Internships are critical, emphasized keynoter Kate Hogan ’05 at the third annual McCormack Future Leaders Conference on February 11. The UMass graduate was one of eight industry professionals who mentored fifty students during the daylong McCormack event.
Isenberg News, Students, Sport Management, Student Organizations, Undergraduate (+)
Isenberg News, Students, Sport Management, Student Organizations, Undergraduate, Masters, Sport Management, Student Experience, Career, Corporate
The Chase Career Center's "Interview Ninja" workshop is one of seven in its Career Navigator Seminar Series that prepares students for job searching and interviews. Upcoming seminars will cover co-ops, advanced use of LinkedIn, professional branding, and more.
It’s a Cinderella story in the making. In their first immersion in a major collegiate sales competition, four Isenberg undergrads representing the school’s recently launched Sales Club were third runners-up at the venerable Northeast Intercollegiate Sales Competition (NISC) in November. The Isenberg students excelled in a field of 19 colleges and universities and 120 students. In the contest, at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, students (four and five per institution) role-played 10-minute videotaped sales calls with private industry “partners” serving as fictional sales prospects.
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management Students Leaders Club had the Curry Hicks Cage humming from December 9th to the 11th, where they hosted their 6th annual Pioneer Valley Tip-Off featuring 21 teams from throughout New England.
FILTER BY:Department News, Students, Sport Management, Sport Management, Dept Only
After making a splash with her student team in November at Princeton University’s HackPrinceton hackathon, Nabanita De, a UMass Amherst master’s student in Computer Science, turned to the Isenberg-based Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship for business advice.
The pursuit of business and social goals in “hybrid” social enterprises was a key theme in the second annual Social Entrepreneurship Day, on December 6th in the Student Union’s Cape Cod Lounge. Coordinated by the Isenberg-based Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, the day-long event featured a keynote presentation by Cornell University/ILR School professor Marya Besharov and separate practitioner and academic panels.
Isenberg's Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society chapter, along with some of its students and advisor Cathy Lowry, has once again been honored for their work within the group in professional, leadership, and service activities.
Dean Mark A. Fuller recently sat down with BusinessWest editor George O’Brien for a discussion about Isenberg’s dramatically improved national reputation and our aspirations to elevate it further. In the interview—the magazine’s current cover feature—he outlined the strategic and tactical elements that we will continue to deploy in growing Isenberg’s reputational capital. He also underscored the importance of measurable execution in that pursuit.
The Berthiaume Center was proud to host the kickoff event for this year’s Innovation Challenge, where students from Geography, Chemistry, Management, and Mechanical Engineering took home prizes. This Minute Pitch Competition boasted a greater variety of disciplines represented, an increase in number of graduate student participants, and greater quality of ideas than we have seen in the past. Over 60 teams from across campus submitted applications to compete in the event and 31 were selected to present their ideas to an audience of approximately 150 and a panel of 5 judges.
“What are the true opportunities for cross-pollination in a world sports community? What skills and network will you need?” asked sports agent/marketing innovator J.B. Bernstein ’91 in Professor Todd Crosset’s graduate course, Social Historical Foundations of Sport. The UMass grad is best known for creating The Million Dollar Arm contest in India, which generated the first two athletes from India to sign professional sports contracts in North America.
Isenberg News, Students, Speakers, Sport Management, MBA (+)
Isenberg News, Students, Speakers, Sport Management, MBA, Undergraduate, Masters, Sport Management, Alumni, Career, Entrepreneurship, Marketing
Isenberg students gained valuable insights and sharpened their analytical and presentation skills on September 30th at the school’s first Annual Isenberg Ethics Competition. The five-hour event featured an inspiring keynote speaker, workshops that explored ethical issues and case competition skills, and the competition itself. In the latter, five teams—each with two Isenberg students—squared off to dissect ethical decision points at a banking company.