On May 25, three UMass Amherst-based startups—all recipients of advice and technical assistance from Isenberg School of Management MBA Fellows working through the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship—were among 12 monetary award recipients/graduates of the Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) Accelerator program in Springfield.
The class of 2017 is breaking philanthropy records in the Senior Gift Challenge, giving at a rate that far exceeded their goal. Isenberg is successfully tapping seniors to think about giving back while they're still on campus, increasing young alumni donations and engagement.
In late April, a team of Isenberg undergraduates excelled in the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) in Santa Monica, placing first for their 10-minute presentation, second for their 90-minute presentation, and second in the “Ethics Biathlon,” which combined a four mile run with the ethics portion of the competition.
A team of four Isenberg sophomores emerged as first-place winners in Kohl’s Invitational Case Competition. The Isenberg team—The Kohl Kids—won the contest’s $5,000 grand prize, prevailing over 222 teams in the national competition.
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I am an intern at the Valley Blue Sox, a minor league baseball team located in Holyoke that is a member of the New England College Baseball League. Interns with this company get to be a part of almost every aspect of the team including marketing, sales, and operations.
This semester, I worked (and still work) for a real estate and roommate matchmaking start up company called ‘Perfect Strangers of NYC’. The start up is based out of NYC, and recently began a brand ambassador program here on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.
I have been working at Sullivan, Poulin & Payne, P.C. for a few months now and have been performing many different tasks around the office. One of my main responsibilities on a day-to-day basis is answering phones and speaking directly with clients who come into the office.
I worked on various projects for the American Street Hockey Institute, otherwise known as ASHI. ASHI is the governing body for street hockey in the United States and I have been conducting research as well as working on some other projects for them.
During my fall semester as a senior at UMass Amherst I was fortunate enough to be employed by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) in Springfield, MA as one of their Business Consultant Interns.
For the both fall and spring semesters of the academic year 2015-2016, I have been serving as the Events Director for the student-run radio station at UMass Amherst, WMUA 91.1FM. We work with other on-campus student organizations in bringing events such as concerts and open mic nights to the pioneer valley.
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.
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.”
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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.
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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.
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