A team of five Isenberg undergraduates scored two first-place and one second-place finish in the International Business Ethics Case Competition, on April 20-22 in Cambridge. The team explored First Amendment and other issues involving free-speech versus abusive messaging on a social networking site.
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Automated Controversy Detection, a startup business founded by UMass Amherst computer science 4th-year Ph.D. candidate Shiri Dori-Hacohen earned top honors of $35,000 in seed money on April 7th at the campus’s 2016 Innovation Challenge business plan competition. Coordinated by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, an Isenberg-based initiative that promotes entrepreneurship across the UMass Amherst campus, the multi-stage Challenge, in its culminating event of the year, featured six student teams that vied for $65,000 in awards.
The third annual Women of Isenberg Conference took place on February 28th in the UMass Amherst Campus Center. Put on by student organization Isenberg Women in Business, the event attracted 310 attendees and offered a full day of speakers, panel discussions, and networking
The annual Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) Career Day on March 2nd attracted 300 students and 68 companies. Dressed in their finest business attire, students attended the networking event with hopes of meeting potential employers. That included scheduled interviews with recruiters the next day.
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At the second annual McCormack Future Leaders Conference, industry speakers advised McCormack students on career avenues and issues. In separate sessions, specialists helped students explore challenges in marketing, sales and sponsorship, event and facilities management, finance, and athlete representation.
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The UMass chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) received honors at this year's national conference in Washington, D.C., including Chapter Presidents of the Year and Best Publicity Award.
At Isenberg, we’re making business education work harder by defining the “made-to-measure” MBA. Dean Fuller and current student Alexandra Maider recently sat down with business education website Poets & Quants to talk about Isenberg’s unique approach.
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The campus-wide Innovation Challenge business plan competition's new seed pitch component is propelling student teams, through mentoring, workshops, and targeted financial seeding. “We introduced the new phase to elevate and accelerate the larger event’s already high level of competition," notes Isenberg professor William Wooldridge, executive director of Isenberg's Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, which coordinates the Challenge.
In a visit to WEBS, "America's Yarn Store," students in Marc Weinberger's class, Managerial Perspectives on Marketing Strategy," talked business strategy with owners Steve and Kathy Elkins. Founded by Steve's parents, Art '57 and Barbara Elkins, WEBS is the nation's largest retailer of knitting supplies and services.
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HTM’s annual NYC Reception on November 12th at the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel attracted an enthusiastic gathering of alumni, students, faculty, and industry leaders. Ashley Goodhue '08 was honored with alumni award for her work at her successful start-up Ashley G. Productions.
Five alumni set the record straight in a panel discussion about careers in sales. In technology industries, sales have evolved to a partnership with clients that calls for strong listening and problem-solving skills. "They turn to us as a trusted advisor," said one of the panelists.
An MBA faculty panel on gender challenges in the workplace and the sports industry recounted obstacles in mobility and biases in interpersonal relations. The panel also noted progress, including leveraging gender allies and advocates.
Recently retired director of USD swaps at J.P. Morgan Gary Cameron '89 explored financial cycles, trading tactics, and financial bubbles in a talk with Isenberg students. A derivatives trader throughout his career, he also examined the psychology and skill sets of successful traders.
OIM Students Participate in Annual Bose Supply Chain Case Competition
October 30, 2015
A team of OIM seniors, including Ryan Olszewski, Deborah Lelah, Elan Radbil, and Michelle White, were selected to participate in the Bose Supply Chain Case Competition on Friday, September 25th. The full-day event challenged teams from various colleges, including Bentley and Babson, to analyze a case centered around people, process, and technology. Each of the teams made a formal presentation at the Bose Corporate Headquarters in Framingham, MA. The team performed admirably, receiving positive feedback from the judges, who had a combined 100 years of experience in supply chain and supporting technologies. Michele Burch, a lecturer in the OIM department, selected the student members and provided strategic guidance to the team.
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I am working for State Street’s Hadley branch in the Global Transaction Processing department as a Global Operations Processing Analyst. This position requires me to process trade tickets sent to State Street by our clients in order to successfully transfer their assets.
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I interned at TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing), a popular European fine-dining restaurant located in Beijing that also leads TRB Catering, TRB Wine, and Copper (a newly opened event space). As a Marketing Intern, I was responsible for writing advertisements such as flyers and press releases for promotions and special events distributed by social media, email, and mail.
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An HTM alumni panel offered career development advice and insights to freshmen and transfer students at the 14th annual HTM Welcome Reception for New Students. The panelists underscored the importance of internships and other experiential learning, personal adaptability, and networking.