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.
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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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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On October 20, four Hospitality & Tourism Management students received scholarships at the New England Club Managers Association's (NECMA) annual awards Ceremony. Isenberg HTM students also played a key role in the October 7 David Meador Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament, a NECMA-run event that raises money for these student scholarships.
Developed by Isenberg's Director of Internships Kim Figueroa and her colleagues at the school's Chase Career Center, the course "Career and Professional Development," is equipping students with a roadmap for professional development success, giving them a competitive edge in job interviewing, networking, and skills for researching employers and industries.
UMass Amherst Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Katherine Newman was a guest speaker in our Fundamentals of Marketing class. She spoke about how university leaders need to think about marketing because they are in a competitive landscape to attract the best and brightest students.
In September, Cynthia Barstow, Isenberg marketing lecturer and founder of the campus group Protect Our Breasts, took a group of PoB students to the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore where she spoke to retailers about the dangers of chemicals in our every day products.
For the third year in a row, Isenberg's student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was among the society's Superior Chapters, reflecting its outstanding performance in professional, service, and organizational activities. Alumnus Dennis Hanno '90 PhD was also honored.
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Eighteen Isenberg students traveled to South Africa in the spring visited business and cultural venues in and around Johannesburg and Cape Town. They went behind the scenes at a leading marketing agency, a human resources firm, and the accounting firm, Deloitte. They toured a diamond mine, a winery, and a brewery. They also visited game reserves, Cape Town Soccer Stadium, and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison.
On a raw, rainy day in late April, twenty-five Isenberg student organizers of Supercuts SoccerFest exhibited uncommon leadership and resilience when weather-related challenges threatened their painstakingly planned tournament and festival.
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Five 2014 honors graduates who completed the Isenberg Finance capstone course "International Macro-Finance and Financial Crises" have returned from Greece, where they met with the country's prime minister, Antonis Samaras (second from left in photo), and other senior-level officials.
Isenberg's annual Scholarship Celebration on April 24 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke awarded more than $460,000 in privately funded scholarships and honors to 120 deserving students. The gathering of 300 students, parents, alumni, and faculty heard rousing remarks from Dean Fuller, Associate Undergraduate Dean Linda Shea, and Isenberg's Director of Development, Andrew Clendinneng.
Isenberg now ranks 36th in the nation in BusinessWeek's just-released annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools survey. Isenberg's current ranking rose nine places from 45th in 2013 and six places from 20th to 14th among public business schools.