Friday, April 2, 2010

Week in Review, April 3 to 9

 We've got another full week coming up - lots of opportunities to explore majors and what you'll do with them after you graduate!

Monday, April 5, 11:00am; Thursday, April 8 at 2:00pm; or Friday April 9 at 11:00am.  BDIC Information Session.  Can't find exactly what you’re looking for in a major on campus? Come to an information session where you can learn all about designing your own major in BDIC.  Goodell 608. 

Tuesday, April 6 and/or Wednesday, April 7, 5:30pm.  Isenberg School of Management Information Session for On-Campus Transfers to the BBA (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing Operations Management), Hospitality & Tourism Management, or Sport Management majors. Each program offers a different curriculum and has a different set of requirements for admission.  It is important that students fully explore all of their options prior to applying.  This exploration includes reviewing requirements for admission as well as learning about what each program's curriculum entails.  Any current UMass Amherst student who is interested in learning more about the Isenberg School is strongly encouraged to attend an information session, and may need to attend two different sessions to get information about different programs.  ISOM 206

Tuesday, April 6 – Thursday, April 8, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  VASMA Presents "Coming Home."  UMass VASMA will be presenting a two-day series highlighting service members and the issues they face, as experienced by student veterans. On April 6th we will be screening the HBO film "Taking Chance" with Kevin Bacon, followed by a student veteran panel titled "UMass Soldier Stories."  After the screening, UMass student veterans from multiple military branches will hold a panel answering questions and highlighting their experiences while overseas, as well as their experience with adapting to student life.  Campus Center.

Wednesday, April 7, 7:00 pm.  Panel Discussion: The Department of Communication Alumni Career Night. Wondering what you’d do with a degree in Communication?  Come and find out at a panel discussion featuring alumni of the Department talking about the many different careers and activities they are engaged in. Get advice on what kinds of things you should be doing regarding your own future career.  In addition to five panelists, there will also be conversations with alumni in other states and other countries via Skype.  Food and drinks from Antonio's Pizza will be served.  Register for the event; space is limited.  Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell.
Panelists include:
- Mr. James Daddona '82, freelance sports producer/director (ESPN, NHL, NCAA, NBC, NESN)
- Mr. Erik Ewers '91, editor with Florentine Films
- Ms. Nadia Guessous '96, Five College fellow in the department of women's and gender studies at Amherst College
- Ms. Erin Martin Kane '91, principal with EMK Public Relations
- Mr. Adam Martignetti '01, chief of staff, Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
- Ms. Lori Osborne '96, customer business planning manager with CPG Sales at ConAgra Foods

Thursday, April 8, 11:00am.  RefWorks Workshop.  The first part of each workshop covers how to access RefWorks, import references from library databases and catalogs, retrieve and manage citations, and create bibliographies using various citation styles (e.g. MLA or APA).  The second part covers in-depth applications such as Write-N-Cite for adding references to a Word document and RefShare for sharing folders with other researchers.  Integrated Sciences Building, 3rd Floor.

Thursday, April 8, 4-5:30pm.  Communication Major – Information Meeting for Prospective Majors.  Machmer E-33.

Thursday, April 8, 6:00 pm.  Student-Alumni Networking Event: Dinner with Strangers.  UMass Amherst alumni and students come together over dinner and network about life after college. UMass Amherst alumni host current students at their dinner table on campus to share personal and professional experiences and stories. Each student may select the alumnus/a they would like to dine with in an informal setting. Join us for a night of networking and fun. It's more than just a meal – it's a part of the student experience!  Business professional attire is recommended. Advance registration is required, as seating is limited. TO REGISTER, call the Student Alumni Association (SAA) at 800.456.8627 or 413.545.2317. Memorial Hall.
Alumni hosts include (with additional hosts coming soon):
- Mr. Boutilier '01, Computer Science; Vice President and Production Manager with Anzovin Studio in Northampton, MA
- Jonathan Fortescue '89, English, Linguistics and German; Managing Director with J. Robert Scott Executive Search in Boston, MA
- Denise Gaudet '77, Economics; Assistant General Counsel with Sovereign Bank in Boston, MA
- James O. Pearson '78, Mechanical Engineering; President of J.O.P. Consulting in Holliston, MA

Friday, April 9, 1:00pm.  Getting the Most out of your Public Health Practicum.  Listen to presentations from current graduate students and Career Planning on how Public Health graduate students can get the most out their upcoming practicums.  Arnold House, Room 321.
Presentations of Practicums by Current Students:
• Alexander Nits, Epidemiology, “Assessment and Surveillance of Health Problems in Hampshire and Franklin Counties”
• George Kamukala, Community Health Education, "Is drinking water from the tap safe? A close look at the West Springfield Water Department”
Planning for Your Practicum:
• Mary Ellen Liseno, Assistant Director for Career Planning, “Getting the Most out of your Public Health Practicum”

Friday, April 9, 2:00pm.  Public Health Sciences Information Session with the Associate Dean Dan Gerber.  Incoming SPHHS students are invited to come and chat with the Associate Dean.  412 Arnold House.

Friday, April 9, 3:00pm.  Public Health Sciences: Group Advising Session.  If you are interested in declaring or switching to the Public Health Sciences major, or if you have recently joined the major, you should attend one of these information sessions to learn about opportunities, courses, sequencing courses, and the field in general.  412 Arnold House.

Friday, April 9, 3:00 pm.  Find a Public Health Internship or Volunteer Opportunity.  This workshop will introduce students to strategies for finding public health summer internships or volunteer opportunities in order to enhance academic learning and classroom experiences on campus.  321 Arnold.

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