Robert Manning’s graduation speech

This past weekend, UMass Lowell held Commencement for the class of 2011. This event was absolutely amazing. There was excitement in the air as students, staff, and family took their seats inside of the Tsongas Center.

Although all of the speakers were incredible, one of the speakers stood out to me the most. Robert Manning is a COM Alumni, and is currently the CEO for Boston-based MFS Investments. Mr. Manning spoke about how he rose to the top, and he also spoke of how to become a success out in the real world.

Below is the video of his speech. I suggest watching it, because he makes a lot of great suggestions to students and graduates. (In my opinion, his most helpful point was that about expecting the unexpected.)

Robert and Donna Manning have recently invested $5,000,000 to the upcoming Robert Manning School of Business here at UMass Lowell.

The College Of Management is the place to be!

Have any questions?
If you have any questions contact Dr. Frank Andrews, Associate Dean for the College of Management, 978.934.2816 or frank_andrews@uml.edu

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Smart Start Orientation

If you’ve been accepted to UMass Lowell, you must sign up and attend orientation! At orientation, you will learn the ways of a UML student, meet Advisors, and meet other students! ( I’m still friends with people I met at orientation!)

For the College of Management, there are a few specific dates which you may register.

College of Management:

  • Tuesday, June 14
  • Friday, June 24
  • Tuesday, July 19
  • Thursday, July 21
  • Wednesday, August 10
  • Thursday, August 11
  • Wednesday, August 24

To register, follow the directions at this link!

REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION!

For the full list of dates, please see the following page:

http://www.uml.edu/freshmen/orient/students_sched.html


Have any questions?
If you have any questions contact Dr. Frank Andrews, Associate Dean for the College of Management, 978.934.2816 or frank_andrews@uml.edu

Questions for the blogger?
Contact Matt Lawson by leaving a comment below, or e-mail! Matthew_lawson1@student.uml.edu

Cooperative Educational Opportunities

Cooperative Education
comes to the College of Management
!

Beginning in Fall 2011 COM students will have the opportunity be part of an academically integrated cooperative education program. The first cohort of 30 students will be enrolling in the one-credit Professional Development Seminar which will provide students with the necessary structure, resources and support to successfully secure and engage in their first co-op work experience. Students will choose between 3 or 6 month co-ops, gain a competitive edge in the job market and earn a salary while on co-op which can assist in offsetting college expenses.

Co-op exposes students to the real world of work and to career options while promoting a sense of independence and professional maturity. It also increases opportunities for career positions following graduation. A 2010 Research Brief from the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University reported that internship and co-ops are replacing the traditional starting job that most new college graduates entered just five years ago.

To learn more about the co-op option in COM, students can contact Martina Witts, Assistant Director of Co-op (Management) in the Career & Co-op Center at Martina_Witts@uml.edu .

Concentrations; CHOOSE WISELY!

Want to be part of the College of Management (COM), but not sure what the possibilities are?


The College of Management (COM) has EIGHT undergraduate concentrations from which to choose! The COM has everything you need to finish faster with an excellent degree for the career you want, starting with a wide selection of degree programs in high-demand fields. Whatever degree you pursue, we’ll help you major in success. When you think of the College of Management you need to think of Quality, Selection and Availability.

CONCENTRATIONS:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management
    Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management

Let us help you MAP your academic
curriculum to match your career goals.

To end this entry, I thought you might like to see the welcome celebration for the transfer students that spontaneously broke out on University Ave last year! (It’s crazy how quickly the clothing trends change, huh?)


Have any questions?
If you have any questions contact Dr. Frank Andrews, Associate Dean for the College of Management, 978.934.2816 or frank_andrews@uml.edu

Questions for the blogger?
Contact Matt Lawson by leaving a comment below, or e-mail! Matthew_lawson1@student.uml.edu

Want to join a growing community? (IMPORTANT INFO!)

Want
to be a UMass Lowell student? Being one myself, I can guarantee that a
UMass education will help you grow as a student, and as a person. The
people you will meet and the lessons you will learn will give you the
experience of a lifetime.


Are you going to take my word for it? If so, apply asap! The deadline is coming up. Here is the info:

Transfer Application Deadlines
Application for the Fall semester:July 1

Please note that this deadline is a priority deadline meaning that we would like for you to get your application
in before this date to ensure a timely decision.However, we will still gladly accept applications with official transcripts after this date and encourage any student who wishes to apply to do so until the first week of classes.Finally,course
availability during the beginning of the semestermay impact the student’s ability to register for his/her preferred courses.
Classes are filling quickly so please get your deposit in as soon as possible!

Academic Calendar for fall 2011

As a transfer student, you should be aware of the key academic dates that are coming up for
the fall 2011! Here is a link to the PDF
:


UMass Lowell Community College Transfer
Scholarship

You may be eligible for a scholarship! Please review the following information to find out:



Have any questions?
If you have any questions contact Dr. Frank Andrews, Associate Dean for the College of Management, 978.934.2816 or frank_andrews@uml.edu

Questions for the blogger?
Contact Matt Lawson by leaving a comment below, or e-mail! Matthew_Lawson1@student.uml.edu

Welcome!

Dear students, transfer students, or future students,

Welcome to Management Media! From this day forward, this will be a blog dedicated to transfer students looking to join UMass Lowell’s College of Management.

With the help of Frank Andrews (Associate Dean; College of Management), I will update this page frequently with important information on the College of Management. I will also write about current events, advice to students, and information on helpful departments at UMass Lowell.

My personal goal is to make this a fun blog for you to read. As you will notice in future posts, I don’t like to write in a “robotic” voice. I’m a student, and I wouldn’t be interested in reading something that sounds like a textbook!

So if you’re a current COM student, a transfer student, or are looking to join the UMass Lowell community, I strongly suggest you visit this blog regularly! You never know what you might learn.

Adios,
Matt Lawson