Lunch & Learn
Advice and Tips to Secure a Job with Two Men and a Truck
When: September 28th from 12pm - 1pm
Where: 2nd floor of Riverfront Center, Student Lounge
Brittney Saultman, Two Men and a Truck, Human Resource Manager gives insight in how to secure a job in your field!
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The Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation held its Summer Entrepreneurship Institute camp for the first time on July 12-14.
High school juniors and seniors spent three days learning about multiple aspects of entrepreneurship, business, and marketing. The camp aims to help high school students understand entrepreneurship and the excitement surrounding new ventures that can solve real problems.
If there’s one thing Scott D. Johnson doesn’t want to hear his students say, it’s, “Know what I mean?”
The Dean of the School of Management, Johnson knows the importance of clear communication, and maybe that’s why he wasn’t surprised to find one day that the course that was the best indicator for success in business wasn’t necessarily a business class.
It was an English class.
The University of Michigan-Flint continues to evolve and is launching a series of new programs and changes this fall. There will be new degrees in every school and college within the university, as well as department changes to expand courses and specializations for students.
“The University of Michigan-Flint continuously evaluates its academic portfolio,” said UM-Flint Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Douglas Knerr. “The new degrees and reorganizations emphasize creativity, analytical skills, and problem solving. I am thankful for the many talents of our outstanding faculty, who developed these new programs to help our students expand their career options and talents.”
A UM-Flint professor is exploring what drives people to overwork and how it may influence their private lives. This research may help employers create a healthy and productive workplace atmosphere.
Associate Professor of Management Gregory Laurence will highlight these questions of work-family conflict and dynamics at an international conference later this month in Japan.
This past year, there were more than 700 international students attending UM-Flint – the most they have ever hosted.
“We are an international campus that has been progressing over the past decade,” says Dan Adams, International Center Director. “The reality is that having this identity isn’t just our students. It happens with the curriculum and student life make-up; it’s a matter of embracing what is here now. Diversity means nothing; it’s really about what you do with it. It’s how you incorporate it into your everyday life, your student and professional lives, your friendships and relationships.”
And UM-Flint is not short on diversity. Students hailing from China, India, South Korea, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Jamaica and even more countries decide to live, work, study and play in Flint.
Dr. Cathleen Miller, an associate professor of accounting at UM-Flint runs the university’s tax assistance program, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), which provides free help to those in the community.
She started it in 1984, as a student through the UM-Flint Accounting Club, and remained heavily involved since becoming a faculty member in 1998. Miller formed a course in 2005 for the VITA program. She continues to teach the course.
The Hagerman Student Scholars program has been expanded for the 2016-2017 academic year by adding two additional students to the lineup for its annual Hagerman Student Scholar Award. The Hagerman Student Scholar award was created in 2015 to support future entrepreneurs. Hagerman Student Scholars become ambassadors of the Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation located inside the School of Management.
UM-Flint senior Greg Hooper was energized throughout his recent trip to Detroit.
Hooper, and two others from the Flint campus, spent the day with peers from the Ann Arbor campus last month, visiting startups in Detroit, meeting with alumni, and networking. He was one of 49 University of Michigan students participating in DTrek, a program of The Center for Entrepreneurship, which is part of the university’s College of Engineering in Ann Arbor.
The School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint will be expanding in 2016 with two new instructional departments.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved on Thursday, May 19, the addition of a Department of Accounting, Finance, and International Business, as well as a Department of Management and Marketing.
Both departments take effect in spring of 2016, and represent a major change to the way SOM is structured.
Vino Raj wants to bring entertainment to “a new level” in downtown Flint. And thanks to University of Michigan-Flint, his aspirations are closer to reality.
The UM-Flint graduate student is working with two business partners on a venture that would merge “different forms of entertainment, such as live action role-playing, puzzles, treasure hunts, and interactive team work.”