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WILLIAM G. ROHRER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MBA BRIEFS Volume 23, Issue 3 January-February 2011 5 t h A n n u a l M BA N e t wo r k i n g E v e n t Inside this issue: followed by a large salad and sert buffet and raffle prizes. Are You Eligible to Walk at 2 Commencement? dinner buffet. There will be a Since last year’s large raffle Rowan University Career Fair 2 networking activity that will prizes of netbooks were such a break the ice and get everyone hit we hope to do something Professor Spotlight: Dr. James Roh 2 mingling, socializing and having a similar this year in addition to good time. This will allow atten- an opportunity to win one of Ask an Alum...Career Exploration Night 3 Please join the Rohrer College dees to make professional connec- the many other raffle prizes Career Outlook for MBAs 3 of Business for the 5th Annual tions and chat with professors, donated by local businesses. MBA Networking Event. It will classmates, and alumni. The The MBA Networking event is Beta Gamma Sigma 3 be held on Friday, April 8th Rohrer College of Business has sure to be a good time and you Summer Course Schedule 4 from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. at invited the College’s Business cannot beat the price. You get The Mansion in Voorhees. The Advisory Board with senior an evening out, dinner, dessert, Volunteer with Non-Profits 4 Mansion on Main Street is a new members from many large com- a guest speaker presentation, a venue for the event but the panies. This will provide an addi- free gift just for attending, and a Keep us Informed for the location has award winning tional opportunity to network opportunity to enhance your MBA Briefs chefs, beautiful views and even with professionals. There will be professional network. Don’t forget to let us know about an outdoor area for cocktail a guest speaker at the event. The your achievements, promotions, employment changes, engage- hour. Soup will be served evening will close out with a des- ments, weddings, projects or awards! Send us your questions or suggestions for the MBA Pro- gram. We want to know what's Vot e f o r M BA P ro f e s s o r o f t h e Y e a r going on in your life and your experience in the MBA Program! Please take the time to vote and have completed THREE OR To vote go to: http:// honor one of your favorite MBA MORE courses may nominate a www.surveymonkey.com/s/ Rowan University MBA Office Email: Professors so that they can be professor. Students may only vote MBAProfessoroftheYear email@example.com recognized as the “MBA Professor ONCE. This is to ensure the ob- Phone: (856) 256 - 4024 of the Year.” The winner will be jectivity of the nomination process announced at this year’s MBA and that all participants will have Networking Event on April 8th. enough experience in the program Only CURRENT students who to select a professor of merit. Page 2 MBA BRIEFS A r e you El i gib l e to wal k At Comm enc em ent ? Are you almost The deadline to apply to walk at graduation then hand carry the form to the Registrar’s Office. finished school is April 1,2011. Late applications will be ac- If you were unable to attend the Commencement in May and only cepted until April 15th, however if applying Student Information Meeting, you may find a copy have one to two late your name will not appear in the Com- of the PowerPoint presentation online at courses to finish mencement program. When filling out the www.rowan.edu/commencement. On April in the Summer? application be sure to check off “summer 5th-7th, there will be a Grad Fair to purchase your Then you are graduation” at the top of the application and cap and gown from the bookstore between eligible to walk fill out the yellow box on the left hand side of 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Commencement re- at graduation in May. To apply to walk at the application. List the remaining courses hearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 11, at graduation please fill out the Graduation that must be completed in the summer on the 9:00a.m. at Wacker Stadium. The actual graduate Application located at http:// left hand side. Once you complete your por- commencement ceremony will be held Thursday, www.rowan.edu/provost/registrar/ tion of the application you must bring it to the May 12, at 5:30p.m. at Wacker Stadium. graduation.html MBA Office in Bunce 218 to be signed and Rowan university Career Fair The Career and Graduate School fair is lished in the Rowan News, more than 350 conservative colors such as black, navy blue, scheduled for February 22 from students and alumni attended the career fair dark brown, and dark gray paired with a 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. in the Recreation last year. light color shirt. Center. The event is expected to host The CAP Center offers several tips for the 2. Turn off your cell phone. 100 employers in business, government, students attending. 3. Be Independent: You look more serious and retail, as well as representatives for 1. Dress to impress. It is better to be over walking around alone. leading graduate schools. Some of the dressed than under-dressed. Women 4. Bring well written copies of your resume. companies who have committed to attend should wear a suit with a knee-length skirt 5. Ask for business cards. This will allow the Rowan Career Fair are representatives and a tailored blouse. Ladies, keep your you to follow up with a thank you card or from: Target, NorthWestern Mutual, accessories and make up to a minimum and email to the employer. It will also give you Fasternal, TD Bank, Walgreens, Aerotek, wear closed toe shoes that are no more than the opportunity to reiterate your interest in Wawa Markets, and Wells Fargo. Ac- an inch and a half tall. working for the employer. cording to the article, Find a Job!, pub- Men should wear two-piece suits in Professor Spotlight: Dr. James Roh Dr. James Roh joined the Rohrer College affects eternity, he can never tell where his Outside of the classroom Dr. Roh enjoys of Business in the Fall of 2009 however he influence stops.”...My primary goal is to be playing soccer and taking a walk with his is new to teaching courses at the MBA a meaningful and lasting influence for stu- wife and two daughters. In fact, one level. We are pleased to announce that dents, like a few who have been in my life. interesting thing about Dr. Roh that you he will be teaching a section of Managerial It is my belief that teaching is not only about would not know, is that his wife regards him Decision Making Tools this summer. conveying the knowledge of a subject, but as a good singer and she has requested him When asked why he wanted to become a also making a difference in the lives of each to sing a song for her on this Valentine’s professor at Rowan he had many reasons student. Day! I know we would all like to get a tape including his affinity toward the students Dr. Roh’s research interest is in how firms of that! Dr. Roh is involved in several and faculty, the high standards and poten- increase market responsiveness through professional organizations including Beta tial he saw for the school, and its vicinity supply chain management. In particular how Gamma Sigma, Decision Science Institute, to the city. When asked what his main to increase supply chain responsiveness via and Eastern Academy of Management. He goals were as a professor, he responded, technology, strategy, and demand also serves as a member of the International “Henry B. Adams once said “A teacher management. Symposium and Global Supply Chain. Volume 23, Issue 3 Page 3 Ask an Alum...Career Exploration Night The Ask an Alum Career Exploration Night careers, resumes, and other professional is- in the Ask an Alum event and it could be a great is hosted by the Rowan University Career sues. The event is free and open to all Rowan opportunity to engage in casual conversation with and Academic Planning Center and the University students. It will be held on Thurs- individuals who have been where you are and have Rowan Alumni Association. The goal of the day, March 3rd from 7:00p.m. to 9:00pm. in made it in their career. For more information event is to have alumni meet with current the Student Center Eynon Ballroom. contact the Career and Academic Planning students and answer their questions about Several of our MBA Alumni have participated Center. Career Outlook for MBA’s By James Jordan trend is expected to continue, as the economic As the job market improves, you want to be The U.S. economy is still feeling the effects recovery gains steam. Starting salaries have sure that you are doing everything possible to of the worst economic downturn since the remained steady since 2010, but that may be take advantage of career opportunities as they great depression. Overall unemployment changing. According poetsandquants.com, a become available. stands at nearly 10%. However, there are leading MBA social network, “Pay packages for signs of life in the hiring picture, especially MBAs who graduated over the last decade are for M.B.A. graduates. According to the continuing to grow as the global economy ap- Wall Street Journal, 64% of companies plan pears to be on the mend.” M.B.A. graduates to hire M.B.A. graduates in 2011. This is an should expect to see continued improvement in increase from 60% in 2010. The Graduate hiring trends, along with increasing overall Management Admissions Council notes that, compensation packages. Networking remains a "As the economy recovers, the demand for key component of your job search. Be sure to management grows, and the M.B.A. market start taking advantage of networking is one of the easiest targets to go after.” This opportunities early in your M.B.A. program. Beta Gamma Sigma Invitations to become a Members receive special benefits including leadership skills. There is also a Philadelphia member of Beta Gamma discounts on insurance, publications, Area Alumni network that hosts networking Sigma are being sent out at financial services, and professional attire. events in the area to help build professional the end of February. Beta They also have an exclusive “Career connections among fellow members. Gamma Sigma is the Central” service open to members that list international honor society jobs, tips and advice, as well as continuing If inducted you will receive blue and yellow serving business programs education information. All new student chords to wear at graduation to denote your accredited by AACSB members receive a one-year subscription to honors. This is not an honor you will want to International. Membership Fortune Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek. pass up so if you receive an invitation please be in Beta Gamma Sigma is the There are also scholarship opportunities sure to join. This is a lifetime membership so highest recognition a busi- available to BGS members in each chapter. you will reap the benefits of being a member of ness student anywhere in Beta Gamma Sigma for years to come. the world can receive in a Beta Gamma Sigma hosts a student Leader- business program accredited ship forum to give students from all over by AACSB International. the country a chance to improve their Career Events on and Off Campus MBA Networking Event Rowan Foundation Scholarship We are now a member of The April 8th 2011, 60:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. Program Philadelphia Area MBA/Graduate The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees, NJ There are several scholarship opportunities Business Consortium available for continuing full-time MBA stu- Stay tuned for upcoming events VITA Volunteer Tax Services dents. Students can apply through the Office February 1st to April 13 (excluding the of Financial Aid website: http:// week of March 14th-18th). www.rowan.edu/provost/financialaid/ Visit the New York Stock Exchange and Campbell Library Suite 135 ContinuingStudentsScholarships.htm the Bloomberg Company Tuesdays from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. The Financial Management Association (FMA) Wednesdays from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. is organizing a trip this Friday. February 18th. Saturday, February 19th and March 26th A bus will be leaving Rowan at 7:00a.m. and from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. returning around 5:00p.m. If you haven't signed up for the trip and are interested in Ask An Alum attending, please email Dr. Jia Wang at Thursday, March 3rd from 7:00pm.- firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of 9:00p.m. birth, Banner ID, and cell phone number. Student Center Eynon Ballroom. Summer Course Did You Schedule 30563 Special Topics in Entrepreneur- Know ? ship: New Venture Creation On Campus - June 6 to July 28, 2011 Online- July 5th to August 29th Byrd Did you know that the Rohrer 30704 Managerial Decision Making Tools 30599 Financial Decision Making MW 8:15p.m. to 10:45p.m. Roh College of Business MBA Program is Online- May 10 to July 4th Staff 30706 Special Topics: Retailing on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook? 30562 Designing, Developing, & Leading MW 5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. Staff Are you following us on Twitter, High-Performance Organizations 30044 Issues in Finance friends with us on Facebook, or Online- May 10th to July 4th Banutu-Gomez MW 5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. Isik connected to us on LinkedIn? If not, 30600 Managing Organizational Strategy Online- July 5th to August 29th Fisher now is the time to do so. Our social networks are the best way to hear the latest news on upcoming events, Volunteer wi th Non -Profi ts job opportunities, and share your Are you interest in working with our students to help thoughts. interested in better their organization. Services could include using what you developing marketing plans, business plans, have learned in financial analysis and forecasting, or simply classes to help volunteer services. This could be a great way to local non-profit build your resume and increase your involvement organizations? in the local community. If this is something you Several organizations including the South Jersey think you would be interested in please contact Land and Water Trust, Court Appointed the MBA Program Director, James Jordan Special Advocates (CASA), and the Camden through email at email@example.com or by County Habitat for Humanity have expressed telephone at 856-256-5220 for more information.
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