Friday, April 27, 2012

Corp. Accounting Intern - Raytheon

Intern-Corporate accounting and benefits finance
Waltham, MA United States

Internship description:

This internship position provides experience in various areas across the Chief Accounting Officer's Department, including corporate accounting and benefits finance activities.  The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Participation in financial statement close process including preparing account reconciliations and analysis and work related to the SEC financial reporting preparation (Form 10-Q)Excel, word and database knowledge
Sarbanes Oxley controls analysis

Preparation of corporate fringe forward pricing brochure and fringe incurred cost submissions which are provided to the businesses for overhead rate update purposes

Assistance in preparation of pension and 401(k) annual financial statement filings

Participation in audit support as needed, including DCAA and PWC

Participation in ad hoc special projects, as needed

Required skills:

Enrollment in undergraduate program in Accounting or Finance

Click this link to apply: 

  • Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide.
    Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Full-time Job for Spring 2012 Graduates (BS degree)

    Full-time Job Announcement

    Lapointe Insurance Agency

    For 50 years, Lapointe Insurance ( has been providing personal service and expert advice to meet the needs of your family, home, and business. Lapointe Insurance is headquartered in Fall River, Massachusetts with other locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

    The agency is recruiting a full-time insurance agent and is accepting resumes from Charlton College of Business students.  Candidates should be May 2012 graduates with majors in marketing or finance however, any business major will be considered.

    The key qualities that Lapointe looks for in a candidate for the position of for Insurance Agent (or Account Executive) are:

    Analytical skills. Insurance sales agents must evaluate the characteristics of each client to determine the appropriate insurance policy.

    Customer-service skills. Insurance sales agents must be able to communicate effectively with customers by listening to their requests and suggesting suitable policies.

    Initiative. Insurance sales agents need to actively seek out new customers to maintain a flow of commissions.

    Self-confidence. Insurance sales agents should be confident when making “cold” calls (calls to prospective customers who have not been contacted before). They must speak clearly and persuasively and maintain their composure if rejected.

    Below is the job description for this position.

    JOB TITLE:                                      INSURANCE AGENT (Producer)
    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:       President
    JOB PURPOSE:                               Production of new business

    1.      Prospect for new commercial accounts.
    2.      Round-out existing personal and commercial accounts.
    3.      Develop assigned number of Ex dates per year
    4.      Prospect Files must be completed at time an application is submitted..
    5.      Review accounts using Risk Management Techniques and provide appropriate risk treatment recommendations.
    6.      Document all underwriting activity.
    7.      Prepare complete submissions.
    8.      Prepare automated proposals .
    9.      Assist account manager in negotiations with carrier
    10.  Assure that DB or financing options are met.

    1.      Prepare quotes and applications, submits to insured for signature, submit to carrier and follow up for timely response.
    2.      Prepare proposals as needed for renewal presentation.
    3.      Actively refer clients to life and personal lines department for solicitation of new business.
    4.      Assure that DB or financing options are met.

    1.      Welcome customers and maintain a friendly office atmosphere.  Clients should be treated with courtesy and high level of respect.
    2.      Provide quality client interaction.
    3.      Set priorities and manage workflow to ensure that new business & client retention responsibilities are met.
    4.      Maintain cordial and effective relationships with clients, co- workers and insurance company staff.  Co-operate with clients and management to ensure our FIVE STAR standards are met.                                                                                   
    5.      Keep a positive and professional attitude at all times.  Maintain professional standards for dress and office etiquette.

    1.      Use sound judgment in decision making for decisions within your authority & include the appropriate people when needed.
    2.      Exhibit dependability by keeping attendance within company standards.  Requests for time off should be made with as much notice as possible.
    3.      Improve job knowledge by participating in agency meetings, attending seminars and achieving industry designations.
    4.      Assist in any other projects as directed by management.

    Interested students should send their resumes and cover letter to: William H. Lapointe, President via email at:
    The plan is for Mr. Lapointe to interview qualified candidates on campus in May 2012.

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    MIS Internship - Franklin, MA

    Des Lauriers Municipal Solutions, located in Franklin, MA, is looking for one or two interns for summer 2012. They have a product called GeoTMS. GeoTMS is land management software for municipalities. They track information like parcels, permits, inspections, violations, parking/beach stickers, vehicles, etc. One of their customers is Dartmouth, MA. Part of GeoTMS is a product called GeoTMSWeb. This is the primary product the interns would be working on. An example of GeoTMSWeb can be seen by visiting One of the main features of GeoTMSWeb that it allows homeowners and contractors to apply for construction related permits online 24/7 from the convenience of their own home. What we do differently in this process than any other company is that we make webpage versions of the municipalities real paper forms. This allows GeoTMSWeb users to apply for a permit using a digital version of the exact same paper application they are use to filling out and bringing into town hall. These digital versions of paper applications would be where the interns would come in. Interns would take these paper applications from municipalities and turn them into digital applications for GeoTMSWeb.
     Students (interns) would have the opportunity to develop highly advanced html, css, and skills. They also use technologies such as Telerik Asp.Net Controls, SQL Server, MS Access, MS Office, Photoshop, etc. The company is willing to work with interns to teach them the necessary html and css skills required for the position. 
    You must be able to commute to Franklin, MA for this position.  Compensation will be negotiated with the intern.
    For more information on the company feel free to visit  Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Anthony Duarte (an alum of UMD) via email at:

    Local Paid Internship - Finance or Accounting

    South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation is a regional nonprofit economic development corporation that focuses on job creation by financing all types of small businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

                Position:  Paid Business Administration Intern


    The intern will gain practical experience through working with the Operations & Portfolio Manager OR Commercial Lending & Servicing Officer.  The intern will also assist in the smooth operation of the front office and reception area.

    ·         Scanning and Organization of Client files
    ·         Answering requests as appropriate, referring requests for information to the appropriate staff member
    ·         Assisting the Operations/Servicing Department with client mailings and other tasks as necessary
    ·         Assisting with administrative duties


    ·         Degree focus in Accounting/Finance preferred
    ·         Knowledge of and experience with general business principles
    ·         Excellent written and communication skills
    ·         Ability to organize and prioritize work
    ·         Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with outside organizations and contacts

                Location & Supervisor:       

                                        Sidonia Silva-Reyes
                                        SEED Corporation
                                        80 Dean Street
                                        Taunton, MA 02780

                Hours:  20
                Time Frame: Immediate Opening and/or Summer Internship with potential for extended

    Please contact Angela Knight, Internship Coordinator, at (508) 822-1020
    or for more information.

    Fairhaven Planning Internship Posting (Correction)

    Internship/Co-op Description
    The Fairhaven Office of Planning and Economic Development provides planning services to the Town of Fairhaven in areas such as land use, zoning, and community development. Fairhaven is a community of approximately 16,000 residents located on Buzzards Bay, about twenty minutes east from the UMass Dartmouth campus.

    Overview of the internship/co-op objectives: The internship will provide support to the Fairhaven Office of Planning and Economic Development as well as the consulting team in the implementation of the Town’s 2010 and 2011 CDBG Grants, which consist of infrastructure improvement projects and a housing rehabilitation program. The intern will also assist the Planning Department in preparing its’ 2013 CDBG application.

    Job Title: Planning Intern
    WHO we’re looking for & Job Description:
    This is a Clerical Position for Sophmores and Juniors. Business Majors with a 3.0 or above. Strong computer skills, must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Strong analytic skills, self-directed, detail oriented. Coursework in one of these areas desirable: marketing, finance, public administration, environmental policy or accounting.

    Compensation: $10/hour plus reimbursement for travel and travel expenses incurred as part of the job.
    Hours of work: Monday-Friday: 8:30–4:30. Hours-20/maximum (flex Hrs)

    Start Date: May-(Mid), 2012. End Date: This is a year round part-time position.
    To whom should students send resume/application and how? Mr. William D. Roth, Jr., Fairhaven Planning Director, at or Mail to Planning Department - 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.

    Deadline for submitting resume/application: Friday, April 27, 2012.

    Local Paid Internship - Fall 2012

    Internship Employer Data Collection Form

    LifeWork Search Internship

    LifeWork Search ( is an MRI Network affiliate, the world's largest management and professional search firm with over 1,100 offices in 36 countries. Our office ranked in the top 25% of our 1,100 global offices in 2010.  Our office specializes in Supply Chain within Consumer Goods. 

    Overview of the internship/coop objectives:
    The intern will be heavily involved in internet research, entering information into our database, and posting information to certain websites.  At that same time, they will gain valuable insight to Supply Chain and/or Recruiting as a profession. 

    Primary duties and responsibilities:

    Most of the duties and responsibilities of the intern will be based from our computer database.  The student will assist the Office Manager with ongoing database maintenance tasks, helping to make our database efficient and profitable. He/she will be responsible for use of websites such as Linkedin (a professional networking site), Indeed and Monster to search for possible companies and candidates, and heavy use of search engines like Google, to research missing contact information. 

    What will the student learn from this experience?

    The student will get a good understanding of both the Supply Chain and Consumer Goods industries.  This position will help to better the student’s organizational and research skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Applications. The intern will also get an in-depth look into the professional world.  As we help supply chain professionals take their careers to the next level, the intern will learn the ins and outs of the job searching / interviewing process – giving them a much better understanding of exactly what employers are looking for.  This internship can be a great stepping stone into their own career. 

    Job Title:

    Intern/ Internet Researcher



    Academic preparation of the student required (graduate, senior, junior, courses taken, GPA, etc.):

    Junior or Senior with an ultimate interest in Supply Chain, Operations / Operations Management, or Sales would likely get the most out of an internship at LifeWork Search.

    Skills required:

    Student must be internet savvy, have good time management skills and be familiar with Microsoft applications.  Excel skills a must, and must have a working knowledge of Word and Outlook. 

    Hours of work:
    Flexible / Open to discussion.
    Start and end dates:
    We would like this position to be an ongoing process, right now looking for a Fall 2012 semester intern. 

    Primary supervisor:

    Kelly Moura, Office Manager.

    Email resume/application to

    Deadline for submitting resume/application:

    We are accepting resumes/applications at all times.  However we are hoping to fill this internship by end of May 2012. 

    Additional company contacts (if applicable):

    Jason Breault,
    Managing Director

    Internship: Blue Cross of RI

    Blue Cross/Blue Shield of RI
    Title:  Student Intern

    Division:  Operations

    Department:  Business Analysis

    Reports to:  Senior Business Analyst

    Positions Reporting to:  None

    JOB SUMMARY (Describe in 2-3 sentences the purpose of this position):
    Gain experience in the health insurance field prior to graduating from an accredited college or university.  Responsible for assisting the Senior Business Analyst and other members of the Business Analysis team with projects or tasks assigned by the Senior Business Analyst or other members of the department or program.  Work 8-12 hours per week for academic credit (unpaid) for one semester.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (nature and scope of position, maximum of 10):
    ·         Develop business analysis skills.
    ·         Assist with business analysis deliverables, including Discovery Documents, process flow diagrams, Business Requirements Documents, Use Cases, entry and validation of requirements into Quality Center, etc.
    ·         Take minutes for meetings for the Business Analysis team.
    ·         Gain experience using various software tools, such as MS Excel and PowerPoint.
    ·         Participate in interdepartmental workshops or other meetings and gain exposure to other areas of the department and company.
    ·         Contribute ideas for continuous improvement of the functions of the department or program. 

    Minimum Education and Experience:
    Enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited academic institution of higher learning to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Health Administration or related field, or equivalent experience.

    Preferred Education, Additional Qualifications and Experience:
    ·         Experience using Lotus Notes mail and databases, Project, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Word.
    ·         Knowledge of BCBSRI products and lines of business.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
    ·         Knowledge of facets of managed care plans, as well as knowledge of HMO, PPO and indemnity insurance.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills
    • Strong human relations skills
    • Time management skills
    • Delivers high quality service to customers.
    • Makes decisions based on business objectives.
    • Holds people accountable for their commitments and actions.
    • Sets and maintains quality standards.
    • Changes work activities based on business needs and deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently and interact with staff across the organization at all levels.
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
    • Ability to take initiative in finding solutions to difficult and/or sensitive problems.
    • Ability to perform other duties as assigned

    Interested students should send a resume and cover letter via email to: