Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Internal Audit Internship (Paid) Brown University

The internal audit department at Brown University is looking for an internal audit intern.  It is a paid position ($12-$15 per hour) but you must be able to work at least 20-25 hours per week.  The work schedule is flexible to take into consideration your courses and exams however you must be able to commit at least 20-25 hours per week.  I have the position description and information on how to apply so if you are interested, please send me an email at : mgriffin@umassd.edu.

Also, the position description states that you should have completed an auditing course.  That is not an absolute requirement but you should be at least a junior and have completed a minimum of 9 credits in accounting.  In addition, they are looking for excellent students who are well motivated and willing to learn new things.  This is an excellent experience.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Business Career Night - October 23rd

Students and alumni from all majors are invited to attend the annual Business Career Night this Wednesday, October 23, from 4:00-7:00 PM at Woodland Commons. 

Internship and career opportunities will be available in all areas of business, including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Information Systems, Management and more. Please come in professional attire and bring plenty of resumes!

A list of participating employers is available at http://www.umassd.edu/career/newsevents/ .

For further information, please contact:
David LePage, Assistant Director, Career Development Center at dlepage1@umassd.edu or 508.999.8629.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Paid Internships at the ATMC Fall River


Jane Staples: jstaples@umassd.edu 
Marketing Research Intern
This position would offer assistance with various marketing (including social media and website maintenance) & research projects related to the ATMC and Economic Development Division. The intern will apply knowledge acquired in the classroom to real-world situations, as well as gain the skills and experience that is necessary to prepare him/her for a successful career upon graduation. The intern will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of marketing, business development, and social media plans. This will be accomplished through developing, maintaining and expanding marketing channels/methodologies to the university and industry community, as well as diverse partner networks.
Essential Functions:
·         Marketing Initiatives:
o   Qualitative Marketing Research/Analysis (gathering and analyzing market data)
o   Market/Product Research for TVC companies (Provide accurate market data for use in business decision-making and product launching)
o   Perform market research through interviews, focus groups and surveys
o   ATMC/Economic Development Publications (Develop newsletters, brochures, and press releases)
o   Prepare Policy and Procedure Documentations
o   Website Support (ATMC/Economic Development website updates & page modifications)
o   Any other miscellaneous assignments

·         Social Media Initiatives:
o   Coordinate events calendar with online activity
o   Ensuring consistency of messages across multiple outlets
o   Preparing reports to update staff on usage statistics
o   Tracking social media influence measurements
o   Continuous monitoring and coverage of all social media outlets

Friday, October 11, 2013

Full-time Accounting Position - Entry Level

Here is a current opening at a RI company, sent to us by an alum (he was an accounting major here and a student of mine (Professor Griffin) a few years ago).  This is a good opportunity for someone who will graduate in December or is a recent grad still looking for a position. The company is located in Cranston, RI. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:  J.J. Coughlin at:  Jcoughlin@technic.com

Job Responsibilities:
Full time inventory accountant to work in precious metals inventory control department under the general supervision of the Inventory Controller
Experience: 1-2 year(s) experience in inventory control or accounting, previous experience with precious metals preferred.
Education: Associate’s degree or higher with a concentration in Accounting
  • Record inventory transactions into ERP system
  • Reconcile physical inventories to perpetual records
  • Observe physical inventories
  • Verify precious metal deliveries/returns
  • Prepare weekly and monthly inventory reports
  • Prepare reports for trading department
  • Maintain various Excel spreadsheets
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Works well within a team
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated professionalism with the ability to work effectively with all members of the organization.

Hasbro Summer Internships

You have heard of Hasbro - the global toy maker that has its headquarters nearby in Pawtucket, RI?  Well they host summer internships and we have had UMD student interns with Hasbro in the past with very positive feedback.  They post their summer internships in February.  They usually make  offers in March

Internships start in May, end in August.

I recommend that if you are interested in an internship at Hasbro (and they have them in various areas such as auditing, marketing, communications etc.), you should join their Talent Community on the link below.  Through that link, you can sign up for alerts with the key word, INTERNSHIP and they will email you when our internships are posted. 


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Internships at the UMD's ATMC in Fall River

The ATMC, a UMD property located only a few miles from campus (up route 6 towards Fall River) is looking for 2 business interns. These are paid positions.

Business Operations Intern (2)
  • Website Support (ATMC Website updates)
  • PR Assistance (brochure/newsletter graphics, project recording and photo editing)
  • Database Management (Maintaining and updating ACT database)
  • A/V Management (photo editing, recording, internal and project oriented)
  • Collaborate with Engineering Interns in developing new business opportunities for local technology based companies.
  • Assist Conference Center Support (Setup)
** One of the Business Operations Interns will take the lead on ATMC Conference Center support
  • Work closely with the IT/Media Administrator on weekly calendar of conference/events, room set-up, audio/visual requests and conferencing invoicing
Interested students should send a cover letter (specify which internship is of interest) and resume to Jane N. Staples, Director of Internships at the ATMC.  Jane's email is: jstaples@umassd.edu

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Accounting Seniors Interested in CPA Exam

CPAExcel - a system of study for the CPA exam is offering student scholarships.  Click this link to apply: CPAExcel Scholarship.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Southcoast Health System - MIS Project Management Intern

MIS Project Management Office Intern
Why Southcoast Health System?
Health care information technology is a booming industry and continues to gain momentum due to federal regulations requiring health care organizations to implement Electronic Health Records (EHR), Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) and other electronic hospital-based incentive programs. 

Besides federal regulations, technology has become so prominent in every industry that even health care customers are demanding it.  For example, physicians want to use mobile devices to enter in patient orders, Nurse Managers want to use radio frequency identification devices to determine how quickly a Nurse responded to a patient’s nurse call, patients want patient portals where they can register themselves, make appointments, and/or access all of their test results on demand.

The Management Information Systems (MIS) Division within Southcoast Health System consists of multiple departments that currently fulfill multiple organizational needs.  For example:
·         End-User Support – purchases, installs, configures all laptops, PCs, and printers throughout the Health System.   Also responsible for resolving end-user issues (breakfix).
·         Information Technology
o    Infrastructure
§  Servers
§  Networking
o    Directory Services
o    Communications
·         Applications and Systems Development – over 150 applications
·         Clinical Engineering – over 15,000 clinical devices
Why the MIS Project Management Office (PMO)?
The MIS Project Management Office is a new division at Southcoast Health System and has only been in existence since September 2011.  This position will provide students with an inside glimpse of the challenges of implementing a new division within an organization, specifically an organization of such size and complexity.
Finally, the MIS PMO does follow a project management methodology that will be taught to the intern and whenever possible, the intern will be asked to follow this methodology and utilize the proper project management tools.  Project Management experience, especially in the health care information technology industry, is a skill that would make a job candidate stand out amongst the rest.
What would my responsibilities be as the MIS PMO Intern?
·         Participate in PMO Division Development Strategic Planning Meetings
·         Support Project Managers and other MIS Managers in all aspects of daily management of project portfolio including, but not limited to:
o    Create templates
o    Schedule meetings
o    Assist with organization of fileshare
o    Assist with setup and preparation for Project Planning Workshops
o    Organize information gathered from Project Planning Workshops
o    Electronic note taking during meetings
o    Attend various project-based meetings with Project Managers
o    Generate reports
o    Draft project plans using Microsoft Project
o    Update IT Project Tracker, as applicable
o    Provide research support as applicable
o    Other administrative tasks as needed

Interested students should send their a cover letter and resume to Jeanne DiPretoro: DipretoroJ@southcoast.org

Thursday, October 3, 2013

2014 Finance Summer Intern - Raytheon Tewksbury, MA

2014 Finance Summer Intern A01/A02
Raytheon - Tewksbury, MA
Temporary, Internship

Provide assistance to the Financial Analysts and Program Management Team on various Program's in support of monthly Program Reviews and EAC (Estimates at Completion).

  • Assist in data collection and analysis for manpower and Program forecasting.

  • Run cost and labor reports and perform variance analysis for the Program's as required.

  • Perform Ad-hoc financial modeling and analysis upon request.

  • Track program expenditures for IOT's (Inter-Organizational Transfers), subcontracts, material expenditures and miscellaneous tasks as required.

  • Participate in Program start up efforts and weekly/monthly reporting to domestic/international customer.

  • Be an active member of Finance team, seek ways to cross-pollinate best practices across the program segments.

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program with an emphasis in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Management, Economics or a related field

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, Powerpoint expected.

  • Any database management experience (Access) very beneficial, especially any Microframe Project Manager (MPM) experience.

  • Raytheon uses SAP/APEX, experience not expected.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical skills, demonstrated initiative and leadership ability.

  • 3.0 GPA or higher

    Location(s): Tewksbury , Andover , Sudbury , Woburn , Billerica , and Portsmouth , RI

    All these job responsibilities are to be executed in harmony with Raytheon's Code of Business Ethics and Conduct policy which sets the standard by which we operate and how we treat others."

    Headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has locations in Washington, California, Utah, New Mexico, Virginia, Texas, Maryland, Rhode Island, Alabama, Australia, Germany, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas including air and missile defense systems, missile defense radars, early warning radars, naval ship operating systems, robotics and other advanced technologies. With a workforce of 14,000 employees and 2012 sales of $5 billion, IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

    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.
  • Toastmasters Sample Meeting

     Here is an announcement from Asst. Dean Toby Stapleton that might be of interest to students who are interested in enhancing public speaking skills.

    Toastmasters Sample Meeting, Thursday, October 3rd, 12-1:30, CCB 115 (attachment: openhouseflyer.doc).  For anyone looking to develop their speaking and communication skills please attend the Toastmasters Sample Meeting being held on October 3rd in CCB 115.  Toastmasters is a great way to build your speaking skills, leadership ability and confidence.  To register for the event please e-mail Annette Conrad, aconrad@umassd.edu, and for more information, e-mail me at tstapleton@umassd.edu.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    Job Posting analyst

    Job posting analyst
    Job Posting analyst will improve the targeted candidate response rate from various on line web sites.  The analyst will review ABLE’s job posts and reword them to be more appealing to the desired candidate segment.  Then, the analyst will track the responses by job and by channel.  The analyst will also identify other job ads for similar openings.  Weekly, the analyst will tabulate results in Excel and provide a weekly referrals report.

    Anticipated 6-8 hours/week at $9/HR.  Student should be a Junior or Senior and have excellent writing and analytical skills.  The individual should have some experience in internet marketing.  While some of the research will be done remotely, the analyst must be prepared to meet in the ABLE office once a week to understand the job posting process and the ABLE brand.

    Replies to Eileen Wheeler Sheehan, Eileen@able.jobs

    New Bedford Credit Union Needs Marketing Intern (PAID)

    The  New Bedford Credit Union is looking to bring on a marketing intern and this will be a paid internship!
    General job functions to include, but not limited to:
    Assist in the development and presentation of an annual marketing plan, in conjunction with the Strategic Plan, with quarterly/year-end updates.  Coordinate with vendors to implement online ads, print ads, television, and direct mail promotions.  Review vendor proposals and communicate Credit Union objectives to vendor representatives.  Design print ads, digital ads, newsletters, brochures, and lobby signs as needed.  Compile and interpret information gathered from Google Analytics, youth focus groups, staff feedback, member surveys, and new account/loan reports to help measure effectiveness of marketing efforts, and to ensure targeted demographic is being reached.  Work with supervisors on monthly staff product training.  Suggest new media avenues and marketing campaigns that not only reflect the Credit Union’s objectives, but that help to build-upon these objectives to ensure growth and relevance.  Ensure that all marketing efforts comply with federal regulations.

    Interested students should send their resume and cover letter to:

    Alexia Vargas
    Human Resource Manager
    Marketing Coordinator
      New Bedford Credit Union
      1150 Purchase Street
      New Bedford, MA 02740
    You can submit your resume and cover letter via email: AVargas@newbedfordcu.com

    New Bedford CPA Firm is Recruiting Interns!

    Hodgson, Pratt, Pratt and Saunders, a New Bedford based CPA firm is recruiting interns for the Spring 2014 semester.  The firm has deep roots in the Charlton College and would like to receive resumes of solid accounting majors who are in either their junior or senior years.  You should have at least one tax course completed (that is preferred). Resumes should be sent to James R. Pratt, CPA MST, via email at: jpratt@hpacpa.com and please copy to ksaunders@hpacpa.com