Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Blog is No Longer in Operation

The Internship Blog is no longer in operation.  Charlton College of Business students interest in searching for an internship should log onto UMD's Careerlink - a job and internship portal. To learn how to use Careerlink effectively, contact UMD's Career Development Center.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Here is a link to a blog posting today on UMASS Online's blog that describes my Personal Finance course (online) that starts up Jul 22.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Paid Marketing internships - start now through the Fall Semester - North Attelboro

Case Snow Management is looking for an intern to start now and continue into the fall semester. See details below!
The complete postings is up on UMD's Careerlink system.

*Job ID:
*Job Title:
Organization Name:
Case Snow Management
Linked Contact:
Rachel Smith
*No of Openings:
*Hours per Week:
Dependent on Experience
*Job Description:
Internship will be tailored to student's knowledge, skills, and abilities including the following duties:

. Create concept and design for e-marketing campaigns including web content, social media, and e-mail marketing
. Identify, create, and/or develop platforms and content of interactive training tools
. Assist with storyboarding, filming, and editing training and promotional video shoots
. Generate, research, and execute specific marketing initiatives
. Support sales efforts by customizing presentations and estimating jobs
. Provide marketing tracking and research information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data
. Identify, qualify, and educate sales prospects
Marketing and/or sales course study, social media experience, video and/or photo production knowledge
*How to Apply:
Send cover letter detailing desired experience, resume, and list of course completed to RSmith@casesnow.com

For more information, log into CareerLink through your UMassD Portal and search for the job using the ID #

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CCB Internship News: New Procedure for Posting Internship Positions

After several years of maintaining the Internship Blog, I have decided I can no longer use it to post internship positions for the students of the CCB.  The blog has outgrown its usefulness and it doesn't have the features that other job and internship portals offer.  We (me and the CCB administration) have decided that the UMD Career Development Center's Careerlink system will now be home to all internship postings and jobs.  You (students) interested in applying for internships, should make it a habit to search using the Careerlink (http://www.umassd.edu/career/careerlink/).  The Career Development Staff along with CCB personnel, myself, and some of our faculty, are working to point prospective internship providers and employers to Careerlink so that it is the sole place to find internship opportunities geared to UMD students.  I suggest that if you are looking to land an internship for Fall 2015 that you start soon to check on what's up on Careerlink.  Just this week, I have been asking employers to enter their opportunities into the Careerlink database so students can begin applying. 

For at least for the short-term, I will keep this blog up and running but it will be more for informational purposes.  I will use it to post advice and announcements and I may use it to highlight excellent opportunities, as time permits.  However, all students should keep in mind that if you need assistance with career planning, help with your resume, preparing for interviews, and understanding career paths/options, that the excellent staff of the Career Development Center stands ready to help.  Contact information for the CDC can be found at http://www.umassd.edu/career/

I will continue to direct the internship program for Charlton in addition to my duties as a full-time accounting professor however, I will have help.  A faculty member in each department (DIS and Management/Marketing) will soon be appointed to coordinate internships.  I will also coordinate the accounting and finance ones.  To learn more about CCB's internship program and how you can earn credit for an internship, go to our web page at: http://www.umassd.edu/charlton/internship/

We will soon be updating our internship web page for these new arrangements and I am sure you will continue to see announcements from me as the semester approaches and throughout the school year.  I can also share with you developments regarding career development workshops, internship information sessions, and job fairs as those plans become firm.  I am quite aware of the work being done by the new career development staff to plan a calendar of events to serve the students of the university.  I think there will be quite a bit of exciting things during the next academic year to help you connect with interesting career paths.

Stay tuned.

Professor Griffin

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Full-time Job for Accounting Grad

We (Faculty) sometimes learn of full-time opportunities for our grads in the summer after graduation.  This one comes to us via Professor Jackie Einstein of our management/marketing dept.  If you are interested in this position (the company is located in Avon, MA), please apply directly to the company via the email link mentioned in the posting below.  Neither Professor Einstein or I know more about this position.  If you need help with your resume or your interviewing skills, please contact our Career Development office.

Here is the posting:

At D’Allessandro Corp., we seek a Payroll Clerk as an addition to our growing office staff to administer the weekly processing of payroll, insuring both timely and accurate production and distribution of employee paychecks and responding to employee inquiries regarding pay discrepancies. Working directly under the Controller, you will be working with a new computerized payroll system with maximum capabilities.

 This is a full-time, 1st shift position with competitive wage/benefits - Perfect for a recent grad.  MS Office/Excel spreadsheet proficiency required. Company training will be provided. Must have a willingness and interest to learn.  Advancement opportunity exists for the right candidate.


D’Allessandro Corp. is a heavy utility construction company in business for over 25 years operating out of Avon, MA. We always actively seek to hire talented and motivated individuals to our staff. We offer extensive training and a challenging work environment, always promoting safe working skills! D'Allessandro Corp. offers a substantial benefit plan. We are a drug and alcohol free work environment. Check us out at our website: www.dallessandro.com.
If you feel that you have the proper qualifications, would like to work for a company which proves that it values its employees by investing in their training and growth, and are able to embrace our core values, you need to apply now!

D’Allessandro Company Core Values

1. Work to the highest standard

2. Love what you do

3. Maintain the highest integrity

4. Work with professionalism

5. Competence and Knowledge

6. Be Accountable

7. Be a Leader- by helping everyone with whom you come in contact.

Here at D’Allessandro, we strive to do our very best according to these core values.

TO APPLY: Send resumé to: HR4Success@yahoo.com

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Personal Finance Course Starts July 21. 100% Online, 100% Useful

Ramp Up Your Personal Financial Literacy This Summer
For over 30 years, one of my passions has been personal financial planning.  When I first came out of graduate school – way back in the early 1980s, I was fortunate to land a job as a planner at E.F. Hutton and Company, a Wall Street based investment banking and brokerage firm known for its advertising tagline: “When E.F. Hutton speaks, everybody listens.”  Hutton was also making a name for itself in the field of Personal Financial Planning and I worked in their Providence office providing fee-based planning services to high net worth clients.  That’s where I first learned that one of the secrets of accumulating wealth is an integrated approach.  All areas of personal finance need attention to maximize and preserve wealth including budgeting, borrowing, risk management and insurance, income and estate taxes, investments, and retirement assets.  Although I found investing the most exciting part of the puzzle, I learned that you can’t focus on just that to grow your net worth.  Before you invest in stocks, bonds, real estate, etc. you must have certain foundational things in good order.
In FIN320 Personal Finance, our online course that serves as an introduction to personal financial planning, I take students through the personal financial planning process including how to:

  • Set financial goals
  • Manage a career
  • Manage a budget
  • Use math to calculate present and future values, annuities, and loan payments
  • Mitigate risks
  • Manage credit
  • Buy a home
  • Start investing program
  • Plan for retirements
Although I teach other courses in our accounting and finance curriculum at the Charlton College of Business (UMASS Dartmouth) and enjoy them all, I believe this is the most useful of them all… and one of the most popular that I have taught over my 30 years as a professor.  As a CPA and a practicing professional financial planner, I have seen the mistakes people make with their finances and many people have told me that they wish they had ramped up their financial literacy with a course like this one while still in college.

Stepping Stone
This course also is appealing to people who are interested in entering the financial services filed. Certainly this course could be a first step toward making personal financial planning a profession via jobs such as planer, advisors, stock broker, investment and insurance sales or perhaps achieving certifications and designations in the field such as the CPA, ChFC, CFP, CLU, CFA, and RIA.  If you work at a bank or credit union and want to learn more about financial products or just want to make sure that you do all the right things running a household. This course will not position you to become certified as a financial planner overnight but it could be a stepping stone, as it was for me, into the financial planning world. I took a similar course at Providence College when I was an undergraduate student and it sparked my interest in a field that has exploded and is expected to continue to grow. According to CFP board: “Americans are struggling to pull their finances together and plan for the future. The financial planning profession is growing to address that need, with the career path expected to grow 41% by 2016, according to Money Magazine and Payscale.com.”
Details on the Course
The course will run from Jul 21, 2015-to Aug 19, 2015 and is 100% online.  I utilize our basic Blackboard system which is easy and straightforward to use and a robust learning system called McGraw-Hill’s Connect – which is paired with a very readable personal finance textbook.  Students will work on a case solution that will require they examine various areas of personal financial planning concern for a family.
There are no prerequistes for the course and therefore everyone –business and nonbusiness majors and nondegree seeking students are welcome.  This is a course that might satisfy an elective (3 credits) or it may simply be a valuable self-improvement exercise for anyone who wants to ramp up their financial literacy and open up some options and strategies for financial security. I receive very positive feedback from this course.

More About the Professor
If you would like to read more about my professional background, my biographical sketch can be found via this link: http://www.umassd.edu/charlton/faculty/alphabeticallisting/griffinmichael/ I try to bring my perspective to this course as someone who has not only been a full-time professor at UMASS for 30 years but has continued to consult and advise in the personal financial planning field.

 I can also be reached via email at: mgriffin@umassd.edu
How to Enroll
To enroll in the course, visit UMD’s University Extension site, where registration is ongoing.  You can also read the course description and download a copy of the syllabus.  The link to register is http://www.umassd.edu/extension/

Professor Michael P. Griffin, CPA, ChFC, CMA, CFM
Accounting and Finance Department,
Charlton College of Business, UMASS Dartmouth

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Is Your Summer Internship All That You Thought It Would Be? Seminar

Is Your Summer Internship All That You Thought It Would Be?

Free Online Seminar

Your internship is underway and summer is cruising by. It's time to take an honest and hard look at your intern experience to determine if it is turning out as you hoped, or if you need to make some adjustments to achieve your goals.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Marketing internship with Sylvia Group

The Sylvia Group is still seeking a marketing intern for this summer. The internship is $12/hour and about 10-15 hours per week. The hours are flexible if the student already has another part-time or full-time job. Here is the Careerlink posting: https://www.myinterfase.com/umassd/job_view.aspx?token=t87ttAyY6qF8RlkdGe09+A%3d%3d  UMD Students can directly email their resumes and cover letters to Vin Sylvia at vsylvia@sylviagroup.com.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Accounting Internship at gold Medal Bakery

Gold Medal Bakery, a family owned commercial bakery located in Fall River, MA is seeking a motivated junior or senior college student majoring in accounting to work in our corporate office as an intern. Candidate must have good analytical skills and be proficient in Excel.  You must have a good GPA and be a serious and very reliable student. Position responsibilities include processing accounts payable, cash receipts, reconciliation work, and journal entries. Other accounting duties are on an as need basis. This is a paid internship and could involve as much as 25-28 hours per week.  E-mail resumes to cmarquez@gold medal bakery.com.
Comment by Professor Griffin: This is a good opportunity to learn what a staff account does in a very busy and successful local business.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

2015 MSCPA Accounting Career Fair/Graduate School Expo

Career Fair Prep
Career Prep-Session
Accounting majors should check this out.  The Massachusetts Society of CPAs is having a very interesting event in Boston on Sept. 16th and if you are a student member of the MSCPA (cost $25 to join) and want to get reading for their big Job Fair on Sept 25th, then you should consider attending this prep session.  The link below is where you can register.  But first I suggest getting a membership if you haven't already. The online form to join the MSCPA is here: https://www.mscpaonline.org/about/join/student

Here is the link for the 9/16 career prep session

MSCPA Student Members*

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
4:00-6:00 p.m., followed by networking and refreshments

MSCPA Conference Rooms, 9th Floor
105 Chauncy Street, Boston

Meet with HR reps and accounting professionals for a pre-career fair workshop to fine-tune your resume and polish your interviewing skills. Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. and a chance to network will follow at 6:00 p.m.

*Preference will be given to student members who are registered for the MSCPA Career Fair and who have not attended a prior prep session.

 "The mock interviews with the suggestions afterwards gave me great feedback to prepare for the career fair. I learned a lot!” - Alexis Deutsch, UMass Amherst
Registration is open for the 2015 MSCPA Accounting Career Fair/Graduate School Expo (9/25) & Career Fair Prep (9/16). Download this PDF to share with your accounting students & post on event calendars.

MSCPA Career Fair/Graduate School Expo

Who*:Students seeking:
- Internships/entry-level accounting positions at local, regional and international firms.
- Graduate programs that satisfy the 150-hour requirement.
*Registrants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to attend.
Friday, September 25, 2015
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. MSCPA student members**
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Non-members

Sheraton Hotel (Copley Place)
Constitution Ballroom, 2nd Floor
39 Dalton Street, Boston
No fee to attend!

Register via the link below:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer courses

Time is running out but if you have a summer internship lined up and want to earn 3 credits for a business elective, you can still get it approved and I can get you into the summer internship course - which starts on June 22nd (Monday).  There is a good chance I can even get you into the course a week or so into it as long as you get in touch with me soon with details of your internship proposal.  I would need to grant approval which you can use as entry into the course through our UMD enrollment center.  The course does carry the normal tuition and fees of a summer course.

FIN320 Personal Finance - will be offered in the 2nd summer session which starts Jul 21, 2015 and runs to Aug 19, 2015.  This course is 100% online via our myCourses (Blackboard and McGraw-Hill Connect systems.)  There are seats that remain.  No prerequisites and a very very useful course.  Anyone interested in a career in personal financial planning or perhaps an internship in that field will find this to be a very appropriate course.  Nonbusiness and business majors are welcome to enroll.  If you would like to see a sample syllabus, feel free to email me at mgriffin@Umassd.edu/  I have taught this course for many years in the traditional face-to-face classroom but now offer it via online.  I have years of experience as a personal financial planner and am a CPA and ChFC - both well aligned to this field. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Finance Internship or Accounting internship - Paid $15 per hour x 40 hours

Professor Griffin's Comments:
This looks like a really good opportunity for either a finance or accounting major. It is listed as a finance internship in Careerlink but it is also a solid accounting internship.  It looks like this one starts this summer and was just posted so if you are interested, apply right away.  They want you to be able to work 40 hours and I assume that is this summer but you may want to inquire about the hours for the Fall.  At $15 an hour that's a summer gross weekly pay of $600!  Not bad!  We have had other interns at PartyLite in Plymouth and have positive feedback.

PartyLite in Plymouth, MA is looking for a paid Finance intern! Log onto CareerLink to apply to the position.

To get to CareerLink, Log into your UMassD Portal >Select "Careers & Jobs" from the Quicklaunch> Select "CareerLink"

More details on the position here: https://www.myinterfase.com/umassd/job_view.aspx?token=kH0rFlhvkzxqA7+ucSBheQ%3d%3d

Monday, June 8, 2015

Good article

If you are thinking about entering the business world (as an intern), here is a good article to read and take to heart: http://www.inc.com/sujan-patel/the-top-10-traits-of-people-who-advance-in-their-careers.html?cid=sf01001

Friday, June 5, 2015

CCB Student profiled for her internships

Congratulations to Megan DeBarros, Class of 2016 for being profiled on the UMD web site for her internship at RI Novelty!  Here is the link: http://www.umassd.edu/features/spotlights/mdebarros/

Internship - starts this summer - Plymouth, MA

Did you know that CareerLink is a database full of jobs & internships just for UMass Dartmouth students?
To get to CareerLink, Log into your UMassD Portal >Select "Careers & Jobs" from the Quicklaunch> Select "CareerLink"

PartyLite in Plymouth, MA is looking for a Business summer intern! Log onto CareerLink to apply to the position.

More details on the position here: https://www.myinterfase.com/umassd/job_view.aspx?token=d2cP6NZTUTaS0sDIuntUgA%3d%3d

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Local internship - paid and could start this summer

Right Foot LLC, a fast growing, privately held company, is currently looking for a College Intern to join our team.

The ideal candidate for this paid position will:

• Currently be seeking their bachelors or masters degree in accounting, finance, management or business information systems
• Be a self starter
• Have strong attention to detail
• Have experience using the internet
• Have exceptional written communication skills, with a focus on customer service
• Be able to lift boxes weighing up to 30 pounds multiple times
• Have a desire to take an ownership interest in all tasks that they undertake
• Understand that work is over when a job is done, not by where the hands are on the clock
• Understand that our customers are at the heart of everything we do
• Be able to get along with difficult co-workers
• Not be afraid to get their hands dirty in a warehouse environment
• Experience in footwear industry strongly preferred

This is not a cubicle job where you are reconciling reports all day. You will be out in the warehouse, taking counts and entering into inventory software.

Duties to include:
• Inventory Management / Cycle Counts / Data Entry
• Order fulfillment
• Warehouse organization
• Other ad hoc projects as they arise

This role is needed for approx. 10 hours off peak and 30 on peak during normal business hours. We can mold your work schedule around existing commitments.  Exact timing to be discussed based upon candidate's availability and our needs.

Interested students should send a resume to Mike Andrews at:  Mike@rightfootshoes.com Mr. Andrews is a graduated of UMD.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Personal Finance Course Online July 21 - Aug 19th - 3 credits

Online Personal Finance course (2nd Summer 5 week session) open for enrollment!  The course is FIN 320 and will start on July 21 and run through   August 19th – 3 credits in 5 weeks! The course is an introduction to the financial planning process of setting goals, developing action plans, creating budgets and measuring results. You will become familiar with the techniques of financial analyses necessary to make choices when considering housing, insurance, retirement plans, and borrowing and other personal finance issues.  The course is designed and taught by me (a CPA who has practiced personal financial planning for over 30 years). I took a course like this at Providence College many years ago and it lead me to enter the financial services field and to eventually achieve the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation and to eventually become a CPA. The course is for three credits and covers a business elective.  There is no prerequisite and nonbusiness majors are also welcome to enroll as well as non-UMASS Dartmouth students.  If you are looking to do an internship in the financial services industry, looking at career paths in insurance, investments, tax planning or comprehensive financial planning then this is a good course for you.  If you are looking to become more financial literate, then this is the course for you. Students have told me for over 30 years that this is one course that has an immediate impact on how they manage their finances and how they will plan going forward.

 In the best-selling book, The Millionaire Next Door, the author Thomas J. Stanley states this simple truth:  Whatever your income, always live below your means.”  Such simple advice is not always easy for the financially illiterate to follow.  This course will help you set goals and to budget to reach your goals and live within your means.  Stanley says: “The foundation stone of wealth accumulation is defense, and this defense should be anchored by budgeting and planning.”

Managing your credit, investing wisely, having adequate insurance, understanding banks, and basic income tax planning are all part of this course.  The course will be delivered via myCourses and the McGraw-Hill Connect system and culminates with you pretending to devise a financial plan for a family that needs your help.  I would be happy to send you a sample syllabus.

If you would like more information about this great and very useful course, email me at mgriffin@umassd.edu.  If you want to enroll, please get in touch with our enrollment center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth or follow this link for more information on how to register: https://webapps.umassd.edu/ue/welcome.php?rn=2440|CE4|3722&term=2440|CE4

The course usually fills up quickly but as of today, it is still open.

Professor Griffin

Monday, June 1, 2015

Full-time position for a recent grad

Prime Medical Associates is looking for a manager for its busy muti-specialty practice.  We are reaching out to you to see if you have candidates that will be suitable for this position. The following is the description of the ideal candidate but we are willing to hire fresh graduates that are willing to learn and thrive in the health care industry.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Identify opportunities for operations improvement, plan and implement those plans.

2. Work with the practice partners to establish and implement practice goals.

3. Resolve customer service issues as they arise. Ability to resolve conflict.

4. Oversight of A/R, A/P, P/R, referral coordination.

5. HR management to include general personnel issues, hiring, performance review, and corrective action up to and including discharge. Provide a team approach to problem solving, exercise diplomacy and consistently use effective communication skills.

6. Resolve IT and EMR issues as they arise. Facilitate implementation of ICD-10.

7. Management of the revenue cycle management to include registration, scheduling, billing and collections processes.

8. Monitor provider's schedule to ensure maximum productivity. Work closely with the front desk staff in order to best facilitate care for patients in a timely manner.

9. HIPAA and OSHA compliance

Required Education

1. Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree preferred with emphasis in business management or health care management.

Send a cover letter and resume to: arxjan25@gmail.com

Accounting Internship (Unpaid)

rgfa ACCOUNTANTS (www.ataccountant.com) is looking for interns to join our team.  We are looking for students who are studying accounting, finance and/or bookkeeping looking to gain experience in the accounting profession.  You will be exposed to the following:

·        Preparing individual, corporate and non-profit tax returns, domestically, and internationally. 

·        Analyzing and preparing financial statements (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheets, and Statements of Cash Flow), for S-Corps, C-Corps, LLC’s and LLP’s.

·        You will have exposure to our start up process for new businesses including the development process, DBA, Articles of Incorporation, selection of best tax and legal structures.

·        Representation for clients with cases versus the Internal Revenue Service, and DOR’s (departments of revenue) through all states

·        Selection and development of accounting systems for clients based on their vertical markets.

·        Learning our client advisory process, understanding how to interact with clients and how to provide expert advice.

·        Understanding tax law, and preparing statements and documents in accordance with GAAP.

Interested candidates please e-mail bobf@rgfa.us.  No experience necessary.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Finance Internship - Summer - Providence Bank

Private Bank Summer Intern
Citizens Bank - Providence, RI
To apply, click this link                                                                                                                                                                                                                

This position is for a paid summer internship for approximately an eight week term.

A Junior/Senior College student with a concentration in Business Administration is highly preferred.

Duties will include:
  • Preparation of client reports, financial analysis of client and departmental information.
  • Interaction with clients and internal personal from across the footprint.
  • The preparation and retention of Client material and files.
  • Daily transaction support for the local office.
  • There may be localized travel for a day in some of the offices.
  • System knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required along with basic accounting.
  • You will be dealing with highly confidential information, so it is required that the utmost discretion be maintained both during the Internship and after

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and priorization skills

Hours and Work Schedule

Hours per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Finance Intern - GTECH

Intern, Finance
GTECH - Providence, RI
To apply click this link                                                                                                                                                                                                                
GTECH, the largest global lottery business, and IGT, the world leader in the gaming equipment space, have merged to create the world's leading end-to-end gaming company. By adopting the IGT name and GTECH's visual identity, we've melded two iconic brands into one. Together, we're uniquely positioned to provide the government-sponsored and commercial gaming industry with proven solutions across the entire continuum of products and channels.

Principal Activities and Responsibilities:
Become educated in the business processes for system engineering pre-sales in order to become an effective member of the costing team.
• Utilize Microsoft Excel to compile “historical data” with actual & forecast results for system delivery projects at varying levels of detail.
• Learn to identify areas where metrics/reports improvements can be utilized.
• Facilitate the load of cost estimation during costing processes and adhere to completion according to the pipeline schedule.
• Support the application and improvement of work breakdown structures as they pertain to pre-sales projects.
• Maintain good communication with Costing PMs and System Engineers on pre-sales projects.
• Assist with ad hoc costing finance projects, as needed.
  • Education: Undergraduate college student pursuing an education in Accounting/Finance.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting including intermediate accounting (student can be currently enrolled)
  • Proficient in Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SAP, or other Financial General Ledger software a plus
  • Analytical, well organized, good communication skills, strong work ethic and strong desire to learn
  • Currently in good standing with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Must be able to work full time hours in the summer and a minimum of 12 hours during the fall semester.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all regulated segments and channels, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of prime content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately $6 billion in revenues and more than 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.merger.igt.com

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Public Relations Intern at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Public Relations Intern
To apply, click this link: Internship
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island - Providence, RI
At Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), diversity and inclusion are central to our core values and strengthen our ability to meet the challenges of today's healthcare industry. BCBSRI is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information and gender identity or expression.

The law requires an employer to post notices describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, and genetic information and gender identity or expression. Please visit http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf to view the "EEO is the Law" poster.

Job Summary:

This Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island internship is an unpaid, academic credit opportunity that fulfills a variety of roles within the Department of Public Affairs. Interns will gain experience focused in media relations, public relations, and social media. Interns will be needed on an ongoing basis.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Works closely with the company’s Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Public Relations Specialist on initiatives including drafting and executing public relations efforts: releases, media advisories, talking points, social content, etc.
  • Assists with increasing visibility on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ for the corporate channels
  • Builds and maintains relevant local and national media lists
  • Strategizes new social media campaigns and initiatives with community partners
  • Provides assistance during events and event planning

Position Skills/Qualifications Required:
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical and research skills
  • Highly technical and detail oriented abilities

Student interns are treated as team members and given tasks that provide them with the ability to grow in their future professional careers. Student interns must be willing to travel to the BCBSRI Corporate Office at 500 Exchange Street, Providence RI 02909, a minimum of twice a week. After interning with our office, each student will leave with a portfolio of work completed throughout the internship experience.

Student Interns should be ready to work in a professional environment and be confident working both dependently and in a team setting. Student interns should have some flexibility in their schedule.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Opportunities at local CPA firm

We at Hague, Sahady, & Co., P.C. are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in joining an accounting firm committed to helping our clients build success together.

If you…

·         are an enthusiastic accounting graduate, CPA, or CPA candidate

·         want to work in an environment where you can have some fun

·         seek to have direct interaction with the Principals

·         are outgoing and eager to accept responsibility

·         want to work with clients from varying industries

·         are quick and can think on your feet

·         can communicate with people of all ages and all professional levels

·         want to become a team player

…then this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

We hire professionals, college graduates, and have an internship program for those students in their Junior or Senior years of college.  We offer a challenging, yet comfortable and friendly work environment, a competitive compensation package that includes a 401k plan, 75% company paid medical benefits, company paid life insurance, and training and educational benefits.

If this sounds like a place you would like to work, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to Kyle J. Connors, CPA,

Thursday, May 21, 2015

HR Intern East Providence Summer 2015

Nordson (East Providence)
Professor Griffin's comment - very good opportunity.  We have had other interns at Nordson with good feedback.

To apply, click this link: https://nordsonhcm.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nordsoncareers/job/USA---Rhode-Island---East-Providence/Human-Resources-Intern_REQ3045-1?source=indeed#%253Ben-US%253Bnordsoncareers%253Bjob%253BUSA---Rhode-Island---East-Providence%253BHuman-Resources-Intern_REQ3045-1%253FhistoryLocationItem%253D1

Job Summary

The HR intern will be responsible for providing overall support to multiple HR functions including recruitment, employee communications, on boarding and more. The HR intern will assist with day to day administration of various HR functions, and become a project team member for new projects.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with full lifecycle recruiting of regular full-time positions and interns
  • Assist with employee on boarding, making new hire packets, putting together comprehensive new hire orientation schedules, etc
  • Coordinate training sessions and meetings as needed
  • Team member for various projects, including Workday, apprenticeship program
  • Additional administrative duties include temporary employee maintenance in Workday, preparing documents, filing and auditing
  • Workday administration, as appropriate
  • Other projects as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree or Masters Degree in the Human Resources, Industrial Psychology, or Business related field
  • Should possess solid organizational skills, strong attention to detail, interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Must possess integrity, discretion and the ability to manage confidential, sensitive information
  • Ability to maintain composure and the ability to manage confidential, sensitive information
  • A team player with enthusiasm, positive outlook and professional demeanor who takes initiative and direction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Skills and Abilities
  • Previous internship experience
  • Workday experience

Travel Required

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Paid Summer Operations Internship Fall River

Summer internship

Merida is an American textile and rug producer leading the design manufacturing revival in the historic mill town of Fall River, Massachusetts, where we have a production facility and where the internship will take place.

Building on our 30-year heritage as a company of makers, we care deeply about the integrity of materials, the art of craftsmanship, and the details of design. We partner with interior design professionals to elevate their process and realize their projects—every step of the way – and sell our products in the entire country.

Here is our website: http://www.meridastudio.com/

The internship consist in helping the Director of Operations and Sustainability to put together a production planning tool to help better estimate lead time, production capacity and labor force requirements. The intern would participate in the construction of the tool- its logic and information requirement – as well as be responsible for collecting the necessary information mostly through tasks time studies.

The intern would need to understand all steps and processes of our manufacturing, acquiring firsthand experience in a manufacturing environment. Learning of the steps, information and utilization of planning tools for manufacturing would also be a great learning experience for students interested in going into manufacturing.

It would be ideal if the student have taken courses, have an interest and/or had experience with some aspects of

-       Operations management

-       Business administration

-       Engineering

-       Textile design/fiber arts

We would, however, be open to interview/contact any applicant.

The hours of work would be flexible according to the intern availability and interest. It can be any time between 4 to 8 hours a day. We would pay $ 12 per hour and would like to have the start date on June 1st and end date on August 31st.  The internship would take place at 1 Currant Rd, Fall River, MA.

The primary supervisor will be:

Zairo B. Cheibub

Director of Operations and Sustainability
Please send a cover letter and resume to Zairo Cheibub at: zcheibub@meridastudio.com

Paid Fall 2015 eCommerce Marketing Internship at Specialty Commerce in West Bridgewater, MA

Fall 2015 eCommerce Marketing Internship at Specialty Commerce in West Bridgewater, MA

Job Description:
Don’t miss your chance to learn the ins and outs of eCommerce marketing – you will be performing many projects and tasks related to search marketing. Cut your marketing teeth on SEO, web analytics, web merchandising, optimizing a content management system, link building, content marketing and more. From time to time, you also may be asked to pitch in on various marketing projects or related tasks where necessary.


Must be pursuing a degree in Business/Marketing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Strong Excel skills with the ability to do vlookup, pivot tables and use conditional formatting a plus
  • Excellent writer with top-notch grammar, punctuation and spelling skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self starter that is not afraid to ask questions
  • Ability to drive projects to completion

These positions reports to the eCommerce Marketing Director. You will be performing online marketing activities that support our U.S. beauty brands: PaulaYoung.com, EspeciallyYours.com and Wig.com

Hours: 12 to 16 hours a week. We will work with your schedule.  The position will begin the first week of your new semester.

Compensation: $10 @ hour

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Mary Kay Lofurno

Ecommerce Marketing Director

Specialty Commerce Corporation

400 Manley Street

West Bridgewater, MA 02026

No Phone Calls Please

About Specialty Commerce Corp. 
Specialty Commerce Corp. is one of the nation’s leading multi-channel direct marketers. With a modern, efficient and finely tuned infrastructure we serve the women’s hair fashion, medical hair loss and apparel markets, as well as providing continuing education for professionals. From operations in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, our catalogs, websites and retail stores serve a multi-national cross section of customers around the world.

About Paula Young 
Paula Young is the world’s leading retailer of wigs, hairpieces and fashion add-ons, with more than two million active customers. For more than 30 years, Paula Young’s mission has been to offer women of all ages beautiful, affordable hair solutions that help them develop the confidence to believe in themselves and their beauty.

About Especially Yours
Especially Yours offers a wide assortment of fashionable, versatile wig and hairpiece styles and apparel for the fashion-conscious black woman. From special occasion to everyday wear, Especially Yours has choices for everyone – easy synthetic styles, human hair designs and weaves, as well as suits, dresses, choir robes, hats and more!

About Wig.com 
Wig.com provides the ultimate resource for wigs and quality hairpieces. The collection of beautiful styles offers a variety of wig sizes, styles and colors to help you easily find what you’re looking for. Wig.com is also devoted to the needs of women experiencing medical hair loss and is committed to easing them through this transitional time with a world of beautiful, comfortable wig options. At Wig.com, finding a wig and wig care products doesn't have to be a complicated procedure.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Finance Internship - Summer - West Kingston, RI

Finance Internship 
Gain significant exposure in a dynamic setting with business impact in the Finance fields by assisting managers with developing, maintaining, and providing financial information, plans, and projections.  This position engages in accounting activities associated with maintaining accounts and for developing financial statements and reports. The incumbent will maintain the data integrity of computer system used for financial statement preparation. 

Responsibilities may include several of the following activities:
1. With direct guidance from manager, provide financial support to business teams, and make them in line with financial policy, group policy and financial process.
2. Prepare, check and review periodic financial reports including monthly financial results, forecasts and account reconciliation.
3. Prepare financial reports and provide ad hoc analysis to business leaders. With guidance from manager, help business team identify target/forecast variance.
4. Participate in monthly, mid-year and annual closing process. Develop ways to expedite closing process.
5. Prepare accurate and timely journal entries to record business transactions of the company. Perform ledger account reconciliations and analysis as assigned. 
6. Maintain controls and implement procedures on computer based accounting systems.
7. Gain and maintain knowledge of accounting systems, policies and procedures.


Current enrollment in an Undergraduate Program with at least 2-3 years towards a degree in Finance, Accounting and/or Economics. 
Prior internship/work experience in the Finance/Accounting fields preferred.
May also consider undergraduate students in Mathematics, Statistics, IT or Computer Science with strong coursework in Accounting/Finance. 

Primary Location

: United States-Rhode Island-West Kingston


: Full-time

Unposting Date

: Ongoing

Liberty Mutual - Boston - Summer Marketing Internships

Comment from Professor Griffin - sometimes these "marketing internships" may involve cold calling.  I suggest if you apply and get an interview, ask about that aspect of it.  However, if a career in insurance appeals to you, where the money can be very good, this could be a great experience and a foot in the door with a major insurance company.  These descriptions appear to minimize the amount of cold calling so that may be very good news for an intern. The Liberty Mutual posting states that the compensation is $14-$18 per hour.

If interest in applying, click this link: Internship Posting

LIU Summer Internship – Marketing – Boston¸ MA
Liberty Mutual - Boston, MA
Gain valuable business experience at a Fortune 100 company! Liberty International Underwriters, a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance's internship programs give you the chance to work on a variety of critical business assignments, test your skills, use your academic knowledge and match your interests to a real job.
Purpose: Provide assistance to the marketing department during the group’s busiest project development time.

Website Management:
Assist with organizing & tracking approvals for new website content.
Manage content inventory documents for the team, build tools to assist team in information sharing.

Internal Communications:
Assist with reviewing & approving content displayed on internally facing displays at 55 Water Street office.
Assist with updating LIU messages & staff bios as used on the internal monitors.
Assist with generating story ideas for promotion on myLiberty & GS Newsletter.
Maintain Communications Calendar on the Marketing Department page on LIUConnect.

Sales Support:
Respond & execute, as directed by marketing staff, to ad-hoc communication requests
Research and develop recommendation on best way to promote staff videos.

  • Possess strong communication, organization, customer service and project management skills.
  • Familiar with information systems, software applications and analyzing quantitative information.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; additional requirements may apply.
Required steps:
You are required to complete an assessment as part of the application process for this position. Once you review your candidate profile and click submit, a link to an assessment will be provided. After clicking the link, you will also receive a direct link by e-mail that will allow you to take the assessment later if you choose. Depending on the job, the assessment may take between 30 and 60 minutes and it must be completed to be considered for the position.

At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential. That’s why we offer a diverse range of internships and career opportunities that complement your academics, and provide experience through immediate responsibility and stimulating work.

You’ve made a significant investment in your education, and we want to do the same for your career. As a Fortune 100 company, we have the training and resources for you to expand your skills and creativity to drive our business forward. A diversified global insurer, LMI employs over 50,000 people in more than 900 offices worldwide.

Search, Search, Search, Summer 2015 and Beyond

One of your strategies when trying to land a great internship is to use the web to search.  Doing that takes unrelenting effort.  Search everyday and generate a list of solid leads.  Send in resumes and cover letters immediately.  Quality should supersede quantity but quantity is important too.  You need to realize that it is a numbers game and you have to get yourself (and your resume) in front of as many decision makers as possible.  Use UMD's Careerlink and I like to use Indeed.com.  What I will do for the rest of the summer is this: I will do searches everyday based on keywords such as internships, intern, Massachusetts, Providence, and Boston.  I'm hoping to identify the remaining employers still looking for summer interns and then my hope will be to find fall internships that are within commuting distance of the UMD campus. 

Also keep in mind that within the first two weeks of school in September, we (CCB) and the Career Development Center, will receive local requests for interns.  These requests will come from companies and nonprofits in the Fall River, New Bedford, and Providence areas.  Keep thinking about how you can generate leads for good internships beyond just searching.  If you aren't trying to land one for say - next fall - can you do some things to line yourself up for a Spring 2016 internship?  For accounting majors - the spring semester is a good time to land a tax internship at a CPA firm but late fall is the time to line that up. 

In the fall, I will hold internship info workshops and can share more ideas.  Also, if you are a CCB major and want one of our free - laminated quick study Internship guides (a $6.95 value!) that I have authored, send me an email with your UMD SID# and I can reserve one for you.  These are sold nationally but recently we acquired CCB branded ones for the benefit of our eager business students.

Professor Griffin

Enterprise Communications Intern at Dunkin Brands in Canton, MA

This intern will support the Enterprise & Franchisee Communications Team.  Here is the link: