Office of Public Affairs

'The USM Update,' Sept. 4, 2018

USM Update filming Sept 2018

Welcome to the third season of The USM Update

This season we are highlighting the many ways in which the University of Southern Maine is preparing today's students for tomorrow's careers through a number of career development initiatives targeted at filling the skill gaps in Maine's workforce. Watch the full episode.

USM President Glenn Cummings sits down first with Valerie Fuller, assistant professor in USM's School of Nursing, and guests to discuss the need to expand rural health care in Maine, and how USM's new Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner can help meet the demand for nurses in wake of the state's projected 3,200 nursing job shortfall. Learn more.

Next, we hear from USM Associate Professor Charles Bernacchio about USM's Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling masters degree program and how it helps prepare students for the workforce, so they can in turn help patients get back to work following illness or injury. Watch it now.

Last, but certainly not least, we hear from Andrew Osheroff, manager of operations for USM's Career & Employment Hub, and Jeanne Paquette, USM's vice president of Corporate Engagement, about how USM is getting students off campus and into coveted internships — over 1,400 in 2017 alone — that lead to lasting careers. Check it out.

About "The USM Update."


The USM Update, September 2018


Solving Maine's Rural Nursing Crisis


Rehabilitating Maine's Workers


Need a Career? USM can help.



"The USM Update" is a monthly, half-hour program covering all things about the University of Southern Maine — from groundbreaking research to workforce development initiatives and more — hosted by University President Glenn Cummings during the academic year.

The "Update" is produced by the USM Office of Public Affairs in partnership with the University's Communication and Media Studies Department and several media partners in Southern, Central and Coastal Maine covering more than 40 communities with a combined population of over 400,000 people. 

New episodes air on the first Monday of each month at 8:30 p.m. on the Portland-based Portland Media Center (formerly Community Television Network/CTN5) channel 5. Viewers outside the Portland area should check their local listings.