The School of Business faculty, staff, and administration are dedicated to facilitating student success. One key focus is helping our students prepare to enter a new career after graduation. There are several ways that the School of Business helps students prepare for their careers, including these resources:
The Accounting Society focuses on providing all students with regular opportunities for learning about the accounting professions, for networking with fellow students, professionals, and alumni, and for demonstrating student leadership. For more information, contact either Professor Lisa Dunbar at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Donald Ladd at email@example.com.
The American Marketing Association Student Chapter at USM is a student-run organization dedicated to providing students with the tools, real-world experience, and networking opportunities that will aid them in their careers through involvement with both the university and the community. Join the AMA as we explore marketing opportunities through guest speakers, discussions, and off-campus experiences. By joining the student AMA group, students will also become members of the national organization. For more information contact Professor Eklou Amendah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enactus provides students with the opportunity “to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise in partnership with schools and businesses in the Southern Maine community.” Enactus is currently on hiatus, but interested students can still contact Professor Richard Bilodeau at email@example.com.
The USM chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma is the student group for any students across USM interested in all aspects of the risk management, insurance, and actuarial science fields. Students are not required to be RMI students. Gamma Iota Sigma is an international co-ed professional fraternal organization with 69 university chapters throughout North America, annual membership exceeding 3,000, and more than 22,000 alumni. The fraternity offers members opportunities to network with other students and industry professionals through local events and conference travel to places like Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta, and many others. The fraternity also provides support, both financial and otherwise, that encourages students to achieve both academic and career goals. Contact Professor Dana Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students in all School of Business majors have the opportunity to complete internships. Students have interned at organizations such as Portland Sea Dogs, Baker Newman Noyes, Unum, Maine Health, Martin’s Point, Stone Coast Fund, Amazon, Defendify, TDBank, Manomet, Maine Red Claws, and Maine International Trade Center. For more information contact the School of Business at email@example.com.
USM’s O.S.A. club is for students who want to develop the skills needed to enter today’s fast-paced business market. The club will help provide knowledge, industry exposure, and job opportunities to USM students through weekly meetings, podcasts, employer drop-ins, and peer development exercises. If you want to be involved in developing your analytics and managerial skills alongside other students, this is the club for you! For more information contact Professor Amarpreet Kohli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the University of Southern Maine Sport Management Club is to apply classroom concepts to the sports entertainment world through internships, volunteer work, industry networking, event management and field trips. Using a hands-on approach, club members will gain a better understanding of the sports industry. For more information see our Facebook page or contact Professor Heidi Parker at email@example.com.
The School of Business works in partnership with the USM’s Career & Employment Hub. Students can use any of the services and events offered by the Career & Employment Hub, including resume and cover letter review, job and internship fairs, and one-on-one or small group career advising sessions. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
USM provides a very helpful resource called USM Career Connections, which is an online portal for internships, volunteer opportunities, and both on-campus and off-campus jobs. Current students can log in to the system by first logging in to their USM “MyCampus” Portal found at usm.maine.edu. Once logged into the portal, click the square that says “JOB BOARD” to be taken directly to USM Career Connections. Please contact email@example.com.