School of Business


Students Scholarship and Award Recognition 2021-2022

We are pleased to recognize the 2021-2022 School of Business Scholarship and Award winners!
Portrait of Sophie Jamison

Business student parlays 1.8 million TiKTok followers into job with Hasbro

Hasbro has hired Jamison as Nerf’s Chief TikTok officer. It’s a three-month-long role that comes with a $10,000-per-month salary and intangible benefits, such as mentorship by TikTok’s head of global marketing. And for Jamison — known to her 1.8 million TikTok followers as “Sophie Lightning” — it’s a chance to spread her own brand and social networks even further.
David Shaw

USM launches new innovation fellowship with support from entrepreneur and USM alum David E. Shaw ’76G, ’15H

Five one-year fellowships will be awarded to USM graduate students whose projects demonstrate bold and innovative approaches to solving human, environmental, economic and societal problems of the 21st century and beyond.
Portrait of Firooza Pavri

Muskie School and UM Graduate and Professional Center hosting free COVID-19 webinar series

The defining issue of 2020, COVID-19, is becoming a fall class. Following up a popular summertime webinar, USM’s Muskie School of Public Service and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center are offering a semester-long webinar series on the Covid-19 pandemic that weaves together perspectives from public health, policy, law, and business.
Tech economy title slide

IDEXX Laboratories founder David Shaw and USM President Glenn Cummings co-host “Maine Tech Economy at the Bicentennial” webinar

The importance of technology in the future of the Maine economy is the subject of a new webinar co-hosted by IDEXX Laboratories founder David Shaw and USM President Glenn Cummings. It is titled “Maine Tech Economy at the Bicentennial.” It is free and available online.

USM partners with community to help small businesses navigate COVID-19

The University of Southern Maine is working to support community efforts to help small business owners navigate many of COVID-19’s challenges — from advising small business owners on how to apply for aid money to helping them navigate today’s quickly changing rules and regulations. And the help is free.

USM hosting course and webinar series on COVID-19

The course and webinar series — which is free to the public — will feature online lectures delivered by University of Maine System experts in the fields of public health, policy, law, and business. Two special guests — Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Dora Mills, Chief Health Improvement Officer at MaineHealth — will kick off the lectures on June 1.
The USM Update taping December 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' December 2019

In the final 2019 episode of "The USM Update,” USM President Glenn Cummings talks with guests about programming for student veterans, experiential learning partnerships and students in the arts.

World renowned business leader to deliver keynote address at USM’s Hussey Leadership Institute

Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris, best-selling author of “Expect to Win,” will speak at Hannaford Hall on USM’s Portland Campus

Montana newspaper profiles hotel manager Mandy Hotovy ‘06 

A 2006 University of Southern Maine graduate — now the general manager of a Marriott hotel in Big Sky, Montana — was profiled by her local newspaper.