Announcements

Mark Your Calendars: MIS Case Competition Kick-off

Interested in bettering your problem-solving, teamwork, and presentation skills? The Operations and Information Management Department will be hosting its fourth annual MIS Case Competition on October 4th in the Gladstein Lab (BUSN 391). Students are required to form teams of three, with two team members currently studying in the School of Business, and present a solution to a business case.

The team that comes in first place will be rewarded with a $1500 cash prize that will be divided into three $500 scholarships.

For more information on the MIS Case Competition, please attend the Kick-off Meeting on September 20th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Business Lounge (BUSN 116) and visit the Case Competition homepage.

We hope to see you at the Kickoff!

Mark Your Calendars: MIS Meet and Greet

On Friday, September 13th, UConn’s OPIM Department will be hosting a Management Information Systems (MIS) Meet and Greet for students who are studying MIS or are interested in the major. The Meet and Greet will be held in the OPIM Department’s Gladstein Lab, BUSN 391 from 1:00-3:00 PM.

For students new to the MIS major, the Meet and Greet will be a perfect opportunity to learn more about the major, the OPIM Innovate initiative, and the Information Management Association (IMA). In the Gladstein Lab, attendees will be able to acquaint themselves with some of the Department’s emerging technologies, such as virtual reality headsets, microcontrollers, and 3D printing tools. These technologies can then be later explored through various workshops, which are hosted by OPIM Innovate throughout the semester.

The MIS Meet and Greet will also be a great way to get involved with the Information Management Association (IMA), a student-run organization that hosts events related to information technology. IMA frequently invites industry professionals to talk about information technology, their companies, future job opportunities, and other career-related topics.

Giveaways will be up for grabs for those who attend. Please join us for a closer look into the world of MIS at UConn!

Mark Your Calendars: Hanover Insurance Careers in Analytics Panel

 

On September 11th, Hanover Insurance will be hosting a Careers in Analytics panel from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in McHugh 101. During the panel, seasoned analytics professionals will be discussing the field of analytics, including valuable pre-requisite skill sets, potential career paths, and UConn’s analytics minor.

Information will be provided at the event regarding the Hanover Image Analytics Challenge, which will be occurring later in the semester.

If you are interested in learning more about how data analytics is changing the world at large, now’s your chance!

Mark Your Calendars: Pet Therapy!

Want to pet some pups? On Tuesday, September 10th from 3 PM to 7 PM, the Information Management Association (IMA) and Student Health and Wellness will be hosting a pet therapy session in the School of Business, BUSN 116. Come unwind with furry friends and celebrate UConn’s first school-sanctioned pet therapy event!

If you’re interested in learning more about IMA, their informational meeting will follow shortly after from 7 PM to 8 PM.

For more information on the dogs that will be attending, click here.

Hope to see you all there!

 

Get Grants for Your Social Impact Projects!

Attention entrepreneurs and innovators! The UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship is currently taking applications for social impact projects! Successful pitches receive a Change Grant, or a $2,000 max reward to go towards any project intended for social good.

In order to be eligible to receive a Change Grant, projects must meet one of the following criteria:

  • be beneficial to the UConn community or any external community
  • go towards the education and enrichment of populations in need
  • be a creative project focusing on social issues
  • be a product or service that fulfills an unmet need and positively contributes to the world at large

The Fall 2019 application window closes on September 30th. For more information on how to apply for a Change Grant, click here.

Nalas Engineering Is Hiring! Summer 2019 IT Internship

Nalas Engineering, a chemical engineering company, is currently searching for a team-oriented and hard working information technology (IT) intern for Summer 2019. The intern will be assisting Nalas with various IT needs, such as preparing and maintaining IT equipment (computers, printers, tablets, etc.), resolving networking issues, and providing one-on-one IT assistance and training to staff.

In order to qualify for this position, the applicant must be either a computer science, information technology, or management information systems major with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (junior or senior standing is preferred). In addition, experience with Windows operating systems, Windows Active Directory, Windows Group Policy, routers, firewalls, and networking protocols such as TCP/IP are required.

Interested in this position? Please contact jonathan.a.moore@uconn.edu for more information.

 

 

Lockheed Martin is Hiring! Full-Time Industrial Engineer Position

Lockheed Martin is currently looking for a new industrial engineer for their Rotary and Mission Systems business segment. The hiree will be responsible for improving efficiencies in the plant, as well as monitoring and controlling inventory, production costs, and business information systems.

Candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or in a related field such as management information systems or management and engineering for manufacturing. In addition, skills in data mining, Microsoft Office, and SQL are preferred.

To apply for this position, please click here.

Girls For Tech Stops By The Innovate Lab

On Saturday, April 27th, Girls for Technology, an after-school program based in Hartford, CT that offers girls in minority and underprivileged communities access to emerging technologies, stopped by the Innovate Lab with students in their augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) program. There, these young girls were able to utilize virtual reality headsets, drones, augmented reality tools, and wearable technologies to spur their interest in STEM fields. With the insights of Innovate lab specialists, students were even given advice and information on how VR/AR can be used in a commercial setting.

The Girls for Technology AR/VR program ended its most recent cycle with their trip to the Innovate Lab. After the three-hour program set up by Innovate director Jon Moore and participating student lab specialists, many student workers left with a feeling of fulfillment. “I had a very fun time walking students through how to use the technologies we provide at Innovate,” said Joanne Cheong (MIS ’20), “I also felt like a made a difference by giving these young girls career advice and encouraging them to explore how to use these technologies in positive and profitable ways.”  Alexander Zevin (Computer Science & Finance ’21) followed by saying, “I thought it was very important to show these young girls not to be intimidated by the learning curve associated with certain technologies.”

We thank Girls for Technology for visiting Innovate and hope we helped inspire your young students!

 

Innovate is Hiring! Student Lab Specialist Positions Available

OPIM Innovate is currently seeking to fill three new student lab specialist positions for the fall of 2019. While two of these lab specialist positions will commence in the fall, one student worker will be needed over the summer.

As a student lab specialist, student workers must test and give presentations on the emerging technologies OPIM Innovate has to offer. In addition, lab specialists must assist students with various lab projects.  As such, great communication and customer service skills are a must. Experience with virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing/modeling, IoT/data analytics, drones/wearable tech, A.I./Blockchain is also preferred, but not required.

The student lab specialist position is a Class III job and offers great internship experience for students interested in learning about up-and-coming technologies. For more information on the student lab specialist position, please click here to be directed to the job listing on UConn JobX. For any additional questions contact MIS Program Director Jonathan Moore at jonathan.a.moore@uconn.edu.

Pearson is Hiring! UConn Campus Ambassador

Pearson is currently searching for a diligent and enthusiastic individual to become its UConn campus ambassador. As a Pearson campus ambassador, students partner with their local Pearson sales team to promote Pearson’s MyLab and other educational products through presentations, technology registration events, and blog and social media posts.

Pearson campus ambassadors get to test new products; gain access to travel, internship, leadership, and future employment opportunities; and are provided with Pearson course material for free! This 5-10 hour a week position is a great resume builder and helps ambassadors with their public speaking and overall communication skills.

In order to apply to this position, please click here to be redirected to the official job posting.