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Friday, April 29, 2011

Social media and your career

More than 100 million professionals are now on LinkedIn. The growth of this professional social network is not a fad. The growth has been exponential which has led many recruiters to begin to use LinkedIn as their primary resource for their work.

Don't get left out of the conversation. More and more professionals are finding career opportunities by taking advantage of this free and commonly used tool.

Get connected
If you don't have an account and would like to set one up for free, click here.

To join the official Huntsman School LinkedIn group, click here.

Further reading
For some excellent tips on how to use social networks in your job search and networking, click here.

Give us advice
Please let us know how you are using LinkedIn and other social networks to build your network and advance your career. We would love to hear from you.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

MS MIS Program Spotlight

Did you know the Huntsman School's Master's of Science in Management Information Systems (MS MIS) program is the fastest growing graduate program in the Huntsman School of Business? In fact, the program has seen a 70 percent increase in its admission within the last year and a 100 percent increase in MS MIS graduates over 2009.

To learn more about the MS MIS program, please visit the program's website, here.

Meet Associates of the Master's of Science in Management Information System Program

Faculty Highlights
  • The Business Intelligence (BI) Group headed by David Olsen has five working papers and three accepted and/or forthcoming conference papers, one of which was awarded the "Business Intelligence Congress Innovation in Pedagogy Award" at the second Business Intelligence Congress.
  • Yong Seog Kim was invited as an editorial board member of Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences.
  • John D. Johnson led a group of students to the Microsoft Imagine Cup US finals where they finished in second place. The team developed a Facebook App that people can use to lend directly to entrepreneurs.
  • Pam Dupin-Bryant authored studies on ethical behavior in cybersquatting and softlifting as resources for educators.
  • Kelly Fadel co-authored a paper entitled "Knowledge Exploration and Exploitation: The Impacts of Psychological Climate and Knowledge Management System Access," Which appeared in the Information Systems Research journal, a Financial Times top 40 journal.
  • Robert Hayden joined the department as the associate director of the MSMIS program. Dr. Hayden's career included steps as department head and dean of the School of Computing, BYU-Hawaii, and vice president of instruction at Otero Junior College. Dr. Hayden was also cast as a stunt double for Larry Wilcox on the popular television series "CHiPs".

Summer Session applicants deadline fast approaching

The Great Work Great Career Summer Session 2011 is starting May 17 and the deadline to apply is fast approaching! Applications are due April 29! If you want to know anymore about the program please search this website, email or check us out on facebook!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Presenting Spring 2011 Graduates!

Another semester has come and almost gone and the GWGC has an amazing group of participants who have graduated from the program! These graduates worked hard to learn skills that will change how they view their career paths.

The executive GWGC team would like to thank all the facilitators who assisted in teaching the participants of the program, especially Lynne Pettit who always kept everyone smiling. We would also like to all the employers who came to the GWGC Networking Dinner where the participants put the skills the have learned from class into practice.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great Work, Great Career Course

The Utah Statesman recently posted an article on the Huntsman School's Great Work, Great Career course. Here is an excerpt of that article.

At this time in the semester students are not only forced to think about graduation, but about the pressures of finding a job that matches the skills learned in their major, said Brett Cheney, a junior majoring in entrepreneurship.
Cheney is one of about 30 students who were enrolled in a no-credit class titled "Great Work Great Career," after Stephen R. Covey's book published in 2009. Covey partnered with USU as a tenured professor in the Jon M. Hunstman School of Business. With about a year left until graduation, he said he has observed the way this nine-week course has influenced students who are unsure what their majors will allow them to do career-wise, especially those majors that have been deemed less marketable. . .
You can read the full article, here.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Huntsman Alumni Magazine

The Global Engagement Issue of the Huntsman Alumni Magazine is out. In this issue, you'll find articles on our students' engagement in Africa, North and South America, India and other parts of Asia. You can also hear from some of our alumni including Kent E. Bracken and Kent Alder. Feel free to flip through a digital copy of this magazine, here.

Let us know what you think about this publication in the comment section of this post, and you may appear in the next Huntsman Alumni Magazine.

Friday, April 22, 2011

David Herrmann on SEED

One Huntsman School program has raised more than $130,000 to help lift individuals out of poverty by teaching them business skills and principles. That program is SEED. You can hear the interview learn more about what SEED is and how the Huntsman School has impacted the lives of many entrepreneurs in developing nations from Professor David Herrmann. He was recently interviewed about our SEED program on the Voice of America’s radio program, Nightline Africa. Click here to hear the interview.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Look at the Huntsman School

{Branded} Online Magazine recently featured the Huntsman School in its University Series. We've included an excerpt of that feature, below.

"The Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University has many different emphases in the business realm, ranging from the rigid structure of accounting all the way to the free flowing (and sometimes volatile) field of entrepreneurship. When speaking with some of their faculty about the different programs, it became clear that there was a larger goal at work other than teaching the curriculum required. The Huntsman School of Business is very much focused on the individual potential of the student, and despite its relative size and the ramifications that are generally associated with that, it was apparent that every student, if seeking assistance or attention from a professor, would not have to look far to find it."
To view the full article, click here.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

MIS 2200 Student Voice: Huntsman School of Business Culture

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” This was stated by John Quincy Adams and clearly describes the caliber of mentors found at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

I keep a program of the 2010 Annual Awards Banquet tucked safely in my bedroom desk drawer. It serves as a reminder of an almost surreal taste of what the world should be like. It was at this banquet that I was able to very closely observe what sets these mentors apart from the cold image that often accompanies business. I have discovered a distinguished cu

lture that defines the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business; a culture in which I hope to become deeply involved. It is a culture that emanates from Mr. Huntsman and from the many respected professors who have become such for all the right reasons.

At the banquet I intently listened and observed as Mr. Huntsman spoke. Almost embarrassedly he referred to a portrait that hangs in the lobby of the business building. “Anyone who has a portrait of himself is not the type of person you want to know.” He recounted inspiring stories emphasizing values that are all too often set aside but which are essential in the business world -- values that make up the culture present at USU.

As he left the room with several of his family and staff members, he paused a slight moment. It was this moment that encouraged me to “dream more, learn more, do more, and become more”. This moment did more to vindicate his personal integrity and selfless leadership than the dozens of inspiring stories I had heard. As this respected and successful man approached the door he humbly slowed his steps, turned to his dear wife, and extended his arm for her to walk through the doorway ahead of him. I began to more fully grasp what makes up the culture that is so defining in the Huntsman School of Business.

This culture lies within the CPA who leaves his firm to become a full-time accounting professor and inspire an indecisive student to select a major that he comes to love. This culture lies within the successful entrepreneur who handed that sophomore accounting student his card and said, “When you need a job, give me a call.” This culture lies within the millionaire businessman who couldn’t speak highly enough of the accounting profession and asked multiple times for that student’s resume. This culture lies within a distinguished family of alumni and students. This culture is what inspires me to “Dare Mighty Things”.

Michael Hendricks, Huntsman student

President Albrecht visits Huntsman School

President Stan Albrecht and several other top USU officials visited the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business earlier this week to report on the results of the most recent Utah Legislative session. Dean Douglas D. Anderson praised the leadership of Pres. Albrecht during the meeting. Of that leadership he said:

"It has given us momentum. It has given us aspiration. It has given us self confidence in a way that we have not had in many, many, many years. President we are grateful for your leadership. We are grateful for the way you represent the university. We are grateful for the careful and thoughtful approach you take in helping us resolve these problems. The weight on your shoulders is tremendous but you carry it off with great grace and we appreciate that deeply."

Friday, April 8, 2011

Huntsman MBA students sing the Scotsman

A group of Huntsman MBA students recently returned from a trip to China where they had the opportunity to visit with business leaders and expand their global vision. While there, the group visited the Great Wall of China where they performed the Scotsman.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2011 Rail Jam

E-week's Rail Jam was a big hit this year as was expected. Students came out to show their moves on the snow and in the world of business.

Under tents, students promoted their self-owned businesses- plenty of which provided snacks and drinks. Skilled snowboarders and skiers put on a great show for a big crowd. And hilarious judges kept the whole place excited with jokes and music.