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Attention August 2013 Grads

MBA Survey Request
Seeking Business in Need of Strategic Consulting The Xavier Leadership Center is Now Offering CMA
PLM Marketing Positions Project Management Institute
Fifth Third Trading Center Hours  
 
Attention August 2013 Grads

The degree audit process to award a diploma begins with the Application for Graduation. MBA students planning to graduate in August 2013 must submit their applications for graduation TODAY – May 31.

Applications can be found on the Registrar's website at www.xavier.edu/registrar/forms. Once completed the application can be faxed to the Registrar at 513-745-2969 or delivered in person to the Office of the Registrar.

There is a $50 fee associated with this application, which is billed through the Office of the Bursar. There is an additional fee of $50 for applications submitted after May 31.

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MBA Survey Request

Please help fellow MBA students in a project that is looking to understand your experience as a job-seeker! Your feedback and input is very important to us! This survey should only take you 10 minutes of your time. The survey will be open until June 7th.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Talent-Acquisition

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Seeking Business in Need of Strategic Consulting

Xavier University's Finance Department is seeking a greater Cincinnati-based business to participate in its Finance 488-Applied Financial Strategy class during the spring semester of 2014. The participating business will benefit from a 17-week strategic planning process led by two Xavier University Finance Professors, and staffed by fourth-year finance students. This strategic planning engagement will help the participating business refine strategic approaches to and action plans for a current business problem or opportunity while providing valuable real life experience to the participating students.

Qualifications of the participating business:

  • $3 million to $5 million in sales.
  • Minimum of 3 years of established financial statements.
  • At least one operating location in the greater Cincinnati area.
  • Products or manufacturing businesses are preferred.
  • Ability for business personnel to work with the class 2-3 hours per week over course of the semester (one hour during scheduled class time).
  • Demonstrated interest by the business in developing the skills of the students involved in the engagement.

There is no cost to the participating business except for the time expended with the class and in follow-up meetings.

At the conclusion of the semester's engagement, the students will deliver a board room presentation of the strategic plan developed during the engagement as well as a formal strategic planning document.

The participating business will be selected by November 15, 2013.

Interested businesses should contact Professor Julie Cagle, Xavier University, Department of Finance at cagle@xavier.edu for additional information.

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The Xavier Leadership Center is Now Offering CMA

The Xavier Leadership Center is now offering CMA - Certified Management Accounting - certification. According to Dr. Sandra Richtermeyer, chair of the XU Williams College of Business, the CMA designation offers a track for individuals in accounting & finance who want to do something different from a CPA track. The CMA has become a global passport as it is recognized as a professional designation that crosses borders but maintains industry standards. Anyone interested in the CMA should attend the CMA information session on August 13th from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. at the Cintas Center. Visit http://xavierleadershipcenter.com/ to register.

Click here to read about the out seven interview questions that great candidates might ask and given some suggested responses.

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PLM Marketing Positions

The following positions have just been posted online:

  • Retail Manager in Little Rock, AR for the Delta Division
  • Set-Team Member in Little Rock, AR for the Delta Division
  • Merchandising Manager at the Corporate Office in Cincinnati, OH
  • Customer Insights Analyst at the Corporate Office in Cincinnati, OH (2 Openings)
  • Corporate Brands Lead Packaging Manager at the Corporate Office in Cincinnati, OH
  • Manager of Space Planning at the Corporate Office in Newport, KY
  • Senior Space Management Analyst at the Corporate Office in Newport, KY

If you or someone you know is qualified and interested in applying for these positions you may do so by going to our website, www.plmarketing.net. Please note, we have had questions and both the Customer Insights Analyst and Corporate Brands Lead Packaging Manager positions are at the same level as a Process Manager or Assistant Merchandising Manager.

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Project Management Institute

The Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), (SWOPMI) aims to promote project management professionalism and serve the professional, education and networking needs of Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.

In this direction, to foster student interest in project management, the chapter proposes to sponsor an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for one student meeting all the following eligibility criteria.

The award will be administered by PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) and funding for the award will be provided by the Southwest Ohio chapter. The PMIEF fee for administration will be included along with the annual contribution.

Apply here.

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Fifth Third Trading Center Hours

The Fifth Third Trading Center is a student-managed facility committed to the study and application of finance. Summer hours for the center are as follows:

Monday-Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday Closed
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Duration: Monday May 13, 2013 to Thursday August 8, 2013

In addition to the above evening hours these morning hours will be available starting in July

Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Duration: Monday July 1, 2013 - Thursday August 8, 2013

Exceptions: SMH 106 will be closed Memorial Day and July 4th

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