Important Information for Fall 2012 - July Edition
Join Us for the Mid-Summer Gathering Barbecue
If you are in the U.S. in mid-July, be sure to attend our Mid-Summer Gathering Barbecue! The barbecue is Friday, July 13th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Atkinson School. You are welcome to bring guests. Dress is casual and relaxed. More information and RSVP online if you can join us by Wednesday, July 11th.
Career Management "To Do" List
It is time to get started on your career goals! Here is your Career Management Do List. Each activity listed below should be completed by the due date as listed. Email Judy O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
If you complete and submit all of these assignments by August 1st, you will qualify for early access to career services. This means you can start working one-on-one with the Atkinson School Career Management staff before school starts. Early access dates for this year are August 6th through August 14th. If you qualify for early access, contact Beth Ursin, at email@example.com or call 503-370-6167 after August 1st to make your appointment.
|CareerLeader Insight Questionnaire||August 1|
|Advising Questionnaire||August 1|
CareerLeader - Complete Career Leader by August 1st. Beth Ursin, Director of Career Management and Shelby Gould, Career Management Advisor for the Willamette MBA program, will use your CareerLeader results to work with you when school starts. If you have misplaced your log-in directions for CareerLeader, email Judy O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
Advising Questionnaire - Complete and submit the Advising Questionnaire online by August 1st. The questionnaire will be used to help our career management team and faculty advisors understand and better meet your needs.
Resume - Email an updated edition of your resume in a Word or PDF document to Beth Ursin, at email@example.com by August 1st.
CareerLeader Insight Questionnaire - Complete and submit the CareerLeader Insight Questionnaire by August 1st. This questionnaire will help you think about your CareerLeader results and start the self-assessment part of actively working on your career goals. After you complete the document, save the document (please put your name in the document file name) and email it to Beth Ursin, at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1st.
Upcoming "To-Do's" To Plan For
DiSC Inventory - During the second week of July, you will receive an email from me asking you to complete the DiSC inventory. The DiSC inventory provides insight into a person's preferred management and leadership styles. The DiSC will be discuss in your PACE courses, but we need the results before school starts. We have purchased the DiSC for you, so there is no cost to you. You will complete the DiSC online -- it takes about 20 minutes. The DiSC will need to be completed by July 23rd.
Mentorship Program Application - The Career Management program will be accepting applications between August 1st and August 19th to participate in our mentorship program . The application process to have a mentor will be announced later in July.
Health History and Immunization Records - Health History and Immunization Form - Immunization Information
Health Insurance Forms for US Students
Health Insurance Forms for International Students
Student Health Insurance
All students enrolled in 4.5 credits or more are required to have health insurance. You will not be required to purchase the Willamette insurance if you are covered by a comparable health insurance plan. The Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan reflects the ruling passed March 16, 2012 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The cost for 12 months coverage through the Willamette University Student Health Plan is $2,536 for the 2012-13.
Complete information about health insurance for U.S. students is available online.
Complete information about health insurance for International students is available online.
Waiver Policies and Procedures For Early Career MBA and MBA for Career Change Core Courses
Judy O'Neill will be evaluating the files of all incoming students for possible waivers of core courses by the end of the first week of August. Judy will email those who are eligible for a waiver based on an administrative decision. To review the waiver policies for 2012-13 see Waiver Policies and Procedures for MBA Core Courses . If you have questions about waiver policies, please contact Judy O'Neill.
Textbooks For Fall Semester Required Courses
A list of Textbooks for Fall Semester Core Courses is available for those of you who plan to purchase your books before school starts. All text books will be available for purchase at The Willamette Store
Tuition, Fees, Health Insurance, Monthly Payment Plan and Payment Process Information
See Tuition, Fees, Monthly Payment Plan and the Payment Process for basic information about costs and the payment process. More information will be provided later in the summer.
Contacting and Networking with Our Alumni
After school starts you will go through a series of learning experiences and assignments with Beth Ursin, Director of Career Management. After you have completed the process, Beth will connect you with alumni. This form of organized contact helps you present yourself professionally and provides a win-win situation for students and our alumni who are generously volunteering their time and knowledge.
We Are Renumbering All Courses
If you have recently looked at our schedule of classes or course descriptions you may have noticed that we are renumbering all courses for the Early Career/Career Change MBA program. Course numbers are changing from three digit numbers (500, 600, 700) to four digit numbers (5000, 6000, 7000). The change allows us to continue to assign a unique course number for each new course we design and offer.
More Information to Come
We will email and post additional information in late July/early August. In the meantime, if you have questions, just email Judy O'Neill at email@example.com.
Reminders from Previous Postings and Emails
Arriving for Fall Semester
Students who are new to the Salem area should plan to arrive in Salem between August 1st and August 9th (or before) so you have time to get settled and rested before school starts. Our Incoming Student Arrival Liaisons will help new students get settled before school starts. Services include pick up at the Portland Airport and assistance with locating an apartment in Salem after you arrive. This service is especially important for students traveling to Oregon from other states and countries. You can reach the arrival team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendar for Fall Semester 2012
Fall Semester 2012 begins on Tuesday, August 14th, with Compass Week. Compass Week is required for all new students. Also, you will want to be sure to participate in the pre-session event on August 10th: "Living and Learning in Salem."
|Living and Learning in Salem - Optional Pre-session Event||August 10|
|Willamette International Student Orientation||August 14 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)|
|Fall Semester Begins||August 14 (4:00 p.m.)|
|Compass Week||August 14 - August 17|
|Labor Day Holiday||September 3|
|Thanksgiving Vacation||November 19-23|
|End of Fall Semester||December 14|
Most Willamette MBA students live off-campus. For a Google map and recommendations from students click here. Other information is also available on the admitted student housing page. Remember to use our Incoming Student Arrival Liaisons for advice. Other good resources for information include the Statesman Journal (Classified Ad) and Craigslist.
Registration for Fall Semester Courses
Willamette MBA registration is a very simple process, so don't worry. First year students will automatically be pre-registered for the entire first-semester core curriculum (5 courses, 15 semester credits). Sections will be assigned to ensure demographic, academic and experiential balance in all sections. Judy O'Neill, Associate Dean and Director of Admission, will contact students who have special registration options.
As a guideline, the general class schedule for most first-year Willamette MBA students will be as shown below. Remember, that as a Willamette MBA student you will be involved in many meetings and sessions outside of class (experiential learning, client projects, career management services, professional organizations, etc.). Our estimate is that you will be busy with the MBA program (classes, studying, meetings, events, organizations, etc.) approximately 50 hours per week.
|Monday and Wednesday||1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Monday and Wednesday||3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday and Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. -- or -- 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.|
|Tuesday and Thursday||1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday and Thursday||3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
The entire fall semester schedule of classes is available on our web site. The spring semester schedule is also available.
Health History and Immunization Records
Oregon state law requires all new students to provide immunization and health records. Forms to be completed are available online in pdf format and are linked below. Be sure to complete the health history and immunization forms as soon as possible and send them to the Willamette University Bishop Wellness Center by August 1st.
* Immunization Information
* Health History and Immunization Form
If you need the measles immunization (MMR), you can get it on campus on August 15th during Compass Week. The cost for the MMR vaccination is $62. Charges for vaccinations will be billed to your Willamette University student account.
[Note: If you have recently been enrolled in the Willamette University College of Law or College of Liberal Arts, you should update the health history form, but you do not need to resubmit the immunization and history forms.]
Planning for Compass Week
Compass Week runs from August 14th through August 17th. Compass Week is required for all new students and will include important academic, professional and social activities. Different events and activities require different clothing. To help you plan your packing needs, here is your guide to appropriate dress for the activities of Compass Week.
|Tuesday, August 14th||Casual|
|Wednesday, August 15th||Business formal|
|Thursday, August 16th||Business formal|
|Friday, August 17th||Athletic clothes and tennis shoes|
"Business formal" typically means a jacket, tie, button down shirt, matching slacks and dress shoes for men. For women, business attire would typically mean a skirt or slacks, jacket, button down shirt or shell, clear or solid color nylons and closed toed shoes. Also, be sure your shoes are comfortable for walking across campus.