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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-370-6167 after August 1st to make your appointment.
Due August 1st
CareerLeader Insight Questionnaire
Due August 1st
- 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 email@example.com for access.
- Complete and submit the Advising Questionnaire online at http://mbacareerday.com/earlyaccess/questionnaire/index.htm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org August 1st.
CareerLeader Insight Questionnaire - This questionnaire will help you think about your CareerLeader results and start the self-assessment part of actively working on your career goals. There are two editions of the insight questionnaire because CareerLeader is changing its format on June 30th. After you complete the document, save the document (please put your name in the document file
name) and email it to Beth Ursin, at email@example.com by August
1st. The questionnaire is located at http://mbacareerday.com/earlyaccess/admittedstudentdownloads/CareerLeaderInsights_2011_PostJulyUpdate.doc
Additional "To-Do's" - Plan and Remember
Here are three other "to Do" Items. Numbers 1 and 2 are upcoming and you will be receiving information soon. Number 3 is a reminder from the May edition of Important Information for Fall.
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) Submit Your Health History and Immunization
Records ADD MORE INFO
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
Textbooks For Fall Semester Required
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminders from Previous Postings and Emails
Arriving for Fall Semester
New students 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. Contact the arrival team at email@example.com
Calendar for Fall Semester 2011
Fall Semester 2011 begins on Tuesday, August 16th, 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 12th: "Living and Learning in Salem."
|Living and Learning in Salem - Optional Pre-session Event
|Willamette International Student Orientation
||August 16 (9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
|Fall Semester Begins
||August 16 (3:00 p.m.)
||August 16 - August 19
|Labor Day Holiday
||November 21 - 25
|End of Fall Semester
Planning for Compass Week
Compass Week runs from August 16th through August 19th. 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 16th
|Wednesday, August 17th
|Thursday, August 18th
|Friday, August 19th
||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.
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
||2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
|Tuesday and Thursday
||4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.