The Global Pulse: Expect the World!

Spring 2008, Issue 1
Articles by Irem Secil Reel and Krystle Reilly




Welcome to our inaugural issue of the Global Pulse, the news source for the University of Maine Business School MBA-MSA program. Check out our news below......

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Featured Students

Spotlight: Mr. Peter Harriman. Peter Harriman learned the importance of being unique since he is one of quadruplets. He earned his bachelor degree from the University of Maine. Later, he went into retail for U.S Cellular. Click here to read full story.
Spotlight: Ms. Ana Zivanovic. Ana Zivanovic was born in Serbia, but lived most of her adult life in Madrid, Spain where she completed her undergraduate degree in Hotel Management. She started her MBA degree two years ago, in September 2006. Click here to read full story.
Spotlight: Ms. Erin Hews. Erin Hews was selected as the 2008 outstanding MSA student to be honored at the Graduate Hooding Ceremony, graduating in May with a Masters of Science in Accounting. She has been doing an internship at Berry, Dunn, McNeil and Parker since January 2007 and has accepted a full time position in their auditing department with them after graduation.Click here to read full story.

Featured Alumnus

Spotlight: Ms. Tamara Janashia. A recent graduate of Umaine MBA program, Tamara Janashia, tells us the story of her success after attaining her degree in her own words: "I graduated from the University of Maine in May 2007 with a Masters degree in Business Administration. It all started two years earlier when I came to Orono as part of an Edmund Muskie exchange program which is funded by the State Department of the United States and gives young professionals from the former Soviet Union an opportunity to study at the graduate schools in the United States. Click here to read full story.

Featured Faculty

Spotlight: Dr. Omar Khan, MBS Poet Laureate. Dr. Omar Khan joined the University of Maine Business school faculty as an Assistant Professor of Marketing in 2005. He currently teaches many different undergraduate and graduate marketing courses, specializing in international marketing. Click here to read full story.


Jamison & Einstein Win First Place in Business Plan Competition. Justin Jamison and Brooks Einstein were honored with a first place award in the Green Products Business Plan Writing Competition. Their business plan was for a local organic milk processing facility. Click here to read full story. MBA Team Competes in International Case Competition. This year, the 27th John Molson MBA International Case took place January 7 - 12 at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure. UMaine MBA students Christine Clark, Thomas Miller, Cristin O’Brien, and Kevin Paul have successfully competed in this globally prestigious event with the help of team’s faculty advisors Harold Daniel and Paul Myer, and David Barrett’s pre-training. Click here to read full story.
Welcome NEW Graduate Business Association. The former MBA-MSA Association has been transformed into the NEW Graduate Business Association (GBA) with a new constitution, mission, vision, goals, and some BIG plans! Click here to read full story. Brand You Workshop. Professor Paul Myer, Executive in Residence at the Maine Business School, contends that many business students lack essential skills in communication and presentation, including techniques in persuasion and need to develop their personal brand. Click here to read full story.
MBA Student Selected for Canadian Leadership Program. Ms. Cristin O’Brien, a first year MBA student, has been accepted to the 4th Annual Canadian Leadership Orientation Program. Click here to read full story.  

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