MS Upcoming Events

Small Group Coaching – Case Interview Prep

When: September 27, 2018, 4:00pm-5:30pm EDT

Where: VMH3332

Dress Attire: Business Casual


Large employers are increasingly using case interview questions as part of their candidate selection process. Case interviews have been proven reliable in assessing a candidates decision-making process and resourcefulness. 70% of technology projects fail, and one major cause of this failure is the insufficient exploration of options and a lack of questioning between business stakeholders and technical team leaders. In this workshop, we’ll work through the case interview framework and then practice a few case interview scenarios.


Signature Etiquette Dinner

When:  Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM EDT

Where: VMH2333

Note: Tickets needed

Dress Attire: Business Professional


Have you ever worried about how to dress and eat properly in a business etiquette dinner? Do you want to practice being professional and elegant when you meet with your future employers and partners in the key moment of your life, to project a right image in front of them? 

SMSA is presenting the “Learning to Dining”: the signature etiquette dinner,  an evening of etiquette training in formal dining protocol and dressing for success. Attendees will learn proper manners, place settings and general table reminders while enjoying an evening three-course meal.


Meet Express One Logistics

When: September 28th, 2018, 4:00pm-5:30pm EDT

Where: VMH1333

Description: Are you in the market for an internship or job?  Come Meet EXPRESS ONE LOGISTICS Friday, 28th, in VMH1333! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the company and immerse yourself in the field of logistics! Open to MS Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics, and Information Systems students!


Small Group Coaching -Technical SAR Stories for Behavioral Interviews

When:  October 2, 2018, from 4:00PM to 5:30PM EDT

Where: VMH2534

Dress Attire: Casual

Presenter: John Malone


This workshop is a discussion of how to highlight the behavioral aspects of your technical project experiences during an interview. 

70% of all technology projects fail and employers know this. Why do they fail? It is not because technical people do not know how to do technical things, and it is not because business stakeholders do not know what they want. It is because of behavioral factors that make a big difference in outcomes.

Many technical-leaning and quantitative candidates miss opportunities to connect a technical interview question into a complete, behavioral answer that would help an employer come to the conclusion that the job candidate really understands what makes a technical project successful. We’ll work on connecting your technical experiences to the behavioral factors that lead to successful outcomes.


Small Group Coaching- Technical SAR Stories for Resumes 

When:  October 3, 2018, 11:30AM-1:00PM EDT

Where: VMH4534

Presenter: John Malone

Dress Attire: Business Casual


This workshop is an exploration of how to convert your academic project SAR stories into a higher-level, strategic positioning of your skills and capabilities. The objective is to move beyond the basic facts and details of the project and into the positioning of SAR stories to align better with your industry and function job targets.


Small Group Coaching -Skill Gap Analysis 

When: Please register different sessions on HireSmith


A skills gap is the difference between skills that employers want or need, and skills you actually possess.  Conducting a skills gap analysis helps you identify skills you need to meet your business goals and professional objectives. 

The more knowledgeable you are about your “areas of opportunity”, the more quickly you can take steps to bridge the gap.

Join this session to take your pulse with regard to how job/interview ready you are based on skill gap analysis results.


Small Group Coaching – Informational Interviewing 

When: Please register different sessions on HireSmith


An Informational Interview (also known as an Informational conversation) is a meeting in which a potential job seeker seeks advice on their career, the industry, and the corporate culture of a potential future workplace; while an employed professional/alumni learns about the job seeker and judges their professional potential and fit. 

In this session you will explore what you will need to do to conduct an effective informational interview.  Students will reach out to alumni in the field to set up a future informational interview as part of this session.