This community is dedicated to the study, advancement, and success of future business leaders. Students living in this LLC share classes with other business majors and participate in social and educational residence hall programming that focuses on current business practices, career development within the field, and engagement within the local Lowell community. In addition, there are two Faculty Advisors from the Manning School of Business who are actively engaged with the students, creating unique opportunities that include dinners on business etiquette and informal interaction with faculty.
As a result of living in the First-Year Business Innovation Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to:
- Begin to develop meaningful relationships through networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, community members and peers that will promote professional and academic success.
- Discover effective organizational, goal setting and time management techniques that will enhance study skills and promote academic success.
- Identify areas in need of balance and stress reduction that will sustain overall well-being within the following areas: Physical, Financial, Social, Community & Career Wellbeing.
- Prepare a Resume and/or Cover Letter that will promote career development.
- Investigate campus resources that can assist in accomplishing personal and academic goals.
- Identify service opportunities provided on the UMass Lowell campus, and within the greater Lowell community, that will further develop them as leaders.
As a result of living in the Upper-Class Business Innovation Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to:
- Continue developing meaningful relationships through networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, Business Leaders and their peers that will promote professional and academic success.
- Utilize Career Services and other campus resources to create an action plan for accomplishing career goals (e.g., Applying for Graduate School and/or Jobs post-graduation, Mock Interviews, etc.).
- Begin to develop skills related to Quantitative Literacy that will promote career development (e.g., Fiscal Management and Responsibility, Personal Finance, Understanding Student Loan Debt, etc.).
- Develop problem-solving skills, techniques and methods that will empower their career development.
- Recognize key components of effective leadership, including understanding their leadership style and ways in which they can lead others in a team.
- Understand the concept of Social Entrepreneurship through exploring diverse social issues within the Business Sector.