Fall 2009 semester Graduate Assistant contracts begin the week of August 17. All GAs should begin tracking their hours for the Fall 2009 semester on this date. Please turn your hours in to the B307 office by end-of-day Tuesdays.
Office of Technology Transfer, College of Engineering and College of Business & Economics Employment and Internship Opportunities Available for Fall Semester 2011
Two Graduate Assistantships Available – 20 hours per week, full tuition waiver and monthly stipend
Looking for Graduate Students in Engineering, Sciences or Business who want to learn about intellectual property, technology development, market analysis, business formation and entrepreneurship. Graduate Assistants work independently and as a team member of the Innovation Team.
The Graduate Assistants on the Innovation Team will work closely with faculty members on technology development, market analysis, commercialization feasibility and intellectual property issues. The Graduate Assistant will also work directly with faculty inventors on their innovations by providing support on technology transfer and commercialization.
The Innovation Team is facilitated by the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the Office of Technology Transfer (http://www.boisestate.edu/research/tech/)
Industry experience or interest in technology development and commercialization, product development, market development, etc is helpful but not required. Academic training in engineering, sciences or business is helpful.
The duration of this Graduate Assistantship may be two semesters or four.
For additional information or to apply, please contact or email your resume and cover letter explaining how your interests and experience align with the graduate assistantship to Professor Kent Neupert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is: March 14, 2011.
One Graduate Assistantship Available – 20 hours per week, full tuition waiver and monthly stipend
Looking for Graduate Student in Engineering to work for Office of Technology Transfer Fellow. The faculty Fellow is responsible for implementing applied research projects from industry and identifying and developing technologies discovered in Boise State laboratories. This position will work directly with dynamic and productive faculty on their innovations. This position will have the opportunity to learn about intellectual property, technology development, and business formation and entrepreneurship. The Graduate Assistant would be involved in all Fellow activities primarily in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences.
The duration of this Graduate Assistantship may be one semester or two.
For additional information or to apply, please contact or email your resume and cover letter explaining how your interests and experience align with the graduate assistantship to Lyn Moore at email@example.com Application deadline is: March 14, 2011.
Boise State University’s Executive MBA program earned very high marks for the second consecutive year in an independent survey of its graduates by the international Executive MBA Council. Boise State’s program scored 9.4 out of 10 for overall performance. The average rating for all programs worldwide was 8.5.
The Executive MBA Council, comprising more than 200 colleges and universities that administer programs in 25 countries, hired an outside firm to conduct the exit survey with Boise State’s 2010 Executive MBA graduates, the second class to graduate since the program began four years ago. Read More »
Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics will begin an Honors Track program for MBA students and recent MBA graduates this fall.
One-on-one executive coaching, individual mentoring from business leaders, peer-to-peer forums and seminars will provide the top 25 percent of current students and recent MBA graduates the opportunity to dramatically enhance their leadership skills. The new program will run monthly during the academic year, from September to May. Read More »
Tuesday, October 5 – Friday, October 8
Last year over 200 community, business leaders, and students attended the event. A kick-off breakfast will be held on Tuesday. Panel sessions will be held in COBE classrooms Tuesday – Thursday. A Senior and Graduate Career Development Day will be held Friday, starting with the President’s Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the SUB Simplot Ballroom.
For more details and event registration, please visit http://cobe.boisestate.edu/lessonsfromalumni.
For additional details, please contact:
- Kent Neupert, Marcel Wermeckes, Alex Livingston, Thomas Schoeck
R2EV, Boise State University’s business plan team, finished strong in a competitive field of 20 international universities at the New Venture Championship hosted the University of Oregon’s Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship. Boise State’s R2EV team took 2nd Place overall for the “best elevator pitch” and Division Winner for the “best presentation” on Saturday April 10.
The competition, which played out over three days, required teams to present their ideas for new business start-ups to panels of investors and entrepreneurs acting as judges. For the competition, each team was required to prepare a written business plan for review and present their ideas to three different sets of judges. With a total prize package of over $60,000, awards were given for categories such as “best elevator pitch” (a 60 second summary presentation of the business opportunity), “best written business plan” and “best presentation” in several divisions.
R2EV’s Fuel 2.0 product is a portable energy storage solution with applications in several industry setting. The technology for the product was developed by Boise State student Alex Livingston and the team includes MBA candidates Marcel Wermeckes and Thomas Schoeck.
The top prize went to the University of Louisville’s NanoMark Therapeutics for the treatment of ovarian cancer.
Other universities participating in the competition included:
- Brigham Young University
- Cornell University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (China)
- Johns Hopkins University
- Purdue University
- San Diego State University
- Chulongkorn University (Thailand)
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Thammasat University (Thailand)
- University of Arkansas
- University of British Columbia (Canada)
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- University of Louisville
- University of Manitoba (Canada)
- University of Oregon
- University of Texas at Austin
For inquiries, please contact Professor Kent Neupert, Director of the Boise State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, at 208-426-2397 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Boise State’s College of Business and Economics has partnered with the University of Idaho College of Law to allow students to simultaneously earn a master of science in accountancy/taxation emphasis and a law degree.
The new JD/MSAT agreement allows students to earn both a juris doctorate and the accountancy degree in as few as three years, rather than the four years it would typically take.
“This cooperation between Boise State University and the University of Idaho provides a unique opportunity for Idaho residents,” said Kirk Smith, associate dean in Boise State’s College of Business and Economics. “An individual can earn two complementary and highly coveted graduate degrees in less total time than it takes to complete them sequentially. Graduates will have a tremendous background in tax law and be able to move into their careers more quickly.”
Students must apply separately to each program and be admitted to both the Boise State MSAT program and the University of Idaho College of Law in order to be eligible for the joint program. The two degrees are awarded separately, but the agreement facilitates credit transfers between programs so that students can earn both degrees in the most economical way.
For more information, visit http://cobe.boisestate.edu/graduate/concurrent-jd-and-msat/.
The College of Business and Economics will host Leadership & Development Day on Tuesday, March 2, featuring career development workshops to help students gain the competitive edge in an ever-changing economy.
Business leaders from across the valley and employment sectors will facilitate sessions. Topics include: Interviewing Techniques: The Blueprint; Resume Rebuild; Building A Business; Leadership & Accountability; Strategies for Finding Job Opportunities; Interview Meal Etiquette; Entering the World of Accounting; Entering the World of Technology; and Entering the World of Banking.
Juniors, seniors and graduate students who are business majors are encouraged to attend. Business casual dress is required. Sessions will be held in the Student Union Building. For more information and to register, students should visit http://cobe.boisestate.edu/specialevents/lead.
The events are sponsored by Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Wells Fargo Bank, Cooper Norman, Boise Young Professionals and Synoptek. For more information, contact Carlene Hansen at 426-1361.
Angel Investment Internships – Application Deadline April 5, 2010.
As an Angel Investment intern, you work for one of the local investment groups and:
- Gain real-world experience with the process of angel investing in start-up companies
- Gain contacts with the local investors who fund early-stage business ventures
- Administer the process used to decide which applicants become one of the few ventures actually considered for investment
- Learn about and participate in the due diligence phase, learning what makes a good investment and what does not
- Get an early look at new dynamic companies and a feel for what type of new business might be favorably considered for investment by angel organizations
- These internship opportunities are for graduate students only. MBA candidates can count this internship as 1 credit towards the 9 required MBA elective credits.
- Preference is given to those looking for internships lasting one calendar year. A minimum commitment of six months may also be considered.
For additional information and how to apply please contact either:
COBE Management Professor
COBE Management Professor and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship
Former Intern Testimonial
My experience with the Boise Angel Alliance was one of the main highlights at the Boise State MBA program. I was able to gain insight into small business from a number of experienced mentors. My learning came through networking and talking to a lot of the members. I also had the privilege of working on the due diligence team for one of their potential investments. This experience also allowed me to put my schooling into practice and utilize the knowledge that is most valuable. This internship provided me with a better idea of how small businesses are structured and how to best get funding through the different available sources. Learning how to setup the ownership structure with angel investors was also very beneficial. This gave me valuable knowledge that I can use when I am ready to raise money for my own venture. I will be leveraging this after I sharpen my skills through the great mentors I currently have. I would definitely recommend this opportunity to any student interested in entrepreneurship and finance.
A graduate assistantship is a wonderful opportunity to work with various departments within the College, or anywhere on campus, while working towards a graduate degree. COBE graduate assistants will work in one or more areas which may include:
- Academic research and support for faculty
- Tutor undergraduate students
- Teach undergraduate classes
- Support for event coordination and/or marketing COBE through the Graduate Business Studies Office
- Support the efforts of the Idaho Small Business Development Center
COBE offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships (GA) for full-time graduate business students. To be eligible, candidates must:
- Be fully admitted to their degree program by the application deadline
- Attend full-time (9-12 graduate credits) during the award
The GA waives all tuition and fees and pays a stipend of approximately $9,000 for the academic year, and requires 20 hours work per week throughout the semester. Occasionally, GA awards are available during the spring semester only. Contracts are not automatically renewed, but students may apply for a second year.
To apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please complete this form and submit it to:
J. Renee Anchustegui
Business Graduate Studies
Business Building, Room 307
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1600