Spring 2005 UMASS Amherst
Operations Research / Management Science Seminar Series

Date: Friday, Febriuary 4, 2005

Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Isenberg School of Management, Room 112

Speaker: Professor Jose M. Cruz

Department of Operations and Information Management
University of Connecticut - Storrs
Biography: Jose M. Cruz received his PhD  in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Science and a minor in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in May 2004. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Operations and Information Management at the School of Business,  University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

He received a BS in Computer Systems Engineering and Mathematics, an MS in Applied Mathematics, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is from Cape Verde.

His research interests include: international financial networks with intermediation and electronic transactions, global supply chain networks, and risk management. He has pubished in Quantitative Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, and Environment and Planning B. He has also co-authored several book chapters. He serves as an Associate of the Virtual Cennter for Supernetworks.

TITLE: The Academic Job Search:
 Pre-Interview, the Interview and Beyond

Abstract: In this talk, I examine the process of searching for an academic job. I will begin by describing the pre-interview process and then will discuss the interview process. This presentation will focus on experiences and lessons learned from my recent academic job search and from my current position as an Assistant Professor.

This series is organized by the UMASS Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter. Support for this series is provided by the Isenberg School of Management, the Department of Finance and Operations Management, and the John F. Smith Memorial Fund.

For questions, please contact the INFORMS Student Chapter President, Ms. Tina Wakolbinger, wakolbinger@som.umass.edu