MAP Ongoing Opportunities

We understand that many students work part-time or full-time while attending classes. If you find that you are not able to make it to scheduled events, there may be other opportunities for you to earn miles.

Organizations

1 mile per organization for which you were actively involved for at least one full academic year. One MAP mile will be awarded to students that are active members of one of the organizations listed below.

Delta Sigma Pi 

Women in Business 

Investment Club

Contact mapcm@umb.edu for more details.

 

Lead and Serve

Companies and organizations around the world are becoming more aware of their role to be socially responsible entities. Many organizations have pursued steps to integrate their responsibility into their business plans. For example:

  • Staples Inc. re-tooled their supply chains to be more environmentally sustainable by reconfiguring their delivery routes, using less packaging on their store shelves, and using their buying power to motivate suppliers to reduce waste across their supply chains as well.
  • Panera Bread launched Panera Cares, an aggressive community outreach program and chain of restaurants to help end food insecurity by charging a suggested food value to the customers who can pay or donate more; while giving meals to those who cannot, in a cheery, clean, mostly volunteer run restaurant environment, that looks no different than their traditional Panera Bread locations.
  • Toms Shoes built their entire company around the need to address a global need to confront the effects on health and quality of life for people who have no shoes, while still pursuing corporate profitability. In the process, they have given more than 10 million new pairs of shoes away, and are now branching out to confront vision problems in the developing world all while delivering quarterly profits on par with their competitors.

These forward-thinking companies are the standard bearer for 21st century corporate social responsibility, and the following opportunity will give you the chance to give back to the community and gain some valuable (and marketable) skills.

Service Learning Experience - Miles Vary

Much like internships, service learning can offer you tangible skills in a volunteer setting, and give you the opportunity to give back to the local community as well. The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement offers several opportunities to students to complete leadership certificate programs, work in community nonprofit organizations, and internship experiences in a variety of fields and focus areas. Contact oslce@umb.edu to find out more details.

You can also complete community service on your own time, take on a leadership role on or off campus, or participate in a leadership development program through the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement. To earn credit for leadership and service experience, you can log on to UMBInvolved, click on you profile, "Experiences," "Add Experiences," "MAP Self-Reported Experience." Contact mapcm@umb.edu to see whether your experience counts.

 

Media

CM Leadership and Motivation Book Series - 1 MAP mile
The college has chosen books popular to professionals in the field to help inform their thinking when in the workforce. These books are on reserve at the University of Massachusetts Boston's library, and require some analysis of the concepts involved, yet do not present a burdensome amount of reading. Students must read the book groupings below, and complete the questionnaire in order to receive credit. Questionnaires are reviewed every Friday, so please plan ahead. Students may also read the materials from their own sources if the reserve copies are unavailable. Students may only complete one book grouping for MAP credit.

  • Who Moved My Cheese? - by Spencer Johnson
  • Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results - by Steven Lundin
  • How Full is Your Bucket?- by Tom Rath

Once you have completed the books, submit this form: (This form will take time, and work cannot be saved without restarting the entire form. Please plan ahead.) This experience cannot be repeated for MAP credit.

CM Entrepreneurship Book Series - 2 MAP miles

The college has chosen books popular to professionals in the field to help inform their thinking when in the workforce. These books are on reserve at the UMass Boston library, and require some analysis of the concepts involved, yet do not present a burdensome amount of reading. Students must read the book groupings below, and complete the questionnaire in order to receive credit. Questionnaires are reviewed every Friday, so please plan ahead. Students may also read the materials from their own sources if the reserve copies are unavailable.

  • The Startup of You -Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform your Career - by Reid Hoffman
  • Start Something that Matters - by Blake Mycoskie

Once you have completed the books submit this form: (This form will take time, and work cannot be saved without restarting the entire form. Please plan ahead.)

Students may only complete either the Leadership and Motivation OR the Entrepreneurship book series for MAP credit.

Women in business leadership video series - 1 MAP mile

Watch all 5 videos listed below:

Edith Cooper 

Janet Mock 

Marie Claire Lim Moore

Sheryl Sandberg

Dame Stephanie Shirley 

Submit your responses via this form. 

 

Career Preparation and Training

Informational interview with person in leadership role (includes brief write up) - 1 MAP mile

You can arrange an informational interview with a person in a leadership role in an industry of interest. An informational interview is not an interview for a job, but an opportunity for you to learn from an individual in the field with experience. You can ask questions about their career path, skills required, greatest challenges, what they enjoy, and advice they would give, etc. To earn credit for the Informational Interview, you can log on to UMBInvolved, click on your profile, "Experiences," "Add Experiences," "MAP Self-Reported Experience."

Job shadow with person in leadership role (includes brief write up) - 1 MAP mile

Observe a person in a leadership role in an industry of interest for a morning or afternoon. To earn credit for the job shadow, you can log on to UMBInvolved, click on your profile, “Experiences,” “Add Experience,” “MAP Self-Reported Experience.”

Internship - 2 MAP miles

Students can upload a copy of their internship offer letter on the MAP portal. To earn credit for the internship, you can log on to UMBInvolved, click on your profile, “Experiences,” “Add Experience,” “MAP Self-Reported Experience.”

 

Pre-Recorded Options

There are many ways to complete MAP workshops on your own time.

Please check out these prerecorded presentations and reflection questions to explore these opportunities.

*You must be logged in to access these forms.

 

Other

Non-UMass Boston events
Request prior approval from mapcm@umb.edumiles vary.

Any other professional development opportunities that fit in with the mission of MAP

To request prior approval, email mapcm@umb.edu

Conferences, workshops or trainings - miles vary.

If you attended any of these through your job, you may be eligible to earn miles with proof of attendance. Prior approval required, contact mapcm@umb.edu for more details. The conference/workshop/training can be repeated for MAP credit; prior approval is required.