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Professional Dev and Job Hunting Opportunity for UTech, Jamaica Alumni July 20, 2017

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Alumni Office Your Success

Dear UTech Alumni,

 

Can we help each other?

 

We’d like to think so!

 

But just to be sure, if you don’t mind us asking….

 

  • Would it help to boost your confidence, if you were sure you had a well crafted, value adding resume and/or LinkedIn Profile, which clearly and impressively answers the No. 1 question in a Hiring Manager’s mind “What value will this candidate add to my organization?”
  • Would you feel more hopeful if you had someone to help you develop a job search or career management strategy so you could get on with your life…with better fit between who you are and what you do, plus better compensation-focus-joy-peace?
  • Would it mean a lot to you to be able to handle this…wait…period [the wait to find a job, or the wait to find a better job] without feeling fearful, angry, anxious and uncertain?

If You Answered “Yes!” to Any of the Questions

Then we can definitely help each other!

 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
AND LET’S COLLABORATE FOR YOUR SUCCESS
IN LIFE-WORK-BUSINESS!

 

FORMS FOR DOWNLOAD
Professional Development Opportunity Brochure
Professional Development Form

 

CONTACT US TODAY!

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Cheryll Messam, CPC
Certified Professional Coach
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

 

 

BUSINESS: Angel Financing for Growth Aspiring Firms July 13, 2017

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NOTE: The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) shares career and other opportunities on this blog, sourced from non-UTech, Ja entities and organizations, based locally and overseas. This is done as an information service to its alumni community and other users. UTech, Ja is not liable for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise from the use of said information.  UTech, Ja does not guarantee that your participation in any of the activities referenced will be a good and safe decision for you.  It is understood that users of the blog will do their own research and proper due diligence, to determine what is a profitable and safe opportunity, before committing to any action.

 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

SURVEY: Value of Jamaica’s Diaspora July 6, 2017

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*We are pleased to inform you that UTech, Jamaica Alumna Shanike Smart, Class of 2014, BBA Production & Operations Management, Minor Economics is one of the researchers on this project. Please show your support and share with as many Jamaicans based outside of Jamaica as you can. Thanks!

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Dear Members of the Diaspora,

You are invited to take part in this important survey, “Value of Jamaica’s Diaspora”, being conducted by the Jamaica Diaspora Institute and the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI).

It will take approximately ten minutes for you to complete the survey. The results will be shared at the upcoming Diaspora Conference, being held in Kingston, Jamaica, July 23 – 26, 2017. The results of the survey will assist in guiding the Jamaican government’s strategy for engagement with the Diaspora and to strengthen partnerships for Jamaica’s growth and development. (more…)

Want To Buy Real Estate for Living, Business or Investment in Jamaica? March 21, 2017

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Posted: March 21, 2017

Dear UTech, Jamaica Alumni:

In keeping with our commitment to provide ongoing support to you in your Personal, Professional and Business Development beyond graduation, we continue to share with you relevant news and information that we believe will help you to achieve your goals.

As you may know, Real Estate is a major investment for individuals, families and businesses. Some of us need it for the peace of mind of having a place of our own to live in or to operate our businesses. Others need it for wealth creation through long-term or short-term rental to residents of Jamaica, visitors, expatriates on work visas and businessess. In case you are interested in this significant area of life, we share some valuable information below for your further research and verification towards real estate ownership for residential, business or investment purposes.
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UTech, Ja. Launches 4th Annual Business Model Competition. November 10, 2016

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Hon. Floyd Green, MP, (right) Minister of State, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information shares a light moment with, from left, Prof. Colin Gyles, Acting President, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), Mrs. Kim Mair, CEO, Joan Duncan Foundation/JMMB Group Entrepreneurship and Mr. Michael Steele, Head, School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership, College of Business and Management, UTech, Ja. at the launch ceremony for the 2016/2017 UTech, JA. Business Model Competition held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Caribbean Sculpture Park, UTech, Ja. Papine campus.

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 the  University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) led by the Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership (JDSEEL), College of Business and Management (COBAM)  launched the 4th annual UTech, Jamaica Business Model Competition (UTech, Ja. BMC) 2016/2017 at its Papine campus as part of the thrust to promote a strong entrepreneurship culture among the student body as well as to provide the required support to develop business ventures. (more…)

Club One New Releases: Call For Musicians October 20, 2016

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Club One New Releases is coming to Jamaica and is looking for emerging market-ready musical talent for its TV series! Please circulate the link below and the flyer (above)  to those who qualify. The deadline for entries is October 26, 2016! (more…)

Caribbean GreenTech Startup Bootcamp – 54 Hr Startup Weekend September 26, 2016

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If you are interested in starting a business in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, recycling, water and waste management, you can launch your startup in 54 hours at the Caribbean GreenTech Startup Bootcamp

in Barbados – October 6 -8th, 2016

in Belize – November 11-13, 2016 (more…)

Development Bank of Jamaica Voucher for Technical Assistance for MSMEs August 22, 2016

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The Development Bank of Jamaica has introduced a programme called the Voucher for Technical Assistance (VTA) to assist micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in strengthening their managerial and administrative abilities to improve their creditworthiness.

In explaining the need for the VTA, Mr. Milverton Reynolds, the DBJ’s Managing Director, said that it has been the perennial experience of the Bank and its Approved Financial Institutions (AFIs), the network of partners through which the DBJ provides loans for development purposes, that MSMEs have significant structural problems which have made it difficult for them to access financing. (more…)

Why You Should Be Active on LinkedIn March 23, 2016

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Dear Alumni,

In keeping with our commitment to sharing content that will support your Personal, Professional, Academic and Business Development Goals, we share 10 simple reasons why we believe you should be ACTIVE on LinkedIn.

  1. It is the premiere social media networking site for professionals, entrepreneurs and students who have personal, professional, academic and business development goals
  2. Your actions and engagement on LinkedIn have a potential reach of 400 + million users, located in 200+ countries, with 70 % of the users living outside of the USA. This is good for persons with international interests.
  3. It has a powerful search engine which enables you to be highly selective in generating search results for the unique set of characteristics of the professionals and organizations you most wish to connect with
  4. Its profile feature enables you to thoroughly research your target professional or organization, enabling you to be be fully prepared and confident when you make contact for academic, business or job hunting purposes
  5. Through the Group option, you can improve your networking results, keep abreast of cutting edge trends in your industry, and learn new information and skills about areas of interest well beyond your current professional role
  6. It provides you unfettered access to the intellectual capital of world leaders and industry leaders and influencers
  7. It provides you with a platform to showcase samples of your work, and share your intellectual capital, thereby allowing you to be seen as an expert in your profession. This in turn increases the likelihood of your success in job hunting, as well as being offered career, academic and business opportunities by other professionals located across the world
  8. It has dedicated online learning, sales, and recruitment options
  9. It provides highly useful and value -adding functionality with its free option, which you can further enhance with a paid subscription
  10. Based on current business and lifestyle trends, and the influence of the internet on daily life, increasingly, if you do not have a professional online presence, through which interested parties e.g. Prospective Employers, Scholarship Donors, Venture Capitalists, Prospective Business Partners can research you, this will be seen as a ‘red flag.‘  Not having a well crafted, professional, online presence will make you un-competitive as a professional and entrepreneur who needs a thriving network in order to accomplish significant goals. With the growing dominance of LinkedIn in the professional, business and academic space, it is the first online context that anyone wishing to research you will visit.

 

Have we convinced you that if you are a career conscious professional or serious entrepreneur that you need to be ACTIVE on LinkedIn?

 

Add Us in the Alumni Relations Office to Your LinkedIn Network Here!

Join Your LinkedIn Alumni Group Here!

Want to maximize the opportunities LinkedIn presents you to achieve your personal, professional, academic and business goals, but confused about how LinkedIn truly works?

 

The Alumni Relations Office Will Help You!

As you know we in the Alumni Relations Office at UTech, Jamaica offer a variety of  Professional Development Services. Among our services to you is the LinkedIn Profile Review and LinkedIn Networking Strategy Consultation. From these services you will learn how to optimize your LinkedIn Profile as well as what strategies to use to accomplish your networking goals on LinkedIn.

For each of our Professional Development services we request a donation of JAD$3000  to our University. Alumns who wish to purchase 3 or more services receive significant discounts. Part-proceeds will be given to the Student Welfare Fund.

Learn more about our Professional Development Services and your opportunity to donate to strengthen UTech, Jamaica’s capacity to serve you as Alumni and our students, by selecting the 2 links below. In addition, feel free to call us at 876-970-5468 or 876-809-4274 or email us at cmessam@utech.edu.jm,  if you have additional questions about our Professional Development Services.

*****Even if you are an Alumni currently based outside of Jamaica, and you wish to benefit from our services, we want to support your goals too. So contact us today.

Alumni Relations Office – Professional Development Services

UTech, Ja Alumni Donation for Professional Development

Alumni Relations Office – Professional Development Services Donation Form

UTech, Ja Alumni Donation for Professional Development Form

 

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Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
237 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6, Jamaica W.I.
Ph: 876-970-5468 ext. 2468 / 876-809-4274
email: cmessam@utech.edu.jm |www.utechjamaica.edu.jm

UTech, Ja Alumni Professional Development Services! February 24, 2016

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EXCLUSIVELY FOR UTECH JAMAICA ALUMNI

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UTech Alumni, Can we help each other?


We’d like to think so.

 

But just to be sure, if you don’t mind us asking….

 

  • Would it help to boost your confidence, if you were sure you had a well crafted, value adding resume and/or LinkedIn Profile, which clearly and impressively answers the No. 1 question in a recruiter’s mind “What value will this candidate add to my organization?”
  • Would you feel more hopeful if you had someone to help you develop a job search or career management strategy so you could get on with your life…with better fit between who you are and what you do, plus better compensation-focus-joy-peace?
  • Would it mean a lot to you to be able to handle this…wait…period [wait to find a job, or wait to find a better job] without feeling fearful, angry, anxious and uncertain?

 

If You Answered “Yes!” to Any of the Questions

 

Then we can definitely help each other!


SO CLICK HERE FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFER!

 


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

UTech, Jamaica Business Model Competition Semi-Finals , Feb 19, 2016 February 19, 2016

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Biz Model Competition Semi-Finals 2016

 

Join us for the UTech, Jamaica Business Model Competition Semi-Finals on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 3:00pm in the TIC Conference Room.  See eight (8) teams drawn from the Faculty of Engineering, College of Business and Management and Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies compete for the top 5 positions.

Contact:

Dionne Palmer| Incubator Manager|Technology Innovation Centre|

Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership|College of Business and Management| University of Technology, Jamaica

|237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.|Tel: 970-5505/970-5501| Fax: 927-1925/977-2050

Website:www.ticjamaica.com

TICUTECH|@ticutech

Posted on behalf of Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

 

Online Income Experts in Jamaica November 11, 2015

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The internet presents a viable O P P O R T U N I T Y for you to create full-time income or supplement existing income. As with all things which touch and concern your life, we encourage you to fully research, investigate and verify all opportunities before investing your emotions, time and money. An increasing number of Jamaicans have been harnessing the power of the internet quite successfully and also teaching others how to do the same. Below we share the names of some experts we have heard about and encourage you to reach out to them, and others you may know of and examine if what they have to offer can work for you.


Kemar Harris, is a final year student of UTech, Jamaica, where he studies in the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT). Kemar is a Web Developer, Freelancer, Internet Marketer, and Online Entrepreneur. Find out more about Kemar via: (more…)

IGNITE! Funding Opportunity for Start ups in Jamaica November 7, 2015

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YOU ARE INVITED TO EXPRESS INTEREST!

Opportunity for start-up businesses to access up to J$4 Million in Grant Funding through the Innovation Grant from New Ideas to Entrepreneurship Project (IGNITE)

How IGNITE Works:

  • This is an offer for innovative start-up companies to access cash for commercially viable inventions or innovations
    • Start-ups or newly incorporated businesses registered for 2 years or less
  • Up to $4 Million is available to 30 businesses with the most innovative ideas or ventures
  • The grants are channeled through the Jamaica Business Development Corporation
  • The product or service must be new or significantly improved
  • Proposer must be able to present a business model and product representation to a selection committee

The Grant Covers:

  • Administrative expenses
  • Training
  • Equipment and machinery
  • Prototypes / pilots
  • Research and development
  • Patents
  • Technology acquisition

Send initial Expression of Interest to the email addresses below and contact JBDC at 928-5161-5 for questions:

See attachment for further details!

Lisa Taylor-Stone
Manager – Project Management & Research
Project Management & Research Department

Jamaica Business Development Corporation
14 Camp Road, Kingston 4 I 
Email: ltaylor-stone@jbdc.net
Tele: 876 928 5161 – 5 I Cell: 579-6972
Skype:  lisa.stone77

CLICK ON LINK TO DOWNLOAD IGNITE ELIGIBILITY CHECKLIST!
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Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

UTech SHTM Culinary Short Courses April 24, 2015

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SHTM Short Courses For further information & registration contact Ms. Hyacinth Walters School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Email: hwalters@utech.edu.jm Phone: 876-970-5366 ========================================================= Alumni Relations Office University of Technology, Jamaica 876-970-5468

FIRM EXPO 2014 – For Entrepreneurs & Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Oct 4, 2014 September 27, 2014

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Amended FIRM Press Ad1

 

WE ENCOURAGE ALL CAST-UTech ALUMNI WHO ARE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP MINDED TO ATTEND!

The first member of the Alumni Community to contact us at cmessam@utech.edu.jm including his/her  name, cell number,  course of study, and graduation year, will receive free entry to the Expo. Kindly insert “FIRM Expo Interest” in the subject line of the email.

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Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

 

UTech Business, Study & Culture Tour To China April 16, 2014

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OVERVIEW

UTech BUSINESS, STUDY & CULTURE TOUR TO CHINA

 

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BACKGROUND

UTech will be leading a Business, Study & Cultural Tour to China during period May to June 2014, in collaboration with our partner institution, Sias International University, which was recognized in 1998 as the first university in China to offer an American bachelor’s degree and was approved by the Chinese government to fly both the American and Chinese flags. The Business, Study & Cultural Tour to China was initiated following the International Association of University Presidents’ (IAUP) meeting in Beijing in September 2013, when University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sias International University (Sias) and other Chinese Universities. Pursuant to the UTech/Sias MOU, Prof. Rosalea Hamilton engaged discussions with Jinjin Chu, Dean, School of Chinese Language and Culture and Prof. Linda Fraser Jacobsen, Provost, at Sias, which led to the organization of a Business, Study & Cultural Tour to China specially designed for the participants from Jamaica.

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How to Be an Effective Networker at Business & Social Events February 18, 2014

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Meeting people for the first time, and public speaking are two experiences that often drive up a person’s sense of fear and anxiety. While that is understandable, if you are an entrepreneur, a leader, or  a professional who intends to have a successful career, your success is inextricably linked to knowing people. The more people you know, at least let me qualify that by saying… the more people you know who are relevant to your personal, professional, and business interests, the more successful you will be. (more…)

UTech Alumni Networking Events Interest Form – Register Today! October 25, 2013

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Dear CAST-UTech Alumni,

Are You Interested in Networking With Other Graduates of our CAST-UTech Community for social, personal, professional and business development? (more…)

JOB/BUSINESS ADVT: Venture Hive is Accepting Applications October 25, 2013

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Venture Hive was created as an effort to recruit and retain top international talent in South Florida. We host more than 30 companies with dozens of world-class technologists and business professionals under one roof. While we are importing incredible entrepreneurs, we want to also help shape the next generation of emerging companies! Come join us – support Miami’s tech scene while being a part of shaping the future for some of the top start-ups in the world. Our offices at 1010 NE 2nd Ave  in Downtown Miami are accessible easily by bus and we have a metro stop right outside our door. We also have free parking available for our members. (more…)

CALLING ALL BUSINESS OWNERS-ENTREPRENEURS WHO GRADUATED FROM CAST – UTech January 3, 2013

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BUSINESS OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS

WE WANT TO HELP YOU GET MORE EXPOSURE FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN 2013! (more…)

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