CBA Parents Newsletter - November 2015

It is hard to believe fall break has already come and gone signaling we are near the end of the fall semester. Soon the start of the holiday season will be upon us, but in the meantime there are assignments to complete, exams to take and presentations to make.
 
If your son or daughter is feeling anxious about semester exams and presentations, please encourage him or her to look into an Academic Success Workshop. These workshops are free and open to all UNL undergraduate students. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, these workshops cover a variety of topics to assist students through their transition to college, success in the classroom and make the most out of their UNL experience. Upcoming sessions include time management, study skills and finding an ideal study environment among many others. The full schedule is available at http://success.unl.edu/support/workshops#general.
 
As students plan ahead for graduation and completing a major step in their ultimate career goals, I encourage you to share this information about a new 11-month master’s program. In only 11 months, your son or daughter could earn a Big Ten Master of Arts in Business Administration (MABA) degree. This program will enhance their undergraduate degree and provide a competitive advantage in the work force.
 
The accelerated, on-campus MABA program is specifically designed for the recent graduate and offers a rigorous study of all functional areas of business with a focus on the strategic business framework. As a cohort-based program, they begin and graduate from the MABA program with the same group of peers, allowing the opportunity to form lasting personal and professional relationships. The program includes a guaranteed internship our CBA staff help your son or daughter secure. Here is a link to a video about the program: http://go.unl.edu/videomaba. If you and your student would like to learn more about the MABA program, please complete a brief form at: http://cba.unl.edu/parentsmaba.
 
I am certain your son or daughter is looking forward to spending time with family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday. We have had a wonderful fall so far, and I want you to know how thankful I am that your son or daughter is a part of our community. There are plenty of ups and downs during the semester and the support and encouragement you give your college student means so much to them. Thanks for all you do from home to support your CBA student. As they prepare for the end of the semester, I’m sure they each have much to do and the stress may seem high. Just keep encouraging them to work hard and stay positive.
 
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Please remember, the doors of CBA communication are always open.