New Client E-mail 7/25/14

E-mail #4 – 7/25/14



·       Fall Registration

·       Seminar Assignment #3

·       Seminar Assignment Reminders

·       Seminar Presentations

·       IEM Seminar Daily Theme

·       IEM Seminar After Hours

·       Parking at UAB





Fall Registration

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Registration instructions have been e-mailed to all admitted clients. If you did not receive this email, please let me know ASAP and I will resend it so you can register. Please make sure that you are registered for classes by August 14.





Seminar Assignment #3

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While you’re all officially online clients, we definitely encourage you to attend all three days of the seminar in person. You’ll have the opportunity to meet your new classmates and the faculty, to hear world-class speakers, to be well-fed and entertained, to complete the class during this first weekend, and most importantly to begin forging relationships that will dramatically impact your professional life.



Complete this short survey about your admission to IEM as well as your seminar attendance.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IEMFall2014seminar





Seminar Assignment Reminders

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Assignment #3 – IEM Survey is due August 5 (information above)

Assignment #2 – video is due July 31 (see 7/10/14 email for details)

Assignment #1 – make sure you have read the book by August 14 (see 6/27/14 email for details).



Seminar Presentations

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We invite you to join the live stream in Canvas each day to hear some dynamic speakers. You will receive an official agenda closer to the seminar date, but make plans now to join us during these times for keynote presentations and panels (all times are CST):

·       Thursday, August 14 from 8 am – 12 noon and again from 4 -5 pm

·       Friday, August 15 from 8 am – 11 am

·       Saturday, August 16 from 8 am – 12:15 pm





IEM Seminar Daily Theme

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Thursday, August 14 – Getting to Know You

Friday, August 15 – Entrepreneurship and the Power of You

Saturday, August 16 – Leadership and Working with Teams





IEM Seminar After Hours

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If you can’t attend the seminar in person or just want a refresher of what happened each day, please make plans to join us for “IEM After Hours” on August 14, 15 and 16 at 7 pm CST to get a recap of the day’s events. Link to join:https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116441186436799950797





Parking at UAB

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If you plan to join us for classes on campus, you will find that parking can sometimes be a challenge at UAB (especially Fall semester). You have 2 options around the Business-Engineering Complex (BEC) which is located at 1150 Tenth Avenue South.



·       You can purchase a UAB student hangtag (parking permit) through UAB Transportation, for $130/academic year (commuter student permit) and billed to your student account. You must be currently registered for classes to apply. You will need the Make/Model/Tag # and tag expiration date for your vehicle. This hangtag will allow you to park in any Lot 15 space on campus. New permits are issued each Fall and are good for the academic year. Information about ordering your permit now is listed below.

·       If you do not want to purchase a UAB parking hang tag, do not park in any of the student lots or you will be ticketed (minimum of $15 for each fine). Currently, there is parking on Tenth Avenue that is not metered (although they have the posts in the ground now) and there is limited metered parking in the circle in front of the building (on a time limit so you will have to feed the meter regularly). Because our courses meet on Friday and start at 8 am, you can typically find parking on the street, but if you leave for lunch, you may not find a spot when you return. Parking is typically not a problem on Saturdays.



2014-2015 Parking Permits

Student parking permits for 2014 – 2015 school year can be pre-ordered for mail delivery now. All permits will be mailed by the end of July 2014.  Pre-ordered permits cannot be picked up in the Parking Office.



To apply for parking for the new school year clickhere.



All permits ordered before August 10 will be mailedPermits ordered August 11 or after must be picked up at the parking office located at 608 8th Street South.



We hope you are all getting excited about IEM and the seminar. Please let us know if you have any questions.







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New Client E-mail 6/27/14

6/27/14 - E-mail #2

· Fall 2014 Class Dates

· Canvas

· IEM 601 Seminar Assignment #1



Fall 2014 Class Dates

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Fall 2014 (official UAB semester dates - 8/25/14-12/5/14)

IEM Seminar Dates: August 14-16, 8 am - 5 pm each day

On Campus Meeting Dates

·       September 12-13

·       October 17-18

·       November 7-8

·       November 21-22



Canvas

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Familiarize yourself with Canvas. Canvas is the LMS (Learning Management System) that UAB uses for classes. The content for all your course assignments will be posted on Canvas, including live video feeds and recorded classes. Visit the UAB Canvas website - http://www.uab.edu/online/canvas to take a look around. From this site, you can register for training sessions and tutorials. As soon as you have your BlazerID, you can login to the system and look around. Note: if you log in, you won’t see any courses until you register for classes and the courses are officially opened (typically the week before classes meet).



IEM 601 Seminar Assignment #1

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Your first seminar assignment is to read the book “Strengths Finder 2.0” by Tom Rath and complete the assessment included with the book. Feel free to purchase the book or the Kindle version. Be prepared to bring your results to the seminar in August. One of our seminar speakers will be discussing the book and your results.



Please let us know if you have questions or would like us to address in the coming weeks.




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New Client E-mail 6/12/14

6/12/14 – E-mail #1

· Meet the IEM Program Manager

· BlazerID and UAB E-mail

· International Status

· Registration/Books

· Google Groups and SM

· IEM Seminar

· IEM Recruiting Incentive



Welcome to the IEM Class of 2015! We are looking forward to getting started… expect this to be a life changing experience!

First, if you have changed your plans in any way and cannot attend this fall, please let us know ASAP. If you let us know before the seminar starts in August, we can probably defer your admission to the 2015 class. If not, you will likely have to go through the entire admission process again.

Second, you should expect to receive an e-mail from IEM at least every 2 weeks until August.

Meet the IEM Program Manager

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The IEM Program Manager is going to be your biggest resource each semester so go ahead and put Maria’s name, e-mail address and phone number in your contact list now.  She can assist you with all things IEM and UAB and is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Maria Whitmire, CAP-OM

IEM Program Manager

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

205-934-8480

 
BlazerID and UAB E-mail

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Once you have been admitted and your paperwork has been processed by the Graduate School, you will need to create a BlazerID. This will be critical to operating at UAB. This is an identifier that will stick with you the entire time you are at UAB (and after you leave) so you might not want to select “hotmama” as your BlazerID.  We suggest you use something that will identify you (like callahan or dalec).

When requesting your BlazerID, you can use your student number (starts with B0xxxxxx) to request the BlazerID or your social security number.  Request the BlazerID here: https://idm.blazernet.uab.edu/bid/reg

You will also note that at the bottom of the BlazerID request form, the question is asked “Would you like a UAB e-mail account?”  If you plan to log in and check your UAB e-mail account regularly, then select yes.  If you don’t want another e-mail account to check, then list the e-mail address you want your UAB e-mail forwarded to in the box to the left of the question.  It is very important that you make sure your UAB e-mail is checked regularly or forwarded to another provider since ALL communication coming from UAB uses the UAB E-mail address.  You can go back and update this later if you change your mind.

International Status

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If you are on any kind of International Visa (even if it’s not a student visa), please contact Stacye Fraser Thompson in the UAB ISSS Office to make sure that everything is in order for you to register and take classes at UAB and that you are taking the correct number of hours that your visa allows/requires.  You can reach Stacye by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 205-934-8046.

Registration/Books

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Note: you must have your BlazerID before you can register so don’t delay in getting that set up.  You will be receiving details about registering for classes in a few weeks, along with a list of books/software needed for your classes.  Do not worry about registering now… IEM controls the registration for these classes so they will not fill up!  If you are an over achiever and need something to do before you receive the next e-mail correspondence, then purchase the book “Resumes Are Worthless” which was written by Dr. Dale Callahan.  You can get the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the UAB Bookstores or purchase the Kindle version.  This is required reading for one of your fall courses.

“Company of One” Blog and Podcasts

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Have you listened to a Company of Onepodcast presented by IEM Director, Dale Callahan?
Dale also has a blog which you can sign up for at
www.dalecallahan.com and receive a copy of his popular e-book on finding your calling FREE.



Here are two interviews that Dale did with some of our IEM grads and they will inspire you!

·       #18 - Don't Die in Your Cube (interview with IEM Alum Brian Rabon)

You can listen to his most recent podcasts on iTunes or visit his website for the entire list.



Google Groups and SM

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Google Group – this is a group that IEM has set up just for your IEM Class – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  This is a distribution list that we will use to communicate with you now and even after you have graduated from the program.  The e-mail address you listed on your IEM application was used for this group.  If you would prefer to use a different e-mail address, or list an additional e-mail address, please let Maria know so she can update your account. You can only communicate with the group using the e-mail addresses that are included in the groups.  Please note that when you do a “reply” to e-mails sent to the group that you are “replying all” so please be conscious of this since this list includes faculty as well.

If you do not have accounts on these social media groups, you probably need to start setting those up since you will be using them during your IEM experience.  Start by following and liking our social media IEM Groups:

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/iemuab/

LinkedIn IEM Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/IEM-Information-Engineering-Management-UAB-62575?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

Facebook: IEM - Information Engineering and Management - http://www.facebook.com/discoveriem

Twitter: @IEM_UAB - https://twitter.com/IEM_UAB

If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, start building yours today and start making connections to IEM faculty and staff.

IEM Seminar

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The IEM seminar (a/k/a IEM 601) is an introduction to IEM and will set the tone for your first semester in the program.  The seminar will be held on campus in the Business-Engineering Complex (BEC) which is located at 1150 Tenth Avenue South.  The seminar begins Thursday, August 14 and ends Saturday, August 16 and will meet from 8 am-5 pm each day.  While attendance is optional, we would strongly encourage you to do everything possible to attend as much of the seminar as possible. 

IEM Recruiting Incentive

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In case you haven’t heard, IEM offers a $250 recruiting incentive to IEM clients that recommend the program to new applicants that enroll and stay with the program for 2 semesters.  If an IEM Alumni recommended you to IEM, please be sure to let us know so that they receive credit for recruiting you.  And you are eligible for this incentive also so start recruiting others that you think will benefit from IEM so you can cash in too!

We plan to “walk you through” the steps you need to take to be prepared for the fall semester.  Most information you will need about classes and dates can be found on the IEM website under the client info tab at http://www.uab.edu/iem/client-info.   We are in the process of setting up a website to contain all these e-mails so you shouldn’t miss anything important.

Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to address in the coming weeks.



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New Client E-mail 7/10/14

E-mail #3 – 7/10/14



·       Registering for IEM Classes

·       Books/Software

·       Full-time vs. Part-time Status

·       IEM 601 Seminar Dates/Times

·       IEM 601 Seminar Assignment #2

·       Meet the IEM Director – Dr. Dale Callahan, PE and the IEM Director of Strategic Planning – Don Appleby



If you have changed your plans in any way and do not plan to participate in IEM Fall 2014, please let me know ASAP. If you let us know before the seminar starts in August, we can probably defer your admission to the Spring or Fall 2015 class. If not, you will likely have to go through the entire admission process again.





Registering for IEM Classes

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I will be sending you instructions on registering for classes next week. The e-mail will contain a RAC (registration access code) or PIN which is required for you to be able to register each semester. Before each semester begins, I will send you an e-mail with information about the classes you need to register for and your new RAC since that number will change each semester. We control the registration and seats for our classes so don’t worry about registering for our classes as soon as registration opens for the university.





Books/Software

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The list of required or recommended books and/or software that you need for classes will be distributed prior to the start of classes each semester (typically when you receive instructions to register for classes). Books are available at any of the UAB bookstores or you can purchase from your favorite bookseller.



Book lists can also be viewed on the UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore website at http://uab.bncollege.com/ by selecting the courses you are enrolling in.



Feel free to purchase your books in print (hardback or paperback), electronic (Kindle, Nook, etc.) or audio (Audible). Everyone has their own preference so feel free to choose your best learning method.





Full-Time vs. Part-Time

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The IEM degree is not designed to be a full-time degree, but some of you may be required to be a full-time student because of your international status or for financial aid reasons. If you are an international student and need a course for CPT, you must register for the IEM Special Topics (ST) course that is set up each semester (IEM 690). If you do not need a CPT course, you may register for any course that UAB offers to become full-time. The Fall and Spring IEM courses will be 2 hours and the Summer course will be 3 hours and this course will help you be a full-time student while enrolled in IEM. The topic of this course will change every semester and will relate to IEM. Everyone is welcome to register for this course, but this course is not required for the IEM degree and is considered an elective course so it will not count toward IEM degree requirements.





IEM Seminar (IEM 601) Dates/Times

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The IEM Seminar is one of the classes you will register for in the Fall (IEM 601) and is scheduled to meet August 14, 15, and 16 from 8-5 each day.  While attendance is not required, we would strongly encourage you to participate in this event on the UAB campus if possible.  For those of you who cannot attend, our seminar leadership team is planning to stream the seminar live so you will be able to watch the live feed in Canvas.  For those who cannot participate during that time frame at all, you will be able to view the footage after the seminar in Canvas. If you can only attend one or two days of the seminar, we encourage you to participate as much as possible to receive the greatest benefit. We will be sending out a survey later this month with questions about your participation plans so we can make sure we have enough supplies and food each day.



For those of you who are planning to come into town, UAB has several hotels in the area that offer discounted rates for UAB visitors and they are listed on this website - https://www.uab.edu/students/undergraduate-admissions/freshman/accepted/item/347 (closest to UAB and in no particular order are:  Courtyard by Marriott, Doubletree Hotel, Hotel Highland, Residence Inn, and Spring Hills Suites Marriott). 



IEM 601 Seminar Assignment #2
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The Seminar Activities Team is excited to know that you are committed to the IEM experience.  We are requesting all incoming clients to submit a 30-second innovative video that introduces you to your classmates!



Requirements:

1.        Video should be no longer than 30 seconds.

2.        Include your first and last name.

3.        Include three interesting things about yourself.

4.        Upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo.

5.        Send the link to your video to the following email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  no later than July 31, 2014.



This will be your classmates' first impression of you. Remember be innovative!





Meet the IEM Director – Dr. Dale Callahan, PE and the IEM Director of Strategic Planning – Don Appleby

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Dale Callahan was hired by UAB to develop the IEM Program in 2000 and has served as the IEM Director since the program was established. He is an author, speaker and an entrepreneur.







Don Appleby was a member of the first IEM class in 2000. He is a published author, IEM faculty member, and Director of Strategic Planning for IEM.







You will see Dale and Don often as you progress through the IEM curriculum so make sure that you connect with them through LinkedIn.




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How to Apply

It's not too late to apply!

There is still time to be admitted to UAB if you are interested in starting in Fall 2013.

Here are the steps you will need to take to complete your application for admission.  Don't forget that the deadline to submit a degree-seeking application for the Fall semester is July 1.

Go to Apply Yourself for the UAB Graduate School and start your application.  You can complete this application in multiple sittings.  You will need to list your person information, references, schools you attended, upload your resume and essay and pay the application fee to be able to submit the application.  The recommendations and transcripts do not have to be received to submit the application and can be received at a later date. 

For references, you can just list the recommender's name and e-mail address and the system will automatically send an e-mail request and they can submit the recommendation electronically.  Most of the form has check boxes, but it also has an area to make additional comments so they can make additional comments without having to write a formal letter for you.   

IEM does not require the GMAT or GRE so under test scores, just select "waived" and keep going.

You will need to request original transcripts from every school you have attended (whether you graduated from there or not).  Those need to be sent to the

United States Postal Service: UAB Graduate School LHL G03 1720 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35294-0013 

Shipping Companies: UAB Graduate School LHL G03 1700 University Boulevard Birmingham, AL 35294-0013 

  If the school offers an electronic option, they can be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   If you have unofficial copies of your transcripts, you can scan/e-mail those to the Grad School at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to expedite that process since transcripts are typically what takes the longest to receive.

Your essay should contain a short paragraph addressing each of the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to be a part of IEM and what do you expect to gain? 
  2. Describe your area(s) of technical expertise. 
  3. Tell us about one major accomplishment and one major setback you have faced in your career and how that impacted you. 
  4. Why will your classmates be glad you are on their team?
The video introducing yourself to IEM should be less than 5 minutes in length.  Please tell us a little about yourself, what you've done and why you want to be admitted to IEM.  The video should be posted to YouTube, privacy settings set to "unlisted," and the link e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A photograph of yourself (preferably a head shot you would use on a LinkedIn profile) should be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you have ANY questions, please let us know.  If you would like to speak with Dale one-on-one, just let us know and we can set up a phone call or a meeting.   

We look forward to having you join IEM!

Class Location

Class Location
Most IEM classes meet in the Business Engineering Complex (BEC) which is at 1150 10th Avenue South. Sometimes we meet in Hoehn, which is at 1075 13th Street. For specific class location information on individual classes, please check the schedule here

Parking

Parking

You can park on the street, or in a designated parking lot. You must have a decal to park in the lot. You can purchase decals from UAB. While many do NOT buy parking decals, it is your choice. Since IEM Classes start early in the day often finding parking is not to much of an issue – but no guarantees.  Use the following link to find out more about parking at UAB: Parking