Meet the Program ManagerMeet the IEM PM
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
IEM Recruiting IncentiveIEM Recruiting Incentive
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.
Connect on Social MediaIf 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 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.
Create a Blazer IDBlazerID and UAB E-mail
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.
Familiarize yourself with CanvasFamiliarize yourself with Canvas – as soon as you have your blazerID, you can log into Canvas at http://www.uab.edu/online/canvas. Note: if you log in, you won’t see any courses until you register for classes and the courses are officially opened. Courses typically open up the day before classes officially begin each semester. The content for all your course assignments will be posted here for ALL your courses.
Each professor has a little different format for where inside Canvas they will post assignments and grades, so if you have questions or cannot find a particular item, please ask before the due date for help.
Registering for BooksRegistration/Books
Note: you must have your BlazerID (How to Create a BlazerID) before you can register so don’t delay in getting that set up. You will be receiving details about registering for classes in June, 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.
Please let us know if you have questions or would like us to address in the coming weeks.
Important Deadlines and What to do before classes begin
Important Deadlines and What to do before classes begin:
|ASAP||Create a Blazer ID|
|Forward your UAB Email account to another email address|
|ASAP||If you are on any kind of International VISA, contact ISSS|
|Join IEM social media groups on LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter, and start connecting with IEM faculty/staff|
|Build your LinkedIN profile to at least 90%|
|Familiarize yourself with BBLearn|
|August-13||Register for Classes once you receive RAC code from IEM (Mid-June or later)|
|August-13||Tuition Payment Deadline-50% of balance due|
|August 15-17||IEM Seminar (EGR 640)|
|August-13||Obtain Books required for class|
|August 23-24||First IEM Class Meetings (EGR 641 and EGR 642)|
|September-13||Last day to drop/add without paying full tuition and fees|
|October-13||Account balance due.|