Cultivating Fresh Opportunities

The farmers market is open every Wednesday afternoon through September

Standing between piles of yellow squash, potatoes and peppers, with the chatter of friendly small talk in the background, Adrian Martinez greets each customer the same way: “Welcome! Is this your first time at the farmers market?” The I-95 corridor seems a world away. In fact, one almost forgets that the farmers market is in the parking lot of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in the bustling Cosner’s Corner area of Massaponax. Martinez, a University of Mary Washington senior business administration major, is helping oversee the market for the summer. He is one of more than 30 UMW business students who have internships this summer, ranging from positions in sales to marketing to human resources. Although his internship is an unpaid opportunity, Martinez is one of the first three students to receive an internship grant, awarded by UMW’s Office of Career Services. “As a result of donations from alumni, parents and friends, we are now pleased to be able to offer the … [Read more...]

Trotting the Globe for Business Education

Srivastava, Mukesh GM

Mukesh Srivastava is a frequent flyer with a penchant for international travel and a mind focused on global business. Srivastava, associate dean of the College of Business, was noted for his research -- on how different groups within an organization interact with each other -- at a conference in Thailand in April. He will travel to Ireland at the end of June to present similar research. The 2012 recipient of UMW's Graduate Faculty Award, Srivastava founded the Association of Global Management Studies (AGMS) in 2009 and hosted the first AGMS conference in 2010. This year, nine countries were represented at the conference held in the Harvard Faculty Club. He aims to hold the conference in New Zealand in 2013. “AGMS has given me an enhanced perspective on global thinking,” said Srivastava, who also is associate professor. “That exchange that I am able to bring to the classroom is useful for my students.” Last October, Srivastava spent five weeks in Tunisia as part of a … [Read more...]