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Who are we?

The MBS Corps is the Maine Business School’s community outreach organization.

What do we do and why?

The mission of the MBS Corps is to be the outreach organization of the Maine Business School with a focus on primarily helping smaller Maine-based non-profit organizations where we can have a greater impact. We also seek to help our students develop their leadership, organizational, management, marketing and other business skills while developing friendships and networks in a fun, supportive environment.

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Spring semester 2014

What’s on tap for this semester?

  • Check out our new honor system food pantry nook on the second floor of DPC to help UMaine student colleagues. The motto is “give what you can, take what you need”. Keep an eye out for our semi-monthly tabling in DPC to collect food for this with raffles for a chance to win prizes!
    Max, the MBS Corps Moose Mascot!

    Max, the MBS Corps Moose Mascot!

  • Penobscot Nation consulting project to help with IT and marketing.
  • Special Olympics winter games at Herman Mt. was in Feb.
  • Hike for the homeless in April 12
  • April 6: meet us at the Ronald McDonald house to cook a meal for the families!
  • And, implementation of PIFSAK!  Do you know what that means?
  • Zimmerman memorial Marine fitness challenge: Sat. April 26… join us!
  • Sun. April 27: Nets for Pets… our basketball tournament to benefit the Humane Society
  • And more… stay tuned and check our Facebook page!

Fall semester 2013

MBS Corps folks with decorated Vietnam Veteran

MBS Corps folks with decorated Vietnam Veteran

 

Saturday, November 16, 2013:  A few MBS Corps students gave out yellow ribbons to Veterans to say Thank you for your service at the UMaine Veterans Appreciation Football game.

MBS Corps at Ronald McDonald House after cooking meal for families there.

MBS Corps at Ronald McDonald House after cooking meal for families there, Nov 2 2013.

Saturday, November 2, 2013: A great MBS Corps group met at the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor and cooked a terrific meal for the families of sick children at the hospital. Click here to see the pictures.

October, 2013: We decorated the DPC atrium with purple balloons. We also set up a table for a week where we distributed information on how to reduce domestic violence and collected a few donations to send to Spruce Run.

 

MBS Corps team with Veteran at UMaine Football Armed Forces Appreciation game; Sept 14 2013

MBS Corps team with Veteran at UMaine Football Armed Forces Appreciation game; Sept 14 2013

Click here to see our team helping with the Sept 14 UMaine Football Armed Forces appreciation game!

We have a great team of undergraduate and graduate students; we are now recognized as a UMaine student organization and have great plans:
Consulting project to help our students use their business knowledge to help a local non-profit organization

More on tap for next semester!

We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month in DPC 218 at 5 pm… please join us!

Contact us at  mbs_corps@umit.maine.edu

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Spring Semester, 2013

MBS Corps Bodwell Center Active Citizenship Award 2013

MBS Corps Bodwell Center Active Citizenship Award 2013

Thank you MBS Corps team!  We had a GREAT year with many fun, worthwhile activities that helped different area organizations as you will see below.  We also won the Bodwell Center’s Active Citizenship

Award!

Please click here to see the pictures from our grand finale celebration!

LT Zimmerman memorial Marine fitness challenge: we honor service and sacrifice!

LT Zimmerman memorial Marine fitness challenge April 2013: we honor service and sacrifice!

 

Zimmerman challenge 2013

Only the hardy go through the Marine mud pit!

 

Saturday, April 13: THANK YOU to our terrific MBS Corps folks who participated in the grueling LT Zimmerman memorial Marine Fitness challenge.  They were there to honor and remember LT Zimmerman and all those who did not make it home; those people who made the ultimate sacrifice. Click here to see the pictures!

March: MBS Corps collaborated with Prof. Broderick to create a great food sculpture in the DPC atrium that was donated to the Black Bear Food pantry.

March 26: The Easter Bunny helped the MBS Corps spread good cheer across the campus!

Easter Bunny and MBS Corps

Easter Bunny and MBS Corps

 

MBS Corps at Ronald McDonald House Feb 2013

MBS Corps at Ronald McDonald House Feb 2013

Saturday, Feb. 2: Congratulations to our MBS Corps team for cooking a phenomenal dinner at the Ronald McDonald House today!  The families who are staying there they have a sick child at EMMC will greatly appreciate the delicious meal that you cooked for them. Click here to see the pictures:

 

MBS Corps helping at Aunt Nellie's Attic Jan 27 2012

MBS Corps helping reorganize Aunt Nellie’s Attic Jan. 27 2013

Sunday, January 27, 11 am – early afternoon: a team of MBS Corps volunteers worked at Aunt Nellie’s Attic to spruce it up to help the Hammond Street Senior Center!  Click here to see the interview on WLBZ and click here to see the pictures.

March: In collaboration with Prof. Broderick, we created a great food sculpture in DPC atrium which was donated to the Black Bear Food pantry.

February 26-27: MBS Corps once again helped with the Special Olympics winter games.

 

 


 

Fall semester, 2012

December

We are still working on the Hammond Street Senior center project. We created a plan to reorganize and reposition Aunt Nellie’s Attic and are waiting to talk to their managers about the plan.

Wreathes Across America: helped lay wreathes at the Augusta Veterans cemeteries on Saturday, December 15th.

November:

Sandy Who fund raiser!  We had a great turn-out at the UMaine Ice Hockey game and raised some money for the victims of Sandy Who.  Please click here to see the picturesMBS Corps Sandy Who Team! Nov 30 2012

October:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Thanks to our great leader, Ms. S. Wood, we “painted DPC purple” to create awareness of domestic violence and sold purple ribbons and t-shirts. Click here to see pictures of the great team of MBS Corps folks and members of Phi Kappa Sigma decorating DPC! MBS Corps Paint DPC Purple!

Homecoming!  The MBS Corps worked with MBS students, faculty and the UMaine women’s basketball team to put on a spectacular performance at the homecoming reception on Oct. 20th to raise awareness of the MBS Corps. Check out the videos!

Call Me Maybe: MBS Corps and UMaine Women’s basketball team

Soul Man: with our very own MBS Blues Brothers!

Dancing in the streets:  MBS Corps students and faculty

Celebration:  MBS faculty and students

Shake your groove thing: MBS AMA students

 


New consulting project!  The MBS Corps is working with the Hammond Street Senior Center’s retail arm, “Aunt Nellie’s Attic”.  Our goal is to analyze and improve operations and then implement a marketing plan to increase revenues.  Since Aunt Nellie’s Attic is the major revenue source for the senior center, we will work hard to make a difference!  We welcome all help on this!


 

Click on the MBS Corps Archives link to see what we have done in the past

Current Organizations:

We are also affiliated with our UMaine student organizations:

How can you help?

Contact us to help in one, or maybe several of these organizations. If you have a special organization in mind that is not on the list, please let us know. Become a team leader or take some time from your schedules to make a difference in our community and in the lives of many who need us. These experiences can have a tremendous impact on the organizations you work with. Volunteering also helps you differentiate yourself with practical, real-world experience in preparation for your business careers!   mbs_corps@umit.maine.edu

To volunteer, please contact us at mbs_corps@umit.maine.edu


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