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Dear Post University Parents and Families,

Happy New Year!

As the dean of main campus students, I send my warm thoughts to all our families. As we start a new academic spring semester, I am especially thankful for your support, insights, and, most of all, for allowing me to journey along with you as we celebrate our students and all they are called to be.

This newsletter provides information regarding important dates, academic highlights, and campus programs.  I hope you share it with your student.  If you have questions regarding any events, please contact the specific office involved.

Here’s to a successful and enriching semester ahead!

Warm regards,

Dawn Sherman, EdD 

The University Residence Halls reopen on Saturday, January 13, beginning at 9 a.m. All transfer and new students will check in at Okinaga Hall to receive the housing agreement, room key, and student ID.  Please make sure your student has their current health forms on file.  A panel for parents scheduled for 12:45 p.m. taking place in the Leever Center. Parents and guardians of new students are encouraged to attend this 30-minute session.

2023 1098T FORMS AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2024:  Your student will be able to access their 1098T form for 2023 on their Student Portal no later than January 31, 2024. The 1098T form is used when filing federal income tax returns.  If there are any questions, please have your student contact the team at 800.660.6615 or visit Torrance Hall.

COMMENCEMENT 2024—SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2024.   Please remind your seniors to keep an eye on their emails for information regarding commencement.  Eligible undergraduates in the class of 2024 will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office in the coming weeks with information on completing their graduation application as well as how to order their attire for commencement and other helpful information.  All updates to commencement information will be made available on our website, in the coming weeks.

Athletics:  Don’t miss out on any of the action – head over to the Athletics website for upcoming competitions, season standings, stats, and links to watch a live-stream sport.

Top 50 in Bloomberg Trading Challenge – First in Connecticut 

A team of Post students bested 1,725 teams in a six-week international trading challenge, earning first place in Connecticut, 12th place in the United States, and 47th in the world.

This is the fourth time that a finance team from The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business competed in the Bloomberg Trading Challenge to earn the highest virtual profit, and their adviser, Dr. Hamid Malakpour, couldn’t be prouder.  The first was just before the pandemic and was shut down when the shelter-in-place order came out.

“This is an amazing accomplishment. I am extremely proud that our students have completed the challenge,” expressed Dr. Malakpour, the program chair of the finance department.  “We integrate Bloomberg into the teaching of various courses in the business school. Finishing in the 47th position is another testament to the strength of our practical and experiential learning approach to finance.”

The students on the team, all finance majors, were Drew Paskanik (Junior), Francisco Sousa, Paul Ludwig, Keegan Dally, and Matteo Peca. The group says their classes were instrumental in developing their strategy, maintaining confidence, and achieving their goals.

Through this competition, the students competed against other students around the world to experience firsthand what real-world investing looks and feels like

With the start of a new year, now is the perfect time for your student to visit the Center for Career and Professional Development.  The team is committed to assisting your student in exploring their career options, reviewing their top 5 strengths, networking, polishing their resume and cover letter, and searching for internships or job opportunities. Encourage your student to take advantage of the resources by scheduling an appointment, including signing up for Handshake where students can discover jobs and internships.  Our career coaches are available to meet in person or virtually. Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.