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I'm huge on Twitter
Photo courtesy of Julia Roy

Forbes magazine named her one of the14 Power Women to Follow on Twitter, the Huffington Post listed her among the Hottest Girls on Twitter and now Vanity Fair recognizes Simmons alumna and social strategist, Julia Roy '05, as one of America's Tweethearts.

With more than 50,000 followers on Twitter, 3,700 friends on Facebook, and 3,000 people tracking her every move on Foursquare, it's evident that Julia leads the life transparent.

Continue reading Vanity Fair names Julia Roy '05 "America's Tweetheart".


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Lauren Berger is the Intern Queen and she is coming to Simmons to talk to students about the value of internships and the successes and challenges of pursuing a career as a young entrepreneur.

As CEO of Intern Queen Inc., Lauren has made a name for herself by offering students advice on how to find and apply for internships that'll help them to make the most out of their college education.

Not only does Lauren talk the talk, but she walks the walk: she participated in 15 (!) internships during her four years of college (hence the name "Intern Queen") and she's number 5 on Business Week Magazine's list of "Young Entrepreneurs Under 25".

The Management Liaison asked Lauren to come to campus because of her internship expertise, and because they believe she represents the values of Simmons' Management program.


"The Management program continually expresses the need to start internships early and often," says Management Liaison President Alyssa Markowitz '11. "We invited Lauren to campus because we feel she amplifies Simmons' mission to educate their women on careers after graduation."

Hear the Intern Queen speak on Thursday, February 24 at 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. in M501.

For info, news and updates from the Management Liaison, follow them on Twitter @SimmonsMGMT


The Chemistry Department at Simmons is doing something incredible! Students are conducting serious research and are being asked to present their findings at national conferences. Since Simmons is committed to going green, this particular project is important.

Science students are taking the plastic cups that are distributed around the Simmons campus and turning them into a cleaning solution that is comparable to Lysol, 4-in-1 all-purpose cleaner, and other similar products. The Cups to Cleaners: Trash to Treasure project was spearheaded last year by Cassandra Cocoq '10 who worked on the project as her senior thesis, under the tutelage of Associate Professor and Department Chair Rich Gurney.

Continue reading Science students turn trash into treasure.


If you haven't yet seen the exhibit Self and the Everywoman; Mixed Media Works by Claudia DeMonte in the Trustman Art Gallery, make sure to stop by the 4th floor of the MCB as soon as you have a free moment. The exhibit shows off Claudia's eclectic art style spanning three decades of her life. Claudia uses her self image in her work to portray the every woman and her role in society. Her work extends into various media, including photography, acrylic on canvas, pewter and wood, velvet paper cut-outs, painted gator board, and cast bronze.

Continue reading Self and the Everywoman, new Trustman exhibit.


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It's official! The Simmons Leadership Conference has announced the speaker lineup for this year's conference, which will be held April 26 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Legendary fashion designer Donna Karan is headlining the conference, with additional keynote addresses from renowned business leader Anne Mulcahy, hospitality pioneer Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. Also expected to host a complimentary networking session is Simmons alumna, Jill Zarin, of Bravo TV's reality hit "The Real Housewives of New York City."

Continue reading Simmons Leadership Conference announces speaker lineup.


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Did you know that more and more students are jump starting their careers abroad? Although the U.S. economy is showing signs of strength, many recent graduates and young professionals are opting to pursue further education, jobs, and research opportunities abroad. And, these places want Boston's students!

Take Barcelona for example. Barcelona is Boston's "Sister City," which means the two cities have an agreement to exchange people, ideas, culture, technology, and education. And, the city has seen a major increase in U.S. visas from 2001 to 2010.

Continue reading Why study abroad? More like, why not?.



The Simmons Black Student Organization faired the storm Tuesday to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month. All were welcome to participate in the cake cutting ceremony, and those lucky enough to be passing by received a free piece! The girls were joined by President Helen Drinan and School of Social Work Associate Professor Gary Bailey. If you're interested in celebrating Black History Month, the BSO has planned plenty events this month for you to take part in.


bso1.jpgTuesday February 8, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Quadside: Project Have Hope Bead Party

Project Have Hope started buying beads from the Acholi women in 2006. Through this partnership, sales have increased significantly. Bead bracelets will be sold at Quadside, so make sure to get down there and support this great cause.

Continue reading Simmons BSO kicks off Black History Month.


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