When I told my family that I was planning on pursuing an MBA, I received a lot of support. When I explained that I was planning to pursue entrepreneurship as my focus, however, I received some pushback. One person in particular tried to convince me that pursuing an MBA to go into entrepreneurship is essentially a waste of money. His argument was that he, and almost everyone else in my family, had started successful businesses simply by following an idea and watching it grow.
Simmons College Undergraduate Management Students are selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizon's College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter
Congratulations to the Simmons College Undergraduate Management students Alexandra McConaghy, Charlotte Crosby, Kaitlyn DiPietro, and Norma Tentori, who have been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizons' College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter! The experience promises to enhance students' perspectives on the CPG (Consumer, Product, Goods) and Retail Industry as well as build leadership and networking skills. Photo: From left to right, Kaitlyn DiPietro, Alexandra McConaghy, Charlotte Crosby, and Norma Tentori.
For more information about the Network of Executive Women, please visit the website at http://www.newonline.org/.
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Media Mogul Arianna Huffington to Speak at 36th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference
Simmons College has announced the keynote speakers for its April 2, 2015 premier Simmons Leadership Conference.Focusing on the theme "Dare to Compete," the conference features Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, author and columnist Arianna Huffington, and Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior. The event will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston.
Is the Part-Time to Full-Time track right for you?
While the Simmons School of Management has both full-time and part-time tracks for earning the MBA, there is a third option to help students transition from pre-MBA life to the full time program: the part-time to full-time track! Not sure if you're ready to take on a full-time MBA program, but want to graduate sooner than later? Maybe the part-to-full time track is right for you. As a part-to-full timer, I'm happy to share my experiences!
Simmons College School of Management Ranked the #1 "Greatest Opportunity For Women" in Nation by The Princeton Review
BOSTON (October 8, 2014) -- Once again, the Simmons College School of Management has been named the No. 1 MBA program with the "Greatest Opportunity for Women " by The Princeton Review. This is the sixth consecutive year the Simmons MBA program has received the distinction.
The ranking is part of The Princeton Review's 2015 guidebook for "Best 296 Business Schools" in which the School of Management is listed.
BOSTON (August 26, 2014) -- Teresa Nelson Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Simmons School of Management, has recently been invited to join the prestigious National Women's Business Council (NWBC). Her 3-year term is effective immediately. The NWBC is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.
After completing my first semester with my most of my cohort, I was unsure about stepping out of that group to take an elective this summer. Being that I have yet to take the Negotiations course, I had yet to acquire the skills to convince others to join me in the summer elective I found most relevant to my goals and interests. Once I was able to login to the class website, I saw NO familiar names and thought the worst: the fear of having to introduce yourself to another group of strangers is the stuff on sleepless nights--ice breakers can be the worst! Would I be the last kid picked for the team? But then I remembered that I'm at the Simmons School of Management and nothing here is ever that bad! After the first day of class, I was right-- it wasn't bad at all! Plus, venturing out of your original cohort (and your comfort zone) offers opportunities for growth and a fresh start.
Moving Forward with Health Reform- Where? Hosted by the Simmons College School of Management and the Center for Research in Health Policy and Management
At the national level, the debate over health reform - "Obamacare" - has been contentious and partisan, in ways that have generally made it impossible to understand the real issues underlying what's at stake.
On Wednesday April 23rd Simmons hosted its 35th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference. The conference hosted a number of inspirational speakers, including Entertainer Rita Moreno, Biological Anthropologist Dr. Helen Fischer, Journalist Rana Foroohar, Astronaut Mae Jemison and Humanitarian Activist Zainab Salbi, to name a few.