September 4th, 2008
The mission of the Simmons School of Management is to educate women for power and principled leadership. We are committed to the advancement of knowledge and practice in management through excellence in education and research. Our academic programs offer rigorous, applied, management education designed for women. We focus on leadership, and our programs integrate the strategic, functional, and behavioral aspects of management. SOM students gain the knowledge, analytical skills, and confidence that they need to manage successfully in dynamic and global environments. We are invested in our students’ success and support them as they launch, advance, and change their careers.
New Information This Week
Note from Mary D.
We have officially started the new academic year as of today! Remember that it is a marathon and not a sprint. You will continue to hear me talk about the importance of balance in your work, personal and academic life!! Start this weekend thinking about how you are going to manage everything and know that it will be lots of big and small adjustments as your year begins! It is an exciting time for all of us in the program office as we welcome all the returning students back and all of our new MBA students that have just completed Foundations!!
“What you have and the way you do it are incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter.” -- Peter Drucker
Bookstore hours for the satellite bookstore in Mockler have been posted on the SOM Gateway. You can find them by going to: http://my.simmons.edu/som/pdf/FA08_SOM_Bookstore_Schedule.pdf.
These are the classroom assignments for the Fall 2008 semester:
Authentic Leadership (Morgan-Roberts): Case Room 2
First Ever Travel Course for MBA Students!
You are invited to one of the two info sessions on September 16th at 4pm and at 5:15pm in Caseroom 1 to get further infomation and to hear the faculty leaders for China and Brazil sections.
Scheduled for December 19 as of today! Much more info to come...
All new students have received their IDs during Foundations. Returning students have new IDs in the MBA office, but you MUST turn in your old ID to get a new one! If you have lost your old ID, you will have to pay a $25 fee.
Find out what kind of technology is available to you at Simmons by visiting: https://portal.simmons.edu/node/1150.
As of August 28th, we had 56 students registered in Financial Accounting. We have made the decision to add an additional section on Wednesday nights that will also be taught by Jane Mooney. We think this is better from both a teaching and learning perspective! Here is the schedule for the new section:
Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Sept. 10th-December 8th.
PLUS: Monday, Nov 24 and Monday, December 8 (Final Exam)
Please also note that anyone planning to go to the CSO expo on December 3rd will be allowed to attend the Monday class the week that event is running!
If you are interested and/or able to switch sections, please let Katlyn know by email at email@example.com.
The Authentic Leadership Course will be running AS SCHEUDLED. There will be NO changes to the Authentic Leadership schedule.
Public Speaking with Dale DeLetis will be in Caseroom 1 instead of Caseroom 2 this semester, since we added a Wednesday night section for Financial Accounting.
Entrepreneurship: Managing a High Growth Firm with Margaret Heffernan will be in the Purple Room instead of the Green Room.
This past Monday, the UK edition of The Financial Times ran a story on the School’s MBA program to answer the question: "Why, in this day and age, is there an MBA program for women?" The write-up covers the rigor of the MBA program, the gender lens, and the "cooperative competition" that is the SOM experience. Those interviewed include Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands, Professors Fiona Wilson and Jill Avery, and recent SOM alumna Cheryl Fudge ’07.
The article can be accessed online at: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0603c05e-77bd-11dd-be24-0000779fd18c.html
Join us on Tuesday, September 23rd at 5:15pm in CR2 to learn more about the Simmons Net Impact Club and generate ideas of what we can accomplish this year. Net Impact is an international membership organization aimed at improving the world through business; key topics include corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability. Questions? Contact Amy Longyear at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alison Haight at email@example.com
The Simmons Entrepreneurship team seeks two MBA students to assist with a research study on Gender and Entrepreneurship Education. The time frame for the project is September and October of 2008 and will begin immediately. The hourly wage is $15. Any interested students should contact Professor Susan Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Research Assistant” in subject line and attach your resume.
Please take a few minutes to complete the MBA Marketing and Admissions Survey (click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=HMCF1AhhApxsjT1mD8agFw_3d_3d). To enter the drawing, please print the thank you page, write your name on it and place it in the drop box in Mockler. We will be drawing a winner on Friday, September 12th. Thank you in advance! Your feedback is critically important to us!
Each year the Harvard Program on Negotiation has an opportunity for 2 student leaders from each of the related academic programs in the Boston area get together at least once to network and discuss possible collaboration opportunities. They would love to have a couple of students from Simmons involved, and their first open house is September 15th. Please let Darla know at email@example.com if you are interested and the Harvard contact person is:
Sarah Whitman, Student Interest Group Program Coordinator
Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
Networking night for all Simmons SOM alumnae and current students. Join us for a night of socializing with your fellow Boston area alumnae at Vlora, Copley's newest and freshest Mediterranean restaurant. Stop by for a drink before you head home from work or meet a friend and stay for dinner. It will be a great opportunity to catch up with SOM friends, meet new ones and sample a new taste of Boston. Encourage prospective Simmons SOM students to join you as well. There will be free appetizers and cash bar.
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2008
A hands-on workshop to discover what industry executives in the HBA E.D.G.E. in Leadership Study say are the most successful attitudes, motivations and programs that positively impact a woman’s ability to move her career forward. You will have the chance to assess your own leadership practices with a proprietary HBA E.D.G.E. self-diagnostic tool, and ask a panel of pharma/biotech Executives/HR/Diversity directors their experiences/insights into making it to the top. This event will inspire you to create and expand your personal leadership agenda.
For questions or issues with registration, please contact the HBA Boston Chapter Director of Programs, Jane Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: September 26
Join NAWMBA members for a networking reception and conference prep workshop. Speakers Frank Lehner of Divanation will present "Identity at Work, Unquestioned Assumptions, & Leadership Starting from the Self."
Save the date!
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a Senior Director with one of the most dynamic organizations in the world. More information will be available soon.
Dan Bross, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship for the Microsoft Corporation
FALL EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
Visit the individual websites for registration details, resume upload instructions, etc.
For financial assistance to attend these events, contact Lisa Toby at email@example.com
National Black MBA Association
Women for Hire Career Expo
National Society of Hispanic MBA’s
The Massachusetts Society of CPAs Public Accounting Career Fair
National Association of Women MBA’s
Hire Purpose MBA Career Fair
The Partnership, Inc. College to Career (C2C)
Net Impact Conference
Share Your NON-Simmons Email Address with CSO
Networking with Alumnae
Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect
~ Research Associate - Aberdeen
Recent Internship Postings – Visit Career Connect
~ Internship - Interlock Media, Inc.
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