July 15th, 2010
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 studentsí success and support them as they launch, advance, and change their careers.
Information This Week
Note from Mary D
Quote of the Week
Graduate Assistantship in Academic Technology
2010 Silverman Business Plan Competition
Refer a Friend and You Both Win!
Community Caring Institute
SOMAA Award for Principled Leadership for August Graduates
MBA Office Updates
Mary D. is on vacation this week so there is no note!
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Graduate Assistantship in Academic Technology
Experience and/or interest in classroom or online instruction considered a plus.
CALL FOR BUSINESS PLANS
Are you ready to take the plunge to launch or grow your venture? Its time to take your innovative business idea off the shelf or polish your existing business plan!
We are thrilled to announce that the 2010 Silverman Business Plan Competition is currently accepting business plan submissions due on September 15th. The competition is open exclusively to Simmons School of Management MBA alumnae and current students and is designed to support women in launching innovative, early stage ventures that have an impact.
The competition includes both a semi-final and finalist round as participants compete for the final prize of $10,000 in cash and additional in-kind prizes. As part of the process, semi-finalists receive valuable feedback on their plans including one-on-one coaching from a business plan advisor. Finalists gain access to the Simmons entrepreneurship network of venture capitalists, angel investors, bankers and lawyers to move their ventures forward. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to win funds to accelerate the launch and growth of your venture.
Business plans must be no longer than 20 pages in length including appendices and follow the SOM business plan format. For more information please visit: http://www.simmons.edu/som/centers/entrepreneurship/silverman.shtml or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join the Admissions team in helping to promote our upcoming informational events and we will reward you with a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card* AND your referral will receive a $75 application fee waiver!
MBA Preview - TUESDAY, JULY 20th 6-9PM
The MBA Preview is a unique event which provides prospective students with an overview of the MBA program, followed by an opportunity to join the Strategy class and experience the classroom firsthand.
MBA Information Session - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11th 6-8PM
An MBA Information Session provides prospective students with an opportunity to hear from Dean Deborah Marlino on the uniqueness of Simmons as well as a chance to participate in a mini-case discussion to illustrate the classroom dynamic. Also, a current student and alum will share their experiences.
Please email your referral’s contact information to Darla at Darla.email@example.com. Thank you for your support!
*Please note that your referral must attend the event in its entirety in order for you to be eligible for the $25 gift card.
Community Caring Institute is offering a unique opportunity for graduate students from different disciplines to be involved in! We know it’s tough to find affordable housing in Boston and to create connections with random roommates.
Our community immersion program will provide a great living experience at an affordable fee accessible to campus and create a space for interaction with other graduate students to promote interdisciplinary dialogue. This program will allow students to form bonds and to integrate with other disciplines in order to advance sustainable communities. By residing with graduate students from other schools and disciplines, students’ educational and personal experiences will be complemented.
Their discussions and interactions will involve our approach to promote an urban environment in which nature and humanity assume a higher priority, foster human health and creativity, which results in an improvement of overall quality of life, and encourage social connections by providing a space for human interactions
Our location in Jamaica Plain is close to Jamaica Pond, the Emerald Necklace park system, public transportation, and other City attractions. In addition, students could potentially create their own internship experience that would be tailored to their professional aspirations and educational requirements.
The program would ask students to commit to 2-5 hours a week for meetings and/or community outreach, and the development of this will be based on the students’ interests. It will complement their schooling. The fee is $500 a month, and it includes a room in a house with a large kitchen, common room, and dining room. Utilities are also included. Students will have the chance to visit the house and meet the staff. The commitment is the school year, with the potential to live here over the summer.
For more details, see attached flyer. Contact us for more specific details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOMAA Award for Principled Leadership for August Graduates
Back half of Project Management is this weekend!
Concentration Info - Entrepreneurship: CORRECTION
Mahlet Woldemariam Won an Award!
Mahlet Woldemariam was awarded the 2009 Development Leader Award which is awarded annually by the Global Vaccines Development Team! Congrats!
Order your Fall Semester T-Pass
UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
DID YOU KNOW?
August 2010 Graduates Job Seekers Group
This group is designed to provide a supportive and energizing forum to
This is a weekly series*, and we ask that each person try their best to attend each week. In order to give everyone enough time to speak/hear ideas & feedback, the group is limited to 6 participants. Please RSVP by August 1st to email@example.com. Should we have more people interested in joining, we will begin a 2nd group!
Propel Careers Medical Device Career Networking Night at Foley Hoag
6:00pm-6:45pm - Networking between companies and talent
This Career Networking Event, organized by Propel Careers and Mass Device, is designed to connect medical device companies located in New England with industry professionals, post doctoral fellows, graduate students, and recent undergraduate students in areas such as research, finance, operations, business development, and marketing who are interested in career opportunities within the medical device space. In an effort to maximize connections and career advancement opportunities, the number of medical device companies in attendance will be limited and the attendees will be customized to meet the needs of the positions being recruited for.
BostonEco Tweetup: The Story of Cosmetics video launch party!
BostonEco Tweetup is a free social networking event for anyone who is passionate about eco-living. It's an opportunity to connect with other Bostonians who live and work in the green world including local foodies, green entrepreneurs, healthy living experts, and sustainability leaders.
BostonEco, with the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, invites you to the Boston video launch party for The Story of Cosmetics: a seven minute video that reveals the environmental health and social consequences of harmful chemicals in everyday personal care products. Become informed and inspired. Talk with local (New England/New York) and national body care and cosmetic companies who are creating natural and organic products. Get free samples, and enter to win eco-friendly products and books. Learn how you can avoid unsustainable toxic petrochemicals ingredients in your personal care products, and share this information with your network. And meet other professionals interested in healthy, sustainable living!!! Feed your mind and body. Enjoy fresh, healthy free burritos courtesy of Boloco.
NSHMBA 4th Annual Golf Tournament
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs Boston Chapter announces our 4th Annual Golf Tournament and Networking Event to be held on Thursday, August 5th, at the Crosswinds Golf Club. At this very special event, you will have the opportunity to connect with peers and local employers in a relaxed environment to create new professional and personal relationships. The event Includes breakfast, lunch, cart, range balls, equipment rentals, and golf contest and will feature:
Mass Innovation Nights
SOM: CSR & SUSTAINABILITY
Net Impact 4th Annual CSR Panel
The Simmons Net Impact Chapter, in cooperation with the School of Management and with the generous support of Eileen Fisher, are excited to announce the 4th annual Corporate Social Responsibility Panel. The expert panelists include:
The Panel will discuss the latest shift in CSR, from an ancillary practice to a more integrated component of a business strategy, a modern competitive advantage.
Over the past few years, the CSR Panel has attracted a large and enthusiastic audience of students, faculty, alumnae, and Net Impact members from Simmons and other Boston-area networks-including other universities and businesses. The Panel is also an important complement to the Simmons SOM core curriculum and concentration in Corporate Social Responsibility.
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CONFERENCES AND EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
ALPFA National Convention www.alpfa.org
Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair www.asianmba.org
National Black MBA Conference www.nbmbaa.org
Women MBA Virtual Career Fair www.womenmbavirtualcareerfair.com
National Association of Women MBAs Conference www.mbawomen.org
Nonprofit Marketing Conference www.marketingpower.com/Calendar
Reaching Out MBA http://www.reachingoutmba.org/
Massachusetts Society of CPAs Fall Career Fair & Networking Expo
WHERE ARE THE JOBS?
congratulations TO 2009 and 2010 GRADS on their new jobs!
If you have landed a new position, received a promotion, or launched a new venture, please let us know so we can share your good news!
RECENT JOB POSTINGS
Visit Career Connect for all the latest internship and job posts.
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