July 1st, 2010







Headings marked in BLUE represent new information. Headings marked in PURPLE represent old information.

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
Quote of the week
Order your Fall Semester T-Pass
August Graduates
Fall Registration
SOM Closed for July 4th Holiday

MBA Office Updates

Note From Mary D.

This week marks the true middle of the semester with the 4th of July holiday. Enjoy your break, you have worked hard and have definitely earned a rest!  It really is the only true break of the summer term, and we give you the extra days for a reason, so relax!

Quote of the Week

“Pull away for a while. Rest, sleep, recharge, have fun, play with the dog and watch how much more effective you will be.” -- Julie Morgenstern

Order your Fall Semester T-Pass

Fall Semester T-Pass orders are due by Thursday, August 5, 2010. Please visit: for more information and for the link to order passes.

August Graduates

Nomination forms for Pat Miller Award and Student Speaker were emailed to you on 6/29, please take a moment to fill the nominations out and return to Paula Bent no later than Monday, July 12th. If you need Paula to resend you the form, please let her know at

We will be sending a separate email regarding the SOMAA Award Nomination information so please keep an eye out for that next week.

Lastly, if you already turned in your data sheet and did not indicate how you'd like your name announced at the reception we will announce it the same way you put it on your diploma. Many of you left this field blank. If that is not what you want please let Paula know ASAP!

Fall Registration

A number of students still have not registered for the Fall semester. You should have received an email from Paula if you are in that category. We encourage you to login to AARC and register as soon as possible! Let Paula know when you have registered so she can cross you off the list at

SOM Closed for July 4th Holiday

Simmons will be closed on Friday, July 2nd-Monday, July 5th. There will be NO ID access to the buildings. Enjoy your time off!

Fall Registration (Last Week's Reminder!)

We are trying to track down all of you that have yet to register. Be aware, Mary D will be looking for you!

-Opened on June 16. If you have advising questions, please contact Paula, Darla or Mary D. Please register as soon as you can!

-We have a solution to the Saturday conflict for Managerial Accounting and Negotiations. Students will go to the first half of Accounting and then return to Negotiations for the rest of the day. Please email Paula if you want to register for both because the system will not let you without an override.

-Paula is our registration guru, if you have any problems please let her know at

-All Registration materials can be found online at: If you never got the registration email the first week of June, let Paula know. We want to make sure you are getting everything we send to you!

Concentration Info - Entrepreneurship

Research Design is no longer a required or an optional elective in the e-ship concentration.

Robert Scalea Bio

Robert Scalea is Chief Executive Officer of The Brand Union Americas, part of WPP, where he spearheads innovative approaches to delivering effective brand management solutions for clients.

The Brand Union is a branding and communications company that provides clients with a wide array of services including: brand strategy, brand architecture, corporate identity, employee brand engagement, packaging, and communications (advertising, direct marketing, digital and social media).  Major clients include Bank of America, BlackRock, Coca Cola, Pernod Ricard, Absolut Vodka and AT Cross.

Rob also worked a six-year tenure at fellow WPP agency JWT as Chief Strategy Officer where he developed a business and marketing strategy practice that helped clients grow their revenue and profit through increased understanding of their target audiences: new product development, distribution strategies, repositioning exercises, improved marketing ROI and strategic business planning.

Rob has been actively involved with clients in complex often volatile industries, such as health care, financial services and technology.  His work ranges from major brands to more future-focused, entrepreneurial assignments.

Major assignments in health care include projects for Pfizer, Humana Health Care, Harvard Medical School, Fox Chase Cancer Institute, and the Whitehead Institute/ MIT.

In the financial services area, he has personally worked on major initiatives for Bank of America, BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, T. Rowe Price, John Hancock and ITT Hartford.

Prior to joining JWT, Rob worked as Executive Vice President of Hill Holliday in Boston, where he ran an in-house marketing consultancy for seven years, as well as managing the media, research and analytical resources of the agency

Rob’s analytical background bolsters his advertising and consulting career.  He graduated from MIT, where he studied molecular biology and electrical engineering.  He was awarded a grant from the National Institution of Health, which he used to continue his studies at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. In addition, Rob served as a faculty member at Harvard University’s Radcliffe College for ten years, where he taught a course in marketing management

He has spoken at conferences for the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) and the British American Business Institute; authored several articles in professional and scientific journals; and, serves on the boards of several companies in health related-industries.

Net Impact Gives Top Sustainability Ranking To Simmons Graduate School Of Management

We are proud to announce that the Simmons School of Management has been awarded a prestigious "Gold" Ranking from Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. There are more than 250 volunteer chapters of Net Impact located throughout the world, and only 7% of chapters attained Gold status. Simmons is in good company at the top of this list, joined by schools like the Yale School of Management, the Johnson School at Cornell, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke, and the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan. A full listing of chapter ratings may be
found here:

In line with the SOM's mission of educating women for power and principled leadership, the Simmons Net Impact chapter aims to create a better world through the power of business. Members of the Simmons Net Impact chapter are united by the idea that business can both earn profits and create positive change. Together, they work to promote responsible business and advance social, environmental and economic sustainability practices and teachings at
the Simmons SOM. To reach these ends, Net Impact is considered a network, not simply a student club or organization.

Over the past year, the SOM Net Impact chapter--under the guidance of chapter leaders Nicole Adriance and Megan DiPerri, and with the help of graduate assistant Erin Dopfel and many other dedicated student ambassadors--has launched an aggressive campaign to promote the power of
sustainable business and host events that enhance the SOM experience. This has been made possible through the support of the Simmons School of Management and a generous grant from Eileen Fisher. During this time, the school has hosted a series of valuable events, including a Socially Responsible Investing forum, Careers in CSR discussion with Microsoft's Dan Bross, and the first in a series of intercollegiate Sustainability Research Colloquiums.

The organization's premiere event, the CSR/Sustainability Panel, is taking place at 5:30pm on Monday July 19th. The event is titled, "From Ancillary to Integrated: CSR as the Modern Competitive Advantage." Senior-level panelists featured include representatives from Ahold, Biogen Idec, EMC, Fidelity, and HaglerHomrich Sustainability Consulting.

Details about Net Impact and related events may be found online at

Contact: Net Impact at Simmons School of Management,



Career Services Updates



If enough women are interested, we will bring Carla Osberg, SOM Leadership Conference
photographer, to the SOM this summer to take professional portraits. You'll get 2-4 high and low resolution images that you can use online or in print publications. Please email Jen if you are interested at Details follow.


Possible times: June 26 & 27th or July 10th &11th

Please email date preference to Jen at

Location: Simmons School of Management

Photo Package: 2-4 images high (print) and low res (Web) headshots

Estimated cost if enough are interested is $250.00 per person.

Examples of previous headshots:


Mass Innovation Nights connect Massachusetts-based innovators with the marketplace using social media. The monthly Launch Parties (second Wednesday of the month) and networking events are FREE for everyone - companies and guests alike. All we ask is that guests help spread the word about cool new products they see at our events. Blog, Tweet (#MIN), Facebook, LinkedIn or tell a neighbor or a friend (yes, in person, you know, talking…)






ALPFA National Convention

July 31- August 4, at Lake Buena Vista, FL (Disney)


Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair

August 26-28, in New York City, NY


National Black MBA Conference

September 21-25, in Los Angeles, CA


Women MBA Virtual Career Fair

September 29, anywhere you want to be!!


National Association of Women MBAs Conference

October 1-2, in Louisville, KY


Nonprofit Marketing Conference

October 11-13, in Chicago, IL


Reaching Out MBA

October 14-17, in Los Angeles, CA


SOM Annual Career Expo

October 15th, at Simmons School of Management, 5th Floor

More details coming soon!







-Social Media MBA Intern @ Monster Worldwide

-Competitive Market Analyst Internship @ Dare Mighty Things, Inc.

-Marketing Analyst internship @ Joslin Diabetes Center

-Internship @ Massachusetts Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship



-Research Analyst @ EIRIS

-Financial Planning & Analysis Manager @ KVH Industries, Inc.

-Online Media Sales, Strategy, and Business Development @ BurdaStyle, Inc.

-Strategy Associate @ Next Street Financial

-Finance Associate @ Peace First (formerly Peace Games)


Visit Career Connect for all the latest internship and job posts.

As a reminder, please keep your Career Connect profile up to date. If you forgot your username and password, please contact Please do not re-register yourself as past information about you will be lost.



Management lessons from the Gulf disaster

The tragedy unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico is the worst man-made disaster on planet earth. Sadly, it could have been prevented if the managers involved had been more level-headed. But now that the mistakes have been made, what lessons can we learn?


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Is Embracing the End of Email, Here's Why

"If you want to know what people like us will do tomorrow, you look at what teenagers are doing today," Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told the audience at Nielsen's Consumer 360 conference yesterday. And according to Sandberg, only 11% of teens email daily--clearly, a huge generational drop.



Library Updates

Summer Semester Hours

May 17th - August 13th
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

August 14th - August 31st
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Saturday, May 29th: CLOSED
Sunday, May 30th: CLOSED
Monday, May 31st: CLOSED
Sunday, July 4th: CLOSED
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED

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Technology Information

Alerts, Announcements and Events from Technology are all available through the my.simmons portal.

  • For other tip sheets and descriptions of technology resources visit We even have some podcasts on iTunes U.
  • Need help with your computer?  Sign up for a Technology Self Help Clinic by calling (617-521.-2222) or emailing
  • Media Services has a variety of equipment is available for you to borrow including laptops and cameras:
  • The Technology Desk on the 1st floor of the Beatley Library Information Commons is staffed with Simmons students eager to help you use the computers and study rooms available to you throughout the Library. This includes the Media Viewing and Listening Room, where you may watch or listen to DVDs, VHS tapes, and broadcasts.


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