July 8th, 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
Note to August Graduating Students
Sports Analogy for Those That Like Them
Quote of the week
Mary D on Vacation Next Week
Schedule Reminders
Concentration Info - Entrepreneurship: CORRECTION
Mahlet Woldemariam Won an Award!

MBA Office Updates

Note From Mary D.

I am not sure that we could have had a more perfect weather pattern for your mini summer semester break over the 4th of July, and hope you all had a great few days off! Now you have to gear up for the back half of the semester! Graduating students really need to focus on this last month and not move into the checkout lane before August 4th! Everyone else has electives, finance, accounting, etc that really need you to focus and concentrate. I know it is hard because it is summer, but it is worth it!

Note to August Graduating Students

Quick meeting before Strategy on Tuesday, July 13 from 5:15-5:50pm to talk about the reception and class gift!

Please return your ballots for class speaker and the Pat Miller award as soon as you can!

Sports Analogy for Those That Like Them

Maria Clark gave me a golf analogy for her cohort, which is the 3.5 yr cohort!  She has just taken up golf as a new sport! "It-might take-you-forever-to-get-through-but-keep-plugging-along, 3.5yr program students. At least we’re on course and shooting straight – it will just take a little longer to get to that darned flag!"

Quote of the Week

“It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm.” — Mary Henle

Mary D on Vacation Next Week

Katlyn, Paula, and Darla are all around for anything you need!

Schedule Reminders

Back half of Project Management is this weekend!

Concentration Info - Entrepreneurship: CORRECTION

CORRECTION TO LAST WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENT: Research Design is not a required
course in the Entrepreneurship Concentration, but it is available as an
elective. The Entrepreneurship Concentration has three required courses (GSM
570, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; GSM 571, Business Plans
and Proposals, and GSM 501, Internship). Note that GSM 501, Internship can
be substituted by another course with Advisor (Teresa Nelson) approval. That
leaves room for one additional elective in the MBA program. Recommended
electives of particular value to entrepreneurs generally are: Research
Design and Analysis (GSM 526), Strategy Consulting for Social Ventures (GSM
533), Sustainable Supply Chain (GSM 548), Venture Capital (under review for
Summer 2011), and Strategic Performance Measures (GSM 520).

Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 570

Business Plans 571

Internship 501

Research Design and Analysis 526

Strategy Consulting for Social Ventures 533

Sustainable Supply Chain 548

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

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



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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