June 10th, 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
Sports Analogies for Those That Like Them
Quote of the week
Faculty Updates for Next Year
Registration Updates
HCA to join the SOM

MBA Office Updates

Note From Mary D.

This is the busiest weekend of the summer at the SOM. SDM is running all weekend. Comm Strat meets all day Saturday. There will be a ton of students around, so if you are coming in to study or prep you might want to head to the library as all the study rooms are booked! But, after June 15, many of you will feel that the semester starts a new rhythm that will feel more balanced!

Sports Analogies for Those That Like Them

So many to choose from this week! World cup soccer begins, the Nationals young pitcher that struck out 14 in his major league debut, UCLA women winning the softball title, but the legacy of John Wooden is the one I have chosen. Some have called him the greatest coach that we have ever seen.  I read a Fox story last weekend when they talked about his leadership legacy and that players and coaches that worked with him and for him said that “he made them better people”.  Strong values, strong work ethic, a commitment to excellence in everything he did. His accomplishments are awesome. 7 straight NCAA titles, 4 consecutive 30-0 seasons at the Division 1 level, the record of 88 consecutive wins that the UConn women are chasing!  The sense I got as I read these stories was that he led by example, he treated people with respect and he was an unbelievable role model. What do you hope your leadership legacy will be? It will be unique, because it is yours and all of us have different things that are important to us.  But an interesting question to ponder someday, when you have a chance to reflect on where you are now and where you hope to go in the future.

Quote of the Week

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”--Pericles

Faculty Updates for Next Year

As many of you know, the summer is traditionally a busy time for faculty changes and while it looks like we have a lot, many of our changes are a confluence of individual decisions that have no common thread!  We have 3 faculty retiring: Debbie Kolb, Bruce Warren and Barbara Sawtelle. Barbara will finish up with at the end of the summer with her Econ class.  Bruce and Debbie will become faculty emeriti but will be coming back to teach a couple of courses next year. Bruce will be teaching two UG law classes and Debbie will teach MBA Negotiations in the spring term. Susan Hass returns from sabbatical in the fall, Stacy Blake Beard goes out on sabbatical this fall. Nataliya Zaiats returns to the SOM to teach in spring, Hugh Colaco has taken a new job at Merrimack, Vipin Gupta a new job at Cal State-San Bernardino, both great opportunities for them!  Paul Myers has decided to return home to Colorado and either continue teaching out there or do some consulting but our hope is that he will consider teaching an elective for us in the future! Mary Finlay will be joining the faculty of the SOM in January, Deb Marlino is our new interim Dean, Susan Sampson is our new interim Associate Dean for Faculty and Curriculum.

Registration Updates

The difference between Strategy 1 and Strategy 1/SDM: Strategy 1 is designed for students that entered the SOM in September 2009 or later. The Strategy 1/SDM section was designed for returning students in process BEFORE September 2009. The weekend after the MLK holiday in January has been held for the final section of Strategy1/SDM. The difference is that Strat 1 is designed for brand new MBA students with no coursework yet and the Strat 1/SDM section was designed for students with significant coursework already completed!

Registration Opens June 16th! Fall registration materials were emailed out last week. The email included a cover letter, elective descriptions, and the course synopsis. We also included a master elective/concentration document that you should find helpful. Please review all the information carefully. This email has been sent out twice!

These materials are also available on the web at:

Please be sure to check that link frequently for the most up to date information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration please email Paula Bent at

HCA to join the SOM

Health Care Administration will officially move to the SOM as of July 1 and be part of our school, which is great news for us and they are excited!! We will have 5 faculty and staff moving over from SHS.

Congratulations to Jenna Toplin!

Jenna received the NEHRA Future Stars in HR scholarship this past week at their annual breakfast!

Fall Registration Information will be released Friday, June 4

Please read it carefully, as it has information about the concentrations, as well as other important information.

Congratulations to Professor Lynda Moore

I am pleased to announce that Professor Lynda L. Moore has been appointed Senior Scholar for Global Gender and Inclusive Leadership with the Center for Gender in Organizations. This one year appointment recognizes Professor Moore’s substantive and pioneering scholarship in studies of women leaders, and gender, diversity and inclusion across cultures.

Professor Moore’s body of research provides cross cultural and global perspectives in the study of women’s leadership identity and behavior. Her publications examine ethnocentric research models and the development of inclusive and global leadership theory. Recent studies have included research on women leaders in the United Arab Emirates, Australia, and India. Additional research includes the examination of gender, diversity and inclusion in Muslim majority countries. Her extensive publications appear in US and international journals, and have examined women in management and diversity, women entrepreneurs with an emphasis on women of color, and studies of women leaders and family business in a global context.

Professor Moore was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach and conduct research on corporate women leaders in the United Arab Emirates.  She teaches gender, leadership and inclusion at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. In addition, her contribution to the field of leadership research and practice resulted in her recent appointment as a Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation, UK, the oldest leadership development organization in the UK.

Please join me in congratulating Lynda on this position.



Career Services Updates

Career Services Updates


Girls in Tech
Date: June 17
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Microsoft, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
To register & to see list of speakers visit

Girls in Tech Boston is excited to announce our first biotech focused event, coming up on Thursday, June 17th at the Microsoft NERD Center. We have a truly fantastic line-up of speakers from a wide range of biotech companies, and we'll be announcing our moderator in the coming weeks.

We hope you join us for an evening of professional development, learning from experts and leaders in the field, and networking with other women in the biotech field. And of course drinks and hor d'oeuvres!


Your Personal Brand isn't complete without a great head shot!
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
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…)



FORTÉ MBA Women’s Conference
June 18-19, Chicago, IL

2010 Financial Services FAST Track Conference: How a Career in Financial Services Can Work For You
June 24-25, at the Kimmel Center at NYU, New York City

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

JOB Postings

  • 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.



MBA Grads Tackle Social Problems
Being part of the solution is all the fashion on B-school campuses these days. For some MBA grads, it's more than a dream

Banks, computer rage, and the future of sustainable finance
PwC's Leo Johnson explains what banks and computers have in common: sometimes you want to smash them, but you can't live without them


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Library Updates

Summer Semester Hours

May 10th - May 16th
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

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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