June 17th, 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 students’ success and support them as they launch, advance, and change their careers.
MBA Office Updates
Note From Mary D.
The Celtics and Lakers will play tonight in game 7 to decide who wins the NBA Championship. The Celtics had a chance to close it out on Tuesday and really played horribly. It is truly stand up and deliver time for the Celtics and I would love to see them win. I often wonder how professional athletes can have such dramatic performance shifts from game to game. My message for you is to never have people that you work with and/or for, wonder which version of you will show up for work each day. Be consistent and give it your best, every day.
-Project Management meets this weekend, Friday 6-9, all day Saturday
-Opened yesterday, 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
-All Registration materials can be found online at: http://my.simmons.edu/som/courses/registration.shtml. 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!
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.
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 Opened 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!
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.
YOUR PERSONAL BRAND ISN'T COMPLETE WITHOUT A GREAT HEAD SHOT!
If enough women are
interested, we will bring Carla Osberg, SOM Leadership Conference
Possible times: June 26 & 27th or July 10th &11th
Please email date preference to Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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…)
CONFERENCES AND EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
2010 Financial Services FAST Track Conference: How a Career in Financial Services Can Work For You www.fortefoundation.org
June 24-25, at the Kimmel Center at NYU, New York City
ALPFA National Convention www.alpfa.org
July 31- August 4, at Lake Buena Vista, FL (Disney)
Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair www.asianmba.org
August 26-28, in New York City, NY
National Black MBA Conference www.nbmbaa.org
September 21-25, in Los Angeles, CA
Women MBA Virtual Career Fair www.womenmbavirtualcareerfair.com
September 29, anywhere you want to be!!
National Association of Women MBAs Conference www.mbawomen.org
October 1-2, in Louisville, KY
Nonprofit Marketing Conference www.marketingpower.com/Calendar
October 11-13, in Chicago, IL
Reaching Out MBA http://www.reachingoutmba.org/
October 14-17, in Los Angeles, CA
SOM Annual Career Expo
October 15th, at Simmons School of Management, 5th Floor
More details coming soon!
RECENT INTERNSHIP AND JOB POSTINGS
NOTE: PLEASE LET LISA OR GEORGETTE KNOW IF YOU WILL BE APPLYING FOR ANY OF THESE POSITIONS, OR OTHERS ON CAREER CONNECT!
-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 email@example.com.
Please do not re-register yourself as past information about you will be
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