June 17th, 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
Schedule Reminder for this Week
Fall Registration
Operations Notes

MBA Office Updates

Note From Mary D.

The summer term is buzzing along and the 4th of July is just around the corner! I deliberately didn’t schedule any classes the Monday and Tuesday after the 4th so that you could feel like you actually could take a break this summer, so please make plans to do something fun! Comm Strat is already over and Finance students had their first big exam this week. Accounting is already in session 8 or 9! But, the good news is that you are all still smiling and enjoying your classes from everything I pick up from talking to all of you. For those of you graduating in August, start looking for emails from Paula by the end of next week. The data sheet will be emailed out this week!

Sports Analogies for Those That Like Them

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.

Quote of the Week

“Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” -John Wooden

Schedule Reminders for this Week

-Project Management meets this weekend, Friday 6-9, all day Saturday and Sunday.

-Econ students should check their email as Barbara has redone review sessions based on your conversations in class last week.

Fall Registration

-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 override.

-We will have a bio from Rob Scalea for Brand Management within a day or two.

-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!

Operations Notes
We believe we have resolved the cold air problems in the caserooms to make it more comfortable. If not, let Mary D know!

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 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!

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.




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…)





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



-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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