June 3rd, 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 Combined with the Sports Analogies
Quotes of the week
Congratulations to Jenna Toplin!
Economics Summer Room Location
Schedule Reminders for the week of June 3
Fall Registration Information will be released Friday, June 4

MBA Office Updates

Note From Mary D. Combined with the Sports Analogies

Every now and then, there is an occasion to combine my note for the week and a sports event, and last night gave me one of those moments. If anyone watched the sports news last night, a pitcher from the Tigers had a perfect game, (which means no hits and no walks), going into the bottom of the 9th inning and had 2 outs. A perfect game is the ultimate dream of any pitcher as they are very rare events. The first base umpire ruled that a player was safe on an infield hit, breaking up the perfect game. The replay clearly showed the runner was out. The important connection from my perspective is that he owned his mistake, and owned it publicly to the media, the pitcher and the manager. It was a great teachable moment to remember that we all make mistakes, but often you will see people make excuses that it wasn’t their fault, cover it up, never acknowledge that they blew it. What impressed me is that he acknowledged his mistake immediately and took full responsibility and a lot of guts given that he altered a potential historic baseball moment. He didn’t wait for the swell of public opinion to dictate his response. It was the right thing to do and he did it, and I encourage all of you when there is a situation that you screw up, admit it, deal with it, and learn from it.

Quotes of the week

“Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them." -Andrew V. Mason

“The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.”- Nelson Boswell

Congratulations to Jenna Toplin!

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

Economics Summer Room Location

Economics will be in C101 (Main College Building) due to accomodate the side of the class!

Schedule Reminders for the week of June 3

International Finance, June 3

HR-final weekend, June 4-6

LGA-starts Monday, June 7

Econ-starts Monday June 7

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.

Fall Semester Excel Teaching Assistant for UG Financial Accounting and MBA QA

The SOM is looking to hire a TA that is extremely proficient in excel and looking to get some teaching experience for the Fall 2010 semester. We are looking to hire an MBA student from September –December, to help in excel labs at both the UG and GR level. Students should forward resumes to Mary D. Pay is $15 per hour up to 100 hours for the semester by June 5.



Career Services Updates

Career Services Updates


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Cleantech Focus Boston:
Navigating cleantech growth in China & India
Date: Thursday, June 10
For more information visit

Join the New England Clean Energy Council for a one-day event dedicated to navigating cleantech growth in China and India. Attend Cleantech Focus Boston to make connections and gain intelligence that will allow your company to take advantage of vast opportunities for cross-border cooperation.


NSHMBA and the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Save the Date
Networking and an Evening with Cole Porter
Date: Friday, June 11
Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:  301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA (Map) 
Fees:  Members: $25 Non-Members: $30
Contact:  Marisol Arroyave at

Join us for an evening of Cole Porter at the Boston Symphony Orchestra which will include a private reception with our Sponsors EMC Corporation and Comcast. Spend an intimate evening with composer/songwriter Cole Porter, one of the best-known contributors to the Great American Songbook. Stars from the Broadway stage and Fellows from the Tanglewood Music Center bring to life a selection of his many hits including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “In the Still of the Night,” “Love for Sale,” “Night and Day,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” and selections from the Tony award winning musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate.


Date: Saturday, June 12
Time: 11am
Location: Travelers Claim University, 99 Lamberton Road, Windsor, CT
RSVP: send an email with your name and company name to by 6/9

The National Black MBA Association  Greater Hartford Chapter along with the National
Society of Hispanic MBAs  Connecticut Chapter present MBA Exclusive 2010. Join them for a half day gathering of Greater Hartford professionals filled with networking, development and workshops with executive leaders from multiple industries. The focus will be on how as we come out of this recent tough economic downturn, individuals and organizations can REFLECT on the lessons learned, REINVENT themselves as talent and organizations and REBUILD for a stronger and sustainable future.


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…)



Sustainable Brands ’10
June 7-10, at the Monterey conference center, Monterey CA

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!




  • Human Resources and Recruiting Internship @ Zipcar
  • Internship @ Crimson Hexagon
  • Summer Internship Opportunity @ Partners Community Healthcare, Inc.
  • Marketing Intern @ IDG
  • Analyst Intern @ e-Dialog

JOB Postings

  • Strategy Associate @ Next Street Financial
  • Finance Associate @ Peace First (formerly Peace Games)
  • Senior Consultant @, Inc.
  • Mid-level sales associate @ RES Group, Inc.
  • Development Specialist @ City of Boston
  • Compliance Specialist @ City of Boston
  • Research & Development Specialist  @ City of Boston

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.



HR and the new normal
The business environment will never be the same again. As the new decade unfolds, more and more business leaders and managers who have survived the recession and are rebuilding their organisations are coming to realise that their business models must be overhauled and that the old ways of improving performance and managing change will no longer work.

Turning abandoned shopping carts into sales
From the first day he launched his online skateboard store in 2002, Mike Duncan faced a problem that has plagued retailers since the dawn of online shopping: abandoned shopping carts.


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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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