June 3rd, 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.
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
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.
“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
Jenna received the NEHRA Future Stars in HR scholarship this past week at their annual breakfast!
Economics will be in C101 (Main College Building) due to accomodate the side of the class!
International Finance, June 3
HR-final weekend, June 4-6
LGA-starts Monday, June 7
Econ-starts Monday June 7
Please read it carefully, as it has information about the concentrations, as well as other important information.
Congratulations to Professor Lynda Moore
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.
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Cleantech Focus Boston:
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
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.
2010 GREATER HARTFORD MBA EXCLUSIVE: REFLECT, REINVENT, REBULD
The National Black MBA Association Greater Hartford Chapter along with the National
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!
Possible times: June 26 & 27th or July 10th &11th
Mass Innovation Nights
CONFERENCES AND EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
Sustainable Brands ’10 www.sustainablelifemedia.com
FORTÉ MBA Women’s Conference www.fortefoundation.org
2010 Financial Services FAST Track Conference: How a Career in Financial Services Can Work For You www.fortefoundation.org
ALPFA National Convention www.alpfa.org
Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair www.asianmba.org
National Black MBA Conference www.nbmbaa.org
Women MBA Virtual Career Fair www.womenmbavirtualcareerfair.com
National Association of Women MBAs Conference www.mbawomen.org
Nonprofit Marketing Conference www.marketingpower.com/Calendar
Reaching Out MBA http://www.reachingoutmba.org/
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