August 28th, 2008
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.
Welcome to all of our new students that started in Foundations this week!! We had a great start and they are looking forward to this next chapter in their personal and professional lives!! To any returning student reading this week, hope you are enjoying your last week of the summer!! Enjoy the holiday weekend!!
“Remember today,for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all that your dreams hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true!” -- Anon
The SOM will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2008.
Building Hours at SOM- Commonwealth Avenue Campus
Bookstore hours for the satellite bookstore in Mockler have been posted on the SOM Gateway. You can find them by going to: http://my.simmons.edu/som/pdf/FA08_SOM_Bookstore_Schedule.pdf.
These are the classroom assignments for the Fall 2008 semester:
Authentic Leadership (Morgan-Roberts): Case Room 2
First Ever Travel Course for MBA Students!
Scheduled for December 19 as of today! Much more info to come...
All new students have received their IDs during Foundations. Returning students have new IDs in the MBA office, but you MUST turn in your old ID to get a new one! If you have lost your old ID, you will have to pay a $25 fee.
Find out what kind of technology is available to you at Simmons by visiting: https://portal.simmons.edu/node/1150.
As of August 28th, we had 56 students registered in Financial Accounting. We have made the decision to add an additional section on Wednesday nights that will also be taught by Jane Mooney. We think this is better from both a teaching and learning perspective! Here is the schedule for the new section:
Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Sept. 10th-December 8th.
PLUS: Monday, Nov 24 and Monday, December 8 (Final Exam)
Please also note that anyone planning to go to the CSO expo on December 3rd will be allowed to attend the Monday class the week that event is running!
If you are interested and/or able to switch sections, please let Katlyn know by email at email@example.com.
The Authentic Leadership Course will be running AS SCHEUDLED. There will be NO changes to the Authentic Leadership schedule.
The Simmons Entrepreneurship team seeks two MBA students to assist with a research study on Gender and Entrepreneurship Education. The time frame for the project is September and October of 2008 and will begin immediately. The hourly wage is $15. Any interested students should contact Professor Susan Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Research Assistant” in subject line and attach your resume.
Please take a few minutes to complete the MBA Marketing and Admissions Survey (click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=HMCF1AhhApxsjT1mD8agFw_3d_3d). To enter the drawing, please print the thank you page, write your name on it and place it in the drop box in Mockler. We will be drawing a winner on Friday, September 12th. Thank you in advance! Your feedback is critically important to us!
Each year the Harvard Program on Negotiation has an opportunity for 2 student leaders from each of the related academic programs in the Boston area get together at least once to network and discuss possible collaboration opportunities. They would love to have a couple of students from Simmons involved, and their first open house is September 15th. Please let Darla know at email@example.com if you are interested and the Harvard contact person is:
Sarah Whitman, Student Interest Group Program Coordinator
Networking night for all Simmons SOM alumnae and current students. Join us Tuesday, September 23rd for a night of socializing with your fellow Boston area alumnae at Vlora, Copley's newest and freshest Mediterranean restaurant. Stop by for a drink before you head home from work or meet a friend and stay for dinner. It will be a great opportunity to catch up with SOM friends, meet new ones and sample a new taste of Boston. Encourage prospective Simmons SOM students to join you as well.
Free appetizers and cash bar.
Visit the individual websites for registration details, resume upload instructions, etc.
For financial assistance to attend these events, contact Lisa Toby at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Black MBA Association
National Society of Hispanic MBA’s
The Massachusetts Society of CPAs Public Accounting Career Fair
National Association of Women MBA’s
Hire Purpose MBA Career Fair
Share Your NON-Simmons Email Address with CSO
Networking with Alumnae
Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect
~ Research Associate - Aberdeen
Recent Internship Postings – Visit Career Connect
~ Internship - Interlock Media, Inc.
Jeff Howe on 'crowdsourcing'
Linda & Mike would like to welcome all of the new students, and welcome back all of the returning students! We look forward to supporting you in your course work throughout the semester. If you are interested in contacting us, you will find our contact information on the SOM Library home page at http://my.simmons.edu/library/som.
If you are interested in learning how to access the library’s resources from home or work, or would like to become more familiar with what the library has to offer you, please stop by for a library tour. We will be holding tours the first week of September on Tuesday 9/2 @ 12.15pm, Wednesday 9/3 @ 12.15pm, & Thursday 9/4 @ 5.15pm. An additional tour will be given the second week of September on Thursday 9/11 @ 5.15pm. Tours will last approx. 15 minutes.
The library will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (8/30 – 9/1) and will be staffed Tuesday – Friday (9/2 – 9/5) from 8:30 – 4:30.
We’re happy to report that the SOM Library blog has been chosen as one of the “Top 100 Management and Leadership Blogs” by HR World. Check out the list at http://www.hrworld.com/features/top-100-management-blogs-061008/ and read the SOM library’s blog, found on the web at http://somlibrarian.wordpress.com/ for articles of interest to the SOM Community.