December 4th, 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.
MBA Office Updates
One of the perennial student favorites at the end of the semester:
“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on” Franklin D Roosevelt
We will open the SOM for extended study hours over the next two weekends. Students can have access to all SOM spaces on Friday, December 5 and 12 until 9:30pm, Saturday December 6 and 13 from 9 to 5pm, and Sunday, December 7 and 14 from 9 to 5.
Friday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 11-1pm, CR2 and Jane has regular call in office hours Sunday, 5-7pm
Wednesday, December 10, 6pm, 409 Comm. Ave. Stop on by as we celebrate the last big party in these building!!
The Partnership is a premier organization committed to developing leadership capacity and talent management for professionals of color. Darla was sponsored by the SOM this past year to become one of their associates and went through a whole year working with them. She graduated last night from that program and it was a wonderful celebration!!
You will need your new ID to get into the main campus buildings in January and to put parking cash on if you plan to drive to campus!! Please come by the office and get it before December 16th!!
Just a quick reminder that we will not be replenishing the coffee, tea and supplies in December as we are using up our stock before we move!
Website is also live at www.frmsites.com/simmons. Please look for and read or flag any emails from me that have MOVE Info: in the subject line!!! I will send one to you all on Friday, December 5 with initial information. We will be moving on December 18 and 19!!
Any thing that is not being taken to the main college for use elsewhere on campus will be available to buy at a SOM Yard Sale on December 19, from 12-2. Preliminary inventories will be out next week if you need an extra desk or chair, we will have tons of stuff!!
Registration fee is inexpensive - $5 for educators and students and $10 for the general public. Details below:
Applications are now available for the Spring 2009 Semester (February - May). Completed applications and payment are due by January 6, 2009, to the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. For more information please visit:
Spark: Building & Sustaining the Future 2008 is a full day conference for young ladies (ages 14-17) in the Boston community who have limited exposure to careers in business and professional development. This event is sponsored by the SOM, Scott Ross Center, and the Women of Color Club.
Did you know that 80%+ of people seeking jobs ultimately secure them through some form of networking? In that spirit, the Career Services Office (CSO) is pleased to present the third edition of the Networking Profiles book.
To access the Networking Profiles book:
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
Health-Care MBAs See Brighter Future
Cisco Systems layers it on
EMC, Microsoft team up on data security
With the move to the main campus fast approaching, we ask that you return all books you no longer need to the library. The library will be moving with the rest of the SOM on December 17th, so until that time please return the books to the SOM Library. After that time, please return books to the Beatley Library, where the SOM collection will be housed.
In preparation for the big move, the School of Management has organized a FREE Book Give-Away! Books and journals will be donated to the Give-Away by SOM faculty and staff. All SOM Community members, including students, staff, faculty, and alumna, are invitedto peruse though unwanted books and journals.Find a home for unwanted books and help make the moveto our new building a little lighter!
Need help figuring out the best database to find articles? Problems finding what demographic is the biggest consumer of ham products? Contact the librarians and set up a time when we can help you! Linda Schuller Wolf, the SOM Librarian, is at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-521-3851 and Michael Wick, the SOM Library Assistant, is at email@example.com or 617-521-3847.
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.