December 4th, 2008



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.

Quotes of the Week

Extra Study Hours at the SOM for Finals

Financial Accounting Review Sessions

SOM Holiday Party

Congratulations to Darla

Returning Students Who Never Pickud Up Your New IDs

Coffee, Tea, and Supplies

Move Information for Students

SOM Yard Sale

MA Chapter of NOW Conference on Gender Equity and Education

Registration Updates

Spark: Building & Sustaining the Future 2008

MBA Office Updates

Note from Mary D.

You are within 12 days of finishing the fall term. Hard to believe that classes are ending and finals, big presentations and final papers are all happening next week and the early part of the following week. Read my quote this week as it tends to be a time where you have a ton to do and feeling like you don’t have nearly enough time. It should make you smile at least!! Plan out your next 12 days and build in some time to rest. Cramming only works for a few students and getting a good night’s sleep before your finals in accounting and finance usually helps!! Make a study schedule or a production schedule for your presentations and papers so that you minimize the stress levels. Do your best and when you leave an exam or turn a paper in knowing you gave it your best effort, that should make you feel even better!!

Quotes of the Week

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


Extra Study Hours at the SOM for Finals

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.

Financial Accounting Review Sessions

Friday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 11-1pm, CR2 and Jane has regular call in office hours Sunday, 5-7pm

SOM Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 10, 6pm, 409 Comm. Ave. Stop on by as we celebrate the last big party in these building!!

Congratulations to Darla

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!!

Returning Students Who Never Pickud Up Your New IDs

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!!

Coffee, Tea, and Supplies

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!

Move Information for Students

Website is also live at 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!!

SOM Yard Sale

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!!

MA Chapter of NOW Conference on Gender Equity and Education

Registration fee is inexpensive - $5 for educators and students and $10 for the general public. Details below:

Where: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge
When: Saturday, December 6, 2008, 10 am -2 pm

Agenda: 9:45 am Check-in and Registration;Registration fee - $5 for members, students, and educators. $10 for the general public;~Morning Session ~10-12 pm (open to the public); Keynote Speaker Susan McGee Bailey, E.D. of Wellesley Centers for Women and author of How
Schools Shortchange Girls;Bestowing of the Mass. NOW Legislator of the Year Award;~Afternoon Session ~12-2 pm (open to the public);Networking Lunch (provided) from 12-1;NOW Archival Holdings from the Schlesinger Library with Manuscript Curator Kathy Jacob and Senior Archivist Kathy Kraft

Visit or call the office for details on registration!

MBA Office Staffing Updates

Katlyn had a baby boy, Declan, last weekend (11/15), and all is well!! That means that we have moved into our coverage plan for both the MBA and UG programs this week! As of Monday 11/17, Paula has moved over to the Comm. Ave campus and will cover the 8:30-4:30 shift, M-F, but on Thursday mornings will be at MCB. Maryum and Carolyn, our MBA student workers will be covering the 4:30-8pm shifts Monday through Thursday and weekend classes. Karen will cover Comm. Ave on Thursday morning and Darla will also be filling for coverage on the Comm. Ave Campus depending on what is going on!! All of these staffing adjustments will remain in place until we move on December 18. Thanks very much!! Mary D

Spring 2009 MBTA Pass Information

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:

Registration UpdateS

  • Public Speaking will now begin January 29 instead of January 22.


News & Events

Spark: Building & Sustaining the Future 2008

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.

It is also an opportunity for current students and alumnae of Simmons MBA program to engage in social responsibility and give back to the community by empowering these young women— connecting through conversation (Speed Networking) with the young female participants at the event, and also providing them with insight into their professional journey into careers in business

We are seeking 10 volunteers to participate in this event, 5 current Simmons SOM students and 5 Simmons SOM Alumni.

Spark: Building & Sustaining the Future 2008
Event Date: December 13th
Time Commitment: 12pm – 2:30pm
Location: Simmons College Main Campus

To confirm your interest in volunteering, please send an e-mail to with the following information:
* Contact information
* Profession/ Career Industry
* Year of Graduation from Simmons SOM

Harvard School Of Education Student Research Conference

The Student Research Conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to present completed research or works in progress on topics related to education.  This entirely student-run conference, the largest event of its kind, allows new scholars to receive feedback from and connect with other students and HGSE  faculty with shared research interests. Graduate students from any institution and any discipline are invited to submit proposals for presentations on  education-related work. The call for proposals will go out the week of November 17, and  the conference will be held at HGSE, in Cambridge, MA, on March 13,  2008. Additional  information on the conference, presentation formats, and submitting proposals  may be found at the SRC website,  or you may email questions to



Career Services Updates



If you attended the Network Express: Annual SOM Alumnae Networking Event on December 3 your feedback forms will be placed in your student mailboxes in a sealed envelope.


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:

  1. Log on to e-Learning
  2. Go to the SOM Community Forum, and open the file named “Networking Profiles 2008.”
  3. For any problems, or to add your profile, please contact Georgette Jover at or 617-521-3857.

– MonsterTrak

  1. JOB STREAM: when you do a job search in the search results, two “job search results” tabs appear (1st tab is for Career Connect, 2nd tab is MonsterTRAK). 
  2. CAREER AD NETWORK (CAN): Based on what you are interested in, MonsterTRAK provides targeted job ads to you on your home page and job search screens. 

Recent Job Postings
– Visit Career Connect  
~ Director, BUAC & MAAP -  The Medical Foundation (TMF)
~ Manager, Health Care Advisory Services  - PricewaterhouseCoopers  
~ Director, Health Systems Research - Commonwealth of MA DHCFP
~ Health Care Cost Containment Research Manager - Commonwealth of MA DHCFP
~ Health Reform Research Manager - Commonwealth of MA DHCFP

Recent Internship and Fellowship Postings
– Visit Career Connect  
~ Tobago Cocoa Project Internship
~ Finance Fellowship -  MGH Physician Organization (MGPO)
As a reminder, please keep your Career Connect profile up to date. If you forgot your username and password, please contact or 617-521-3857. Please do not re-register yourself as past information about you will be lost.

Is your organization looking for smart, talented candidates?  Do you have an Employee Referral Program?  Tap into the amazing candidate pool right here at Simmons SOM!


Library Updates

Do you have any library books to return?

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.

Free Book Giveaway!

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!

The SOM FREE Book Give-Away

Lobby of 409 Comm. Ave           
Friday December 12
Lite Refreshments

Research Assistance

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 or 617-521-3851 and Michael Wick, the SOM Library Assistant, is at or 617-521-3847.

Library Blog

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 and read the SOM library’s blog, found on the web at for articles of interest to the SOM Community.


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