November 6th, 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.
Quotes of the Week
Schedule Reminders for Next Week
MBA Office Staff Transitions
Spring 2009 T-Pass Information
Flu Shot at SOM
Travel Course Updates
International Certificate Program - India, Nov 21, 2008- Extended Deadline
Net Impact MBA Perspectives Survey
Net Impact Meeting: Tuesday, November 18th at 5pm in CR2
I know that any reference to politics can be dangerous, but regardless of whether your candidate won or lost this week, all can acknowledge that it was a historic day in America including the highest amount of votes cast in over 20 years. For all of our international as well as domestic students, what a great time to be in business school as you will get to examine, issues of leadership, organizational change, and both the domestic and global economy as we prepare for a major transition of leadership in our country. What is also interesting is that you could take each of the other required courses in our curriculum as well and look at this transition through the lens of that course. What a great reflective exercise that would be for each of you at different points of your year!
“Think of managing change as an adventure. It tests your skills and abilities. It brings forth talent that may have been dormant. Change is also a training ground for leadership. When we think of leaders, we remember times of change, innovation and conflict. Leadership is often about shaping a new way of life. To do that, you must advance change, take risks and accept responsibility for making change happen.”-- Charles E. Rice, CEO, Barnett Bank
As many of you continue to work in teams, from Henry Ford:
“Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”
Day students are off Monday and Tuesday, night classes are running.
The MBA Office is open on a regular schedule on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
If you have MBA Update submissions, they will go to Nicole. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on Spring 2009 T-passes is now available online. If you have any questions about the T-Pass program, please contact the Office of Student Leadership and Activities at x2423 or email email@example.com.
Flu Shot at SOM
The deadline for Brazil payment is November 10.
International Certificate Program - India, Nov 21, 2008- Extended Deadline
What impact has the recent financial crisis had on graduate business students’ perspectives on MBA education and careers? Please take 10– 15 minutes to answer a survey and tell us what you think. To take the survey, click on this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=zgPEvx4uB67fLKFH9GbMmg_3d_3d or paste it in your browser. The survey is intended for MBA students only and closes November 26. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Survey respondents will have a chance to enter a raffle to win a $100 gift card from American Express.
The Secret Millionaire at the SOM
SOM Visiting Professor of Practice and Entrepreneurship and American businesswoman Margaret Heffernan, who made millions as an internet pioneer – says goodbye to her Somerset mansion, her two kids and husband, in exchange for a flat above a corner shop in one of Nottingham’s poorest areas.
Once a thriving town, this British city has gained a recent reputation for guns and drugs. But what worries Margaret more than the thought of living in potential gang land territory, is the fact that she has just nine days to identify people who she feels are worthy of her money. As an entrepreneur herself and a highly successful published author, Margaret is particularly interested in finding people who are already entrepreneurial in their instincts, people who are already making a difference but who may just need a bit of help…
JOIN US FOR A VIEWING OF THE TELEVISED EPISODE AND DISCUSSION LED BY MARGARET…
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13th
451 Marlborough Street, Boston
Case Room 1
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you are going to attend!
The Secret Millionaire is one of the most popular shows on British television. A US version of the series is due to start airing on Fox in December.
Thanksgiving Invitation from Jane Mooney
Since she has been at Simmons, Jane has extended the warm invitation for any students that have no plans for Thanksgiving to go to her house and celebrate with her daughter and friends. Every year we hear what a fabulous time students have had at her house and the one thing we can guarantee is that the food will be terrific and the company even better. If you would like to go, please email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 14. She is also very close to public transportation.
Classes on Veterans Day
There are no day classes, but the evening section of Leading is running!
Information will be out next week!
Please join us! The SOM Net Impact Chapter aims to raise awareness, build knowledge, and expand networks related to topics such as mission-driven for-profits, non-profit management, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, socially-responsible investing, and sustainability. At the 11/18 meeting, in addition to other agenda items, we will be sharing some of the new ideas recently presented at the national Net Impact conference.
Come celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at Simmons College!
Surefire Strategies to Raising Capital
Date: November 18, 2008
Do you have a great business opportunity that requires extra capital? Would you be interested in what investors look for in a pitch? Join the Boston chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Simmons School of Management for a panel discussion on how to raise capital for your business. Dr. Teresa Nelson, Elizabeth J. McCandless Professor of Entrepreneurship, will moderate a panel of high level women in the financial industry including Jean Hammond, serial entrepreneur and investor and co-coordinator of the Boston based angel investment group, Golden Seeds, Debra A. DeVenne-Zarba, Senior Vice President, Team Leader in the Regional Banking Division at Citizens Bank and Stacey Parks Townsend, President and CEO of The Property and Casualty Initiative.
Cost of the event is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. All Simmons School of Management students and alumnae are eligible for the member rate of $30.
RSVP: send an email to email@example.com
Spark: Building and Sustaining the Future 2008 Conference
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.
We are seeking 10 volunteers to participate in this event, 5 current Simmons SOM students and 5 Simmons SOM Alumni.
Date: December 3
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with SOM Alumnae about their careers, and learn more about their industries, functions. You will also receive feedback on building rapport while networking to help you in your career development process.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. In case that you are not able to attend this prep session please contact the Career Services Office at 617-521-3857 or email@example.com for more information.
Simmons School of Management Networking Night
Date: Wednesday, November 19th
Please join fellow SOM Alumna and students for a night of networking and shopping fun as we gather at the stylish and innovative boutique of Sara Campbell in the Boston’s South End. You will have the opportunity to meet Sara Campbell, designer and owner of the boutique while enjoying snacks, wine, and a 10% discount on anything you purchase that evening. For more information on Sara Campbell and to see some of her wonderful clothes and accessories go to www.Saracampbell.com
Financial Services FAST Track
Are you getting ready to start the interview process? Need a refresher course on how to make a great first impression? Not sure what to expect given the economy? One thing is for sure - you need to stand out from the competition. As part of the Financial Services FAST Track program, Forté companies will host a panel discussion on how to make the most of your interview!
This is a FREE webinar for women MBA’s from Forté schools to help you maximize your interview opportunities. Using examples from candidates seeking internship and full-time employment opportunities, executives from these three firms will review what to do before, during, and after the interview. The panel will review typical types of interview questions and the content for a 1/2 hour interview. For more information visit www.fortefoundation.org.
EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
Note: These eventsares open to all students regardless of ethnic background.
Net Impact Conference
6th Annual ALPFA Leadership Summit
The 4th Annual Conference on Clean Energy: Financing and Partnering for Emerging Businesses
Green Networking and Careers Fair
“Green Careers” Professional Development Day (Cost: $50)
Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect
Recent Internship & Fellowship Postings – Visit Career Connect
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!
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
How Some Industries May Fare Under Obama
Networking? Here's How to Stand Out
Linda will be leading an Alerts, Feeds, and RSS workshop. In it she’ll demonstrate tools in library databases so you will automatically receive a monthly Table of Contents for your favorite magazines, have searches sent to you as new results are added, or collect the blogs you follow into one, easy-to-read location.
Mike will lead a tutorial on RefWorks, which is a free and easy-to-use tool that collects citations as you research a topic. After you’ve written your paper, you won’t have to go through the hassle of creating your bibliography from scratch—it’s easily produced with a few clicks of the mouse.
Each workshop will last about 45 minutes. Bring your meal and we’ll bring the sweets!
Alerts, Feeds, and RSS will be hosted on Monday, November 17th at 12pm and Tuesday, November 18th at 5pm.
RefWorks will take place on Tuesday, November 18th at 2pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-521-3851 and Michael Wick, the SOM Library Assistant, is at email@example.com or 617-521-3847.