September 25th, 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

Bike Stolen

Upcoming Track Meetings

MBA Office Email

Undergraduate Management Alumnae Networking Dinner

Fall 2008 Speaker Series: It Isn't Always Easy Being Green

Social Gathering for MBA Students

Mary Shapiro Video on Sarah Palin

MBA Morning Roundtable with Sylvia Maxfield to Discuss the Financial Crisis

Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands on NPR

Women at Work Museum's 5th Anniversary Celebration


MBA Office Updates

Note from Mary D.

Well it is clear from the Patriots performance last Sunday that I should switch sports to find my analogy, so I will turn to the Red Sox. This week the Red Sox clinched a spot in the baseball playoffs. The important analogy was that at the beginning of the year, that was the goal. Get to the playoffs and they did. But think about what they had to do in btn and that involved playing 162 games, one game at a time, one month at a time. For all of you in the MBA program, think of what the end goal is-to learn as much as you can and get your MBA. But, for some of you it will be one class at a time, one week at a time, one semester at a time, but with hard work, patience, perseverance, preparation, and practice, you will get there too!!

As I have talked with many students this week, it is clear that we are entering the middle part of the semester. Papers are due, some exams are on the horizon, and group projects are in progress, etc. Plus, you have the normal workloads of being ready for each class. But remember that co-curricular events such as the Business Plan competition next Friday or other talks and events are really important supplements to your classroom learning. Many of you are all still adjusting to the being back in school or even a new term with different workloads than before. Use your faculty, Darla and me if we can help you identify strategies to keep you moving forward and don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Quotes of the Week

Continuous effort-not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking your potential." --Winston Churchill

Desire is the key to motivation, but it is determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal, a commitment to excellence –that will enable you to obtain the success you seek.” -- Mario Andretti

Announcements

Bike Stolen

An SOM student locked her bike outside Mockler on Wednesday night and it was stolen while she was in class. We have a bike rack across the street down the stairs and out of sight. We have not had a theft in the last couple of years, but we would encourage you all to use it if you can as Marlborough St has been a target for bike thefts over the years. Please do not keep your bikes inside the building in classrooms or hallways. Thanks!

Upcoming Track Meetings

The MBA Office will host track meetings on Wednesday, October 14th, from 5-6pm for evening students and Monday October 6th, from 11:30am-12:30pm for day students. Track meetings are with Mary D. and Darla. Students can discuss how the semester is going, ask questions, and talk about any concerns you may be having. Lunch/dinner is served and it's a great chance to meet up with other classmates and see how their semester is going as well!

MBA Office Email - mba@simmons.edu

Have you got questions or concerns and don't know who to email? Use our mba@simmons.edu email address and someone will get back to you within 24 hours!

Returning Student Mentors Needed!

We have started a new Pre-MBA program this fall that has some students interested in the MBA program taking either Leading or Accounting and also studying for the Kaplan course. We would like to offer some returning students to serve as mentors to them with questions, concerns, how you balance school with all the other things in your life etc. if you are interested, please email Christine.carr2@simmons.edu in Admissions or Darla.pires-degrace@simmons.edu in the Program office. We don’t think it will take much time, but it could really help a student thinking about her MBA!

Current Students Needed to Mentor Undergraduate Students!

I had a meeting with some undergrads last night who are looking to learn from MBA students and be mentored by them. If any new or current students are interested in mentoring our undergrad majors, please email Mary D. at mary.dutkiewicz@simmons.edu and we will try and match you!!

Simmons College Honor Board Seeks an SOM MBA Student Representative

Simmons College has an Honor Board that serves as the group that investigates all charges of academic integrity at the College. It is a board made up of faculty and students from all the Simmons schools, and serves a critically important role in upholding the College Honor Code. If any students are interested, please email Mary D at mary.dutkiewicz@simmons.edu or Joanna Conroy in the student life office at Joanna.conroy@simmons.edu by September 25th. We have had great success having SOM representation over the past few years.

Part-Time Job for Simmons Student

The Advancement Office is looking for a dependable graduate student to work with our Phone Program and manage up to 23 students. This requires evening hours and the job description is posted in the MBA office.

Order Your MBA Business Cards!

If you are interested in ordering student business cards, please email Katlyn in the MBA Office at katlyn.cavanaugh@simmons.edu no later than October 1st with the following details:

Your Name (exactly as you would like it to appear on the cards)
Your Class Year (it will read "MBA Candidate '09")
Contact Number (you can list up to two - home, cell, work, or fax)
Email Address

The cards will cost somewhere between $30 - $40 for 250, and take about three weeks to arrive to the SOM. To reflect consistency across the Simmons campuses, no additional information can be added to the business cards other than the fields listed above.

SOM Student Clubs and Organizations

The MBA Office would like to see if any students are interested in joining one of our existing clubs! Please contact Darla Pires-DeGrace at darla.pires-degrace@simmons.edu or 617.521.3839 for more information about the following clubs and organizations:

NAWMBA

The National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women MBAs in order to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation's workforce.
NAWMBA works to educate students on the career opportunities available and the skills that are necessary to succeed by supporting local chapter programs as well as publications and events at the national level, including an annual national conference hosted by a different graduate school program each year.  The organization also encourages women to attend and successfully complete graduate business school programs by supporting the formation of local school-hosted chapters. 

Net Impact

Net Impact at Simmons School of Management explores the power of socially responsible business to create a better world, and to achieve commercial success through approaches that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment.  Net Impact at Simmons helps members broaden their business education, build their networks, refine their leadership skills, and pursue their professional goals.

Non-Profit Management Club

Started in the fall of 2007, this club was founded in order to extend course curriculum into non-profit management content via informal, student led dialogues in conjunction with SOM faculty and non-profit leaders in the community. Long-term goals of the Club are to develop a Brown-Bag Series focused on specific non-profit sector issues, which will be open to the entire SOM community, including alumnae.

Simmons Consulting Group

The mission of the Consulting Club is to provide career exploration in the field of Consulting. Whether your interests are in a specific field of consulting or you are just exploring the consulting industry, our events will help bring you closer to determining your career objectives. 

Entrepreneurship Club

Are you interested in starting and growing a new business or expanding a current business? The Entrepreneurship Club will:

  • Provide an environment to exchange ideas and gather support for new ventures
  • Sponsor outreach and community-based programs to further develop and formulate new businesses
  • Create opportunities to access area women business entrepreneurs and leaders

Entrepreneurship is more than a set of tools and techniques for starting and growing a business. It's a mindset, a way of looking at things that is opportunity focused and creative. It's about passion -- doing what you love. It's about creating wealth in all its forms: money, independence, power, and innovation. It's about challenge and persistence. And it's about creativity and writing new execution strategies for the way things are done.

Ethics Club

The mission of the Ethics Club is to serve as a learning resource to Simmons MBA students for a wide range of business ethics issues. The club will examine how ethical decisions impact business successes or failures. Areas of interest include sustainability; economic, social and environmental concerns; corporate accountability; ethical decision making; socially responsible investing; and social enterprise. The assumption is that ethical issues are complex business dilemmas for which better decisions can be found through ongoing discussion.

Finance/Investment Club

The focus of this group is to learn more about the topics of finance and personal investing, build on the knowledge learned in the classroom and network with other students working in or pursuing a career in finance.

Project Management Club

It has been said that you lead people and manage projects... while that's an ongoing OB debate, take a step toward understanding project management and share your experiences with others by participating in a student group dedicated to Project Management.

Student Academic Council

The Student Academic Council (SAC) is a volunteer group that serves an advisory role to the MBA Office. The SAC mission is to enhance students' educational experience inside and outside of the classroom and further the MBA office goal of continuous improvement to the MBA program. Some of SAC roles include representing students' interests within the SOM community on current or proposed changes to the MBA program, and serving as a liaison between students, faculty, the administration, and the alumnae.

Social Club

The Social Club is a group of students from both the day and evening programs that help plan social events for students throughout the year.

Women of Color Club

Mission statement is to empower, develop, and enrich the lives of the SOM women of color through personal and professional development.
We propose that the mission be realized through professional development events (hosted by WOCC and local events), social events, and resource sharing. In Professional development we will host; Targeted lectures, Tea Time Discussion, as well as other faculty and career services events. There will be several social gatherings and collaborations within different communities. In hope that the social gatherings will help in building a community where we are comfortable turning to one another for advice, support, resources (access to network, job opportunities, etc.)

Schedule Updates

Friday, September 26, 1-4pm Project Management Class with Professor Paul Myers to help with Marketing and Leading Projects.


Registration Updates

None this week!

 

News & Events

Undergraduate Management Alumnae Networking Dinner

On behalf of the Undergraduate Management Program of the Simmons College School of Management, I wish to invite you the third annual networking dinner. The dinner will be held:

Thursday, November 13th, 2008 from 5:30 – 8:30pm
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center
3rd floor of the Main Campus Building

The networking dinner will provide you with the opportunity to visit with faculty, undergraduate alumnae, fellow MBA classmates, and undergraduate students, and to strengthen your ties to the Simmons Management community.

Through the generous support of the School of Management, this event is being offered at no charge. Student parking is available at the main academic campus garage, accessible from Avenue Louis Pasteur. Parking options include our new flexible ParkingCash daily rate program and our semester permit program.  For more information please visit: http://my.simmons.edu/services/business/parking/student-parking.shtml

RSVP to management@simmons.edu by October 31st, 2008.

Fall 2008 Speaker Series

Please join the School of Management Alumnae Association for the following presentation: 
 
It Isn’t Always Easy Being Green : Sustainability for the 21st Century: New Risks, New Opportunities
 

Speaker Series Fall 2008
Saturday, October 4
409 Commonwealth Avenue
SOMAA Speaker Series
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Celebratory Cocktail Reception Special Guest Anne Jardim, founding SOM Dean from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

Join Mindy Lubber for this interactive session as she demonstrates how leading companies of all sizes are embracing sustainability and positioning themselves to thrive in an increasingly resource-constrained 21st century economy. As consumers are demanding cleaner, low-carbon and energy efficient technologies and products, Mindy will highlight the risks and enormous business opportunities presented by the new economic realities of climate change.
Mindy S. Lubber is the President of Ceres, the largest U.S. coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations working with leading U.S. companies to address sustainability challenges such as climate change.

Mindy is a recipient of the Skoll Social Entrepreneur Award and under her leadership Ceres was awarded the Fast Company Social Capitalist Award for both 2006 and 2007. Before coming to Ceres, Mindy was the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and CEO of Green Century Capital Management, an investment firm managing environmentally screened mutual funds. She was recently voted one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance” by Directorship Magazine.

Student Admission: $20. To help cover costs, SOM Career Services will sponsor the first 10 students to register and attend.

To register, please contact Career Services at 617.521.3857 or contact Georgette Jover at georgette.jover@simmons.edu.

Social Gathering for MBA Students

Crystal Daugherty and Amy Longyear are hosting a social gathering in the Oval Dining Room following the Econ class next Friday, October 3rd from 12:30pm-1:30pm! Please join them for some great food, wine, and a good time had by all!

Mary Shapiro Video Clip on Sarah Palin

Students have requested the link to Mary Shapiro’s interview on NECN about Sarah Palin and here it is:

http://www.necn.com/Boston/Politics/Will-Palin-pregnancy-affect-voters-/1220388228.html

MBA Morning Roundtable with Sylvia Maxfield to Discuss the Financial Crisis

We are trying to organize a morning roundtable with Sylvia Maxfield in the next two weeks to talk with students about the current financial crisis and answer any questions students have about it. As the date gets finalized, we will be back in touch!!

Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands on NPR

On Monday afternoon, NPR contacted Deborah requesting her participation in a live roundtable discussion focused on how MBA programs are responding to the growing economic crisis and how faculty/students are dealing with the news.   

Deborah was one of three Deans selected for this opportunity.  She was joined by the Dean of Florida A&M's Business School and the Assoc. Dean of George Washington University for a lively discussion that aired yesterday morning as part of the nationally-syndicated program "Tell Me More." 

The program can be accessed by following the link below and clicking the "Listen Now" button.  I think you will all be proud of our school and our Dean.   She was able to really differentiate the SOM and was able to incorporate some of the comments from our faculty and Lisa Toby who responding quickly to our request for insight.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94926283

Women at Work Museum's 5th Anniversary Celebration

Vicki Donlan, author of “ Her Turn: Why it’s time for women to lead in America”. Sunday, October 5, 1-4pm, Women at Work Museum, 35 County St. Attleboro, MA. www.womenatworkmuseum.org for more information. Kelly Fox, one of our new SOM students is affiliated with this organization and Vicki Donlan has been connected to the SOM for many years as a guest speaker.

Net Impact North America Conference

Come to the Net Impact Conference!  The 2008 Net Impact North America Conference (November 13-15) is an important forum for student and business leaders to discuss how business can effectively address the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. This year's event is organized around the theme of The Sustainable Advantage: Creating Social and Environmental Value, and will include a world class roster of keynote and featured speakers.

  • John F. Brock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., and Carter Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will discuss the power of partnerships in corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Matt Kistler, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will discuss Wal-Mart's approach to sustainability
  • Other featured speakers include John Perkins, Author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman and The Secret History of the American Empire, and Tamsin Smith, President of Product (RED)

Meet these business leaders and more at the 2008 Net Impact North America Conference, held this year at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Through the generosity of Eileen Fisher and the SOM, some funding is available for students who wish to attend. 

For more information, attend the 9/23 Net Impact info session in CR2 at 5:15, or email Amy Longyear or Alison Haight

SOM Alumnae Relations Upcoming Events

The 2008 Fall Speaker Series: Sustainability for the 21st Century: New Risks, New Opportunities
Featuring Mindy S. Lubber, President of Ceres

When: October 4th at 4:00 at the SOM. Tickets are $35.00.

Information about the event and registration information can be found at: http://alumnet.simmons.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=967&srcid=967&cid=39&ceid=267&cerid=0&cdt=10/4/2008

The 2008 SOM Reunion

When: October 3rd and 4th at the SOM

Friday evening are the Silverman Business Plan Presentations and Awards Reception. Saturday includes a full program including tours of the new building, a State of the School Address given by Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands and presentations given by a number of SOM faculty. More information about the program can be found at alumnet.simmons.edu/somreunion. Current students are invited to participate free of charge. Call the Office of Alumnae Relations to register: 800-246-0573.

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Applications

9 month fellowship program in major German institutions including federal and state government, private corporations, law firms, think tanks, print and broadcast media, and cultural organizations. Information in the MBA office and deadline is October 15, 2008.

Green Marketing Gets Big Results: An AMABoston Panel Exclusive

Environmentally-responsible marketing is no longer the pet cause of a few passionate companies and activists.  Leading corporations, including Wal-Mart, Timberland, and Kodak, are meeting the sustainability challenge. They are producing eye-popping financial results—and making measurable contributions to the health of our planet.

If you’ve ever pondered reducing your organization’s energy consumption, decreasing your carbon footprint and saving real dollars on your marketing efforts, this panel is for you.

Our panel of experts will be delivering keynote addresses or leading workshops at the SustainCommWorld Green Media Show. At our exclusive event, they will share their insider strategies for making their clients more profitable and environmentally responsible.

Our Panel
• Our moderator is Shari Aaron, founder of Fresh Marketing. She has advised clients such as The American Red Cross, CITI, ClimateCounts.org, Hasbro, Kraft, Saks Fifth Avenue and Procter & Gamble.
• Beth Bengston leads internal efforts at imc² to positively impact its people, communities, and the environment. She is currently pioneering imc²’s new services aimed at building brand sustainability in the digital age.
• Guy Forrester-Walker is a key resource for strategic planning and business development for MPG USA and its global network. He provides leadership on a number of MPG's accounts and contributes to the agency's product and philosophical approach.
• Don Carli, Executive Vice President of SustainCommWorld, will introduce the evening’s program. He is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Sustainable Communication.

This exclusive, 45-minute panel will be followed by a Q&A session and networking with the experts and your green-marketing peers at the Green Media Show cocktail reception.

Don’t delay. Register today! The earth is counting on you….

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Time: Registration and Refreshments begin at 5 p.m., presentation begins
at 6:00 p.m. and the event concludes at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $35 for members, $60 for non-members and $25 for students

Place:
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116 USA
Directions and Parking

3rd Annual Silverman Business Competition

Simmons School of Management and its Entrepreneurship Program invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Silverman Business Competition built to promote the launch of sustainable, scalable ventures by women entrepreneurs. Join us as a dynamic group of three finalists present their plans for new business concepts to the audience and a panel of experts who will award $10,000 in seed funding.

FINALISTS
Heatherjean MacNeil, MBA and Certificate in Entrepreneurship ’08, PROXY, fair trade clothing for Gen Y
Jennifer Morris, MBA ’07 and Certificate in Entrepreneurship ’08, LOCAL WATT, plug-in system for electric cars
Vangile Makwakwa, MBA and Certificate in Entrepreneurship ’08, SPEAK2BFREE, global online slam poetry

Date: Friday October 3, 2008
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Reception for all guests from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Winners will be announced during the reception.
Place: 451 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

 

Career Services Updates

Career Services Updates
IMPORTANT & TIME SENSITIVE
Genzyme Company Presentation    

Date:  Monday, October 6
Location:  SOM Mockler, Case Room 1
Time: 4:30–6:00pm
RSVP by Sept. 29: georgette.jover@simmons.edu
Attire:  Business Dress

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Genzyme guests who will speak about their structure, MBA career opportunities, and the recruiting process. Subsequent on-campus recruiting to be held here at Simmons SOM on Tuesday, Oct. 21st. 

 

Panel Discussion:
The Ethics of Greenwashing & Internet Censorship

Guest Panelist:
Dan Bross, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship for the Microsoft Corporation

Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time:6:00–8:00pm
Location: Green Room (409 Commonwealth Ave.)
RSVP by Sept. 28: georgette.jover@simmons.edu

Dan Bross spoke at the SOM last Spring and was extremely well received. We are pleased that he has accepted our invitation for a second visit to talk about these compelling and important topics.

 

National Association of Women MBA’s National Conference & Career Fair
Oct. 23-25, Stamford, CT (Oct. 24 – Career Fair)
Registration:  www.mbawomen.org

IMPORTANT – for national and global summer 2009 internships and post-MBA management training and rotational programs, this is an opportunity to meet with employers who you may not have a chance to meet at other career events. The Career Fair portion of the event is from 9:00 – 4:00pm.
 
Please note the CSO can provide partial financial assistance to students who will attend this event. For information or questions about travel & hotel accommodations or about specific financial reimbursement (as we cannot reimburse for all costs) please contact Georgette Jover at 617-521-3857 or georgette.jover@simmons.edu

prepare for the NAWMBA Conference & CAREER FAIR
Northeastern University’s Cocktail Reception & Conference Prep

Date:  Friday, September 26
Location: Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University, Boston
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
RSVP required -- visit www.MBAWomen.org

Join NAWMBA members for a networking reception and conference prep workshop. Speakers Frank Lehner of Divanation will present "Identity at Work, Unquestioned Assumptions, & Leadership Starting from the Self."  This is in preparation for below conference:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS  

NEW! ALL INFORMATION ON CAREER RELATED EVENTS CAN NOW BE FOUND ON CAREER CONNECT! Log on to Career Connect and go to the “Career Events” tab to find out more information on the events mentioned here.

Why Green Marketing Produces Big Results
The experts reveal how to make your company a clean, green, profit machine
Date: Tuesday, September 30
Time: 5:30-8:00pm
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue
Registration required click here to register Price: $25 for students

Software is Dead"
Speaker & Networking Event at Athenahealth featuring Jonathan Bush, CEO & Founder
Date: Tuesday, October 7
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Athenahealth, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA
Registration Required click here to register

Effective Networking
An evening of networking, education, and opportunity for present or prospective women entrepreneurs! Registration is FREE 
Date:  Wednesday, October 15
Location: Inner Space, 17 Station Street, Brookline Village
Time: 7:15-9:15pm

6th Annual ALPFA Leadership Summit
Date: Thursday, November 13
Time: 5:00-10:00pm
Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street
Registration Required For registration and more information click here

 

FALL EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS

NEW! ALL INFORMATION ON CAREER RELATED EVENTS CAN NOW BE FOUND ON CAREER CONNECT! Log on to Career Connect and go to the “Career Events” tab to find out more information on the events mentioned here.

Note:  These events are open to all students regardless of ethnic background. 

Visit the individual websites for registration details, resume upload instructions, etc.

For financial assistance to attend these events, contact Lisa Toby at lisa.toby@simmons.edu

National Society of Hispanic MBA’s 2008 Conference and Career Expo
Oct. 9-11, Atlanta, GA
For Registrations and more information click here

The Massachusetts Society of CPAs Public Accounting Career Fair
Oct. 15, 3:30 - 5:30pm, at the Boston Marriott Hotel at Copley Place
no fee to attend! For more information visit www.mscpaonline.org

National Association of Women MBA’s ‘08 National Conference & Career Fair
Oct. 23-25, Stamford, CT (Oct. 24 – Career Fair)
Registration:  www.mbawomen.org

Reaching Out 2008 LGBT MBA Conference
Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.
Registration: www.reachingoutmba.org

Hire Purpose MBA Career Fair
Oct. 31, Boston, MBA
Registration:  www.hirepurpose.net
Note:  Sponsored by Simmons SOM and Fellow Boston Business Schools

The Partnership, Inc. College to Career Expo 2008 and Student Conference
Nov. 3, 4:00pm - 8:00 pm, at The Dorothy Quincy Suites/John Hancock Hall
For more information visit www.MyC2C.org

Net Impact Conference
Nov. 13-15, Philadelphia, PA
Registration: www.netimpact.org

The 4th Annual Conference on Clean Energy: Financing and Partnering for Emerging Businesses
Nov. 18-19, Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Registration: http://www.greenovationconference.com/

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect
~ Marketing/Sales/Project Support for Medical Software – Coping Systems Inc. 
~ Project Manager – Partners HealthCare System
~ Project Manager – Greyston Foundation
~ Strategic Marketing Specialist / Copywriter – IDG
~ Marketing Research Analyst – IDG
~ Sr. Director of Integrated Sales, Western Region - IDG

Recent Internship Postings – Visit Career Connect
~ Sustainability Marketing Internship Description - New Ecology, Inc
~ Market Research Intern – Northstar Research Partners
As a reminder, please keep your Career Connect profile up to date. If you forgot your username and password, please contact georgette.jover@simmons.edu 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!

  • Contact Lisa Toby (lisa.toby@simmons.edu) about specific opportunities for individual matching of students and alumnae
  • Post positions on Career Connect thru the CSO
  • Add an announcement in the MBA Update
  • Use the electronic networking profile book which includes profiles of participating current students
  • Introduce CSO to your organization's HR/Recruitment

Free Book Download

"More Than Money: Questions Every MBA Needs to Answer" by Mark Albion, a former Harvard Business School professor and co-founder of Net Impact. This Book will be available for a free download (as a PDF file) until October 1, or until we reach 270 downloads, whichever comes first. Please download only once for personal use and do not distribute or sell to anyone else.

If you like the book, please take a few minutes and send a quote to Mark at
drmark@more-than-money.org, with your name, affiliation and year of graduation.
These quotes will be posted, like the ones you can currently see here

To download, please go here and follow the instructions. The promotion code is already entered. Your name and e-mail address will go to the publisher's outside legal counsel only to be used in case of piracy, and to verify your legal ownership of the PDF. Neither publisher nor author will have your name or e-mail address. Click to download.

Take 3-minutes and catch the animated movie based on the book, produced in conjunction with Free Range Studios (Story of Stuff). It can be found on Facebook (best quality), YouTube, and the publisher's webpage for More Than Money, along with the author's 3-minute video on the book.
Facebook      YouTube         More Than Money
         
This PDF offer is made possible through the generosity of the publisher, Berrett-Koehler, a Social Venture Network company dedicated to creating a world that works for all. The hardcover book, More Than Money, will be available starting in mid-September. Bulk sales or signed copy requests should be directed to Mark at drmark@more-than-money.org.

 

Library Updates

NEW HONOR SYSTEM FOR RESERVES – If you want a required textbook that is on reserve but there’s no library around to check it out for you, we have instituted a temporary honor system for reserves. Please see the circulation desk sign for more information.

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 linda.wolf@simmons.edu or 617-521-3851 and Michael Wick, the SOM Library Assistant, is at wick2@simmons.edu 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 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.

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