April 16th, 2009
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
Next week is week 13 in the MBA schedule. We are full steam ahead now to the finish line!! (I couldn’t resist a Boston Marathon analogy!) SDM and Negotiations have ramped up, and finals have started in some classes. You have 4 weeks left after this week!! It is a long weekend for many people, then our leadership conference is two weeks later!! I have seen many more smiles around the hallway though, which is a good sign!! Hang in there, we know that you have a lot of work still to do, but a positive outlook will do wonders towards giving it your best!!
I told you that I love the Masters and for anyone that watched it, it was an interesting finish loaded with analogies. I am going to focus on the positive ones of the winner, Angel Cabrera. For anyone that plays golf, you know it is a mental game of strategy that can have huge momentum swings from shot to shot. When Angel hit the tree in the final holes, he had one of two choices-think that his chances for winning were over or believe that it is not over til the last putt and keep playing card and concentrating on the making the most of the next opportunity in front of you. For some of you, you have the same choices as you review your grades and feedback on your performance to date. You can choose to say there is no way I can make it up, therefore I will stop trying, or decide that you are going to keep working as hard as you can and see what happens. Angel did, and he won! It was a great story!
"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what needs to be done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it." -Theodore Roosevelt
“What you always do before you make a decision is consult. The best public policy is made when you are listening to people who are going to be impacted. Then, once policy is determined, you call on them to help you sell it.” -Elizabeth Dole
Will be released on Friday afternoon, April 17. Registration for Fall 09 opens on April 24
We will add a section of Managerial Accounting on Thursday nights with Susan Hass and Consultative Sales Management with Maurice Gervais on Thursday nights as well.
Career Strategies will switch its locations within the tracks of study and move to a Fall day section and a Spring night section. It will not conflict with any of your required courses! Managerial Accounting has added a fall section. There are other minor track changes coming, but we will outline them in a later email!
The building will have open access for faculty, staff and students as of 3pm on Monday. There are no day classes, no Managerial Accounting class, but there is Business Plans running.
The following review sessions have been scheduled for Managerial Accounting:
The schedule of work for volunteers was emailed last week. If you didn't receive an email from Ali Corvino, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know. To ensure smooth operations, please confirm that you received the email and that you can attend the training selected, if you haven't already done so. Thanks very much! Ali"
Training will be in the Seaport World Trade Center. Training time is 6:00-7:30PM on 4/23 & 4/29. We will meet in the lobby of the World Trade Center on the street level.
Students who still want to volunteer-they are still looking for students to help in the morning, so if you want to volunteer, email email@example.com within the next week!!
Other readers include Professor David Gullette, Carlos Villacorta (in
Weight Watchers will be holding an Information/Registration Meeting on May 19th, 2009 in M202 from 11:30am-12:15pm for those members of the Simmons employee and student communities who are interested in getting involved.
For more information, please contact Carolyn Bogle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-521-3827.
GSM 420B: Financial Reporting and Analysis will add a class on Monday, June 22 and eliminate the Saturday class, June 13 from 9am-12pm.
An email has gone to all volunteers. If someone thinks they were missed in error you can email Ali Corvino at email@example.com.
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is sponsoring the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of CCL. The winner of this award will receive a prize of $1,500 and a trip to CCL to present the paper in a colloquium. (To review previous 1st place papers, visit our website at: www.ccl.org and click on the Faculty & Research tab.)
Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. Multi-disciplinary approaches to research are welcomed. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.
Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:
Papers must be authored and submitted only by graduate (must have graduated within one year of submission due date) or by undergraduate students. CCL staff and submissions to other CCL awards are ineligible. Entrants must provide a letter from a faculty member certifying that a student wrote the paper. Entrants should submit four copies of an article‑length paper. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. The name of the author(s) should appear only on the title page of the paper. The title page should also show the authors' affiliations, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers.
Papers will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of researchers associated with CCL. Papers are limited to 30 double‑spaced pages, excluding title page, abstract, figures, tables, and references. Papers above this limit that are not completely doubled spaced may not be eligible for the Award and may be returned to authors unreviewed. Papers should be prepared according to current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
In the absence of papers deemed deserving of the award, the award may be withheld. Entries (accompanied by faculty letters) must be received by Friday, October 9, 2009. The winning paper will be announced by January 8, 2010. Entries should be submitted to:
David Altman, Ph.D.
AACSB has officially voted to give the SOM accreditation status as of this week! With only 30% of the business schools in the US have earned and maintained this accreditation, it is great to now be officially part of this elite group! In the team’s report to the Dean, not only did we meet or exceed all 21 quality standards, but the review team gave us numerous commendations and identified 12 “Best Practices” which will be shared with other AACSB business schools. In their summary assessment, the review team said, “We were overwhelmed with the top-to-bottom high quality exhibited by the faculty and students and were impressed with how the mission was lived every day throughout the curriculum and practices.” The team noted, “The loyalty, involvement and enthusiasm of all stakeholders in and affiliated with the institution is commendable.” The team also called out our assessment of learning process as "exemplary." The support of the President and of the Board were also noted as a strength as was the quality of the SOM strategic plan.
Consultative Sales Management, 2 cr, Saturday mornings, 10-1pm, taught by Maurice Gervais, no pre-req’s, Starting October 3 for 9 weeks.
Practicum dates: 10am-4:30pm on Thursday, June 4 and July 30.
Managing High Growth Firm: Thursday-Sunday, June 4-June 7 and July 30-August 2
Kate Hutchinson was asked by Marie Claire magazine to be a Career and Money "expert" for a couple of the magazine's blogs, answering readers' questions. Here are the links:
We have some seniors finishing off their capstone project in UG Management. They are looking for customer data on their product and I told them MBA students also do these kinds of projects and know how important it is to get prospective customer data!! Please take the time to fill it out for them!
REGISTER NOW: 1st Annual Babson College MBA Marketing Case Competition
The F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business will hold its inaugural MBA Marketing Case Competition on April 17-18 2009.
This competition is an opportunity for first year MBA students to apply entrepreneurial thinking to real marketing issues.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
To register, please follow the directions on the registration page. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.
Focus of the Competition
Marketing and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand. The intention of this case competition is to reinforce the link between these two disciplines as we bring together first year students from top MBA programs to solve real marketing issues.
We are proud to announce that this year’s case sponsor is Ocean Spray.
Other primary sponsors include Procter and Gamble and Dunkin' Donuts. Students will have the opportunity to network with representatives from sponsor companies.
Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third prize winners. First prize is $3000.
If you have any questions regarding this unique event please feel free to contact any of the committee members at the emails below. We look forward to your participation in April!
Babson Marketing Case Competition Committee
Where Entrepreneurship and Marketing Meet
Help your women friends and colleagues achieve their leadership potential. Refer a friend to Simmons Executive Education today and you will be entered to win a Kindle, Amazon’s wireless reading device, one of Simmons Leadership Development programs, or Professor Deborah Kolb’s book: Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success.
Refer a friend today!
Monday, April 27, 2009, 6:00pm to 7:30pm in Room 501-502
Join us for an inspiring discussion with Vidula Sukhatme, founder of GlobalCures Inc, a nonprofit designed to bring alternative drug therapies to cancer patients. After her friend died of breast cancer, Sukhatme, trained as an epidemiologist, saw the enormous gap between what happening in basic scientific research and what was available in the market. Her organization is leading the worldwide effort to research therapies that have sustantial scientifc merit but for a variety of reasons are not being developed by other organizations, including the for-profit pharmaceutical companies.
Ms. Sukhatme is Simmons School of Management’s 2009 Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, May 6, 4:45-5:45, Simmons School of Management (room to be announced)
Please join us in meeting Marie Marvanova, political and gender activist from the Czech Republic. Marie will share with us:
Come, learn about gender and women’s leadership in a country that continues to see monumental changes, and share with Marie your own response to her question: “Our democracy and the fight for gender equity are very young. What do we need to know? What mistakes can we avoid by learning from your own experiences and research?”
Please join President Helen Drinan and Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands to celebrate the opening of the School of Management and Academic Building on Sunday, May 3rd from 10:00am-12:30pm. Come enjoy the company of fellow students and staff, faculty, and alumnae as we celebrate the new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.
To register for the event, please call 800-246-0573 by April 17th
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Register @ www.democampboston.org
IgniteChange is a forum for the community to share their ideas on how to apply innovation and creativity to solve social issues currently impacting both our local and global communities. The socially-focused, sustainable enterprises may be non-profit, for-profit, or somewhere in between. Presenters can focus on any subject area, such as energy, the environment, health, or technology
IgniteChange is made up of two important parts:
How it works
IgniteChange will follow the 5x5 format. Presenters will have 5 mins to present (5 minutes - max 20 slides which will rotate automatically at equal intervals (ie. 10 slides 30 sec/slide; 20 slide = 15 sec/slide) followed by5 minutes for questions from the audience.
Please visit our website for more details.
Career Services Updates
Did you know WE CAN RECORD YOUR MOCK INTERVIEW?
OneWire - www.onewire.com
GroupEye - www.groupereye.com
Company Campus Visit: inSegment, Inc.
Boston Women in Finance 2009 Entrepreneur Panel
The Digital Combine: the next-generation employer and talent showcase.
Massachusetts Society of CPAs Career Fair/Networking Expo
Boston Career Fair
CSO Career Expo
1st Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair
Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect
Recent Internship Postings – Visit Career Connect
Options for MBAs Without Jobs
Exodus of women could reinforce banking glass ceiling
Are You a Walt Disney or a Roy Disney?
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.
Stay tuned for additional information about the College, including Technology’s services and resources by reading the MySimmons announcements on a regular basis.
We are happy to assist you, so please let us know what we can do to help you get acclimated to the Main Campus.- Technology at Simmons