April 23rd, 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
As I talk to students this week, I can sense the stress of the end of the semester beginning to build for some of you and I would encourage all of you to maintain your perspective on why you came to business school. For many of you, it was to learn new skills and competencies and develop deeper critical thinking and analysis skills. This is hard and challenging because it requires so much self discipline to do the work required. It requires you really grappling with lots of information crunching numbers, examining patterns, relationships and data. It gets easier the more you practice, but at this time of the year, it is sometimes hard for you to see how much you have learned and are learning in each class! One thing that is constant is that students usually appreciate this learning more in their next course!
“Confidence and courage come through preparation and practice.” --Unknown
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”-- Helen Keller
In last week’s meeting, the Curriculum Committee formally lifted the pre-requisite of GSM 465: Leading Organizational change off of GSM 470: Negotiations. Any student that has completed GSM 455: Leading Individuals and Groups is now eligible to take it.
Last week we incorrectly stated that the Consultative Sales elective was on Thursdays. It is on Saturdays, from 10-1pm with no pre-requisites.
The second open meeting with students finishing degree requirements in August 2009 is Saturday, April 25 from 8:15-8:45am with Mary D. in M-223. We will then summarize all the suggestions, ask for volunteers to work with us, and put all the thoughts on a zoomerang survey for folks to respond!
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 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!!
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.
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?
DiD yOU KNOW YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE H1B Visa JOBS Database?
Boston Women in Finance 2009 Entrepreneur Panel
Company Campus Visit: ConnectEDU
Join Katie Kulikoski, Vice President of Human Resources, to lean more about the organization and the rotational program they are currently hiring for (undergrad positions but we invite you to come learn more about the organization and have some pizza!).
Women in Business Executive Speaker Luncheon
EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
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
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
First, Know Yourself
America's traditional strengths will win out
Just for fun…
Reinventing Women's Shoes, With High-Tech Tools
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 email@example.com 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