April 30th, 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
You are almost there-two weeks to go! I attended the first round of the Marketing plan presentations on Tuesday and just love to watch you all in action. It is so clear to me how much you have learned and how much work went into prepping for them. That was also true for the BGGE presentations last week! Tech and Ops had their final last night, so we are beginning to see the light at the end of the semester!! You have two weeks to go, and then some of you off to China and the rest of you on break. The weather has turned, and life is good!
It is hard not to watch the Celtics/Bulls games and be thrilled with the overtime drama. Two different teams that are similar in their confidence that they can win, right up until the horn goes off for the end of the game. There have been momentum streaks, different moments where energy vs experience shines, and tons of pressure. The analogy is that your semester is not over until your last final is done and in. There will be momentum bursts when presentations are done, there will be moments such as many of you felt coming out of the Accounting exam a few weeks ago where you hit a low, and for all of you, the pressure is on now as you head into finals. Stay focused and maintain your confidence that you can do it, you have worked hard to get to this point and you will come out successfully!
“Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hallmark of excellence.” -- Orrison Swett Marden
“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”-- Lao Tzu
The Academic Programs Office will not be open tomorrow, May 1st, due to the Leadership Conference. The staff members will be at the World Trade Center setting up for the event.
As many of you know, getting LEED certification was part of the SOM plans for our new building and we were aiming for Silver certification. The decision came back this week and we were awarded Gold certification, which is a higher ranking and very exciting!
The SOM faculty nominated Associate Dean Deb Marlino for the annual Priscilla McKee Service Award for everything she did over the last 10 years for the AACSB accreditation and she won!! Her legacy will always include AACSB accreditation, but she also managed this process through 3 presidents, 2 deans, multiple changes in faculty and staff and 2 different sets of accreditation standards. Someone should interview her next year in Spela’s class on Leading Organizational Change!
Six Months of Complimentary Leadership Coaching with Ariane Cherbuliez, SOM '94
Ariane has been a coach for 10 years and is offering a gift of six months of leadership coaching to two SOM students. This is not career counseling for those wondering what field to move to, nor is it job search strategy. Rather, it is for those who know where they are heading and want support to evolve into the leader they envision themselves becoming.
Together with Ariane, you will discover and create your journey on the path of the five practices of the Leadership Challenge. This work will be a combination of self-discovery, committed action, and learning from results - both success and failure. You will design your working relationship with Ariane to bring out the best in you, with a combination of safety and challenge to make change not only possible, but compelling.
While the context of your work together will be your development as a leader, it is expected that you will include other areas of your life, as relevant, knowing that your life is not compartmentalized. This work will be completely confidential and is solely for your benefit.
To learn more about Ariane, see her website: www.coachariane.com.
How: To be considered for this gift, please email your name, title, company and contact information along with how you hope to benefit from this coaching experience no later than May 4th to Ariane at firstname.lastname@example.org. From the list of applications, Ariane will determine the 2 SOM students who best align with her expertise. A wait list will be created to offer the gift to another student In the event these first 2 students are unable to accept her invitation. Ariane welcomes questions during the application process. Feel very free to call her at 617-864-1137.
Who Will Benefit? - Those who are currently working, anticipating graduation in August. Women who are planning to stay in their organization or advance in the same field they currently work in, looking to discover and create their path on the Leadership Challenge. Those who have recently received or anticipate a promotion are particularly suited.
When: First conversation to occur between May 18-29. Work will complete in October.
Where: First meeting will be here at the SOM. Subsequent sessions will take place by phone or in person, as mutually agreed upon.
Change in Pre-Requisites Approved by the Curriculum Committee
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.
Fall Schedule Update: Correction from Last Week's MBA Update
Last week we incorrectly stated that the Consultative Sales elective was on Thursdays. It is on Saturdays, from 10-1pm with no pre-requisites.
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:
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 email@example.com or 617-521-3827.
This lecture series highlights new, cutting-edge research that is relevant to CGO’s work. Each lecture will link theory and practice by offering an opportunity to discuss practical implications of the findings and apply them to our own situation.
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!
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?”
Career Services Updates
DID YOU KNOW Career Connect HAS A RESOURCE LIBRARY???
APRIL MARKET TRENDS UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE
EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
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
Building Your Brand
Increasingly, marketing isn't just one-way street
Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means
Beatley Library Reading & Exam Period and Intersession Hours
Please see below for Beatley Library hours for the next few weeks:
Tuesday-Friday, May 5-8
Saturday, May 9
Sunday, May 10
Monday-Friday, May 11-15
Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17
Regular Summer Hours Begin
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