August 6th, 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.
Special Note About the Students Finishing Their Degree Requirements in August
Quotes of the Week
Special Request to Students Using the Study Rooms
Students Finishing Their Degree Requirements in August
Student Satisfaction Survey
Entrepreneurship Program Garners Six-Figure Support from Two Foundations
The hounding has begun! As of today, we only have 50 students that have completed the student satisfaction survey and I thank the students that have already completed it, but I really need the rest of you to do it! It won’t take much time, and it is a nice deviation from studying this weekend! That is also true for my students finishing up their degree requirements, your numbers are looking better for participation, but we still need more!
This week also marks the final two weeks of the summer term and the end of our academic year. Many students still have their QA and Accounting finals ahead and all are looking forward to finishing up the semester on a successful note and taking a few weeks off from school!
This week in LGA marked the last required class for many students in the MBA program and they will receive their degrees on August 29 at the Dean’s Reception. We had some champagne, lemonade and strawberries last night and toasted to all they have accomplished in their SOM years. This group of students are wonderful role models for all of us as they have gone through a lot of change in their jobs, personal lives and seen many of the circle of life moments together through marriages and divorce, promotions and layoffs, babies and students going off to college! They also have experienced the most change within the SOM than any other cohort before them including course changes, curriculum changes, accreditation changes, the move to the new building, the academic calendar and graduation changes, and I could go on! Throughout all the change, they persevered, rallied together and succeeded. They will leave as strong women with new skills, capabilities and confidence and we look forward to hearing all the great new chapters of their professional lives that will begin very soon!
“The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval."-- Denis Waitley
“Unless you undertake more than he possibly can do, you will never do all that you can. “-- Henry Drummond
Technology has requested two things when you leave the room: shut any open windows because the moisture is affecting the equipment and pull the shades down because the sunlight is also having some negative affects on the equipment! Thanks!
Reminder: Dean’s Reception, August 29, 4:30-6:00pm
Student Speaker: Kate O’Connell was voted by her class to give remarks
Faculty Speaker: Indra Guertler will give remarks on behalf of the faculty
Rappaport Alum Award: Gretchen Fox, Fox Relocation Company
Awards that will be announced: Pat Miller (peer award); Butler (accounting); Trahey (marketing); Pfizer (healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotech); Holmes (Org. Behavior); SOMAA Principled Leadership Award, and Bornstein (finance)
If you have not taken the Student Satisfaction Survey, please do so by following this link:
Dean's Reception for Students Finishing in August
August 29, 2009, 4:30-6pm, in the Paresky Center at Simmons. Current students that have friends that are finishing up are welcome to attend, just let Katlyn know that you are coming by email at Katlyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students Looking for Part Time Job as an Excel Lab Trainer for Undergraduate Financial Accounting
The financial accounting course at the UG level has a need for a excel trainer to work with UG students on Monday afternoons from 3-6pm through the fall semester. Interested students should contact Deb Marlino at email@example.com. You must have already taken Financial Accounting at the MBA level, consider yourself strong in it, and be fluent in excel applications. Please email her by August 15.
Accounting Scholarship Available to MBA Students
Susan Hass has received a Faculty-Student Scholarship Award to the 5th Annual Lean Accounting Summit being held at the Contemporary Hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fl on September 22 and 23, 2009.
Americorp Scholarship Information
I am delighted to let you know that we have applied for and received
Sammia Atoui Had her Baby!
Amira Atoui-Rodriguez was born on July 17th. Please see the following link for some beautiful pictures!
Spring 2010 Travel Course Information
Spring 2010, MBA Travel Courses to India (January) and UAE (March)! Contact Prof. Vipin Gupta at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and registration form.
(August 3, 2009) With crucial support from the Coleman Foundation and the Will J. Reid Foundation, the SOM will extend the opportunities offered through its nationally acclaimed Entrepreneurship Program into the undergraduate college, the non-business Simmons community, and to local community college entrepreneurship efforts. Founded in 2005 as a certificate-only offering to MBA-trained women, the curriculum expanded into a full-fledged program in 2007.
The Coleman Foundation has pledged $93,000 over two years, and the Will J. Reid Foundation has pledged $51,000 over two years.
"Building partnerships between Simmons and organizations like the Reid and Coleman Foundation is one of the most fulfilling parts of my job as Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at Simmons," said SOM Professor Teresa Nelson. "The people behind those institutional names – Mike Hennessy and Clark McCain at the Coleman Foundation and Elizabeth Moore Westbrook '80 at the Will J. Reid Foundation – really understand who we are and what we are working to accomplish. They gave us the capital to access the tools to reach many more women who each have that one great idea – that passion – to build and grow a viable, community sustaining business or social enterprise."
The funds will be used to develop the following three initiatives: a minor and "mini-minor" in entrepreneurship to all majors of Simmons College and the Colleges of the Fenway; co-curricular programming with the non-business Simmons community; and networks with area community colleges through providing SOM graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship student mentors to community college students.
Since its inception in 2005, the Entrepreneurship program has garnered national recognition and developed groundbreaking initiatives. In 2006 and 2008 Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review named the program as one of the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the nation, among a set of 2,300 schools. It was recognized by Fortune Small Business in 2006 as one of the 10 most innovative entrepreneur programs in the United States.
The program has built a research program in entrepreneurship and gender/entrepreneurship that has national and international reach, particularly on issues of women entrepreneurs and women's entrepreneurship education. The program has developed a successful business plan competition for graduating MBA students and alumnae, and in 2009 launched a post-Certificate support and mentoring program.
Alumnae of the program are generating real-world, proven successes. In the 2009 cohort, all 12 women are building business plans they intend to actualize within the next three years; two have already launched their ventures. The four-course sequenced program teaches business and professional skills to design, fund and launch, sustainable, scalable ventures with impact. The curriculum is complemented by a range of co-curricular activities including mentor pairing, a business plan competition, entrepreneur and scholar in residence programs, and special events including speaker and lecture series.
The Coleman Foundation was a key partner in the program's 2005 launch, providing essential seed funding through the Foundation's Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education project (2005-08). In 2007 the School began to explore the potential to widen the reach of its entrepreneurship effort. As a result, the Entrepreneurship Program was established, with the graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship as a core element.
For more information, visit www.simmons.edu/entrepreneurship.
Save the Date for the 2009 Net Impact Conference!
November 13 - 14 in Ithaca, NY at The Johnson School at Cornell University
BUILDING YOUR ONLINE BRAND A Four Part Series
Bring your laptop if you wish and come hear what twitter is all about! Learn how to register, create a bio, and get started. Gather tips on how to use Twitter for your career advantage. And watch out for date for the other 3 parts of the series (LinkedIn, Blogs, and Putting it All Together) coming soon!
KNOWING YOUR VALUE AND HOW TO ASK FOR IT
UNDERSTANDING POST-EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Johnson & Johnson Boston Metro Event
SIMMONS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ANNUAL CAREER EXPO
2009 ALPFA National Convention www.alpfaboston.org/events.html
1st Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair www.asianmba.org
Boston Career Fair www.nationalcareerfairs.com
For all recent job and internship postings visit Career Connect.
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INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
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