December 3rd, 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 studentsí success and support them as they launch, advance, and change their careers.
New Information This WeekNote from Mary D.
MBA Office Updates
I hope everyone had a great holiday. In 13 days, you will be done. When I talked to students this week, they couldn’t believe how much they still had left to do in the semester from exams to videos! You have all worked really hard to get to this point in the semester. The students finishing on December 17 are in the bittersweet moment of realizing that they are excited to be done but realizing that the their lives enter a whole new chapter on December 18. Pace yourselves and make good to do lists of everything you need to get done. The good news is that all the holiday sales will still be there on December 17 when you are done or buy online, that is my new strategy!
I will pass on the Patriots Saints game, other than saying that the team that was better prepared and executed better won. The Patriots were awful! But, I thought this week I would turn to NASCAR and Jimmie Johnson, who made history this year winning his fourth title. The analogy for you is that it is hard to stay at the top of your game day in, day out, semester in, semester out. It requires giving your best effort on every deliverable and always wanting to have it be a strong performance. Jimmie Johnson has done that one race at a time, year after year. I don’t know much about him personally, but do admire the dedication and work ethic to not lose his edge with success. It just made him work harder. As you go into the end of the semester, give it your all…
Tom Reilly in an article on dealing with tough times: "You fight this battle on two fronts. One, you fight it on the streets with your knowledge and skills. Two, you fight it in your mind—your thinking and your attitude. Attitude drives behavior. We move in the direction of our thoughts. We behave as we believe. What we feel on the inside we generally demonstrate on the outside. You may not be able to control your environment totally but you can control your reaction. You may not be able to control the outcome of your efforts but you can control your input. You may not be able to silence the cynics and the critics but you can prove them wrong with your attitude and behavior."
Please read as there are some changes to the original schedule. All students registered as of 11/30 were notified by email as well.
Class 1 1/21
Class 2 1/28
Class 3 1/29
Class 4 1/30 (AM)(10-1pm)
Class 5 2/4 (midterm)
Class 6 2/11
Class 7 2/18
Class 8 2/25
Class 9 3/4
For students going to India and everyone else in the day section of Negotiation wanting a jumpstart on reading requirements: Getting to Yes and Everyday Negotiation are the two books required.
Ashley Lucas has been selected by her class to give the student remarks and Debbie Kolb will deliver remarks on behalf of the faculty. Reception is December 17, 6-8pm, 5th floor of the SOM building. Make sure Paula or Katlyn knows how many people you are bringing!
Spelman Alumnae Blue Print Conference for Middle and High School Girls
and dedication of the Jardim-Hennig Case Room
with special guest founding dean, Dr. Anne Jardim
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
School of Management and Academic Building 5th floor
Registration in the 1st Floor Lobby
Pre registration necessary, please sign up on Alumnet at: https://alumnet.simmons.edu/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1678
A short dedication program will begin at 7:00p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Degree Requirement Reception Date
Now Accepting Orders for the Spring 2010 Semester T-PassesWe are now accepting orders for the Spring Semester T-Pass. You may order your T-pass on the secure website using a credit card or checking account. If you choose to order your T-pass by mail, please note that all orders must be received by Monday, January 4, 2010.
T-passes will be available a few days prior to the beginning of each month at the Cashier's Window (W-207, 2nd Floor, Main College Building) or the School of Management MBA Office (for students in the School of Management). For more information please visit: http://my.simmons.edu/life/leadership/resources/mbta.shtml
Pot Luck Dinner with the SOM International Club
The SOM International Club is organizing a Pot Luck Dinner for Dec 8th
Please spread the word around about the Entrepreneurship Certificate!
Reminder for Students Finishing Their Degree in August
You need to make sure that you have taken Career Strategies or plan to take it this spring, 2010. It will not be offered this summer.
Global E-Ship Event Results: Big Pitch
We had some terrific graduate “pitches” as part of global entrepreneurship week and happy to report that Christina LeBlanc won for her idea of changing the face of the bookkeeping industry through an academic base, opportunities to network, receive training and support services and establish an on-line community.
Schedule Updates for Spring 2010
UAE and India Travel trips are both a GO!
Tech and Ops: Start date is Wednesday, 1/27 not 1/28, end date is 4/14 and not 4/15.
Pot Luck Event
Join the CSO Task Force!
As a member of the CSO Task Force you will act as an advisor to the CSO team, provide feedback as we explore new program and service offerings, and also serve as an ambassador in promoting CSO initiatives to the larger student body.
We will have one introductory face-to-face meeting and then we will continue to “meet” electronically through the year. If you are interested in joining, or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-521-5837 as soon as possible.
The SOM Investments Club is open for business!
MSCPA's "From Campus to Accounting Firm"
SOM: CSR & SUSTAINABILITY
Recent Sustainability Job Postings
CONFERENCES & CAREER FAIRS
European Career Fair www.euro-career.com/candidates.php
East Coast Career Fair http://eastcoastcareerfairs.com
Job Expo www.jobexpo.com/JobSeeker/viewEvent.asp?eid=1258
TALENT ACQUISITION EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
We have received excellent feedback from students and graduates who have met with our new Talent Acquisition Executive-In-Residence, Lauri Rich. SOM students & graduates benefit from Lauri’s expertise in sourcing, evaluating and hiring candidates in today’s competitive marketplace. She brings over 20 years of experience working with top financial services, healthcare and nonprofit organizations, among other sectors. To schedule an appointment, please contact Lauri directly at email@example.com.
Recent JOB Postings -
Visit Career Connect for all the latest internship and job posts.
INTERESTING ITEMS FROM POLL ON “INTERVIEW DO’S AND DON’TS”
63% of interviewers make the ‘not-to-hire’ decision within 15 minutes
70% of interviewers would view unpaid internship directly in candidate’s field as more positive than paid job not necessarily in candidate’s field
Things to avoid saying during interview:
Research Paper Clinics:
Wednesdays at 2pm in L-225 Every Wednesday in L-225, the Library and Writing
Center provide individual assistance with any stage of the research or
writing process. These drop-in research clinics, have both a Writing Center
tutor and a Reference Librarian available to help students find books,
articles, and high-quality websites on their topic; search electronic
databases; evaluate the quality of their information sources; organize
paragraphs; convey ideas clearly; use APA, MLA, or other documentation
styles; avoid plagiarism.No appointment necessary - students can drop by with
a few quick questions, or stay longer for more extensive help.
Need help with research for a project or assignment? Get in touch with
Linda Schuller, Management Librarian. Call or email her for times to
meet in person, via email or chat.
The College Librarians have prepared research guides to help you find
information on many topics. We especially recommend the following guides:
Company Information, Industry Information, Entrepreneurship, Demographics and
Statistics, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Still having trouble finding your way around the Library? Want to know where to find quiet places to study, the latest magazines, or the business books collection? Contact Linda for a 20 minute tour.
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