July 30th, 2009
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New Information This Week
Note from Mary D.
Students Looking for Part Time Job as an Excel Lab Trainer for Undergraduate Financial Accounting
Accounting Scholarship Available to MBA Students
Americorp Scholarship Information
Sammia Atoui Had her Baby!
Save the Date for the 2009 Net Impact Conference!
As promised, the student services satisfaction survey for all students and the exit survey for students finishing up this August have been sent to you and we would love it if you complete them. As I said last week, the student services satisfaction survey is our internal report card of what is working, what is not, and where we can improve. It is really important and won’t take you a ton of time to complete!! Equally important is the exit survey if you are finishing, so that we get some macro feedback on the MBA program in a goal of continuous improvement!
I watched the BGGE presentations last night and continue to love to watch each of you in action!! You would have been impressed with your classmates last night as they were definitely ready!! It is a weird time of the semester though as Monday marks the last MBA class for a bunch of you, but many students still have the QA and Accounting finals ahead and 3 electives are yet to finish.
I found this quote that I hope motivates students still with big deliverables ahead and celebrates the end of BGGE and Strategy! Mary D
“One of the great undiscovered joys of life comes from doing everything one attempts to the best of one's ability. There is a special sense of satisfaction, a pride in surveying such a work, a work which is rounded, full, exact, complete in its parts, which the superficial person who leaves his or her work in a slovenly, slipshod, half-finished condition, can never know. It is this conscientious completeness which turns any work into art. The smallest task, well done, becomes a miracle of achievement.”-- Og Mandino
BGGE, Market Research and Strategy are finished!!
Internship Meeting, Tuesday, August 4, 6-8pm
QA Review, Saturday, August 8, 10-12noon
Ballots for student speaker and Pat Miller award closed today. We got great participation, thank you!!
Mary D would love to meet study groups or individuals to do exit interviews with you if you have any interest in further conversations about your MBA experience.
Reminder to RSVP for the Dean’s reception with the names of your guests to Katlyn at Katlyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
I am delighted to let you know that we have applied for and received
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 email@example.com for further information and registration form.
November 13 - 14 in Ithaca, NY at The Johnson School at Cornell University
The Boston NAWMBA Chapter Local Launch!
You need skills, knowledge and a top notch professional network to advance your career. Take advantage of this opportunity to attend a local event, meet new people and stay connected by joining the new Boston Chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs. Their mission is to help propel women into leadership positions across the U.S. - Did you know that as a Simmons SOM student you are already a NAWMBA member? And that we have a NAWMBA club?
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
SIMMONS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ANNUAL CAREER EXPO
2009 ALPFA National Convention www.alpfaboston.org/events.html
CSO Career Expo
1st Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair www.asianmba.org
Boston Career Fair www.nationalcareerfairs.com
CFN Boston Career Forum http://www.careerforum.net/event/?lang=E
For all recent job and internship postings visit Career Connect.
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