June 11th, 2009

 

 


Headings marked in BLUE represent new information. Headings marked in PURPLE represent old information.

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.

Quotes of the Week
Schedule Updates for this Week

Marketing Club Survey
August Reception Date for Students Finishing in August has been Set!
Room Change
Celebrating Women at EMC

 


MBA Office Updates

Note from Mary D.

It has been a reasonably quiet week in the MBA Program this week and the last round of electives start on Thursday. You are entering week 5 next week, which means that some deliverables and tests are around the corner! As you know from my note last week about staff reductions at the SOM, one of the implications is a potential change in services. You will receive a Zoomerang survey from our office, (Paula) asking you to help us figure out what the changes might involve. For those of you that have worked with us over the years, we try and run all major changes that will affect students through either the Student Advisory Council or by gathering info at track meetings. We have also heard that students are happy to fill out quick surveys to give us feedback, so in lieu of a track meeting I am experimenting with the concept of broader student feedback through Zoomerang!! Look for it on Friday or Monday at the latest!


Quotes of the Week

“You are at this moment standing right in the middle of your own “acres of diamonds.”--  Earl Nightingale

 “You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing."-- Arthur Ashe



Announcements

Schedule Updates for Next Week

Ethics and International Finance both start next Thursday, June 18

Markstrat Simulation runs all next weekend

No Strategy class on Tuesday, June 16.

Marketing Club Survey

Please click on this link to take a survey for the Marketing Club! They'd appreciate any feedback you can give them!

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB22998KGW65L&store=1


August Reception Date for Students Finishing in August has been Set!

August 29, 4:30-6pm in the Linda Paresky Center is now confirmed!


Room Change

GSM 512, CSR, has now been moved to M201.

Fall 2009 MBTA Passes

Applications are now available for the Fall 2009 Semester (September - December).  Completed applications and payment are due by August 5, 2009, to the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.

One semester's worth of monthly MBTA passes may be ordered through the Office of Student Leadership and Activities at MCB-W002. Through this program, students receive four monthly passes at an 11% discount from the normal MBTA cost.
 
For more information or to sign up please visit:

http://my.simmons.edu/life/leadership/resources/mbta.shtml


Updated Course Materials List

There is an updated Course Materials List for Summer 2009. You can find it in the Resources area of the SOM Gateway: http://my.simmons.edu/som/resources/packs.shtml.


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News & Events

Celebrating Women at EMC:

Women’s Initiatives and Strategies for Working Mothers

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
4:30pm – 5:45pm
Simmons SOM
300 The Fenway, M-501
Boston, MA 02115
*Discounted Parking Onsite

Join us to learn about EMC’s Women’s Leadership Forum, their innovative and inspiring book, The Working Mother Experience, and to participate in a dialogue about best practices and strategies for managing conversations – whether for yourself or your employees – related to work/life balance.

EMC Guest Panelists:

Marisol Arroyave, SOM ’04, Solutions Marketing Manager

Natalie Corridan-Gregg, Principal Product Manager, and Former President and Current Advisor, Women’s Leadership Forum

Polly Pearson, VP, Employment Brand and Strategy Engagement

Moderated by SOM Professor and CGO Affiliate Cynthia Ingols

 

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Career Services Updates

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Celebrating Women at EMC:
Women’s Initiatives and Strategies for Working Mothers
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Place: The Simmons SOM, 300 The Fenway, M501 (5th floor)
RSVP to georgette.jover@simmons.edu

Join us to learn about EMC’s Women’s Leadership Forum, their innovative and inspiring book, The Working Mother Experience, and to participate in a dialogue about best practices and strategies for managing conversations – whether for yourself or your employees – related to work/life balance.

EMC Guest Panelist:

  • Marisol Arroyave, SOM ’04, Solutions Marketing Manager
  • Natalie Corridan-Gregg, Principal Product Manager, and Former President and Current Advisor, Women’s Leadership Forum
  • Polly Pearson, VP, Employment Brand and Strategy Engagement

 

Web Marketing on a Shoestring: Being Scrappy in a Down Economy with Free and Low-cost Tech
A MITX Marketing Technology Series Event
Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Location: K&L Gates, State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street, Boston, MA

Panel on Finance – guest:

  • Jana Ziemba, Vice President, Product Manager, Global Liquidity Solutions, Bank of America
  • Marie L. Fontaine, Vice President, Fidelity Investments

Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 5:15pm
Location: TBD
For more information contact Wei Wong at weimingwong@gmail.com

 

CAREER FAIRS

Green Innovation for Business  greeninnovators-bos.eventbrite.com
Monday, June 22, 8:30am-4:30pm, at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

2009 FORTÉ MBA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE www.fortefoundation.org
June 26-27, at the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York City
                            
Boston Career Fair www.nationalcareerfairs.com
Monday, July 20, 11am-3pm, at the Radisson Hotel, Boston, MA
                            
2009 ALPFA National Convention www.alpfaboston.org/events.html
August 8 - 12, at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

CSO Career Expo
September 10, at the Linda Paresky Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA

1st Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair www.asianmba.org
September 10-12, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City

Boston Career Fair www.nationalcareerfairs.com
September 21, 11am-3pm, at the Radisson Hotel, Boston, MA
                            
National Black MBA conference www.eshow2000.com/nbmbaa  
September 22-26, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana        
                                   
Reaching Out MBA 2009 www.reachingoutmba.org/dc08/  
October 15 - 18, at he Westin Peachtree in Atlanta, GA
                                   
NAWMBA www.mbawomen.org/site/Calendar/2084584999?view=Detail&id=100981
October 29-31, in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
                                   
National Society of Hispanic MBA www.nshmba.org/conferencesites.asp 
October 8-10, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
                                   
Boston’s NAACP Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair www.psijobfair.com
October 20, 10am-3pm, at the Marriott Boston Copley Place, Boston, MA        
                                   
2009 Net Impact North America Conference www.netimpact.org
November 13-15, in Philadelphia, PA

JOB POSTINGS

SPOTLIGHT ON A Recent JOB Posting
MBA Summer Internship - CLARiiON Product Marketing - EMC
The assignment of the intern/coop will mainly be the CLARiiON Taurus
Release- a "B level" product launch-scheduled for Q3 2009 on CLARiiON. The intern will work on helping the CLARiiON marketing team gear up for the launch. Help develop content, white papers, solution papers, TCO calculators, demo's, customer success stories, viral video's for field use etc. EMC is looking for out of the box thinking for getting the product messages out to our customers and prospects. The intern will have an opportunity to experience what it takes to do a major product launch for a market leading product and EMC will get much needed help in coordinating and developing content for sales enablement. For more information visit Career Connect.
For all recent job and internship postings visit Career Connect.
As a reminder, please keep your Career Connect profile up to date. If you forgot your username and password, please contact georgette.jover@simmons.edu. Please do not re-register yourself as past information about you will be lost.

INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES

 

The Five P's of Social Media--Where Do You Start?
Everyone asks me, "Now that I'm getting a better idea of what social media is, How do I actually apply it? Where do I start?" Start with these, The Five P's of Social Media. The Five P's are; Profiles, Propagate, Produce, Participate, and Progress.
http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/lon-safko/ten-commandments-social-media/five-p-s-social-media-where-do-you-start

 

 

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Library Updates

 

 

 

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Technology Updates


Greetings SOM Students!

On behalf of Technology at Simmons, welcome to the Main Campus!  Technology is here to help you have a smooth semester start as you settle in to your new space!

  • For other tip sheets and descriptions of technology resources visit my.simmons.edu/technology/students  We even have some podcasts on iTunes U.
  • Need help with your computer?  Sign up for a Technology Self Help Clinic by calling (617-521.-2222) or emailing helpdesk@simmons.edu.
  • Media Services has a variety of equipment is available for you to borrow including laptops and cameras: my.simmons.edu/services/technology/media
  • The Technology Desk on the 1st floor of the Beatley Library Information Commons is staffed with Simmons students eager to help you use the computers and study rooms available to you throughout the Library. This includes the Media Viewing and Listening Room, where you may watch or listen to DVDs, VHS tapes, and broadcasts.
  • At the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor you may borrow, among other items, a laptop that has the Bloomberg application on it.
  • Do you wish to enhance your software skills?  Go to ptrc.simmons.edu for a course catalog and to sign up for a workshop.

 
In addition to all of the resources around campus, the new SOM building has computing spaces available to you.

  • The MBA Resource Room on the 1st floor houses six computers and both a black/white and color pay-for-print printer.  Two of the computers are Macs that run Windows Vista or Mac OS X Leopard.
  • The MBA Living Room on the 2nd floor contains two Express Web Stations. 
  • There are also seven study rooms, all of which include a computer.  In addition, M205 and M230 include the following:
  • Large screen LCD monitor
  • Auxiliary audio and video inputs (e.g. for laptop)
  • VCR/DVD player
  • Audio/video recording (beta service: requires prior training)

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

 

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