May 7th, 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
We are at the last MBA update of the semester which means, aside from Investments presentations and the Managerial Accounting Night final on Monday, most of you will finish up this week. For many of you, it seemed like this semester would never end, but as I sat in the Marketing and Ops presentations this week, I was struck again by how much you have learned based on your analysis and recommendations! They were terrific! We have a group of students participating in Commencement next Friday which is terrific and I look forward to sharing that day with them.
One of Mary D’s favorite end of the semester quotes:
“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It’s when you have had everything to do and you’ve done it.” -- Margaret Thatcher
We do have a group of about 21 MBA’s and UG’s headed to China next weekend with Teresa Nelson and Susan Duffy. We wish them a wonderful trip and look forward to talking to them when they return!
Fiona Wilson successfully defended her dissertation last week and is now Dr. Fiona Wilson! It is a huge professional accomplishment!
Please join us for an end of the semester celebration!
SOM Awarded LEED Gold Certification
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!
Associate Dean Deborah Marlino Wins Major Simmons College Award
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!
Special Opportunity for August 2009 Graduates
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.
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
DON’T MISS THIS OPORTUNITY…
Staples is Offering Free Business Cards and Resumes
The Colleges of the Fenway 2nd Annual Diversity Networking Reception:
Join the Boston Chapters of Net Impact and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network for an evening with Phil Buchanan, CEO of the Center for Effective Philanthropy
Date: Tuesday, May 12
Discussion will explore the role of philanthropy in solving global issues:
EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
Massachusetts Society of CPAs Career Fair/Networking Expo secure.mscpaonline.org
Boston Career Fair www.nationalcareerfairs.com
CSO Career Expo
1st Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair www.asianmba.org
Boston Career Fair www.nationalcareerfairs.com
SPOTLIGHT ON A Recent JOB Posting
The Senior Finance/Operations Officer shares overall responsibility with the Finance and Operations Team Leader for the successful financial and operational support of CLM overhead and direct project activities. He or she works closely with the Senior Finance Operations Officers and other Program staff in preparing workplans and budgets, processing project field expenses and supporting other financial and operations systems.
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
Building Your Brand
Men Bearing the Brunt of Layoffs
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