May 21st, 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
Last week, we had our first group of MBA students participate in the College commencement as we begin the transition into the College ceremonies, and had 43 UG majors graduate. I got to be up on the stage to read the names and that was really fun for me to see them in their caps and gowns walk across the stage! For the first time, they split UG and Grad commencements and had separate ceremonies. Grad Student speaker was from Nursing and the commencement speaker in the afternoon was Greg Mortenson, author of 3 Cups of Tea, who talked about educating women as a major way to change the world. Gwen Ifill, ’77, managing editor of Washington Week in Review and senior correspondent for the Newshour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, was the UG speaker and she was also terrific! The UG student speaker was Maryum Floyd, a finance major and a student who worked in the program office for almost two years. We were very proud of her! It was a great day and they will keep the site, the Bank of America Pavilion on the waterfront, and the separate graduations, for next year! Next year’s commencement date is set for May 21!
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." — Willa A. Foster
“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do something, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful and you will accomplish your goal. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Academic Programs Office will be closed Saturday, May 23- Monday. May 25. It will reopen on Tuesday, May 26.
BGGE 1st class, Wednesday, May 27.
The library will be closed this Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Memorial Day weekend.
Part of the strategy class involves a simulation with students in groups. June 19-21, the simulation is running all weekend and they will using all the study rooms around the building and those rooms have all be reserved for them. It may be a weekend to study in the library or at home.
Summer Room Locations
Fall 2009 MBTA Passes
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.
Congratulations to Fiona Wilson
Fiona Wilson successfully defended her dissertation last week and is now Dr. Fiona Wilson! It is a huge professional accomplishment!
June 16th, 7:30am – 12:00 p.m.
Business development, rain making, customer acquisition, deal closing--any way you want to define it, sales skills are essential for driving success in your business unit, firm, or entrepreneurial venture. The Commonwealth Institute and Simmons School of Management have partnered to bring you a dynamic half-day program featuring a panel discussion with Katie Schuller-Bleakie, COO of Bill Blass and Jeffery Tobias Halter, author of Selling to Men, Selling to Women who will share their sales expertise and address issues that are important to sales success. The program will also include a skills and strategy session, led by Miller Heiman, one of the leading sales consulting companies in the country.
Don't miss this high-level sales program designed to help you drive sales with new thinking and proven strategies. There is a special discounted rate of $129 for members of the Simmons College community.
Speaker: Mary Shapiro, Associate Professor, Simmons School of Management
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Time: 7:45 a.m. Registration & Networking, 8:10 - 9:00 a.m. Program
Location: Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room
RSVP by Friday, June 5, 2009
Challenges to Women as Visionary Leaders
Organizations have always needed leaders who can envision an attractive future, energize people around that vision, and then operationalize the movement forward. Now more than ever, in these times of economic chaos, organizations need leaders at every level, from the CEO to every manager and supervisor, to define and lead towards a positive future. Join Mary Shapiro, faculty of Simmons School of Management, to:
o Discuss how to create a vision and how to enlist the support of others.
o Explore the additional challenges that women face in crafting and articulating a positive vision of the future
o Understand the importance of being regarded as a visionary to your career success
Date: Thursday, May 28
DON’T MISS THIS OPORTUNITY…
2009 FORTÉ MBA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE www.fortefoundation.org
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
This is a Global strategic marketing leadership position to define strategy necessary to build an Oncology and Women’s Health portfolio of solutions for medical conditions and diseases. The marketing manager executes market segmentation, generates and validates customer insights, champion’s communication of market trends, competitive strategy, reimbursement changes, manages economic modeling and builds strategy utilized to align and build upon solutions to improve care and reduce cost in a targeted disease. Communicates with individual modality businesses and key stakeholders across Medical Systems.
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
A Web Presence From Scratch
Negotiating the Freelance Economy
100 Most Creative People in Businesshttp://www.fastcompany.com/100/mcp.html
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