May 28th, 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
It is hard to believe that next week starts week 3 of the summer term! All the China students return this weekend and will be back next week. From all I have heard, they had a terrific time! Many classes are beginning next week and it will be fun to see even more of you around!
“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -- Martin Luther King Jr.
“Success has a price tag on it, and the tag reads courage, determination, discipline, risk taking, perseverance, and consistency -- doing the right things for the right reasons and not just when we feel like it." -- James M. Meston
Congrats to Darla Pires-DeGrace in the Program/Admissions/Marketing office and Nicole Herrick, who started our MBA program in January for completing their Masters in Communications Management last week!
We are happy to print new namecards for anyone that has lost their original one!! Just email Katlyn at Katlyn.email@example.com and we will take care of it. We decided printing them for everyone didn’t make sense because most of you still have your original ones!
QA has class on Saturday, May 30
LGA starts on Monday, June 1
Strategy starts on Tuesday, June 2
IT starts on Wednesday, June 3
CSR first class is Sunday, June 7, 5-7pm
Managing High Growth, all weekend, June 5-7
Advanced Warning about Study Rooms for SDM
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 Schedule Changes
Summer Room Locations
Fall 2009 MBTA Passes
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.
SOM Executive Education Conference Room
The School of Management Alumnae Association welcomes 2009 graduates to our Annual Meeting on June 18. In keeping with the Alumnae Association's mission to foster Alumnae engagement and the School's desire to involve Alumnae in envisioning the SOM’s next chapter, we invite you to join the SOMAA and Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands for an interactive session to help create our future story. This year’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to engage with alumnae in an exciting and creative way to influence our destiny and help us understand how we, the School and the Alumnae Association, can better serve our alumnae. We look forward to seeing you there!
Individual tickets are $20. Please RSVP by Friday, June 12, 2009 to reserve your space.
Sales Skills that Drive Business Success
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.
Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network Breakfast: Challenges to Women as Visionary Leaders
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
Career Services Updates
Staples is Offering Free Business Cards and Resumes
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
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
How Women Are Redefining Work and Success
15 Top MBA employers
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