October 15th, 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.
Mary D.'s Sports Analogies!
Quotes of the Week
Track Meetings
The Boston Pledge 2009 Conference
Undergraduate Networking Dinner-- MBA Volunteers Needed!

Course Offerings for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2010
Special Note about the Resource Room Printers
Apply for the Entrepreneurship Program!

MBA Office Updates


Note from Mary D.

So this is the typical week of the year when many students hit the wall of the fall semester! The two yr night students have been here 3 consecutive nights a week for 7 weeks, the new students had a big Strategy deliverable due this week, the Accounting midterms for both financial and managerial are this week or Monday, it is truly midterm time!! Next week marks the beginning of week 8, which means the term is officially half way over. I really do encourage you all to plan out the back half of the semester for work, staying on top of your coursework, getting some rest and building in the important things that keep you grounded and centered. You can do it, you just have to do it thoughtfully and be realistic given all the priorities you are all juggling. But you have to stay on top of the work or the snowballing affect given the pace for the remainder of the semester will become difficult to manage. Use your classmates, your faculty, and all of us in the Program office to help!

Mary D.'s Sports Analogies!

Last weekend we saw the Red Sox and the Patriots play horribly, but the Red Sox go home and the Patriots play on. So my message is one on the importance of both preparation and execution. The other teams simply were better prepared and executed when they needed to, especially the Angels. Mistakes always happen, the goal is to learn from them to minimize them happening again. As you enter midterms, learn from the feedback you get and from your performance on your exams, because the good news is that you also have a long way to go before the semester is over. You can make up a lot of points in the last 8 weeks, but you may have to change your approach and increase the time you spend digging deep into the material.  Use your faculty for strategies to And for those of you doing really well, the challenge is not to let up, even for a week!


Quotes of the Week

“Doing the best you can, at this moment, puts you in line for the next best moment.”-- Oprah Winfrey


Announcements

Track Meetings

The Academic Programs Office will have a few Track Meetings at the following dates and times:

Evening students: Monday, October 19th from 5-6pm in M-222

Day students (graduating in December): Monday, October 19th from 12-1pm in M-222

Day students (first years): Tuesday, October 20th, from 11:30am-12:30pm in M-222

Please come if you can make it! Mary D. and Darla will be there to check in with you on how your semester is going, chat about events coming up, and other miscellaneous things!

The Boston Pledge 2009 Conference

"Making Green Economy Real - Life Beyond the Meltdown"

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009
Time: 2-5pm
Place: Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Graduate Center, Bentley University;
175 Forest Street,
Waltham, MA
Cost: $15/student; $50/general

Overview: Making Green Economy Real: Life beyond the Meltdown where
you Reinvent Yourself  Explore the emerging landscape of jobs,
entrepreneurship, wealth creation, and thought leadership
opportunities The Boston Pledge invites you to join thought leaders,
emerging green economy business leaders at The Wilder Pavilion.

The Boston Pledge dedicates itself to create the very necessary
dialogue that will lead to the next generation of original thinkers,
selfless workers, and visionary leaders. Boston Pledge members are
choosing to transcend the constraints of self-interest and focus on
empowering people at the grass roots level. These times and the human
spirit demand no less. Continuing with our commitment, this year the
Boston Pledge organizes a major event on the Practice of Green
economy. Funds raised from event will go towards triggering Green
revolution at the bottom of the pyramid. Like last time, we appreciate
your leadership in making this event a success.

More info at: http://www.ThebostonPledge.org

Undergraduate Networking Dinner-- MBA Volunteers Needed!

We are hosting the 4th annual UG Networking Dinner on November 17 and are looking for 5 MBA volunteers to help us with the networking process at the beginning of the evening and then join us for dinner. It would be a time commitment from 5:30-7pm, and the goal is to help UG’s learn some networking skills, introduce them to each other and just reduce some of the awkwardness that comes in a setting where many people don’t know each other! We are particularly looking for MBA’s with experience in Finance, Marketing, Accounting or General Management. RSVP to Mary D or Paula.Thanks!

Course Offerings for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2010

NIGHT COURSE OFFERINGS IN SPRING 2010 and SUMMER 2010 (pre req’s will apply in many courses)

Spring: QA, Managerial Accounting, Career Strategies, BGGE, Negotiations, Marketing, SDM (Graduating students in August only), Leading Ind. and Groups, Strategy 1

Summer: Econ, Comm. Strat, LGA, IT, Strategy 2, Finance

DAY COURSE OFFERINGS IN SPRING 2010 and SUMMER 2010 (pre req’s will apply in many courses)

Spring: Negotiations (compressed), Tech and Ops, Leading Org. Change, Managerial Accounting, Finance, Econ

Summer: No day courses

NIGHT COURSE OFFERINGS IN FALL 2010 (pre-req’s will apply in many courses)

Leading Ind. And groups, Comm Strat, QA, Marketing, Leading Org Change, Ops, Negotiations,  Financial Accounting, Strategy 1

DAY COURSE OFFERINGS IN FALL 2010

BGGE, Strategy 2, LGA, IT, Strategy 1, QA, Econ, Leading Ind. And Groups, Financial Accounting, Comm Strat, Career Strat

PLANNED ELECTIVE OFFERINGS IN SPRING 10 and SUMMER 10

Spring: Travel Courses: (India and UAE), Business Plan, Creativity, Public Speaking, Marketing for Non Profits and Social Causes, Sustainability, Gender and Leadership, Risk Management, 21st century Health Care, Health, Economics and Finance, Internship

Summer: HR, Business Models for People, Planets and Profit, Project Management, International Finance, CSR, Internship, IT Management (elective for students who entered prior to Sept. 08), Eship Certificate Courses, HC Certificate Courses

Special Note about the Resource Room Printers

As midterms and papers are coming due, there is a lot of need to use the printers in the resource room and upstairs. If there is a jam or something goes wrong, please don’t just walk away from it, put a note on it and call the help desk, x2222 so that we can get it fixed as soon as possible. Thanks!

Apply for the Entrepreneurship Program!

***LAST CHANCE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PROMOTIONAL RATE FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP*** 

All students enrolled in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship program are eligible to receive 50% off the last two Certificate courses (GSM 602 and GSM 603).  This promotion ends summer 2010.  Apply now to the Certificate in Entrepreneurship, and reserve your space in the 2010 class - scholarships are available!  Please click here to print a copy of the application and send all materials to Darla Pires-DeGrace in M411 or via email at Darla.pires-degrace@simmons.edu by November 1st.  For those of you considering the Entrepreneurship program AND to take advantage of the promotion, we encourage you to register for the first of four required courses: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship scheduled during the January 2010 intersession.  Please contact Darla for more information.

"One of the top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the United States”

— 2009 Entrepreneur Magazine and Princeton Review

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for MBA and UG Management Students

The SOM is finishing the application process to join the Beta Sigma Gamma Honor Society for Management UG and MBA students and start a chapter at Simmons. This is a national honor society that we are now eligible for with AACSB accreditation. More information will be coming soon!

Registration Information for Spring 2010 Semester

The SOM will be registering on November 16 and 17 for Spring 2010 term.


Gain Non-Profit Board Experience and Connect with SOM Alums -Join the School of Management Alumnae Association Board

Apply by November 15, 2009

Interested in serving on a non-profit board?  Wish to serve in a leadership capacity between your fellow students and the alumnae community?  Want to make a difference in the SOM Alumnae community?

If so, then joining the School of Management Alumnae Association (SOMAA) Board of Directors as a Student Representative could be an exciting next step in your MBA career.

SOMAA is recruiting for two Student Representatives (one full time, one part time) from the Class of 2011 to sit on the Board as non-voting members.  Student Representatives are critical to the Alumnae Association as they represent the interests of current students, SOMAA’s pre-alumnae constituents.

SOMAA plays an important role by acting as the liaison between the SOM and both its direct alumnae community and that of Simmons College overall. As a 15 member board, it strives to foster engagement though advocacy, programming and special events that advance both alumnae development and the strategic initiatives of the SOM.

As a Student Representative, you will have the opportunity to work closely with other board members on a variety of initiatives, as well as lead the selection process for future Student Representatives. Commitment to serving on the board requires attending monthly board meetings held the first Monday of every month.

Your year-long term as a Student Representative would begin in January 2010 and end January 2011 with the option to renew your term if you are still an SOM student. This is a wonderful opportunity to extend your leadership skills in a non-profit setting, while maintaining a close connection to the SOM as you progress in the program.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a statement of interest to Maicharia Weir Lytle (mzweirlytle@gmail.com) by November 15, 2009. 

If you would like more information including a full position description before applying, please contact our current Student Representatives:

Meara Ryan: kathleen.ryan@simmons.edu

Jennifer Clark: jennifer.clark@novartis.com

GSM 516: Sustainability Analysis and Evaluation

Module, Schedule and Deliverables Overview

The Essence of Sustainability Analysis and Evaluation: Course Framework

►Evaluate the business case for sustainability
►Choose sustainability goals
►Identify metrics to assess progress toward goals

(ASSES EXISTING or IMPLEMENT NEW INITIATIVES/PROGRAMS)

►Measure: collect data on metrics
►Turn measures into financial values
                                   
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Module One: Introduction to Issues and Metrics

GRI knowledge café F2F Jan. 21
Begin brainstorming games in teams F2F Jan. 21
Deliverable (10 points): teams make games and bring games to class Jan. 28
Play games F2F Jan. 28

Module Two: Strategic Performance Measurement: Business Case-Goals-Metrics-Data

Read: Hitchcock and Willard, Chapters 2-5
Begin case exercise (individual)
Case workshop and team formation for sector projects F2F Feb. 11
Deliverable (20 points): written case example due Feb. 19

Module Three: From Sustainability Metrics Data to Financial Values

VOPP
Read:
Deliverable (5 points): valuation exercise (individual) due Feb.25
Review valuation exercise F2F Feb. 25
Deliverable (10 points): revised or new valuation exercise (individual) due March 2

Module Four: Sector “Best Practices” Evaluations

Deliverable (5 points): Read/Re-read Hitchcock and Willard and make a list of best practice processes (individual exercise - can be turned in anytime during the semester but no later than March 4)
Team research project planning workshop F2F March 4
Deliverable (15 points): team reports due March 25
Deliverable (5 points): go back to your original case and identify questions and issues to explore in light the best practices reports
Discussion of cases in light of best practices F2F April 1

Capstone Integrative Exercise (Individual)
Deliverable (30 points): case benchmark analysis report due May 8

Seeking Volunteers for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Volunteer your creativity, management skills and entrepreneurial spirit to plan and execute this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week event. The Direct Selling Education Foundation will partner with Simmons Collage to sponsor an event aimed at educating Generation Y consumers on the direct-selling industry and feature companies with widespread corporate social responsibility and green products. Modeled after popular events such as “Shecky’s Night Out,” the event is designed to feel like giant party taking place in a fair or trade show atmosphere where participants network, sample products, and shop.  The evening will include inspirational speakers, food and drink, DJ, fashion show, and a free goodie bag for all attendees. 

The event team is currently seeking volunteers to assist in the following resume-building areas: Event Planning (includes fashion show), Marketing and Public relations, Brand development, Market research, Strategic Marketing Plan Creation, Web 2.0/Social Media Strategy, Graphic design, Print, Web  and Operations management. Please send statement of interest to: heatherjean.mac@gmail.com

Executive in the Classroom-Kija Kim Visit on November 10th

Join the SOM on November 10th in the MGMT 321 diversity class at 4pm, for Kija Kim’s visit to the SOM. All MBA students are invited to this event.  Room location TBA.

A niche player in homeland security and disaster relief, a leader in the development of advanced geospatial technology with their internationally recognized multi-hazard portfolio analysis…and yet all of this made Kija wonder, was this where it ended? Could she sustain this distinct niche as supplier of software, systems integration and geospatial data management services to “the big guys” in government and Fortune 1000 companies? She had come a long way and she knew the answer was less about her strategy and more about her sense of self. What would make her feel successful? “ “I’ve gone back and forth on whether being a woman, being a minority person or being an immigrant was the most difficult part of breaking into business.” Quotes from the Case that Prof. Lynda Moore and Prof. Bonnie Betters-Reed wrote about Kija Kim and published this summer.

Swine Flu Symptoms and Health Center Protocol Reminders

In accordance with the guidelines set by the Boston Public Health Commission, the Simmons Health Center will diagnose students with ILI on the basis of symptoms. The treatment recommendations are the same for anyone with ILI as they would be for confirmed cases of either seasonal flu or H1N1: isolation for 24 hours after fever is gone without help from fever medication, or four days from the onset of symptoms — whichever is longer.

You can use the following checklist to help decide if you have the flu:

-Fever of 100 °F or more

-Cough

-Headache, body aches, or chills

-Sore throat

-Vomiting or diarrhea

If you have a fever of 100 °F or more, a cough and/or sore throat, you have an influenza-like illness and should follow these guidelines:

Stay home, do not attend classes, and contact the Health Center at (617) 521-1020 promptly for further health care instructions. If you live on campus and are able to return home without using public transportation, we will ask that you do so promptly. If you cannot return home, we will make arrangements for you to stay in your room on campus while you recover. Residence Life will offer alternative accommodations for any impacted roommates.

Do not return to campus/classes until 24 hours after being fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication, or four days from the onset of symptoms – whichever is longer.

We have asked that faculty offer flexibility regarding absences and class assignments, should you be away from class due to ILI. You will not need to produce a doctor’s note for your absences, but are asked to communicate with your faculty via email directly regarding your absences wherever possible. Our Academic Technology department also is working to develop a plan for providing access to course lectures for students who have an influenza-like illness. More information regarding this will be disseminated shortly.

The Simmons College Emergency Response Team continues to meet regularly and to plan for any potential outbreaks of H1N1 or seasonal flu on campus. We are working with the Boston Public Health Commission and are regularly monitoring information from both the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In the meantime, we strongly encourage the practice of good hand and respiratory hygiene. This includes:

Hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, or with an alcohol-based hand rub or gel, especially before you eat, after visiting public places, or after being in contact with anyone with a cold or flu.

Don't share items that you put in your mouth, such as drinking cups, straws, or utensils.

Cover your mouth or nose when you sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve — not on your hands — to prevent spreading the virus.

We will provide regular information and updates via the Simmons Health Center website http://my.simmons.edu/services/health, which includes an H1N1 & Seasonal Flu FAQ prepared by the Health Center. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please contact the Health Center at (617) 521-1020.

Academic Year Travel Courses for MBA Students

We will again offer two different travel courses this year and the deadline for applying is Oct 30, with a deposit of $1000.   The rest of the funds are due by Nov 6. 

Spring 2010 to India: Travel during Winter Break, January 2-17 and will focus on Sustainable Business and will be led by Professor Vipin Gupta.
Spring 2010 to the UAE: Travel during Spring Break, March 5-14. The UAE trip will focus on Women’s Leadership, led by Professor Lynda Moore.

Travel costs all inclusive (airfare, visa, ground transportation, meals, double shared lodging, excursions) are $3,200. Tuition costs are additional.

Each course is 3 credits, and there will be some prework in advance of travel. Students will visit local universities and businesses, and meet local scholars and business executives.

Contact the faculty for further information.  Contact the MBA office or the Director- International Outreach, Professor Vipin Gupta at vipin.gupta@simmons.edu for the application forms and further information.

Spring 2010 Travel Course Information

Spring 2010, MBA Travel Courses to India (January) and UAE (March)! Contact Prof. Vipin Gupta at vipin.gupta@simmons.edu for further information and  registration form.

1) GSM 547 - Sustainable Business in Emerging Markets (3 credits)

India - The Triangle (Mumbai, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi)
January 2-17, 2010
Class dates: Sat, Nov 14, 2009 (3-6 pm),  Sat, Feb 27 2010 (3-6 pm)

Program Description
 Learn about India's sustainability challenges, political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, ecological, gender, fair trade.  We visit universities, businesses, micro sites, nonprofits, markets, restaurants, and cultural sites, in different States for a diversity of approaches to sustainability.  Participate in an international conference on gender and sustainability, and network with local students and experts.

Course highlights
Adventure: Experience the wonders of India from The 7th wonder Taj Mahal, to the elephant and camel rides, cultural villages, and ethnic dresses, meals, and festivals.
Basics: Transform how you think about India as you encounter her diversity, and debrief.
Case dialogues: Get inspired through live case dialogues of how women in India are at the forefront of sustainability, ecological, economic, and social.

Program price:  $3,200 (shared occupancy; single occupancy supplement: $500)
Price includes  International and domestic airfare, visa fees, lodging, meals, ground transportation, university and business visits, excursions, ethnic experiences

Faculty information: Prof. Vipin Gupta has done award-winning research on culture and leadership in India and other nations.   He is the author of a leading textbook on Strategy used in many colleges of India.    He has led a hugely popular travel course to India for the past 3 years.


2) GSM 590 - Cross-cultural Comparative Studies of Women leaders

UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)
Travel dates    March 4-15, 2010
Class: Sat, Feb 20 and 27, and April 10, 1-5 pm (meet in class), and Sat, Mar 27, 1-5 pm (work online).
Program Description     Learn about the culture and women leadership of UAE by participating in an international conference, live case studies, and cultural excursions.  Meet representatives from the women's association, chambers of commerce, government ministries, United Nations office, and/or US embassy office.  Interact with women students, expatriate faculty members, and businesswomen and entrepreneurs from for profit and non profit sectors.

Course highlights
Adventure: Experience the palaces, mosques, forts, museums, heritage villages, souqs, and dessert safari.
Basics:  Network with the women students from the local universities, and learn about their gender and leadership journeys and aspirations, and the role of families, universities, society, and the government
Case Studies:  Live case studies of the challenges, opportunities and pathways to leadership for women.

Program price   MBAs : $3,200 (double occupancy; single occupancy supplement: $500)+ tuition fee

Alums and non-MBA graduate students: $5000 including tuition fee (double occupancy; single occupancy supplement: $500)

Price includes  International airfare, visa fees, lodging, meals, ground transportation, university and business visits, excursions, ethnic experiences.   Personal expenses extra.

Faculty information
Prof. Lynda Moore has spent a year in UAE as a Fulbright scholar, working on a project on women leadership in UAE.  She has an established track record of successfully teaching and inspiring research on gender and diversity.  She has previously led a hugely popular travel course to UAE.


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Career Services Updates

Company Visits

Rocket strategy
Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 4-5:45pm
Location: M-104
RSVP to georgette.arato@simmons.edu
Rocket Strategy Consulting is a professional services firm that works with senior leadership to launch strategies and engage people in coordinating around a single unified purpose and vision. Please join Laurie Giandomenico, founder of Rocket Strategy Consulting, to learn more about her career, examples of client engagements, why she decided to launch her own firm, the philosophy/mission/business strategy of Rocket Consulting, and opportunities for internship & practicum at her organization.
This event is brought to you by the Career Services Office in partnership with the SOM Consulting Club!

 

Commongood Careers
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 4-5:45pm
Location: M-201
RSVP to georgette.arato@simmons.edu by October 20
Commongood Careers enables today's most innovative nonprofits to build strong organizations through the recruitment, retention, and development of outstanding talent. Founded by nonprofit professionals, Commongood Careers offers personalized, engaged services to jobseekers and organizations, as well as access to a wealth of information about careers in the social sector. Come learn more about Commongood Careers and get a personal review of your resume from one of their recruiters!

 

Upcoming events 

BUILDING YOUR ONLINE BRAND: LinkedIn
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 5:00–7:30pm
Location: Library Classroom L-225
Please RSVP: georgette.arato@simmons.edu  
Building a professional network is central to career development. LinkedIn exists to help you manage your professional network. Attend this workshop to learn how to register, create a profile, get connections, and build your network!

 

Communications Career Information Exchange (Networking Event)
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 5:30–7:30pm
Location: Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston
Learn about communications careers from professionals in the industry. Come to all or part of this program. Round table discussions with professionals. Tables change every 20 minutes. This is your chance to network with representatives from communications firms and learn about “a day in the life”. Dress is business casual (no jeans/sneakers). Find out what it's like to work for public relations and advertising agencies; print, TV, and radio journalism; marketing and event management; corporate communications; web and Internet publishing; and more. Participating employers include Clear Channel, Digital Influence Group, Mullen, Pearson Education, Walden Media, WHDH, and many more.
Come to all or part of this program. Round table discussions with professionals. Tables change every 20 minutes. This is your chance to network with representatives from communications firms and learn about “a day in the life”. Dress is business casual (no jeans/sneakers)

Note: This is an educational networking event, not a job fair, but feel free to bring copies of your resume and dress to impress if you choose.
Sponsored by the College Career Centers of Boston (CCCOB): Boston College, Boston University, Emmanuel, Northeastern, Simmons, and Suffolk.

 

Trip to The Studio: The 3 women owners will share fashion tips & talk about themselves as business entrepreneurs
Date: October 22
Time: TBA (around 6:30pm)
RSVP: space it limited Please RSVP to georgette.arato@simmons.edu  by October 15
Mary Shapiro’s Public Speaking class will be going to The Studio, a small clothing store on Harvard St. in Brookline. The 3 women owners will share fashion tips on how to dress to convey authority and credibility, and how to “stretch” your wardrobe in these economic times. The women will also talk about themselves as business entrepreneurs. You can read the HBS case about The Studio as background. The owners would answer questions, and update the case to talk about the impact of the economy on small businesses.


Your Money or Your Life...
Flexible Career Strategies for a Changing Market
Date: Monday, October 26, 2009
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, 111 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02199
Cost:$40 for WAVE members; $55 for non-members
To register: Visit www.women-wave.org to register or call 877-928-3606.
Think you have your life/career all figured out? If not, you are invited to WAVE's evening of
Networking and Learning. Join us for a Keynote Presentation by Denise Palmieri
of The Pinnacle Group. Denise is Director of Client Relations with The Pinnacle Group, an executive search firm that serves the private equity, investment banking, real estate and hedge fund markets. She previously was an attorney who founded a boutique firm
in Washington, D.C.

 

Careers in Arts & Culture: The Boston Museum Group
Date: Tuesday, October 27
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Kotzen Conference Room (L001 & L002), Lefavour Hall 
The Boston Museum Group is a consortium of top museums in Boston (Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Children’s Museum). The consortium is especially interested in telling students about Spring and Summer internship opportunities  in a variety of areas, including administration, development, curatorial and others, at their respective museums. They are interested in meeting and talking with liberal arts majors, management majors, and any other interested students. The event will consist of two-parts: forst a moderated career panel followed by information tables where students can meet and talk with representatives from the museums.

 

Boston World Partnerships: Join 300 rising stars of Boston’s business community to start building relationships that will benefit you for years to come.
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 5:30 – 8pm
Location: Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 022115
For more information & to RSVP www.clicktools.com/dashboard/survey/response.jsp 
INFORM and CONNECT. That is the Boston World Partnerships mantra. On October 28th, we will be hosting a select group of MBA candidates from 10 of Boston’s leading business schools. The evening’s program offers insights from battle-tested business leaders, as well as valuable networking time with peers and with our Connectors, a hand-picked group of passionate, proactive business people. This event is free and is by invitation only. You must be completing your MBA no later than the Spring of 2010.

 

Public lectures by Rhonda L. Seegal
Vice President and Treasurer, Xerox Corporation
Date: Thursday, October 29
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Simmons College, Main Campus Building, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center
A Simmons graduate chronicles her career journey from majoring in Communications and Spanish to landing corporate finance roles in Fortune 500 Corporations: Perkin-Elmer, General Electric, Avaya, and now Xerox.

 

Managing in Stormy Financial Seas
Date: Thursday, October 29
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: School of Management Building, Room M501
A VP and Corporate Treasurer of a Fortune 500 company discusses the challenges of navigating through turbulent financial markets and a credit crunch. Reception to follow.

 


The ProductCamp Boston
Date: Saturday, November 07
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (PT)
Location: Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, 1 Memorial Dr, Cambridge
RSVP: http://productcampboston.eventbrite.com
ProductCamp is a collaborative, user-organized unconference, focused on Product Marketing and Management topics. ProductCamp Boston is a synergy of Product Management and Marketing professionals who come together to learn, share, and network with their peers. ProductCamp has no attendees, only participants. Everyone is expected to actively participate in leading a session, round table discussion, speaking on the topic at hand, or volunteering.  This is a free event.

 

CONFERENCES & CAREER FAIRS
           
MSCPA Fall Accounting Career Fair www.MSCPAonline.org/MSCPAcareerfairF09
October 21, Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, 2nd Floor Ballroom                        
NAWMBA www.mbawomen.org/site/Calendar/2084584999?view=Detail&id=100981
October 29-31, in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA ***early bird registration ends October 1

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        
                                   
WITI’s (Women in Technology International) Virtual Social Media Summit www.witi.com
November 2-6, On the Web! It is a virtual conference

2009 Net Impact North America Conference www.netimpact.org
November 13-15, in Philadelphia, PA

COF Green Networking & Careers Fair
November 19, 1- 4pm, at the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, Simmons College

CFN Boston Career Forum http://www.careerforum.net/event/?lang=E
(For Japanese-English bilingual jobseekers)
November 20-22, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, MA

 

TALENT ACQUISITION EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The Career Services Office (CSO) is pleased to introduce our new Talent Acquisition Executive-In-Residence (TAEIR) program. This innovative program will provide an opportunity for SOM students to benefit from the TAEIR’s expertise in sourcing, evaluating and hiring candidates in today’s competitive marketplace. Our goal is to leverage this “inside knowledge” to help our students stand out as top candidates for the career opportunity they aspire to secure.

We are proud to introduce Lauri Rich as our first-ever Talent Acquisition Executive-In-Residence. Lauri has extensive Human Resources experience, with over 20 years in the field. Beginning in September, Lauri will be available approximately 15 hours per month. To schedule an appointment, please contact Lauri directly at lauri.rich@verizon.net

 

JOB POSTINGS

Recent Posting -
~ Internship - MBA PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM  @ SAP
~ Business Simulation Design Associate @ Insight Experience  
~ Internship - SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION  @ Sustainserv
~ Internship - SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES IN BOSTON @ Sustainserv
~ Fellowship - Administrative Fellowship Program  @ Dana Farber Cancer Institute
~ Business Development Manager @ More Than Words

Visit Career Connect for all the latest internship and job posts.  
As a reminder, please keep your Career Connect profile up to date. If you forgot your username and password, please contact georgette.arato@simmons.edu. Please do not re-register yourself as past information about you will be lost.

 

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Managing Your Career as a Business
Employment experts have some advice for the many Americans either looking for work or fearing they soon will be: Consider yourself an entrepreneur — of your own working life.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/15/business/smallbusiness/15edge.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

How a Good Candidate Clears the H.R. Hurdle
IT’S an employer’s market right now, and that means employers can be fussy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/jobs/11search.html?_r=1&ref=jobs

 

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Library Updates

Research Paper Clinics:

Wednesdays at 2pm in L-225 Every Wednesday in L-225, the Library and Writing Center provide individual assistance with any stage of the research or writing process. These drop-in research clinics, have both a Writing Center tutor and a Reference Librarian available to help students find books, articles, and high-quality websites on their topic; search electronic databases; evaluate the quality of their information sources; organize paragraphs; convey ideas clearly; use APA, MLA, or other documentation styles; avoid plagiarism.No appointment necessary - students can drop by with a few quick questions, or stay longer for more extensive help.

Research Appointments:

Need help with research for a project or assignment? Get in touch with Linda Schuller, Management Librarian.  Call or email her for times to meet in person, via email or chat.

Research Guides:

The College Librarians have prepared research guides to help you find information on many topics. We especially recommend the following guides: Company Information, Industry Information, Entrepreneurship, Demographics and Statistics, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Tours of the Library:

Still having trouble finding your way around the Library? Want to know where to find quiet places to study, the latest magazines, or the business books collection? Contact Linda for a 20 minute tour.

Library Hours:
# Beatley Library & Information Commons:
September 1st - December 9th

   * Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-11:00pm
   * Friday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
   * Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
   * Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

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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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