October 1st, 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.
Quotes of the Week
Swine Flu Symptoms and Health Center Protocol Reminders
Managerial Accounting Review Session
Registration Information for Spring 2010 Semester
Mark your calendars-Rhonda Seegal, Simmons ’92, VP and Treasurer of Xerox Corp will be on campus Thursday, October 29, 2009
Beth Dunn and Stacy Blake-Beard Published in the Mentoring Institute Conference
Lean Accounting Conference
Next week marks the beginning of week 6 in the MBA program which typically is the signal that the first round of exams, papers and other deliverables will start to come due in the first two weeks of October. It is a time when you really need to have your academic life in order prepping for classes, allowing time to prep for exams, writing drafts of papers, etc. You will find the pace of the fall semester about to pick up and having good time management strategies is often very helpful!
“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." -- H. Jackson Brown
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.“-- William Penn
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."
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
-Headache, body aches, or chills
-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.
Will be out sometime between October 15 and 20. Registration for MBAs will be in November.
From Communications/Spanish BA to Corporate Treasurer
3:30 – 4:30 P.M
School of Management Building, Room M501
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
5:00 – 6:00 P.M.
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).
Presidential Management Fellows Program
The PMF Program attracts to Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. The PMF Program, administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is the Federal Government’s cornerstone succession planning program to help agencies meet their critical need for leadership continuity.
Since 1977, the PMF Program has helped Federal agencies meet their workforce and succession planning needs by attracting outstanding master’s, law, and doctoral-level students to Federal service. Executive Order 13318, modernized the Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program, in keeping with the emphasis on the strategic management of the Federal Government's human capital. With this Executive Order, the name was changed to the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program to better reflect its high standards, rigor, and prestige. Students can use this two-year fellowship as a stepping stone to highly visible and respected leadership positions in the Federal Government.
This rigorous two-year paid fellowship includes:
For more information visit: https://www.pmf.opm.gov/HProgramOverview.aspx
Message for New Students from MBA Admissions and Marketing
The SOM Marketing and Admission team is hoping to capture your impressions of the marketing and admission processes at the School of Management. We invite you to complete the confidential new student survey and to attend one of the new student focus groups to be held on Tuesday, October 6th from 11:15 – 12:15pm in m-222 and 5:00-6:00 p.m. in m-223.
Survey Information: As a thank you for completing the 5-minute survey by Friday October 2nd, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. PLEASE NOTE: This is a confidential survey. To enter the drawing please print out the "thank you" page, write your name on the paper and drop it in the box located in the 2nd floor kitchen. Please use the following link to complete the survey: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB229KDDE4GB8
Focus Group Information: Two focus groups will be held on October 6th one in M-222 from 11:15 – 12:15pm and one in M-223 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.. Pizza will be served at both sessions. Please RSVP to either session by emailing Nicole Herrick at (email@example.com) by noon on Monday, October 5th.
Your feedback is important to us. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Academic Year Travel Courses for MBA Students
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.
Travel costs all inclusive (airfare, visa, ground transportation, meals, double shared lodging, excursions) are $3,200. Tuition costs are additional.
Spring 2010 Travel Course Information
Spring 2010, MBA Travel Courses to India (January) and UAE (March)! Contact Prof. Vipin Gupta at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and registration form.
Beth Dunn and Stacy Blake-Beard both had papers accepted to the University of New Mexico's Mentoring Institute Conference. They will be presenting our work in Albuquerque, NM in November. Beth's paper is entitled "Congruence and complementarity: The role of deep- and surface-level salient identities in forming effective developmental networks" and Stacy's paper is "A Qualitative Study of the Mentoring Experiences of Female Indian MBA Students."
Susan Murphy attended the Lean Accounting Conference in Orlando from Sept 21-23 with Susan after being granted a scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants. They had a great time!
CGO Speaker Series
Topic: Workplace Flexibility in Its Interpersonal Context
In order to deal with the prevalent work-nonwork conflict and its negative consequences, more and more organizations offer their employees formal and informal workplace flexibility, the ability to determine when, where, and for how long they work.
The 2009/10 Speakers Series is sponsored by
Partners’ Connected Health Symposium
Each fall Partners HealthCare, the integrated healthcare delivery system founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, holds the Connected Health Symposium. This is a meeting focused on information technology innovations in support of patient self-management, personal maintenance of health and wellness, and aging with independence.
With over 1,000 attendees at last year’s event, the Symposium is the largest meeting of its kind in the world, dedicated to helping health care move beyond the hospital and clinic and into the day-to-day lives of consumers and patients, aided by computers, cell phones, the Internet, sensors, personal service robots. In 2009 the Symposium celebrates its 6th Anniversary and takes place at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on October 21st and 22nd -- a beautiful time of year, of course, to be in the city. The Symposium features world-class speakers and unparalleled opportunities to share knowledge, network and build community. You can learn more about the event (and the Center) by visiting www.connected-health.org.
In the future, there will be a need for many more people trained at the graduate and undergraduate levels to think creatively about all aspects of healthcare and information technology. This is an opportunity for students pondering career options to listen, learn, connect and consider building their careers in this important and needed area of healthcare.
In keeping with Partners’ role as a nonprofit institution with an educational mission, we invite students to attend the Symposium at a cost o$ 195, which is $700 off of the full registration price.
To students: We ask you to register in advance at www.connected-health.org and fax your valid student ID immediately afterwards to Partners’ Margaret Spinale at 617-228-4603. You will need to present your student ID on the day of the Symposium. Student registration is open now. To obtain the discount, go to the website, register as attendee type “Student” and continue the registration process until completion. You may contact Margaret Spinale at 617-643-3905 or email@example.com with any questions.
Symposium 2009 is structured to make ideas enjoyable and networking easy. You will have full access to all Symposium educational sessions, to the exhibition area and to the sponsored workshops. During meals, refreshment breaks and the evening reception, you will have an opportunity to interact with an extraordinary group of employers, thinkers and entrepreneurs.
Save the Date for the 2009 Net Impact Conference!
November 13 - 14 in Ithaca, NY at The Johnson School at Cornell University
LINKED TO NAWMBA? EXPAND YOUR NETWORK & JOIN NAWMBA ON LinkedIn
Marketing Club Meeting
Women as Entrepreneurs, Women as Leaders
babson Entrepreneurship forum
BUILDING YOUR ONLINE BRAND: LinkedIn
Public lectures by Rhonda L. Seegal
Managing in Stormy Financial Seas
CONFERENCES & CAREER FAIRS
MSCPA Fall Accounting Career Fair www.MSCPAonline.org/MSCPAcareerfairF09
National Society of Hispanic MBA www.nshmba.org/conferencesites.asp
2009 Net Impact North America Conference www.netimpact.org
COF Green Networking & Careers Fair
CFN Boston Career Forum http://www.careerforum.net/event/?lang=E
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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