October 22, 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.
Special Note from Mary D.
Student Research Money Available
Registration Information for Spring 2010
Schedule Reminders for the week of October 26th
Apply for the Entrepreneurship Program!
Eileen Friars Leader in Residence
MBA Office Updates
Note From Mary D.
Mary D’s Sports Analogies for those that like them
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to
do better. ~ Pat Riley
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. ~ Thomas A. Edison
The ranking methodology is rigorous. As the Business and Society Program notes, “While many MBA rankings exist, only one looks beyond reputation and test scores to measure something much more important: how well schools are preparing their students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business.” In formulating their rankings, the program reviews curricula, course syllabi, and faculty publications. This year, 149 business schools from 24 countries competed to ranked in the top 100.
“In these challenging economic times, the general public, not just scholars, are questioning whether the established models of business are broken,” said Rich Leimsider, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education. “Beyond Grey Pinstripes schools are thoughtfully pursuing new approaches. They are preparing students who take a more holistic view of business success, one that measures financial results as well as social and environmental impacts.”
In this ranking, we are in great company. Among the top 15 schools are: U. of
Michigan (Ross), Yale School of
Management, Stanford Graduate School
of Business, Notre Dame (Mendoza), UC Berkeley (Haas), NYU (Stern), and
Columbia Business School, U. of Virginia (Darden), Cornell (Johnson), GWU
School of Business. I am also pleased that we were ranked significantly ahead
of local competitors – Babson is #26, BU is #56, Bentley is #67, and Boston
College (Carroll) is #73. Our #15 gives us a great competitive edge in
recruiting MBA students! Given the relevance of these issues to undergraduate
students, we will leverage this ranking to increase visibility for the entire
school, not just the MBA.
Our UG students are in their capstone course and many of them have wonderful ideas that they are testing in focus groups and surveys. If you see a request from them and fit their demographic profile, it would be great if you could help them out! Please see below:
Honey Healers senior seminar group needs graduate school of management students to take part in a focus group for primary research on our product. We are creating a business plan for a Manuka honey bandage for children and need mothers between the ages of 21 and 50 with at least one child, male or female, between the ages of 1 and 14, to take part in a focus group about this product. The focus group will take a maximum of one hour, date TBA and pizza and refreshments will be provided. If you fit this demographic, and are interested in being in our focus group, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Thanks again! Honey Healers group
(Samantha, Stephanie, Allie, Ashley and Zala)
ATTENTION SOM STUDENTS!!
If you are interested in being a part of
our interviews and/or focus groups, please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your
President Drinan has funded a Simmons Student Research Fund. Deadline is Friday, November 13, 4:30pm. For more information, go to http://my.simmons.edu/services/gsp/student-funds.shtml.
The Registration synopsis and letter will be out next week!
Thursday, October 29, Rhonda Seegal, VP and Treasurer, Xerox. Career Path Story: 3:30 and Managing in Stormy Financial Seas, 5pm, 5th floor, SOM
**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.email@example.com 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.
of the top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the United States”
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 Paula at
Course Offerings for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2010
NIGHT COURSE OFFERINGS IN SPRING 2010
and SUMMER 2010
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
Spring: Negotiations (compressed), Tech and Ops, Leading Org. Change, Managerial Accounting, Finance, Econ
Summer: No day courses
NIGHT COURSE OFFERINGS IN FALL 2010
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!
Eileen Friars Leader in Residence
Date: Wednesday, October 28
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge,
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
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.
Extreme Entrepreneurship: Doing Really Good Stuff in a Really Bad Situation
Date: Tuesday, October 27
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Televideo Room, Arthur
Register for this free event, visit CWL Conversation with Shainoor Khoja
Shainoor Khoja is a social entrepreneur and director of corporate
relations for Roshan, the leading GSM cellular service provider in
Date: Wednesday, October 28
For more information please contact email@example.com for copy of invitation
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
Public lectures by
Rhonda L. Seegal
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
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.
CONFERENCES & CAREER FAIRS
October 29-31, in Disneyland,
National Society of Hispanic MBA www.nshmba.org/conferencesites.asp
October 8-10, at the
Boston’s NAACP Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair www.psijobfair.com
October 20, 10am-3pm, at the
WITI’s (Women in Technology International) Virtual
November 2-6, On the Web! It is a virtual conference
2009 Net Impact
November 13-15, in
COF Green Networking & Careers Fair
November 19, 1- 4pm, at the
(For Japanese-English bilingual jobseekers)
TALENT ACQUISITION EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
The Career Services Office (CSO) is pleased to introduce the 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. Lauri will be available approximately 15 hours per month. To schedule an appointment, please contact Lauri directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent JOB Postings -
~ Sr. Director, Community Relations @ Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
~ Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist @ Smith&Nephew
~ Director Of Annual Fund, Membership @ Earthwatch Institute
~ Project Leader -
~ Measures Analyst @ The
~ Controller @ The Center for Women & Enterprise
~ Senior Vice President for Global Outreach @ First Book
Recent Internship, fellowship & Rotational Program Postings -
~ Internship –
~ Internship - Corporate Affairs @ MassPRO
~ Rotational Program – MBA Professional Program @ SAP
~ Internship - Sustainability Education & Communication @ Sustainserv
~ Internship - Sustainable Business in
~ Fellowship - Administrative Fellowship Program @ Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Visit Career Connect for all the latest internship and job posts.
a reminder, please keep your Career Connect profile up
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
Giving a Stalled Job Search a Jump-Start
For many out-of-work professionals, finding a job in today's market requires far more effort than it did in the past—and a lot more stamina.
Behavioral Interviewing Strategies for Job-Seekers
Because increasing numbers of employers are using behavior-based methods to screen job candidates, understanding how to excel in this interview environment is becoming a crucial job-hunting skill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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