October 29, 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.
Reminder about Class Norms
The India Travel Course is Back On... If We Can Get the Enrollments!
New SOM Student Club
Thanksgiving Invitation from Jane Mooney
Spring Schedule Will Released on Friday
Dean's Roundtable Events: Put This on Your December Calendar!
Still Looking for MBA Volunteers to Help out at the UG Networking Dinner!
Kija Kim Event Reminder: November 10th!
SOM Alum Denise Coll, President of Starwoods Hotel, is Visiting the SOM!
Wine and Cheese Event
Student Research Fund—Funding Opportunity for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
MBA Office Updates
Note From Mary D.
Mary D’s Sports Analogies for those that like them
“Champions aren't made in gyms. They are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”-- Muhammad Ali
“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success."-- Brian Adams
Please remember that coming in and out of class, coming late on a regular basis for no really good reason is very disruptive to your classmates and your faculty. Please try and wait for the breaks to get coffee or answer your emails, and as much as possible, do not schedule outside commitments so tightly that you need to leave class to make them on time. Our goal is to have everyone be fully engaged with what is going on in class, and it is the time of year where norms tend to start to slip. Thanks!
· We will reopen the course with November 7, 2009 as the deadline for registration and full payment of travel costs. For MBA students it is GSM 547 Sustainable Business in Emerging Global Markets
· Due to the increased flight costs, we have to increase the travel component to $3500. This cost will cover the airfare increases per student as well as all onground accommodations, meals and transportation.
· We will offer an early return option for any MBA student needing to return early for the Entrepreneurship course on January 16. The cost remains the same, as we will have additional surcharges to fly you out of Bombay and back to Boston on January 14.
· Dates will remain January 2-18th for all students with an early return option for MBA students of January 14th.
· We have gotten approval for an extension for travel scholarship applications until Friday, October 30 at 4pm. The scholarship committee meets on Monday morning, so this is the latest possible date for an application. They should be submitted to the Study Abroad Office. This extension only applies to the India trip.
· We will need some combination of at least 12 MBA and UG students who have fully paid the travel portion by November 7. If we do not have that number of students and full payment, we will need to cancel the course and all monies paid or deposited will be refunded. Questions should be directed to Mary D or Prof. Gupta.
SOM International Club
You already belong to the SOM international community...give your voice and celebrate the multicultural environment @ our school!
Questions? Contact us @ email@example.com
Watch out for details on our first event, a Pot Luck, coming soon!
If you would like to order business cards please email Katlyn with the following information:
Phone number (Pick one)
Simmons email address (We MUST use your Simmons address)
Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 6th. The cost for business cards will be around $20.
For an example of what the business cards will look like, follow this link:
For many years, Prof. Jane Mooney has invited MBA students to her home for Thanksgiving. Traditionally, there is always a group that head out to Wellesley to join her, her daughter Eva and many of their friends. They always come back saying how great the food is and what a nice day they had!! So, if you have no plans and want to join her, please let her know by November 13! RSVP to email@example.com
We expect the spring schedule to be released on Friday. Registration is November 16.
1. Evening Students: Monday, 11/30, 5-6pm, M223
2. Day Students: Tuesday, 12/1, 11:30am-12:30pm, M223
3. Graduating Students: Thursday, 12/3: 12-1pm, M223
November 17, 5:30-8:30pm. We need current MBA students to help us at the dinner and work with the UG students on role plays and networking tips. RSVP to Paula in the program office, firstname.lastname@example.org . Dinner is included!
I would encourage you all to attend the Kija Kim event at 4pm on November 10 in M222. She is the woman that two SOM faculty, Lynda Moore and Bonnie Betters-Reed, published a case about last year. Kija was very involved in Hurricane Katrina efforts, and has had a remarkable career story involving leadership and social responsibility. RSVP’s to Katlyn in the Program Office, email@example.com. Reception will follow!
One of our SOM alums, Denise Coll, President of Starwood Hotels North America (company that owns many hotel brands including Westin, W, Sheraton etc.) is coming to campus next week. Her bio is below. She is speaking in M223, 2:30pm-4:00pm this coming Monday, 11/2, as part of Fiona's Strategy II class.
Any student (MBA or UG) is welcome to come, but you must arrive no later than 2:25pm and stay for the entirety of Denise’s talk until 4:00pm!
Denise Coll is President of the North America Division for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. In this role, Ms. Coll oversees the operation, sales, and marketing for 450 hotels and resorts in the U.S., Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas, French Polynesia and British West Indies. She reports to Matt Ouimet, President, Hotel Group.
Wednesday, November 4th at 3:30pm in the 2nd Floor Living Room! All MBA Students are welcome!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 13, 2009 by 4:30 p.m.
The Simmons College Student Research Fund supports student-initiated scholarly research and creative endeavors. Students may apply for grants of up to $1,000 to support their independent research projects in all academic disciplines. These grants are competitive and awards will be made based on the quality of the proposed work. Students must work under the guidance of a faculty advisor. It is expected that 8-10 grants may be awarded during each year.
Selection Criteria: Grants will be awarded based on the significance and feasibility of the research and its relevance to the student's academic experience. Students are expected to develop this proposal with the guidance of their research advisor.
The Student Research Funds guidelines and application materials may be found at: http://my.simmons.edu/services/gsp/student-funds.shtml.
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
Great News: Ranking Top 20 in Aspen Institute's Beyond
Grey Pinstripes ranking -
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.
The Registration synopsis and letter will be out next week!
**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”
Eileen Friars Leader in Residence
Virtual Corporate Presentations
INFO SESSION FOR The Partnership FEllows and Associates Programs
Get Digital II: Search Engine Optimization
Looking Beyond the Horizon: Managing in Times of Change
CONFERENCES & CAREER FAIRS
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 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.
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Recent Internship, fellowship & Rotational Program Postings -
Visit Career Connect for all the latest internship and job posts.
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
In a Rut? Try Tapping Into Your Creative Side
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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